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*NEW* Internet Purchase Exchange Location in Athens!


The Athens Municipal Library parking lot is now an internet purchase exchange location.

The library, partnering with the Athens Police Department, designated the parking lot in front of the...

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City Hall/Water Department Hours


City Hall, including the Water Department, will be CLOSING at NOON on Friday, August 10, 2018

We are very sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause, but due to unforeseen circumstances, our...

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Notice of Public Sale


Please click the link below to see the current property that the City of Athens is accepting bids for:

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Employment Opportunity


The City of Athens is seeking to fill a part-time mowing position. 
The City of Athens is seeking a responsible adult who could be available up to three days a week to mow city property.  This...

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Road Closure


A large tree has fallen at the corner of Jackson Street and Redwood Street. Jackson Street will be closed until further notice. Crews are on scene clearing the tree, so be very cautious and please...

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Road Closure *UPDATE*


The corner of Jackson and Redwood Streets has been cleared of debris and the roads are now passable. 

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City Hall


City Hall will be closed Monday, May 21, 2018 from approximately 9:30 AM until 11:30 AM to attend a live training seminar. 

If you need to make a payment: please drop it off in the drop-box on...

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Water & Sewer Policies


After some recent questions that have been raised, we have revised our Water and Sewer Rates and Policies page to include a copy of our current rates and policies for our department. Please click...

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Water Clarity


Due to a fire this afternoon, the Athens Fire Department had to utilize a hydrant on Hargrave Street. 

Please note that some customers may notice some temporary cloudiness when they run their...

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CANCELLED: Council Meeting 4/9/18


Due to the agenda not being posted on the City of Athens website in a timely manner, tonight’s City Council Meeting has been cancelled and rescheduled to Monday, April 16 at 7 P.M. The agenda was...

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Water/Sewer E-billing


The City of Athens Water/Sewer Department is now offering e-billing services!

Please call our office today at 217-636-8429 to get your account set up for e-bills and to select your delivery...

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Phones at City Hall


The phone system is currently down at City Hall until further notice. Our office is still open, and we will update here once the phone lines are back up.

Thank You!

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Water Main Break


Attention Athens Residents-
Due to a water main break in the south end of town, State Street (off of East Little) will be closed.
Crews are in the area and a JULIE locate has been phoned in. We do...

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Flags at Half-staff to Honor Victims of Florida Tragedy


Following the school shooting tragedy in Parkland, Florida on February 14, President Trump has ordered all flags of the United States to be flown at half-staff. All flags are to be flown this way...

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February Water Bills


Some of our customers may notice a different bill in their mailbox this month. Some bills were printed on traditional cardstock and some were printed on paper and mailed in an envelope.

The City...

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