Dunstan and Tracy award Mills

An award was presented to a Marine fire fighter who saved a life by being in the right place at the right time, a vote was held on a special permit issue, and a few appointments were made at the Madison County Board meeting last night.  Members debated a special permit issue for an elderly woman who now wants to rent her trailer out following her decision to move into a nursing home. According to the plan commission the permit says the woman can live in the mobile home as long as she resides there.

Several board members disagreed on the issue of the special permit and Kellie Tracy, a democrat of Marine, tells The Big Z she thinks they should do away with 89-year-old Mary Kraglemeier’s mobile home at 6254 Old Carpenter Rd. in Edwardsville.

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Republican County Board Tom Mc Rae tells The Big Z he isn’t comfortable voting on whether or not this woman should be able to continue to rent out her mobile home.

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The board voted whether or not to separate the resolution from the rest for a vote with an 18-9 result.  The final vote on the resolutions was 23-4. Kraglemeier must move her trailer. 

Madison County Board Chairman Alan Dunstan talks about Marine Fire fighter Keith Mills’ lifesaving efforts while in the right place at the right time when he performed CPR on a woman who had collapsed at a North St. Louis County gas station earlier this month. 

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The woman, Michelle Clark, survived and continues to recover. 

Also at the meeting Nancy Kruckenberg was appointed to the Cahokia Drainage and Levee District and John Hamm was appointed to the Southwestern Illinois Flood Protection District following James Pennecamp’s resignation. The next board meeting is on February 17 at 5pm.        


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