Check the 2014 Leaf Collection Map and Schedule above for boundaries, schedule and availability. Read more »
As you complete yard and garden clean-up this fall and prepare for winter, JULIE, Inc. reminds homeowners to call 811 before beginning any digging projects, small or large.
Most electric, gas, water, sewer and telecommunications utility services are delivered through underground lines. Avoid damage to underground lines and prevent personal injury by contacting JULIE before any digging project, regardless of the size or depth of the project – it’s an Illinois state law. Even if Read more »
Celebrate the holidays Nov. 28 and 29 at Holiday Homecoming 2014 for a free, fun-filled and festive weekend.
Protect your pipes. When water freezes, it expands. If water is inside a pipe when it expands, it breaks the pipe and leaves you with a large repair bill. Read more »
It’s Scarecrow Fest time again! Stroll among 150 hand-crafted scarecrows on display during the festival. Also enjoy live entertainment, an arts and crafts show, carnival, petting zoo, delicious food and much more. Presented by the Greater St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau and AAA. www.scarecrowfest.com
The City’s storm sewer system is critical to protecting property and roadways from flooding during rain storms. But the storm sewers can’t work if leaves and litter block grates and inlets.
Be sure to keep storm grates clear. Never place leaves for pick up on the street or in the curb. Not only does that result in material collecting around the grates, it also is a violation of City Code subject to a fine up to $500.
At times flooding can be predicted days in advance, giving ample warning for preparation and evacuation. However, in the event of a flash flood due to large storms or ice jams, you may be the first to notice the oncoming situation. Residents are encouraged to notify the Police Department of flooding conditions and the police will contact the city’s Emergency Management Agency. For additional information on local conditions, listen for radio and television alerts, and check the weather online.
Just a reminder to residents, leaves and brush piles should be placed on the address side of your property. City Ordinance 8.24.030 states “If available, yard waste shall be placed on the parkway, adjacent to and on the address side of the property from where the yard waste is gathered. Read more »
The leaf pick up program has been modified this year. It will run similarly to the brush pick up program, with the collection areas divided on the east and west sides of the river. Leaves must be on the parkway by 6:30 a.m. on your area’s designated day of pick up, but it may take three to four days before the leaves are picked up in your specific area.
It's almost time to rake falling leaves again. Leaf pick up begins October 28 and runs through November 26. This year's schedule will follow an East/West schedule similar to the City's brush pick up program. There will be a total of three pickups for the season. Read more »