Author: Tammy Finch


PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that a public hearing shall be conducted on March 22, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. before the Village Board of the Village of Bartonville, Peoria County, Illinois, on a proposed agreement to renew the cable
television franchise between the Village and Comcast. The proposed franchise agreement has been in negotiation between the Village and Comcast and addresses a variety of issues, including, without limitation, the use of public
rights-of-way, the payment of franchise fees, and programming services. This hearing provides the public with an opportunity to comment before the agreement is presented for final action by the Village Board.

The public hearing shall be held in the Village Hall Council Chambers, 5912 S. Adams Street, Bartonville, Illinois. A copy of the proposed cable television franchise agreement will be available for inspection in the Village Clerk’s Office
at Village Hall and on the Village of Bartonville’s website. The proposed agreement is subject to further revision.

The Village Board will hear public comments on the proposed cable television franchise agreement from all persons interested in being heard. Written submissions to be read as public comment must be received by the Clerk’s Office
no later than 5:00 p.m. March 22, 2021. After the close of the hearing, the Village Board may consider final action on the agreement or direct such further activities as may be appropriate with final action consideration on the agreement
at a future meeting.

Respectfully submitted,
Date: March 8, 2021
Michelle Carr-Bruce, Village Clerk

VETERANS SERIES: State of Illinois presents Illinois Joining Forces

State of Illinois presents  Illinois Joining Forces

Join The Office of Regional Economic Development and the Office of
Minority Economic Empowerment who will host a webinar with Illinois
Joining Forces Executive Director Brig. General (Ret.) Steve Curda, Ph.D.
and Jim Dolan, Sr. Director of Development with Illinois Joining Forces.
Illinois Joining Forces serves as a statewide public-private partnership that
promotes the efficient delivery of Growth and Wellness initiatives for
Service Members, Veterans, and their Families at the community level
throughout the State of Illinois.

Thursday, March 18th, 2021 at 10:00am
CST To register click HERE

Veterans Series presents Illinois Joining Forces Flyer


Our U.S. veterans have unique experiences and contact networks that can help
facilitate global sales success. Companies engaged in international trade earn
higher revenues, employ more, and stay in business longer than those that do not.

Join the SBA’s Office of International Trade (OIT) and the Veterans Business
Outreach Center (VBOC) at Old Dominion University as we celebrate and learn
from the export success of veteran-owned businesses sharing their stories of
global market success.

The Webinar will include:
-Insights from successful veteran-owned small business exporters
-Strategies for launching or expanding your global sales
-Information on programs that help veteran businesses enter and
expand in global markets. The Veteran Institute for Procurement –
VIP INTERNATIONAL and “Vets Go Global”
-SBA international trade resources available to facilitate global
market success, including grant programs to support global
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 2:30 – 4:00PM EST

Taking Veteran-owned Businesses into the Global Marketplace Flyer

This is an important message from Illinois American Water.

We are beginning our annual maintenance program, which includes testing and flushing fire hydrants in addition to a temporary change in water treatment. This work will begin next week and will occur across our system for the next month.

This work is not related to the coronavirus and is a part of our annual maintenance. This annual program supports continued water quality and fire protection. While Illinois American Water crews are working, customers may experience a slight drop in water pressure or draw some discolored water for a short period of time. If discolored water occurs, it is recommended that customers let their cold water run briefly and it should clear up on its own. If discolored water occurs, please refrain from doing laundry during that time.
While we are completing this work, our water quality team will also be switching treatment to a form of chlorine known as “free chlorine,” which does not contain ammonia. This stronger disinfectant is typically used by water utilities when flushing water mains and fire hydrants.

If you have a health care need that requires purified or filtered water, you should reach out to your healthcare provider with any questions. During the temporary treatment change, customers may experience a more noticeable chlorine taste or odor in their water. There is no reason for concern. This is due to the switch in chlorine types.

If you are a landlord, you are responsible for letting your tenants know about the impact to their water service. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Please visit for more information.

