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Census Numbers Revealed At Maryville Board Meeting

By Charlie Feldman

Kevin Tepen of C.J. Schlosser & Company, LLC presented Maryville’s audit report for Fiscal Year 2020/21, one of several exciting developments at the Wednesday, August 18 Village Board meeting.

At the end of the fiscal year, the firm reported, the village’s total net position was $26,572,732, up from $25,103,796 at the end of last year.

“Across the board you had a very good year,” Tepen said.

Mayor Craig Short announced that according to raw results from the 2020 census, Maryville’s population has now risen to 8,221. “That is a 9.8 percent increase over our last census,” he said. “Our last number was 7,487, so we’ve increased by about 750 people.”

“The larger our population gets the smaller our percentage of growth is going to be because it will take more to get that percentage up,” he said. “But we are still growing and we are still well above the national average.”

Part-time Maryville firefighter Alexander McClinton was hired to fill one of three open full-time probationary firefighter/paramedic positions in the department and sworn in. His family and co-workers were there to cheer him on.

In other action the board approved:

· a Class F liquor license for Hollywood Hair.

·the supplement with revisions to the Code of Ordinances, which is updated periodically by the American Legal Publishing Corporation.

·two supplemental appropriations of $3,000 of Motor Fuel Tax funds for the period from May 1, 2020 through April 30, 2021 and for May 1, 2021 through April 30, 2022 for storm sewer televising.

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Village Hall.

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