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2 hours ago

City of Washington, Illinois

We hope to see you in Washington this Small Business Saturday!

Small Business Saturday Central Illinois
Small Business Saturday is only 18 days away. Are you ready to show your support for the small independently owned and operated small businesses that support our regional economy??
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Small Business Saturday Central Illinois

2 days ago

City of Washington, Illinois

Wow! The new building is looking great and very close to being done!

Uftring Chevrolet Washington IL
In the words of Brian from PJ Hoerr: 'Things are really coming together.' Here's Joe Knapp with an update on the construction of our new building!
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Uftring Chevrolet Washington IL

4 days ago

City of Washington, Illinois

Smoke from inconsiderate burning is one of our most frequent quality of life complaints in the fall. Please consider alternatives such as mulching, composting, feeding leaves to out-of-town goats, or taping the leaves back on your trees.

If you must burn yard waste, please burn only dry material, not wet or green waste. Burning only dry waste reduces smoke and shows consideration for your neighbors. Keeping the burn pile aerated makes for less smoke and more impressive flames. Burning on weekdays rather than weekends will help reduce the proliferation of smoke on Saturdays and Sundays.

Chapter 93 of the Code of Ordinances covers open burning in the City. You can find a link to the Municipal Code on the main page of the City website (www.ci.washington.il.us/).

Some key provisions of the local ordinance are:

No landscape waste may burn or smolder after sundown, or at any time on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Open burning of landscape waste is only permitted on private property, never on the street or sidewalk. The EPA requires that only waste generated on that property is burned – waste may not be moved to another property for burning. That said, don't call the EPA when your neighbor's trees drop leaves in your yard. That's just tough luck.

The fire must be at least 20' from any structure.

The fire shall be CONSTANTLY attended until completely extinguished and a method to extinguish the fire must be IMMEDIATELY available in the vicinity of the fire. This means, no going inside for just a minute (or 20), and 'IMMEDIATELY available' does not include that rolled hose hung up in your shed.

We know feelings run high on this issue and ask that, if you must burn, please be considerate of others in your neighborhood. We suspect that your affected neighbors will reciprocate by not coughing on you. Think how good you'll feel knowing that you helped your neighbor, avoided a fine, and came out not smelling like smoke or your coughing neighbor's spittle. With a little politeness, we all win...
Thanks.
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100 years ago today, an armistice ended fighting in "the war to end all wars." Of course we know WW I did not end military conflict. In the 100 years since the WW I armistice, the United States' military has met the call to service time and time again.
Veterans, the country, and, for our part, the City of Washington, thank you for your service.
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100 years ago today, an armistice ended fighting in “the war to end all wars.”  Of course we know WW I did not end military conflict. In the 100 years since the WW I armistice, the United States’ military has met the call to service time and time again. 
Veterans, the country, and, for our part, the City of Washington, thank you for your service.

 

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1 week ago

City of Washington, Illinois

LOCAL BUSINESSES - Bradley University Foster College of Business is now accepting applications for their Senior Consulting Project! This project allows students to execute in-depth competitive analysis, survey customers and potential customers, develop recommendations, and create a timeline for the organization of their choice. There is no charge for this service.

Apply today for a chance to partner with intelligent seniors who will have great plans for your organization.
The link to apply and learn more: bradley.edu/consult
*Mention the GPEDC in your application for priority consideration*
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