There is a new interim Police Chief in Bethalto. Former Chief Craig Welch retired, effective July 2 after some controversy surrounding his reappointment. Filling in until a permanent replacement has been found is Jason Lamb, who had been Deputy Chief under Welch.

In other board business this week, trustees voted to incorporate the Water Board meeting into the regular Village Board meeting beginning next month. With that change comes a change in start time for the regular board meetings to 7pm. The next regularly scheduled Village Board meeting is set for Monday, August 12.

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