City of Mattoon, Illinois

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City of Mattoon, Illinois

Official Government Website for the City of Mattoon, Illinois

Public Notices2021-08-31T22:50:46-05:00

Current Public Notices

Housing Needs Assessment

The City of Mattoon and the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) are undertaking a planning effort to complete a Housing Needs Assessment as a part of an overall Community Revitalization Strategy.
We invite all permanent residents to take part in this planning process by completing this Community Needs Assessment Survey to provide valuable information about their experiences living in the City of Mattoon.
The survey (link below) is completely anonymous; you should be able to complete it in under 10 minutes.
May 23, 2023|

Press Release – Mattoon City-Wide Cleanup Day


The City of Mattoon will be conducting a Cleanup Day from 8 A.M. to 11 A.M. on Saturday, June 03, 2023. Roll-off dumpsters will be available at the Mattoon Yard Waste Facility at Shelby Avenue and Logan Street.

The dumpsters are available for Mattoon residents only. A Driver’s License, or other proof of residency, is required in order to dispose of material at the site. The site is open for residential clean-up. The site will not be open to commercial contractors. Load size will be limited to 1 ton trucks and trailers.

Residents may dispose of materials at the following locations:

General Waste – Waste Management will have dumpsters available at the Yard Waste Facility for all waste except; Landscape Waste, Appliances, Electronic Appliances, Car Parts, Tires, Batteries, Fluorescent Light Bulbs, Liquid Wastes, Concrete, Brick, Rock, Soil, or Ashes.

Yard Waste – The Yard Waste Facility will be open for the disposal of leaves, limbs, grass clippings, and other plant material. The Yard Waste Facility is open 7 days per week during daylight hours.

Scrap Metal – Mervis Industries will have a dumpster available at the event for metals and appliances.

Batteries – The City will collect car batteries at the event. The City will deliver the batteries to Battery Specialists for recycling.

Electronics – The City will collect electronic appliances at the event. The City will deliver the electronics to Com2 for recycling.

Tires – Neal Tire & Auto will accept car tires and light truck tires at 1800 Lake Land Boulevard. Free tire disposal is limited to 8 tires per customer.

Document Shredding – First Neighbor Bank will provide document shredding from 9A to Noon at 900 Broadway Avenue. The bank will be accepting cash or food donations for the Mattoon Community Food Center in lieu of a shredding fee.

Liquid Wastes – Wastes such as paint may not be disposed while in liquid form. They should be allowed to dry, and then be disposed of with household waste.

Residents bringing debris to the event are asked to line up on Shelby Avenue, entering from the west. The City will have personnel available to supervise traffic and unloading. Residents are required to unload their own material. City personnel will be available to assist with heavy material as needed.

The City of Mattoon will make special collection arrangements, on a case-by-case basis, for senior citizens, and persons with disabilities. Those residents can call 235-5171, from 7 A.M. to 3 P.M., on Monday thru Friday to request collection. Special collection requests must be called in by noon on Wednesday, May 31. Special collections must be at the curb for collection no later than 7 A.M. on Thursday, June 01.

Dean Barber
Public Works Director
City of Mattoon

A PDF Copy of this Press Release can be found by clicking here. 

April 19, 2023|

Public Notice: BAAD Grant Program

The City of Mattoon is hereby informing residents of an upcoming public hearing for discussion and a resolution of support regarding the City of Mattoon’s application to the IDNR Boat Access Area Development (BAAD) grant program, which would fund the creation of an ADA Accessible Kayak launch to be installed at Lake Mattoon.

The public hearing where the resolution will be presented, and discussion will occur is at the May 2nd City Council meeting at City Hall (208 N 19th Street, Mattoon IL, 61938) during the regular City Council meeting at 6:30 pm

April 14, 2023|

Press Release – November 29, 2022


November 29, 2022

The City of Mattoon has been bidding the electric supply for our residents since 2013. We have saved each of our residents and average of $900.00 during that time. Unfortunately, our current bid is expiring. There are no good offers in the electric supply market right now to compete with Ameren’s standard rate.

