by Kathy Turner
MARYVILLE — The Maryville Village Board, on Wednesday, Nov. 15, approved the hiring of a full-time probationary police officer. Alexander Reish will still undergo hiring background checks but, upon completion, will begin with the department at the earliest date possible. He will be sworn in at the next meeting of the board.
The Village Clerk announced that the estimated 2023 tax levy for the village will be $2,706,995. This number could change based on actuarial numbers from the police and fire pension boards. The levy estimate must, by statute, be announced in preparation of official passage by the December 12 deadline.
The Board also approved the purchase of a 2023 Ford Explorer Utility AWD vehicle from Morrow Brothers Ford, Inc. Cost of the vehicle is $43,980 and will be used by the Building and Zoning Department.
Final payments were approved for two projects wrapping up in the Village. The first is for Kinney Contractors. They were responsible for the Lin-Hy Curb and Gutter Replacement Project. The second was for Kamadulski Excavating and Grading for the final work on the water treatment plant bank stabilization project.
A revised reservation application and fee schedule was approved by the Board for the Park and pavilions. The revisions were completed with board and committee input on November 9.
In closing action, Mayor Craig Short announced official appointments to the Parks & Recreation Committee. Approved by the Board were appointments for Cheryl Becker, Kathy Hall and Mary Larner.
Maryville will be the site for the 2023 Maryville Village Winter Festival on Friday, Nov. 24. The event will be held at the fireman’s park and will feature Santa’s arrival by fire truck at 5:30 p.m. There will be food, drinks and vendors with gift items for sale along with the visit from Santa.
The next meeting of the Board will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m.