Village of Palestine

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About Us


About Us


The Village of Palestine is a quiet community with good schools, a beautiful park, and a collection of shops, galleries, and restaurants, along with dedicated, caring employees, making it a great place to visit and live.



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Contact


  • 301 South Main Palestine,IL. 62451

The Mayor's Desk


 

 "I've said this many times in the past and it still holds merit today, Nobody Loves Palestine any more than I do!!!! Our Palestine is so rich in history even going back to the War of 1812!! Many decedents of the original Palestine settlers still call Palestine home today!! Very few towns in Illinois can say their heritage goes back to the Regency period but we can!! Although our Regency period structures have over the years surrendered to Father Time we still have many fine Victorian era homes still proudly standing yet today!! 

   It's such an honor for me to hold the position of Mayor of Palestine!! I always welcome hearing from our citizens, no matter if it's advice or a complaint my ears are open!!"

                          Mayor Rob Byrley

Agenda


06:00 PM
Location: Pioneer Room

Village of Palestine
Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda
January 2, 2020
6:00 PM

Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
Minutes
Visitors


INSTALLATION OF NEW OFFICER, JACOB McGINNESS

BOARD ACTION

1. Old business
II.1 Update; Bridge repairs/replacement on South Main St.
II.2 LED Sign update – J.R. Dunlap
II.3 Update on Matteson Building

II. NEW BUSINESS:
II.1:
III. • DPW REPORT: Kathy Clark
IV: POLICE REPORT: Chief of Police, Jeff Besing

V• PIONEER ROOM/COMMUNITY FACILITY- JANUARY 2020—Twilla Davis
FYI: ORDINANCE NO. 2019-0-06 – RE Sewer Rates 2020
Added the page relating to the correct Security Deposit
FYI: Trustee Volunteers—Opening Pioneer Room/ Community Facility- 2020

VI. COMMITTEE REPORTS
VI.I •• BUDGET COMMITTEE and FINANCE COMMITTEE; Shirley Adams, Chairman
VI.2 •• BUILDING REGULATIONS; PERMITS; MAINTENANCE Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.3 •• EMPLOYEE RELATIONS COMMITTEE: Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.4•• FOIA OFFICERS: Shirley Adams-
You will be notified when the new 2020 OMA/FOIA Portal is open
VI.5•• ORDINANCE/GRANT COMMITTEE: Patricia Schofield
VI.6 •• STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND ALLEYS COMMITTEE; Tim McDaniel, Chairman

VI.7 •• SEWER COMMITTEE; Brian Nethery, Chairman


VII: MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION: (as needed)
Motion to convene into Executive Session under Section 1(C) (21)
Semi-Annual Review of minutes as mandated by Section 2.06


VIII: MOTION TO GO BACK INTO GENERAL SESSION:

VIV. MOTION TO ADJOURN MEETING




06:00 PM

VILLAGE OF PALESTINE
Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda
February 6, 2020
6:00 PM

Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
Minutes
Visitors

BOARD ACTION

I. OLD BUSINESS
II.1: UPDATE; Bridge repairs/replacement on South Main St.
II.2: LED Sign update – J. R. Dunlap

II. NEW BUSINESS:
II.1: Budget Meeting – March 21 or 28

REMINDER: FOIA/OMA CERTIFICATES DUE BY MARCH – FOIA 2020 WEB IS NOW READY
OMA IS STILL UPDATING.

III• DPW REPORT: Kathy Clark
IV• POLICE REPORT: Chief of Police, Jeff Besing

V• PIONEER ROOM/COMMUNITY FACILITY – FEBRUARY 2020 – Brian Nethery

VI. COMMITTEE REPORTS
VI.1••BUDGET COMMITTEE and FINANCE COMMITTEE; Shirley Adams, Chairman
VI.2••BUILDING REGULATIONS; PERMITS; MAINTENANCE; Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.3••EMPLOYEE RELATIONS COMMITTEE; Harry Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.4••FOIA OFFICERS: Shirley Adams –
VI.5••ORDINANCE/GRANT COMMITTEE: Patricia J Schofield
VI.6••STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND ALLEYS COMMITTEE; Tim McDaniel, Chairman
VI.7••SEWER COMMITTEE; Brian Nethery, Chairman
Mayor is Ex-Officio Member of each committee

