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New Codes Adopted

As of March 1, 2018 the City adopted the 2012 Building Code, 2012 Residential Code and 2012 Property Maintenance Code.  For a list of all adopted codes please click here.

Yard Sales

Along with the warm weather comes yard/garage sales.   Don’t forget to get your yard/garage sale permit.  They are FREE and can be obtained at the City Clerk’s office Monday – Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.  Yard/garage sales are allowed two times a year with a duration not to exceed seventy-two (72) continuous hours.  Also, City code prohibits the placement of signs or advertising on utility poles, traffic control device, or anywhere in the public right-of-way.  We appreciate your cooperation and good luck with your sale.

New Police Station

Construction is complete on the new 20,000 sq. ft. Police Department facility.  There will be a public Open House on May 18, 2019 from 10am-2pm

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Holidays Observed for Trash Pickup

The following holidays are observed by Republic Services:

New Years Day

Memorial Day

Independence Day

Labor Day


Christmas Day

Should your pick up day fall on or after the holiday, your trash/recycle will be collected one day late.

Monday holiday routes will be picked up on Tuesday

Tuesday route is picked up on Wednesday

Wednesday route is picked up on Thursday

Thursday route is picked up on Friday

Friday route is picked up on Saturday

Street Maintenance Program

The following is a list of street locations that will be paved in 2019 - 2020:

  • First St: Rt 143 to Carringer
  • Second St: Rt 143 to Edwardsville Rd

Alley Maintenance Program

The public works department will oil and chip alleys in zone 7 and zone 8 this year (2019).  These two zones include "Little Italy" and alleys west of Wood River Ave.