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Garage Sale Day and Clean-Up Week
These two events will be here before we know it. Garage Sale Day, hugely popular with the masses, is June 11th. The official start time is 8 a.m., but the tried and true garage-salers will be serching for bargains by 6 a.m. The sale ends at 2 p.m.
Food and drinks will be provided in more than one location throughout the day. Contact Deb Ford at Parkside Treasure House for sale sign-up info, 309-526-8762, and Candice Schultz at the Main Street Orion office, 309-526-8299, for other information. Maps of sale participants will be available in advance at select businesses in Orion and Central Park the morning of the event.
Clean-Up Week follows the garage sales, starting Monday, June 13th and ending Thursday, June 16th. Village employees will canvass the community daily and pick up items put at the curb. Do not enclose any items in bags or boxes. A list of prohibited items will follow in this space shortly.
Landscape Waste Spring Hours
The last date for the landscape waste site is May 28th. Hours are from 8-10 a.m. As always, grass and mulch are prohibited.
A village official will man the site during open hours. The site is only open to Orion residents. Please bring a form of identification in the event you are not known to the official or employee manning the site.
Thank you to village trustees, the mayor, and employees for monitoring the site this spring!
Henry County Health Department
For complete information on health programs of benefit to county residents, contact www.henrystarkhealth.com or 309-852-7256. An example of its beneficial programs is the WIC program, assisting qualifying women and children with supplemental foods while learing benefits of proper health and nutrition.
Those wishing to dispose of appliances may contact Joel Conrad at 1.309.945.1944 or Mike DePaepe at 1.309.235.2188 for private disposal.
Another Option for E-Waste
Eagle Enterprises Recycling, Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of an electronics collection site at its facility in Galva. Beginning January 2012, the number of electronic items banned from landfills will be expanded, making it ever more difficult to dispose of those televisions, computer monitors, printers, and the like.
Electronic recyclables cannot be combined with residential recyclables, so DO NOT put electronics in your curbside bin. Electronics can only be disposed by transporting them to 510 S. E. Industrial Avenue, Galva, during Eagle's business hours of 6:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 7:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. on Saturdays. There is no charge for bringing items to the collection site.
Don't Miss Your Chance to Recycle Curbside
Curbside recycling is available to all single family homes in Orion. To obtain a roll-out container, call Eagle Recycling at 1.888.932.2936. The company will deliver the container directly to your house. Pick up is every other Thursday. You can find the pickup dates by clicking on our calendar tab at the top of this page or get a copy at Village Hall.
The fee to participate is $3.25 per month and is automatically added to your monthly utility bill. Seniors who qualify for the senior property tax freeze through the Henry County Assessor's office will not be charged the fee. The village will obtain an updated list from Henry County once per year.
Automatic Payment of Your Water & Sewer Bill
Are you interested in the hassle-free method of bill payment? If so, consider signing up for automatic payment of your water and sewer bill. To get the application form click on Community, Utilities, ACH. Complete the form, attach a voided check of the account from which you want funds deducted, and drop off at Village Hall for processing. It's as easy as that!
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