VII: MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION: (as needed)

VIII: MOTION TO GO BACK INTO GENERAL SESSION:

VIV. MOTION TO ADJOURN MEETING

06:00 PM
Location: Village Hall Pioneer Room


VILLAGE OF PALESTINE
Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda
March 5, 2020
6:00 PM

Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
Minutes
Visitors

BOARD ACTION

I. OLD BUSINESS
II.1: UPDATE; Bridge repairs/replacement on South Main St.
II.2: LED Sign update – J. R. Dunlap
II.3: Formally approve the Settlement Agreement on properties at
` 206 & 208 S Main St
II.4: REMINDER: Budget Meeting – Sat. March 21

II. NEW BUSINESS:
II.1: Michael Fulling – Representing the Main Street Committee - Request for permission for the Second Annual “Tipsy Pig”/Barbeque Festival –
Scheduled for June 13th
II.2: Chief Jeff Besing: Review and approve updated Ordinance to Amend our Village Code for Synthetic Alternative Drugs

REMINDER: FOIA/OMA CERTIFICATES DUE BY MARCH – FOIA 2020 and OMA WEB IS NOW READY

III• DPW REPORT: Kathy Clark
IV• POLICE REPORT: Chief of Police, Jeff Besing

V• PIONEER ROOM/COMMUNITY FACILITY – FEBRUARY 2020 – Brian Nethery

VI. COMMITTEE REPORTS
VI.1••BUDGET COMMITTEE and FINANCE COMMITTEE; Shirley Adams, Chairman
VI.2••BUILDING REGULATIONS; PERMITS; MAINTENANCE; Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.3••EMPLOYEE RELATIONS COMMITTEE; Harry Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.4••FOIA OFFICERS: Shirley Adams –
VI.5••ORDINANCE/GRANT COMMITTEE: Patricia J Schofield
VI.6••STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND ALLEYS COMMITTEE; Tim McDaniel, Chairman
VI.7••SEWER COMMITTEE; Brian Nethery, Chairman
Mayor is Ex-Officio Member of each committee

VII: MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION: (as needed)

VIII: MOTION TO GO BACK INTO GENERAL SESSION:

VIV. MOTION TO ADJOURN MEETING

06:00 PM

No open meeting due to COVID-19 recommendations

06:00 PM

Due to COVID-19; No open meeting.
VILLAGE OF PALESTINE
Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda
May 7, 2020
6:00 PM
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
Minutes
Visitors

BOARD ACTION

I. OLD BUSINESS
II.1: LED Sign update – J. R. Dunlap
II.2: Discuss and formally approve 2020/2021 Budget
General Fund; Sewer Fund
ll.3: Bridge repair/replacement update

II. NEW BUSINESS:
II.1: Discuss and approve the PDA request to have the Eighteenth Annual Wine and Art Festival - October 3 & 4, 2020 – See copy of Letter attached
II.2: Discussion/thoughts – Good Energy Renewal information
II.3: Discussion of request from Tom Woodward, Jr.,/Kathy Gonzalez regarding raising
free-range chickens within the village limits, for the purpose of having their own
eggs and poultry
II.4: Final approval of Phone Poll (April 5) re ditch clean-out and fill

III• DPW REPORT: Kathy Clark
IV• POLICE REPORT: Chief of Police, Jeff Besing

V• PIONEER ROOM/COMMUNITY FACILITY – MAY 2020 – Tim McDaniel

FYI: SPRING CLEAN-UP DAYS - Republic will have our Spring Clean-Up on May
13 – ONLY ONE-DAY PASS THIS YEAR
FALL CLEAN-UP DAYS – OCTOBER 28 (As of now)

