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Glen Carbon board meeting opens with library presentation

By Kathy Turner
T-T Contributor

The Glen Carbon Village Board Meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 8, opened with a presentation outlining the Glen Carbon Centennial Library’s last fiscal year. 

Director Christine Gerrish told the board that patron cards had increased to 5,308 last year, much due to the impact of a new policy to allow for all school district students to hold a library card. They also saw an increase in the number of overall visitors for a total of 56,352 which included an increase in the number of teenage participants in programming at the library.

Plans for the library in the next year include a new roof and new flooring. The flooring project will require the library to close for installation, currently slated in early November.  

In other business, the Board approved the final site plan for the Club Carwash at Orchard Town Center. Yosef Howley, project manager, told the board that the final plan meets all the requirements identified by the village. The Club Carwash will be constructed just adjacent to the Olive Garden Restaurant already under construction.  

The Board also approved some minor changes to the titles and job descriptions of existing staff members. The first is a change in title for the position of Erika Heil. When Erika was hired her duties were expanded. The title change for the position reflects those changes from Building and Zoning Administrator to Director of Economic Development for the Village.  

The second change was to the duties of Village Administrator Jamie Bowden because of Heil’s duty changes. As she absorbed some of the management roles of Bowden, specifically the oversight of Museum operations, it was necessary to revise Bowden’s duties in village code documents. 

Residents are reminded to register for and plan to attend the Kicks on Route 66 Car Show at the Ray M. Schon Park on Saturday, Sept. 16.

The next meeting of the Board will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 22.


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