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Maryville Fire Department Hires First Female Full-Time Firefighter

MARYVILLE — The Maryville Board on Wednesday, Feb. 7 welcomed the Village’s first full-time female firefighter/EMT.

Sydni Stevens, of Edwardsville, was sworn in at the regular meeting of the Board. Sydni will begin her duties in March upon completion of her EMT training.  

In other business, the Board adopted two ordinances and approved two resolutions. The Supplement to the Code of Ordinances was approved and submitted as a formal legal record of the Village code. In addition, the Board adopted the official procedures for Electronic Meeting Attendance for the Village. This outlines the authority to attend meetings electronically under the Open Meetings Act and the guidelines for the Village. 

A resolution in the support of the Collinsville Community Unit School District #10 Zero Tax Rate Change Proposition was approved by the Board. The proposal will be voted on by the district residents this Spring. 

The Board also approved a resolution in support of the Great Rivers and Routes Tourism Bureau. Maryville as a Village is part of the tourism and visitors’ programs of the GRRTB.  

The Board authorized Village officials to submit an application for a PEP grant through Madison County which provides funding for projects that enhance parks. The request for 2024 will be for a poured-in-place surface for the Kiwanis Exercise area in Drost Park.

The Board approved the purchase of two vehicles at the meeting. The first is a Dodge Ram 4500 Truck and Bucket for the Street Department at a cost of $62,900. It was announced at the last meeting that the bucket system on the old vehicle had broken and it was not feasible to make repairs.

They also approved the purchase of a 2024 Super Duty F250 truck for the water and sewer department. The truck comes at a cost of $52,516 and will be purchased from Weber Commercial Truck Center.

Finally, the board approved the purchase of 24 LED Angel Light Displays from Mosca Design. These will be used for future holiday displays at a cost of $14,476.99.

The Village’s Building and Zoning department issued 14 permits in January. This included 3 for new construction, 6 for additions and/or remodeling, 3 new signs, one deck and one electrical system.

The Fire Department answered 138 calls for service in January. This included 101 EMS calls.

The Police Department responded to 659 calls for service in January. Officers issued 158 citations in the month and responded to 15 accidents.

The next meeting of Maryville Village Board will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m.

The Village of Maryville welcomed their first full-time female firefighter/EMT last week as Sydni Stevens was sworn into the role at the regular meeting of the Village Board on Feb. 7. Stevens (left) will join the squad in March upon completion of her EMT training. She is pictured here with Chief Doug Dankenbring. Sydni is a graduate of Edwardsville High School. (Photo by Kathy Turner)

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