The Village maintenance crew will be burning at the landscape waste facility beginning Monday, March 29, and will continue throughout the week, weather permitting. Please use caution when driving through the area. This facility is located at the East end of E Main St as you are leaving town.
The Village of Tolono will conduct leaf collection on April 6th and 7th, and again on April 13th and 14th, weather permitting. Leaves will be collected by our leaf vacuum truck.
- To avoid obstructing drainage and causing equipment damage, place leaves at curbside:
- not in the drainage ditches or on drainage grates,
- not on the sidewalks or edges of driveways and streets (but also not so far into yards that equipment vacuums can’t reach the leaves).
- not over water meter covers or sewer caps, and
- not over any other obstructions or items that may be sucked into the vacuum truck.
- Do not mix leaves with trash, pumpkins, limbs, brush, sticks, rocks, bricks, or the like. Leaves containing these materials may be bypassed in order to prevent equipment damage and collection delays.
- Do not wet leaves. Frozen leaves may damage vacuum equipment.
- Do not block leaf piles with vehicles.
- If you notice drainage grates clogged in your area, please call 217-485-5212 to request cleaning.
You may now purchase your 2021 golf cart (or other similar vehicle) permit/sticker at the Village Hall. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-5:00PM. We are open through the lunch hour.
Please be advised that golf carts and other similar vehicles must be inspected at the Village Hall and proof of insurance provided at the time permit/sticker is issued. No appointment is necessary.
The cost of the golf cart (or other similar vehicle) permit is $25.
You may print the Golf Cart Permit application and complete the top portion only and bring to the office.
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.
Sidewalk panels throughout the Village of Tolono have been removed for either repair or replacement. Once these areas are removed, they are marked with yellow caution tape. Please use caution when walking or running in these areas. If the sidewalk repair/replacement is in or around your driveway, these residents may need to make plans to park elsewhere.
Sidewalk replacement will continue this week through next, pending weather (12/7-12/18). If there are sidewalk panels with a blue “X” in front of your home, please be sure to make room so the contractor can get to these areas to remove and replace.
Once the concrete is poured we ask that you do not walk or drive on the area for at least 48 hours.
The last brush pick up for the 2020 season will be Monday, November 16. We will continue to pick up leaves as weather allows. Please do not mix sticks or other miscellaneous yard waste with leaves.
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.