Author: Tammy Finch

Notice of Zoning Hearing

The Zoning Board of Appeals has been asked to consider a petition for REZONING from C1 to R1 to allow Steven M. Batton and Brian K. Batton, owners of 601 W. Garfield Ave, Bartonville, IL. 61607, to be of conforming use. Property Tax ID# 17-25-151-002This Hearing is scheduled for 7/06/2021 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 4:00 p.m. 7/02/2021. Village of Bartonville Zoning Board of Appeals

CDC Announcement

On May 13, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated the Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People in non-health care settings. In summary, fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any non-healthcare setting, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. IDPH is working to adjust existing guidance documents in response.

Guidance for healthcare settings remains unchanged at this time and can be found at Updated Healthcare Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations in Response to COVID-19 Vaccination. In addition, employees and residents of congregate settings, such as correctional facilities and homeless shelters, should continue to mask. Similarly, schools should continue to follow the CDC’s school guidance until more people and children are vaccinated.

The CDC’s guiding principles for these updates are:

  • Indoor and outdoor activities pose minimal risk to fully vaccinated people.
  • Fully vaccinated people have a reduced risk of transmitting SARS-CoV-2 to unvaccinated people.
  • Fully vaccinated people should still get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Fully vaccinated people should not visit private or public settings if they have tested positive for COVID-19 in the prior 10 days or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

The following recommendations for fully vaccinated persons are as follows:

  • Resume activities without wearing masks or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance
  • Resume domestic travel and refrain from testing before or after travel or self-quarantine after travel (For now, masking is still required on planes, buses, trains and other forms of public transportation.)
  • Refrain from testing before leaving the United States for international travel (unless required by the destination) and refrain from self-quarantine after arriving back in the United States
  • Refrain from testing following a known exposure, if asymptomatic, with some exceptions for specific settings (e.g., employees or residents of homeless shelters and detention facilities)
  • Refrain from quarantine following a known exposure if asymptomatic
  • Refrain from routine screening testing if feasible

For now, fully vaccinated people should continue to:

  • Get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
  • Follow CDC and health department travel requirements and recommendations

Weeds on Vacant Property

Legal Notice

Sec. 26-160. – Notice to abate—Vacant property and property with unoccupied structures.

This shall serve as notice informing all owners and persons in control of any vacant property or any property with an unoccupied structure that the growth of weeds is in violation of Village codes Sec. 26-157 and Sec. 26-158. This notice shall further inform such persons that the Village may cut or destroy the weeds without further notice, and the cost and expense to the Village shall be paid by the owners or the owners or persons in control of the property.
Michelle Carr-Bruce, Village Clerk

Mowing Season Reminders

Mowing season has arrived and with it, a reminder, don’t blow grass clippings into the road. The Village of Bartonville is reminding residents that, not only is it illegal it is potentially dangerous to those on a motorcycle. The addition of debris in the road can cause loss of traction and control for a motorcyclist and motorists of any kind. According to Illinois law (415 ILCS 105 Litter Control Act), it is illegal to deposit grass clippings onto any public roadway as it may cause injury to motorists or become a traffic hazard. There is also a Village ordinance forbidding this: Sec. 38-45. Debris on public ways. No person shall shovel, sweep, plow, or otherwise place or cause to be placed, any snow, ice, grass, leaves or other debris onto any of the streets, avenues, alleys, sidewalks, or other public ways within the Village. Any person who violates this Section shall be fined $150.00 for the first offense and not more than $750.00 for each offense thereafter. (Ord. No. 1514, 4-12-2007)

Please do your part to eliminate this potentially dangerous situation for motorcyclists and keeping our stormwater drains clear. Thank you!


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