By Stephanie Malench
The Maryville Village Board met on December 15 with three public hearings to begin the meeting and three searing ins to end the meeting. The public hearings were all water service and pre-annexation agreements for three different addresses: 2356 Keebler Road, Collinsville owned by Frederick and Eileen Fucinari; 119 Hillcrest Drive, Glen Carbon, owned by Ronald and Linda Griffin; and 19 Chaparrral Lane, Glen Carbon owned by Brick Street Renovations. There were no questions or comments at the hearings so the annexations all passed in the first segment of the regular meeting.
The tax levy for May 1, 2021- April 30, 2022 was approved for $560,700. The board subsequently approved an ordinance abating the 2021 Principal and interest payments for the series 2009A bonds.
An ordinance was passed allowing Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America to abate all real estate taxes for two parcels in the village totaling approximately 30.28 acres.
An amendment was approved to the ordinance on Class A liquor licenses increasing the number allowed from two to three.
Motor Fuel Tax Funds in the amount of $200,000 were appropriated for mill and overlay on the village’s streets in the Lin-Hy subdivision. A gutter replacement project in the subdivision was awarded to Kinney Contractors for $260,715.60, well under the engineer’s estimate of $304,405.
The medical, and vision, dental and life insurance plans for employees were renewed effective January 1, 2022.
A change order from Elenis Contracting, LLC was approved for reimbursement of wages totaling $362.47 for a village employee that worked on the weekend for the replacement of filter media 2021 project. This allowed for approval of a final payout on the project of $105,466.53.
A motion was approved to purchase two new hanging heaters from Viviano Heating and Cooling for $20,896 for the equipment/bay area at Pleasant Ridge Park.
A bid for demolition and removal of the fire training building (cargo containers) was approved for $7,200 from Hayes Contracting.
Purchase of several new pieces of equipment for the fire department was approved, including: five replacement Motorola Mintor VI Fire Pagers from Leavitt communications for $1,957.50; an Elkhart Brass Ram-XD portable ground monitor from Senitnel Emergency Solutions for $2,673.75; two Streamlight 12 volt portable scene lights from Sentinel Emergency Solutions for $1,290; and two SuperVac Battery Operated Ventilation Fans from Banner Fire Equipment for $7,398. The equipment will be for the new fire truck and to upgrade the other trucks to have the same equipment.
Trustee Wayne White wanted to thank Fire Chief George May for making sure the department has the most up to date equipment.
Two new police officers (Andrew Stoner and Brendan Peterson) and a firefighter/paramedic (Brenden Heaton) were hired on a probationary basis and sworn in towards the end of the meeting.
During Mayor’s comments, Maryor Craig Short announced the winners of the 2021 Holiday Lighting Contest. First place was Brian and Allyson Yates at 1201 Jacquelyn Court, second place was Roger and Nancy Shoup at #1 Hickory Drive, third place was Mark and Michelle Rhoads at 215 South Lange Street, and fourth place went to Craig and Cynthia McQuade at 1033 Andra Drive.
Honorable Mentions went to Gary and Mary Allison at 6153 Keebler Oaks Drive and Steven and Kelly Buehne at 12 Fox Mill Drive.
Barbarotto Lane won the best holiday lighting street and Meadow Lane Drive Cul-De-Sac received the honorable mention.
The next Village Board meeting will be January 5 at 6:30 p.m. in Village Hall.