NOTICE OF INVITATION TO BID:
Proposed Landscaping Project at Edwardsville Township Community Park.

Proposed Landscaping Project at Edwardsville Township Community Park 2017 Bid Packet
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RESTORATION OF US NAVY A7 CORSAIR ON DISPLAY AT TOWNSHIP PARK BEGINS

Edwardsville Township Supervisor Frank Miles announced that restoration work on the US Navy A7E Corsair II on display at Edwardsville Township Community Park has begun. On Saturday, June 10, volunteers from the community and the Flight Deck Veterans Group met to begin the restoration work which began with scrubbing the aircraft. Volunteers used power washers and scrub brushes to remove 25 years of dirt and debris off the aircraft.

“The aircraft is in phenomenal shape given the minimal maintenance it has received,” said Flight Deck Veterans Group Local Project Manager Larry Thatcher. “It’s amazing what a good scrub down can do for an aircraft.”

“We are grateful to the community for helping us raise the funds necessary to restore this historic aircraft in the manner it deserves,” said Supervisor Miles.

Restoration work will continue on Saturday, July 1 with volunteers patching and priming the seams and underwings with paint. Additional volunteers are welcome and may contact the Township Office at 618-656-0292 for more information.

In October, Edwardsville Township approved a contract with the Flight Deck Veterans Group, a nationwide nonprofit organization based in Tennessee for the restoration of the historic aircraft on display at Township Park. The Flight Deck Veterans Group restores aircraft as a part of its mission of veterans serving veterans and to pass on the history and legacy of veterans and flight deck operations. The restoration effort will be comprised of both national and local volunteers. Those interested in assisting in the project can contact the Edwardsville Township office at 618-656-0292.

For more information on the airplane restoration project, please visit the project website
http://www.missionpreservation.org.


Edwardsville Township
Road and Bridge District

NOTICE OF SALE

1999 Freightliner FL70 Dump Truck

47,000 miles1999 Freightliner FL70 Dump Truck

Turbo Diesel Cummins engine

Single Axle Hydraulic Pump

Baker Push Frame Snow Plow

Quick Attach

New High Pressure Oil Pump

New Muffler

Sold “as-is” with no warranty.

Minimum Bid:  $17,000.00

Edwardsville Township Road and Bridge District is accepting sealed bids until July 24, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. which can be sent to Edwardsville Township, Attn: International Dump Truck Bids, 300 West Park, Edwardsville, Illinois  62025.  Bids will be opened at 7:00 pm on July 25, 2017 at the regular meeting of the Edwardsville Township Board of Trustees.

Edwardsville Township Road and Bridge reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

For questions or appointment, contact Danny Picarella at 618-288-9331 between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm weekdays.


Edwardsville Township
Road and Bridge District

NOTICE OF SALE

2002 F450 Dump Truck

2002 F450 Dump truck

120,000 miles

7.3 liter diesel

Sold “as-is” with no warranty.

Minimum Bid:  $6,500.00

Edwardsville Township Road and Bridge District is accepting sealed bids until July 24, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. which can be sent to Edwardsville Township, Attn: F450 Bids, 300 West Park, Edwardsville, Illinois  62025.  Bids will be opened at 7:00 pm on July 25, 2017 at the regular meeting of the Edwardsville Township Board of Trustees.

Edwardsville Township Road and Bridge reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

For questions or appointment, contact Danny Picarella at 618-288-9331 between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm weekdays.


IN PHOTOS: RESTORATION PROJECT UNDERWAY

Photos from June 10th volunteer wash and clean out of A7E Corsair at Edwardsville Township Park.


EDWARDSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR AWARDED
TOWNSHIP OFFICIALS OF ILLINOIS SCHOLARSHIP

Edwardsville Township Supervisor announced today that Edwardsville High School Senior Madelyn Foster of Glen Carbon has been awarded the Troy A Kost Scholarship from the Township Officials of Illinois.

