From left, Gussie Reed, Division V director for Ameren Illinois, Caseyville Mayor Leonard Black, Ameren Illinois President and CEO Richard Mark, and Paula Nixon, community relations coordinator for Ameren Illinois. In the bucket, is Ameren Illinois lineman Mike Sapienza. Mark was presenting the bucket truck keys to Mayor Black.
CASEYVILLE – Ameren Illinois President and CEO Richard Mark on Friday presented Caseyville Mayor Len Black with the keys to a 1997 Ford F-800 truck that the utility is donating to the village.
The 50-foot aerial bucket truck was set to be rotated out of the Ameren Illinois fleet in June.
“Ameren Illinois is committed to helping the communities we serve,” Mark said. “I know Mayor Black is being very progressive with general maintenance around his community. He expressed a need for a bucket truck more than a year ago and, today, I am glad we are able to make the contribution possible. I know the village of Caseyville will put the truck to good use.”
Caseyville will use the truck for the installation and removal of holiday lighting, replacing flags and general maintenance that requires reaching heights. “The bucket truck will make this type of work much safer for the Caseyville Public Works employees,” Mark said.
“For a community of our size, this is a major asset to acquire,” Black said. “It’s in great condition. We are grateful to Ameren Illinois for their generosity.”