A new police officer was appointed and the Bethalto Village Board heard of a potential problem inside the water system during the board meeting last night.  Andrew Crites was appointed to the Bethalto Police Department with many family members in the audience for his appointment.

Bethalto Police Lieutenant Craig Welch tells The Big Z the new officer is very qualified for the job:

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Welch says he also has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from SIU Edwardsville and is a superb candidate all around.  Public Works Director Rod Cheatham showed some video footage from the inside of the water system from part of Bethalto near the airport that need to be cleared out. Action on the clogged pipelines will be brought before the board at the next scheduled meeting.


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