Mark Reynolds was appointed as a trustee to the Westville Village Council on Tuesday night by Mayor Jeff Ellis.

Reynolds, a sergeant at the Public Safety Building, replaces John Barton, who resigned. The council approved the appointment of Reynolds.

Ellis also appointed former Mayor Jeff Slavik as temporary zoning administrator.

In other action, the council:

-- Learned that bids for Motor Fuel Tax street maintenance will be opened at 11 a.m. May 26 at the municipal building.

-- Was informed by Trustee Bill Cottrell that he and Police Chief George Pate have agreed the police department will start notifying property owners of nuisance-ordinance violations. According to Cottrell, the police will first give a 48-hour notice and if the matter is not corrected, a citation will be issued. Complaints can still be made at the village office.

Cottrell also suggested a meeting with the village attorney to discuss what steps can be taken for abandoned properties.

-- Agreed to allow the Westville Recreation League to install central air-conditioning in the concession stand. The league has said the coolers are struggling to keep food items cool in the concession stand due to the heat in the building. The league will pay for the system to be installed and will be responsible for all maintenance for the system. The village will still be responsible for the electricity at the concession stand.

-- Agreed to purchase a magnetic manhole lift for $1,100 from Continental Research Corporation of St. Louis, Missouri.

-- Approved a resolution to allow a name change on an agreement with Spring Valley Property Management to be changed to TSI Property Management.

-- Approved a resolution requested by the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund to bring the village in compliance with accounting regulations.


The Westville Village Council will meet at 7 p.m. June 9 in the Westville Municipal Building.

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