Cullom Board of Trustees

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Meeting Agenda

Tuesday November 23, 2021 7:00 PM

Cullom Village Hall   119 N. Oak Street Cullom, IL 60929

Open with the Pledge of Allegiance



Maintenance Report

Attorney Report

Clerk Report

Treasurer Report

Old Business

* Phase I Water Metering

LOCIS software – meeting update

* Water Tower Project

            (Second) Bid Tabulation – review/acceptance/funding

* Iron Tank Project – (tabled for now)  

* Property Liens

* Kennedy Drain Maintenance

* American Rescue Plan

* Maintenance Truck

* Verde Solar Property Purchase Proposal

* Annexation of Property

* Levy Ordinance                    

New Business

* Property Access Agreement for EDF Operations & Maintenance Facility

* Amend Ordinance Chapter 4 – Alcohol Selling Hours

* 2022 Four Month Garbage/Water Rate – Resident/Business Letter      

Any Other Business


Special Meeting Agenda

Wednesday November 17, 2021 6:00 PM

Cullom Village Hall   119 N. Oak Street Cullom, IL 60929

New Business

  • Verde Solar Property Purchase Proposal
  • Annexation of Property
  • Changes to Levy Ordinance

Any Other Business                


New Water Tower For Cullom

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!

Branch and Brush Pick Up Service to Resume April 16th

Cullom will resume seasonal branch and brush pick up services to village residents on Friday, April 16, 2021 and end on October 15, 2021.  Pickup 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 19, 2021.     

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 pick up 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 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. 

2021 Garbage/Water Service

2021 Garbage/Water Rate Options

OPTION A 1 payment of $520 due: January 31, 2021

OPTION B 2 payments of $290 due: January 31, 2021 and July 31, 2021

OPTION C 4 payments of $145 due: January 31st, April 30th, July 31st and October 31st, 2021

If payment is not received within five days of due date, services will be discontinued. The remainder of the years payment at the highest rate and $125 re-connection fee must be paid before service resumes. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Due to Covid-19 restrictions in 2020, the installations of water meters is slowly moving forward; not as many have been installed as initially planned. You will be contacted as to when you will have your meter installed. After installation of all meters, billing will change.

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


Important Notice

No Tresspassing

Village Ordinance

Vehicle Warning

Go here to read the Village of Cullom Ordinances: Chapter11


Important Notice

Mowing Poster

Recycling tips

republic holiday

Select the link below to find out more information for recycling during the holidays.