By Kathy Turner
The Maryville Village Board on Wednesday presented awards to several local residents.
Yard of the Month awards for July, August and September were presented to Patrick and Amanda Madigan, Fran Karanovich and Brandy Kary. Good Neighbor Award winners were Russ and Toni Lipe and Jerry Roewe.
All were nominated by local residents for the recognition by the board.
In other business, the Board approved a water service and pre-annexation agreement for 170 Hillcrest Drive in Glen Carbon. They also approved an amendment to the Village’s Code of Ordinances adding and adopting a chapter 121 for regulations on Hotel Establishments in the Village.
Several purchases were approved to benefit Village departments. The street department was authorized to purchase a Toro 21-inch snowblower at a cost of $749.
The Board also voted to rescind an earlier motion to purchase two new 2023 police vehicles. That motion was approved in October. However, the motion was rescinded because the board became aware of two vehicles, 2022 models but new, that were available from Lou Fusz Ford at a cost of $46,000, both a lower cost and a faster delivery date.
Therefore, the board rescinded the earlier motion to purchase and approved a new motion to make the purchase from Lou Fusz with a delivery date of about six weeks. The funds will be provided by the Secretary of State Grant Funds secured earlier this year.
The Board authorized the purchase of in-car cameras, mobile radios, radar units and computers and docking stations for the two new vehicles at a cost of $28,968. These funds will also come from the SOS grant program.
In other business, the board approved the addition of two probationary volunteer firefighters, Brendon Jones and Tate White.
The soccer goals at Droste Park will be upgraded with the approval of 1500 square feet of Easy Play Turf at a cost of $8,393.
Village department heads presented their reports for the month of October. Building and zoning reported that 14 permits were issued in the village during the month. The fire department responded to a total of 155 calls for service including 119 EMS calls and four structure fires both in and out of village limits. The police department answered 543 calls for service, issuing 190 citations and responding to 10 traffic accidents.
Residents and visitors are invited to an e-cycling event 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 12 at the Baptist Church parking lot.
Residents are also encouraged to join in the 2022 Turkey Trot on Nov. 12. The run/walk will kick off at Droste Park Pavilion 1 at 9 a.m. with registration starting early morning at the pavilion.
Residents are reminded that village offices and facilities will be closed Nov. 24 and 25 in observance of Thanksgiving.
The next meeting of the board will be held 6:30 p.m Nov. 16 at Village Hall.