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.

Maroa Forsyth School District Information

Community Engagement Planning Process – Your voice is needed as we plan our vision for district facilities’ usages. The Maroa-Forsyth Board of Education invites all school district residents to participate. The community engagement meetings are to address the future of the middle school building and our general facility needs. Sessions will take place on November 13 from 6:30 - 8 pm. To learn more, visit www.mfschools.net/plan.

        Wall of Valor – Maroa-Forsyth has created a Wall of Valor that will be on display near the high school gym. Any Maroa-Forsyth                                   graduate who is an active member of the military or a veteran can be placed on the Wall of Valor. To see photos of the wall and learn                       about submissions, please visit www.mfschools.net/news/wall-of-valor.

Golf Tournament – Our golf team finished second at the Sangamo Conference tournament. Congratulations to Grant Reid for placing in the top 8!

Middle School STEAM Lab Donations – Our middle school has joined a three-year commitment to learn more about making our classrooms STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) worthy. One step in making this a reality is building up supplies for a lab. Please consider donating materials you might have around your house. We need everything from paper towel tubes to Q-tips.  Visit https://mfms.mfschools.net/news/steam-donations to see the entire list. We appreciate your support!

IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE MIDDLE SCHOOL STAY HERE IN MAROA, COME AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT AND LET THE BOARD MEMBERS KNOW THAT YOU SUPPORT KEEPING IT IN MAROA.  THERE IS A CHANCE THAT IT WILL NOT STAY HERE UNLESS YOU MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD.

Christmas Tree Lighting - November 23, 2019 at 6 pm

City Hall Grounds

Please join us for the tree lighting. 

Christmas Carolers will lead the firetruck carrying Santa & Mrs. Claus and will arrive at 6 pm.  There will be no wishes heard tonight by Santa, wishes will be heard on December 14, 2019, 9:30 am - 11:30 am at the Maroa Public Library.

Maroa Forsyth Schools will sing Christmas Carols.  The Maroa Forsyth Band will play some Christmas Songs. 

There will be refreshments served in the gym afterwards. 

Andy Armadillo, from Texas Roadhouse, will be on hand to greet the kids and hand out coupons for kids meals.  You will also be able to purchase Texas Roadhouse Gift Cards.  10% of sales will go to the Veterans Memorial.

Dine to Donate at Texas Roadhouse December 1, 2019 11 am - 10 pm

Proceeds will go to the Veteran’s Memorial

On December 1, 2019 from 11 am - 10 pm, City of Maroa Dine to Donate, 10% of your meal will be donated to The City of Maroa to go towards the Veteran’s Memorial.  You may show this flyer on your cell phone, print it out from our website or mention to your server that you are there to eat     because of the dine to donate. You have to eat anyway so why not eat for a great cause.  Link to "City of Maroa D2D Poster.jpg"

Texas Roadhouse Gift Cards

Texas Roadhouse gift cards make great Christmas gifts, stocking stuffers or even just to treat yourself.  Since you are going to purchase them anyway, please consider purchasing them from the City of Maroa.  You may buy in any denomination starting at $5.  When you purchase from the City of Maroa, 10% of the sale will go to the Veteran’s Memorial Fund.  If you use your gift card on December 1, 2019 during the Dine to Donate, then another 10% of your meal will go to the fund.  One purchase could potential give 20% back to the Veteran’s Fund.  You may contact Diane Edwards at City Hall,  if after hours call her cell phone 217-737-5954, if no answer, please leave a message and I will get back to you.  You may also purchase from the Mayor or any of the council members.  Call them and they will get with you, their numbers are located on this website.  The plan is to get gift cards delivered weekly.  You will pay for the card up front and then they will be delivered to you or you may pick them up at the office, whichever is best for you.  If you need the card soon, that may also be arranged for you.  If you pay by check, please make your check payable to City of Maroa.  We hope that you will purchase your gift cards from us and help us continue to raise money for the Veteran’s Memorial.    

Annual Christmas Store

“BIG FUN ALERT”

Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 9 am - 11 am

For children ages 2 through 5th Grade!

