All department heads in Alton are returning to their jobs.  Mayor Brant Walker made the reappointments at Wednesday night's Alton City Council meeting, and all were approved without discussion.  The city's Fire Chief, Police Chief and City Attorney will also be returning, although they were not reappointed.

Walker stated that was because legally, their reappointment was not necessary, and the statement went unchallenged.  In other city business, a resolution was passed to raise the cost of birth and death certificates.  It currently costs $15 for a birth certificate and $20 for a death certificate.  Nowthe rates will increase to $20 and $23 respectively, mirroring the fees Madison County charges.  The new rates take effect June 20. 

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