VI. COMMITTEE REPORTS
VI.1••BUDGET COMMITTEE and FINANCE COMMITTEE; Shirley Adams, Chairman
VI.2••BUILDING REGULATIONS; PERMITS; MAINTENANCE; Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.3••EMPLOYEE RELATIONS COMMITTEE; Harry Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.4••FOIA OFFICERS: Shirley Adams –
VI.5••ORDINANCE/GRANT COMMITTEE: Patricia J Schofield
VI.6••STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND ALLEYS COMMITTEE; Tim McDaniel, Chairman
VI.7••SEWER COMMITTEE; Brian Nethery, Chairman
Mayor is Ex-Officio Member of each committee

VII: MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION: (as needed)

VIII: MOTION TO GO BACK INTO GENERAL SESSION:

VIV. MOTION TO ADJOURN MEETING

06:00 PM
06:00 PM
06:00 PM


VILLAGE OF PALESTINE
Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda
August 6, 2020
→5:00 PM←

Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
Minutes
Visitors

BOARD ACTION

I. OLD BUSINESS
II.1: LED Sign wrap up– J. R. Dunlap
II.2: Bridge repair/replacement update – Changing Jurisdiction in process


II. NEW BUSINESS:
II.1: John Boyd – Containment of cats in Palestine
II.2: Chief Besing - Alternative Ordinance Process – Police Department
(See Copies attached for 14 day Notice and 30 day Notice)

III• DPW REPORT: Kathy Clark
IV• POLICE REPORT: Chief of Police, Jeff Besing
V• PIONEER ROOM/COMMUNITY FACILITY – August 2020 – J. R. Dunlap

FYI: CLEAN-UP DAYS – OCTOBER 28 (As of now)
FYI: Thank you letter from Crawford County Spay & Neuter – Closing Sept. 1, 2020

VI. COMMITTEE REPORTS
VI.1••BUDGET COMMITTEE and FINANCE COMMITTEE; Shirley Adams, Chairman
VI.2••BUILDING REGULATIONS; PERMITS; MAINTENANCE; Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.3••EMPLOYEE RELATIONS COMMITTEE; J. R. Dunlap, Chairman
VI.4••FOIA OFFICERS: Shirley Adams –
VI.5••ORDINANCE/GRANT COMMITTEE: Patricia J Schofield
VI.6••STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND ALLEYS COMMITTEE; Tim McDaniel, Chairman
VI.7••SEWER COMMITTEE; Brian Nethery, Chairman
Mayor is Ex-Officio Member of each committee

VII: MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION:

VIII: MOTION TO GO BACK INTO GENERAL SESSION:

VIV. MOTION TO ADJOURN MEETING

06:00 PM
06:00 PM

VILLAGE OF PALESTINE
Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda
November 5, 2020
→5:00 PM←

Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
Minutes
Visitors

BOARD ACTION

I. OLD BUSINESS
II.1: Status Quo - No update - Bridge repair/replacement update – Changing Jurisdiction
II.2: Reminder: Employee Christmas Party – December 11, 2020 – Catered by Blended Eatery
II.3:
II.4:

II. NEW BUSINESS:
II.1: Officially approve the Phone Poll for black-top sealant for Municipal Parking Lot
II.2: Approve the Resolution for selling the Former Ramsey Lots – We now have the appraisal
II.3: Discussion of Ervin properties.
II.4:

III• DPW REPORT: Kathy Clark
IV• POLICE REPORT: Chief of Police, Jeff Besing
V• PIONEER ROOM/COMMUNITY FACILITY – NOVEMBER 2020 – Tim McDaniel

VI. COMMITTEE REPORTS
VI.1••BUDGET COMMITTEE and FINANCE COMMITTEE; Shirley Adams, Chairman
VI.2••BUILDING REGULATIONS; PERMITS; MAINTENANCE; Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.3••EMPLOYEE RELATIONS COMMITTEE; J. R. Dunlap, Chairman
VI.4••FOIA OFFICERS: Shirley Adams –
VI.5••ORDINANCE/GRANT COMMITTEE: Patricia J Schofield
VI.6••STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND ALLEYS COMMITTEE; Tim McDaniel, Chairman
VI.7••SEWER COMMITTEE; Brian Nethery, Chairman
Mayor is Ex-Officio Member of each committee

VII: MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION:

