Village News

Macon County South and East Beltway Mt. Zion Area Re-Evaluation Study

Jan 23, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Contact: Julie Miller (Mt. Zion)
January 30th, 2015 217-864-5424

Public Meeting Scheduled for Macon County South and East Beltway Mt. Zion Area Re-Evaluation Study

MT. ZION - The Village of Mt. Zion will hold an open house public informational meeting
concerning the proposed improvement of the Macon County South and East Beltway around the
Village of Mt. Zion, which begins at Turpin Road and Elwin Road and ends at IL Route 121
southeast of Mt. Zion.

The public meeting will be held at the Mt. Zion Convention Center, 1400 Mt. Zion Parkway, Mt.
Zion, IL 62549, and will be held on Tuesday, February 3rd, from 5 PM to 7 PM.
The meeting will be conducted on an informal basis; no formal presentation will be given. At the
meeting, citizens will be able to comment on the proposed alternatives. These alternatives can
be viewed after the meeting at http://mtzionstudy.mindmixer.com/.

The meeting room is accessible to persons with a disability. If special accommodations are
required, persons should contact the individual listed below by Friday January 30th.
Matt Heyen, Hanson Professional Services Inc., 1525 South Sixth Street, Springfield, IL 62703,
mheyen@hanson-inc.com, 217-788-2450.

NEW MASS NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

Jan 21, 2015

PRESS RELEASE 

For immediate release

ATTENTION MEDIA:

What: Press Conference

Where: Emergency Telephone System Board Office

When: 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 21, 2015

LOCATION:

ETSB Office

141 South Main Street

Suite 810

Decatur, IL 62523

AREA JURISDICTIONS IMPLEMENT NEW MASS NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

January 21, 2015

The Macon County Emergency Telephone System Board (ETSB) and several area public bodies announced today the implementation of a new mass notification system to provide emergency alerts, weather alerts, and other important updates to area residents.

The new system, called the Macon County Emergency Alert and Notification System, sends time-sensitive messages to recipients via home, mobile, or business phone, e-mail, or text message.  Citizens choose the alerts they wish to receive and how they will receive those alerts, and they can update their contact information and preferences at any time.

It's free to enroll in the system.  Registration is fast and simple.  Simply go online to www.maconcountyema.org and look for the "Everbridge" button to register for the service.

The new Macon County Emergency Alert and Notification System replaces the Code Red mass notification system.  As with the Code Red system, Macon County emergency first responders will be able to utilize the system to notify citizens of emergency situations.  However, unlike the Code Red system, area communities will also be able to utilize the system to send a variety of notifications to their residents.  So far, the villages of Argenta, Forsyth, Mount Zion, and Oreana have signed on to use the system, with each community contributing to its cost.

"Mount Zion believes this system increases our ability to effectively reach out to our community," said Mount Zion Village Administrator Julie Miller.

"This system allows us to alert residents to boil orders, street closures, water main breaks, and the like, as well as provide information on library programs," said Forsyth Village Administrator David Strohl, adding that "Thanks to the ETSB, area communities have access to the system at a much lower cost than they would have paid had they contracted on their own.  It's a great example of intergovernmental cooperation for the benefit of the public."

To sign up for notifications, go to www.maconcountyema.org and look for the "Everbridge" button.

Valentine Dinner/Dance Fundraiser

Jan 13, 2015

Mt. Zion Parks & Recreation Commission Presents

Valentine Dinner/Dance Fundraiser

Featuring Midwest Dueling Pianos

Catered by the Beach House

Fundraiser for the Splash Pad in Fletcher Park

Saturday, February 7th

Tickets available at Village Hall or online at www.mtzconventioncenter.com

Special Village Board Meeting - January 12, 2015

Jan 08, 2015

There will be a Special Board Meeting for the Village of Mt. Zion Board of Trustees on Monday, January 12, 2015.  To view the agenda, please click here.

Village Hall Phone and Internet Restored

Jan 07, 2015

Comcast has restored our phone and interest service.

Village Hall Phones and Internet Down

Jan 07, 2015

Mt. Zion Village Hall is experiencing a phone and internet outage.  Comcast is estimating 10:30 a.m. for restoration of service.  If you need to speak with someone before 10:30 a.m. Please contact the Mt. Zion Police Department at 864-4012.  This is a non-emergency number.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

2015 Meeting Schedule

Dec 31, 2014

Village Board of Trustees Planning & Zoning Commission 
 Meeting Schedule Meeting Schedule
               5:15 pm           5:30 pm
January 5 & 19 January 6
February 2 & 17 February 3
March 2 & 16 March 3
April  6 & 20 April 7
May 4 & 18 May 5
June 1 & 15 June 2
July 6 & 20 July 7
August  3 & 17 August 4
September  8 & 21 September 15
October  5 & 19 October 6
November  2 & 16 November 3
December  7 & 21 December 8
Parks & Recreation Commission
           Meeting Schedule
                5:15 pm
January 27
March 24
May 26
July 28
September 22
November  24

New Year's Eve Great Gatsby Casino Bash

Dec 31, 2014

Tickets are still available for tonight's event.  You may purchase tickets online at www.mtzconventioncenter.com or call 864-5424.  Tickets will also be available at the door.  

Your ticket includes access to the casino and $50.00 in casino chips for each person from 7 pm -10 pm with appetizers and cash bar.  Try your luck for a chance to win $100,000 in the CASH CUBE.!!! Also included is access to the Speak Easy featuring Jac Freeze from 10 pm -1 am with appetizers, desert bar, raffles and cash bar.  Don't miss the fun tonight call and get your tickets before they sell out.



Valentine Dinner/Dance Fundraiser

Dec 30, 2014

Mt Zion Parks & Recreation Commission Presents:

Valentine Dinner/Dance Fundraiser

Featuring Midwest Dueling Pianos

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

Door open at 6:30 pm; Dinner at 7:00 pm; Music at 8:00 pm

Mt.Zion Convention Center

Fee:  $40 for single/$75 per couple tickets on sale January 1st

at Village Hall or online at www.mtzconventioncenter.com

Silent auction, 50/50 and raffles; fundraiser for the splash pad in Fletcher Park

Upcoming Election Filing Period

Dec 03, 2014

The petition filing period for nominating petitions for the Office of Mayor and Village Trustee (3 open seats) for the April 7, 2015, consolidated election is December 15-22, 2014 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Village Hall located at 1400 Mt. Zion Parkway.  For more information regarding petitions and requirements, please contact the Village of Mt. Zion at (217) 864-5424.