Village News

Sparkle & Shine

Mar 24, 2015

Sparkle & Shine Day!
Saturday, April 18, 2015
9 am-2 pm

A drop site will be provided for Village and Township residents to discard large items at the Township Garage.

Please no chemicals, paint, tires, household garbage, fencing, wire, or yard waste. Appliances accepted, please drain the Freon from your appliances and remove the doors.

For more information please call Mt. Zion Village Hall

Mt. Zion Chamber of Commerce Small Business Expo

Mar 19, 2015

Visit the Mt. Zion Chamber of Commerce Small Business Expo, Saturday, March 21st from 9:00 - 2:00 at the Mt. Zion Convention Center, 1400 Mt. Zion Parkway.  Admission is free.  Events include the Taste of Mt. Zion from 11:00-2:00, Style Show 11:30-1:00, Drive Time Quartet 11:00-12:30 and Crossfit MTZ demonstration at Noon.  Drawings and lots of door prizes.


Village Board Adopts Public Meeting Speaking Rules

Mar 03, 2015

The Mt. Zion Village Board unanimously approved the following rules for speaking during public forum at Village Board Meetings at it's Monday, March 2, 2015, Village Board Meeting.

Village of Mt. Zion
Public Meeting Speaking Rules

PUBLIC COMMENT: Pursuant to the Village’s rule-making authority set forth in the Illinois Open Meetings Act, the rules governing public comment at all board meetings of the Mayor and Village Board of Trustees shall be as follows:

1. Speakers at the podium shall first identify themselves, and if they choose, give their residential address, before they offer any comments to the board;

2. Speakers shall limit their commentary to five (5) minutes;

3. Speakers shall relate their commentary to matters of Village business;

4. Speakers shall at all times address the board, not staff or the audience;

5. Speakers shall offer their commentary only from the podium;

6. Speakers shall confine their remarks to commentary;

7. Speakers shall not use their commentary in an attempt to interrogate board     members or staff  nor in an attempt to force the body to engage in debate;

8. Speakers shall return to their seat or leave the meeting room at the end of       their remarks;

9. Speakers shall not employ profane or threatening language nor shall they         engage in any personal attacks;

10. Speakers shall respect both the decorum of the public meeting and the             authority of the Mayor as the board’s presiding officer; and

11. A speaker whose behavior disrupts the conduct of the public meeting or           threatens the public’s safety are subject to removal from the meeting upon a           finding by the Mayor that the speaker’s behavior has violated any of these rules. 

Spring Craft Show

Feb 27, 2015

Mt. Zion Spring Craft Show will be held March 6th from 7pm-9pm and March 7th from 9am - 3pm. The emphasis of our shows are handcrafted items and the Kitchen of Doris Yoder will be offering concessions.  Admission is FREE.

Food Pantry

Feb 23, 2015

The Mt. Zion Methodist Food Pantry, 1220 W. Main Street in Mt. Zion, has begun distributing groceries to needy families living in the Mt. Zion School District. Every third Saturday of each month, recipients can sign in at the church between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm, and must bring proof of Mt. Zion School District residency. (Driver's license, state ID, current utility bill, etc.) For any questions call Mt. ZIon United Methodist Church at 217-864-4813.

Village Board Amends Sign Code

Feb 20, 2015

The Mt. Zion Village Board of Trustees recently approved changes to the Village's Sign Code. The changes come after many complaints from the public regarding temporary signs in Mt. Zion. All changes take effect immediately.  Staff will be reaching out to local businesses in the coming weeks to ensure they are aware of the rule changes.  To obtain a copy of the Village's Sign Code Click Here.  For questions regarding the Sign Code or changes, please contact Village Administrator, Julie Miller at 864-5424.  

Valentine Dueling Piano

Feb 07, 2015

The Valentine Dueling Dinner for tonight is SOLD OUT!  Thanks for the support!

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

Jan 23, 2015


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

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,, 217-788-2450.

New Mass Notification System

Jan 21, 2015


For immediate release


What: Press Conference

Where: Emergency Telephone System Board Office

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


ETSB Office

141 South Main Street

Suite 810

Decatur, IL 62523


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 and look for the "Macon County Emergency Alert & Notification System" 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 and look for the "Macon County Emergency Alert & Notification System" 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