Announcements

Police Department Accepting Applications

The Prophetstown Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Applications can be picked up at City Hall Monday­Friday 7am-12pm & 12:30pm-3:30pm. They can also be found at our website Prophetstownil.org We offer a competitive wage and compensatory package. The City of Prophetstown is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Dead line for applications to be submitted is 3:30 PM on Friday July 14th 2023.
The Prophetstown Police Department is also accepting applications for a Police Lateral Transfer. Applicant must be current and certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.

Starting salary:
Lat-1
$52,000.00 ($25.00/hr) with min 2 years of experience

Lat-2
$54,080.00 ($26.00/hr) with 3-6 years of experience

Lat-3
$56,150.00 ($27.00/hr) with 6 plus years of experience

Benefits:
80 Hours of Vacation
32 Hours Personal Time
40 Hours Sic Time
9 Paid Holidays
On-Call Pay
Take Home Squad
*Residency requirements are negotiable.

Street Lights Turned Off

On June 30th through July 3rd, the street lights on E Riverside Drive from the end of Washington St to the end of Park Ave will be turned off for the fireworks.

Office Hours

City Hall Offices will be closed Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day. Normal business hours will resume Tuesday, May 30th.

Garbage Pickup

There will be no garbage pickup on Monday, May 29th, 2023 in observation of Memorial Day. Pickup will resume Tuesday, May 30th, 2023.

Bulk Waste Drop-off

As a reminder to the City of Prophetstown Residents, Prophetstown Public Works is holding a bulky waste drop off from May 16th – May 22nd for City Residents ONLY. To qualify for use of these dumpsters, you must be a resident who receives/pays for a City of Prophetstown Water/Sewer/Garbage bill and live within City limits.

Community Garden

If there is anyone interest in a City Garden, please call City Hall at 815-537-5598 with your name.

Cleaning Products

New Challenge Products Inc will be walking around town today, 05/03/2023, selling cleaning products. They have accquired a peddler’s license through City Hall.

Hydrant Flushing/Lead Notice

The City of Prophetstown will be flushing hydrants 4/25/23-4/27/23. Please try to avoid using any water while the hydrants are being flushed in your area. After the flushing operation is completed:
Open the cold water faucets and let the water flow until it is clear. Turn off the faucets.
Open the hot water faucets and let the water flow until it is clear. Turn off the faucets.
When both hot and cold water are clear, the water is ready for use as normal.
Check the faucet screens for trapped particles.
Wash a load or two of dark-colored clothes first.

Illinois EPA Notice Learn About Lead
Maintenance on the water distribution system in your area may result in sediment being disturbed within the water mains. Although this sediment is common and expected in any system, we are now required by State Statute to notify our customers that this sediment may contain lead. Along with the sediment in the distribution system any plumbing installed within your home and/or business may contain some components which could contain lead.
Lead can enter drinking water through corrosion of plumbing materials, especially where the water has high acidity or low mineral content that corrodes pipes and fixtures. Homes built before 1986 are more likely to have lead pipes, fixtures and solder. However, new homes are also at risk: even legally “lead free” plumbing may contain up to eight percent lead. Beginning January 2014, changes to the Safe Drinking Water Act further reduced the maximum allowable lead content of pipes, pipe fittings, plumbing fittings, and fixtures to 0.25 percent. The most common problem is with brass or chrome plated brass faucets and fixtures with lead solder, from which lead can enter into the water, especially hot water. Corrosion is a dissolving or wearing away of metal caused by a chemical reaction between water and your plumbing. The USEPA has determined that lead can cause significant health problems if it accumulates in a person’s body over time. While lead in tap water is rarely the single cause of lead poisoning, it can increase a person’s overall total lead exposure. High levels of lead in your household drinking water can have significant health impacts, especially for children and pregnant women.
While it is not known for certain whether or not this particular project will adversely affect the lead (if present) in your plumbing, here are preventative steps to help reduce your risk from lead:
Run your water for a few minutes to flush out lead after periods of non-use, such as first thing in the morning, after work and returning from vacation.
Always use cold water for drinking, cooking and preparing baby formula. Lead dissolves more easily in hot water and boiling water will not remove lead.
Periodically remove and clean your faucet aerators.

Learn About Lead
www.epa.gov/lead
Information about the risks associated with lead in drinking water is available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website indicated above.

City of Prophetstown:
We are committed to provide continuous and safe drinking water to all of our community. If you should have specific questions related to lead or any other water quality questions, please contact the Water Systems Certified Operator:
Brian Strike
City of Prophetstown
(815) 537-5214

Start Date: May 16th till May 22nd or after they are full they will be removed.

Locations: There will be a dumpster at the Public Works Building, 233 E. Railroad St.

PLEASE NOTE: ELECTRONIC ITEMS ARE NOW BANNED FROM ILLINIOS LANDFILLS. SO PLEASE DO NOT THROW THEM IN THE DUMPSTERS. YOU CAN GO TO WWW.MORINGDISPOSAL.COM AND LOOK AT THE “E RECYCLING SOLUTIONS” LINK FOR OTHER OPTIONS AVAIBLE TO YOU ON RECYCLING YOUR E WASTE.

THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF PROGRAM GUIDELINES
ACCEPTABLE (BULKY)
Couches Sectional
Sleeper Sofas Rocker/ recliners Coffee/end tables Kitchen Tables Bed Frames
Mattress/box springs Baby beds (cribs) Bicycles
Dressers, shelving, cabinets etc•.• Push mowers (fuel must be drained)

ACCEPTABLE MISC. ITEMS
Bikes, tricycles, & other outdoor toys Grills, shovels, rakes, lawn chairs etc••• Baby swings, playpens, walkers, car seats Dishes, clothing, pillows, picture frames, Area rugs

UNACCEPTABLE (BULKY)
Major appliances Air conditioners De-Humidifiers Electronic Items
Water heater/softener Windows
Plate glass
Riding lawn mowers Tires
Demolition/remodeling debris Cement , rock, brick
Swing sets Carpeting

UNACCEPTABLE MISC.
Auto batteries
Liquid waste of any kind Household hazardous waste
Medical waste
Yard waste

PLEASE CONTACT BRIAN STRIKE AT 815-537-5598 OR 815 -537-5214 WITH ANY QUESTIONS

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