To the legal voters, residents of the Town of Edwardsville in the County of Madison and State of Illinois, that the Annual Town Meeting of said Town will take place on

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

as required by 60 ILCS 1/30-10

at the hour of 7:00 P.M.

at the Glen Carbon Fire Protection District, Station 1,
located at 199 S. Main Street, Glen Carbon, Illinois

for the transaction of the miscellaneous business of the said town; and after a Moderator having been elected, will proceed to hear and consider reports of officers, and decide on such measures as may, in pursuance of law, come before the meeting and especially to consider and decide the following items on the attached agenda.

 Dated this 24th day of March, 2017.

        Fred Schulte, Township Clerk

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.

Open House at Township Park
March 11 from 11 am to 2 pm

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.

Spring 2017 Lunch & Learn Workshops

The Social Services Safety Net presents these upcoming workshops as a partnership between the Edwardsville Township and the Ed/Glen Ministerial Alliance.The Social Services Safety Net put together Lunch and Learn Workshops to educate organizations and individuals on various topics that affect people in our community.The upcoming themes include services for veterans, mental health resources, and a chance to explore Madison County Transit. For more information on the Social Services Safety Net or on our past Lunch & Learns, please click here. To reserve your place at a workshop please click on the link associated with the theme!

March 22, 2017: “Ride & Learn” Workshop – Explore MCTRSVP

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.