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Maryville Board Rejects All Bids For Keebler/162 Round About

By Kathy Turner

The winter storm on Wednesday moved the regular meeting of the Village of Maryville’s Board of Directors to a virtual setting.  Despite the weather challenges, Board members were able to approve several contracts pertaining to the village’s operations for the upcoming year.

The Board approved a service agreement with Element Turf and Landscaping for lawn maintenance of village properties at a cost of $3,100 per mowing session.  The contract will begin April 1.  The Board also approved an amendment to the contract with Juneau Engineering at a cost of $14,000 for engineering services, specifically for easement acquisition and final design documents for the sanitary sewer extension to serve the southwest quadrant of Illinois 159 and Illinois 162.

It was a decision of the Board to reject all bids received for the construction of the Route 162 and Keebler Road Roundabout.  There was no further discussion regarding future bid lettings for the project.

A timely purchase was approved for a SaltDogg V-Box Stainless Steel Spreader from Knapheide Truck Equipment at a cost of $6,253.  The spreader was installed on the day of the meeting and was ready for use for the next round of winter weather expected that evening.

A consulting agreement was agreed upon with Andreas Consulting Services for the Burdick Branch Bank Stabilization project at the water plant at a cost of $1,760.  Services will be the completion of Corps of Engineers and Department of Natural Resources applications for the project.

An application will be submitted for Surface Transportation Program funding with the East-West Gateway Coordinating Council for the Pleasant Ridge Road Phase I reconstruction project.  The project will include upgrades of the pavement, curb, guttering and pathways on Pleasant Ridge Road.

Finally, the Board approved the purchase of a LiberatorMAX Wireless Headset/Radio Transmit System from Setcom Corporation for the new fire engine at a cost of $4,764.19.

As legal matters before the Board, the membership approved four ordinances.  The first three were water service and pre-annexation agreements for the properties located at 3136 Keebler Road, Collinsville, 103 Lou Rosa Drive, Collinsville, and 5866 State Route 162, Glen Carbon.  The fourth ordinance approved was the declaration of a fire department jon boat as surplus property for disposal.

Mayor Short announced that the Village Hall and Public Works Department offices would be closed on Monday, February 21 in observance of President’s Day.  He also recommended, and received approval for, the appointments of three new members to the Park & Recreation Committee.  The new members are Donna Hawkins, Jessica Weissert, and Whitney Zavaglia.  Earlier in the meeting the Board received a letter of resignation from Committee member Jane Baker.  One position remains to be filled on the Committee.

During the Committee reports, the Building and Zoning committee reported that nine permits had been issued during the month of January including three single family construction permits, one single family addition permit, one single family alteration permit, two sign permits, one demolition permit and one commercial repair permit.

Reports from the fire department showed the department had 132 responses during the month of January.  Police Chief Rob Carpenter reported a total of 549 calls for service in January with 159 citations issued and six accident reports.

The next meeting will be February 16 at Village Hall at 6:30 p.m.

1 Comment

  1. Anonymous on February 3, 2022 at 11:52 pm

    No reason for this decision???? It would certainly be helpful. Slow those who like to speed on 162 and allow those exiting Keebler to do it safely. Disappointing.

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