Foster, a 2017 graduate of Edwardsville High School, will be attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign this fall and plans to double major in journalism and Spanish with a minor in political science.  In her letters of recommendation, Foster’s teachers spoke of her ability to balance her rigorous academic schedule with an equally demanding extracurricular schedule.

“While we have several seniors from Edwardsville and Glen Carbon apply each year, Madelyn is the first recipient from Edwardsville Township in many years,” said Supervisor Miles.  “We are proud of her achievement.”

Troy Kost, from Astoria, Illinois, was a dedicated public servant, devoted father, and an avid, active leader devoted to the principles of township government.  He served as Highway Commissioner of Astoria Township in Fulton County for 23 years.  He was also the first paid staff member of the Township Officials of Illinois.  Kost spent most of his life working for and promoting township government in several capacities.  In recognition of his many years of public service and dedication to township government, the Troy A Kost Scholarship was created in 1982 by the Township Officials of Illinois Board of Directors.

To be eligible for the scholarship, the student must be a graduating Illinois high school senior with a minimum GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale; must be a U.S. citizen and resident of Illinois and must plan to attend a university/college in Illinois; must have a history of extracurricular activities that demonstrates a willingness to accept leadership responsibilities or commitment to civic responsibility, social consciousness and a willingness to serve the community; must submit a 500-word essay on The Role of Township Government in Today’s Society and in the Future that will include information gained from an interview with a township official; must submit two letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors, local officials or business people; must submit an official high school transcript; and must submit a cover letter and completed application form.

Each year since 1989, the Township Officials of Illinois Scholarship Fund has awarded funds to graduating high school seniors to continue their education at Illinois colleges and universities.  The Township Officials of Illinois will award seven $1,500 scholarships in 2017.


EDWARDSVILLE TOWNSHIP SEEKS INFORMATION ON MISSING AIRPLANE DISPLAY PILOT
Airplane restoration set to begin June 10, 2017

Edwardsville Township is asking for the public’s assistance in gathering information on the whereabouts of the pilot missing from the US Navy A7E Corsair II on display at Edwardsville Township Community Park, located at 6368 Center Grove Road in Edwardsville. The display pilot, affectionately known as “Mabel”, is believed to have been taken from her place in the airplane’s cockpit over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

“It is the hope that through soliciting the community’s assistance, we will be able to recover an artifact of Edwardsville Township history and in doing so preserve the history of the aircraft and its long-term role as a symbol of Edwardsville Township Community Park, ‘Airplane Park’,” said Edwardsville Township Supervisor Frank Miles.

The Edwardsville Police Department is currently reviewing surveillance footage, but urges individuals to contact their anonymous tip line at 618-692-7552 with any information they might have on the whereabouts of Mabel, the display pilot.
The A-7E Corsair II has been on display at Edwardsville Township Community Park since 1991 and was lowered recently for restoration. The restoration will begin on Saturday, June 10 with a thorough cleaning of the aircraft, followed by necessary repairs to the exterior.


EDWARDSVILLE TOWNSHIP ROAD AND BRIDGE DISTRICT ANNOUNCES DATES FOR MOSQUITO SPRAYING

Edwardsville, Illinois – June 1, 2017.  Edwardsville Township Highway Commissioner Danny Picarella announced today that the Edwardsville Township Road and Bridge District will once again be spraying for mosquitoes throughout the summer months. Spraying will begin, weather permitting, on June 5th and continue through the summer on the following dates: June 26, July 17, August 7, August 28, and September 18. The mosquito spraying will begin at 8:30 p.m. and will take place along all roads maintained by the District as well as within Edwardsville Township Community Park, located at 6368 Center Grove Road in Edwardsville.

Highway Commissioner Picarella calls this spraying for mosquitoes, “another service the Road and Bridge District provides to the residents of Edwardsville Township.” Furthermore he states, “The applications are spaced to prevent the development of new mosquito larvae and control the nuisance of an active mosquito population.”

