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mayorimageFrom the Desk of the Mayor

September 17, 2018

For those of you that have been following the FLM gravel pit issue just west of town, FLM’s attorneys have asked the Judge to “reconsider” his opinion in favor of the City of Chillicothe in not allowing the development of a gravel pit that would impede the city’s growth. This request will be heard by Judge Mack at 9:00 on September 25 in room 201 at the Peoria Courthouse. If you can attend, it will only help our cause. Be there!

One of the City’s primary goals is to continuously improve the physical appearance of our town by enforcing our Property Maintenance Code and ordinances and by encouraging programs to assist residents in keeping their yards groomed. A few helpful hints….

Many of you use the Moffit Park landscape drop off facility. Here you can drop off your landscape waste for the City to dispose of in a single controlled burn. As I’ve mentioned in a previous article, we installed a donation box last spring and, throughout the summer, we have collected an average of $70 per month from people using this service. It seems that people really appreciate this service.

 Starting October 1st, you can have an open fire in your yard to burn yard waste. Burning of landscape waste will be allowed from 10:00 am until sunset – except on Sundays, holidays, and parade days. The rules include the presence of someone attending the fire and extinguishing it at the end of the day, and you can’t burn wet leaves that cause excessive smoke. Obviously, you shouldn’t burn if it’s too windy.

The City offered a voucher system last spring where a resident could get a voucher at City Hall allowing you to take a pick up full of trash to Wigand’s Disposal for free. It was such a success last spring that we have decided to do it again this fall. If you have some things to get rid of (not yard waste or electronics), stop by City Hall and pick up a voucher. The program will last until October 5. Here’s your chance!

If you have driven along Bradley Avenue, you’ve noticed that it has been resurfaced; how sooth is that! In early October, we will be painting new stripes on the road. We will also be doing new stripes along Plaza Drive and at the cross walks along Fourth Street. 

 A new restaurant in town – The Grill 2 at the corner on Second and Cedar Streets. Try it out!

If you are interested in getting involved in the City, packets are now available to be picked up at City Hall for those interested in running for a Council Alderman position – one Alderman for each Ward. Don’t be shy!

That’s all for this time. See you around town!





    It’s that time again to make our city beautiful.  Vouchers will be distributed starting Friday August 31st. Redeemable September 4, 2018 – October 5, 2018.

There will be only 1 Saturday date open for drop offs,
Saturday September 8, 2018 from 9:00 am to 12:00pm.

Stop in at City Hall to pick up your voucher.  Limited to residents within the City Corporate Boundaries only.  Only 200 vouchers available. 

One voucher per household.

 For more information call: (309)274-5056 


  We want EVERY BUSINESS IN CHILLICOTHE to be successful, they can't..... WITHOUT YOU!