At their meeting on October 12 the Steeleville Village Board set the hours for trick or treating. After a brief discussion that mentioned both Sunday and Friday nights, a motion passed to allow trick or treating on Saturday, October 30 from 6-8 p.m. for children 12 and under. In a related issue, a motion passed to make Sunset Drive a one-way street during trick or treating. This was done last year and seemed to work well in an area that has seen some safety problems and traffic issues in previous years.
Representatives from the Steeleville Eagles were at the meeting to present the fire department with a check for $2600. The funds were raised during the poker run that the Eagles held in August.
A motion passed to authorize the advertisement of the sale of property at 201 East Jefferson. The property had been acquired by the city from foreclosure following the demolition of an unsafe building at that address.
The Board approved an ordinance concerning the Illinois Public Works Mutual Aid Agreement. For a yearly cost of $50 the village of Steeleville will have access to equipment and personnel from other members in the event of a major emergency.
The Board approved preliminary plans for the Joe Tanner duplexes, which now includes extending Westwood Drive and adding three more units.
Mayor Mike Armstrong spoke about a meeting with the village';s auditor. While revenue in Steeleville is down, expenses are also down as the department heads have been working hard to cut costs.
No action was taken at this time, but some discussion was held on the state of Steeleville';s sidewalks. Some are in poor condition and in need of repairs.