VIII: MOTION TO GO BACK INTO GENERAL SESSION:

VIV. MOTION TO ADJOURN MEETING

06:00 PM

VILLAGE OF PALESTINE
Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda
November 5, 2020
→5:00 PM←

Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
Minutes
Visitors

BOARD ACTION

I. OLD BUSINESS
II.1: Status Quo - No update - Bridge repair/replacement update – Changing Jurisdiction
II.2: Reminder: Employee Christmas Party – December 11, 2020 – Catered by Blended Eatery
II.3:
II.4:

II. NEW BUSINESS:
II.1: Officially approve the Phone Poll for black-top sealant for Municipal Parking Lot
II.2: Approve the Resolution for selling the Former Ramsey Lots – We now have the appraisal
II.3: Discussion of Ervin properties.
II.4:

III• DPW REPORT: Kathy Clark
IV• POLICE REPORT: Chief of Police, Jeff Besing
V• PIONEER ROOM/COMMUNITY FACILITY – NOVEMBER 2020 – Tim McDaniel

VI. COMMITTEE REPORTS
VI.1••BUDGET COMMITTEE and FINANCE COMMITTEE; Shirley Adams, Chairman
VI.2••BUILDING REGULATIONS; PERMITS; MAINTENANCE; Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.3••EMPLOYEE RELATIONS COMMITTEE; J. R. Dunlap, Chairman
VI.4••FOIA OFFICERS: Shirley Adams –
VI.5••ORDINANCE/GRANT COMMITTEE: Patricia J Schofield
VI.6••STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND ALLEYS COMMITTEE; Tim McDaniel, Chairman
VI.7••SEWER COMMITTEE; Brian Nethery, Chairman
Mayor is Ex-Officio Member of each committee

VII: MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION:

VIII: MOTION TO GO BACK INTO GENERAL SESSION:

VIV. MOTION TO ADJOURN MEETING

05:00 PM
Location: Pioneer Room

VILLAGE OF PALESTINE
Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda
November 5, 2020
→5:00 PM←

Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
Minutes
Visitors

BOARD ACTION

I. OLD BUSINESS
II.1: Status Quo - No update - Bridge repair/replacement update – Changing Jurisdiction
II.2: Reminder: Employee Christmas Party – December 11, 2020 – Catered by Blended Eatery
II.3:
II.4:

II. NEW BUSINESS:
II.1: Officially approve the Phone Poll for black-top sealant for Municipal Parking Lot
II.2: Approve the Resolution for selling the Former Ramsey Lots – We now have the appraisal
II.3: Discussion of Ervin properties.
II.4:

III• DPW REPORT: Kathy Clark
IV• POLICE REPORT: Chief of Police, Jeff Besing
V• PIONEER ROOM/COMMUNITY FACILITY – NOVEMBER 2020 – Tim McDaniel

VI. COMMITTEE REPORTS
VI.1••BUDGET COMMITTEE and FINANCE COMMITTEE; Shirley Adams, Chairman
VI.2••BUILDING REGULATIONS; PERMITS; MAINTENANCE; Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.3••EMPLOYEE RELATIONS COMMITTEE; J. R. Dunlap, Chairman
VI.4••FOIA OFFICERS: Shirley Adams –
VI.5••ORDINANCE/GRANT COMMITTEE: Patricia J Schofield
VI.6••STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND ALLEYS COMMITTEE; Tim McDaniel, Chairman
VI.7••SEWER COMMITTEE; Brian Nethery, Chairman
Mayor is Ex-Officio Member of each committee

VII: MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION:

VIII: MOTION TO GO BACK INTO GENERAL SESSION:

VIV. MOTION TO ADJOURN MEETING

05:00 AM

Location: Pioneer Room

Village of Palestine
Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda
January 7, 2021
5:00 PM

Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
Minutes
Visitors




BOARD ACTION

1. Old business
II.1 Status Quo - No Update; Bridge repairs/replacement update - Changing Jurisdiction
II.2 Reconsider IRWA Illinois Rural Water Association-State funded Rate study
II.3 Update on Matteson Building

