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Thanks to all of the volunteers and Ameren Illinois for helping to Brighten the Block yesterday. LED bulbs save energy and don't attract insects, making them perfect for outdoor lights. Check local retailers for Ameren-sponsored discounts on LED bulbs.Working side-by-side with the community in Washington to make the streets a little brighter and energy efficient with LED bulbs. #NationalVolunteerMonth ... See moreSee less

Thanks to all of the volunteers and Ameren Illinois for helping to Brighten the Block yesterday.  LED bulbs save energy and dont attract insects, making them perfect for outdoor lights.  Check local retailers for Ameren-sponsored discounts on LED bulbs.

 

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Thanks, Ameren! 🌇

Nick Finney

Nick Finney

Thank you everyone!

Thanks to the Slush Fighters in Public Works, who mounted blades today and continue to fight the snow. (Did anyone hear the scary music in the overnight lull just before this villain returned?) The good guys will win in this episode, too, but in the meantime, please do all those icy weather driving things you know you should do, especially as the temp drops this evening. ... See moreSee less

Thanks to the Slush Fighters in Public Works, who mounted blades today and continue to fight the snow.  (Did anyone hear the scary music in the overnight lull just before this villain returned?)  The good guys will win in this episode, too, but in the meantime, please do all those icy weather driving things you know you should do, especially as the temp drops this evening.

 

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Thank you!!

Thank you.

Thank you.

Many thanks to the plow drivers!

Much appreciated!

Thank u

Thanks

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'Gail, what the H-E-double toothpicks are we going to do with all the grass clippings?'

'James, in the City of Washington we just call Waste Mgmt for $20/month lawn waste pickup.'

Download details at cityofwashington.online/YardWastePickup or call 800-796-9696
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Gail, what the H-E-double toothpicks are we going to do with all the grass clippings?

James, in the City of Washington we just call Waste Mgmt for $20/month lawn waste pickup.

Download details at https://cityofwashington.online/YardWastePickup or call 800-796-9696

 

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Gotta leave the clippings in the yard Gail! Way better for the lawn and keeps the nutrients in. It's also cheaper. =)

Now that BIG JUNK PICKUP WEEK has passed, we turn our attention to SPRING BRUSH PICKUP WEEK 2019. This event is a hoot!
DISCLAIMER: It's not as much of a hoot as Big Junk Week, when residents take unused stuff out of their garages to replace it with other people's stuff or new stuff. But it's still a hoot.
After SBPW2019, you'll want a surefire plan for getting rid of yard waste. In the City of Washington, you can have that stuff hauled off by Waste Management, if you plan ahead. You could buy stickers at City Hall ($4 each, 1 per bag or bundle, 2 per 65 gallon toter, 3 per 95 gallon toter), but YOU have an immaculate lawn which you regularly fertilize, allowing you to trim and cut more than you want to put stickers on.
Enter subscription waste pickup: $20 per month, three month minimum, all the yard waste you can grow on your residential lot. Think of it as a challenge like you do at a buffet.
For subscription yard waste pickup, call WM at 800-796-9696. Tell them the snarky City of Washington social media guy sent you.
For yard waste subscription pickup details, download a boring PDF at cityofwashington.online/YardWastePickup
For details about the City-wide party, SBPW2019, download a boring PDF at cityofwashington.online/BoringBrushRules
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Now that BIG JUNK PICKUP WEEK has passed, we turn our attention to SPRING BRUSH PICKUP WEEK 2019.  This event is a hoot!
DISCLAIMER: It’s not as much of a hoot as Big Junk Week, when residents take unused stuff out of their garages to replace it with other people’s stuff or new stuff.  But it’s still a hoot.
After SBPW2019, you’ll want a surefire plan for getting rid of yard waste.  In the City of Washington, you can have that stuff hauled off by Waste Management, if you plan ahead.  You could buy stickers at City Hall ($4 each, 1 per bag or bundle, 2 per 65 gallon toter, 3 per 95 gallon toter), but YOU have an immaculate lawn which you regularly fertilize, allowing you to trim and cut more than you want to put stickers on.
Enter subscription waste pickup: $20 per month, three month minimum, all the yard waste you can grow on your residential lot.  Think of it as a challenge like you do at a buffet.  
For subscription yard waste pickup, call WM at 800-796-9696.  Tell them the snarky City of Washington social media guy sent you.  
For yard waste subscription pickup details, download a boring PDF at https://cityofwashington.online/YardWastePickup 
For details about the City-wide party, SBPW2019, download a boring PDF at https://cityofwashington.online/BoringBrushRules

 

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I LOVE big junk week! I got rid of soooo much stuff! Wish they still did it TWICE a year!!!

Paul D McHenry

How about if we live on Inglewood drive and the other side of the street is in Washington and we are in the Tazewell county?

When is spring brush pickup week?

Waste Management can throw big logs in their trash truck???

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The City of Washington, IL is accepting applications for unglamorous Summer Laborer & Part-Time Grounds Maintenance positions in the Department of Public Works. Summer Laborers perform general laborer type work & the term of employment runs from May through August. Part-Time Grounds Maintenance positions run from April through October. These positions have an approximate 40-hour work week. Starting wages are $10.43 per hour for Summer Laborer and $11.98 for Grounds Maintenance. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Successful applicants will work in the BEST department of City Government (outside the Police Department).
"How might I apply for this opportunity?" you might ask. Make yourself presentable and come in to Washington City Hall to pick up an application, OR stay in your jammies and download one from cityofwashington.online/application . If you download, you'll also have to print and fill it out. Think of it as a quest. Submit your completed application to Mary Westerfield. Mary is the City's Customer Service/ Human Resources Supervisor, and gosh, is she ever nice. She works at Washington City Hall, 301 Walnut St, Washington, IL 61571. You can clean yourself up and take the application to her or even stay in your jammies and email her: mwesterfield@ci.washington.il.us. The application process will remain open until the positions are filled, which kinda just makes sense, don't you think? The City of Washington is an EEO employer, which also just kinda makes sense. Oh, yeah, you will not be able to WORK in your jammies. You will have to clean up for that.
Thanks.
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The City of Washington, IL is accepting applications for unglamorous Summer Laborer & Part-Time Grounds Maintenance positions in the Department of Public Works.  Summer Laborers perform general laborer type work & the term of employment runs from May through August. Part-Time Grounds Maintenance positions run from April through October. These positions have an approximate 40-hour work week.  Starting wages are $10.43 per hour for Summer Laborer and $11.98 for Grounds Maintenance.  Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.  Successful applicants will work in the BEST department of City Government (outside the Police Department).  
“How might I apply for this opportunity?” you might ask.  Make yourself presentable and come in to Washington City Hall to pick up an application, OR stay in your jammies and download one from https://cityofwashington.online/application . If you download, you’ll also have to print and fill it out.  Think of it as a quest.  Submit your completed application to Mary Westerfield.  Mary is the City’s Customer Service/ Human Resources Supervisor, and gosh, is she ever nice.  She works at Washington City Hall, 301 Walnut St, Washington, IL 61571.  You can clean yourself up and take the application to her or even stay in your jammies and email her:  mwesterfield@ci.washington.il.us.  The application process will remain open until the positions are filled, which kinda just makes sense, don’t you think?  The City of Washington is an EEO employer, which also just kinda makes sense.  Oh, yeah, you will not be able to WORK in your jammies.  You will have to clean up for that.
Thanks.

 

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