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PLEASE DO NOT DEPOSIT CASH IN THE DROP BOX.  THANK YOU!!

*** THE CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS ARE ALWAYS ON THE FOURTH MONDAY OF EACH MONTH UNLESS THERE IS A HOLIDAY OR A SPECIAL MEETING IS CALLED.  THE MEETINGS BEGIN AT 7 PM.  UNDER THE COMMUNITY NEWS TAB THERE IS A LINK TO THE DATES AS WELL.  THANK YOU, DIANE EDWARDS, MAROA CITY CLERK***

Maps available for pick up at City Hall, Freedom, Casey's and The Uptown Cafe.

September 14, 15, & 16, 2017 - Fall City Sales.  More information under the events tab

September 26, 2017 - 10 am water shut off for unpaid water bills.

We have several phones that have been turned in here at City Hall.  If you have lost yours, please stop in and check to see if yours is here.

The Paws for a Great Cause is taking the place of the Blizzard of Blankets Drive.  The Paws drive begins September 6, 2017 and will run each day 9 am – 6:30 pm until Friday, September 15, 2017.  Donations may be dropped off at 102 E McKinley Street, Maroa, IL, The Uptown Cafe, during business hours, or City Hall, during business hours or The Buttered Bun Bakery, during business hours.  The items will be transferred to Maroa Forsyth Grade School to be added to Billi’s project.  All donations collected will then be transferred to Bloomington Food Bank and sent to Texas to help with the animals/families affected by the flood.  Items needed are used/clean blankets, used/clean towels, food, treats, toys, bleach, cleaning supplies, etc.  Each and every donation is appreciated.  Please help if you are able.

 

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The City of Maroa has a new way for the Community to receive information from the City regarding Public Works, City Events, Safety/Crime Prevention Tips, Community Events and City Emergencies along with Weather Alerts. You may sign up for these messages by clicking on the link.  The messages will come email, text, or phone call, you set your preferences.  You do not have to live in Maroa to receive these alerts, you may register to keep up with what is happening in town.  There is a link on our Facebook page as well, Maroa, Illinois City Hall.  If you need assistance or do not have internet access please call 217-794-2206 and we will be happy to help you enroll.

When you receive an alert it will ask you to confirm, if you confirm, the message is not sent to your alternate contact.  If you do not confirm, the message is sent to your alternate contact.  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO CONFIRM. When you sign up for the service and would like each alert to go to everyone in your family, please be sure to sign each contact up separately.  This will insure that each family member will get the alert. 

 

The Paws for a Great Cause is taking the place of the Blizzard of Blankets Drive.  The Paws drive begins September 6, 2017 and will run each day 9 am – 6:30 pm until Friday, September 15, 2017.  Donations may be dropped off at 102 E McKinley Street, Maroa, IL, The Uptown Cafe, during business hours, or City Hall, during business hours or The Buttered Bun Bakery, during business hours.  The items will be transferred to Maroa Forsyth Grade School to be added to Billi’s project.  All donations collected will then be transferred to Bloomington Food Bank and sent to Texas to help with the animals/families affected by the flood.  Items needed are used/clean blankets, used/clean towels, food, treats, toys, bleach, cleaning supplies, etc.  Each and every donation is appreciated.  Please help if you are able.

A MATTER OF BALANCE 

Location: Maroa Public Library

Dates: October 6th –Oct 31st ( Will meet Tuesdays and Fridays, twice a week for 4 weeks)

Time: 9:00am-11:00am

Cost: We ask for a 20$ Donation

To register: To register please call  Marina Neufeld at 217.428.0013 Last day to register is Monday October 2nd 2017. Class size is limited, so call today!

 

A Matter of balance is a program that can help reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have concerns about falling. This is an evidence-based program that utilizes volunteer coaches to teach eight-two hour classes. Participants will learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable, set realistic goals for increasing activity and promote exercise to increase strength and balance. A Matter of balance is for older adults who have concerns about falls, have sustained a fall in the past, restrict activities because of concerns about falling, are interested in improving flexibility, balance and strength. CLICK LINK 

Maroa Police Department Vacancy notice - click link for information You may submit your resume, application and ask any questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  -  click for application

If you are going out of town and would like the police department to do a security check while you are gone, please fill this form out and return to City Hall.  click link

Recycling information - Please read this information to know what is acceptable to put in the recycle bin. Please do not put anything else in the recycle bin.  Thank you.  click link

Macon County Environmental Management click for link

Supportive Living at Hawthorne Inn of Liberty Village of Clinton is now taking reservations.  There are one and two bedroom units available.  Stop by and check them out.  - For more information click link

New Water service application click link For your convenience, you may download this form and complete it along with $50 deposit then bring to the office or drop in the night drop for new water service.  NO CASH in the drop box.

