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Village Board Decides to Open Landscape Waste Site on Limited Basis
Orion residents can utilize the landscape waste site on July 14th and August 11th from 8-10 a.m. The regular schedule will return in mid- to late September.
Grass and mulch are not acceptable items and bags cannot be left on site. Please bring a form of ID in the event the volunteer manning the site is unsure you are an Orion resident.
Illinois Bicentennial Event Scheduled for August 4th & 5th
If you've dreamed of drinking tea with Mary Todd Lincoln, listening to tales by Ulysses S. Grant, or learning about the importance of corn and where it originated, this is your opportunity. The Illinois Bicentennial will be celebrated in Orion with these events and more.
Local history will be interwoven with Illinois history. Come learn about Orion's business history, enjoy a quilt show and historic ball (preceded by dance lessons!) featuring the Tony Hamilton Orchestra, Civil War music and more music by the Orion Community Band and Orion High School Band, and Food of Illinois presented by Maple Street Grille for only $5 a plate. A military ceremony will also take place.
Seating for Tea with Mrs. Lincoln on August 4th is limited to 60. Reservations can be made at any time with village hall personnel. Cost is $10/ea. and must be paid at the time of reservation. Cash or check only please. Reservations for the Historic Ball on August 5th can also be made at village hall, $10/ea. or $15/couple, to be paid at the door.
This event is made possible by a joint venture between the Village of Orion and Main Street Orion and sponsors Coulter Insurance, Orion Mart, and Parkside Treasure House. To see a full schedule click on the Downloads tab and select General. Then click on Illinois Bicentennial Event.
Prevailing wage rates for Henry County, with wages ascertained by the Illinois Department of Labor, can be obtained at https://www2.illinois.gov/idol/Laws-Rules/CONMED/Documents/2017%20Rates/Henry.pdf. The ordinance adopting prevailing wages is featured under the Documents tab, then General, and Prevailing Wage.
Cross-Connection Control Survey - It's Never Too Late To Submit!
The Village is required by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to obtain completed surveys from each property owner in Orion. A Cross-Connection Control Survey was included in the June edition of The Nosy Neighbor newsletter. If you have not yet completed this survey, click on the Downloads tab at the top of this page, select General then Cross Connection Control Survey, print a copy, complete, and return to Village Hall.
If you do not complete a survey, village employees will come to your door and complete it with you. Your cooperation is appreciated.
Can't remember if you submitted the survey? Call us at 309-526-8139. We can help!
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 of 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 Downloads, General, 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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