The City of Maroa crews will be flushing fire hydrants beginning on October 2, 2018 and ending on October 12, 2018. The city is required to advise customers that increased levels of lead in the water can occur during this time due to the flushing and agitation of the water mains and plumbing fixtures. This does not mean that lead levels in our water are high, in fact our last lead samples came back with 0 lead readings, it simply means that the flushing may cause increased levels due to the water crossing surfaces that may contain lead such as plumbing fixtures. The City also recommends during this time that water customers should flush their water lines out until the water is clear, maybe refrain from doing laundry while the hydrants are being flushed in their area, and make sure to remove the aerators and screens from plumbing fixtures and clean or replace them. The City is sorry for any inconvenience this may cause its customers during this necessary time of maintenance. If customers should have any questions and or concerns please feel free to call the water department at (217)794-3842 or Mike at (217)519-2102.
The Kelly Miller Circus is coming to Maroa!
The City of Maroa is sponsoring this event to raise money for Spencer Park. The circus will take place on September 29th at the Maroa City Hall grounds. The big top will go up at 9:00 AM and showtimes will be at 2:00 PM and 4:30 PM. Advance tickets are available for purchase at Maroa City Hall, Crawford’s Pizza and Scott State Bank in Maroa. Adult advance tickets are $10.00 each. Children’s (2 to 12 years) and senior’s (65 years and over) advance tickets are $7.00 each. Tickets purchased the day of the show are $13.00 for adults and $8.00 for children/seniors. Don’t miss this event!
Started in 1938 by Obert Miller and his sons, Kelly and Dory, the Al G. Kelly Miller Brothers Circus, now known simply as Kelly Miller, has entertained millions of American and Canadian citizens while establishing itself in the fabric and history of the American Tented Circus.
The Miller Family devoted their lives to their circus and through talent and hard work built it into America’s 2nd largest big top show. They introduced hundreds of new circus artists to the American public and countless innovations in circus operation. From the very beginning they insisted that their circus maintain high standards and be welcomed back to communities year after year.
From 1984 through 2006, David Rawls, president and third generation circus performer and manager directed the Kelly Miller Circus. In 2007, another exciting chapter in its history began when the show was purchased by John Ringling North II. Mr. North’s great uncles were the famous Ringling Brothers, his grandmother, their only sister. Born into this most famous of circus families, John grew up on the “Greatest Show on Earth”, learning circus operation from his father Henry Ringling North, and Uncle John Ringling North. He is dedicated to the circus, always seeking ways to improve it. Mr. North can be seen at most performances watching the show with a critical eye.
The circus travels on a fleet of 20 vehicles and requires an area of 300’ by 300’ to set up on. The colorful circus big top has a seating capacity of 800 and is made of waterproof vinyl. The tent is 120’ by 80’ and is 40’ high and is supported by more than a quarter of a mile of heavy gauge aluminum tubing as well as several miles of rope, steel cable and chain.
The Kelly Miller Circus has gathered a galaxy of stars from many nations, enhanced them with beautiful theatrical lighting and lively circus music for a performance to warm the hearts of young and old alike.
From the early morning hours, when the big top is raised into the air, to the very moment when the king pole races to the ground at the end of the day, you the public are invited to come and be a part of the magic of “Circus Day” as it has been experienced for over 200 years!
School is back in session
School is back in session. Remember that there is to be no cell phone usage is a school zone, it is the law. Watch for kids crossing the street and remember that you are to stop for school buses that have their red flashers on and are loading or unloading. Just put your phone down while you are in your car. That text can wait, the life you save may be your own or your loved one. No text is that important.
Election April 2, 2019
Starting Tuesday, September 18, 2018, petitions to run for the office of Alderman Ward I, Ward II and Ward III, may be picked up from the City Clerk at City Hall, Monday through Friday, 9 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 3 pm.
Ward I has 2 seats, one is an unexpired term for 2 years and the other is a 4 year term.
Filing of petitions will be December 10, 2018 through December 17, 2018. The office will be open 8 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 3pm, on Monday, December 10, 2018. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 3 pm. On Monday, December 17, 2018, the last day to file, the office will be open 9 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 5 pm.
Trick or Treat
Hours to Trick or Treat will be on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, from 4 pm - 8 pm. Remember to only go to those homes that have their porch lights on and watch for cars when crossing the roads. Drivers please use slow down and use extra caution to help keep our goblins safe. Put down your phones and pay attention to the roads.
Maroa Christian Church Turkey Supper
Saturday, November 3, 2018. $8 per ticket. Advanced tickets sales only. Call or text Tish at 217-412-6770 or Dawn at 217-474-0218.
Only 180 tickets will be sold so get yours early.
Water Shut off months
Shut off for non-payment of water bills is the 4th Tuesday of the months of January, March, May, July, September, and November.
Golf Cart Information
Effective April 1, 2014 - No Golf Cart may be operated in the City of Maroa unless it displays a current Permit. Permits are issued annually and extend from April 1 to March 31 of the next succeeding year. The yearly cost of the permit shall be $25.00. Prior to being issued a permit, each Golf Cart shall undergo an inspection and must meet each and every item on the inspection checklist prior to being issued a permit. Ordinance 08/26/2013-1. See the Police Tab for more information.
No Dumping Allowed
Effective Immediately - There is no dumping allowed by the Sewer Plant. The City allows for burning so you may burn yard waste in your yards. Thank You.
Maroa Fire Department
The Maroa Fire Department will be hosting various recruitment open houses for potential new members. Contact Tony Norton 217-519-1656, Matt Norton 217-454-1982, or Jamie Zombro 217-520-4346 for more information or follow them on Facebook for the latest details.
The Maroa Fire Department is NOT manned 24/7. If you have a fire emergency, please call 9-1-1.
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2019 City Council Meeting Dates - Please note the meetings will start at 6:30 pm beginning January 28, 2019 Link to "2019 Council meeting dates.pdf"
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