REMINDER - THE WATER BILLS ARE SENT OUT THE BEGINNING OF EACH MONTH. WE HAVE SWITCHED TO POST CARDS FOR THE WATER BILLS.  THE CITY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST OR NON RECEIPT OF WATER BILLS. YOU MAY REQUEST A NEW BILL BE SENT, YOU MAY CALL FOR YOUR BALANCE DUE OR YOU MAY CHECK ONLINE. ALL WATER BILLS ARE DUE BY THE 17TH OF EACH MONTH. PENALTY OF 15% IS ADDED ON THE 18TH OF EACH MONTH. THE FOURTH TUESDAY OF ODD MONTHS ARE SHUT OFF DAYS.

The Calendar for the Gym and Spencer Park Pavillion are available under the Events tab.  You may check to see if the facility is available for the date you would like to have it.

The City Hall Gym is available to rent.  The cost is $50.00 and there is a $120.00 deposit that is returned when you clean up and key is returned.  If you have any questions about renting, call 217-794-2206, to get your reservation on the books.  Here are the forms to complete for your convience Gym Reservation form  Gym liability

The Park Pavilion is available to be reserved.  There is no cost to reserve, just call 217-794-2206, to get your reservation on the books.  Here is the form to complete for your convenience Park Pavilion Reservation form

 ******PLEASE NO BURNING OF LEAVES, GRASS AND LIMBS ON WEST MAIN FROM WOOD STREET TO CEDAR STREET.  THE DEBRIS IS CLOGGING UP THE DRAINS WHEN IT RAINS AND WASHES IT DOWN.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP WITH THIS MATTER.*****

CHRISTMAS BASKET COMMITTEE, BARB AT 217.620.5527 OR BARB AT 217.454.3639. MONETARY DONATIONS ARE ACCEPTED AT SCOTT STATE BANK. KEEP IN MIND THOSE IN NEED.   

Ordinance pertaining to Prevailing Wages click link

United Waste Contract click for link

ORDINANCE PERTAINING TO UTILITY TAX INCREASE CLICK FOR LINK Revised ordinance click 

City of Maroa Budget 2017/18 click link

City of Maroa Budget 2016/17 click link

Ordinance Pertaining to Maroa Business District click link

Amended Ordinance Pertaining to the Maroa Business District click link

Ordinance Pertaining to Solicitors in Maroa click link

Ordinance pertaining to Hamilton rezoning click link

Ordinance pertaining to Marsh annexation click link

Ordinance pertaining to Marsh rezoning click link

Ordinance pertaining to possession of cannabis click link

Ordinance pertaining to the Tax Levy click link

Ordinance pertaining to the Annual Abatement click link

City of Maroa Zoning Ordinance Book ZONING ORDINANCE BOOK PG 1 - 78  ZONING ORDINANCE BOOK PG 78A - 182

The Maroa Youth League is looking for new members!  You do not have to have children to become a member of the Maroa Youth League. We meet the first Sunday of each month at 6 pm at the Maroa Library.  If you are interested in becoming a member, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .   

The Maroa Fire Department is a great way to give back to your community.  If you are interested in joining the Fire Department, please see any volunteer for more information or contact the Firehouse at 217.794.3375.

The Maroa Fire Department is NOT manned 24/7.  If you have a fire emergency, please call 9-1-1.

2018 COUNCIL MEETING DATES CLICK LINK

2017 COUNCIL MEETING DATES CLICK LINK

American Street Dreams, Inc., located at 120 N Wood Street, here in Maroa, IL, brings a part of history back to Maroa.

