O’FALLON – The bulk of the O’Fallon Township Board of Trustees meeting was spent discussing the recent After Prom event and how it went off with few issues and was a success.
Trustee Jeff Bevirt reported that over 500 OTHS students attended the After Prom event, held at St. Clair Bowl. Bevirt reported the township received over $3,000 in donations from local businesses, the city of O’Fallon, and village of Shiloh.
Bevirt finished his report by stating that he is ending this After Prom season with about the same amount of funds as he ended last season with. It cost approximately $12,000 to put on this year’s After Prom.
In other business…
Supervisor Gary Ahle announced that the state of Illinois Department of Revenue has contacted the township and said that due to an error on the state’s part, the township received an overpayment of corporate personal property replacement taxes. The Department of Revenue has asked the township to repay the overpayment totaling $1,376.48. The Township Road and Bridge has been told to repay $4,339.13.
The trustees approved the healthcare plan for township employees. The old health plan was not compliant under the Affordable Care Act and experienced a significant price increase. Because the new plan is compliant, the township will see a reduction in costs.
The trustees voted to give the morning Rotary Van driver a 50 cent per hour raise. This is the first raise he has received in a number of years. The city of O’Fallon pays for the afternoon driver and they agreed to give their driver a raise as well.
The township will hold its annual budget hearing on Wednesday, June 1, at 6:45 p.m. Trustees were given a copy of the 2016-17 proposed budget to review prior to the meeting. Trustee Doug Scott stated he wanted to see an increase in the budget for the Senior Committee. Ahle said the board can look things over and see what can be done prior to the budget hearing.
The Township Youth Committee will hold their annual Fishing Derby at the O’Fallon Sportsman’s Club on Saturday, June 4, from 8:30 a.m. until 11 a.m.