By Kathy Turner
The Glen Carbon Board of Trustees on Tuesday, Jan. 24 approved temporary traffic and signage plans for the Orchard Town Center Development.
A tentative opening date has been set for Feb. 9 for the new Chick-fil-A restaurant. Because work at the Route 159 intersection will not be complete prior to that date, the village and the restaurant will work together to identify a route to the new facility using the entrance off Governor’s Parkway and routing customers through the new development.
In other business, the Board approved an ordinance adopting a new Fiscal Policies and Procedures Manual. This document was reviewed by the Board at the previous meeting. One change that impacts the general public will be an adjustment of the Village Hall office hours to align with other offices in the village. Beginning Feb. 27 Village Hall hours of operation will be 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Stacy Jose, Building and Zoning Administrator of the Village submitted her letter of resignation effective Jan. 27. Ms. Jose has been with the Village for about four years in that role. She is resigning to accept another position elsewhere. The Board will begin the process of hiring a new employee for the role.
The remaining actions of the Board at the meeting focused on the Police Department. The Board approved the purchase of a new speed trailer for the department at a cost of $16,119 The previous trailer has been out of operation for some time and they have faced issues in obtaining the parts needed to make repairs. The funds will be those collected from DUI charges and seized monies.
The Board also approved the purchase of three new portable radios from Motorola Radio for a cost of $15,832. This will allow for portable radio service for all active-duty police officers in the department.
In one of the last actions of the meeting, the Board approved an updated Intergovernmental Agreement for Dispatch Services. This agreement provides dispatch services for the Villages of Glen Carbon and Maryville as well as the Troy Fire Protection District.
The program has been in place since 2015 and runs for ten years. This new document simply updates the fees charged based on usage. The fees are determined by the expenditures for the service prorated based on percentage of usage by each of the participating services.
The next meeting of the Village Board is scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 14.