LIFESTYLE

Resident Information

If you are a new resident in town or thinking of becoming one, the Oglesby City Council, staff and boards would like to welcome you for choosing Oglesby or considering relocating here.

Located near the Vermilion and Illinois Rivers, Oglesby has many scenic locations in town and the surrounding areas. Here you will find the conveniences of a large town but with a small town atmosphere.

The Oglesby City Council is assisted in their endeavor to ensure Oglesby is a safe and progressive community, by the various city boards. Community involvement is how Oglesby maintains a unique and neighborly feel.

City Hall is located at 110 East Walnut Street.  There is a drive up window on the west side of the building that can accommodate most resident’s transactions. 

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

A drop box is located on the front of the building for after hour drop offs.

The phone number for City Hall is 815-883-3389.

Oglesby is a Code Red Community. 

In the event of a missing child or adult, major fires,  or other important message, Residents are alerted by phone within just a few minutes and advised of the issue and a recommended course of action if necessary.

Please register to be alerted in the event of an emergency. You can enter more than one phone.  Residents and their entire families are encouraged to be alerted on cellular phones as well as land lines.

The City of Oglesby allows golf carts/neighborhood vehicles to be operated on certain streets in the City of Oglesby.

“Golf cart,” as defined herein, means a vehicle specifically designed and intended for the purposes of transporting one or more persons and their golf clubs, supervising the play of golf or maintaining the condition of the grounds on a public or private golf course.
“Neighborhood Vehicle,” as defined herein means any road-ready electric or gas powered four wheel vehicle which a maximum possible speed of 25 mph. This term includes reference to golf carts.
“City Streets” mean any of the streets within the boundaries of the City of Oglesby which have a posted maximum speed of 30 mph and is not a State

See the Ordinance for additional information.

In order to use your golf cart or neighborhood vehicle on city streets, please fill out the forms at Oglesby City Hall.

By city ordinance, each dog is required to be registered at City Hall.  There is a $5.00 fee for each dog registered and the owner is required to provide a proof of a current rabies vaccination at the time of registration.  Late registration, after July 1st, will require a $5.00 late fee in addition to the initial $5.00 registration.  There are no more than three dogs allowed at each residence.  Additionally, all owners are responsible for picking up after your dog on public and private property.

By city ordinance, vehicles are not permitted to be parked on any city street after 2″ inches or more of snowfall.  After the street is cleaned, parking regulations revert back to normal.  Failure to obey this ordinance may result in a fine.

Applications are available at City Hall. For more info, visit the Building Code page.

By city ordinance, deposits are required for all rental units.  The Electric Deposit is $250.00 dollars and the Water Deposit is $50.00 dollars with a $2.50 cent service charge for each deposit.  If you move, your deposit will be applied to your final bill excluding the service charge fees.

Utility bills are mailed on the first day of the month and are due on the 10th.  Utility bills not paid by the 10th will be subject to a late charge.  For new residents, a utility application will need to be filled out.

Notices are sent at the end of the month for accounts that are in arrears.  If the delinquent notice isn’t paid by the due date, your service will be disconnected until payment and reconnect charges are paid.  Reconnect fees are $50.00, $75.00 and $100.00 dollars for the first, second and third reconnects in any calendar year.  If services are reconnected after normal business hours, an additional charge of $75.00 dollars will apply.

RESIDENT INFORMATION

Garbage Pickup

Every household is entitled to garbage pickup unless a landlord has provided a dumpster for your residence.  Garbage is billed on a monthly basis. The city provides each residence with one garbage can. You are also allowed one bulk item per week.  The bulk item must be placed at the curb with the rest of the garbage. 

Please remember that the garbage vendor cannot pick up construction materials, demolition materials, tires, refrigerators, washers, dryers, water heaters or any major appliance consisting primarily of metal.  Carpet and padding must be cut and rolled in 4′ lengths and weigh 50lbs. or less. 

Garbage is picked up weekly on Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s, and Thursday’s. Garbage pick up is delayed by one day on the weeks with the following holidays:  New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.  Place garbage can on the berm by 6:00 am. on your pick up day.

Every household is entitled to recycling pick up unless a landlord has provided a dumpster for the residence.  Recycling is included in the garbage billing.  The city provides each residence with one recycling can.  Recycling pick up is every other week, the same day as your garbage pick up.  Acceptable items for recycling are paper bags, newspapers, magazines, plastic and glass containers.  Place recycling can on the berm by 6:00 am. the day of pick up.

Every household is entitled to yard waste pick up.  Yard waste includes grass clippings, leaves, small branches, garden and flower debris.  All yard waste must be placed in compost bags and must have a city sticker placed on each bag.  Stickers may be purchased for $1.50 each at City Hall and John’s Service & Sales.  All yard waste is picked up Wednesday.  Yard waste pick up starts the week of April 1st through November 30th.  Yard waste pick up is delayed by one day on the weeks with the following holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.  Place yard waste on the berm by 6:00 am. on Tuesday’s.

By city ordinance, grass clippings cannot be deposited in the street.  This is punishable by a fine as spelled out in ordinance number 12.04.140.

By city ordinance, the burning of yard debris is permitted Tuesday’s through Sunday’s, March 15th through December 31st.  The city offers a leaf vacuum service in the fall.  Flyers will be available at that time.