By Kathy Turner
The Maryville Board of Trustees on Dec. 7 approved an ordinance that will allow for the rezoning of property located at 2119 South Center Street in the Village.
The ordinance changes the single-family residential designation to planned development business. It also allowed for a variance on the property waiving the two-acre requirement.
In additional action, the Board approved a resolution accepting the preliminary development plan for a Scooter’s Coffee at the location. The Board will await final plans for the business for approval before construction can proceed.
In other business, Mayor Craig Short presented a yard sign to Dr. Craig McKee, representing the business property located at 4956 Autumn Oaks Drive. The business was recognized with the 2022 Business Landscaping of the Year award. Dr. McKee told the board that the landscaping is a joint effort between his wife and staff to assure it’s a welcoming sign for the business which also includes the office of Dr. Jeffrey Naylor.
Brush and limb pickup will see an increase in charges beginning Jan. 1. The Board approved an increase to $25 per pickup. Residents must also provide a one-week minimum notice and prepayment to assure pickup of their brush and limbs.
The Board authorized the Mayor to sign a letter of intent with Madison County Transit. The letter identifies the start of a project to replace the Schoolhouse Trail Bridge at Pleasant Ridge Road. The project is not anticipated to have any cost to the village.
The Board also approved the addition of one probationary volunteer firefighter, Kendall Tune. The appointment will begin immediately.
Staff reports were presented to the Board. The building and zoning department awarded 12 permits in the month of November.
The Maryville Police Department answered 401 calls for service, issued 241 citations, and responded to eight accidents. Chief Robert Carpenter also reported that Officer Frank Leffler will serve as the School Resource Officer at Maryville Grade School. The assignment will begin when students return to school after the holiday break.
Chief George May reported that the Fire Department answered 109 EMS calls and had a total of 129 responses in November. He also reported that fiscal year total responses were 1,479, the highest in the department’s history.
Village residents were reminded that anyone wishing to appear on the ballot in April as a candidate for one of the three open Village Board trustee positions should turn in petitions the week of Dec. 12. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday of that week. Interested candidates may also submit their petition on Dec. 19 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Maryville Village Hall and all village offices will be closed on Dec. 23 and Dec. 26 for the Christmas Holiday. The next meeting of the board will be held Dec. 21 at 6:30 p.m.