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Yard Sales

Along with the warm weather comes yard/garage sales.   Don’t forget to get your yard/garage sale permit.  They are FREE and can be obtained at the City Clerk’s office Monday – Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.  Yard/garage sales are allowed two times a year with a duration not to exceed seventy-two (72) continuous hours.  Also, City code prohibits the placement of signs or advertising on utility poles, traffic control device, or anywhere in the public right-of-way.  We appreciate your cooperation and good luck with your sale.

Weed Overgrowth

All City of Wood River property owners and occupants of real estate are hereby notified by this notice of the City’s weed control ordinance and enforcement.

It shall be unlawful for any owner or occupant of any lot of ground or premises to allow such lot or premises or any right-of-way or sidewalk adjoining such lot or premises, to be encumbered by any growth of grass or weeds over a height of eight inches.

Whenever any owner or occupant of real estate neglects to cut weeds or grass, as defined above, the weeds or grass may be cut by the City.  The property owner will be billed for all expenses involved in having the weeds or grass cut.  If the property owner fails to pay the billed expenses within 30 days, a lien may be filed pursuant to ILCS Ch. 65, Art. 5 § 11-20-7.

Please help by properly maintaining your property.   Thank you

Recent Openings of New Commercial Establishments

  • Von Dell Gallery & Studios - 102 E. Ferguson
  • Kumar's Resale - 56 E. Ferguson
  • Garcia's Family Restaurant - 29 S. 6th
  • American Aire - 191 N Old St Louis Rd
  • Ruby's IX - 891 Edwardsville Rd
  • Marco's Pizza - 897 Edwardsville Rd

  • Name Change:
    • Shell Credit Union is now Midwest Members Credit Union

New Police Station

Construction documents on the new police station are in the final phase.  Once started the project will be a 14 month construction process.

Jim Burris - Water Operator of the Year

State Of Illinois - 2015

News Release Naming Jim Burris the Operator of The Year 2015

Holidays Observed for Trash Pickup

The following holidays are observed by Republic Services:

Memorial Day (Monday, 05/30/16)

Independence Day (Monday, 07/04/16)

Labor Day (Monday, 09/05/16)

Should your pick up day fall on or after the holiday, your trash/recycle will be collected one day late.

Monday holiday routes will be picked up on Tuesday

Tuesday route is picked up on Wednesday

Wednesday route is picked up on Thursday

Thursday route is picked up on Friday

Friday route is picked up on Saturday

Street Maintenance Program

The following is a list of street locations that will be paved in 2016:

  • Beach: Whitelaw to 6th
  • Hamilton: Eaton to Eula
  • Jennings: Whitelaw to 6th

Alley Maintenance Program

All alleys south of Edwardsville Rd and east of 6th street will be oiled and chipped beginning August/September 2015.