O'Fallon Weekly September 5, 2018

Trestle Trail bike trail dedicated in ribbon cutting ceremony Page 3 Wednesday September 5, 2018 Vol. 4, No. 20 $1.00 Questions surround Shiloh exploring sale of sewer system proposed city investment policy By Nick Miller Weekly Editor By Martha Stoffel Weekly Reporter O’FALLON – Discussion surrounding the proposal for an updated City Investment Policy continued at Tuesday evening’s O’Fallon City Council meeting from last week’s Finance and Administration Committee meeting. Public comment at last week’s meeting was not allowed due to time constraints. Resident Charlie Pitts addressed the council about an email he sent to them following the committee meeting with some questions he had regarding the policy, and he urged council members to send the po- licy back to committee. Alderman Matthew Gilreath made a motion to send the policy back to committee to allow for residents to provide their feedback and ask questions that the city council meeting does not allow. There were questions from council members regarding See “City Council” on page 6 In This Edition Calendar................................................. 2 News................................................... 3-7 Law & Order........................................... 8 Business.................................................. 9 Health & Wellness.............................. 10-11 Sports............................................... 12-14 Milestones..............................................15 Vanage Point..........................................16 Lifestyle..................................................17 Fun & Games..........................................18 Marketplace...........................................19 Water Leak Detecting Gas Lines l Back Flow Testing l Caseyville Township serves all of the Dierberg’s area. The system we’re proposing to sell has the least amount of customers out of all of the sys- tems,” Vernier said. Vernier indicated a few times that the village has had interest expressed in the system and they are consi- dering unloading it so they could l l For the O’Fallon Weekly O’FALLON – The O’Fallon Parks and Recreation Department is proud to announce a partnership with HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Fou- ndation and the O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce to hold the O’Fallon Festival of Trees Celebration at the new O’Fallon Station in downtown O’Fallon this November. “The purpose of building O’Fallon Station is to provide a space where the community can come together and support local busine- sses,” said Mayor Herb Roach. “I’m proud that the first event will be a collaborative effort between O’Fallon Parks and Recreation, HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Foundation and the O’Fallon-Shiloh Cham- ber of Commerce.” The Festival of Trees will feature exclusive holiday trees and wreaths that have been ornately designed by local decorators within the community. The decorated trees will then be sponsored by local businesses with proceeds to benefit the HSHS St. Eliza- beth’s Foundation. “We are so pleased to be able to be part of this new effort to build community in O’Fallon,” said Patti Fischer, President and CEO of HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. “HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital is committed to the health and wellness of the commu- nities we serve in O’Fallon. The support that is received from Festival of Trees will allow us to continue to improve healthcare for every member of the community.” The Festival of Trees will kick-off with a reception that will provide attendees and sponsors with a premier first look inside of O’Fallon Station as well as the opportunity to be the first to view the collection of beautifully decorated trees and wreaths. This See “Festival of Trees” on page 6 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) See “Shiloh” on page 6 Festival of Trees coming to the new O’Fallon Station Water Heaters l Faucets Garbage Disposals SHILOH - Following their return from executive session at their regular monthly meeting, the Shiloh Village Board unanimously approved a measure calling for the village to but out notice that they are accepting proposals to sell their sewer system. Mayor Jim Vernier said the system the village is looking to divest itself from is the smallest in town. “We have a small system with 1,200 customers. Its just the old part of Shiloh here. We’ve had some interest in it and it’s not like we’d be selling the entire community. The southern half is served by Belleville, St. Clair Township serves a big half. 5903 Old Collinsville Road, Fairview Heights, IL 62208