Public Meeting Summaries
These are quick summaries or various public meetings that occur with Elected and Appointed City Officials.
Official minutes and supporting documents can be found here: Link Here
Clean-up week 2018
October 8-12th on your scheduled pickup day
· No Paint – Paint is accepted at the transfer station for free
· No Tires – These must be disposed of through local tire dealers
· No electronics – Electronics are accepted for free at the transfer station
· No concrete – Must be disposed of at the transfer station for a fee
· Items need to be 50 lbs. or less and manageable by two workers.
· Items must be less than 8 feet in length due to equipment limitations.
· Boards and Carpet need to be tied or taped in manageable weights/lengths. Drywall needs to be contained in bags.
· Small items and clothing need to be contained in bags or cans.
· Appliance doors and toilet tanks should be removed for safety.
Please have all your items on the boulevard before your regular pickup day. Items put out after the regular pickup day will not be picked up.
Building And Zoning vacancy
CITY OF MONMOUTH
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT – AUGUST 20, 2018
BUILDING OFFICIAL & ZONING DIRECTOR
Successful candidate manages, administers and coordinates the Building Code, Zoning Ordinance, subdivision plats, electrical code, plumbing code, mechanical code, building plans examination, flood plain management, sign regulations, site plan review, rental inspection and nuisance abatement programs for the City.
Also, will review plans, permit applications, supporting documents submitted, record comments, report findings and issue permits as applicable. In addition, candidate will prepare notices, orders, correspondence and other documentation to convey information, decisions, directions, actions and/or orders as appropriate. Candidate will serve as lead support staff person providing information and making recommendations to the Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals. He/she will
inspect new construction, renovations, rehabilitations, additions, replacements and installations and record findings and comments as well as examine specifications, blueprints and plans for all construction activity related to the issuance of building, mechanical, electrical and/or plumbing permits for residential, commercial and industrial projects.
Must possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent, certification of construction discipline from accredited trades institutions, and/or significant experience, training and/or knowledge of construction disciplines with the willingness and ability to acquire multiple certifications; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. A valid Illinois Drivers License or the ability to acquire one is necessary. Interested persons should complete and submit the attached application as soon as possible to: Lew Steinbrecher, City Administrator, 100 E. Broadway Avenue, Monmouth, IL 61462. Applications received until position is filled. Salary is dependent on qualifications.
August 20, 2018 Council Meeting
PGAV Planners have released the North 6th Street TIF development plan. It can be found below and contains a very comprehensive plan.
The Northern Illinois University Center For Governmental Studies has also released the final version of a housing study the City had prepared. It is also listed below in PDF format for reading.
Monmouth College Fire Department Donation
Monmouth Downhill Derby 2017
It was downhill derby time again on Saturday!
Originally started in 2001 by former Police Chief Gary Morefield, the Downhill Derby provides an opportunity for children to interact with police officers in a positive environment. Over 500 kids have participated since its inception. Sponsors now also include the Monmouth Fire Department, the Monmouth VFW, and the Maple City Street Machines.
Sixty to eighty kids participate in this fun event, which is open to all third, fourth and fifth grade students at Monmouth-Roseville schools and Immaculate Conception School.
South Sunny Lane Road Ribbon Cutting
We had a ribbon cutting for the South Sunny Lane road reconstruction & drainage control project today. This project was primarily funded by the private sector and was a great example of public/private partnership. Contributions from Big River Resources, West Central FS and a local foundation helped us to bring a new and improved road designed for the maximum weight limit of any vehicle.
Housing Study Input
Why do you live in Monmouth or why do you choose to live elsewhere? Are you happy with your current housing? What kinds of housing should be available in the city in the future?
These are some of the questions the City of Monmouth would like residents and workers to answer on a survey it is conducting. The survey, intended for anyone living or working in Monmouth, will be available to complete online over the next several weeks. Copies also can be picked up at Monmouth City Hall. All responses will be held confidential and only summary information will be included in discussions that will shared with the public at a later date.
“Monmouth has a variety of kinds of housing available, but perhaps not everyone who would like to live here can find what they are looking for,” said Lew Steinbrecher, City Administrator. “The City will use the information gained from the survey to develop strategies to bring additional quality housing to the community and plan for improvements that strengthen the area as a place to live.”
The Center for Governmental Studies at Northern Illinois University is assisting in conducting the survey. Take the survey by going to http://bit.ly/COMstudy or go to http://bit.ly/COMstudyes for a Spanish language version. For additional information contact Lew Steinbrecher at 309-734-2141.
New Energy Efficient Street lighting
Our contractors at C & D Electric & Lee's Tree Service have been changing out some of the lights around the intersections with energy efficient LEDs. A number of them were in need of repair so it was good timing when Ameren Illinois announced a program to help subsidize their replacement. They do also offer a number of programs for residential and businesses at www.amerenillinoissavings.com
Two MPD Officers promoted
At this weeks City Council meeting we promoted two of our officers.
Investigator Brandon Blackman was promoted to Sergeant & Sergeant Joe Bratcher was promoted Lieutenant.
The Shops of Monmouth
The Shops of Monmouth site will give you a glimpse of all there is to do here in Monmouth and will help you get the most out of your Maple City experience, from great restaurants and events to music and shopping. Take a look!
Monmouth—A Great Place to Call Home
Welcome to the City of Monmouth! We're glad you're here. Monmouth is a great place to live, to learn, to work and to play. Whether you are a current resident, business owner, or someone new to our community, this website has all sorts of information for you about the Maple City. Please enjoy this video showcasing the best of our wonderful, small community.