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By Kathy Turner
The Maryville Village Board on Wednesday approved the hiring of Marshal Brooks as a probationary police officer in the Village.
Marshal graduated from SWIC with his required training. He then worked for a year and a half as an officer for SWIC. He will join the force effective immediately.
The board also approved new equipment for the Police Department to be paid by the Illinois Secretary of State Grant announced earlier this month. The department will purchase two 2023 Ford Police Interceptor Utility Vehicles from Morrow Brothers Ford (the state authorized dealer) in the amount of $50,970. Production delays mean that the vehicles will not be available until Spring of 2023.
In addition, the board approved the purchase of two replacement Lidar Speed Detection Units for the department from Stalker Radar/Applied Concepts. The radar detectors come at a cost of $1,978 each and will also be paid for utilizing grant funds.
In other business, the board approved a water service and pre-annexation agreement for the property located at 5609 Woodland Drive, Collinsville.
Trustees approved an amendment to the Village Code for Liquor Licenses, expanding the allowable number of Class A licenses from four to five. A revision to the village codes governing video gaming licenses was also approved. The wording revision is simply to allow a business owner to maintain the license if they change addresses or expand their business.
Village hours for Trick or Treating will be from dusk to 9 p.m. Oct. 31 only. There will also be trick or treating for children at the elementary school sponsored by the Police Department from 6 to 8 p.m. that evening.
The next meeting of the board will be held Nov. 2.