O’FALLON – Drivers along Scott-Troy Road may soon encounter a stoplight at Old Vincennes Trail if the O’Fallon City Council has their way. The council voted 12-0 at their regular meeting on September 8 to authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to express the need for a stoplight at the intersection to St. Clair County officials.
The O’Fallon Township Board of Trustees also recently passed a resolution requesting a stoplight at the intersection. Residents along Old Vincennes Trail and in the Brasewood subdivisions have been requesting a light there for quite some time. St. Clair County is responsible for that portion of road and would have to be the one to install the light.
Both the city council and the township board have cited safety concerns as the need for the stoplight. Traffic can be heavy at peak times of the day making it difficult to cross Scott-Troy Road or make a left turn onto Old Vincennes Trail or Borchers Lane.
In other business…
The council approved the final plat for the Four Points Center, Phase 1, which will be the location of the ice rink and aquatic center at Highway 50 and Scott-Troy Road.
The council approved a resolution to replace the HVAC units at City Hall in an amount of $168,350. According to city officials the current units are old and past the end of their life cycle.
A resolution approving the design of the State Street Water and Sewer Rehabilitation Project also passed. The $61,000 project is to replace old water and sewer lines near the Public Works Compound.
The council also approved the replacement of the Community Park Restroom Facilities near Blazier Field. The current restrooms are old and obsolete and in need of replacement. The resolution stated the project is not to exceed $66,929.
The council approved the purchase of a slope mower in an amount not to exceed $88,840. The city’s current slope mower broke down. They also approved the purchase of a boring machine, including a a trade, in the amount of $45,135. The current boring machine is in need of replacement.
Peel Wood Fired Pizza was granted a special event permit for its planned Oktoberfest to be held on September 19 in downtown O’Fallon. Food, drinks, and entertainment will be available for guests.