Bruch pick up is in full force for the year. Please be aware of the Village of Tolono guidelines regarding brush pickup:
- Brush pick up days are the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month (weather permitting) March-November. We will not make special pick ups unless there is a storm causing additional yard wasted. Please plan accordingly for regular pick up days.
- Grass is NOT acceptable (not even in landscape waste bags).
- Landscape bags must have a sticker obtained from Village Hall or it will not be picked up.
- Brush pick up is not for the cleanup or removal of entire trees.
- Limbs must be less than 6″ in diameter and 8′ long.
- Dirt and rocks are NOT acceptable (not even in landscape waste bags).
- Landscape timbers, railroad ties, wood fencing and other lumber is NOT acceptable
The above guidelines are set by ordinance (2020-O-10). For more information, please see 53.30-53.99 of the Village of Tolono Code of Ordinances or call us at 217-485-5212.
The Village of Tolono wants to remind everyone that Side-By-Side off-highway devices must be registered with the Village before they can be driven on our streets as do all golf carts.
The fine for failure to secure a permit when operating a golf cart and/or recreational off-highway device on Village streets is $250.
Please read Golf Carts & Other Similar Devices
If you have any questions please call Village Hall at 217-485-5212.
Brush pickup resumes Monday, March 1, 2021. Please see the attached notice for acceptable and non-acceptable items. Paper bags of landscape waste must have stickers purchased from Village Hall. Stickers are $3 each.
Village Maintenance crew requests that landscape waste be put as close to the road as possible. The ground is very soft currently and they would like to avoid putting ruts in yards. If waste is too far off the side of the road, they may not be able to pick up.
Leaf pick up in the Village of Tolono will begin either Monday, October 26th or Tuesday, October 27th. Please be sure to get the leaves to the side of the street over the weekend. Thank you!
A post from Mayor Murphy regarding the Sale of Cannabis in the Village of Tolono:
The Village of Tolono placed an advisory question on the November 3, 2020 ballot to gauge the opinion of Village residents, whether they would approve or disapprove of the sale of cannabis in the Village.
We have had a couple local business owners approach the Village Board to ask about opening a dispensary. The Village Board has discussed this subject over the course of several meetings (meeting agenda item “Discussion of Cannabis Sales in the Village” on 8/20/19, 9/3/19, 9/17/19, 10/1/19 and 10/15/19). On 2/25/20, the Board held a Special Meeting to discuss the sale of cannabis in the Village of Tolono and asked the public to join. Because the Board did not receive the input from the public we were looking for, the Board decided to put it to a vote so the public could weigh in on this large decision.
On 3/3/20 we added an agenda item to the regular meeting that read “Discussion/Approval of Ordinance 2020-O-5, an Ordinance Imposing a Tax on Cannabis.” The Board passed the ordinance so if cannabis sales passes, we would have a 3% sales tax in place.
On 8/6/20 the Board held a special meeting for the approval of resolution 2020-R-2: A Resolution Providing For The Submission To The Electors Of The Village Of Tolono Of Champaign County, A Certain Advisory Referendum Of Whether Recreational Cannabis Sales Should Be Permitted Within The Village of Tolono.
From the Champaign County Clerks site, this is how the question will look on the ballot:
Village of Tolono – Advisory Referendum on Recreational Cannabis Sales
(Instructions to voters: Fill in the oval opposite the word “yes” or “no” to indicate your choice.)
Question: Shall the Village of Tolono allow a recreational cannabis dispensary within the Village Limits?
Explanation: If residents would like to allow a dispensary within the Village of Tolono, vote yes. If residents do not want a dispensary within the Village of Tolono, vote no.
There is good and bad in every decision. Keep in mind that when making this decision there are many issues to think about. If the resolution passes, I am planning to add extra rules as to what is required with the Village’s license in addition to what the State of Illinois requires. Security is a huge issue, and I’m looking into a public safety fee to offset possible calls for service and extra patrol.
We encourage everyone in the Village of Tolono to vote and make their voice heard. If you have any questions or comments you can reach me at Rob.Murphy@tolonoil.us.