Shiloh, Chamber of Commerce welcomes newly elected officials

By Annabelle Knef

SHILOH – At the Shiloh Village Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, Mayor Jim Vernier swore in new and returning trustees to the board. 

Julia Warchol was sworn in at the May 6 meeting, taking the seat previously held by Colleen Powers, who retired her position. Trustee Kurt Burrelsman was also sworn in for an additional term. Trustee Greg O’Neil was sworn in on May 2, as he was unable to attend the Monday meeting. He attended the meeting electronically. 

The O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce president Sid LeGrand spoke to trustees at the May 6 meeting.

“We are grateful to the elected officials that retired, your job is a tough one. And we are grateful to and welcome the new elected officials on the board, LeGrand said. “This is a great community. We are fortunate to have you a part of the Chamber.”

“We have some great participation from Shiloh,” he said. “Thank you very much for being a part of the Chamber and thank you to Mayor Vernier. If there is anything we as a Chamber can do, feel free to let us know.” 

In other action at the Monday meeting, trustees authorized Mayor Vernier to sign the asset purchase agreement between the Village of Shiloh and Illinois American Water Company. 

Trustees agreed in a majority vote to break the partnership with Buxton Company, the economic development firm that represented the Village for the past year. 

Trustees authorized a $37,840 TIF A fund allocation for the resurfacing of the Three Springs Park tennis court. 

“These courts have not been touched since they were constructed over 13 to 14 years ago,” Village administrator John Marquart said. “It’s long overdue.”

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