O’Fallon City Council holds final meeting of 2018

Mayor Roach and Alderman Bob Kueker presented the O’Fallon Masonic Lodge #576 with a proclamation in celebration of the lodge’s 150th anniversary of their founding in O’Fallon in 1868. (O’Fallon Weekly Photo by Martha Stoffel)

By Martha Stoffel

O’FALLON – The O’Fallon city council approved an agreement with Haier Plumbing & Heating, Inc for the State Street water and sewer rehabilitation project in the amount of $956,762.00. Five bids were received by the city, with Haier being the qualifying low bidder of the project. The project will install new water and sewer mains along State Street from Obernuefemann Road to the Public Works facility. 

A zoning ordinance amendment for the Insight Office Park development, formally known as 1570 North Green Mount Road Office Park was approved on first reading Monday night. The development is located just east of Harley Davidson and south of Denny’s and Sonic. The office park will included six buildings of approximately 54,000 square feet. 

An intergovernmental camera agreement between the City of O’Fallon and the O’Fallon School District #90 was also approved. The district recently added security cameras to their buildings as part of a school surveillance system. The district will purchase a monitor for installation in the communications dispatch room at the O’Fallon Police Department. The district will maintain the server for the cameras. The agreement also establishes protocol for releasing surveillance footage to the police department. 

Public Safety Director, Police Chief Eric Van Hook and Mayor Roach presented the new O’Fallon Fire Chief, Bradley White, to council and attendees Monday night. White has served on the O’Fallon Fire Department since 2006 and was one of 28 applicants for the position. He recently retired from the Department of Defense and has been named Firefighter of the Year three times. (O’Fallon Weekly Photo by Martha Stoffel)

In other news:

• Council approved the reappointment of Scott Battoe to the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for three years.

• CityFest co-chairs Bob Kueker and Dan Witt presented checks to the public safety, public works and parks directors. The checks were the last payment for their services during the CityFest activities, but also included a donation from the committee based on extra funds following the event. 

• Council approved an annexation agreement for approximately 6.22 acres located at 10566 Rieder Road. 

• There will be no further council or committee meetings until Monday, January 7th.