Township Highway Dept. to assist with Seven Hills Road sidewalk project

Township Office

Township Office

O’FALLON – Township trustees received a report on various road projects during their regular monthly meeting.

Highway Commissioner Mark Downs informed the board that he recently met with City Engineer Jeff Taylor regarding work to complete the sidewalk on Seven Hills Road. Downs said he informed the city that there is some money in the township highway department’s budget and they were able to help with the portion of sidewalk within the township. Downs did say the city will have to rebuild a retaining wall before the section of sidewalk can be completed and that he asked the city to bill the township as the work goes on.

“That’ll be a big improvement for Seven Hills Road once that all gets going,” Downs said.

Trustee Doug Scott asked Downs what the current status of the traffic signal at Old Vincennes Trail and Scott-Troy Road is. Downs said its his understanding that the city has hired a consultant to do another traffic study and that the results are not yet known. Downs also said he has heard the St. Clair County Highway Department has not prioritized the project.

“I reported before that the mayor had met with me and said that he was going to work with the County Board Chairman and that he wanted to split it in thirds. But I don’t know that anything has happened and I haven’t heard any more from the mayor and he hasn’t sent anyone else to see me,” Downs said.

In other business…

• Township Supervisor Gary Ahle reported that American Legion Post 137 presented a Certificate of Appreciation to the township for its continued support of the Boys and Girls State program.

• Trustees approved a hall rental request by Aimee Moreland, recruitment and retention coordinator of Home Instead Senior Care, for a caregiver meeting on September 22.