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Cemetery Spring Clean up -- postponed until March 8th
March 8, 2017

Spring may be just around the corner -- Darlene Crummy had a flock of robins in their yard during the snow storm, and my sump pump is running courageously -- always good signs of spring!

But the roads at the cemetery are Ultra Slushy and snow drifts abound.

Spring Clean up is posted for March 1st with Easter coming April 4th, but because of the ice, snow and sloppy conditions, the Cemetery Board and Sexton have decided to push Spring Clean up BACK to March 8th, 2021.

By Monday, March 8th 2021, please have all your yuletide and winter decorations removed so the Village maintenance crew, the Cemetery Board and Sexton can prep the cemetery for the coming spring and summer. Decorations left on the graves after March 8th will be removed and placed next to the Cemetery Maintenance Shed for a few days.

Your efforts and cooperation are appreciated.

Again, please have ALL decorations removed from your loved ones graves by March 8th.
 

Removal of Village Recycling Bins
March 5, 2017

Due to the continued abuse and inappropriate dumping at the Village & Township sponsored recycle bins, the Village is beginning the process of removing the bins.

Once the bins by the east Maintenance shed are removed, no other Village rented dumpsters may be used for public recycling.

Persons who wish to help the environment by recycling their waste paper, plastics, glass and metal will need to subscribe to a recycling service provided by one of the local trash haulers -- Eagle Enterprises [309.932.2936], Jackson [(309) 586-4410] or Spencer Bros. [(309) 667-2321]
 

Doin's In & Around Viola
March 5, 2017
What's happening in and around the Village?
Why go anywhere else this weekend?

Miss the Knockdown of the Downtown? All the photos I have are at The Beginning album.

Feral Cats: The current draft of an Informational Resolution Regarding Feral Cats is contained in the Village Ordinance Section

8 March 2021 Cemetery Spring Cleanup. See below for details.

5 April 2021,7pm Village Board Meeting, Physical meeting at Community Center with phone in conference call option due to COVID-19 and Phase 3 Executive Order rules. See more 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.

Fifth[yes! '5th'] Cemetery Newsletter available in photo gallery along with the gravesite map. New 5th Ed. Newsletter New cemetery map kiosk at cemetery entrance. Cemetery FaceBook page available at https://www.facebook.com/ViolaILVillageCemetery

Full posters loaded into the Around the Village Photo Gallery Album
 

Physical Village Board meeting at Community Center - Monday, 5 April 2021, 7pm.
March 1, 2017

The Village of Viola Board of Trustees will be physically holding their regularly scheduled meeting at 7pm on Monday, 5 April 2021 at the Community Center with a conference call option. You may attend this physical meeting provided you mask up and observe 6-foot social distancing as prescribed by the CDC

All other 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 publicaccess@atg.state.il.us.
 

Board minutes, Village bills and Treasurer's reports updated
February 1, 2007
The current Board minutes, Village bills and Treasurer's reports from January 2020 have been uploaded for your reading pleasure.

Come with me to the minutes

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

PayPal available for water bills
December 31,
Now you can pay your water bill with the convenience of PayPal.

The PayPal button on the main and Departments pages of the VillageOfViola.org 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 violailvillagewater@gmail.com
 
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
 

Golf Cart and UTV Ordinance enacted
September 8,

The newly passed Golf Cart and UTV Ordinance for the Village is effective.

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 and posted on the SMV. 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 [Violapd@vhtmail.net].

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.
 

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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