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

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

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, January 17, 2023.

January 17, 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): 2556 112 9115
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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