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Stormwater appointments approved

By Randy Pierce

Jason Palmero of Glen Carbon has been appointed to a two-year term on the Madison County Stormwater Commission, replacing Clint Jones who recently died. 

Jason Palmero

Representing District 26, which takes in Glen Carbon and the west end of Edwardsville, Palmero is currently in his first four-year term as a county board member.

That appointment to the stormwater commission was approved, at the May meeting of the county board, unanimously along with three others, also for two years each: Mick Madison of Bethalto and Robert Pollard of East Alton, along with John Janek of Granite City, replacing Larry Trucano who also died.

Both Madison and Pollard have been serving on the commission previously. All of the aforementioned current commissioners are county board members.

Formally referred to as the county’s stormwater management commission, this group has been working on a stormwater management plan for the past several years. While much of its functions concern stormwater matters toward the west end and northwest parts of the county, including that which involves Canteen Creek/Cahokia Creek, nearer to Collinsville, the territory under review can additionally include such small waterways like North Fork Mill Creek southeast of Troy, Mill Creek to the south of Troy and what is called the Wendell Branch to the east. 

This commission’s members are recommended by the county board chairman and approved by the full board. Bobby Ross of St. Jacob, Ryan Kneedler of Collinsville, Terry Eaker of Bethalto, Nick Petrillo of Granite City and Frank Dickerson of Worden are also members. 

Officials say the purpose of this effort is to relieve flooding and the damage it can create along with improving the quality of the water in the applicable areas. The stormwater commission’s calendar for 2023 calls for it to meet on the final Monday of every other month at 1 p.m. with the next session set for July 31.  Additional information is available by calling 618-296-4468. 


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