Street repair work set to commence in Shiloh

Progress Staff WriterJuly 11, 2014 

Village of Shiloh Hall is located at One Park Drive in Shiloh.

FOR THE PROGRESS

Street repair work on eight of the Village of Shiloh’s “worst shape” roadways will begin soon, according to one of the opposed approvals at the Monday, July 7, village Regular Board meeting by village trustees.

As discussed in the last Committee at Large meeting, Monday, June 23, the board authorized staff to move forward on obtaining bids for a list of roads compiled by John Marquart and Mayor Jim Vernier, with the input of Village Engineer Norm Etling and trustees.

“There is $375,000 in the budget to carry out this work, so we will definitely be able to put the streets on the list and possibly others that may arise in due time,” Marquart offered.

Trustee Bob Weilmuenster cast the only vote in opposition of the Streets and Sanitary Sewers committee item. At the last committee meeting in late June—and again this week prior to final vote—Weilmuenster inquired to Etling what the village’s rating system entailed to determine the list.

Although, Etling was able to reply stating a point scale system is in place to ascertain the most to least needed streets to resurface, he did state it’s not being utilized currently.

“I’d like to see how they rate the streets first and put ones that need it most first,” Weilmuenster said. “I’m all for road work, but I’ve been receiving calls from residents asking why certain ones are being worked on and not others.”

The streets listed in order of priority are as follows:

•Country Road •Stonebridge Drive •Cedar Mill Drive •Cedarspring Court •Brookstone Court •Millbrook Glenn •Fox Glenn •Hartfield Lane

"(Fox Glenn and Hartfield Lane), in my opinion could be held if we run out of funds (which is) unlikely, but I think the others need it more," Vernier said.

As a result the board agreed to change the original order to push Millbrook Glenn to spot number six.

The original budget allocation request submitted to the June 23 committee meeting was for $175,000, but the board settled on $150,000 at that point.

However, at this week’s meeting, Trustee Kurt Burrelsman motioned, at the bequest of Vernier and Marquart, to approve authorization of no specific budget allocation to be set at this time and for staff to open the project up for bids.

According to Marquart, when the list of streets in the June 18 memorandum was developed, the village contacted the contractor, Rooters, of Beckmeyer, to find out if the company could honor the unit prices for a previous completed job, but due to the increases in material prices Rooters can not feasibly absorb the change.

“The contractor did, however, provide a (tentative) estimate that the list of streets provided could possibly be resurfaced at current prices for a budget in the range of about $250,000,” Marquart stated in a letter to the board. “But now the board has approved the list of streets to go out for bid and then we will be presented with costs at a later time, so for now the figures presented are not accurate projections.”

All trustees were present except for Dan Weidenbenner, and Mark Kurtz was present by means of conference call. Village Mayor Jim Vernier, Clerk Brenda Kern, Treasurer Bill Boker, Chief of Police Jim Stover, Administrator John Marquart and Etling and Counselor Terry Bruckert were in attendance. No executive session was held.

The board met early at 5:30 p.m. rather than the usual 7 p.m. scheduled time to accommodate a special program being hosted at Shiloh Middle School organized by Cedarhurst Assisted Living and Memory Care facility and Hospice of Southern Illinois to honor local veterans with a viewing of “Honor Flight: The Movie.” The presentation included Shiloh Boy Scouts of America Troop 40’s presentation of colors and veteran recognition to nearly 30 veterans.

In other business:

>With no opposition, under the Planning and Development committee, the rezoning application from the current B-3 Highway Business to a requested R-3 Single Family Zoning was approved. The request adjoins an existing R-3 District. The applicant, Impact Strategies for Cedarhurst at Shiloh facility LLC, Joshua Jennings, is requesting the rezoning for the same use as the adjoining Cedarhurst and 105 and 106 W. Julie St.

Also, a special use application for the same use in the R-3 Zone District which was granted March 10, 2008, for similar work. The Preliminary Plat for 105 W. Julie St. also was approved.

>Under the Administration and Personnel Committee Chairman Bob Weilmuenster motioned the board to authorize staff to issue a solicitor permit to Natalie K. Cortese representing Edward Jones and passed a prevailing wage resolution. Trustee Kurt Burrelsman opposed.

>Finance and Budget Committee Chairwoman Tina Warchol motioned to authorize payment to Programs and Services for Older Persons (PSOP) for $20,000 to help pay for senior programs in Shiloh, which passed unanimously.

>Public Safety Chairwoman Colleen Powers motioned for street light installation requests to be approved for two street lights on Ambridge Drive in Greystone subdivision and four street lights on Welsch Drive in the Villages at Wingate subdivision.

>Approval to pay the bills for the month of July.

The next Committee at Large meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday, July 14, at Village Hall, located at One Park Drive. To view agendas visit www.shilohil.org.

rkirsch@bnd.com

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