May 2023

Election results
The results of the April 4, 2023 election have been received from the Macon County Clerk. Elected or re-elected for 4 year terms as Trustee were: Brian Netherton, Leland Hackl and Pamela Hood.

Sidewalk Work
The Safe Routes To School project is almost complete. This has been in the works for over 5 years so it will be nice to finally have it completed.
With that being said, it’s a good reminder of a section of Village Code which states:
Section 705-50 No Parking Places
A. Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or in compliance with law or the directions of a police officer or official traffic-control device, no person shall:
(1) Stop, stand or park a vehicle:
(a) On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street;
(b) On a sidewalk;
(c) Within an intersection;
(d) On a crosswalk;
(e) Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within 30 feet of points on the curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone, unless a different length is indicated by signs or markings;
(f) Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing or parking would obstruct traffic;
(g) Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway or within a highway tunnel;
(h) On any railroad tracks. A violation of any part of this shall result in a mandatory fine of $500.00 or 50 hours of community service;
(i) At any place where official signs prohibit stopping;
(j) On any controlled-access highway;
(k) In the area between roadways of a divided highway, including crossovers;
(l) In a public parking area if the vehicle does not display a current annual registration sticker or digital registration sticker or current temporary permit pending registration.
This does not apply to just new sidewalks, it applies to all areas in the Village.

Village Clean-up Day
Just a reminder about the Village Clean-up day for electronics and other recycling items. The electronics can be brought to the parking lot of Promise Land Ministries located at 168 E Main St. between 8:00 am and noon. Other items can be brought to the Illini Township lot located at 177 S Washington St. between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. While there is no charge for this service, donations can be made to offset the costs. There is a list of acceptable items posted at the Village Hall and on this website.

It’s important to keep your phone number updated with the Village. There are times they need to be able to reach you in an emergency.
Village Code 905-13: You must have your house numbered with numbers at least 3″ tall & visible from the street.
Village Code 710-20: You cannot operate a mini-bike, scooter or motorized toy vehicle on Village streets.
Village Code 1359-2 and 1359-3: These 2 sections refer to burning of yard waste or open burning. There is a link to our Village Code on this website. It can be found under Government/Ordinances & Policies.
Village Code 1305-17: It shall be unlawful for any person to own, keep or harbor a dog or cat without first having obtained therefor a license to do so. (The Village license tag is $5 and a one-time expense)
Village Code 531-8 In the event the charges for service are not fully paid by the 15th of the month payment is due, a late fee of 20% of the outstanding bill shall be added.
Village Code 972-6: It shall be unlawful for anyone to permit any weeds, grass or plants, other than trees, bushes, flowers or other ornamental plants, to grow to a height exceeding one foot anywhere in the village. Any such plants or weeds exceeding such height are hereby declared to be a nuisance. Once declared to be a nuisance, the homeowner has 10 days to abate the nuisance to avoid issuance of a citation, which carries a fine of $150.00.
Village Board of Trustee meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month and are called to order at 5:30 p.m. Anyone is welcome & encouraged to attend any meeting. It is your chance to not only find out what is happening within the village but to hold YOUR elected officials accountable. Please watch your newsletter for changes to this schedule, such as for holidays. The agenda for these meetings are posted on the preceding Friday at the Village Hall and on this website.

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