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Illinois Open Meetings Act


There will be an informational session on the Illinois Open Meetings Act on Saturday, April 9th at 9:00AM in the community room at the Forreston Library. If you are intersted in attending, there will be a signup sheet at the Library and the Village Hall. There is no cost to attend.

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Monday March 7, 2022 Village Board Meeting


The Village Board Meeting scheduled for Monday, March 7, 2022 has been canceled. We have rescheduled the meeting for Monday, March 14, 2022 at 7:00PM. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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Village Clerk Position


The Village of Forreston is seeking a professional to fulfil the requirements of Village Clerk. Applicants should be residents of the Village of Forreston and seeking an active role in the daily operations of village hall.
Essential Job Functions:
1. Maintains all Village records and papers. Oversees, catalogues, files, and otherwise maintains comprehensive record keeping systems for all official Village documents.
2. Administers oaths of office. Certifies ordinances, resolutions, contracts, and other documents requiring a Village seal. Accepts claims and other legal papers on behalf of the Village.
3. Assists in the preparation of Board materials and meeting packets, attends regular and special Board meetings, records, transcribes and indexes minutes. Publishes public hearings and meetings, ordinances, bid advertisements, and all legal notices.
4. Issues licenses and permits for the Village.
5. Processes payroll for Village employees.
6. Provides general administrative and clerical support for the Village office.
Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Minimum Qualifications:
• Working knowledge of computers and modern office practices and procedures. Skill in maintain records management systems, including legal requirements for recording, retention and disclosure of public documents.
• Skill in responding to public inquiries and internal requests with a high degree of diplomacy and professionalism.
• Skill in accurately compiling and evaluating data and information and preparing clear and accurate reports.
• Ability to accurately record, transcribe and maintain records.
• Ability to coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.
• Ability to attend meetings scheduled at times other than normal business hours.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and use good judgment, initiative and resourcefulness when dealing with employees, professional contacts, elected officials, and the public.
• Ability to exercise a high degree of diplomacy in contentious or confrontational situations.
• Ability to critically assess situations, problem-solve, and work effectively under stress, within deadlines and changes in work priorities.
All interested individuals should send/deliver resume to: Village of Forreston, Attn: Mark Metzger, 102 S Walnut Ave., PO Box 206 Forreston, IL 61030. Resumes will be accepted until 4 PM on February 21, 2022.

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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
For more information contact Village Hall                     

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Brush Pickup


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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!


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


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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