You are invited to come and purchase Christmas gifts for your mother, father, grandparents, sisters and brothers. 

All gifts are priced at $2 each and will be gift wrapped for you…”Special Elves” will be available to help children shop while parents enjoy cookies and a hot beverage.

So all children will have a variety of gifts to choose from, a limit may be set on how many gifts one child may purchase.

Maroa United Methodist Church

Corner of Washington Street & Walnut Street

Christmas Cookie Exchange

You are Invited to our Christmas Cookie exchange!

Saturday, December 14, 2019

1pm - 3 pm at Maroa Christian Church

Bring 2 Dozen of your favorite Christmas cookies to exchange!

There will be:

Christmas Music, cookie swapping & packaging,

AND a Cookie Decorating Station for the Kids!

We Hope to See You There!

This event is free of charge

Maroa Christmas Baskets

It’s that time again. 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.  

Basket pick up will be December 14, 2019 from 9 am - 11 am at Maroa City Hall gym.  Letters will be going out soon.  Please return your letter as soon as possible.  

Pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus in front of City Tree

December 17, 2019 - 6 pm - 7 pm

Pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus

Come to the Christmas tree with your camera and take your pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus.  The tree will be lit and it will be a great time to get your family pictures in front of the tree with Santa & Mrs. Claus. 

Sharon Woolum will also be taking pictures randomly that night and she will post them on various Facebook pages so that you may get that picture as well.

Thank you to Santa, Mrs. Claus & Sharon.

Leaf Vacuum

The City of Maroa has purchased a Leaf Vacuum.  This is to slow the burning of leaves in the fall and help the environment.  All you have to do to participate is rake your leaves into a pile at the ditch area in your yard, and the city crew will vacuum leaves up.  This service has begun.  Weather permitting, Monday's will be the pick up day.  If you have leaves ready for pick up, please call 217-794-2206 and give us your address, if after hours just leave a voice mail and we will let the guys know so they can get them picked up.  We don’t want to miss anyone.  You may still burn your leaves, but we would like to reduce the number of people burning leaves so please take advantage of this serviceLeaf Vacuum

Newsletter changes January 2020

Currently we are mailing out 1000+ newsletters every other month and many are left at the post office each time and many make their way to the trash or recycle.  We do not want to add to mail that you do not want.  The newsletter is available on line before they are mailed out.  In a effort to go green and reduce unwanted mail, beginning in January 2020, the newsletter will be published and on the website at the end of each month.  For people who still would like to receive the newsletter by mail, it will be mailed to you every two months just like it is now.  The list of people who signed up before will be used.  If you would like to receive by email, you may call the office to be added to the email list.  If you would like to receive by mail you may call the office to be sure that you are on the mail list.  There will also be  copies of the newsletter available to pick up at the office, every other month.  So the mailing will be just as it is now January/February, March/April, May/June, July/August, September/October and November/December.  The people who subscribe to the newsletter or who do not live in Maroa will still receive the newsletter every other month and the subscription price will remain the same.    

For the advertisers, there will no longer be a charge to advertise in the newsletter, we hope that all of the businesses in town will put an ad in to show case their business.  Add some coupons to it as well that people may use at your business.  You may email your ad to  Diane Edwards at dedwardscityclerk@frontier.com or you may drop it by the office.     

 

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"  

Annual Christmas Store

Event Date: December 07, 2019 9:00 am - 11:00 am

“BIG FUN ALERT”

Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 9 am - 11 am

For children ages 2 through 5th Grade!

You are invited to come and purchase Christmas gifts for your mother, father, grandparents, sisters and brothers. 

All gifts are priced at $2 each and will be gift wrapped for you…”Special Elves” will be available to help children shop while parents enjoy cookies and a hot beverage.

So all children will have a variety of gifts to choose from, a limit may be set on how many gifts one child may purchase.

Maroa United Methodist Church

Corner of Washington Street & Walnut Street

Christmas Tree Lighting

Event Date: November 23, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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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.