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Ashton IL e-pay

Web payments for Water Bills, Police Tickets and Building Permits

 

 

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The Ashton Care Pantry 810 Main St.
Open on the first and third Thursday of each month from 9-11am (with additional holiday hours)
The 2023 schedule is as follows:

Thursday, January 5th, 9-11am
Thursday, January
19th, 9-11am

Thursday, February 2nd, 9-11am
Thursday, February
16th, 9-11am

Thursday, March 2nd, 9-11am
Thursday, March
16th, 9-11am

Thursday, April 6th, 9-11am
Thursday, April 20th, 9-11am

Thursday, May 4th, 9-11am
Thursday, May 18th, 9-11am

Thursday, June 1st, 9-11am
Thursday, June
15th, 9-11am

Thursday, July 6th, 9-11am
Thursday, July 20th, 9-11am

Thursday, August 3rd, 9-11am
Thursday, August 17th, 9-11am

Thursday, September 7th, 9-11am
Thursday, September 21st, 9-11am

Thursday, October 5th, 9-11am
Thursday, October 19th, 9-11am

Thursday, November 2nd, 9-11am
Thursday, November 16th, 9-11am
Tuesday November
21st, 9-11am

Thursday, December 7th, 9-11am
Thursday, December 21st, 9-11am

 

For more information, please contact the
Village Office at (815) 453-2241

Please donate to Ashton Care Pantry!
Sonations of unexpired, unopened, shelf stable food is appreciated.
The pantry also appreciates monetary donations and donations of personal care items, toiletries and cleaning supplies
Give back to your community and help fight food insecurity by volunteering!
Call the Village Office at 815-453-2241 to get on the schedule to volunteer some time at the pantry. Help is appreciated on pantry days to assist residents and tidy up before and after, and also on non-pantry days to re-organized and re-stock shelves and take inventory of supplies.

The Ashton Care Pantry is collecting used/empty egg cartons to re-distribute to the local farmers that generously bring farm-fresh eggs to each pantry day.
If you have extra egg cartons, please consider recycling them at the pantry.
Drop off is any time during Village Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm.

The Ashton Care Pantry is open to all Ashton, Franklin Grove, and Lee Center residents.
Pantry days are the first and third Thursday of the month, from 9am-11am.
The pantry sometimes offers frozen pork products (ground pork, bacon, roasts, chops and brats), farm fresh eggs, and fresh vegetables from local gardens.

Thank you to everyone who has donated to the pantry!

 

 


 

 

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The bathroom facilities at Griffith Park and also at the Ashton Pavilion Shelter by the High School have been winterized for the season.
Please contact Steve at (815) 453-2195 with questions.

 

 

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The Village of Ashton Board of Trustees passed and approved the 2022-2023 Budget and Annual Appropriation Ordinance on July 11, 2022 and has been published in pamphlet form.
Anyone wishing to view the Ordinance may do so at the clerk's office located at 810 Main Street.

 

 

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Your Annual Water Quality Report is now available at www.ilrwa.org/CCR/Ashton.pdf
To speak with someone about this report, call Adam Lanning at (815) 564-7174 or to request a copy, call the Village Office at (815) 453-2241

 

 

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Due to the cost of fuel and staffing issues, the Village of Ashton is doing brush pickup only on Mondays

 

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There are many ways residents can pay water bills!
1) In person at Village Hall
2) At the Ashton branch of Central Bank
3) Via drop box (it’s a black metal box marked Water Bills) on the west side of Village Hall
4) Online at Login - Illinois: Village of Ashton (collectorsolutions.com) –please note there is a processing fee when you pay online: CLICK HERE to pay online now
5) Mail back the stub and payment at the post office

Billing Dates for 2023

January 1, 2023 – Due date of Friday, January 20, 2023
April 1, 2023 – Due date of Friday, April 21, 2023
July 1, 2023 – Due date of Friday, July 21, 2023
October 1, 2023 – Due date of Friday, October 20, 2023

Read the ordinance here

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Water Bills go out on January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1

The due date, printed in bold on the bill, will be anywhere between the 20th-22nd of that same month depending on the week and where those business days fall.

Please make sure your water meter is easily accessible for the Village Street staff to read.

If you have an outstanding bill or if you have questions/concerns, please contact Village Hall at (815) 453-2241

 

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Snow Removal in Ashton IL

Village Ordinance for Parking after a Snow Fall in Ashton IL

1. Sec. 70-63. Parking following snowfall is
hereby repealed and replaced as follows:
It is unlawful to park any vehicle on any public street or alley in the Village at any time within twelve hours after a snowfall of two inches or more has occurred until such snowfall has been removed.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE ORDINANCE IN A WORD DOCUMENT

CLICK HERE TO READ THE ORDINANCE IN A PDF DOCUMENT

 

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Yard waste information for Ashton IL

The seasons are changing and the Village Street Department would like to remind residents that brush and yard waste pickup is done on Monday each week.
Residents should bundle large sticks and bag other yard waste, like leaves and grass clippings, to put at the curb for pick up.
Piles of un-bagged grass or leaves will NOT be picked up.

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The Village of Ashton has partnered with Tri-County Opportunities Council to help qualified residents with water bill payment.
The Community Action Agency helps reduce poverty, revitalize communities, and empower individuals and families to be self-sufficient.
If you would like to learn more about this program, please contact Alicia O'Rorke at the Dixon office 815-718-2387 or 815-562-5838 or stop by the Ashton Village Office to pick up a pamphlet outlining the different programs offered by Tri-County.

 

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Emergency Alert Messaging System

The Village of Ashton has set up an alert system to notify residents in case of an emergency.

We would like all residents to sign up for the alerts to be informed in case of an emergency.

