|SENATOR KIRK ANNOUNCES STAFF MOBILE OFFICE HOURS IN MACOMB|
Staff from the Office of Ill. State Representative Norine Hammond (R-94th)
331 N. Lafayette St.
Tuesday, August 18
2pm - 4:30pm
U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) today announced that his staff will hold mobile office hours in Macomb, Ill., on Tuesday, August 18, in conjunction with Illinois State Representative Norine Hammond’s (R-94th) staff. Kirk staffers will be available to assist constituents with any problems they may be experiencing with the federal government, including Veterans Affairs, Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, student loans, and immigration.
Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.)
|CITY TO LIFT SUSPENSION REGARDING ORDINANCE ENFORCEMENT|
|Because of the unusually wet weather during May, June and July, enforcement of the City’s ordinance regarding tall grass and weeds was suspended until further notice, except for hazardous situations such as vegetation that restricted line of site for drivers of vehicular vehicles.
This temporary enforcement suspension regarding tall grass and weeds will be lifted as of August 11, 2015.
City staff will resume sending formal warning letters and a private contractor will be hired to mow properties that receive formal notice and do not respond by mowing their properties.
The City maintains a list of volunteers willing to assist folks with physical limitations or disabilities to help with mowing and meeting the City’s code requirements. Folks needing assistance may contact the Mayor’s Office, the City Clerk’s Office or the Office of Community Development for referral to those volunteers.
|MACOMB MUNICIPAL BAND SUMMER CONCERTS|
|The Macomb Municipal Band will be holding their Summer concert on the front lawn of City Hall at on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Please come, relax and enjoy their music. Bring your own chair.|
|The City of Macomb will begin their spraying for mosquitoes throughout the summer months on Tuesdays beginning Tuesday, June 16. Spraying will commence one hour before sunset to midnight. When weather conditions are not conducive then spraying operations will be rescheduled to the next available day. Spraying will occur only when temperatures are between 60 and 85 degrees in the evening and wind speed is less than 8 mph.
If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 833.2821. Thank you.
|YARD WASTE SITE OPENING|
|The City's Yard Waste Site will be open on THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2015. Hours will be Thursday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
|RECYCLING FOR THE CITY OF MACOMB STILL ONGOING|
|With the closure of Bridgeway's Recycling Center, please be advised that Waste Management will continue to do recycling for the City of Macomb per their contract with the City. The 2015 schedule for recycling pickup is still in effect.
If you have any questions, you may contact the Mayor's Office at 833-2558 or the Public Works Department at 833-2821. Thank you.
|Waste Management 2015 Recycling Service Days Calendar|
|Waste Management 2015 Recycling Service Days Calendar
|AMEREN TREE TRIMMING|
|Ameren Illinois will be trimming trees in and around the Macomb Area in the near future. Ameren will mailing notices to customers affected by the trimming work along with a public notice in the newspaper.
If you have questions or concerns, please call 1-800-755-5000 or visit their website at MySafeTrees.com. Thank you for your cooperation.
|Macomb utilizes CodeRED Emergency Notification system|
|The City of Macomb has contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution. The CodeRED system provides Macomb officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire city/county.
This system is only as good as the telephone number database supporting them. "If your phone number is not in the database, you will not be called." One of the reasons the CodeRED system was selected is it gives individuals and businesses the ability to add their own phone numbers directly into the system's database, this is an extremely important feature.
All businesses should register, as well as all individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address within the past year, and those who use a cellular phone or VoIP phone as their primary number.
Click Here to register your phone number
|ON LINE PAYMENT OPTIONS|
|The City of Macomb is now offering the following options for on-line payments:
View and manage your water account
Pay your water deposit or monthly water bill
Pay parking tickets, ordinance violations and other miscellaneous fees.
Please visit the City of Macomb's website at www.cityofmacomb.com or the kiosk located in the hallway in City Hall next to the water counter for more information.
Please note that is is very important you enter your account number and service location exactly as shown on your bill. Also, please be careful to distinguish between the letter "O" and the number zero "0" when entering information.
If you would like to speak to someone regarding these options, please call the Water Department at (309)833.2031. Thank you.
|City seeking citizens to fill Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals Positions|
|The City is seeking one citizen with a desire to be appointed to the Planning Commission. This is a non-compensated appointment.
The Planning Commission potentially meets the 2nd and 4th WEDNESDAY of each month, at 5:15 PM, at City Hall. The Planning Commission Deals with
Zone related issues, as well as land use issues and issues pertaining to the City’s Comprehensive Plan.
Likewise, the City is seeking one individual to fill a vacancy on the Zoning Board of Appeals. Members are paid $10.00 per meeting that they attend. The Board of Appeals potentially meets the 1st and 3rd WEDNESDAY of each month, at 5:15 PM, at City Hall. The Board of Appeals deals primarily with issues dealing with requested variances to yard setbacks, lot sizes, building heights, replacement of non-conforming uses, etc.
There is currently one vacancy on both the Planning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals. Interested citizens must reside within the City Limits.
Contact the Office of the Mayor, 1st floor of City Hall, 8AM-1230P, 130P-5PM, M-F, to obtain a brief Questionnaire/Statement of Interest.
|Designated Holidays for Garbage Pickup|
|Holidays observed by Waste Management:
New Year's Day
|DISCHARGING GRASS AND DEBRIS ONTO PUBLIC STREETS|
|Discharging debris including grass clippings and leaves while mowing can cause storm drains and lines to become clogged when rain washes the debris into or on top of the storm drains. When wet, it can also potentially create a dangerous driving condition on the street. Finally, it is a violation of the Municpal Code:
Excerpt from Municpal Code:
Sec. 20-2 (a) Deposit of waste and harmful materials in public places; It shall be unlawfully to throw or deposit on any street, alley, sidewalk, gutter, or other public place any material which may be harmful to the pavements thereof, or any waste material, rubbish, grass, leaves, branches, glass, tacks, nails or other substances or articles.
Your Cooperation in following this ordinance would be much appreicated.