O'Fallon Weekly October 24, 2018

City reviews results of citizen survey at town hall meeting Page 4 Revised food truck ordinance approved at committee meeting By Martha Stoffel Vol. 4, No. 27 $1.00 April voters will shape District 90's future growth By Martha Stoffel Weekly Reporter O'FALLON - The Community Development Committee approved to send to council a new ordinance detailing licensing and basic regulations for food trucks. Regulations for food trucks does not currently exist in the city of O’Fallon. The growing popularity of food trucks and the lack of an ordinance prompted the discussi- ons that started last month. The ordinance would put into place the regulations for the conditions of the food truck, set fees and penalties, and the requirement for all mobi- le food vendors to receive approval of a Special Event Permit from the city. Additionally, the ordinance states the driver must have a valid driver’s license, vendor posse- See “Food Trucks” on page 5 In This Edition Calendar................................................. 2 News................................................... 3-5 Law & Order........................................... 6 Business.................................................. 7 Education..............................................8-9 Health & Wellness.............................. 10-11 Sports............................................... 12-13 Milestones..............................................14 Vantage Point.........................................15 Lifestyle..................................................16 Fun & Games..........................................17 Marketplace...................................... 18-19 Bon Appétit........................................... 20 Water Leak Detecting Gas Lines Wednesday October 24, 2018 l Back Flow Testing l Voters in O’Fallon District 90 will decide April 2nd on the district’s pur- chase of land for a future elementary school site. During their October meeting, the District 90 school board approved a non-binding resolution to appear on the ballot during the consolidated election in April for the issuing of $2,260,000 in school bonds for the acquisition of a site for school buil- ding purposes. The district has a contingency offer to acquire 81 acres of land located at 734 Milburn School Road. The parcel is currently bordered by Skyline Chu- rch and the residential development Augusta Green on the west and a 56- acre farmland parcel and the OTHS Milburn campus on the east. During the 2016-2017 school year, the board reviewed school boundary lines and received data from the City of O’Fallon regarding current and future residential development. A majority of the residential growth has been in the northwest corner of the city, an area currently without an ele- mentary school. Feedback from the community during the boundary lines discussions requested the board and administration develop a long-term plan to accommodate future growth. District 90’s enrollment figures were presented at the meeting, with growth from 3,490 students in 2014 The property District 90 is interested in is due west of the Milburn Campus. (Submitted Photo) to 3,717 in 2018. Based on residential development projects, enrollment is expected to continue to grow. The cu- rrent facilities are not at capacity, but Superintendent Carrie Hruby men- tioned the timeline for planning and constructing a new school takes many years. “We’re probably talking about a 10-year project into the future,” said Hruby. Building an elementary school can take 5-6 years, with the needed voter approval, bond sales, ar- chitectural and engineering processes and construction. “Without land, you have to back up even further.” As the district continues to grow, they can only adjust boundaries so much before getting to a point where they can no longer offer tuition pre- school (a revenue generator for the district), transportation costs become Water Heaters l Faucets Garbage Disposals Weekly Reporter 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 “District 90” on page 5