Bost swearing inA new mayor and three new trustees started their terms of office at Monday night’s Bethalto Village Board meeting. Village Clerk Sue Lowrance swore in Mayor Gary Bost and trustees Terri Keister and Tim Tweedy. Bost, who had been serving as a trustee prior to being elected mayor in April, appointed Jeff Mull to fill the vacant trustee seat. Brady Dugger, who was reelected in April, also was sworn in.

Former Mayor Alan Winslow, who did not seek reelection, wished the new mayor and board well and thanked residents for allowing him to serve in office. Bost has served on the Village Board for a decade. He talked to the Big Z about his priorities as mayor.

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Tweedy says he sought public office for the first time because of his four decades of involvement with Laborers’ Local 338.

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In other business, the board approved a resolution requesting permission from the Illinois Department of Transportation to close Illinois 111 from Bender Avenue to Airline Drive from 7:30 to 10 p.m. June 27 for the Fourth of July fireworks show. Traffic will be directed on a marked detour route.

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