II. NEW BUSINESS:
II.1:Official Approval of Phone Poll-Dec. 21, 2020 for 2003 Ford DPW truck
II.2 : Official Approval of Phone Poll - Dec. 21, 2020 -Repairs ti 2016 Ford Interceptor
II.3: Larry Surrells Re Contract to purchase
II.4: Discussion of Ervin Property

FYI: Work Day at Matteson Building 1/9/21

III: DPW REPORT: Kathy Clark
IV: Police Report
V• PIONEER ROOM/COMMUNITY FACILITY- JANUARY 2021—Twilla Davis


VI. COMMITTEE REPORTS
VI.I •• BUDGET COMMITTEE and FINANCE COMMITTEE; Shirley Adams, Chairman
VI.2 •• BUILDING REGULATIONS; PERMITS; MAINTENANCE Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.3 •• EMPLOYEE RELATIONS COMMITTEE: Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.4•• FOIA OFFICERS: Shirley Adams-
REMINDER: 2021 OMA/FOIA Certificates are due April 1, 2021

VI.5•• ORDINANCE/GRANT COMMITTEE: Patricia Schofield
VI.6 •• STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND ALLEYS COMMITTEE; Tim McDaniel, Chairman
VI.7 •• SEWER COMMITTEE; Brian Nethery, Chairman


VII: MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION: (as needed)
Motion to convene into Executive Session under Section 2(C) (21)
Annual Review of minutes of meetings lawfully closed under this act.

VIII: MOTION TO GO BACK INTO GENERAL SESSION:

VIV. MOTION TO ADJOURN MEETING



05:00 AM
Location: Pioneer Room

Location: Pioneer Room

Village of Palestine
Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda
February 4, 2021
5:00 PM

Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
Minutes
Visitors


BOARD ACTION

1. Old business
II.1 Status Quo - No Update - Bridge repairs/replacement on South Main St. Changing Jurisdictions
II.2
II.3
II.4


II. NEW BUSINESS:
II.1: Angie Hodge - Re Questions moving forward
II.2: Official Approval of DPW Phone Poll January 18, 2021 Re- Purchase of a new Water Tank
II.3: Official Approval of DPW Phone Poll January 26,2021 Re- Repairs to Panel Heaters on Lift Stations

V• PIONEER ROOM/COMMUNITY FACILITY- JANUARY 2020—Twilla Davis
FYI: ORDINANCE NO. 2019-0-06 – RE Sewer Rates 2020
Added the page relating to the correct Security Deposit
FYI: Trustee Volunteers—Opening Pioneer Room/ Community Facility- 2020
II.4:
III* DPW REPORT: Kathy Clark
IV* POLICE REPORT: Chief of Police , Jeff Besing
V* Pioneer Room/ Community Facility - February 2021 - Brian Nethery
VI. COMMITTEE REPORTS
VI.I •• BUDGET COMMITTEE and FINANCE COMMITTEE; Shirley Adams, Chairman
VI.2 •• BUILDING REGULATIONS; PERMITS; MAINTENANCE Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.3 •• EMPLOYEE RELATIONS COMMITTEE: Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.4•• FOIA OFFICERS: Shirley Adams-
You will be notified when the new 2020 OMA/FOIA
REMINDER: FIOA/OMA CERTIFICATES DUE APRIL 1, 2021
VI.5•• ORDINANCE/GRANT COMMITTEE: Patricia Schofield
VI.6 •• STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND ALLEYS COMMITTEE; Tim McDaniel, Chairman

VI.7 •• SEWER COMMITTEE; Brian Nethery, Chairman


VII: MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION:


VIII: MOTION TO GO BACK INTO GENERAL SESSION:

VIV. MOTION TO ADJOURN MEETING




05:00 AM
Location: Pioneer Room


VILLAGE OF PALESTINE
Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda
March 4, 2021
→5:00 PM←

Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
Minutes
Visitors

BOARD ACTION

I. OLD BUSINESS
II.1: Status Quo - No update - Bridge repair/replacement update – Changing Jurisdiction
II.2:
II.3:
II.4:

