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IEPA PUBLIC SIGNAGE NOTIFICATION

7/7/2021

ATTENTION FORRESTON WATER CUSTOMERS
Beginning in July 2021, the Village will be completing a lead services replacement
project including the replacement of approximately 446 lead service lines throughout
the Village of Forreston’s distribution system.
The total project is estimated to cost $2,886,205.02, however the Village will also be
securing $2,875,955.02 in principal loan forgiveness from IEPA. The Village will have
no loan amount to pay back on this project while contributing only $10,250 from
Village funds.
The Public Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) is administered by the Illinois
Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA). A portion of the IEPA money to fund these
types of projects comes from the US Environmental Protection Agency. SRF programs
operate in each state to provide communities with the resources to build, maintain and
improve the infrastructure that protects one of our most valuable resources: water.
The project will provide improved water quality to the Village’s water distribution
system.
For more information contact Village Hall                     

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Brush Pickup

5/26/2021

REMINDER:  Brush pickup is the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.  ONLY sticks and branches will be picked up.  Grass and leaves can be taken to the yard waste dump on the north side of the building at 507 N Locust Avenue.  Thank you!

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Park Restrooms are Locked

5/3/2021

Due to vandalism, the restrooms at both parks are locked.  They will only be open for planned, scheduled events.  We apologize for the inconvenience to our residents who respect public property.  If anyone knows who may have caused damage to the Men’s restroom at Memorial Park, please contact the Forreston Police Department.   Thank you.

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Christmas Tree Recycling

12/28/2020

Please call Village Hall if you have a Christmas Tree to be picked up.  FFA is not picking up this year, but we will still collect the trees for recycling.  THANK YOU!

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Level 3 Restrictions for Illinois

11/18/2020

Effective Friday, November 20th, 2020 the State of Illinois is inacting new restrictions for the health and safety of its residents.  Please click on the link below to read the new restrictions.

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November 16, 2020 Village board Meeting

11/16/2020

Due to the spread of COVID 19 in our community, the Village Board meeting for tonight will be held ONLY on ZOOM.  No one will be at the library.  The link for the meeting is available under the Govenment tab, then click agendas.  Below the 2020 Agendas is the ZOOM link information.  Stay Safe and Stay Strong Forreston!

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Halloween Trick or Treat

10/7/2020

The Downtown Businesses will have their 2nd Annual Trick or Treat event on Oct. 31 from 9AM to noon.  Townwide Trick or Treat times are set for 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  PLEASE, only visit houses with their porch light on.  Be Safe and have FUN!

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Leaf Pickup

10/7/2020

Leaf pickup will begin on Monday, October 12th.  Weather permitting, the guys will be out Monday's and Thursday's each week to pick up leaves.  PLEASE NO STICKS OR GRASS IN THE LEAVES. Brush pickup will continue on an as needed basis.

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Hydrant Flushing

9/15/2020

HYDRANT FLUSHING will be done September 22-24. Slight water discoloration may occur.  Your water will still be safe to drink, but we recommend you don't wash 'white' loads of laundry due to possible rust from the water lines.

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Free COVID-19 Screening

9/2/2020

On September 21 from 11 AM to 1 PM, Aunt Martha's Health and Wellness will have a van parked at 102 S 1st Ave (in front of the PPO Building) and will be performing FREE COVID-19 testing (no out-of-pocket cost regardless of ability to pay). No appointment is necessary.

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Leash your Critters!

8/20/2020

Reminder, per Village Code 5-3-4 ANY animal that LEAVES the premisis of its owner MUST be on a leash.  Be it a dog, cat, rabbit, or turtle. We have received many complaints regarding roaming cats....

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Thank You Fischer Excavating

8/13/2020

We would like to send a special thank you to Fischer Excavating for opening Highway 26, and for taking the rest of the afternoon to haul debris on Monday after the storm. Things are stressful at this time, and we understand. However, Fischer Excavating is under contract to do their best work during these stressful situations, and they will continue to do so all while helping the community.

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Village Board Meeting Cancelled

8/13/2020

Our Village Board Meeting scheduled for August 17th will be cancelled. It is tentatively rescheduled to August 24th, which is the following Monday.

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Food Safety During Power Outages

8/12/2020

Below is information from the Ogle County Health Department:

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Food Safety During Power Outages

8/12/2020

Below is information from the Ogle County Health Department:

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