The Village of Mechanicsburg will be conducting regular preventative maintenance on our water tower beginning June 1, 2020. This maintenance is to preserve the exterior coating of the tower and cleaning and coating the inside of the tank. It will require the Village to drain the tower while the maintenance is being done. This is to prevent condensation on the exterior, cleaning and painting the interior, and will be dependent on weather and temperature variances. The actual work under ideal conditions would require about 5-7 days to complete for both the inside and outside. However we are scheduling up to 4-5 weeks to complete the work. We will bring in a temporary tank for water storage.
Due to the size of the temporary tank we are requiring Mandatory Water Conservation while the main storage tank is offline.
The following water uses are considered nonessential and are prohibited during this emergency.
Prohibited Water Uses:
The Village of Mechanicsburg will hold a Street Committee Meeting on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 4:30pm at the Municipal Building.
Village of Mechanicsburg Monday May 18, 2020 Regular Council meeting will be held via Zoom at 6:30pm.
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Meeting ID: 899 9853 2489
Pool Registrations are due for Summer of 2020. Please fill out form and return to front office. A signed copy will be mailed by the Zoning Inspector upon receipt. Forms are available in the Lobby of the Municipal Building.
Village of Mechanicsburg 2020 Pool Registration Form
The Mechanicsburg Village Council will hold a Special Meeting at 6:30pm on Monday, May 11, 2020.
The purpose of this meeting is to review purchase offers, and select the winning offer, for the property at 2-4 N Main St. in Mechanicsburg.
Due to the ongoing Public Emergency, this meeting will be held via Zoom. The public may attend via the Zoom link :
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Meeting ID: 845 2733 2839
The Village of Mechanicsburg Regular Council Meeting on Monday May 4, 2020 will be held via Zoom at 6:30pm.
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Meeting ID: 811 6717 4619
“We are very thankful to the Champaign County Commissioners for funding this important initiative,” Kyle Hall, president of the CEP Board of Trustees, said. “The COVID-19 grant fund can really make a difference in our county. It will help small businesses bridge the gap in revenue during the shutdown and help them meet safety requirements for reopening, so that consumers will return to them with confidence.”
Through 5 p.m. May 15, qualifying local businesses may complete and submit a simple application for $500 to $2,500 in grant funds, at www.champaignworks.com/PayItForwardGrant.
Businesses may submit their applications directly from the website. But if they prefer, they may print out the application form, complete it, and drop it in the Champaign Economic Partnership mailbox (next to the CEP office door, inside the ATM lobby of Security National Bank, 3 Monument Square, Urbana), or email their completed, scanned application to the CEP at firstname.lastname@example.org, by the 5 p.m. May 15 deadline.
“The commissioners want to support the health and vitality of the Champaign County business community during the pandemic,” said County Commissioner Steve Hess, who serves on the CEP Board of Trustees. “Through this grant fund we want to help our local businesses get through this crisis by supplementing the support they’re getting from the state and federal government.”
To be eligible for the grant program, commercial or retail businesses must have a storefront in Champaign County (cannot be home-based or nonprofit), have fewer than 50 employees, be current on local, state and federal obligations such as taxes and assessments, been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and, if a franchise, have no more than two storefronts in the county and not be corporate owned.
CEP Director Marcia Bailey said the grants may be used for operating expenses such as rent, utilities, payroll, and the cost of supplies and modifications needed to comply with safety requirements for reopening. Grant money cannot be used for taxes or other assessments. Grant recipients will be required to report to the grant committee how they spent the money.
“Our grant committee desires to make this a self-perpetuating fund so that money will be available to support future economic sustainability in our community,” Bailey said. “Through the Pay It Forward provision of the program, we will encourage grant recipients to contribute financially to the Champaign County Small Business Grant Fund once their businesses are back on their feet – in an amount equal to or greater than their grant.”
She added, “Our small businesses are essential to the vitality of Champaign County. We want to do what we can to help get them back on track, to continue providing jobs and valuable products and services that make our county a better place to live and work.”
For grant guidelines and the application, visit www.champaignworks.com/PayItForwardGrant
Data show county’s communities are stable, with opportunities to build on a strong base.
Brush pick up is provided as a free service to our residents who are cleaning up the yard around their homes. Brush is picked up on Monday.
Please follow these rules:
Brush cannot be larger than 4” in diameter or longer than 4’ long and must be in manageable bundles.
No yard waste. (Grass clippings, sod, leaves etc.). No plastic bags.
Do not blow grass clippings into street. This washes into the catch basins and causes them to clog.
No thorns, briars, or poison ivy in bundles.
We will not pick up trimmings done by a private contractor. They are required to haul away their own debris.
Do not place brush in the street. Please place on the grass between the street and sidewalk. The debris could clog our storm sewers if it is placed in the street.
No trash. (Building materials, fence post, shingles etc).
No stumps or bushes with root balls
No Wheelbarrows or containers with debris.
Any piles not adhering to the rules will be rejected and will not be reconsidered for pick up.
Per Ordinance 16-06 Prohibiting disposal of leaves and other waste matter into storm sewers within the Village:
Residents will be warned for disposing grass clippings into the gutters while mowing and any other violations will be documented and can be charged with a minor misdemeanor for each day of non-compliance.
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