Cullom Board of Trustees

Welcome

Check the ‘About’ page listed at the top, there is more information about the Village Board of Trustees.

‘New’ Water Rates

The new rates will begin October 2022, the bill will be sent out the first of November.

The bill you will receive in October will still be a flat rate charge.

Starting in November 2022 you will be able to use ACH payments for the water /garbage bills. The filled out form can be left in the drop box at the Village Office. Your payment will be debited from your bank account on the 15th of each month.

To download this form go here:

The minutes from the August 23, 2022 meeting can be found here:

Meeting Agenda

Tuesday September 27, 2022 7:00 PM

Cullom Village Hall   119 N Oak Street Cullom, IL 60929

Open with the Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes

Public

Maintenance Report

Attorney Report

Clerk Report

Treasurer Report

Old Business

  • Water Tower – plans submitted to IEPA
  • Water Metering Project -Addendum to Water Meter Ordinance 2022-C – Rate Schedule
  • Un-sewered Community Grant -Engineering Proposal
  • Mid-America – payment return
  • Property Access Agreement
  • Property Liens
  • Property Offers
  • Abandoned Property

New Business

  • Employee Evaluations

Any Other Business

Update – Used Appliance Pick Up

Adjournment

First Look

Thank you to everyone who attended the Open House and got a first look at the ‘New’ Cullom Water Tower, which we should have by this time next year!

At a later date we’ll post more information online about the new water rates starting in October, or you can stop by Village Office on Wednesdays at 5 PM to pick up the information.

Congratulations to Paul Flessner, winner of the $100 gift certificate to Cullom Community Market.

New Hours at Village Park

Starting September 1, 2022

The application for Garbage/Water Service can be found here, there is a $75 application fee required:

Branch Pick Up

Branch pick up will begin Friday, April 15, 2022 and end on October 14, 2022.  Pick up will continue to be on Fridays (weather permitting), branches are to be placed out prior to 6:00 A.M. on Fridays.   Leaves will be picked up through November 18, 2022.     

This service is intended to assist residents in maintaining their yards when small branches fall or trimming shrubs or bushes.  No large tree limbs or removal of entire overgrown shrubs or bushes will be picked up.  This service is not for removal of entire trees, sections of trees, or entire large bushes.  

The requirements for Branch Pickup are as follows:

Branches are to be stacked in one direction with thicker ends facing the street.  DO NOT cross stack branches.

Branches are to be no longer than 8 feet in length or 6 inches in diameter.  Piles are to be no higher than 3 feet and no longer than 8 feet along road (this is the maximum size of pile that will be picked up and only one pile per week). Smaller branches (one inch or less) should be stacked and tied with string or twine or placed in small bucket for dumping.  All grass clippings, leaves, corn husks, evergreen clippings and small twigs or trimmings must be placed in heavy duty bags (33 gallon or smaller).   No items placed in large garbage cans will be picked up.

No root balls, lumber, potted plants in plastic containers, vines or any other material or piles including rocks and dirt that will not easily burn will be picked up. 

Walnuts must be placed in containers (five gallons or less).  Walnuts placed in garbage containers larger than five gallons will not be picked up.  Garden waste including vegetables, tomatoes, cucumbers, melons, etc. will not be picked up.  Place them in a bag and dispose of them in your weekly waste pickup.  

The Village’s Branch Pick Up Program is truly a service to Cullom residents.  It encourages each resident and building owner to pride themselves in the health, aesthetics and value of their own home, building, surrounding yard and landscape.  It promotes the community’s desire to beautify our neighborhoods while maintaining safe and healthy surroundings.     

Branches, leaves and other yard waste generated by a private contractor, or individuals hired by a resident or property owners do not qualify for the Village’s Branch Pick Up Program.  Branches, leaves, and other yard waste of this type must be properly disposed of by said private contractor, or other private service and disposed of in their dumpsite.   

The Village of Cullom reserves the right to refuse any pick up of items in violation of the intent of this community service. 

Since 2019, the Village Board has been working on acquiring a Debt Forgiveness Loan through the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) for a new water tower. The Board has been notified that we have been approved for the loan. At this time we have been issued a Construction Permit and plans are to go to bid later this year, with construction beginning early 2022.

The new 125,000 gallon elevated tank will be located at the North Ash Street village property, next to the well. The current 50,000 tank and tower will be dismantled.

If all goes to plan, by next year at this time we’ll have a colorful addition to the Cullom skyline!

Keeping Chickens

The Board approved an ordinance to keeping up to five chickens in town. No roosters.

You can find the ordinance here: Chicken Ordinance

To print application: Chicken Permit Application

 

Chicken Permit Application