City of Springfield Neighborhood News Jan-Mar2015

Neighborhood News
Mayor, J. Michael Houston
Mayoral Message
January-March 2015 Volume 1, Issue 2
2015 Spring Leaf Pick-Up
The spring city-wide leaf collection will take place from April
2015. The Office of Public Works will release specific dates of
leaf pick up, closer to spring. Residents may drop off yard waste
at:
Happy New Year~
I hope the new year finds you in
good health and high spirits! The year begins with milder
temperatures than last year, but be sure
that winter is here. Please keep safety in
mind while driving the city’s streets. The
Public Works crews will be diligently
monitoring the weather and will react
with speed and efficiency to keep our
residents safe.
As invovled members of your
neighborhoods, please keep an eye out
for our residents who may need an extra
hand this year, whether that be shoveling
their sidewalks or walking to their cars.
Thank you for your commitment to our
community,
Evans Recycling2100 J. David Jones Parkway,
Monday-Friday, 7am-5pm;
Saturday, 7am – Noon.
217.391.0886
Branch Pick-Up
The City of Springfield is suspended until the spring. Residential
branch pick up will be on a three to five week pick up schedule,
May through November. A map indicating where branch pick up
will occur in your area will be posted on the City website and in the
Sunday edition of the State Journal-Register.
Residents may drop off branches at Evens Recycling.
Office of Public Works, 300 S. 7th St., Springfield, Il 62701.
217.789.2255 or public.works@springfield.il.us
• Avoid driving while you’re fatigued. Getting the proper amount of rest before taking on winter weather tasks reduces driving risks.
• Never warm up a vehicle in an enclosed area, such as a garage.
• Make certain your tires are properly inflated.
• Never mix radial tires with other tire types.
• Keep your gas tank at least half full to avoid gas line freeze-up.
• If possible, avoid using your parking brake in cold, rainy and snowy weather.
• Do not use cruise control when driving on any slippery surface (wet, ice, sand).
• Always look and steer where you want to go.
• Use your seat belt every time you get into your vehicle
Office of Public Works, 300 S. 7th St., Springfield, Il 62701
217.789.2255 or public.works@springfield.il.us
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• SHOVEL
• NECESSARY MEDICATIONS
• WINDSHIELD SCRAPER AND
• BLANKETS OR SLEEPING BAG
BROOM
• TOW CHAIN OR ROPE
• FLASHLIGHT WITH EXTRA
BATTERIES
• ROAD SALT, SAND OR KITTY LITTER
FOR TRACTIONS
• BATTERY POWERED RADIO
• JUMPER CABLES
• WATER
• EMERGENCY FLARE OR
• SNACK FOOD, i.e. ENERGY BARS
REFLECTORS
• MATCHES AND SMALL CANDLES
• WHISTLE TO ATTRACT ATTENTION
• EXTRA HATS, MITTENS AND SOCKS
• CELL PHONE WITH ADAPTER TO
• FIRST AID KIT WITH POCKET
PLUG INTO LIGHTER
KNIFE
Office of Public Works, 300 S. 7th St., Springfield, Il 62701
217.789.2255 or public.works@springfield.il.us
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NEIGHBORHOOD
SPOTLIGHT
MATHER AND WELLS
Betty Starks is the president of the Mather & Wells Neighborhood Association since its inception.
Where is Mather and Wells located?
What is the personality of your neighborhood?
The Mather & Wells Neighborhood is located in Ward
2. It is bound by 11th St to the west; Martin Luther
King Jr., to the east; Capitol Ave to the north; and
Cook st. to the south.
The neighborhood has evolved into an area that
consists of homeowners, mostly families and elderly
indivduals. We all look-out for one another, just like a
family.
Mather & Wells has been around for 16 years and I
have been president from the beginning. There have
been a lot of chages through the year, all positive.
All neighborhoods strugle with different issues.
What are some problems residents deal within
your neighborhood?
Although it has improved over the years, garbage is a
problem. Some residents do not have garbage pick up,
have overflowing cans, or leave large items out. We
need to keep our neighbors informed of services and
keep things cleaned up and especially out of the alleys.
Tells us about your neighborhood and
what makes your group unique to
Springfield, contact us at:
public.works@springfield.il.us or call
217.789.2255
Large Item Pick Up Program
City residents are eligible for 2 pick ups per year of up to 3 large items.
Large items include: appliances, furniture and mattresses.
Call 528.1649 to schedule a pick up today!
Office of Public Works, 300 S. 7th St., Springfield, Il 62701
217.789.2255 or public.works@springfield.il.us
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TIPS & TIDBITS....
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION
APRIL 11, 2015
ILLINOIS STATE FAIRGROUNDS
8AM- NOON
CITY OF SPRINGFIELD RESIDENTS ONLY!
Acceptable Waste:
Oil-based paints
Used motor oil
Pool Chemicals
Paint thinners
Drain cleaners
Aerosol paints and pesticides
HerbicidesLawn chemicalsCleaning Products
InsecticidesSolventsMercury
PesticidesAntifreezeOld Gasoline
Hobby chemicals
Household Batteries
Old and outdated medications and pharmaceuticals
UNACCEPTABLE WASTE:
Agricultural chemicals
Propane Tanks
Business/commercial sector wastes
Smoke detectors
Explosives
Farm machinery oil
Fireworks
Fire extinguishers
Lead Acid Batteries
Institutional Wastes
Controlled substances
Fluorescent light bulbs
Sharps, needles and potentially infectious medical wastes
Tires
Do not bring latex paint!
It can be dried by leaving the lid off or mixing in kitty litter or sand.Once dry, discard into the trash.
It is not hazardous material!
Office of Public Works, 300 S. 7th St., Springfield, Il 62701
217.789.2255 or public.works@springfield.il.us
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TIPS & TIDBITS....
Overhead Sewer Program
The Overhead Sewer Program was established to provide financial assistance
to homeowners who desire to protect their home from flooding during a heavy
rain. Eligible homeowners may qualify for a 75% rebate up to a maximum
of $3500.00 for installing an overhead sewer system which can protect their
basements from sewer back-up. Some modified overhead sewer designs may also
qualify.
Call the Office of Public Works for more information, 789.2255 or visit the
website: http://www.springfield.il.us/PublicWorks/Sewer/SewerHome.aspx
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Office of Public Works, 300 S. 7th St., Springfield, Il 62701
217.789.2255 or public.works@springfield.il.us
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