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Holiday Deco, Park Structure, and Water/Sewer Improvements Approved by Maryville Board

By Kathy Turner

The Maryville Board on Wednesday, March 2 approved a bid for $660,179 to Kamadulski Excavating and Grading for the sanitary sewer extension to serve the Illinois 159 and Illinois 162 intersection. Project bids were opened earlier by committee and recommended approval. The project will begin once approval is received from Illinois EPA.

The Board also approved a bid from Layne-Western to clean and camera two water wells in the Village. This is a maintenance requirement. The bid totaled $30,900.

Another expenditure was approved for the purchase of replacement Decorative Pole Lights, called Silhouette Fantasy Tree, for the holiday outdoor decorations. Total cost is $14,683.75 and funds will be used from the hotel/motel tax collected by the Village.

Finally, the board approved $3,500 in professional service fees for Henderson Associates Architects for the design and planning of the Firemen’s Park Bandstand.

In other action, the Board passed a Proclamation declaring March 6 through 12 as Girl Scout Week in the village.

The board also authorized attendance for Matt Hoffmann and Joe Simpson at the Illinois Section American Water Works Association Watercon in Springfield later in March. Total cost with registration, hotels and meals will be $2,300.

The board approved a water service and pre-annexation agreement for the property at 2005 Valley View Lane in Collinsville. They also agreed to a resolution of support for the Great Rivers & Routes Tourism Bureau.

As part of his comments, Mayor Craig Short asked for a motion to appoint Jill Hartsoe to the Park & Recreation Committee. The motion was approved.

The building and zoning department reported a total of six permits were issued in February. Two were for single family repairs or alterations, one for the installation of a pool, one electrical permit, one sign permit and one for a commercial addition.

The Fire Department reported 90 EMS calls in February. They also answered the call for one structure fire in the village and two assists of other departments, one motor vehicle crash, and two alarm calls.

The Police Department reported 496 calls for service in February. They issued 130 citations and responded to ten accidents. Chief Carpenter and Deputy Chief Manley attended the Criminal Justice Summit in Effingham in February. Officer Krausz attended 40 hours of investigator training in mid-February.

The annual Spring Rabies Clinic will be held on Saturday, April 23. Specific times and costs will be announced at the next meeting.

The next meeting of the Board will be held on Wednesday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m.

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