II. NEW BUSINESS:
II.1: Review and Approval of Ordinance 41.25- Unlawful use of an electronic communication device
II.2:
II.3:
II.4:
III• DPW REPORT: Kathy Clark
IV• POLICE REPORT: Chief of Police, Jeff Besing
V• PIONEER ROOM/COMMUNITY FACILITY – March 2021 – Brian Nethery
VI. COMMITTEE REPORTS
VI.1••BUDGET COMMITTEE and FINANCE COMMITTEE; Shirley Adams, Chairman
VI.2••BUILDING REGULATIONS; PERMITS; MAINTENANCE; Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.3••EMPLOYEE RELATIONS COMMITTEE; J. R. Dunlap, Chairman
VI.4••FOIA OFFICERS: Shirley Adams –
REMINDER: FOIA/OMA CERTIFICATES DUE APRIL 1, 2021
VI.5••ORDINANCE/GRANT COMMITTEE: Patricia J Schofield
VI.6••STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND ALLEYS COMMITTEE; Tim McDaniel, Chairman
VI.7••SEWER COMMITTEE; Brian Nethery, Chairman
Mayor is Ex-Officio Member of each committee

VII: MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION:

VIII: MOTION TO GO BACK INTO GENERAL SESSION:

VIV. MOTION TO ADJOURN MEETING

Village Council


Village council meetings are held the first Thursday of each month, at 5:00pm at the Pioneer Room, in the Village Hall. Meetings are open to the public

*We are practicing social distancing, at this time.*

   Rob Byrley-Mayor

 Council Members:
Harry Gene Purcell
J.R. Dunlap
Brian Nethery
Mary Michael
Tim McDaniel
Twilla Davis

Meeting Minutes


February 2021:MINUTES FEB 2021.pdf

January 2021: Bd Meeting 1-7-2021 (2).rtf

December 2020: Bd Meeting 12-3-20.rtf

November 2020:Bd Meeting 11-5-20.rtf

October 2020 Minutes:Bd Meeting 10-01-20.rtf

September 2020 Minutes:Bd Meeting 9-3-20.rtf

August 2020 Minutes:Bd Meeting 8-6-20.rtf

July 2020 Minutes: B. Meeting 7-2-20.rtf

June 2020 Minutes:Bd Meeting 6-4-20.rtf

 May 2020 Minutes: Bd Meeting 5-7-20.rtf

April 2020 Minutes:  B.Meeting 4-2-20.pdf

March 2020 Minutes:  Bd Meeting 3-5-20-2.rtf

 February 2020 Minutes:  Bd Minutes 2020.rtf

 January 2020 Minutes: Bd Meeting 1-2-20.rtf

   *January 2020 Spec B.Meeting 1-27-20-1.rtf

  December 2019 Minutes:  Bd Meeting 12-5-19.rtf

  November 2019 Minutes: Bd Meeting 11-7-19.rtf

  October 2019 Minutes:   Bd Meeting 10-3-19.rtf

  August 2019 Minutes:  Bd Meeting 8-1-19.rtf

  July 2019 Minutes:  B,Meeting 7-11-19.pdf

  June 2019 Minutes:  B,Meeting 6-6-19.pdf

  May 2019 Minutes:  B,Meeting 5-2-19.pdf

  April 2019 Minutes:  B,Meeting 4-4-19.pdf

  March 2019 Minutes:  B.Meeting 3-7-19.pdf

  January 2019 Minutes:  B,Meeting 1-3-19.pdf

Ordinances


Main Office Staff


Patricia Schofield

Assistant to the Mayor, Sewer Clerk

Shirley Adams

Village Clerk

Stacey Myers

Sewer Clerk

Police Department


Jeffery Besing

Chief of Police

Text-A-Tip Hotline

Jacob McGinness

Full time patrol officer

Jacob Baxter

Part time patrol officer

Isiah Osborne

Part time patrol officer

Michael Delaney

Part time patrol officer

Nick Earnst

Part time patrol officer

Text-A-Tip Hotline

Public Works


Kathy Clark

Certified Wastewater Operator Public Works Superintendent

Certified/licensed in Mosquito Abatement/General Standards

David Miller

Wastewater, Maintanance Fleet Manager

Training for Wastewater Management General Standards/Mosquito Abatement

Kelly Tucker

Part time maintenance

About Public Works


                                                                                                  

