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Doin's In & Around Viola
September 13, 2017
What's happening in and around the Village?
Why go anywhere else this weekend?

Uptodate schedules at Village of Viola Community Events

10 October 2022, 9am Village Cemetery Fall Cleanup of all decorations

3 October 2022,7pm Village Board Meeting, Physical meeting at Village Hall with phone in conference call option due to COVID-19 concerns. 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


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 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
Golf carts, ATV, sidebysides and off-road vehicles illegal for Highway use, but licensed for Village streets
November 7,
Just a reminder from Chief Brock: 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

Physical Village Board meeting at Village Hall
October ,

The Village of Viola Board of Trustees will be physically holding their regularly scheduled meeting at 7pm on Monday, 3 October 2022 at the Village Hall 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

Cemetery Cleanup -- October 10, 1022
September 13,

The weather is beautiful and there are several great days for retrieving all ground graveside decorations before the Village cleanup on 10 October 2021 at 9am.

Shepherd hooks can stay. Anything hanging from the shepherd hook can stay. Anything in headstone vases can stay.

All ground decorations -- flowers, solar lights, figurines, stones, plaques, faded decorations -- should be removed for the cleaning. All faded or out of season decorations will be removed during the cleanup.

Please have your grave cleaned by October 9th or before.

Thank you for your help in keeping our cemetery looking good and a source of pride to the Village and your loved ones

Watch here for when fall, winter and Christmas decorations can be set.

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 Troy Brock [].

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.


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