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Orion Fall Fest Celebrates 47th Year
To find the latest and greatest for this year's festival click on the Downloads tab and choose the General option. All festival-related flyers, entry forms, and news will be at your fingertips. Labor Day weekend will be here before you know it!
New Dates Approved for Public Use of Landscape Waste Site
Saturdays, 8-10 a.m.: August 24, Sept. 14 & 28, Oct. 5 & 19, and Nov. 2 & 16
Mondays, 1-3 p.m.: Sept. 16, Oct. 7 & 21, and Nov. 4 & 18
As usual, grass and mulch are not allowed and all waste brought to the site in bags must be emptied and bags removed from the site. A volunteer attendent or employee will be present and may ask for user identification. Only Orion village residents are allowed use of the site.
Cross-Connection Control Survey - It's That Time Again
Every other year, the Village is required by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to obtain Cross-Connection Control Surveys completed by each property owner in Orion. A Cross-Connection Control Survey can be found by clicking on the Downloads tab at the top of this page, select General then Water - Cross Connection Control Survey, print a copy, complete, and return to Village Hall. You might have done this before, but it needs to be completed again.
If you do not complete a survey, village employees will come to your door and complete it with you. Your cooperation is appreciated and essential to maintaining compliance.
Questions? 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 at 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 a charge for televisions and computer monitors: screens 27" or less are $5, 28" or more are $10, console t.v.s are $10, and rear projection t.v.s are $20.
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 $3.88 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 assessor's office will provide an updated list to the Village 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 void check of the account where funds are to be deducted, and drop off at Village Hall for processing. It's as easy as that!
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