O'Fallon Weekly June 20, 2018

Demolition still planned for Southview, but contamination a concern Page 5 Lebanon City Council Committees address stop sign installation, garage use requests Wednesday June 20, 2018 Vol. 4, No. 9 $1.00 Mayor Roach gives state of the city address By Annabelle Knef Weekly Reporter Jessica Zurliene, on behalf of the Friends of the Lebanon Fire Department, inquired with the City Council about the possibility of the department using the city garage located at 312 West St. Louis Street to store two trucks in January when the fire fighters hold their annual trivia night. (O'Fallon Weekly Photo by Nick Miller) By Nick Miller Weekly Editor LEBANON - The city’s Streets and Alley Committee heard tes- timony from a resident requesting either a speed bump or a three way stop to be installed on Clover Drive during their meeting Monday evening. Chuck DeLorme said that traffic coming to and from Mc- Kendree University can travel quickly down Clover Drive and is a hazard to residents and small children playing outside. He requested the council consider either installing a speed bump or a three way stop at the intersection of Clover and Hoerner, which See "Lebanon Committees" on page 6 Water Leak Detecting Gas Lines l Back Flow Testing l O'Fallon Mayor Herb Roach presents about the state of the city at the June Chamber of Commerce luncheon. See "State of the City" on page 7 (O'Fallon Weekly Photo by Nick Miller) O'Fallon council approves Misty Valley plan By Nick Miller Weekly Editor O’FALLON - Residents of the Misty Valley Subdivision will soon see work begin on the first phase of what could be solution to their drainage problems fo- llowing action at Monday evening’s City Council meeting. The council voted to approve a resoluti- on authorizing Mayor Herb Roach to exe- cute an agreement with DMS Contracting Inc. in the amount of $51,052 to install a storm sewer system to collect sump pump and surface water runoff at 838 Misty Valley. Once the system is constructed, the city will monitor the area to determine if this fix resolved the issue and consider funding additional phases of the project. Because the project was not funded in the Fiscal Year 2019 budget, the funding will come from Prop S reserves. Alderman Jerry Albrecht voted against the measure. “I think it is very bad public policy to spend tax money to fix a problem, that while it may have been caused by a con- tractor 25 years ago and has the potential Water Heaters l Faucets Garbage Disposals O'FALLON - O’Fallon Mayor Herb Roach said during a recent luncheon hosted by the O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce that the city’s rapid growth is due in large part because of joint efforts with the city's expanding business com- munity.  “It’s based on you and the efforts that your cohorts have done that has allowed this community to grow and continue to grow,” Roach said at the June 13 event at the Knights of Columbus.  Roach said that the City of O’Fallon was ranked the 30th best city in America for education and health and the 103rd best small cities and one of the fasted growing within the St. Louis region. Roach also acknowledged the recent opening of St. l l Toilets Sump Pumps Video Camera Inspection Tankless Water Heaters l Drain Cleaning High-Velocity Water Jetting $50 OFF ANY SERVICE Save Time and Money 618-624-1700 With a minimum of $200 purchase. Coupon must be presented at time of service. Cannot be used with any other offer. This coupon does not expire. (OFW) 5903 Old Collinsville Road, Fairview Heights, IL 62208 See "O'Fallon Council" on page 7