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July 6th Board Meeting Cancelled

Jul 02, 2015

The Village Board meeting schedulled for July 6th has been cancelled due to a lack of action items. Have a safe and happy Independence Day!

Blue Ribbon Night

Jun 29, 2015

Mt. Zion Economic Development Corporation presents:

Blue Ribbon Night 2015

Annual family friendly (no alcohol) 4th of July Celebration, will be held on Friday, July 3rd, at Fletcher Park. Food vendors and gates open at 6pm and music by Third Shift at 7pm. Fireworks at dusk. Bring your lawn chairs!

Goodwin Park Play Day Cancelled

Jun 25, 2015

Due to inclement weather the Goodwin Park Play Day will be cancelled for today.

Press Release

Jun 24, 2015


For Immediate Release

June 24, 2015


Julie Miller, Village Administrator (217) 864-5424

Mt. Zion, IL – The Village of Mt. Zion would like to inform and remind its residents that water rates will be increasing by 25% on bills mailed at the end of the month and due July 15, 2015.  Village Administrator, Julie Miller, stated that due to increases from the City of Decatur of 35%, 30% & 25% over the past three years, the Village of Mt. Zion in turn had to pass those increases on to its residential and commercial customers.

In April 2013, the Village of Mt. Zion Board of Trustees approved the three year increases.  The ordinance also includes a 2.5% annual increase that will begin June 1, 2017.  The ordinance was modeled after the City of Decatur’s ordinance and will hopefully allow families to budget and plan for the smaller increases.   

After the announcement from the City of Decatur regarding the large increases, the Village Board commissioned a study to look at other water sources and related costs. The study concluded that even after the increases, purchasing water from the City of Decatur was the most cost effective way for Mt. Zion to supply water to its customers.

Mt. Zion Board Welcomes New Trustee Vickie Marshall

Jun 16, 2015

At the June 15th Village Board meeting, Vickie Marshall was unanimously confirmed as the newest Village Trustee.  Vickie will hold the position until the April 2017 regular election.  Vickie is best known as a Mt. Zion High School math teacher and church pianist at the First Baptist Church in Mt. Zion.  She is the wife of David Marshall and mother to Ryan, Jeff and Kristin Marshall all graduates of Mt. Zion High School.  Vickie retired from teaching in 2014 after 32 years of teaching math.

Vickie was the 1970 Valedictorian of Dupo High School and graduated with a bachelor’s degree from SIU Carbondale in 1974 with a math major and music minor.  She received her master’s degree in math education from EIU and eventually earned over forty (40) hours past her master’s degree.  

Vickie was a member of the Millikin University Advisory Council and a member of the Illinois Governor’s Committee for Math Initiative in 1999-2000.  In addition, she has supervised more than twenty student teachers.  Vickie has published several articles including “A Poetic History of the Four Color Problem” (1998) and the song “Hallelujah” (1983) in which she wrote the words and music.

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