On November 6, 2015, American Street Dreams Inc., (of Maroa, IL) won at auction, 4 of 6 nostalgic outdoor gas station signs. These signs were previously owned and displayed for the last 30 years at Norm Huff’s home, along the west side of Route 51 in Clinton, IL. The gas brands purchased by American Street Dreams, Inc. were DX, Gulf, Mobil and Texaco.

American Street Dreams, Inc. is a collector, vehicle restoration and Hot Rod shop, residing in Maroa for the last 17 years. In keeping with their theme, they purchased the 4 nostalgic signs, refurbished each with new wiring, painting the base structures and all new bulbs.

On January 12, 2016, the signs were erected in American Street Dreams, Inc.’s lot, just south of their main building, at 120 N. Wood Street, Maroa, IL.  This is the same building and lot previously owned by the late Bob Linehart, of Maroa, IL, and is where he once owned and operated an Oliver Dealership, as well as, a Gulf Station. The Gulf sign that was installed in January, stands approximately 3 feet from where the original Gulf sign stood.

American Street Dreams, Inc.’s intentions are to restore the nostalgic theme of years gone by, and create awareness to a past era by bringing the Gulf sign back, as well as, to peek interest with the enhancement of all the signs while giving a drive by picture opportunity. You can view a video of the signs being installed online at: https://www.facebook.com/dreamcarscometrue 

The signs look even better at night. Cruise by, take a look, and post your thoughts on the above

Facebook page. American Street Dreams, Inc. looks forward to hearing from you.  

American Street Dreams, Inc. Signage #1

American Street Dreams, Inc. Signage #2

American Street Dreams, Inc. Signage #3

American Street Dreams, Inc. Signage #4

 

About the FFA

The Illinois Association FFA is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. To learn more about the FFA visit http://www.illinoisffa.org

“Maximize”

The theme for the 2016-2017 State Officer Team is “Maximize”.  The State Officer Team consists of the twenty-five Section Presidents and five major State Officers.  This year’s team selected this theme to encourage individuals, teams, chapters, business and organizations to maximize their potential to support current and future FFA members, their activities and agricultural education.  

About the Illinois Foundation FFA

Illinois Foundation FFA engages individuals, industry, education, government, and foundations in securing funds to support quality Agricultural Education/FFA programs in Illinois. To learn how you can become involved link to http://www.illinoisffafoundation.org

 

Local FFA Chapter Participates in Corn Disease Image Contest with The Climate

 

Corporation For Hands-On Digital Agriculture Experience

 

Maroa Forsyth FFA Chapter May 19, 2017 –Macon County,  Local FFA Chapter entered contest facilitated by The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company, for an educational, in-field experience to help students understand the positive impact of transformative, digital technologies in agriculture.

 

As part of the contest, students will engage local farmers, agronomists and retailers to scout fields, indicate disease presence and learn about the challenging agronomic impacts of corn diseases. Students will record their findings using The Climate Corporation’s industry-leading Climate FieldViewTM   digital agriculture platform.

 

“We are excited for our students to get out in the field, interact with ag technology in a new way and expand their outlook on agriculture. It is invaluable for our students to partner with farmers and ag leaders in our community and at the same time, learn more about ag software tools like Climate FieldView. This contest has not only excited our students about modern agriculture, but also has given them greater appreciation for digital tools that can help farmers save time and protect yield,” said Cassie Crouch, Ag Teacher at Maroa Forsyth High School

 

FFA students and chapters formally enrolled in Climate’s Corn Disease Image Contest will use the Climate FieldViewTM   app to capture and submit photos of corn diseases from fields in their geography. The contest will begin on May 10, 2017 and photos can be submitted throughout the summer until the program concludes Sept. 1, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. CT. The FFA chapter with the highest number of points according the contest guidelines will be determined in September. The three FFA chapters with the highest number of points in each state will be awarded a monetary prize ranging from $150-500.

 

For more information on The Climate Corporation’s disease image contest, please visit: climateinsights.com/diseaseproject2017. If you are a farmer, retailer or agronomist and interested in supporting your local FFA chapter, please contact Cassie Crouch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

To learn more about the Climate FieldView™ platform, contact your local Climate dealer or visit climate.com. 

  

The community Business Directory is on our site.  If you would like your business or service added to the directory please contact City Clerk, Diane Edwards This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.