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City to host reception in honor of John R. Eden

11/30/2018

Mayor Bob Dowell and The Athens City Council would like to invite you  to a cake and punch reception to honor John R. Eden. The reception will be held on December 15, 2018 from 10:00am - 12:00pm...

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Petitions Available for 2019 Consolidated Elections

11/29/2018

Petition packets are available at Athens City Hall for the upcoming April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election.

Each of the 3 City Wards will have one Alderman position open for election with the...

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Notice of Public Sale

11/26/2018

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF REAL PROPERTY OWNED BY

THE CITY OF ATHENS

Notice is hereby given that on Monday December 31, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. the City of Athens, of Menard County, Illinois...

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City Hall Closed

11/21/2018

City Hall, including the Water Department, will be CLOSING at NOON on Wednesday November 21, 2018. We will be closed on Thursday, November 22nd and Friday November 23rd for the Thanksgiving...

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Now Hiring!

10/30/2018

The City of Athens is hiring for the  open Utility Billing Clerk position:

The position is full-time, Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4:30 PM.

Applications can be picked up at City Hall...

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Trick or Treat Hours

10/25/2018

Trick or Treating hours for the City of Athens will be October 31 from 5 PM to 8PM. 

Just a friendly reminder, please only go to houses that have their porch light on and be mindful of the...

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City Hall

10/24/2018

Due to a major outage with Cass Communications, the following services have been interrupted at Athens City Hall— phone service, internet, and billing pay system. We are working diligently with...

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City Hall

10/24/2018

Internet and phone service has been restored to City Hall and we are now able to take payments again.

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Scheduled Street Maintenance

9/17/2018

Please be aware that the scheduled street maintenance has started later than expected, so the street broom will be operating this evening. Please note that this will cause large amounts of dust....

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Boil Order Lifted

9/14/2018

The boil order for the Athens Water District has been lifted. 

If you have any questions, please call City Hall at 217-636-8429.

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Street Maintenance

9/13/2018

The City of Athens street crew will be using a power broom on Monday, September 17 to prep the streets for oil and chipping that will begin on Tuesday, September 18. Please note that during the...

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Water Main Break-UPDATE

9/13/2018

Crews have worked through the night replacing the section of pipe that had ruptured. They are currently tightening down the connector sleeves on each end of the replacement pipe. Once that is...

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Boil Order

9/12/2018

The Athens Water District is currently under a

BOIL ORDER UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

This includes ALL residents and business that are served by the Athens Water Department.

Precautionary boil...

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Water Main Break

9/12/2018

ATTENTION!

There is currently a break in a large water main on West Jackson Street. The road will be closed at Wilson Street as well as at Redwood Street to allow crews access to the area.

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UPDATE 2: Water Outage

8/24/2018

The boil order has been lifted for Athens Water customers that reside on Sunset Maple Avenue.

If you have any questions, please call City Hall at 217-636-8429.

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