The residents in our program will all be automatically moving to Ameren for 1 year. We intend to re-bid electric supply next fall if market conditions are more favorable.

Ameren has mailed the attached notice to the residents in our program. Residents have the option to select another supplier in the next 60 days if they wish. Residents are not required to do so. There is no action required in order to stay in our program. Residents are cautioned to study any offers that they receive carefully. The cost of electricity is at an all-time high. We have decided not to accept any long-term contracts for that reason.

Thank you,
Dean Barber
Public Works Director
City of Mattoon

To see a PDF copy of this press release, which includes a copy of the attached notice. Click here.

November 30, 2022|

Press Release – Electric Supply Rates


Several area cities and counties have been working together to bid electric supply for our residents. The cities of Charleston, Effingham, Mattoon, and Paris along with Coles County are nearing the end of a contract with a rate of 4.19 cents per kilowatt hour.  This rate will be expiring with the meter readings in December 2022.

Recently the buying group, along with our consultant Good Energy, worked to solicit new electric supply bids for our residents. We were unable to secure an offer with a satisfactory combination of price and duration due to the current volatility in the market. The group has decided to pause the aggregation program and to revert back to Ameren as the electrical supplier for our communities. The group intends to consider competitive offers again for our electrical supply in the fall of 2023.

Ameren’s current electric supply rate is 12.24 cents per kilowatt hour. Electricity bills in January will reflect the change of supply rates from 4.19 cents to 12.24 cents per kilowatt hour.

Residents and businesses in our electrical aggregation programs will be automatically switched to Ameren following the conclusion of our contract with Energy Harbor in December 2022.

Is important to note that no action is needed from our residents! No forms are required, and no one will contact residents to make the change. There are companies that may contact citizens offering electric contracts but they are not associated with the buying group.  Please use caution before entering contracts as sometimes the offers appear favorable but are actually more costly than Ameren rates.

Municipal Electric Aggregation was approved by voters in November 2012 as a way to buy electricity for our residents and small businesses at wholesale prices. Until now, each contract has been able to produce savings for program participants.  After almost 10 years, it is estimated that municipal electric aggregation has saved the residents of our communities over $800.00 per household.

Anyone who may need help with their monthly energy bills can find a list of township offices and not-for-profit organizations offering assistance programs on Ameren’s website. Qualifying households can take part in the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which is the federally-funded program that provides monetary relief for energy bills.  More information can be obtained by calling 1-877-411-9276 or visiting Ameren also has energy saving tips and billing options available online.

October 5, 2022|

Mattoon Housing Survey

Mattoon in Motion (MIM), in partnership with the City of Mattoon, is conducting a community housing survey to determine future housing development and rehabilitation needs and projects for our community. This survey will allow us to apply for grants and provide important information to housing developers. 

We have created five surveys that ask different questions from individuals and organizations that have unique perspectives about the housing situation in Mattoon, IL. If you fit into one or more of these categories, we invite you to fill out each one that applies to you. Links to the surveys are below:

1) Resident Survey – This survey is for people who currently live in Mattoon, IL.

2) Employer Survey – This survey is for employers / businesses that operate in Mattoon, IL.

3) Employee Survey – This survey is for people who currently work in Mattoon, IL. If you work in the community but do not live here, you can still fill out this survey.

4) Realtor & Lender Survey – This survey is only for Realtors and Lenders that operate in Mattoon, IL.

5) Landlord Survey – This survey is only for Landlords that operate in Mattoon, IL.

Please note, even though it will show your email address as you fill out the form, all information provided by individuals is 100% anonymous. Look for the “(not shared)” text next to your email to confirm this. For organizations filling out the Employer, Realtor & Lender, and Landlord surveys, there is an option to provide contact information for follow-up.

We thank you in advance for your participation.

