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

Public Works Press Release – August 16, 2022

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

The City of Mattoon has received a grant award in the amount of $525,000 from the Rebuild Illinois “Downtowns and Main Streets Capital Program”. The funding will be used for Streetscaping Improvements on Broadway Avenue from 16th Street to 14th Street.

The grant awards were announced by Governor JB Pritzker’s Office and the Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) on Monday. There were 50 grant awards totaling $106 million statewide.

The City of Mattoon has completed a series of Streetscaping, Parking Lot, and Park improvements on Broadway Avenue from 21st Street to 16th Street over the course of the last 11 years. The current project includes the last 2 blocks of Streetscaping from 16th Street to 14th Street.

Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2023, and to be completed in the fall. The work will include sidewalk & parking accessibility improvements, ornamental street lighting, and landscaping.

All of the recent improvements to the downtown area have been designed to attract visitors and to support our local businesses. The Downtowns and Main Streets Capital Program was created with those same goals in mind. The primary emphasis of the grant program is reinvestment in downtown areas that experienced economic impacts during the Covid 19 Pandemic.

Thank you,
Dean Barber
Public Works Director
City of Mattoon

August 16, 2022|

Public Works Press Release – May 03, 2022

The City of Mattoon and Howell Paving will be starting work on Dewitt Avenue from 14th Street to Logan Street on Monday, May 16.

The project includes milling, patching, resurfacing, and new ADA sidewalk ramps. Dewitt Avenue will be closed to traffic during construction. The intersections at 14th Street, 12th Street, 6th Street, and Logan Street will remain open to north-south traffic thru-out the work.

Residents on Dewitt Ave will have access to their properties from the alleys. Parking for residents will also be available on the sidestreets at the end of each block. The work is expected to be completed by the end of September.

Thank you,
Dean Barber
Public Works Director
City of Mattoon

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May 3, 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|

Riley Creek CSO Conveyance Sewer Work


The City of Mattoon is constructing new sanitary sewers along 10th & 11th Streets north of Piatt Avenue, and new combined sewers to the Riley Creek Satellite Treatment Facility at 2521 N.6th Street.  The sewer work is required by the City’s Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Long-Term Control Plan and our National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit requirements.  Funding for this project is provided by a low interest loan from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s Water Pollution Control Loan Program (WPCLP).  The WPCLP is funded by both State and Federal sources.  The $6,779,785.48 loan has an interest rate of 1.01% and will be repaid over 20 years.  In addition, $2,033,935.64 of the loan amount will be forgiven by the State of Illinois, pursuant to their principal forgiveness requirements.  Once complete, this project will improve water quality for area residents and businesses in Mattoon, Illinois.  The State Revolving Fund (SRF) programs operate in each state to provide communities with the resources necessary to build, maintain, and improve the infrastructure that protects one of our most valuable resources:  water.

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August 27, 2021|

Virtual City Council Meetings Details

Due to the Covid-19 “Coronavirus” pandemic, regular and special meetings of the City Council will continue to be held in a “virtual” meeting room.  This will allow for safe participation by elected officials, departmental managers, and any citizen interested in attending. For those who are unable to attend, recordings of any virtual City Council Meetings will be posted to our YouTube Channel.

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.

A City Council meeting is scheduled for 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM on Tuesday, September 20, 2022.

September 20, 2022, 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): 2556 024 8112
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|

Pandemic Update

Mattoon, Illinois, March 14 – Mayor Tim Gover and City Administrator Kyle Gill would like the citizens of Mattoon to know the City of Mattoon is working to prepare for any impact the Coronavirus may have on our community. We continue to receive and share information with state and local health officials to ensure we are implementing the proper strategies to help reduce the risks of contracting or spreading the virus. We are working with the City Departments to determine how we will continue to service our citizens and visitors while minimizing the risk to both citizens and our employees.

The City recommends conducting business over the phone or using Internet resources when at all possible. We reinforce the need to follow the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines on prevention or spreading the virus. Please be diligent in washing your hands and practice social distancing. Anyone who is experiencing symptoms of this or any other virus should contact a healthcare professional or the Coles County Health Department.

Centers for Disease Control

Illinois Department of Health

Coles County Public Health

March 14, 2020|
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