Notice of available of audit report

The Village of Bartonville hereby provides public notice that an audit of its funds for the period of May 1, 20, 2019 through April 30, 2020, has been made, and that a report of such audit dated January 25, 2021, performed by Gorenz and Associates, Ltd, has been filed with the County Clerk of Peoria County in accordance with 30 ILCS 15/0.0 l et seq. The full report of the audit is available for public inspection at 5912 S. Adams Street, Bartonville, Illinois 61607 during regular business hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday except holidays,

Important Message from Illinois American Water

This is an important notification from Illinois American Water. With the extreme cold we are experiencing, we want to remind customers to take necessary measures to prevent frozen water pipes and meters. Be sure you know where your main water shut-off is located and label it for others. Protect your property by wrapping exposed pipes with insulation and eliminate sources of cold air near any water lines. We also recommend allowing a small stream of water to run overnight to keep pipes from freezing. Collect this water for uses such as watering indoor plants or for pets. The cost of keeping a small stream of water running is very minimal compared to repairing the damage from burst water pipes. If your pipes do freeze, shut off water immediately at your main shut off. Do not attempt to thaw frozen pipes unless the water is shut off. To thaw pipes, warm the air around the pipe with a hair dryer, or space heater. DO NOT USE kerosene heaters, a torch or an open flame and do not leave space heaters unattended. Please be safe, and for more tips on preventing frozen pipes, please go to

Notice of Zoning Hearing – Garfield Ave

The Zoning Board of Appeals has been asked to consider a petition for VARIANCE to allow Daniel Skaggs, owner of 816 W. Garfield Avenue, Bartonville, IL. 61607, to have a personal storage building or garage on a commercially zoned lot.
Property Tax ID# 17-26-27-90-01.

This Hearing is scheduled for 3/2/2021 at 6:30 p.m. in the Village Hall Council Chambers at 5912 South Adams Street, Bartonville, IL.
All interested parties are invited to attend.

If you wish to make a comment in writing for the official record, it must be delivered to the Village Clerk at the Village Hall no later than at 5:00 p.m. 2/23/2021.

Village of Bartonville
Zoning Board of Appeals

Notice of Zoning Hearing

The Zoning Board of Appeals has been asked to consider a petition for REZONING from R1 to R2 to allow Cori Rutherford, owner of 2 Sandalwood Lane, Bartonville, IL. 61607, to turn an in-law quarter above her garage into a rental unit.

Property Tax ID# 17-27-45-40-16.
This Hearing is scheduled for 3/2/2021 at 6:30 p.m. in the Village Hall Council Chambers at 5912 South Adams Street, Bartonville, IL.
All interested parties are invited to attend.

If you wish to make a comment in writing for the official record, it must be delivered to the Village Clerk at the Village Hall no later than at 5:00 p.m. 2/23/2021.

Village of Bartonville
Zoning Board of Appeals

Paige Norwood Fundraiser

My name ls Paige Norwood and I am a junior in high school at Limestone Community High School. I have been selected to represent my high school at the National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC) for forensics. This program selects outstanding students, around the world to participate based on academics, extracurriculars, and good demonstrations of leadership qualities. It is an honor to be selected by the NSLC to enroll in the forensics program. I am very excited about this opportunity and the experience and knowledge I will gain by participating. I am writing this letter to you to inquire about receiving financial support so I would be able to attend this program.

During the program, I will have the opportunity to participate in activities to further my leadership abilities in areas such as communication, public speaking, and conflict resolution. In addition, I will be able to participate in activities based upon forensics to help me get a better understanding and it enables me to prepare for college. I will attend briefings and participate in discussions led by National and World leaders in forensics. The speakers from years past include, Dr. Jennifer Smith (Director of the Department of Forensic Science for D.C., Mr. Eugene Peters (Chief Counterterrorism and Forensic Research at the FBI), and Ms. Erin Michaels (Special Agent, Office of Forensic Support, NCIS).

The cost for me to attend the conference will be $4,000. This includes the tuition for the 9-day program in Washington D.C., room and board, food, course materials, program activities, travel to and from, and money for incidental expenses. I am requesting your help to meet this goal so I will be able to partake in this once in a lifetime experience.

Your financial support in any amount will be greatly appreciated and will make an enormous difference in helping me engage in all the NSLC has to offer. If you would like to look more into the program you can go to or you can call them directly at (800) 994-6752 If you have any questions for me personally, please feel free to contact me anytime with any of my information listed at the top of this letter.

Again, your assistance is greatly appreciated. I am always open to discuss any questions and concerns you have. I also welcome any suggestions or feedback you would be able to provide on this letter or fundraising. Thank you very much for your time and consideration.
Yours truly, Paige Norwood

A link to donate to Paige Norwood if you are so inclined.

Tree Trimming From Ameren

Crews working for Ameren Illinois will be trimming trees in and around your area in the near future. Our qualified line clearance trimmers will trim trees that could interfere with electric lines running from pole to pole. Our contractors are
nationally recognized as professional arboricultural companies who meet American National Standards Institute (ANSI) pruning standards and pruning methods endorsed by the International Society of Arborists (ISA).

Attached are maps and common addresses of the areas affected. In addition to notifying you, Ameren Illinois will mail a notice to customers who may be affected by the distribution tree trimming work. We will also provide a public notice in local newspapers.