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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
 

2014 Cemetery Ordinance and 2016 Map in Photo Gallery
June 7,

The revised Cemetery Ordinance for 2014 has been added to the Photo Gallery in the Village Ordinance album. Sections of interest are the guidelines for monuments, decorations and landscaping, clean up dates and fees for location, opening and disinternment.

A link to the latest cemetery map with names is located on the http://villageofviola.org/Departments/ page. Wait for it to load; it takes awhile.

A complete map of the cemetery with names, lot numbers and maps has been added to the photo gallery. It is on the second page, toward the bottom.

The Map contains pages listing names of those buried in the cemetery, maps of the gravesites and cross references between the two.

You will need Microsoft Excel to open the map.

Any questions, please call the Sexton [phone number on the http://villageofviola.org/Departments/ page.

A new and enlarged map of the cemetery has been mounted on the new free standing kiosk at the gateway to the cemetery.

The donation box is still located by the chapel.
 

Village Cemetery FaceBook Page Available
June 3,
The Village of Viola Cemetery has its own FaceBook page at

https://www.facebook.com/ViolaILVillageCemetery

This is the place to check out the rules and regs for the cemetery and browse the gravesite map [see the album in the photo section].

Comments are welcome, as are pictures to be posted

Take a look and tell the Cemetery Board and Cemetery Committee what you think.
 

Board minutes, Village bills and Treasurer's reports updated
June 22,
Thank you to the sharp-eyed reader who noticed that the Board minutes had not been updated since August 2017.

Your overworked, but unpaid web admin took a rainy Friday afternoon to upload Board minutes, Village bills and Treasurer's reports from September 2017 thru May 2018 for your reading pleasure.

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

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 Officer Tom, please dial 911.
 

Village Board Meeting, Village Hall.
February 4,

Your regularly scheduled Village Board meets the first Monday of every month at 7pm, except when the Monday is a holiday.

The Water & Sewer Committee meets Wednesday -- 23 January, 6:30 pm -- at the Village Hall.

Come on up and watch your representatives in action.

Approved minutes from the Village Board meetings are contained in the Village Board Minutes album of the Photo Gallery
 

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

4 February 2019, 6:30pm,Annual Cemetery Boarding Meeting, Village Hall

4 February 2019, Village Board Meeting, 7pm, Village Hall

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 https://www.facebook.com/ViolaILVillageCemetery

Full posters loaded into the Around the Village Photo Gallery Album
 

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 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
 
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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