February 8, 2023 Local Stories in and Around St. Joseph, Illinois

St. Joseph addresses brush pickup

The Village of St. Joseph is suspending brush pick up for a second month in a row.

The wet Spring weather has prevented the village from burning the brush that has already been picked up and the village burn site is full.


To alleviate some of the backlogged brush, the Village of St. Joseph has entered into a contract with Mashburn Rental for 30 days. The contract is not to exceed $6,700.


The machine the village is renting will burn a portion of the backlogged yard waste at the dump site located along Rt. 150.

The village will discuss purchasing the equipment after they see how effective it is.

The purchase price of the equipment is $34, 350 and the rental price would be applied towards the purchase cost.

Additionally, the Environmental Protection Agency has contacted the village regarding the burning on the site. There are many requirements that the village must comply with to continue burning. The Buildings and Grounds Committee is looking into several issues regarding the burn site.

These include illegal dumping and resulting penalties, penalties if the rules for brush pickup are not followed and security cameras and signs at the dump.

Banner
Related Posts

Electric-supply rates set to increase this week

June 3, 2022

June 3, 2022

Electric-supply rates for Ameren Illinois customers have about doubled, starting this week. In November 2021 the Village of St. Joseph...

New type of liquor license up for vote at St. Joseph Village Board

January 13, 2020

January 13, 2020

On Tuesday night, the St. Joseph Village Board will discuss and vote on whether to create a new liquor license....

Live at St. Joseph Village Board

May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020

They are discussing a variance for a property. I am in two zoom meetings currently. SJO School Board and St....

Ogden Live Blog, May 6, 2021

May 6, 2021

May 6, 2021

I am four minutes late and I feel like I missed a lot. There are some neighbor complaints going on....

Live at St. Joseph Village Board, Jan. 12, 2021

January 12, 2021

January 12, 2021

I will live blog tonight. Pavlov media will give a presentation. Susan Monte from Regional Planning will be there. We...

Group asking for feedback on community building proposal

January 27, 2020

January 27, 2020

Almost exactly a year ago, St. Joseph resident Jim Page presented the St. Joseph Village Board with a plan to...

Village to take vote on dispensary Sept. 10

August 27, 2019

August 27, 2019

Residents have until Sept. 10 to make their opinions on a dispensary within the village known. During the August 27...

Business owners thankful for community support after break-ins

January 25, 2022

January 25, 2022

Around 6 a.m. this morning the owner of Country Chics, Stacy Cast, got a notification. The notification told her that...

Improvements coming to rail trail

September 10, 2021

September 10, 2021

Improvements to the Kickapoo Rail Trail will be starting in September. With the assistance of the Illinois Department of Transportation...

Live at St. Joseph Village Board, Nov. 9, 2021

November 9, 2021

November 9, 2021

I am here at village board. Terri Cummings, Jeff Van Buskirk are not here. Wagner is on zoom. The Hitts...

Live at St. Joseph Village Board Feb. 22.2022

February 22, 2022

February 22, 2022

Discussing the proposed location of Philo Bank. Max Painter saying the lot has been vacant for a long time. Tami...

‘Julie has been the backbone of this village for a long time’

December 28, 2021

December 28, 2021

Julie Hendrickson loves St. Joseph. And a piece of the small town’s footprint will soon step away from a long-time...

Homeward Bound: Piper’s incredible adventure comes to an end

September 23, 2020

September 23, 2020

Piper, the most famous Labrador in St. Joseph, is finally back home. The dog spent seven days exploring St. Joseph...

Recycling returns to Ogden

July 11, 2019

July 11, 2019

Recycling is coming back to Ogden. At the July 11 meeting, the village board voted to return the recycling Dumpster...

Village hopes to accommodate restaurants for outdoor seating

May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020

The Village of St. Joseph is hoping to help its restaurants in any way it can. Governor JB Pritzker announced...

Comments
Leave a Reply