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Landscape Waste Site to Open Mid-September
Don't miss your chance to get rid of yard waste. The landscape waste site will be open for Orion village residents, with the first day being September 15th.
Grass and mulch are prohibited as well as any bagged landscape waste. Please bring identification in the event the volunteer manning the site doesn't recognize you as a village resident.
Open dates are:
Saturdays 8-10 a.m. - 09/15, 09/29, 10/13, 11/3 & 11/17
Mondays 1-3 p.m. - 09/17, 10/01, 10/15, 11/05 & 11/19
Orion Receives Compliment From U. S. Grant Performer
On August 4th Dan Haughey took part in the village's celebration of the Illinois Bicentennial by portraying Ulysses S. Grant. Mr. Haughey later wrote to Candice Schultz, the director of Main Street Orion, who was instrumental in organizing the Bicentennial event, and admitted it was his first invested visit to Orion in 18 years of being a Quad City area resident. He said he 'discovered a welcoming, nice, warm, and picturesque/classy town'. Mr. Haughey also noted there was engagement and participation of community members and a strong vibe of investment in the Bicentennial celebration.
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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