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Village Board meeting - Monday, 7 December 2020. Conference call beginning at 8pm or after the Caucus.
December 7,

The Village of Viola Board of Trustees will be holding their December regularly scheduled meeting via a socially distanced and masked meeting at the Viola Community Center at 7pm on Monday, 7 December 2020. A Conference Call is also available. All trustees and visitors are encouraged to dial in

via 1-267-930-4000; the participant code 170 443 815#

The Village Board is allowed to hold their meeting in this format via the IL Governor’s Executive Order 2020-07, issued on March 16, 2020. That order suspends the Open Meetings Act provisions relating to in-person attendance by members of a public body. Specifically, the Governor’s Order: (1) suspends the requirement in Section 2.01 that “members of a public body must be physically present;” and (2) suspends the limitations in Section 7 on when remote participation is allowed.

In order to comply with the remainder of the Open Meetings Act, the public may dial into this meeting and comment during the time set aside for public comment.

If you have questions about the Open Meetings Act and/or the Freedom of Information Act, please contact the PAC at the following number: 1-877-299-3642 or by email at

Village Caucuses for 5 Offices - December 7, 2020
December 7,
There are five positions on the Village Board coming up for nomination and election.

The following offices are scheduled for election

- Mayor [Village President]

- Village Clerk

- Three [3] Village Trustees

If you are interested in serving in any of these offices, please eMail your intention to serve to

Physical letters of intent may also be submitted into the Water Bill slot at the Village Hall.

Please have all eMails or physical letters of intent delivered to the Village Hall by December 1, 2020.

Due to the IDPH COVID-19 Tier 3 Mitigation rules, a "Drive Thru" Nominating Caucus will be held on December 7, 2020 at 7pm. Details will be forthcoming on this website, the Post Office or the Village Hall.

Village of Viola Caucus, Monday, 7 Dec 2020, 7:00 pm, Viola Community Center
December 7,

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and concern for the health of its citizens, the Village of Viola Nominating Caucus will be held as a "drive thru" event.

Cars must be in line to vote by 7:00pm. After that, the line will be closed.

Sign-in sheets will be available and ballots will be distributed to each vehicle.

Positions being voted on are

  • Mayor
  • Village Clerk
  • Three [3] Trustees
Each position is for a term of 4 years.

Any questions or interest in running for one of the positions, please contact the Village Clerk at or 309.596.2513

Golf carts, ATV, sidebysides and off-road vehicles illegal for Highway use
November 7,
Just a reminder from Chief Perry: Operating golf carts, ATV's, side-by-sides or off-road vehicles on the highways passing through the Village of Viola is illegal by State Law.

Golf carts and side-by-sides on Village streets require a safety inspection and the purchase of a decal.

The newly passed Golf Cart and UTV Ordinance for the Village is now in effect. The ordinance allows for the driving of golf carts and UTV's not ATV's on Village streets once they are inspected for the proper equipment, the licensing fee is paid and a decal is obtained.

The application form is contained in the same section as the ordinance.

Read the ordinance here

Doin's In & Around Viola
November 18,
What's happening in and around the Village?
Why go anywhere else this weekend?

7 Decenber 2020, Village Board Meeting, 8pm, Phone in Conference Call due to COVID-19 and Phase 4 Executive Order & Tier 3 Mitigation rules. See more below

7 December 2020, Village Board Trustee nominating caucus. See below

Viola Community Food Pantry - Methodist Church, 1st Tuesday of the month: 9 - 11am; 3rd Thurs of the month: 1-6pm. Visit the Community Food Pantry on Facebook.

Third[yes! 'Third'] Cemetery Newsletter available in photo gallery along with the gravesite map. New Newsletter New cemetery map kiosk at cemetery entrance. Cemetery FaceBook page available at

Full posters loaded into the Around the Village Photo Gallery Album

Golf Cart and UTV Ordinance enacted 10 days after publication
September 8,

The newly passed Golf Cart and UTV Ordinance for the Village will become effective 10 days after it is published in the Aledo Times Record.

The ordinance allows for the driving of golf carts and UTV's not ATV's on Village streets once they are inspected for the proper equipment, the licensing fee is paid and a decal is obtained. Read the ordinance here

The application form is contained in the same section as the ordinance.

A Message from the Mayor -- Suspicious Activity
September 6,
Just in case you haven't been seeing much news lately.

Suspicious activity has been increasingly widespread in smaller communities. Colona Illinois has had car break ins; a car was found in Matherville stolen from Rock Island and they think they ditched it and stole one from Matherville .

It is not really in our culture here to lock up and take keys out of our vehicles or lock our homes at all times, however we should be doing what we can to protect ourselves and not present ourselves as easy targets.

Please discuss with friends and family to do the same. For some reason it looks like smaller towns are being targeted at the moment Thanks Kirk

Reporting Stray Dogs and Cats
June 1,
If you wish to report a stray animal, please call the Viola Village Police first [309.596.4111] or e-mail Officer David Perry [].

It is best to start with our local officer as it costs the Village [and you] less to corral the animal than having the County Animal Control do it. Mercer County Animal Control charges a yearly membership fee AND a fee for each animal.

Your Village Board has decided to save the fees by handling the strays locally.

Of course, if this is an emergency and you cannot reach Chief Perry, please dial 911.

Board minutes, Village bills and Treasurer's reports updated
January 27,
Thank you to the sharp-eyed reader who noticed that the Board minutes had not been updated lately.

Your overworked, but unpaid web admin took a rainy Friday afternoon to upload Board minutes, Village bills and Treasurer's reports from December 2019 for your reading pleasure.

Thanx for letting us know that someone in the Village reads the webpage.

PayPal available for water bills
January 18,
Now you can pay your water bill with the convenience of PayPal.

The PayPal button on the main and Departments pages of the website is fully functional and waiting for you.

If you have questions about your water bill, the number to call is 309.596-2510.

Or you can send an eMail to
Mercer County Better Together
January 18,
Just what does Mercer County Better Together do for the Village of Viola?

Take a look at the MCBT 2018 annual report in the Photo Gallery to see how big a return the organization brings in.


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