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Village Board Meeting, October 4th to Discuss Bourne Street Railroad Crossing

Norfolk Southern Railroad wants to close the Bourne Street railroad crossing permanently. Their reasoning is that the Bourne Street crossing is only about 800 feet from the Elizabeth Street crossing.
By Norforlk Southern’s definition, the Bourne St crossing is a redundant crossing. The two crossings are too close together. Currently, they are giving residents twice the amount of opportunity to make a trip across the tracks which increases the likelihood of someone getting injured or killed by one of their trains.
There will be a discussion at the Village Board meeting October 4, 2022, 6:30PM at the Tolono Police Department, 205 E Main St, to discuss the closure.
We urge you to come to the meeting and make your voice heard. Comments to this post on social media are not conducive in assisting our Village Board in making this decision.

Residential Electronics Collection Event Online Registration

The online registration for the Fall Residential Electronics Collection Event opened Monday, September 12, 2022. The collection event will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at Parkland College.

Registrants can reserve one of the available 15-minute time slots between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Immediately upon reserving a time, a confirmation email and/or text message will be sent. The resident will also receive a postcard in the U.S. Mail seven to ten days before the event which serves as their “ticket” into the event.

There will be a limit of four TVs per postcard (all types, models, and sizes of TVs, including CRT ‘tube’ TVs, will be accepted, working and non-working) and a total limit of seven items per postcard. Small items (cords, charges, mice, etc.) can be bundled or put into a small box and counted as one item.

The online registration will remain open until all 15-minute time slots are full. If you do not have internet access, contact the Champaign County Recycling Coordinator at 217-384-3708.

Residential Electronics Collection Information Sheet

CommUNITY Survey

CommUNITY Survey

Click on the link above to complete the 10 question survey.

Thank you for participating in this survey. More than one person in the household may complete this survey. The more information we gather, the better the opportunity we’ll have to receive Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP) Grant approval for a bike/walk path along Route 45 from The Oaks to Savoy along RT45. Please share with your friends and neighbors.

A paper copy is being sent to all residents in the Village for those that may not have access to the internet so they may participate as well.

CommUNITY Survey – The Oaks Residents

CommUNITY Survey – The Oaks Residents

Click on the link above to complete the 12 question survey.

Thank you for participating in this survey. More than one person in the household may complete this survey. The more information we gather, the better the opportunity we’ll have to receive Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP) Grant approval for a bike/walk path along Route 45 from The Oaks to Savoy along RT45. Please share with your friends and neighbors.

A paper copy is being sent to all residents in The Oaks for those that may not have access to the internet so they may participate as well.

 

Golf Cart Registration 4/21/22

Do you still need your permit for 2022, but have a problem getting to Village Hall when we are open? If so, this is for you!

📆When: Thursday, April 21, 2022

🕰Time: 4-6pm

🛺What to bring: Golf cart to be inspected, proof of insurance, $25 (cash, check or credit card)

Ordinance: https://www.tolonoil.us/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Golf-Cart-Ordinance-9.15.16-Revised.pdf

Application: https://www.tolonoil.us/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Golf-Cart-Permit-Application-New-2022.pdf

Village Clean Up Day – April 9, 2022

The Village Clean-Up Day will be held on Saturday, April 9th beginning at 9:00AM in the Village Hall parking lot located at 507 W Strong Street. This event is open to all Village of Tolono Residents only.

The Village will provide dumpsters for the community to use. Staff will be onsite Saturday to assist in placing waste materials into the dumpsters. Once the dumpsters are full, the event will end so please plan accordingly. Also, please bring a valid State ID in order to verify Tolono residency. Below is a list of items that will not be accepted during the Tolono Clean-Up Day event.

If you have any questions concerning specific items, please feel free to call (217-485-5212) or stop by Village Hall.

Illini Recycling will be dropping dumpsters throughout the week, April 4-8th to prepare for Saturday’s Clean-Up Day. The area will be tapped off. Any items found in the dumpsters or on the ground in the tapped off area prior to Saturday will be considered illegal dumping and is subject to a $500 fine.

