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

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.

SAVE THE DATES - JUNE 28 & 29, 2019

MORE INFORMATION WILL FOLLOW AS IT IS IN THE PLANNING STAGES BUT WE WILL HAVE A FAMILY FUN NIGHT ON JUNE 28, 6 pm UNTIL 10 pm, ON MAIN STREET IN MAROA AND THEN ON JUNE 29 FOLLOWING THE PARADE, THERE WILL BE ENTERTAINMENT AT CITY HALL ALL DAY. THE EVENING WILL BE CAPPED OFF WITH FIREWORKS.

Any Vendor who is interested in setting up for the Festival, please contact Diane Edwards at 217-794-2206 or email dedwardscityclerk@frontier.com or text at 217-737-5954.  Thank you!

Maroa Park Program

              It is that time of year again, that’s right it’s time for the Maroa Summer Park Program. 

Once again it will be a summer full of field trips, and fun activities. 

Field trips will be to Clintonia Eagle Theater, Sprinkler Park in Bloomington, Upper Limits Climbing, Children’s Discovery  Museum in Bloomington, Altitude Trampoline Park and Fairview Family Aquatic Center.  Prepay will be required for Upper Limits Climbing, Altitude Trampoline Park and Children’s Discovery Museum.  There will be a limit of 30 for the Upper Limits Climbing and the Children’s Discovery Museum trip.  There will be a limit of 40 for Altitude Trampoline Park and Fairview Aquatic Center.  All trips are $10 and lunch is provided for the trips except for Clintonia Eagle Theater.  

You may still sign up for the Park Program.  The forms are available at City Hall during business hours.  If you are not able to make it during those hours, please contact Diane and I will make arrangements to meet you at a different time.

The Park Program will run from May 28th - July 23rd. Hours are 9 am - 12 pm & 1 pm - 3 pm. 

There will be NO program on July 4, 2019.

To kick things off, the Maroa United Methodist Church will plant flowers with the kids and then have lunch for them.

This year there will be bicycle registration with the Maroa Police Department, K9 Unit from Macon County Sheriff’s Department, scavenger hunt, painting a picture, exotic animals, face painting, spa day, frisbee golf camp, volleyball camp, baseball/softball camp, basketball camp, football camp, tennis camp, archery, wacky Wednesday art, are just some of the activities, and water day celebration to end the park program. 

Kids will be able to make decorations that will be put on the City Christmas tree at the tree lighting.

We look forward to seeing you all there!  This will be a great summer!

Here is a link to the booklet.  Link to "2019 Park Program Booklet.docx" 

Booklets are available at City Hall and you may sign up at any time even if the program has started.    

 

Forsyth Festival - June 15, 2019

On Saturday, June 15th during the Forsyth Festival, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Forsyth, will be serving FREE walking tacos, hot dogs and water from 5 pm - 9 pm.  This will be in the tent at our church and is open to all community members and area guests!

We will view the village fireworks show and games will be available for children and adults during the evening. Bring your lawn chairs! Please join us for this FREE family event!'

 

Nathan Treuthart Benefit

BENEFIT FOR NATHAN TREUTHART

JUNE 1ST @ MAROA CITY HALL GYM

120 S Locust St, Maroa, IL

BAGS TOURNAMENT

 -Social & Competitive Brackets - 50% payout

-Social; $20.00 a team

-Competitive; $40.00 a team                                                                                                                        

-Signups start at 10 AM

-Bags flying by 11 AM

Last Man Standing $5.00 (50% payout to winner)

Lunch $8.00 a plate, kids plate $5.00

Silent Auction

50/50 drawing

Band starts at 5 PM

Nathan was in a car accident on March 7, 2019.  He suffered a pilon fracture of his foot, which has required two surgeries and also has a fractured back.  He has been off work and right now is unsure of when he will be able to return to work.  We want to help him and his wife, Alexandra (Grider) Treuthart with the medical bills.

Questions or want to donate Contact:  

Jack and Laura Grider at lgrider89@gmail.com

Mark and Cyra Buttell at cyralynn87@gmail.com

Maroa Liberty Festival

The Festival will be on June 29, 2019.  Watch for more information regarding events.  Fireworks will be at dusk.  There will be the Masonic Lodge Pork Chop dinner in the City Hall gym that night.  Parade line up will be at the hight school parking lot starting at 9 am and parade will start at 10 am.  All participants are welcome. 

The City is looking for volunteers for the Liberty Festival Committee.  If you are interested in helping make the festival fun, please contact Ted Agee, 217-454-5951.  Ted is the Chairman of the Festival Committee and will appreciate help in making it a great time again for the Fourth of July Festival.   

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

  

 

2019 City Council Meeting Dates Meetings start at 6:30 pm

Please note the meetings will start at 6:30 pm beginning January 28, 2019 Link to "2019 Council 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.