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Lt. Buehler Presented with the "Friend of Education Award"

On May 10, 2022 the Illinois Education Association - NEA (Region 4,  Edwardsville) presented the 'Friend of Education Award' to Lt. Tim Buehler, D.A.R.E. Officer with the New Athens Police Department.  New Athens . . .

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New Athens Homecoming July 15 & 16

The HIGHLY anticipated New Athens Homecoming is BACK July 15th & 16th! The parade will be Saturday the 16th at 5:00pm. If you would like to register a float, please contact Village Hall at 618-475-2144. We cannot wait to see you there!

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Now Accepting Marina Development Proposals

The Village of New Athens is accepting proposals for the leasing, operation and management of the Marina venue on the Kaskaskia river. Please submit a detailed proposal to the Village Hall by May 31, 2022. A link to the Request for . . .

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Energy Assistance Assessment Program

Energy Assistance Assessment Program Village Clerk Amy Benwell and Superintendent of Public Works Chris Remick have reached out to the University of Illinois Sustainable Technology Center requesting membership in their Energy . . .

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Lydia Simburger Welcomed as New Officer Recruit

Lydia Simburger was sworn in as our newest police officer on May 2, 2022. She started the full-time police academy on May 4 and will graduate on August 12. Lydia graduated from Freeburg High School in 2016 and will graduate from Missouri . . .

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New Athens Marina Arbor Day Celebration a Success

Arbor Day Proclamation 2022.pdf   New Athens Marina Arbor Day Celebration a Success Over thirty volunteers planted 39 trees at the Marina Saturday, April 30 in celebration of National Arbor Day.  The Heartland . . .

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Trash Collection Moving from Alleys to Streets

  After much consideration, the Board of Trustees voted to approve moving trash and recycling collection from residents' alleys to the street beginning May 20, 2022. Superintendent Remick reported to the board that the alleys . . .

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Gary Kearns Appointed as Trustee

   Gary Kearns was sworn in at the April 4, 2022 New Athens Village Board meeting to replace Terry Hamon, who resigned as village board trustee. Mayor Behnken stated that Kearns will be a great addition to the team. He has expertise . . .

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Welcome to the new web home of The Village of New Athens!

Hello New Athens! The birds are chirping and the tulips are blooming- Spring is in the air! We are so excited to welcome you to our new website. Thank you for your patience as we complete our build. Our hope is that this will . . .

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Community Camera Program

CCP  – Do you currently utilize private video surveillance at your home or business? If you do, we’d like to hear from you. Video surveillance is one of the best methods for apprehending criminals and convicting . . .

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D.A.R.E. – Drug Abuse Resistance Education

Lt. Tim Buehler D.A.R.E. envisions a world in which students everywhere are empowered to respect others and choose to lead lives free from violence, substance use, and other dangerous behaviors.

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House Check -Vacation and Extended Absence

When you are away from your residence for an extended period of time, the New Athens Village Police Department will periodically check your home during your absence. This is a free service for the residents of the village. Note: The . . .

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Letter of Valor for Officer Jake Renner

Letter of Valor for Officer Jake Renner

Chief Leo Simburger presented Officer Jake Renner with a Letter of Valor at the March 21, 2022 Board Meeting.  The letter reads: “On March 2, 2022 at 1408 hours Officer Renner conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the Dollar . . .

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Code Red

The CodeRED Community Emergency Alert system is used by the Emergency Communications Center to notify residents and businesses of critical situations and provide information regarding necessary actions. With this system, a specific geographic . . .

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Special Needs Registry

The Special needs registry is a tool being developed for use by St Clair County that enables emergency responders to locate and service those with special needs. This partnership will allow first responders to know of any special needs . . .

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Citizen Marina/Campground Vision

A concerned citizen placed some correspondence in the village water deposit slot on March 1st regarding some great ideas for the Marina/Campground area.  Following is the information: In the past, our town has experienced many . . .

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NA Old Grade School Building being Auctioned

The iconic old grade school building located at South Market and Belsha is being auctioned, online only, by Adam’s Auctioneers.  This all-brick building was converted into eleven apartments which were closed after a fire. . . .

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Now Hiring EMTs!

The Village of New Athens is accepting applications for the Ambulance Service. If you have a passion for saving lives and love for your community, please consider joining our team!   NAAmbulance2022.2.pdf  

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Outstanding Traffic Investigation

Police Officer Jake Renner conducted a recent traffic stop while on patrol, during the process Jake observed drug paraphernalia in plain view in the suspect vehicle.  Officer Renner searched the suspect vehicle and removed the drug . . .

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Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Program

In conjunction with the village’s ongoing sanitary sewer rehabilitation program the village is awarding a contract to Visu-Sewer of Missouri LLC for completing 1600 feet of 8 and 10 inch cured in place pipe.   . . .

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Village Grant Opportunities

The village is researching several grant opportunities.  We currently have grant applications outstanding in the amount of $1,500,000.  $550,000 is for the funding of Spotsylvania resurfacing.  The Van Buren resurfacing project . . .

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Village of New Athens Proposed Financial Plan 2021-2033

There was a financial workshop for the Village Board this evening.  Attached is the proposed financial plan that was distributed at the workshop. Mayor Joe Finanical-Plan-08.12.21-FINAL.pdf  

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