  • Barrels – unless rinsed and/or empty with both ends cut off
  • Cars, Trucks, Mobile Homes, Buses (no vehicles)
  • Corrosive Waste
  • Electronic Goods
  • Empty tanks – gas, oil, fuel, unless rinsed and/or empty and cut in half to be accepted
  • Flammable Waste
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Fluorescent light tubes
  • Liquids
  • Medical Waste
  • Paint
  • Paint cans – must be empty to be accepted
  • Radioactive waste
  • Railroad ties
  • Reactive Waste
  • Septic Waste
  • Sewage treatment plants solids
  • Tires
  • Used Oils – motor, hydraulic, mineral, cutting, etc.
  • White Goods – refrigerators, washers, dryers, etc
  • Yard Waste, grass clippings, limbs or leaves, fire wood or logs

Golf Cart/Off-Highway Vehicle Registration Day – April 9, 2022

The Village of Tolono will hold it’s first Golf Cart Registration Day on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at Village Hall from 9:00AM-Noon, along with Clean-Up day.

To participate, please print and complete the top portion of the Golf Cart Permit/Off-Highway application, sign and date the bottom. Do not complete the “Inspection” part of the application. A Village employee will perform a brief inspection of the cart or vehicle and complete that part of the application. We will need a copy of your current insurance card for the cart or off-highway vehicle. We may also view the insurance information on your mobile device. The cost of the permit is $25.

A copy of the Golf Cart/Off-Highway Vehicle ordinance is attached below. If you have any questions please call Village Hall at 217-485-5212.

Golf Cart Ordinance

Golf Cart Permit Application

April 9, 2022 IEPA Household Hazardous Waste Event

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) will sponsor a One-Day Household Hazardous Waste Collection on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at the State Farm Center, SE Quad Parking Lot, in Champaign.

This IEPA-sponsored One-Day HHW Collection event is open to all Illinois residents. Residents must register to attend this event!

The online registration is now open at hhwevent.simplybook.me.

To register online, click on “Book Now” and you will see all available 15-minute time slots for this collection event. Select an available
time slot and then enter the required information. Upon providing the requested information, you will automatically receive a confirmation email and/or text.

Event organizers warn that latex paint, also referred to as water-based paint, will not be accepted at the IEPA-sponsored Household Hazardous Waste Collection. Latex paint is not considered a hazardous waste. The Champaign-Urbana Theatre Company may accept latex paint donations if the can is at least half full. Email the manager@cutc.org for more information. Household quantities of latex paint can be disposed of in the garbage if paint is completely solidified. To solidify latex paint:
• Remove paint can lid to add an absorbent (such as shredded paper, sand, kitty litter, or paint hardener) or pour the paint onto newspaper.
• Allow to completely dry in a well-ventilated outdoor area away from children, pets, and ignition sources. Once dry, dispose solidified paint and can in the regular household garbage.

Please review the list below regarding items accepted and not accepted at the upcoming IEPA-Sponsored One-Day Household Hazardous Waste Collection.

Acceptable Items to bring: oil-based paints, paint thinners, herbicides, insecticides, pesticides, old gasoline, kerosene, pool chemicals, cleaning products, mercury, household batteries, used motor oil, drain cleaners, lawn chemicals, solvents, antifreeze, hobby chemicals, aerosol paints, fluorescent light tubes, and compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs).

NOT Accepted: Latex-based paints, agricultural chemicals, business/commercial sector wastes, explosives, fireworks, controlled substances, propane tanks, smoke detectors, farm machinery oil, fire extinguishers, institutional wastes, needles, and potentially infectious medical wastes.

Champaign County, City of Champaign, City of Urbana, and Village of Savoy are the local government agencies that coordinate the annual IEPA-sponsored One-Day HHW Collection.

If you have questions about attending the Household Hazardous Waste Collection, or would like assistance in reserving a 15-minute appointment time, please notify please notify your local recycling coordinator:

City of Champaign residents: Nichole Millage, 217.403-4780 or nichole.millage@champaignil.gov
City of Urbana residents: Courtney Kwong, 217.384-2302 or crkwong@urbanaillinois.us
All other residents: Susan Monte, 217.819-4127 or smonte@co.champaign.il.us

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