Village of Erie

http:www.villageoferie.com/

Office Open Monday-Friday

8:30 am-12:30, 1:00-4:00 pm
740 Main Street
Erie, IL 61250
Phone:  (309)  659-7740

 

Erie School District: 

(309) 659-2239

Website:  www.ecusd.info

Erie High School, Erie Middle School, Erie Elementary School

 

Mayor

- Marcia Smith

 

Trustees

- Jeff Wirth

- Kathy Kuhnen 

- Ella Bright

- Chad Weaver

- Becky Cox

- Keith Morgan

 

Village Treasurer

- Doug Wherry

 

Clerks

- Teresa Byam-Adamson, Sewer/Water Clerk

- Gail Possley, Village Clerk

 

Police Department

- Chief Rollie Elder

- Brian Hawk

- Jessica Adams

 

Public Works Department

- Joel Papineau, Supervisor

- Shaun Meier

- Shannon Decker

- Brandon Bentley

- Terry Sullivan

 

Building Inspector

- Tod McCullough

 

Cemetery Sexton

- Steve Possley

 

 

The Village of Erie is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

 

Area Churches

Erie United Methodist Church: 811 8th Street, Erie, IL; 309-659-2541; Worship Service-9:00 am; Sunday School-10:15 am.

Erie Christian Church: 715 6th Avenue, Erie, IL; 309-659-2561; Worship Service-9 am; Sunday School-10:30 am.

Erie Baptist Church: 8th Avenue & 11th Street; 309-659-2163; Worship Service-10:25 am; Sunday School-9:15 am.

St. Ambrose Catholic Church: 820 5th Street, Erie, IL; 309-659-2781; Saturday Mass-4:00 pm; Sunday Mass- 8:30 am.

Newton Zion Reformed Church: 10645 Frog Pond Rd., Erie, IL; 309-659-2464; Worship Service-9:00 am; Sunday School-10:15 am

Fenton Methodist Church: 10019 Main Street, Fenton, IL; 815-778-3789; Worship Service-9:00 am; Sunday School-10:30 am.

Erie Evangelical Free Church: 1409 16th Avenue, Erie, IL; 309-659-7129; Worship Service-9:00 am; Sunday School-10:15 am.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Erie Food Pantry would like to remind everyone about
their service to our community.
  • They serve all those who reside in the Erie School District
  • Complete of a short form is all you need to do to register
  • There is always an assortment of produce, meat, canned goods, cleaning supplies, etc
  • Extra safety protocols are currently in place (masks, social distancing, etc)
  • The Food Pantry is open the 3rd Friday of each month from 9-10 am and the previous Wednesday from 6-7 pm
  • Watch the 'Erie Food Pantry' Facebook page for further info
  • Any questions can be directed to Gerilyn Pritchard (309-659-2332) or Curt Huizenga (309-236-0282)
We are very fortunate to have this service in our community.
Spread the word to help those who could benefit from the Food Pantry.
******************************************************************************
So called "flushable" wipes

The only thing that should be flushed into our sewer system is toilet paper. The wipes and things of that nature that say "flushable" do not dissolve and will cause back ups in the system.

*******************************************************************************

WATER/SEWER INFO

The Village water system has had $1.44 million in improvements made in the last year. This includes painting of the water tower, both inside and out, new radio read water meters, and an EPA required nitrate filtration system.  At the Village of Erie board meeting in March, new water and sewer rates were approved. 

 

  • Basic user rates will remain the same.  
  • The water user charge will be $10.00 per thousand gallons used (previously it was $6.00 per thousand gallons used).

 

This increase will be in effect on the July 1st billing.
The last time water rates were increased was in March of 2010.
If you have questions, please contact the Village Office at 659-7740.

