The Village of New Athens is pleased to announce Mrs. Martha Laumbattus as the first recipient of the Yard of the Month award.
Mrs. Laumbattus's lawn is always so beautifully manicured.
It is hard to miss the show stopper hanging baskets adorning her property, as well as a variety of shrubs and bright seasonal blooms.
Nancy Ritter nominated Mrs. Laumbattus. Congratulations!
Beginning October 03, 2022 Regular and Special Board meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m.
This is the launch of a periodic publication, "From the Desk of Mayor Joe", which will be a forum for me to chat with the community about issues and happenings in the Village. Direct communication between myself and the community is vital for the Village to be able to govern in an effective manner.
Municipalities have a common issue: the demand for municipal services always exceeds the supply. This is especially true with smaller communities in Southern Illinois. Poet John Lydgate said it best, "You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can't please all the people all the time." President Lincoln wisely later adapted the same prose.
Please share this publication with your friends on social media. Feel free to contact me at any time if you have questions or concerns at (618) 604-3262. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. We may not always agree, but we can always communicate.
The Public Works Department will be oiling and chipping village streets on August 10, 2022. Streets highlighted in yellow will be completed this project cycle. In order to efficiently and effectively complete the maintenance of village streets, we ask that you please refrain from parking on the streets for the day. Please also move any boats, trailers, campers or other vehicles from the street. We thank you for your cooperation as our team works to maintain our wonderful community.
Do you have a penchant for pansies? A zest for zinnias?
Does your front lawn rival the finest golf course this side of the Mississippi?
Do you pride yourself on a well kept yard beaming with the brightest blooms?
If YOU or someone YOU KNOW is deserving of the honor of New Athens Yard of the Month, please fill out the nomination form attached to this post *** Village of New Athens Yard of the Month.pdf *** or drop by Village Hall for a form. One lucky winner* will be chosen during the months of August, September and October, 2022. The OFFICIAL New Athens Yard of the Month sign, with all of it's prestige, will be displayed in the winner's yard! Let's have FUN and celebrate our neighbors and this AMAZING community we call HOME. ♥
*The lucky monthly winner will be chosen by the most nominations received. In the event of a tie, the Village Clerk will determine the winner. A small prize, valued at $20.00 will be awarded to the Yard of the Month.