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Yard Waste Began November 1st
Burning of yard waste is allowed for the fall season between November 1st and December 15th, on Wednesday's and Saturday's and only between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm, excluding the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Burning is not allowed on Village streets or within the Village right of ways. Fires must be kept under control at all times. Other options are mulching leaves with a lawn mower , curb side collection through Republic Services or dropping off yard waste at St. Louis Compost located at 5841 Mine Haul Rd in Belleville.
Government Center Holiday Closing
Trash and Recycling Collection Will Be Delayed For Some
The Swansea Government Center and all non-emergency services of the Village will be closed on Monday, Nov 12th in observance of Veteran’s Day. Trash and Recycling will not be affected for the Veteran’s Day holiday.
The Government center will also be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov 23rd & 24th for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Thanksgiving holiday will affect trash and recycling collection for some residents. Those with a normal collection day on Thursday will have collection on Friday instead. If normal collection is on Fridays, collection will be on Saturday instead. The Thursday collection of yard waste will change to Friday.
Santa will arrive in Melvin Price Park on December 1st.
Santa plans to arrive at his special house in Melvin Price Park on Saturday, Dec 1st. While he may be busy at other times rechecking his list, he will be at his Swansea home from 2:00pm until 5:00pm every Saturday and Sunday. And every weekday evening from 6:00pm until 8:00pm through December 21st.
The house is located at 1500 Caseyville Avenue at Melvin Price Park near the Lehr Community Center. Photos with Santa will be available for $5.00 and every child will receive a small gift.
The Swansea Santa House is sponsored by the Swansea Park Board.
Santa could always use extra help if you would be interested, contact Marilyn Neumeyer at 234-6293 or 363-8694
Crews working for Ameren Illinois will be trimming trees in and around your area in the near future. Our qualified line clearance trimmers will trim trees that could interfere with electric lines running from pole to pole. Our contractors are nationally recognized as professional arboricultural companies who meet American National Standards Institute (ANSI) pruning standards and pruning methods endorsed by the International Society of Arborists (ISA).
Attached are maps and common addresses of the areas affected. In addition to notifying you, Ameren Illinois will mail a notice to customers who may be affected by the distribution tree trimming work. We will also provide a public notice in local newspapers.
We are committed to providing safe, reliable and affordable power to your community. Tree trimming helps us minimize the likelihood of power outages and safety hazards. Please visit MySafeTrees.com to learn more about our tree trimming program and tips for safely planting trees around power lines.
We recognize the importance of trees to your community, so we have established the Right Tree, Right Place Grant Program to help replace trees that must be removed for safety or reliability reasons. Please see the attached brochure for details.
Thank you for your patience while work is underway. If you have any questions about the upcoming distribution tree trimming work, please call 1.800.755.5000, or visit our website at MySafeTrees.com. Should you or any of your constituents have further questions, the Consumer Services Division of the Illinois Commerce Commission may be reached at 1.800.524.0795.
3490 Rupp Parkway
Decatur, IL 62526
For more information, access your online account at AmerenIllinois.com.
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