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.

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 

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 63.8% have responded as of June 3, 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 Committee Meeting

CANCELLED 

Maroa City Sales - HAPPENING

Maroa City Sales are happening! June 11, 2020 4 pm - 8 pm, June 12, 2020 8 am - 5 pm, and June 13, 2020 8 am - 12 pm. All individual sale times may vary. If you would like to be on the map, please have information turned in at City Hall drop box by 3 pm on June 9. The fee is $2 per address. Maps will be dropped off at Casey's and Freedom for pick up.

Maroa City Clean Up - DIFFERENT THIS YEAR - Starting June 8, 2020

The city will have dumpsters at the City Garage which is located on Jackson Street.  You may bring your items to the dumpsters.   NO PAINT, CONCRETE, SOLVENTS, CHEMICALS, YARD WASTE, ELECTRONICS, TIRES, CHEMICALS OR OTHER HAZARDOUS WASTE ARE TO BE PUT INTO THE DUMPSTERS.  THEY WILL BE POLICED AND MONITORED.  The dumpsters will be there beginning June 8, 2020.  Any questions, please call 217-794-2206 during normal business hours.

Maroa City Electronics Recycling - JUNE 6, 2020 WILL HAPPEN

June 6, 2020 will be the electronics recycling from 9 am - 12 pm.  ITEMS TO BE ACCEPTED:  Desktop computers, tabletop computers, tablets, LCD monitors, TV's, projectors, printers, fax machines, keyboards, satellite equipment, network cables, pagers, walkie talkies, telephones, cell phones, VCR and DVD players, video game consoles, radios, speakers, answering machines, toner, keyboard mice, ink cartridges, cameras, camcorders, battery back ups, surge protectors, power and assembley cables.  ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED: Kitchen appliances, CD's, DVD's, cassettes, TV's with broken glass or dismantled, software, lamps, light bulbs, Christmas lights, carbon monoxide detectors, vacuum and floor cleaners, smoke detectors, alkaline batteries, and thermostats.  Bring your accepted electronic's to City Hall and drop off.  Open to all City & Township residents.  Proof of residency may be required.  Out of town residents will be charged $10 per item.  No TV's or monitors will be picked up curbside.

Rabies Clinic - TENTATIVE DATE - Cancelled for Maroa

The Rabies Clinic to be held on June 13, 2020 at City Hall has been cancelled. We will let you know if they reschedule.
Pet Smart, in Forsyth,is holding one on June 20, 2020 from 9 am - 10 am. You may call them for details at 217-876-1392. Thank you.

Freedom Festival Fireworks at 9 pm

June 27, 2020 - Fireworks at Dusk.  The Festival has been cancelled. 

Maroa Forsyth Trojan Trackbackers 5K Run - CANCELLED

                                                                                                Maroa Forsyth Trojan Trackbackers 5K Run

Saturday June 27, 2020

Maroa City Hall, Maroa, IL

**Race the streets of Maroa during the Freedom Fest right before the parade begins @ 10 am and support the Maroa Forsyth Trojan Track Program.

**Race check in begins at 8 am and race starts at 8:30 am near Maroa City Hall.

**T-shirt guaranteed to all participants who sign up by Wednesday June 10, 2020.

**Medals to the top three male and female finishers in each division:

19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+

**Sign up with $25 cash or check on race day or mail form and check (made out to MFHS-Track) to: 

Josh Jostes

611 W Monroe St

Maroa, IL 6175

NAME________________________________________   M or F (circle one) 

ADDRESS_____________________________________ Age on race day ____

T-SHIRT SIZE (circle one) Small    Medium    Large    X-Large XX-Large

*MFHS Track has the right to act in case of an emergency while consulting with medical professionals on my behalf!

Waiver/Signature: __________________________________________

Link to print off form Link to "Maroa Forsyth Trojan Trackbackers 5K Run June 27 2020.docx"

Senior Freeze - Rescheduled - Tentatively to September 17, 2020

 Senior Freeze will be on September 17, 2020

at the Township Building at 504 S Wood Street

9 am - 11 am

Requirements are as follows:

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.