How do you sign up, you ask? You can fill out a form at the Village Office (810 Main St) or call the office (453-2241).

 

 

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Yard waste information for Ashton IL

Have your lawn waste at the curb by

7:00 am on Monday to ensure that is picked up

**BROWN PAPER LAWN WASTE BAGS ARE ACCEPTABLE**

 

ORDINANCE NO. 110810B

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCE OF THE VILLAGE OF ASHTON, ILLINOIS
Chapter 54 - solid waste

LANDSCAPE WASTE COLLECTION ORDINANCE

Article II
GARBAGE AND REFUSE
SECTION 54 - 34

WHERAS, the Village Board of Trustees of the Village of Ashton, Lee County, Illinois, have deemed it appropriate to establish a Landscape Debris Collection Policy and to create Article II, Garbage and Refuse, Section 54 - 34.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED, by the Village of Ashton Code of Ordinance be amended as follows:

Chapter 54
Solid Waste

A. Article II Garbage and Refuse. Section 54-34

a) The Village of Ashton shall collect landscape debris on Monday and Friday of each week which schedule from time to time may be amended without ordinance by Village Resolution; provided that the material is properly placed for collection as hereafter set forth.

b) Landscape debris is defined as: leaves, grass clippings, small branches and brush tied in bundles of five feet (5') in length or less and not exceeding fifty pounds, plants and other organic materials which would normally be associated with residential gardens together with shrub and bushes from a typical parcel of residential property.

**BROWN PAPER LAWN WASTE BAGS ARE ACCEPTABLE**

c) Landscape debris shall be placed in clear bags, if not bundled as described hereinabove. Except that small branches may be placed in cans of 30 gallons or less. All bags, cans, and/or bundles must be placed at the front curb for pick up. In no event shall any landscape debris be placed for collection if mixed with other solid waste. In no event shall any landscape debris be placed for collection in any single bag, can and/or bundle weighs in excess of 50 lbs. Any landscape waste which is mixed with solid waste or is in excess of 50 lbs will not be disposed of by the City and in addition, any violator will be subject to fines and penalties as provided in the general penalty of description in the Municipal Code.

d) Any accumulation of landscape debris on any particular pick up day in excess of one Village truck (one ton truck) will be assessed an additional $25.00 charge per load. Arrangements for such pick up must be made in advance together with payment therefore. In the alternative, the Village of Ashton will provide for a truck to be dropped off to be loaded by the Village resident and thereafter dumped by a Village employee at no charge. Any such request must be made to the Village Clerk at least 7 days before the requested drop off. Delivery of the truck and scheduling thereof are subject to availability; Village obligations' and other requests. Village reserves the right and may reasonably deny any such request.

**BROWN PAPER LAWN WASTE BAGS ARE ACCEPTABLE**

CLICK HERE TO READ THE OFFICIAL LANDSCAPE WASTE COLLECTION ORDINANCE IN A WORD (.doc) FORMAT

 

CLICK HERE TO READ THE OFFICIAL LANDSCAPE WASTE COLLECTION ORDINANCE IN AN ADOBE READER (.pdf) FORMAT

 

 

 

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Garbage Pickup in Ashton IL

Garbage pickup is normally on Mondays

*Please limit your cans to no more than 50lbs

No Garbage Pickup in Ashton on the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

For more information, go to Northern Illinois Disposal Service

 

 

Appliances and large electronics are NOT picked up in regular garbage pickup

For pickup, please call:
Rick’s Scrapping – Batteries and Appliances: 779-861-2418
Chisamore Electronics Recycling – Computers/laptops, cell phones, TVs, etc: 815-600-3741

 

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ORDINANCE NUMBER 110909B

AN ORDINANCE CREATING CHAPTER 34
HEALTH AND SANITATION

ARTICLE IV
OPEN FIRES

WHEREAS, the Village Board of Trustees of the Village of Ashton, Lee County, Illinois, have determined that it is in the best interest of the Village to create Article IV, OPEN FIRES to Chapter 34 HEALTH AND SANITATION;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED, by the Village of Ashton, as follows:

Chapter 34

HEALTH AND SANITATION

A. Article IV. OPEN FIRES.

a) Section 34-62. Prohibited. It is unlawful for any person to burn paper or other combustible refuse, waste, rubbish, garbage, yard waste, or any other material except wood in any open fire or burn barrel.

b) Section 34-63. Exception. Leaves may be burned under the following rules and regulations:

1. Leaves may be burned only between March 1 and April 30 and between September 15 and December 15, and only between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

2. Leaves may not be burned on the hard surface or asphalt portion of any street, curb, sidewalk, gutter, or alley.

3. Leaf fires authorized herein shall be supervised by an adult (18 years of age or older) at all times until completely extinguished including any embers.

4. Leaf fires shall not be such by size, location or otherwise that creates or poses a threat to the safety of persons or property.

c) Section 34-65. Abatement. The Village Police Department is authorized to prohibit, stop, cause or order any fire be extinguished if unlawful under this Article and if lawful under this Article (leaf fires or recreational fires) if it determines that due to the size, location, wind or atmospheric conditions, it poses a threat to the safety of persons or property.

d) Section 34-64. Recreational fires.

1) Recreational fires utilizing wood are not prohibited so long as they are supervised by an adult (18 years of age or older) and contained in a fire safe vessel or pit, not exceeding thirty-six (36") inches in diameter.

e) Nuisances. Nothing herein shall be construed to authorize a fire which would create an emission in violation of Article II Nuisances, Section 34 - 31 (5).

EXCEPTION. Nothing herein shall restrict or prohibit Village employees from open fires for Village purposes.

 

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Village of Ashton IL
PO Box 186
810 Main Street
Ashton IL 61006

Ashton Illinois is in Lee County, IL

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