Announcements

EAST STREET OPEN TO TRAFFIC
10-13-2014
Beginning Monday, October 13, 2014 East Street is now open to traffic following construction.

The Public Works Department appreciated the cooperation and indulgence of the public during this procedure.



HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREATING NIGHTS IN MACOMB
10-03-2014
As in years past, Halloween Trick or Treating in Macomb will be held
on Thursday and Friday, October 30 and 31, 2014. 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.



FALL "NO STICKER REQUIRED" YARD WASTE PICKUP
09-25-2014
The “No Sticker” Fall Yard Waste Collection will begin Monday, October 6, 2014 through Friday, November 28, 2014.


Thanksgiving Day (November 27, 2014) is a holiday for Waste Management, they will resume their Thursday route collection on Friday, November 28, 2014.)


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 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2014, WITH OR WITHOUT A STICKER.



EMERGENCY SUPPLY KIT FOR DISASTERS
09-22-2014
The McDonough County Health Department, McDonough District Hospital and the City of Macomb are working together to help distribute information on how to put together an emergency supply kit. There is a display located at City Hall and pamphlets if anyone would like to come and look at. Here are a couple of links for more information on building disaster kits:

http://emergency.cdc.gov/preparedness/kit/disasters/


http://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit







ALEXANDER MACOMB'S FINEST HOUR SCHEDULED TO PLAY ON CHANNEL 15
09-17-2014
Fri 9/19 - 9am
Sat 9/20 - 6am
Mon 9/22 - Noon
Thu 9/25 - 9pm
Sat 9/27 - Noon
Sun 9/28 - Midnight
Tue 9/30 - 9pm
Thu 10/2 - 9pm
Fri 10/3 - 9am
Sat 10/4 - 6pm


CITY-WIDE FIRE HYDRANT FLUSHING
09-10-2014
The City of Macomb Public Works Department will begin flushing fire hydrants throughout the City the week of September 15, 2014. It is anticipated that it will take approximately 4 weeks to flush our entire water distribution system. Fire hydrants will be flushed between the hours of 7:00 am and 3:30 pm. During this time some residents may encounter discolored water. This is normal and should last a short time. If you experience continued discoloration please call the Water Treatment Plant at 836-3915.

The purpose of our flushing program is to flush away any sedimentation that has accumulated over the previous year, as well as to exercise the fire hydrant itself to make sure it is operational in case an emergency may arise.

Thank you for your cooperation.


City of Macomb Seeking Proposals from Private Sector to Manage Spring Lake Park
08-27-2014
The City of Macomb, Illinois is now accepting proposals from the private sector to manage Spring Lake programs such as campgrounds, concession stand, boat and dock rental, and hunting. Acting as an independent contractor, the management company would also be responsible for mowing the park, minor maintenance of facilities and monitoring of the lake and park areas for illegal or prohibited activities, which may be handled by the management company or reported to authorities.

Proposals must have a written management plan indicating staffing levels, assignment of duties, and
equipment list necessary to perform under the contract. Any entity making a proposal must also be able
to meet insurance requirements.

Deadline for submission of proposals is 10:00 a.m., October 9, 2014.
Request for Proposal packets are available through the City Administrator, 232 E Jackson, Macomb, IL 61455. Phone number: (309)837-0501. Email address: cityadm@macomb.com.


EAST STREET ROAD CLOSURE
04-24-2014
At 7:00 a.m. on Monday, April 28, 2014, East Street will be closed to traffic from East Wheeler to University Drive for reconstruction.The street will remain closed until further notice.

The City of Macomb and the Public Works Department appreciates your cooperation and indulgence during this reconstruction. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Public Works Department at 833.2821. Thank you for your patience.



WIGWAM HOLLOW BRIDGE CLOSURE
04-11-2014
Beginning on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. the Wigwam Hollow Bridge will be closed to traffic for approximately nine (9) months (April thru December, 2014) or until work is completed. This closure is to replace the bridge structure. The street closure will be at Jana Road north to Woodland Lane.

The Public Works Department appreciates your cooperation during this time of closure and we apologize in advance for any inconvenience the construction activity may cause.

Thank you for your cooperation. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Public Works Department at 833.2821.



CITY YARD WASTE SITE OPENING
03-27-2014
The Yard Waste Site located on Tower Road will open on Thursday, April 3, 2014. The hours of operation for the Yard Waste Site are Thursday through Sunday, 10 AM through 6 PM.

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



Macomb utilizes CodeRED Emergency Notification system
03-04-2014
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


Waste Management 2014 Recycling Service Days Calendar
01-16-2014
Waste Management 2014 Recycling Service Days Calendar



  • Printable Calendar


  • ON LINE PAYMENT OPTIONS
    12-10-2013
    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
    09-04-2013
    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
    01-17-2012
    Holidays observed by Waste Management:

    New Year's Day

    Memorial Day

    Indepedence Day

    Labor Day

    Thanksgiving Day

    Christmas Day



    DISCHARGING GRASS AND DEBRIS ONTO PUBLIC STREETS
    07-27-2011
    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.