Announcements

CITY COUNCIL MEETING – APRIL 6, 2020

MACOMB,IL – The Macomb City Council will hold their regular scheduled meeting at 5:15 p.m. on Monday, April 6, 2020.

On March 16, 2020, Gov. JB Pritzker issued an executive order providing relief from some of the provisions of the Open Meetings Act, 5 ILCS 120, suspending certain requirements relating to in-person attendance by members of a public body. To comply with these provisions of the Opening Meetings Act and to comply with the Governor’s Stay at Home Order, designed to minimize the spread of COVID-19, the City Council meeting will be conducted via teleconferencing and members of the public and the media will not be allowed to be physically present during the meeting.

However, the meeting will be available for the public to watch, live, via the internet. The meeting will be live-streamed and can be accessed at www.bit.ly/macombyoutube.

Public comments will still be a part of the Council Agenda. Anyone wishing to submit Public Comments for the meeting may do so by emailing them to City Clerk Melanie Falk at publiccomments@cityofmacomb.com. Comments will be read aloud by the City Clerk during the meeting. Public comments should be submitted no later than 3:00 p.m., Monday, April 6, 2020.

Members of the media will be sent instructions on how to engage City Administration and members of the Council, for interview, questions or comments.

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MEDIA:

City Administration and members of the City Council will be available, telephonically, for interview/questions/comments for a period of 20 minutes, immediately following the adjournment of the meeting at the following telephone number, 309-833-3791. Otherwise media may contact the Administration and members of the Council, via normal means, at their listed phone numbers or email addresses.

CITY YARD WASTE SITE OPENING

Reminder, the Yard Waste Site (Tower Road) will open to City of Macomb residents on Thursday, April 2, 2020. The hours of operation for the Yard Waste Site are Thursday through Sunday, 10 AM through 6 PM. Due to the current situation and mandated social distancing, access will be limited. We urge the public to be patient while waiting to enter the site and to unload waste as quickly as possible and exit the property.

If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 309.833.2821.

 

CITY YARD WASTE SITE OPENING

The Yard Waste Site (Tower Road) will open to City of Macomb residents on Thursday, April 2, 2020. The hours of operation for the Yard Waste Site are Thursday through Sunday, 10 AM through 6 PM.

If you have any additional questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 309.833.2821.

 

 

 

NO STICKER YARD WASTE PICK UP

The “No Sticker” Spring Yard Waste Collection will begin Monday, March 30, 2020 through Thursday, May 7, 2020.

Yard waste must be placed in Kraft-type paper bags, marked cans or bundles. Bags, bundles or cans may not exceed 50 lbs. Brush and branches must be cut to 4-foot lengths and tied with twine only into bundles less than 2-feet in diameter. Bundles may not exceed 50 lbs. Bundles tied with wire will not be collected. Waste Management totes may not be used for yard waste.

CITY HALL NOTICE

NOTICE

City Hall is OPEN however, due to ongoing concerns with the coronavirus COVID-19, City Hall will have restricted access.

If you have payments, please submit in the Drop Box in the parking lot or go to the City Website at www.cityofmacomb.com for electronic payments.

Building permits can also be accessed on the City website.

For other inquiries or to speak to someone directly, please call the following numbers:

Office of the Mayor 309/833-2558
Office of the City Clerk 309/833-2575
Business Office 309/836-8218
Office of Community Development 309/833-4944
Downtown Development 309/575-3015

City Hall is still open and we ask everyone to be patient during these difficult times.

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.

SNOW ROUTES FOR CITY OF MACOMB

The City of Macomb would like to remind everyone with the winter weather anticipated that a snowfall of three (3) inches shall automatically constitute a snow emergency for the City of Macomb. It shall be unlawful for any person to park or allow a motor vehicle to remain parked on a street that has been designated as a snow route in the city.

Street that have been designated Snow Routes are:

Adams Street from Randolph Street to the west city limits.

