By Kathy Turner
The Glen Carbon Board of Trustees on April 24 approved new parking restrictions for Country Maples in the Village.
Review of the streets in the subdivision by the fire department identified a potential access issue should vehicles be parked on both sides of the street. As a result, the Village Board approved an ordinance designating no parking on the north side of the street. The ordinance will go into effect as soon as signage can be posted.
In other business the Board approved annexation of a vacant lot on Middlegate Lane per a request of the property owners. Village Administrator Jamie Bowden announced during the meeting that the property owners will also follow through with a similar request for annexation into the library district.
Two new members were appointed to the Community Events Committee. Emily Brown and Andrea Nafziger will join the Committee effective April 25 with a term to end on July 31, 2026.
Residents are reminded that there are still a limited number of garden plots available in the Village Garden. Residents can be a part of the garden by completing forms available on the Village website – www.glencarbonil.gov – or stopping by village hall to pick up the forms.
Residents are also reminded that time is running out to register for the 2023 Homecoming events. Anyone wishing to have a vendor booth must complete a form to register the booth. They are also taking registrations for participation in the parade. The 2023 Homecoming will run Friday and Saturday, June 16 and 17. Saturday events will begin with a Covered Bridge 5K in the morning and continue with a parade at 5 p.m., the usual carnival activities during the evening and concluding with a fireworks display. Registration forms can be found on the website or at Village Hall.
Finally, the Board approved the donation of two items from the police department inventory. A Safe 650 Speed Trailer will be donated to the Maryville Police Department. The Glen Carbon department recently purchased a new speed trailer and has no need for the older model.
In addition, the Board approved the donation of six APX radios and docking station to the Madison County Emergency Management Agency. The Glen Carbon department has not used the radios for some time but kept them as a backup for use in emergencies. Chief Todd Link indicated that new radios for the department means they are no longer needed but they could be beneficial to the County agency.
The next meeting of the Glen Carbon Village Board will be held on May 9 at 7 p.m.