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Rands appointed to Glen Carbon Board

By Kathy Turner

GLEN CARBON — The Glen Carbon Village Board on Tuesday, Feb. 27 approved Mayor Marcus’ recommendation to appoint David Rands to fill the vacancy on the Board. Rands began his duties after receiving the oath of office and will remain in the role until April 30, 2025. 

Rands and his wife Linda have resided in the Village since 2017. Rands is an attorney and has had various positions, including serving with the States Attorney’s office in Madison County.

Earlier in the meeting the Board heard from Madison County Treasurer Chris Slusser who gave a report on County funding. Slusser reported that the County has been able to operate in the black for several years, primarily because of careful oversight of investments of County funds. He also spoke of the $51 million presented to the County in the form of ARPA funds. These funds were distributed by the federal government after the 2020 pandemic to assist state, county and local governments in meeting infrastructure needs. Slusser reported that all the funds received by the county were distributed to local governments to help with project needs. Glen Carbon received ARPA funds from the county to construct a new water system for the Village.

The Board approved an ordinance that will expand the Glen Carbon Historical and Museum Commission membership.  Previously set at seven members, the new ordinance will expand the commission to nine members.

The appointment of a new trustee required Mayor Marcus to reassign Committee appointments. The changed committee appointments are as follows: (note – first name is Chair) Building and Development Committee is Nekisha Omotola, Ben Maliszewski and David Rands; Finance and Administration Committee is Ben Maliszewski, Victor Smith and David Rands; Public Safety Committee is Mark Foley, Walt Harris and Nekisha Omotola; and Public Services Committee is Victor Smith, Mark Foley and Walt Harris.

Finally, the Board approved a one-year agreement with Constellation Telecom for POTS Line Management.  POTS stands for plan old telephone service. The Village currently has 27 lines that require operation and management. The new contract represents a 20% savings from the previous contract.

The next meeting of the Board will be held on Tuesday, March 12 at 7 p.m.

The Glen Carbon Village Board on Wednesday, Feb. 27 approved the appointment of Mayor Marcus’ nominee for Village Trustee.  David Rands, LEFT, will fill the vacancy on the board with a term to run through April 30, 2025.  Rands took the oath of office administered by Clerk Kathleen Scaturro.  (Photo by Kathy Turner) 

 

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