Bower Road from University Drive to Jackson Street

Calhoun Street from Campbell Street to Bonham Street

Candy lane its entire length

Carroll Street from Lafayette Street to Western Avenue and from Randolph Street to Prairie Avenue

Deer Road its entire length

Dudley Street its entire length

Grant Street its entire length

Harmony Lane its entire length

Jefferson Street its entire length

Lafayette Street from Washington Street to Grant Street

Maple Avenue its entire length

Murray Street from Johnson Street to Western Avenue

McArthur Street from Washington Street to Grant Street

Pearl Street its entire length

Pierce Street from Johnson Street to State Street

Piper Street from Candy Lane to Pearl Street

Prairie Avenue its entire length

Randolph Street from Washington Street to Grant Street and from Calhoun Street to Glenwood Park

Tower Road from Wigwam Hollow Road to Lafayette Street

University Drive from Wigwam Hollow Road to Western Avenue, from Western Avenue to Lafayette Street and from Lafayette Street to Bower Road

Ward Street its entire length

Washington Street from Lafayette Street to Ward Street and from Campbell Street to White Street

Western Avenue from Adams Street to University Drive

Wheeler Street from Prairie Avenue to the east city limits

White Street its entire length

Wigwam Hollow Road its entire length

The City of Macomb would appreciate your cooperation and patience and please help keep our streets safe for those who must travel.

City of Macomb Snow Removal Details

As the Public Works Department continues to clean up from the recent winter storm, we wanted to remind everyone of the City’s codes and PW’s processes.

Snow and Ice Operations: Public Works removes snow and ice from every dedicated city street by a combination of salting and plowing. One complete pass through the City takes at least seven hours after the snow has stopped and may take longer depending on the severity and duration of the storm.

Public Works first priority is to clear snow routes and other major streets to enable safe travel for emergency vehicles, public transit, commuters and school buses. Secondary and residential streets are cleared after the snow routes and major streets are open.

Plowing operations frequently leave a windrow of snow at the end of driveways and on the adjoining sidewalks. Regrettably, this is an unavoidable consequence of plowing operations. Residents are expected to clear driveways and sidewalks of these windrows. Please do not throw the snow back into the street.

When adverse weather occurs, motorists are reminded to leave a few minutes early, drive slow and be considerate of other motorists and snow plow operators. Please do not pass a snow plow or follow a Public Works vehicle too closely as plowing and salting operations are potentially hazardous to you and your vehicle.

Snow Routes: All snow routes are posted. Parking is prohibited on snow routes when a snow emergency has been declared or when snow accumulations exceed three inches (3”), which automatically creates a snow emergency. Vehicles parked on a snow route during a snow emergency may be towed without notice. Snow emergencies typically last for about 24 hours. Listen to local radio stations and the City’s web and Facebook pages for advisories and details.

Keeping parked cars off of streets is required on snow routes and very helpful on other city streets as it enables the street to be plowed from curb to curb and eliminates problems resulting from cars being plowed in.

Encroachments: Items encroaching into or out over the street pavement or curb (particularly portable basketball goals) should be removed from the street right-of-way. From time to time snow plows may damage sod, vegetation, overhanging signs or mailboxes. Please report any damage to the public works department at (309) 833-2821. Public Works will make temporary repairs as necessary and permanent repairs in the spring.

Public Sidewalks: The removal of snow from sidewalks is the responsibility of the adjoining property owner. Clearing public sidewalks is important for the safety of pedestrians including school children, mail carriers, newspaper deliver people, etc.

Sidewalks in the designated abatement zones are required to be cleaned with 3” of snow accumulation, an accumulation of ice and freezing rain or upon an enforcement declaration.

Private Plowing: Persons plowing snow from private driveways and parking lots should not leave snow piled in the street or on public sidewalks. It is also inconsiderate to push snow across the street and leave it piled in a neighbor’s front yard.

Thank you for your cooperation!
City of Macomb
Public Works Department

SNOW REMOVAL Q and A

Question:

My street hasn’t been plowed yet.

Answer:
The city plows all emergency routes first, once completed the Public Works Department will be plowing secondary and residential streets.

Question:
They plowed my driveway shut and I just cleaned it, they need to come back and clear my driveway entry.

Answer:
As residential streets are plowed there may be a windrow of snow which occurs at the end of driveways. Regrettably, this is unavoidable and residents are expected to clear their driveways.

Question:
I use the alley to get in and out of my garage. The city needs to get my alley plowed right away.

Answer:
Once all emergency routes have been plowed the Public Works Department will address the residential areas. What is your address and I’ll let Public Works know this alley has been requested to be plowed.

Question:
The snowplow knocked down my mailbox.

Answer:
May I have your address and phone number for the Public Works Department. Someone from Public Works will contact you for damage assessment and repair or replacement as needed.

Question:

My sidewalk needs to be cleaned and salted.

Answer:
By City Ordinance, sidewalks are the responsibility of the adjoining property owner. Residents are expected to keep sidewalks safe as possible.