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

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. 

Veterans Memorial Committee Meeting

Water Hydrant Flushing November 2, 2020 - November 13, 2020

The City of Maroa will be flushing fire hydrants within the city the week beginning November 2, 2020 through November 13, 2020, weather permitting.  If they are not able to get to all of the hydrants, they will get some in all areas of town.  During this time water customers may experience cloudy/discolored water.  While flushing occurs in your neighborhood, we recommend utility water customer’s refrain from doing laundry until the water clears up.  This would also be the optimum time for utility water customers to repair or replace aerators and screens in all your water faucets.  We appreciate our customer’s cooperation during this time and apologize for any inconvenience it may cause.  For any questions or concerns please contact Mike Hoffman, Superintendent at 217-519-2206 or The City Clerk’s office at 217-794-2206.

Diane L. Edwards

Maroa City Clerk

Leaf Vacuum Pick Up Beginning October 12, 2020

Once again this year, you DO NOT HAVE TO BURN YOUR LEAVES, the City is providing an alternative to this.  Please rake your leaves to the ditch as close to the road as possible, within 5 feet.  If you live on an alley, you may rake them close to the alley as well.  Please put in long rectangle piles, not large circular piles.  Please be sure there are not any sticks or branches in the piles.  No trash is to be put in the leaf piles please.

Halloween Night - October 31, 2020

Mark Your Calendars

HALLOWEEN NIGHT                                                   

Trick or Treating in Maroa

5 - 8 pm

Visit City Hall from 4 - 7 pm for some Extra Halloween FUN!

4 pm – Fire Truck Parade

Costume Contest

Tents will be set up with Local Businesses and Community members for Trick or Treating outside of city hall.  

The City of Maroa Businesses will be providing LOTS of Candy for Trick or Treating!

                                                                                                 Raffles

Face Painting

Cookie Walk

Games

Social Distancing guidelines apply.

Veterans Day Lunch

Dear Veteran,

Thank you for your service to our country.  We could never say thank you enough.

On November 11, 2020, we have partnered with Texas Roadhouse in Forsyth, IL to bring you a drive through lunch box.  From 11 am – 12 pm, drive by in front of Maroa City Hall, 120 S Locust Street.  We will deliver to those who are not able to come up to pick up lunch.  We will have a sandwich, baked potato, dessert, and water.  We would also like to extend this lunch to your spouse as well.

In order to be sure that we are able to provide a lunch for everyone, please let us know if you would like to have a lunch box, if you need one or two lunch boxes and if you will pick up or drive through.  You may call 217-737-5954, leave a message if I do not answer and I will get you on the list so that we can be sure to have a lunch for you.

We also need to give a BIG thank you to Texas Roadhouse in Forsyth, IL for donating the lunch boxes to us so that we can bring this to our Veterans in town.

We look forward to hearing from you and to see you on November 11, 2020.

Thank you again for your service,

 

The City of Maroa Elected Officials and Employees

 

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.

 

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.