O'Fallon Weekly October 17, 2018

Runners take part in 13th annual John Wilt Foundation Run Page 4 Lebanon Library proposes bond for improving new location Conceptual artwork for the proposed Lebanon Library (Submitted Photo) By Angela Simmons Weekly Reporter LEBANON - The City of Lebanon Public Property Committee voted to move forward a request from the Lebanon Public Library to place a referendum on the April ballot for money that would help to revamp the new library building and possibly see the city take ownership of it. They also discussed possible plans to include other local municipalities in a future district. Members of the library board presented pamphlets to the board sharing the hopes for the future of the new library building, including expanded offerings, having conference rooms for studying and research, having com- munity rooms for community organizations, etc., to use, a dedicated children’s area and more. See “Lebanon” on page 6 In This Edition Calendar................................................. 2 News................................................... 3-6 Law & Order........................................... 7 Business.................................................. 8 Education................................................ 9 Health & Wellness.............................. 10-11 Sports............................................... 12-13 Milestones......................................... 14-15 Vanage Point..........................................16 Lifestyle..................................................17 Fun & Games..........................................18 Marketplace...........................................19 Bon Appétit........................................... 20 Wednesday October 17, 2018 Vol. 4, No. 26 $1.00 Celebrating all things bacon VFW Post 805 held the third annual BaconFest on Saturday, October 13, on West First Street in downtown O’Fallon. The free event featured local vendors featuring their own items and food - of which at least one item on their menu featuring bacon. All of the proceeds from BaconFest goes to local veterans requiring assistance around the O’Fallon area.For more photos from BaconFest, check out our gallery at OFallonWeekly.com. (O'Fallon Weekly Photo by Nick Miller) O'Fallon City Council welcomes new officer, gives early approval to Italian restaurant By Martha Stoffel Weekly Reporter O’FALLON - The newest O’Fallon police officer was presented to the City Council on Monday evening. Cody Johnston was sworn in prior to the meeting and will begin training next week. City Council approved the addition of three new police officers for this fiscal year, Johnston is the second hire since that approval. A zoning ordinance for a deve- lopment known as Primo’s Italian Garage at 729 West Highway 50, Suite F was approved on first reading. The proposed business would be for a takeout and delivery Italian restaurant with alcohol sales, no dine-in option. At last week’s Community De- velopment Committee meeting, questions were asked from commi- ttee members regarding the type of alcohol being delivered and precau- tions the company would take to not deliver to minors. The applicant, Ryan O’Day, explained the business would be selling bottles of wine only. The business would need the last The newest member of the O'Fallon Police Department was introduced to the City Council on Monday evening. Cody Johnson was sworn in prior to the start of the meeting and will begin training next week. Pictured from left: Po- lice Commissioner Gene McCoskey, Police Commissioner Scott Battoe, Chief Eric Van Hook, Johnson, and Mayor Herb Roach. (O'Fallon Weekly Photo by Martha Stoffel) four digits of the customer’s driver’s license number to place the order and require payment prior to delivery, per state regulations. O’Day also ex- plained his drivers would be trained on assessment of the domicile once they arrived for delivery. Council also approved a resolution for an alternative parking plan for 1234 Central Park Drive, previous location of the Gander Mountain. The owner of the building is planning See “City Council” on page 6