September 28, 2022|

Limiting Access to City Buildings

With the rise in numbers of new Coronavirus cases and the Governor’s indoor mask mandate, the City of Mattoon will be limiting access to its public buildings.

In an effort to reduce the potential risk of spreading the Coronavirus to our staff and citizens the City of Mattoon has decided to limit the access to City Hall, Police Department, Fire Departments, Tourism Office and the Public Works Building.  We are asking the public to do as much business as they can by email, city website or telephone until further notice. Meetings can be setup by appointment.

  • City Clerk’s Office:            (217) 235-5654
  • Inspections Office:            (217) 234-7367
  • Parks and Lakes:              (217) 234-3611
  • Police Department:           (217) 235-5451
  • Public Works Dept.:          (217) 235-5171
  • Tourism Department:        (217) 258-6286

The City of Mattoon is continuing to deliver our services while monitoring and receiving updates by local, state and federal agencies. Our top priorities are the health, safety, and welfare of our residents, employees, and any visitors to our community.

August 31, 2021|

Virtual City Council Meetings Details

Cisco WebEx hosts the virtual Council Chamber.  Join the meetings using the information shown below.

Visit the City Council Meeting page to view the agenda for upcoming meetings. For those unable to attend, recordings of any virtual City Council Meetings will be posted to our YouTube Channel.

A City Council meeting is scheduled for 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM on Tuesday, June 06, 2023.

June 06, 2023, Virtual Meeting Details:

Regular City Council Meeting

At no sooner than 6:20 pm, visit the Cisco WebEx meeting site by clicking the link below.

Meeting number (access code): 2565 428 5427
Meeting password: 20819

Additional Instructions

Join meetings by telephone by dialing 415-655-0001 and use the meeting number and password shown above.

Participants may be muted when initially connected to the meeting.
If using a phone to call in, you can press *6 to unmute and mute yourself when public comment is invited.
If you wish to be heard during the public comment portion of the meeting, or wish to comment during the discussion period on an open motion, you need to send your comments in advance to the City Clerk’s office.  Your comments will be read into the record, or you will be called upon to speak at the appropriate time.  Contact the City Clerk’s office before 4:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting by calling 217-235-5654 or by sending an email message to c……  NOTE:  All those speaking during the meeting must first identify themselves by providing their full name for the record.
August 12, 2021|

Annual Fire Hydrant Flow Testing

The Mattoon Fire Department will be conducting annual flow testing, maintenance, and painting of fire hydrants throughout the City of Mattoon beginning July 26, 2021, and will continue until completed. Pending weather, this process should take 4-6 weeks to complete.

The hydrants will be flowed between the hours of 8am and 3pm

This testing is done to check flow rates to help provide better protection and response to the citizens and visitors of Mattoon.

During this time any landscaping that obstructs the view or operation of the hydrant will be trimmed or removed.

Hydrant flushing may cause discoloration of your household water in or near the areas being tested, which is a result of iron deposits being disturbed during the flushing process. Iron deposits can build up inside pressure tanks, water heaters and water pipes. It occasionally breaks loose, causing rusty water to flow when faucets are first opened.

Residents are advised to check their water for signs of discoloration prior to doing laundry. If you notice discoloration in the water, let the water run until it clears before doing laundry, this process usually takes less than 5 minutes.

Be advised the water is completely safe to drink at all times while this work is being done.


Jeff Hilligoss

Mattoon Fire Chief

July 22, 2021|

Utility Payments Update

Due to the spread of Coronavirus, the City of Mattoon will no longer accept payments directly from its customers at the Finance Office at City Hall.  The options for payment are online, by phone (844-701-1148, which is printed on all bills), by mail, or by using the drop box on the north side of City Hall.  Customers are encouraged to set up automatic payments by bank draft.  Those wishing to set up Water and Sewer service should contact the Finance Department by phone at 217-235-5483.

March 16, 2020|
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