Announcements

FALL NO STICKER YARD WASTE PICK UP

The “No Sticker” Fall Yard Waste Collection will begin Monday, October 8, 2018 through Thursday, November 29, 2018.

Loose landscape waste, such as leaves, grass clippings, small branches not larger than ½ inches in diameter, etc. must be either bagged in Kraft paper bags, landscape waste bags or placed in trash containers labeled “yard waste” not weighing more than 50#. Brush and branches not exceeding three (3) inches in diameter may be bundled and tied with twine; such bundles shall be no longer than four (4) feet in length and three (3) feet in diameter. Bundles are to be tied with twine. Bundles tied with wire will not be collected. Do not place yard waste in the provided green Waste Management carts.

PLEASE NOTE WASTE MANAGEMENT WILL BE ENDING THEIR YARD WASTE PICKUP PROGRAM ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2018, WITH OR WITHOUT A STICKER.

HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREATING

As in years past, Halloween Trick or Treating in Macomb will be held on October 30th (Tuesday) and October 31st (Wednesday).

Hours will be 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

Please leave a porch light on if you wish to hand out treats.

Please use extra caution while driving through neighborhoods during these evenings.

 

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.

 

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.

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