Announcements

Corbin and Olson Halls, University Union: Cooling Centers

Due to the extreme summer temperatures and high humidity affecting the region, two of Western Illinois University’s residence halls and the University Union are designated as cooling centers for area residents.

Corbin and Olson commons will be open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. today (July 17) through Saturday, July 22 for anyone in need of a place to cool off. Drinking water refilling stations are available in each residence hall.

The University Union is open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday. The Union is closed Sunday. A drinking water refilling station is located near the University Union Bookstore entrance.

Burger King is open in the University Union 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday. Burger King is closed Sunday.

Sodexo will also have food available for purchase in the Corbin-Olson Dining Center (hours subject to change):

Breakfast: 7-8 a.m. (Mon), 7:15-8 a.m. (Tues), 6:30-8:30 a.m. (Wed-Fri), closed Saturday.
Lunch: 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri); closed Saturday.
Dinner: 4:45-5:30 p.m. dinner (Mon-Fri); closed Saturday.

GLENWOOD POOL OPENING

Through the cooperation of the Macomb City Council, City of Macomb Water Department Staff and the Macomb Park District, we are pleased to announce that Glenwood Pool will be open at noon on Friday, June 16th. It is opening with a $1.00 entry fee, and dollar lunches will be served by Hy-Vee and Pepsi from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. There will also be games and music. “We are happy to have the pool open for our residents to enjoy,” said Mayor Mike Inman. “I want to thank City Staff for working with Park District Director Rachel Lenz and her Staff and Trotter Contracting to get this accomplished,” added Inman. For pool hours of operation, please check the Macomb Park District website link at http://macombparkdistrict.com/glenwood-pool/.

COOLING CENTER FOR AREA RESIDENTS

With the hot summer temperatures forecasted to settle over the region the next 7-10 days, two of Western Illinois University’s residence halls and the University Union are designated as cooling centers for area residents.

Corbin and Olson commons will be open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. today (June 9) through Sunday, June 18 for anyone in need of a place to cool off. Drinking water refilling stations are available in each residence hall.

The University Union is open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. A drinking water refilling station is located near the University Union Bookstore entrance.

Burger King is open in the University Union from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sunday.

Sodexo will also have food available for purchase in the Corbin-Olson Dining Center (hours subject to change): 7:15-8 a.m. breakfast, 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. lunch, and 4:45-5:30 p.m. dinner

WASTE MANAGEMENT HEAT ADVISORY CHANGE IN PICK-UP TIME

Beginning Tuesday, June 13, 2017, Waste Management will be starting their routes a half hour earlier, due to the severity of the heat index.

Starting time will be 5:30 A.M. This schedule will continue until further notice.

Waste Management suggests residents place their carts out the night before.

We appreciate the cooperation of the residents during this heat advisory.

CITY OF MACOMB CELEBRATES NATIONAL PUBLIC WORKS WEEK

May 21-27, 2017 marks the 57th anniversary of National Public Works Week. This week is designated to bringing awareness to the vital role of the Public Works Departments in each community. The support of an understanding and informed citizenry is vital to the efficient operation and maintenance of the City’s infrastructure, such as water, sewers, streets, storm water systems, lighting, public buildings, the city cemetery and the city forestry program. “The health, safety and comfort of our community greatly depends on these facilities and services”, said Macomb Mayor Michael Inman. “This week we recognize the important work of these qualified and dedicated professionals” Inman added.

Mayor Inman recognized the City of Macomb Public Works staff with a proclamation in their honor, which was presented by Macomb City Clerk, Melanie Falk.

City of Macomb Historic Homes Plaque Application

City of Macomb Historic Residential Home Plaque Program

Program Purpose
The City of Macomb Historic Residential Plaque Program is being initiated by the City of Macomb Historic Preservation Commission in cooperation with the McDonough County Historical Society in 2017, and up to four (4) homes may be recognized each year. The plaques, which appear on historic properties in Macomb, are a way to increase community awareness of architecturally and historically significant properties, which promotes a sense of pride in local historic preservation. Homeowners or organizations conduct research on the history of their property. Upon completion of an application and fee, the City of Macomb Historic Preservation commission reviews the application to see if the structure qualifies for a plaque, which is awarded based on the property’s architectural and/or historical merit during the month of June.

Application Process
The completed application form from the home research resource packet should be submitted with:
• An 8-by-10-inch current color photograph of the property illustrating structure or site features to be considered
• If possible an 8-by-10-inch historical photograph of the property illustrating structure or site features to be considered
• Documentation of research of the structure’s date, architectural style and other related historical significance

The application will be reviewed by the City of Macomb Historic Preservation Commission. If a property meets the appropriate criteria, the plaque may be approved for issuance. Arrangements will be made with the individual property owner for the plaque presentation in coordination with the annual Heritage Days celebration. Throughout the plaque application process, community development staff members and members of the Historic Commission are available for consultation. To use the Western Illinois University archives, contact the Archives in Malpass Library on the campus of Western Illinois University at 309-298-2717 for an appointment.

1.What is a City of Macomb Residential Historic Homes plaque?
The plaque recognizes Macomb residential homes considered architecturally and/or historically important to Macomb. It identifies homes that are significant to Macomb’s history through the integrity of their location, architecture, materials and historical association.
2.Does my home qualify?
The first step is to request a packet of information from the City of Macomb’s Community Development Office (309) 833-4944. The information includes resources for research that can also help owners in their quest for documenting the building’s age and prior ownership. You can contact the City of Macomb Historic Commissioners or WIU archives.
3.Will the plaque restrict remodeling or renovations I plan to do?
The plaque will not interfere with an owner’s rights in making changes or improvements to their property. However, the issuance of a plaque does not reflect or offer tax credits or abatements for rehabilitation projects or properties.

Wastewater Treatment Facility Construction Announcement

The City of Macomb is undergoing a major construction project to upgrade our Wastewater Treatment Facility. Construction of new high efficiency blowers, airlift pumps, air distribution lines, SCADA control system, and tertiary filtration upgrade and replacement as the Plant are financed by the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF). The SRF program is administered by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. This project includes the replacement and upgrade of plant equipment that has exceeded its useful life. The total cost of the project is expected not to exceed $3 million and will be paid back over 20 years. Once complete, it will improve plant reliability and provide greater flexibility in the operation of the plant. SRF programs operates in each state to provide communities the resources necessary to build, maintain, and improve the infrastructure that protects one of our valuable resources, water. For more information, feel free to contact the Wastewater Treatment Plant Supervisor Josh Peters at 309-833-2088 or Hanson Engineering at 217-747-9254.

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