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Notice to the Residents of Tolono Regarding Trash Service

The Village is not making everyone switch to Republic for trash service. There was a presentation at the Village Board meeting on January 21, 2020, by a representative from Republic as to how a Franchise Agreement would work. He spoke under the Public Comments portion of the meeting, like anyone else can. On Facebook, you can go back and watch the replay of the Board meetings.

If the Board started looking further into a Franchise Agreement, there would be a Public Hearing to gather the thoughts of the residents surrounding the matter before we would proceed. If we did proceed, we could not just call Republic and give them the contract. We would have to compose a bid document with everything we want in a contract, and companies would have to send in their bid for service.

If you have questions, we urge you to call the Village Hall or watch the February 4, 2020, Board meeting on Facebook live replay for clarification from the Board and not rely on what is being put out by other groups and social media.

IEPA-Sponsored One-Day Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Event

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 open at hhwevent.simplybook.me.

The IEPA One-Day HHW Collection event will be held at a designated Market Place Mall parking lot in Champaign. Participants registering will select a 15-minute appointed time to arrive, between 8AM and 3PM.  An entry ticket and details will be provided to all those who register online by email and/or text immediately upon completion.

For more information about this event, please visit the event website hhwevent.simplybook.me.  Reminder, the site updates dynamically as slots are filled. If there are no slots available please check back the following day. The site resets when all spots are filled. If you still are unable to get registered you can also contact Susan Monte using the contact information below.

Acceptable HHW Items: Oil-based paints, paint thinners, herbicides, insecticides, pesticides, old gasoline, pool chemicals, cleaning products, mercury, household batteries, lead-acid batteries, used motor oil, drain cleaners, lawn chemicals, solvents, antifreeze, hobby chemicals, aerosol paints, fluorescent lamp bulbs, old and outdated medicines and pharmaceuticals.

Non-Acceptable Items: Latex-based paints, agricultural chemicals, business/commercial sector wastes, institutional wastes, explosives, fireworks, propane tanks, smoke detectors, farm machinery oil, fire extinguishers, controlled substances, needles and potentially infectious medical wastes.

Additional Information or Help to Register Online: If you have questions about the event or would like assistance in registering online to attend, please contact Champaign County Recycling Coordinator Susan Monte at smonte@co.champaign.il.us or (217) 819-4127.

New Electric Aggregation Rate To Be Lower for Residents

News Release,

Tolono residents who participate in the village’s Municipal Electric Aggregation program will see their electric rate drop from 4.88 cents per kilowatthour to 4.584 cents, a decrease of 6 percent, beginning with meter readings in April. The village won the new rate, submitted by Homefield Energy of Collinsville, in competitive bidding by four major electric suppliers. The new rate will continue through June 2022.

Homefield in February will send information to village residents and eligible small businesses about the program, including no-cost ways to opt out for those who wish not to participate. Enrollment is automatic, and eligible participants will not need to do anything to be enrolled. Residents who receive their electricity from other suppliers will not be enrolled. Ameren, which operates facilities to distribute electricity within the village, will also mail information to participating residents.

Village of Tolono Trustees implemented electric aggregation in November 2018 to provide a competitive choice in electric supply and prices to Tolono residents. Under the program the board adopted, residents are not obligated to participate. They can opt out at any time and at no cost by contacting the supplier.
Customers will continue to receive only one bill from Ameren, which will include the electricity, transmission, and other supply-related charges are in the new rate. Ameren will continue to handle calls related to billing and service problems.

Additional information may be obtained by visiting www.pluginillinois.org or by calling MidAmerican Energy at 1-800-342-3346 or Homefield Energy at 866-694-1262 toll free.

Tolono Police Department Accepting Applications

The Tolono Police Department is now accepting applications for full-time and part-time Police Officers.  To apply please go here to fill out an application and then choose the option to either email* or print your completed application.  If you have any questions please e-mail Police.Chief@tolonoil.us.

*If you wish to email the application, you will need to open the PDF in Adobe Reader, opening in a web browser such as Edge or Chrome may not allow the “Email Application” button to work correctly.  You may go here to download adobe reader if you do not have it installed already.  We recommend not selecting any of the “Optional Offers” when downloading.

Sign up for Tolono Alert

Tolono Alert, powered by Smart911 and RAVE, is the official emergency notification system used by the Village of Tolono to communicate with community residents during emergencies. Sign up now to receive free alerts from the Village of Tolono via text message, email, and/or voice message.

  • Add your address to receive geo-targeted alerts.
  • Indicate what types of alerts you want to receive including weather, traffic, emergency, and more opt-in options.
  • Indicate how you want to be notified by text, email, and/or voice message.

Sign up to receive emergency notifications here.  

https://www.smart911.com/smart911/ref/reg.action?pa=tolonoil

 

Already have a Smart911 account and need to update your notification preferences? Click here to log in to your existing account.

 

If you are a business owner or know of an organization/group that would be interested in sending alerts out to it’s own group of people, please have the person who is responsible for sending communications out email Brian.Booher@tolonoil.us to express interest in utilizing this system as well.