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.

Upcoming Events

NOTICE

There are currently no reported cases of Covid-19 in Maroa.

Due to the additional steps necessary to protect the health of our employees and citizens, the Maroa City Hall will be closed to the public until further notice;  This includes all gymnasium events and reservations.

Water payments may be made by using the 24-hour drop box outside City Hall, U.S. Mail or online.  The link to pay online may be found on the city website at www.maroaillinois.gov or you may call the office at 217-794-2206 and payments may be taken over the phone.

Of you need a permit, call the office and we will make arrangements for you to get one.  

All Committee and City Council meetings are held via Zoom.

CDC GUIDLINES for the Covid-19

Link to the CDC Guidelines and recommendations - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html 

Golf Cart Registration

All Golf Carts must be registered and the registration must be renewed every year.  If you have not registered your Golf Cart, please call 217-794-5526, to make an appointment to get your Cart registered.  If not registered you are in Violation of the City Ordinance Link to "Ordinance 08262013.1 Golf Cart.pdf"

CENSUS DAY STARTED APRIL 1, 2020 MAKE SURE YOU ARE COUNTED

April 1, 2020 started Census Day.  If you have received your Census package, please fill out either online or mail the form back to the Census so that you will be counted.  So far 65.8% have responded as of August 11, 2020, here in Maroa.  Let's get that to 100%!  If you have not received the package, you may follow this link to be counted.  Please do not ignore this.  It is important that everyone living in Maroa be counted.  Completing the Census helps the schools get funding, and it will help the City get funding.  The more funding received, the less the burden is on the home owner, through taxes.  Thank you in advance for your help!  https://2020census.gov/

School Reminders

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. 

Notice All residents living West of Wood Street

NOTICE
Due to the weather the date has changed.  The City will be oil and rock chipping the roads beginning Wednesday, August 12, 2020, starting at   6 am.  Please remember to have your parked vehicles off the road so they may get the work done and nothing gets on your vehicles. Thank you for you assistance with this matter.    

Macon County Rabies Clinic Saturday, August 15, 2020

Macon County Animal Control will be holding rabies clinics on Saturday, August 15, 2020 from 1 pm to 3 pm at the following locations:

FORSYTH - Hickory Point Firehouse - 450 S Smith St

LONG CREEK - Township Garage - 7020 E Church St

MAROA - City Hall Gym Back Door - 120 S Locust St

OREANA - Firehouse - 101 E South St

HARRISTOWN - (Wyckles Corner) - Firehouse - 4417 W Main St

Clinic Vaccination price: $18 per vaccination (1 year vaccine).  Also , immediate registration and tags will be issued for all City of Decatur AND Macon County residents.  

Registration Fees: $50 unaltered and $15 altered or under 1 year of age.

Vaccination of your pet is REQUIRED BY STATE LAW!  Protect your pet and your family by taking advantage of the rabies clinic, if your pet is not currently immunized.

Be Wise...IMMUNIZE!

FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED!

Rabies clinics are sponsored by the Macon County Animal Control and Macon and Macon County Veterinarians

If you have any questions regarding the rabies clinic, please contact Macon County Animal Control at 217-425-4508.

Thank you,

City of Decatur Licensing

217-424-2709

Fall City Sales

September 10, 2020 4 pm - 8 pm

September 11, 2020 8 am - 5 pm

September 12, 2020 8 am - 12 pm

Individual Sale times may vary

If you would like to be on the sale map, please submit your information before September 8, 2020 at noon.  There is no cost to be on the map.  Maps will be available for pick up at 2 pm on September 9, 2020.

 

Senior Freeze - Rescheduled - Tentatively September 17, 2020

 Senior Freeze will be on September 17, 2020  

at the Maroa City Hall Gym

9 am - 11 am

Requirements are as follows:

TEMPERATURE CHECKS - MASKS - SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE REQUIRED

Must be 65 years old

Must live in the home

Household income less that $65,000 a year

Must bring proof of income

Anyone turning 65 this year can come & sign up for the senior exemption

Any questions, contact Barb Lamont at 217-468-2365

Maroa Christmas Baskets

If you know a family in need, or would like to help a family, please contact Barb Hastings at 217-454-3639 or Barb Wilkey at 217-620-5527.

The Maroa Forsyth Christmas Baskets would like to “Thank” all of the volunteers that helped our program this year.  Without your help, it would be very difficult for us to achieve all that we are able to provide for our families.  Whether it be from the food drive, to cash donations, toy drive, helping get boxes ready before delivery day and helping on delivery day, the effort shows that our communities reflect compassion and unselfish caring.  The families are very THANKFUL for all they receive.

Thank you,

Barb Hastings

Barb Wilkey

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.

City of Maroa Map - click link

  

 

2020 City Council Meeting Dates Meetings start at 6:30 pm

  Link to "2020 meeting dates.pdf"

No Newsflash at the moment

Advisories

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 6:30 PM. UNDER THE COMMUNITY NEWS TAB THERE IS A LINK TO THE DATES AS WELL. THANK YOU, DIANE EDWARDS, MAROA CITY CLERK***
If you would like to receive your water bill by email each month, please let us know. You may call 217-794-2206 or email dedwardscityclerk@frontier.com
Council meeting minutes have to have council approval before posting. They will be posted after meetings if they are approved. Minutes will be one month behind.