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Chill on the Hill Summer 2015

Apr 23, 2015

Rabies Clinic - Saturday, May 9, 2015 1-3 p.m.

Apr 21, 2015

Mt. Zion's Annual Rabies Clinic is scheduled for Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 1 - 3 p.m. at the Mt. Zion Fire Department located at 110 W. Main Street.  Cost is $18.00 for the 1-year vaccine.  Also, immediate registration and tags will be issued for all city and county residents.  Registration fees: $50.00/unaltered and $15.00/altered or under 1 year of age.

Illinois Attorney General Seminar Announced

Apr 21, 2015

On May 6, 2015 at 3:00 at the Mt. Zion Convention Center, 1400 Mt. Zion Parkway, the Illinois Attorney General's Office will be conducting a seminar regarding the Freedom of Information Act and the Open Meetings Act.  This seminar is open to public.  To reserve your seat, please call 864-5424.

New Grass at Fletcher Park

Apr 16, 2015

Crews have been working this week to plant new grass seed at Fletcher Park.  We are asking visitors to stay off the grass and use the sidewalks to allow the new grass to get established.  Thank you

Mt. Zion's Electrical Aggregation Update

Apr 15, 2015

In 2012, Mt. Zion residents approved a referendum to allow municipal aggregation of electricity.  Since the initial negotiated rate residents have seen huge savings on their electrical bills.  Mt. Zion’s electrical aggregation program is an Opt-Out program, meaning at any time an enrolled resident or small business can contact the supplier and Opt-Out of the program.  If a resident opts-out, there is a 1 year waiting period before they can re-enroll in the program.  Residents who have opted-out are free to choose Ameren Illinois, the Village’s franchised supplier, or any other supplier they choose to enter into a contract with.  Currently, Homefield Energy is the supplier for Mt. Zion‘s Municipal Electrical Aggregation Program.  The following rates have been negotiated:

February 2015-June 2015 - $0.04751 per kWh

June 2015-December 2017 - $0.05824 per kWh

The Village of Mt. Zion and its consultant believe that in June Ameren Illinois will be increasing its rates due to domestic energy policies from Washington and increased prices in the energy market.  (Predicted rates for Ameren could range anywhere from .0560-.0640 per kWh)  Therefore, the Village decided to try to lock in a rate until December 2017 that will be lower than Ameren Illinois’s rate that will be announced in June.  The focus was on the coming increases that are being predicted by industry experts over the next 30 months.  The Village’s goal was to make sure the residents had a long term fixed option, in case those increases are realized in the upcoming months. We believe this is the best option for the Village residents so they can weather the increases or opt-out to their own personal option. 

The above rates are for electricity supply only.  Residents will continue to receive their monthly power bills from Ameren Illinois for both supply and distribution.   Residents’ bills who are enrolled in the program, will show Homefield Energy as the electricity supplier. 

For more information about Homefield Energy and Mt. Zion’s current rate, please visit their website at or by call their toll-free number 1-866-694-1262.  

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