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Public Hearing on the Budget

There will be a Public Hearing on the Budget at 6:45 p.m. on Monday, April 21st, 2014, in the Council Chambers, 100 E. Broadway, Monmouth, IL  61462.

Earth Day Compost and Wood Chip Give-away!

Beginning on Earth Day - April 22 -  and running through May 31, 2014, the City of Monmouth is offering free truckloads of compost and/or wood chips.  Bring your truck/trailer out to the Transfer Station located on 186th Avenue (1/4 mile off of south 11th Street) and we will load the compost or wood chips for you.  Hours are: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Saturday 8 a.m. until noon.  

Spring Cemetery Clean Up

It's almost time for the Spring cemetery clean up at the Monmouth Cemetery located at 6th Street and Jackson.

All ground decorations you wish to save on graves that are not kept mowed and trimmed by family members will need to be removed from grave sites by April 20, 2014.

If you have any questions, please call City Hall at (309) 734-2141. City Hall hours are: Monday-Friday 8:00 to 4:30 p.m.

News from Citizens Lake

Due to terrible winter weather - as there has been at other area bodies of water - there has been a massive fish kill at Citizens Lake.  According to IDNR fish biologist Ken Russell we probably lost all large fish.  Because of EPA regulations, there is no way of disposing of the dead fish and the IDNR rep says there is no recourse but to let them decompose naturally. If you have questions, you may call Susan Trevor at City Hall - 309-734-2141.

Yard Waste Pick-up has begun!

It is April 1st and yard waste pick-up has begun.  The pick-up will continue through November 30 and will be done on your regular garbage day.  Be sure to have the bags out by 6:00 a.m. (same as garbage).  We do NOT run the leaf vacuum in the spring - it only runs in the fall.  All leaves should be bagged, not raked to the street.  Thanks!

Electric Efficiency Project

The City of Monmouth, with assistance from an Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation grant and an Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity rebate, recently completed another energy efficiency project.  Previously, we upgraded to energy efficient lighting within our City Hall and both Fire Stations. This project was to install energy efficient outdoor lighting at our facilities.  Included in this project were LED outside lighting at both water treatment buildings, Central Park (Square), Citizens Lake campground security and pool lights, Street Department building, airport hangar and fuel area lights, both Fire Stations and the Police Department.  Cost of the project was $54,477 and we will receive a $25,100 grant from Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation and a rebate estimated at $21,500.49, leaving a total of $7,876.51 as our cost. With an annual savings of $4,993.20, this project will have a 1.5 year payback.  

Public Safety Notification Program

###  PRESS RELEASE  ###      February 20, 2014

The Monmouth Police Department is pleased to announce a new initiative to keep citizens advised of a local emergency and various other advisories.  Residents and people who work or attend school in Monmouth will now be able to receive “public safety notification” text messages on their cell phones from the police department.  If you want to receive public safety notifications from the Monmouth Police Department email your phone number, including area code, to Ken Helms at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call us at 309-734-8383.

Since the text messages will be reserved for emergency events you will receive text message notifications less frequently than our Facebook page newsfeed postings.  So, partner with us to receive your public safety notification text messages and Like us on Facebook!

Media Contact Person: Chief Bill Feithen      Phone: 309-734-8383

City Clean-up: Week of June 2 - 6, 2014

The City Clean-up will be held during the week of June 2 - 6, 2014, with pick-up on your normal garbage day.

  • One (1) appliance per household.
  • The following items are NOT acceptable: tires, batteries, oil, cleaning liquids, any liquid materials, wet paint, yard waste, concrete, automotive parts, nothing with oil or gas in it (mowers, trimmers, propane tanks, etc.)
  • All loose items must be contained (dry wall, etc.)
  • There is no limit on the number of acceptable household refuse items during Clean-up Days.

Please call City Hall (309) 734-2141 with questions regarding Clean-up Day.

If you have electronics - computers, monitors, printers, radios - anything electronic - that you wish to get rid of you can take them to the Transfer Station- the Monmouth Municipal Waste Handling Facility (aka Transfer Station) is located on 186th Avenue (1/4 mile off of south 11th Street).  Hours are: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Saturday 8 a.m. until noon - and they will be happy to recycle them.  This is an excellent way to dispose of all those electronics that you no longer want and it keeps it out of our landfills!  If you have questions about electronic recycling you can call City Hall at (309) 734-2141 and ask for Chad Braatz.

April is Safe Digging Month

Safe Digging is No Accident.  Call JULIE at 8-1-1.

Underground utility lines are unintentionally damaged at a rate of one per minute.  Homeowners and professional excavators who fail to notify a state one-call center, such as JULIE, before digging cause approximately 40 percent of all underground utility damage.  This statistic jumps to 60 percent for landscaping and fence building projects.

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Have an Old Green Bin?

The City is looking for 100 of the old green recycling bins for a community recycling project. If you have an old green bin that you no longer need, you can drop it by City Hall or the City's Municipal Waste Handing Facility (just off of 11th street). Thanks so much for your help!

The new site is now live! Created collaboratively by the Monmouth Business Council, the City of Monmouth, the Chamber and Midwest Bank of Western Illinois, this community marketing site will help spread the word about the excellent retail, dining and lodging we have here in Monmouth. If you would like your business featured on the site, please use the Contact form on the site to let us know and a site administrator will be in touch.

Check out the Shop Local Page

Be sure to check out the Shop Local Page under the For Residents tab for specials, news, etc. for our local businesses.  Local businesses - if you will e-mail info you want on this page about what is happening at your business - any special deals or events - to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , we will put the information on the Shop Local page of our website.

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