                                                                                                       Yard Waste

    * Leaf pick up season officially begins NOV. 2, 2020 

       Please do not pile leaves in the streets

                       

  •        There will be no collection on  New Year's Day, President's Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
  •        Brush collection is typically Monday and Thursday (for fall and winter).
  •        Yard debris must be out by 6 AM.
  •        We encourage residents to place yard debris behind the curb or gutter to avoid blocking drainage pathways or impeding traffic flow in your neighborhood. Putting any debris in roadways is an ordinance violation.
  •        Leaf vac runs from October or November through mid-December, depending on the season.
  •        Bagged leaf pick up is during regular brush route.
  •        Separate limbs and sticks from leaf piles.
  •        If you live on a private drive, please take materials to the nearest public street.
  •        We do not collect stumps, rocks, stones, metal, lumber, plastics, glass, fencing or waste materials. PLEASE NO SOD.
  •        Our schedule may vary slightly due to weather conditions and volume of debris. We appreciate your patience.
  •        Yard debris generated by anyone other than the homeowner (including hired contractors) must be removed as part of their service.



Sewer


If you suspect a problem with sewer, we urge you to contact a Public Works employee to check a main line for blockage, before consulting a plumber. We will be able to establish if the problem is in a main or private line.

We are currently working towards achieving a grant/low interest loan, for upgrades and improvements to the wastewater treatment plant.

Public Announcements


April 3, 2021:







* Palestine businesses only*


Caucus for 2021 election will be held on Monday December 7 at the Pioneer room at 6:00 pm

 Trustee terms being terminated are: Harry Gene Purcell, J.R. Dunlap, and Mary Michael.

Petitions must be prepared and submitted  between December 14-21, 2020.




A reminder for the Halloween season: Halloween pranks resulting criminal damage will be dealt with to the full extent of the law.


* Our new LED sign is available for personal events rental. Birthday, anniversary, grand openings, open houses and     fundraisers are $5.00 - 24 hour slots. NO advertising. See the ladies in Village Hall, to schedule your event. Hours are 9-3, weekdays. Keep abreast of local announcements there, as well.


* Fall Clean Up 2020 is scheduled for October 28. You may begin placing items curbside on October 24. Please do not put   them out prior to the weekend. This is for paid Republic customers only.


The Palestine Police Department will be blocking Main Street from LaMotte north to Grand Prairie as well as Harrison Street from Main east to Lincoln at 8pm tonight (06/26/20) in order to facilitate preparation for the 2020 Palestine High School & 8th grade graduation tomorrow (June 27th, 2020) at 10am under the pavilion.



Mosquito Abatement

  As usual, our spray schedule is Tuesday and Friday evenings, beginning dusk or after, weather permitting.


PERMETHRIN

(mosquito spray)

Frequently Asked Questions about Permethrin: Will Permethrin harm my pets? Because the product is applied at very low concentrations, it is not likely to harm the health of pets, even if they are outside during spraying. As a precaution, pet owners are advised to remove pets, along with their food and water bowls, from outdoor areas during spraying if spraying occurs in their neighborhood.

Will Permethrin harm my livestock? Because the product is applied at very low concentrations, it is not likely to harm the health of livestock when used according to the label. 

Will Permethrin harm my fish pond?The amount of Permethrin that is likely to enter an outdoor pond or any other body of water after spraying is very low. Therefore, it is not likely to harm the fish in your outdoor pond. However, Permethrin can be toxic to fish. As a precaution, cover your fishpond with a tarp before spraying if spraying occurs in your neighborhood. Do not leave tarps on long enough to cause overheating or a decrease in oxygen. Some people may prefer to bring their fish to a tank inside.

