BAG AND TAG YOUR YARD WASTE
Leaves, grass clippings, garden waste, root balls, potted plants, dead plants, small sticks and twigs are considered yard waste. All yard waste should be put in bags and tagged for Marengo Disposal to pick up on your regular trash day. 32 gallon trash cans may also be used to contain your waste. Cans must be tagged for yard waste pick-up to be emptied. Yard waste will not be removed if it is left on the curbside not bagged and tagged, or if it is not in tagged 32 gallon cans. Tags may be purchased from: Marengo Disposal and Sullivans. The cost per tag is $2.06 each. If you have any questions regarding bagging and tagging yard waste, contact Marengo Disposal at 815-568-7274. “See Marengo City Ordinance Section 6.07 DEBRIS IN STREETS”
CITY VEHICLE STICKERS
Just a reminder, all residents must purchase and display an annual vehicle sticker on each vehicle by July 31. Vehicle stickers can be purchased at the City Hall for $20.00 per sticker/vehicle or $5.00 per sticker/vehicle for senior citizens. After July 31, the price doubles. Current year replacement stickers are available for $2.00 with 1) Presentation of 2/3 of sticker scrapings. 2) Letter of loss from insurance company. (No scrapings necessary) 3) Receipt from body shop from damage to windshield. (No scrapings necessary) Failure to display a current year sticker will result in a fine of $150.00.
The tornado siren is tested at approximately 10 a.m. on the 1st Tuesday of every month . In an emergency, when the siren is sounded, seek shelter and tune your radio to a local station (105.5 FM or 1600 AM) for more information.
CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT PARKING
Recently the Marengo Police Department has fielded several complaints regarding vehicle parking in the Central Business District. This posting is just a reminder that downtown patrons and business owners alike should make a conscious effort to respect and follow the parking regulations so all can enjoy the downtown experience. The exact regulation is posted below.
15.06(F) TWO-HOUR PARKING:
Unless otherwise posted, two-hour parking shall be permitted in the Central Business District.
Specifically, complaints focus on vehicles being parked in the Central Business District, for longer than the allotted time limit. If downtown patrons and business owners are intending to stay in the area for longer than two hours, it is recommended individuals use the City’s Municipal Lots, which are conveniently located to allow access to the Central Business District. Please remember allowing for the flow and rotation of vehicles in the downtown area helps to stimulate patronage to our businesses, which benefits the entire community. At the very least compliance to the above stated regulation is the courteous thing to do for our fellow residents and patrons alike. Thank you in advance for assisting the Marengo Police Department in preserving the qualities of our town.
15.14 TRAVEL TRAILERS AND RECREATIONAL VEHICLES
Parking of travel trailers, utility trailers or other recreational vehicles shall only be permitted behind the front property line between the dates of April 15 and October 15. The parking area must be paved in accordance with Chapter 8, off street parking and loading. After October 15 and prior to April 15, the parking of travel trailers, utility trailers and/or other recreational vehicles shall only be permitted behind the building setback line.
For your convenience, the City of Marengo now has two 24 hour drop-off boxes located at the City Hall office main entrance at 132 E. Prairie Street, as well as the entrance off of the municipal parking lot.
City residents are allowed to hold two garage sales per year. A permit is required for each garage sale at a cost of $5.00. Permits can be obtained at the City Hall or downloaded here. Please note that garage sale signs cannot be posted on any public property including the parkway, light poles or parkway trees