Residents are reminded that while the spraying can help in controlling the mosquito population, individuals should continue to take precautions to protect themselves, such as applying insect repellent and checking their property for pools of stagnant water.

For more information or questions about spraying for mosquitoes, please contact the Edwardsville Township Road and Bridge District at 288-9331.


Updated Park Reservation Process

Edwardsville Township is now accept credit and debit card payments as well as Apple Pay and Android Pay for reservations at Township Park. In addition to these new forms, the Township will continue to accept both cash and check as payment for reservations.

Please note: All payments made by credit, debit, Apple Pay, or Android Pay will incur a $2.00 processing fee. 


AIRPLANE LOWERED FOR RESTORATION

The U.S. Navy A-7E Corsair on display at the Robert C. Stille Edwardsville Township Community Park was lowered from the display pylon by Keller Construction so restoration work can begin.  The aircraft has remained on the pylon since it was originally installed in Township Park by Keller Construction in 1991.
In October, Edwardsville Township approved a contract with the Flight Deck Veterans Group, a nationwide nonprofit organization based in Tennessee for the restoration of the historic aircraft on display at Township Park.  The Flight Deck Veterans Group restores aircraft as a part of its mission of veterans serving veterans and to pass on the history and legacy of veterans and flight deck operations.

The restoration is the culmination of a multi-year project to restore the historic aircraft.  After establishing a Community fund with the Edwardsville Community Foundation, the Township launched MISSON: PRESERVATION, The Campaign to Restore the Plane, a three-tiered approach to raising the funds necessary to restore the aircraft to ‘display ready condition’ as defined by the U.S. Naval Aviation Museum, from whom the aircraft is on loan from.

Below, you can check out the KSDK news story on the lowering and restoration of the A-7E Corsair II at Edwardsville Township Community Park. The story features Township Supervisor, Frank Miles showing off some of the forgotten treasures found inside.

For more information on the airplane and its restoration, please visit http://www.missionpreservation.org


Edwardsville Township Announces the
Senior Services Network Forum

Supervisor Frank Miles announced today the creation of the Edwardsville Township Senior Services Network and the next event the network will host, the Senior Services Network Forum! The Senior Services Network Forum is the next step to bringing together agencies that can assist in this network of services and resources for seniors in our community.

Agencies that provide services to seniors in
Edwardsville and Glen Carbon are invited to attend:

Senior Services Network Forum

The Senior Services Network Forum
Date: April 12, 2017
Time: 2:30pm
No Charge
Main Street Community Center
1003 N Main Street, Edwardsville, IL 62025

Please click here to register for the forum.

The Senior Services Network will serve as a connecting agent between the Township’s senior citizens and available services and resources to meet their unique needs. The Network seeks to improve access to nutritious food, transportation options, health and safety, access to appropriate and affordable housing, as well as the ability of the senior community to be active, productive, and experience social interaction.  By establishing ‘benefit connection centers’, trained staff and volunteers will be able to connect senior citizens and their family members with a variety of available organizations and resources at the local, state, and federal levels. Supervisor Frank Miles stated that, “The vision of the Senior Services Network is to make Edwardsville Township the best place to age with dignity.  We will achieve this by serving as a lead advocate for older adults residing in Edwardsville and Glen carbon, with a specific focus on those who are hard to reach or underrepresented.”

The Senior Services Network is an extension of the Township’s Social Service Safety Net. For more information contact the Edwardsville Township office at 618-656-0292.


Edwardsville Township to Celebrate
Local Government Week

Supervisor Frank Miles announced Edwardsville Township will be celebrating Local Government Week, designated by the State of Illinois as the first full week in March, by hosting an Open House at Edwardsville Township Community Park on March 11 from 11 am to 2 pm and by offering Township Government in Action contests for students in grades K-12.

