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Kindergartner's Thank Lt. Buehler for his Service

The New Athens kindergarten classes were hard at work the last week of October drawing pictures to thank Lt. Tim Buehler for his twenty years of service to the Village of New Athens. When presented with the array of colorful drawings, Lt. . . .

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Lt. Tim Buehler Honored with 20 Year Service Award

At the Regular Board Meeting on October 17, 2022, Lt. Tim Buehler was honored with a photo plaque for his twenty years of service on the New Athens Police Department. Chief Leo Simburger commended Lt. Buehler for his commitment to the . . .

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Village of New Athens Continues Efforts to Conserve Tax Dollars through Partnership with Ameren

October 19, 2022 Ameren hosted their Annual Business Symposium in Springfield, IL. The symposium draws nearly 5oo attendees throughout the state. Representatives from several municipalities, school districts, small and large businesses, . . .

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Leaf Vac Map

The New Athens Department of Public Works team will be back in action again collecting leaves throughout the Village this Fall. We thank Superintendent of Public Works, Chris Remick and his dedicated team for all of their hard work keeping . . .

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Annual Treasurer's Report: May 1, 2021- April 30, 2022

Annual Financial Report FY 2021.pdf

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New Athens First Yard of the Month!

    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. . . .

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Ordinance No. 2022-05: Board Meeting Times

Beginning October 03, 2022 Regular and Special Board meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. 

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Village of New Athens Prefiling Notice

2022PREfiling notice.pdf

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County Roadwork on New Baldwin Road

The New Baldwin Road (road in front of Ed Morse Jr Auto Dealership) is owned and maintained by St. Clair County but is within the corporate limits of the village.  I talked with Norm Etling, County Engineer, regarding the road work . . .

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Energy Saving Technology

V illage Clerk Amy Benwell spearheaded a project with Ameren Illinois which resulted in the village saving $3,650 per year in energy cost through the implementation of a smart thermostat, technology used for automation which can . . .

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Outstanding Traffic Investigation

On 8/02/2022 Officer Brad Penet conducted a traffic stop while on patrol.  During the traffic stop Officer Penet arrested the passenger for two warrants (Perry and St. Clair County).  Officer Penet conducted a vehicle search . . .

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Oil & Chip Notice

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 . . .

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Ordinance No. 2022-03 Deposit of Funds

Ordinance No. 2022-03 Deposit of Funds 2022.07.18.pdf

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Ordinance No. 2022-04: Municipal Tree Ordinance

Ordinance No. 2022-04 Municipal Tree Ordinance.pdf

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Pavement Sealing Notice for Hidden Lake Estates

Please contact Village Hall at 618-475-2144 for any concerns. Thank you! 

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Rising Power Supply Prices

Remember when public coal powered power utilities like Illinois Power, Union Electric and Central Illinois Public Service actually generated electricity.  Those days are over and the successor, Ameren Illinois does not generate . . .

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Who will be the Next New Athens Yard of the Month???

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 . . .

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New Athens Homecoming Parade Huge Success!

It was a hot day, but the Village of New Athens looked cool in the Homecoming Parade! We extend our gratitude to Justin Majzel and all who put in so much hard work and effort to make Homecoming a great success. Mayor Behnken and . . .

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Illinois Electric Vehicle Rebate Program

I llinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Director John J. Kim announced the opening of Illinois’ Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate Program. The program was created under the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) passed by the . . .

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Ordinance No. 2022-01 Annual Appropriations

The Village Board of Trustees voted to approve the Annual Appropriations Ordinance at the July 05, 2022 board meeting. 

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Ordinance No. 2022-02 Residential Refuse Policy

The Village Board of Trustees voted to approve Ordinance No. 2022-02 Residential Refuse Policy at the June 20, 2022 board meeting.

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Okaw Valley Park Upgrades

Superintendent of Public Works, Chris Remick is excited to announce lighting upgrades to the hockey rink at Okaw Valley Park. Chris has been working diligently alongside Ameren to implement energy saving infrastructure upgrades to the . . .

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Electric Vehicle Charging Station Rebate

Beginning July 1, 2022, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) will offer rebates to public and private entities for the installation and maintenance of Level 2 and direct current fast charging (DCFC) stations. Rebate awards . . .

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Girl Scouts Spread Summer Sunshine Around Town

The Girl Scouts have been BUSY this summer with their projects around town. We want to extend our sincerest thanks to our local troop for their hard work and dedication. The gorgeous planters full of bright blooms certainly add to the . . .

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Superintendent of Public Works Completes Class 1 & 2 of Wastewater School at SIUE

Superintendent of Public Works, Chris Remick recently completed Class 1 & 2 of Wastewater School at the Environmental Resources Training Center located at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. Chris has excelled in his role . . .

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

VILLAGE OF NEW ATHENS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is given that a public hearing will be held on the 30th day of June 2022 at 7:00pm at the Village Hall 905 Spotsylvania with reference to the Annual Appropriation . . .

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Canine Courtesy

We are very lucky to have a great village with so many recreational opportunities! With the beautiful summer weather, many of us are enjoying long walks with our four legged best friends. As a friendly reminder, whether taking Rover for a . . .

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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 June 15, 2022. A link to the Request for . . .

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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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