Will Permethrin harm my bees? Yes, Permethrin is highly toxic to bees. Spraying will be performed between 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. During this time, the bees should be in their hive. However, it is recommended that beekeepers take steps to protect their colonies on nights when spraying is taking place. Practical methods include moving hives out of the treated area or covering hives with loose fabric, like wetted burlap, to keep the bees in the hive and protect them from drift.Wild bees generally nest in protected locations and should be mostly protected because they are in the nest when sprays are applied at night. Although the full impact of mosquito applications on honey bees and other wild bee pollinators is unknown, wild pollinator populations would not be expected to be harmed for long-term after sprays are discontinued.

Can I swim in my pool after the spraying of Permethrin? Since Permethrin droplets are designed to stay airborne for an extended period, little Permethrin is expected to settle into your pool. If any Permethrin does enter your pool, the water would quickly degrade it. If you choose, you can cover your pool before the spraying occurs. You do not need to take special steps or wait before you can use your pool again.

What happens to Permethrin in the environment? Permethrin breaks down quickly in the environment. The vapor phase reacts with sunlight to degrade the chemical within a few hours. If released to soil, Permethrin is expected to have no mobility. Some will be broken down quickly as a vapor, while the remaining chemical will be absorbed by the soil andbiodegraded in less than four weeks. If released into moving water, Permethrin is expected to absorb to suspended solids and sediments. Degradation would occur within a few days.

What are the potential human health effects of Permethrin exposure?Because the product is applied at very low concentrations, it is not likely to harm human health. At levels far higher than those used to control mosquitoes, Permethrin can cause headaches, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing. Very high doses may lead to loss of consciousness. Permethrin may make the skin and eyes redden, itch, or sting. However, the small amount used in spraying is not likely to be irritating. If you come in contact with the spray, wash your skin and clothing with soap and water.Does Permethrin pose a cancer risk?Because mosquito control only presents a short-term exposure to very small amounts of Permethrin, the EPA has concluded that its use to control mosquitoes would not present a cancer risk. Based on studies in laboratory animals, Permethrin could possibly cause cancer in humans. However, the cancer occurred in animals only after being treated with very high levels of Permethrin over very long periods of time.

What can I do to reduce exposure to Permethrin during spraying?Because the product is applied at very low concentrations, it is not likely to harm the health of adults, children, or pets.To help reduce possible contact with Permethrin during spraying:• Whenever possible, stay indoors during spraying.• If you must go outside during spraying, wear clothing that limits skin contact with the spray.• If you come in contact with the spray, wash your skin and clothing with soap and water.• Wash any fruits and vegetables that were outside during spraying with water before storing, cooking or eating.• Some individuals are sensitive to pesticides. Persons with asthma or other respiratory conditions are encouraged to stay inside during spraying since there is a possibility that spraying could worsen these conditions.• Anyone experiencing adverse reactions to pesticides should seek medical care or call 911.• Talk to your doctor if you have major health concerns.• 

Which mosquito repellents work best?• It is recommended that you use products containing DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-Toluamide). EPA has a search tool on their website that can help you search for a repellent that is right for you. 




Republic's Spring Clean up has been changed to May 13. 

This is a one day event, this year.

They will only make one trip through town and will not return to pick up anything put out late.





Notice: NOTICE:  Best  Sealing will be here FIRST THING MONDAY MORNING, to seal all the cracks on MAIN STREET...100 Block of North Main St, and 100, 200, and 300 Blocks of South Main Street.  PLEASE AVOID PARKING ON MAIN STREET FOR THAT MORNING!!! It may take up to 4 days to do the 4 blocks of the business district, 1 block each day.




NOTICE:

Due to the proclaimed pandemic, the Village offices will be closed to walk-in business, until further notice. Payments can be left in the drop box or paid by mail. This is for the well being of office staff, as well as our residents. The sewer clerk, the Village clerk, and Police Department will continue to take your phone calls to answer your questions.
 We appreciate your cooperation.








***NOTICE:  SPRING CLEAN-UP DAY - APRIL 29th
FALL CLEAN-UP DAY
 OCTOBER 28th 

This courtesy is for paid Republic customers only. 

Please do not put trash out before the previous weekend.

Seperate metals from non-metal items, for Dennis Recycling.



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