By Kathy Turner
Maryville Mayor Craig Short presented the oath of office to the new Chief of Police Tony Manley on Wednesday at the meeting of the Village Board.
Manley is no stranger to the village. He has been a member of the force for 18 years, most recently serving as Deputy Chief. The appointment comes on the heels of Manley returning from an intense training program at the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s training facility in Quantico which was offered to him with tuition waived.
Also taking the oath of office was Tyler Daniels, a new full-time probationary firefighter and paramedic for the Village. Tyler, too, has been with the department prior to this appointment after completing paramedic training to secure the position.
Both Manley and Daniels were sworn in before family members and a large group of co-workers. Each will begin their new roles immediately.
In other business, the Village Board approved two amendments to ordinances that will impact the cost of water tap-on work and sewer permits in the Village. Effective immediately, tap on fees for a 2” water service will increase from $3400 to $4200. Application fees for sewer permits will increase from $3000 to $4000. Both increases reflect the rising costs of parts and labor to the Village.
A resolution was passed allowing for the demolition of the structure located at 2117 South Center Street in the village. The structure was deemed unsafe and uninhabitable by the courts. Demolition of the structure will begin immediately.
In addition to the two permanent hires, the Board approved the hiring of Derek Chancy and John Miller. Both will serve as part-time paramedics for the fire department.
The Board approved the purchase of two Epson printers for the fire department at a cost of $1,599 and the repair of a mowing attachment for the water department.
The mayor announced that the 2023 Fireman’s Homecoming will be held on Friday and Saturday, July 7 and 8. There will be a parade both evenings. The Friday parade will begin at 7 p.m. and Saturday will be at 6 p.m.
The next regular meeting of the Board will be held on Wednesday, July 5 at 6:30 p.m.