Schools are going back in session.... School's will soon be back in session so drivers should be extra alert for students crossing roadways, walking to school, or waiting at bus stops. Flashing red lights on a school bus and an extended stop sign means that drivers on a two lane road are required to stop when approaching that bus from either direction. It is unlawful to pass that stopped bus.
Labor Day will be the last day for the splash pad to be open.
The organizations are looking for individuals, families, clubs or businesses who would like to participate in the "Trunk or Treat" and hand out treats to 'little goblins'. If interested, please come to the Government Center at 1444 Boul Ave and fill out an application. All participants must do so to gain entry. The park will be turned into the "Wicked Forest" with many attractions for kids and families to enjoy.
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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