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

SENIOR FREEZE - APRIL 26, 2017 FROM 9 TO 11:30 AM AT THE MAROA TOWNSHIP BUILDING - 109 N WALNUT STREET, MAROA, IL  QUESTIONS CALL BARB LAMONT 217.468.2365

*** THE CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS ARE ALWAYS ON THE FOURTH MONDAY OF EACH MONTH UNLESS THERE IS A HOLIDAY.  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***

Community News

CALENDAR OF EVENTS click for link  You will find on the calendar, a list of the upcoming events in Maroa.  If you have anything you would like to add to the calendar, email Diane Edwards, City Clerk, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

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 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 Alderman Edwards, 217.828.0005, 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 Alderman Edwards at 217.828.0005, 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.  DIANE EDWARDS, MAROA CITY CLERK*****

CHRISTMAS BASKET COMMITTEE, BARB AT 217.620.5527 OR BARB AT 217.454.3639. MONETARY DONATIONS ARE ACCEPTED AT SCOTT STATE BANK. AS YOU SHOP THE AFTER CHRISTMAS SALES, KEEP IN MIND THOSE IN NEED AND MAYBE PURCHASE GIFTS FOR THE NEXT CHRISTMAS SEASON TO DONATE.   

May 11, 2017 4pm - 7 pm, May 12, 2017 8 am - 5 pm, and May 13, 2017 8am - noon - A Fundraiser for the Christmas Baskets given out in December.  Barb and Barb will hold a rummage sale in the City Hall Gym.  You may give donations to either Barb Hastings, 217.454.3639 or drop them off at City Hall.  All proceeds will go to help the Community at Christmas Time. Volunteers are welcome to help also.

City of Maroa Preliminary Budget 2017/18 click for link

United Waste Contract click for link

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

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.

2017 COUNCIL MEETING DATES CLICK LINK

Maroa 4-H Livestock is up and Running. Our officers were elected and have been working on meeting activities to do for the 4-H kids age 8-18. We also have a Coverbud group for 6-8 year old kids. So if you are those ages come down for Cloverbuds or 4-H for lots of fun. We met at the Maroa Forsyth high School Ag Room on the first Monday of each month (starting in January).

 2016-2017 Officers 
Wesley Dunham - President 
Gage Kapraun - VP 
Braylee Finck - Secretary 
Ben Sellmeyer - Treasurer  
Taylor Crouch - Reporter 
Haylee Watson - Cloverbud Jr. Leader 
Gehrig Bunselmeyer - Recreation 
Coleman & Ben Mahoney - Guest Speakers 
Some of our members have had lots of success with their records. Our treasurer, Ben Sellmeyer received a Macon County Award for his Animal Science Projects. Our reporter, Taylor Crouch received an outstanding personal development award. A senior member received a big award at the State level. Alyssa Garner received the top award  for her project specializing in Ag Ed. She received a $1000 scholarship for her efforts! We are proud to have had two winners from Maroa Livestock in the last three years receive this award. Congrats to all our members.  
Respectively Submitted 
Taylor Crouch

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

Maroa Forsyth High School FFA News

March 9, 2017

Contact

Cassie Crouch

Ag Teacher/ FFA Advisor

Maroa Forsyth High School

610 West Washington

309-360-3300

Press Release:  Reed Jostes RECOGNIZED AS DISTRICT FFA STAR

Sullivan High School, Sullivan IL Reed Jostes was selected as the District FFA Star Farmer.  Reed is a member of the Maroa Forsyth FFA Chapter of the Illinois Association FFA.  Illinois FFA recognizes four outstanding FFA members in each of five FFA Districts in Illinois.  Each is honored as the District Star Award for outstanding accomplishments in FFA and agricultural education. The District Star Awards – including the Star Farmer, Star in Agribusiness, Star in Agricultural Placement and Star in Agriscience recognizes FFA members who demonstrate outstanding agricultural skills and competencies through record keeping, leadership, and scholastic achievement.  SAEs allow students to learn by doing by either owning and operating an agricultural business, working or serving an internship at an agriculture-based business or conducting an agriculture-based scientific experiment and reporting results.

Reed was selected as the District 4Winner by a committee of agriculture industry representatives and teachers knowledgeable in this work-based area.  Reed is the son of Heidi and Josh Jostes from Maroa IL.

Receiving this honor now makes Reedeligible to compete in the State FFA Star Awards Selection process in Urbana-Champaign on March 25, 2017.  Reed was previously chosen as the Chapter and Section Star.  Reed has been involved in the following other agriculture education and FFA activities: Creed Speaking, Public Speaking, Job Interview Contest, Poultry Production, Livestock Judging, Soils Judging, serves as Section 16 Reporter, and was recently named WYXY Top 20 FFA STARS in 2017. Mrs. Cassie Crouch is the agriculture teacher and FFA Advisor at Maroa Forsyth High SChool.

Reed will receive plaques for their accomplishments.  These plaques are made possible by gifts by individuals, businesses, corporations and organizations through the Illinois Foundation FFA.  

 

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

 

 
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 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.