*************************************************************************************************

 

WHILE ON PATROL

 

The Erie Police Department would like to let the citizens know about the While on Patrol forms officers will be utilizing time to time.  The While on Patrol form may be completed when an officer is patrolling a neighborhood and notices certain issues that make the property vulnerable to crime.  Not only do these forms provide a friendly suggestion, but they also inform the property owner that their neighborhood or business is being patrolled by the Erie Police Department.  
As always, if there are any questions, please contact the Erie Police Department. 
 
Thanks, 
Chief Rollie Elder 

 

***************************************************************************************************************

WATER/SEWER/GARBAGE BILLS

As of Monday, December 9th, the Clock Tower Community Bank (formerly First Trust and Savings) will no longer accept payment for Village of Erie water/sewer/garbage bills.  Erie State Bank will continue this service to residents of Erie. Checks can also be mailed to the Village Hall PO Box 37.  Any questions, please contact Village Hall at 659-7740.

**************************************************************************************

Holiday Fun Around Town

That was then - this is now.

The Village employees sponsored a Turkey Dinner Giveaway and the winners were announced today. It may not have been quite as big as it was in the 60's but from the looks of some of these smiles, it was just as fun! A special thanks to the village employees!

*******************************************************************************************************

Officer Boyd VanDellen was honored and thanked by Police Chief Rollie Elder at the Village Board Meeting on Tuesday. He responded to a call for an attempt to locate a missing female with early onset Alzheimer's out of Batavia, IL. Officer VanDellen located her and after her family was notified, he transported her to the Erie Police Department and remained with her until family arrived. Once the family was reunited, he assisted them in retrieving the vehicle and made sure they were ready to head home. Thank you Officer VanDellen!

*******************************************************************************************************

FYI

 

ComEd’s Life Support Registry is mandated by the ICC and ComEd has a yearly

commitment to provide an up-to-date list of customers on Life Support.

 

All customers on the registry must re-certify the equipment every 12 months to

remain on the registry.  They are required to provide documentation from a physician

explaining the need for life sustaining equipment.

 

Please have any Life Support documentation sent to the attention of the Supervisor

at the following via fax or mail:

 

Fax: (630) 684-2851

 

Mail: ComEd/Revenue Management

ATTN: SUPERVISOR

Life Support Registry

PO Box 2550

Chicago, IL  60690

 

If you have questions regarding this process please contact ComEd at 1-800-334-7661

 

Reminder: The Life Support Equipment Registry listing does not:

  • Prevent the account from disconnection for non-payment
  • Guarantee uninterrupted electric service
  • Provide priority restoration of your electric service when an interruption occur

**************************************************************************

 

 

 

It has been brought to our attention there is a new phone scam in our area targeting Erie residents. 

 

The scenario is this: A resident will receive a phone call from a person pretending to be an Erie Police Officer.  He will then warn you that there is going to be a warrant issued for your arrest the following day unless you pay a certain amount of bond money.  The alleged officer will go as far to provide you with another phone number to call, verify his claim and arrange payment.  The caller ID on your phone will even display the number for the Erie Police Department, however the scam artist is using “spoof” technology which displays a false number.  Let me assure you that the Erie Police Department will never call and ask for money over the phone to post bond on warrants.  By no means should you ever provide any credit card or account information over the phone.  Should you receive this call or one like it, the best thing to do is simply hang up and not respond.     

Thank You,

Chief of Police

Rollie Elder       

******************************************************************************************************

 

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

CCR 2019.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.7 MB]

***************************************************************************************************************

Info from Police Chief Rollie Elder

Here at the Erie Police Department, public safety is a top priority.  We would like to take this moment and focus on our response to your house or the residence of a loved one.  Many times, EMS along with police will be dispatched to an address due to a medical issue where the person inside cannot get up to unlock the door or to conduct a welfare check due to the resident not being seen for some time.  This is where the Knox Box becomes a useful tool.  The Knox Box is a secured, locked box, placed somewhere on the exterior of the house that can only be unlocked with a key held by law enforcement, Fire, or EMS personnel.  When someone inside the residence calls 911 for help, the dispatch center notifies responding agencies of the box location.  Once on scene, the box is unlocked and the key to the residence is removed to gain quick access.  This is helpful in many ways.  Not only does it allow faster medical treatment to whoever may need it inside the residence, but it also prevents damage to the home should the doors be locked and forced entry is used.  The cost of the Knox Box used in our area is approximately $170.00.  They can be purchased using the website  www.knoxhomebox.comor by contacting the Erie Fire Protection District.  As always, if there are any questions feel free to stop in and speak with any of your Erie Police Officers.   

