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NOTICE FOR ALL ACH CUSTOMERS

5/17/2024

We wanted to inform our customers who are currently signed up for ACH payments that are automatically withdrawn from their checking or savings account, payments will be taken out on the 20th of this month rather than the 15th.  Please note that late charges will not be issued for those ACH customers.

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Mowing Bid Correction

5/1/2024

The submission deadline for sealed bids for mowing for the West Cemetery is May 9, 2024 at 12 pm and bid opening will be May 9, 2024 at 7 pm.

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Invitation to Bid

4/24/2024

The City of Athens will be accepting bids for lawn maintenance of the West Cemetery.  Lawn maintenance will consist of mowing and trimming on a weekly basis during the growing season and branch pick-up before mowing.  Sealed bids will be opened on May 8, 2024, at 6:30 pm at the Athens City Hall.  Contact Athens City Hall at 217-636-8429 with questions.  The City of Athens reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.

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Water Rate Increase Effective 05/01/24

4/10/2024

The Athens City Council voted Monday 04/08/2024 in a regular council meeting to raise water and sewer rates for the users of the City of Athens Water District by passing Ordinance #03-2024.  Due to rising costs, and system maintenance that must be done to maintain a safe and proper working utility system, rates had to be increased.  The new rate change will go into effect for the May water usage and will be reflected on the billing that is received in June.  The rates are as follows:

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City Hall Closed Friday 03/29/24

3/28/2024

City Hall will be closed Friday 03/29/24 in observance of the Good Friday Holiday.  

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Brush Pick Up to start 04/01/24

3/18/2024

The City of Athens will start Brush Pick Up on 04/01/24 for residents inside City Limits.

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Boil Order Lifted

3/12/2024

On 03/12/24 the boil order for the Athens Water District has been lifted.

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BOIL ORDER UPDATE 03/08/24

3/8/2024

The boil order for the City of Athens Water District will remain in effect over the weekend as we are still waiting on lab results.

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BOIL ORDER

3/7/2024

The Athens Water District is currently under a BOIL ORDER UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  

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Recycle Schedule

2/15/2024

Thursday Recycle Schedule 2024

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Scam Calls

2/6/2024

Attention Customers,

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EPA LEAD LINE SURVEY REMINDER

12/20/2023

Just a reminder to complete the EPA Lead Line Survey form that was mailed to you.  If you have already completed, thank you.  If you need assistance or you have questions please give us a call.  217-636-8429.

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Proclamation

12/20/2023

Mayor Chris Reichert presented the 2023 Athens High School Football team, coaches, cheerleaders, and band members with a proclamation for their achievement of being the 2023 IHSA Class 2A Runner-Up for football.  

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City-Wide Christmas Tree Lighting

11/21/2023

Join us on Sunday 12/03/2023 at the Athens Library to light up the holiday season.  Festivities begin at 4:15 pm 

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