City of Mattoon, Illinois

Official Government Website for the City of Mattoon, Illinois

City of Mattoon, Illinois

Official Government Website for the City of Mattoon, Illinois

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

Current Public Notices

Public Notice: An AmeriCorps NCCC team is Helping the City of Mattoon

For Immediate Release: 

An AmeriCorps NCCC team is Helping the City of Mattoon

 Mattoon, Ill. – AmeriCorps members serving in the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) program are supporting the City of Mattoon from September 18-November 6. The team is helping create trail systems covering five miles on 110 acres of city-owned land.

The AmeriCorps team from the North Central Region campus in Vinton, Iowa is contributing to the goals of the project by clearing trail corridors, developing trails, installing amenities, and establishing pollinator plots.

The project is expected to benefit all residents and visitors in East Central Illinois, by increasing access to nature, promoting conservation awareness, improving mental well-being, and expanding publicly accessible land.

The City of Mattoon’s mission is ‘working together to build the future.’ We have partnered with various conservation-focused organizations, to enhance access to public lands and promote ecological conservation awareness. Through the Lake Paradise Pathway Revitalization Project, we aim to enhance the quality of life for our residents by improving access to public lands.

About AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps is celebrating more than three decades of strengthening communities and transforming the lives of not only the individuals served, but the AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers who serve.

AmeriCorps, the federal agency for national service and volunteerism, provides opportunities for Americans to serve their country domestically, address the nation’s most pressing challenges, improve lives and communities, and strengthen civic engagement. Each year, the agency places more than 200,000 AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers in intensive service roles; and empowers millions more to serve as long-term, short-term, or one-time volunteers. Learn more at

#AmeriCorps30 #AmeriCorpsWorks 

About AmeriCorps NCCC

The AmeriCorps NCCC program engages young Americans in a full-time,10-month commitment to service each year. AmeriCorps NCCC members address critical needs related to natural and other disasters, infrastructure improvement, environmental stewardship and conservation, and urban and rural development. The NCCC program provides individuals with the opportunity to develop leadership skills and strengthen communities through service. For more information, visit


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September 15, 2023|

Proposed Remington Road Redevelopment

Please click here to see the proposed Remington Road Revelopment plan.

July 13, 2023|

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|

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

City Hall has limited access at this time. Appointments are encouraged, please see the Department phone numbers below to schedule an appointment or ask any questions.

  • 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


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, December 05, 2023.

December 05, 2023, Virtual Meeting Details:

Regular City Council Meeting at 6:30pm

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

Meeting number (access code): 2555 251 0027

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|
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