Edwardsville Township Local Government Week Contest Winners

The winners were selected for the Edwardsville Township Local Government Week. The Township Government in Action Contests included a coloring contest, poster contest, and essay contest. For further information regarding the contests, see below.

The coloring contest winners received a $25 award and the artwork was displayed in the Edwardsville Township Supervisor’s Office. Coloring Contest Winners: Charli Schneider, Rosalind Hovan, Michael Schumer, Ben Keith, and Cecilia Verbais

The poster contest winners received a $50 award from the Edwardsville Township and the poster will be displayed in a local library. The poster contest winners were Mercedes and Maximus Mueller.

The essay contest first place winner received a $75 award and the essay will be published in the Edwardsville Intelligencer. The first, second, and third place recipients are detailed below. For a chance to read the submissions, please click on the link next to the winner’s name.

Essay Contest First Place: Ann Schmidt – Essay Submission 1st place
Essay Contest Second Place: Grant Huebner – Essay Submission 2nd Place
Essay Contest Third Place: Abigail Brown – Essay Submission 3rd Place

Open House at Township Park
March 11 from 11 am to 2 pm
POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER

The Township will host an Open House at Edwardsville Township Community Park located at 6368 Center Grove Road in Edwardsville on March 11 from 11 am to 2 pm.  All residents of Edwardsville Township are invited to enjoy free refreshments of hot dogs and popcorn, see various equipment used by the Road and Bridge District to maintain the Township roads, including dump trucks, back hoes, front loaders, and Bob Cats, and learn about the services provided by Edwardsville Township.  Residents will have the opportunity to meet elected officials and ask questions or share concerns.

Township Government in Action Contests

The Township Government in Action contest gives students the opportunity to enter coloring sheets, posters, essays, and video clips and win cash prizes.  Entries are due March 21 and contest form are available at the Township Office located at 300 W Park Street or by the links below.  Winners will be announced at the March 28, 2017 meeting of the Edwardsville Township Board of Trustees.

The Township Government in Action contests are available to children who attend schools located within the boundaries of District 7 as well as home-schooled students within Edwardsville Township. The Edwardsville Township provides citizens with essential services such as roads, recreation, helping residents in need, and so much more! The contests are broken down by grade levels. Please find below the instructions for each contest. We encourage all participants to let your creativity soar!

Kindergarten-2nd Grade: Coloring Contest
The coloring contest gives students the ability to use their imagination to give a plane, specifically the US Navy A7 Corsair on display at Edwardsville Township Community Park, a fresh coat of paint.  The winner, selected from a raffle drawing of all participants, will  receive $25.00

3rd-5th Grade: Poster Contest
Students in grades 3 to 5 can enter the poster contest which asks students to highlight one of the themes of township government (fun, helpful, green, safe, and active) and connect that theme to a service provided by Edwardsville Township.  Winners will be selected from each theme based on how well the poster connects to the theme, how informative the poster is, and the visual presentation.  Each winning poster will be displayed in the community and one grand prize winner will receive $50.00.

6th-8th Grade: Essay Contest
The essay contest, open to students in grades 6 to 8, gives students the option of writing a research based paper or a short fictional story regarding the US Navy Corsair on display at Township Park.  Judging will be based on content, proper paragraph and sentence structure, spelling, and neatness.  Three essays will be selected for publishing on the Township’s website and one first place winner will receive $75.00 and will be published in the Edwardsville Intelligencer.

9th-12th Grade (High School): Video Contest and Release Form
Finally, the video contest for students in grades 9 to 12 ask students to create a 30-60 second video clip highlighting a service provided by Edwardsville Township.  Videos will be judged based on the incorporation of the themes and services offered by Edwardsville Township, composition (length, technical construction, and audio quality), entertainment value, and accuracy of information.  Three videos will be selected for publishing on the Township’s website and Facebook page and one first place winner will receive $100.00

Here is a fact sheet that includes information on the services provided by the Edwardsville Township. Please use the information in the fact sheet for supplemental information for the above contests.


