The new mayor of East Alton is settling in to his job. Joe Silkwood was named a couple of months ago to fill the term of Fred Bright, who stepped down due to health issues. Since then he has been conducting the business of Mayor with an eye toward the sky, as he says weather issues have been affecting the village just as it has everyone else.
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He says over the past week as things have begun to dry out, city crews have been mowing, weed eating, and spraying for mosquitoes. Silkwood says some road projects are about to begin as well, assuming the rain stays away.