***********************************************************************************************************************

Info from Police Chief Rollie Elder

What does a Prowler, a Burglar and a Thief all have in common? Well, the answer is that during their course of business, they are all looking for easy targets. Some of the notable items sought after by criminals are the following: open garage or shed doors, unlocked vehicles or vehicles with the windows down, lawnmowers left in the yard at night, a poorly lighted yard which makes it easy to sneak around. These are just a few of the many items criminals look for when deciding to commit a crime. We, as citizens, need to do what we can to protect our property and remain vigilant. If your property is secured, in most cases the criminal will move on to the next easy target. As always, please feel free to contact the Erie Police Department if you see or hear anything suspicious in your neighborhood.

******************************************************************************************

The Erie Police Department would like to clear up some misconceptions about stray animals reported to law enforcement and later turned over to Whiteside County Animal Control.  If Whiteside County Animal Control recovers an animal, every effort is made to contact the rightful owner.  In the event the owner of an animal cannot be located, animal control will work with local no-kill shelters to find the animal a new home.  Whiteside County Animal Control would only euthanize an animal that is a threat to the public should it be released.  With that said, please have your pets in a secure area and see to it they are micro-chipped.  This will help reunite a pet with the owner if they get loose.

************************************************************************************************************************

From the Erie Police Department

 

Everyone is encouraged to stop by the PD and get to know your officers.  Although we enforce the laws and ordinances, we here at the Erie Police Department, wish to remain active in our community.  Our Officers strive to be positive role models for the youth and a helping hand for those in need.  Also, if there are any community organizations that would like an officer to speak during a monthly meeting, please let us know and we will make arrangements.       

Thank You,

Chief Rollie Elder 

 

**************************************************************************************************************

 

Village of Erie Electricity Aggregation Program

 

Recently there have been questions asked about the Municipal Electricity Aggregation program in the Village of Erie. New residents have just received a letter regarding the program which prompted others who have been in the program to have questions. We hope this information will help you better understand the program.  

All power produced by the nuclear power plants in Illinois is put into the grid.  ComEd is not affected directly by the power output of the plants since their power is secured by the Illinois Power Agency twice a year from the grid and the energy rates are set by ComEd and approved by the Illinois Commerce Commission.  Suppliers, like mc2 for the Village of Erie also purchase their power from the grid.  The energy contract that the Village secured with mc2 was by competitively bidding the entire communities load and the Village Board choose the supplier and term based on lowest costs.  This is measured against the ComEd rate.  Residents and small business are included in the mc2 bid but do have the option of opting out of the program.  ComEd is indifferent to whether you get power from them, or from a 3rd party supplier.  They make their money on the delivery service which guarantees them a % return on their investment in their infrastructure  of Poles, wires and transformers. They do not make any money on the energy portion of the bill.

The Village of Erie Municipal Aggregation is with mc2 at $0.06990kWh through September 2021.

The current ComEd residential electric supply rate is $0.07219/kWh.

 

For more information, you can call mc 2 at 1-855-575-9231 or email your questions to muni.program@mc2energyservices.com.

 

************************************************************************************************************************

REMINDER:  

Garbage and Recycling Toters

 The toters must be set out the night before or no later than 6:00 am on your pick up day.

 It is possible that you will not get them emptied if they are not out by 6:00 am.  Thank you!

 

***************************************************************************************************************

Information About Discolored Water - Click the link below to get information.

Maganese.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [530.1 KB]
Print Print | Sitemap
© Village of Erie