Edwardsville Township Creates Community Resource Directory

Edwardsville Township has created a Community Resource Directory.  This project is one of many initiatives undertaken by Supervisor Frank Miles since he took office to better link  resources and services to the community.

Development of the Community Resource Directory was an effort of the Social Service Safety Net, created by Edwardsville Township and the Glen Ed Ministerial Alliance.  The Social Services Safety Net mission is to bring together area social service agencies, organizations, and churches that provide services to residents of Edwardsville Community School District 7.  The Community Resource Directory was created to further connect residents to the services and resources that are available for members of the community.

The Community Resource Directory contains the name, services offered and contact information for over 90 agencies that serve residents of Edwardsville Community School District 7.

Download the Community Resource Directory here.


Tell us your story!

The Edwardsville Township recently signed a contract with the Flight Deck Veterans Group to restore the U.S. Navy A-7E Corsair II located at Edwardsville Township Community Park. Now that we are getting ready to complete the restoration project, we need your help!

We need you to tell us your story. What is your connection with our A-7 Corsair? What memories do you have to share of visiting the park and seeing the plane? We want to see any photos you have of our A-7 Corsair and we want to hear all of your stories! Not only do we want to hear memories of our plane, we also want to hear of any connection with A-7 Corsairs that community members may have had in their military service. Do you have any memories of other A-7 Corsairs during your military service? Did you manufacture or repair A-7 Corsairs? Did you assist with flight deck operations? Have you ever flown an A-7 Corsair? We hope to hear many different memories from our community on how everyone is connected to our A-7 Corsair.

Please leave your memories to share with us by clicking here and completing the form, we would love to hear from you. If you have any photos of our A-7 Corsair either at the park or when it was being delivered please share them with us by emailing them to township@edwardsvilletownship.com.


Edwardsville Township Park Bat Houses

Bat HouseIn an effort to reduce mosquito levels, Edwardsville Township will be installing three bat houses in Township Park to encourage bats to remain and naturally control the mosquito population in the area. Bats are an environmentally friendly way in which the Township can additionally control for mosquitoes while continuing the summer spray schedule.

The bat houses will be installed in the park on Tuesday, September 6 and will feature informational signage about bats and their pest control abilities. For more information on the bat house installation in Township park, please call the Edwardsville Township Office at 618-656-0292.

For more information about bat conservation visit the following websites:
Organization for Bat Conservation
National Wildlife Federation

Check out the following news stories about our bat houses!

KSDK – Edwardsville Township fights mosquitoes with bats
KMOX – Edwardsville Looks To Bats To Control Mosquito Population
Advantage News – Bats to battle park pests in Edwardsville
EdGlen Today.com – Edwardsville Township fights mosquitoes with bats


MISSION PRESERVATION: The Campaign to Restore the Plane

Edwardsville Township is excited to partner with a dedicated group of community volunteers and the Edwardsville Community Foundation to complete much-needed restorations to the U.S. Navy A-7E Corsair II aircraft, which has been on display at Edwardsville Township Community Park for more than twenty (20) years. It preserves an important piece of Naval Aviation history in honor of the men and women who serve our country.

Since the kick off of our fundraising to complete the restorations of the A-7E Corsair II, we have generously received donations from organizations across Madison County and beyond. For information on how to become a donor, please visit missionpreservation.org or call the Edwardsville Township Office at (618)656-0292.


Edwardsville Township is one of the oldest townships in the State of Illinois, having been established in 1808, and is located within Madison County in southwestern Illinois. The Township is comprised of the City of Edwardsville, Village of Glen Carbon and unincorporated areas just outside these two municipalities. Currently there are three offices within the township that serves residents: Township Supervisor, Township Assessor and Township Highway Commissioner.

GIS Map of Edwardsville Township with the township shaded in a transparent blue color to mark boundaries. A zoomed in image.