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Posted on: March 16, 2020

City of Monticello Notice Regarding COVID-19

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March 21, 2020
Public Service Announcement for Immediate Release-

Effective immediately, the City of Monticello Administration Offices, Police Department offices, Public Works Department offices, Water Department office, Sanitary Sewer Department office, and the Fire and Rescue building are closed to the public.  We will remain operational and will continue to provide the citizens of Monticello with all of the necessary and vital services expected.

Pursuant to the Illinois Governor’s executive order mandating “shelter-in-place”, the City of Monticello offices and departments will be operating only essential functions effective immediately and extending through Sunday, April 12, 2020. While I understand that all of our duties are essential to the residents, business owners, and visitors of Monticello, we must protect the well-being of our community and safeguard the health and safety of City employees. By taking these unprecedented and monumental steps toward the COVID-19 disease reduction efforts within our community, all departments of the City of Monticello will be operating under an employee “on-call” directive beginning today and extending through the end of April 12, 2020.

We remain steadfast in our efforts to provide safe water and treat waste water. We will maintain law and order and provide for the health and wellbeing of the residents and business owners of Monticello with our police department and our fire and rescue departments.

For all emergencies please dial 911. For the Monticello Police Department non-emergency please call (217)762-7727 or Piatt County Dispatch non-emergency please call (217)762-5761.

Please contact the Monticello Municipal Building at (217) 762-2583 for the following items:

For Building Permits and Site Inspections dial extension 26.

For Zoning related items dial extension 28.

For Parks and Recreation information dial extension 24.

For General Information dial extension "0".

For Public Works Department inquiries dial 762-7512.

If your call is not answered by someone, please leave a message and the appropriate individual will return your phone call as soon as possible.

Terry Summers
City Administrator
City of Monticello  

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March 18, 2020
Public Service Announcement for Immediate Release

RE: COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019)


Until further notice, the City of Monticello Administration Offices, Police Department offices, Public Works Department offices, Water Department office, Sanitary Sewer Department office, and the Fire and Rescue building are closed to the public.  These departments remain operational and will continue to provide the citizens of Monticello with all of the necessary and vital services expected. The safety and welfare of Monticello residents and all of our city personnel remains paramount. Contractors providing services on behalf of the City of Monticello will be allowed in these buildings until further notice. Concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, certain municipal operations and activities will need to be adjusted. Please note the following:

The City Council meeting scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on March 23rd, 2020 has been cancelled.

 

Utility Billing (Monticello Residents receiving Water and Sewer Service).

Until further notice, all residents must utilize the five existing alternative payment methods for sanitary sewer and water payments. The alternative payment options include the following:

(1) The drop box outside of City Hall located at 210 North Hamilton Street.

(2) The First State Bank drive-thru located at 201 West Main Street.

(3) Mail payment to MCUS, 210 N. Hamilton Street, Monticello, IL 61856

(4) Automatic withdrawal.

(5) On-line.

To set up an automatic withdrawal account or pay on-line please visit:  https://www.cityofmonticello.net/

Payment will not be accepted inside of the Municipal Building until further notice.

Please contact the utility billing clerk at 762-2583 or at mcus@cityofmonticello.net with any billing or service questions.

For all emergencies please dial 911. For the Monticello Police Department non-emergency please call (217)762-7727 or Piatt County Dispatch non-emergency please call (217)762-5761.

Please contact the Monticello Municipal Building at (217) 762-2583 for the following items:

For Building Permits and Site Inspections dial extension 26.

For Zoning related items dial extension 28.

For Parks and Recreation information dial extension 24.

For General Information dial extension “0”.

For Public Works Department inquiries dial 762-7512.

If your call is not answered by someone, please leave a message and the appropriate individual will return your phone call as soon as possible.

 We will strive to provide as much pertinent information to the residents of Monticello regarding the services provided to our community as timely and accurately as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all deal with this unfortunate and ever changing situation. We will continue to monitor this situation as it evolves and will adjust our policies as circumstances change.

Terry Summers
City Administrator
City of Monticello   

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March 16, 2020
Public Service Announcement for Immediate Release

RE: COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019)

At this time, the City of Monticello Administration Offices, Police Department, Public Works Department, Water Department, Sanitary Sewer Department, and Fire and Rescue Departments remain open to provide the citizens of Monticello with all of the necessary and vital services expected. The safety and welfare of Monticello residents and all of our city personnel remains paramount. Concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, certain municipal operations and activities will need to be adjusted. Please note the following:

The City Council meeting scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on March 23rd, 2020 has been cancelled.

Utility Billing (Water and Sewer Service).
In order to minimize personal contact and promote social distancing, City staff is urging residents to utilize the five existing alternative payment methods for sanitary sewer and water payments in lieu of payments made at the front desk inside of City Hall.

Payments can be made at (1) the drop box outside of City Hall located at 210 North Hamilton Street, (2) at the First State Bank drive-thru located at 201 West Main Street, (3) by mail using the United States Postal Service, (4) automatic withdrawal or (5) on-line at:  https://www.cityofmonticello.net/

Please contact the utility billing clerk at 762-2583 or at mcus@cityofmonticello.net with any billing or service questions.

Monticello Family Aquatic Center (MFAC).
The early bird sign up for swimming pool passes scheduled for Wednesday, April 1, 2020 has been cancelled. The next early bird sign up will be Wednesday, May 6th, 2020.

Easter Egg Hunt.
The Monticello Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for Saturday, April 4th, 2020 at the Piatt County Forest Preserve Park has been cancelled.

Golf Driving Range.
The Monticello Golf Driving Range will tentatively open on Monday, April 13, 2020.

Recreation T-ball, P-Nut, Softball, and Baseball leagues.
All start dates for these programs have been postponed. Updates for coaches, parents and players will be provided on the City’s website https://www.cityofmonticello.net/ , Facebook, and other social media platforms.

Please contact the Monticello Recreation Department at 762-2583 or at cdm@cityofmonticello.net with any questions regarding these recreation programs.

Livingston Center.
All activities at the Livingston Center have been cancelled through March 31, 2020. At that time, it will be determined if additional cancellations are warranted. Peace Meals will continue delivering meals and have added a meal pick-up option. No on-site dining will be offered until further notice.
VOTING POLLS FOR THE APPROPRIATE PRECINCTS AT THE LIVINGSTON CENTER WILL STILL REMAIN OPEN ON TUESDAY, MARCH 17th!!

Restaurants and Bars.
The State of Illinois has mandated that all restaurants and bars suspend all dine-in service between the dates of March 17th and March 30th, 2020. These dates may be extended dependent on the nature of the virus at the time of expiration. Drive-through service, curbside service, and delivery are still allowed. The Monticello Police Department will be allowing local restaurants to place signage designating 15 minute parking for pickup only at no more than three existing parking stalls in front of their respective establishment.

Gaming Parlors.
The Illinois State Gaming Board has suspended all video gaming machine operations.  

As you may be aware, Federal and State updates and mandates concerning COVID-19 are occurring on a daily basis. We will strive to provide as much pertinent information to the residents of Monticello regarding the services provided to our community as timely and accurately as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all deal with this unfortunate and ever changing situation. We will continue to monitor this situation as it evolves and will adjust our policies as circumstances change.

Terry Summers
City Administrator
City of Monticello   

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