O’FALLON – Township Supervisor Gary Ahle announced at the monthly meeting of the board of trustees that early voting will begin at the township building on Monday, February 29.
Ahle reported that they received word the materials for the early voting will be set up on February 26 in the township building. During the period of time that voting is taking place, there can be no events scheduled in the hall for security reasons.
All residents of St. Clair County, not just O’Fallon Township, can participate in early voting at the township building beginning on Monday, February 29. Early voting runs through Monday, March 14.
Polls will be open over the following hours on specified days:
February 29 – March 4: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 5: 9 a.m. to Noon
Sunday, March 6: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
March 7 – March 11: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 12: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, March 13: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday, March 14: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The last day to register to vote in the March 15 primary election is February 16.
In other business…
- Trustee Doug Scott reported that the Senior Committee was thrilled to hear that the Youth Committee would be paying for the monthly Senior Dinner for February. Without this contribution, the February dinner would have had to have been cancelled. Scott said the dinner will be held on February 18 at the township building.
- The trustees unanimously approved the appointment of Abigail Weidner to the O’Fallon Township Youth Committee.
- The After Prom Committee reported that letters have been prepared to be sent to local businesses requesting donations for the After Prom event. Those letters should be going out soon.
- The township received a check for $99.85 from Savers for the items remaining following the January Rummage Sale.
- Highway Commissioner Mark Downs reported that there have been no updates on the john boat that was stolen following the late December flooding. A township resident used the boat to transport stranded residents across flood waters. After the waters receded the boat was stolen and has been missing ever since. Downs said they are still asking for information and that no questions will be asked if the boat happens to reappear.
- Downs also reported on a project to install guardrail along Simmons Road. The township put up just over 400 feet of rail, taking care of most of the dangerous area along the creek, Downs reported. Resident Ken Dial thanked the township for their attention and efforts on this project.
- Township Clerk Dave Witter reported that the website traffic fell under 500 hits for January, with 97 percent of the traffic coming from the United States. He said hits from Brazil and the Philippines have slowed considerably. “The out of country ones have really fallen off,” Witter said. “O’Fallon still leads the way with 29 percent of the traffic, Belleville at ten percent, St. Louis at nine, Collinsville at seven, and Chicago at six.”
- Witter also presented a letter from the Township Officials of Illinois requesting details about the salaries and benefits of all of the township officials. He said the group is compiling a report that, once completed, will be available to be shared. Ahle said the request is nothing new and they receive it every year.
- The O’Fallon Township Board of Trustees meetingwill be Wednesday, March 2, at 7 p.m.