Announcements

SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM

Children ages 18 or younger can access free meals at the First Presbyterian Church of Macomb and at the Community Center at Prairie Veiw Townshomes Public Housing.

This program is administered by the Illinois State Board of Education and funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

 

NOTICE – ON LINE BILL PAYMENT SERVICES

On-line bill payment services not accessed from the City of Macomb website may not provide immediate payments to the City. For immediate payment, please go to the tab “On-line City Payments”, from City of Macomb website, to make your selection and access the GovPay system.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the City of Macomb Water Department at 309.833.2031 or the City of Macomb Business Office at 309.833.8218.

 

WELCOME, WELCOME, WELCOME

CITY OF MACOMB

 

WELCOMES

 

THE WORLD-RENOWNED

 

PHANTOM REGIMENT

 

MAY 20 through JUNE 8

 

 

This National Champion Drum and Bugle Corps will be housed on WIU’s campus for three weeks as they prepare for their national tour. The corps is a long-standing member of Drum Corps International (DCI), having been a DCI World Championship Top Twelve Finalists every year since 1974 and DCI World Champions in 1996 and 2008.

 

All their practices will be open to the public, with one final performance on Friday, June 8.

 

More information about rehearsals/shows will be shared as we receive it.

 

Please be sure to make them feel welcome!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

DEPOSITING OF LEAVES AND GRASS ONTO CITY STREETS

Spring has definitely arrived in the City of Macomb. With the change, many residents find themselves outside clearing leaves for disposal and mowing their grass. City residents are reminded that when leaves or other debris is willfully placed in the city streets the city’s storm water inlet system may become clogged and create a hazardous situation for drainage during rain events. Clogged inlets can and do lead to flooding of the streets which may create unsafe driving conditions as well as storm water drainage issues on private property. The City has an ordinance that prohibits this type of activity:

“The City of Macomb Municipal Code Article 1. IN GENERAL; Sec.20.2. Deposit of waste and harmful materials in public places. (a) It shall be unlawful 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.”

Residents are encouraged to comply with the above-mentioned ordinance to avoid be issued an ordinance violation summons.

The yard waste site will be open Thursday-Sunday at no added cost for residents wishing to dispose of leaves and other yard waste materials. The City Yard Waste Site is open Thursday through Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The City Public Works Department appreciates the cooperation of residents during the Spring season.

OAKWOOD CEMETERY MARKER DEDICATION

There will be an Oakwood Cemetery Marker dedication ceremony held at the main entrance of Oakwood Cemetery on North Randolph Street, on Friday, May 25, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. The rain location for this event will be the Macomb City Hall Community Room.

A reception will be held immediately following the dedication ceremony, at 10:30 a.m., at the Macomb City Hall Community Room. Mr. William Furry, Executive Director of the Illinois State Historical Society will be in attendance at this event. This event is being held in conjunction with the State of Illinois Bicentennial. The public is invited to attend.

FLAGS OF LOVE

Mayor Inman and the Flags of Love Committee announce that the Flags of Love will be displayed in Chandler Park on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2018 from 6 am until 6 pm with the volunteer help of the Kiwanis Club and the Masonic Lodge #17 and community volunteers.

In the event of inclement weather and need to cancel, there will be a red ribbon on a pole on the southeast corner of Chandler Park.

CITY WIDE CLEAN UP

The City of Macomb and Waste Management request the assistance of the citizens of Macomb in the Spring City-Wide Clean-Up May 14 – 17, 2018 followed by a second pickup on the Monday route on May 21. Residents should place their refuse and trash curbside no earlier than 48 hours before their regular garbage pickup day. Clean up begins at 6:00 a.m. on your normal pick up day. Unfortunately, some residents are not placing their refuse and trash out until after the crews have passed their homes, which necessitate contractors and city crews to retrace their steps, prolonging the time and resources devoted to the effort. Mayor Mike Inman encouraged city residents, “This is a beneficial service provided to the community. On-time placement of refuse and trash keeps the cost down and reduces the neighborhood unsightliness associated with the program.”

Residents are advised that refuse and trash should be placed in containers or bundles weighing less than 50 pounds. Sturdy bags, including plastic trash bags, will be permitted containers for this event only. “White goods” and bulk items are to be placed as close to the curb as possible. Loose refuse and electronics are not permitted.

Other items not included in the pick up are: Yard Waste, Liquid Waste (paint, motor oil, thinner), Hazardous Waste (gasoline, propane, chemical wastes, insecticides/pesticides), Electronics (TV’s, Computers, Fax/Copy Machines, Cell Phones, Stereo Equipment), Tires, Batteries, Large Auto Parts, Construction and Demolition Debris, or Concrete Preparation.