O’Fallon City Council approves FY2018 budget

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Mayor Gary L. Graham and the City Council have issued a Proclamation declaring April 3, 2017 as Amelia Carriel Junior High Boys Basketball Team Day in O’Fallon. The Proclamation is in honor of the outstanding athletes on the 2017 Carriel Junior High Boys Basketball Team. The 2017 Carriel Junior High Boys Basketball Team finished the season with an overall season record of 27-0 and finished 13-0 in Tri-County Conference play. The team finished third in the O’Fallon Tournament and first in the Illinois State Championship Tournament. (Submitted Photo)

O’FALLON – The City Council approved the budget for Fiscal Year 2018 at their regular meeting Monday evening.

The budget, which begins May 1, 2017, and covers through April 30, 2018, is worth $81,266, 735. The budget is approximately 20 percent larger compared to the previous year, due in large part to the Destination O’Fallon capital projects.

New public works projects noted in the budget for the next year include the Green Mount Road expansion, Second Street rehabilitation, Ashland extension (phase 1), Milburn School Road (phase 3), Highway 50 resurfacing, Presidential streets stormwater improvements (phase 2), and Regency Park reconstruction.

Alderman Robert Kueker was the lone vote against the budget. He stated he felt he didn’t have enough information related to spending at the Sports Park to be comfortable voting for the budget.

The full budget is available to be viewed on the city’s website.

In other news…

The City Council voted to approve a contract with Musco Sports Lighting, LLC to install six LED soccer field lights. The agreement total is not to exceed $1,059,000. Aldermen Robert Kueker, Herb Roach, and Ned Drolet voted against the agreement.

Mayor Gary L. Graham and the City Council issued a Proclamation declaring the week of March 6, 2017 as O’Fallon Panthers Ice Hockey Club Week in O’Fallon. The O’Fallon Panthers Ice Hockey Club Varsity Team completed their season with a record of 15-6, and an 6-1 record in the playoffs.

Mayor Gary L. Graham and the City Council have issued a Proclamation declaring April 28, 2017 as Arbor Day in the City of O’Fallon, and urge all citizens to celebrate Arbor Day by supporting local efforts to protect O’Fallon’s trees and woodlands. O’Fallon residents are invited to celebrate Arbor Day with the O’Fallon Garden Club on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 12 – 2 p.m. at Rock Springs Park (1428 E. 3rd Street). Two Arbor Day trees will be planted at 1 p.m.

The Council approved an ordinance designating 501 North Cherry Street as a local historic landmark.