The Southern Illinois IceHawks are pleased to report that the McKendree Metro Rec Plex cleared an important hurdle this week as the O’Fallon City Council overwhelmingly approved the first reading of the ordinance creating the financing mechanism for the complex. The second and final reading of the ordinance approving the tax increment financing plan is slated for April 20.
After these key milestones are completed there will be a short period of preparation to finalize building plans and necessary permitting to begin construction. We anticipate construction will begin early this summer with completion of the sports complex by August 2016. The SIIH Board will continue to provide updates as the complex takes shape and the latest information can be found on the New Facility page.
Also this week, the SIIH Board welcomed four new members elected by the membership: Melissa Bourn, Gus Feldker, Chris Mauk and Deanna Lucas. The board elected members to the following positions:
Outgoing president Pat McLeod will continue his service to the SIIH Board in the role of Past President.
Board contact information can be found on the Board of Directors page.
Thank you to these and many other individuals who volunteer their time to support the organization and our youth athletes. Thank you as well to our outgoing board members for their dedicated commitment and service. We look forward to exciting times ahead.
Southern Illinois IceHawks Board of Directors