2014 News Archive

 

Pinwheel Coloring Contest

Child Abuse Prevention GraphicThe Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois is sponsoring a coloring contest for Monroe County students from Pre-K to 2nd Grade. The contest is designed to bring attention to Child Abuse Awareness Month, which is held in April. Entries must be received by April 11.

icon-pdf 2017 Pinwheel Coloring Contest

Intro to Self-Defense Class

Police Dept LogoThe Waterloo Police Department is coordinating this class, being offered free to Monroe County residents. The class will be taught in a two-session format that will be held on 2/21 and 2/23 from 6:30-8:30pm, upstairs at City Hall. Space is limited so call to register!

icon-phone 618-939-8600 ext. 211

Snow Removal Policy

Shovel GraphicThe goal of the Waterloo Public Works Department is to provide snow and ice control in a safe, timely and cost-efficient manner. Click below for the City’s Snow Removal Policy and find out how residents can help do their part.

icon-pdf Snow Removal Policy

Santa Hut

Santa GraphicSanta’s Hut (by the bandstand on the corner of Main and Third Streets) will be open between Noon and 4pm on November 26 & 27, December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18.

Santa Float

santas-sleighThe Santa float is back again this year! Thank you to the Waterloo German Band for again allowing this Waterloo tradition to continue!

icon-pdf 2016 Santa Float Schedule

Bicentennial Blowout!

plaastickazooHelp us send the Monroe County Bicentennial year out in style!!  New Year’s Eve, join us at the Court House Bandstand at 10 a.m., where a limited number of commemorative kazoos will be distributed to play “Auld Lang Syne” and close out the Monroe County Bicentennial celebration.

Toy Drive

Gift GraphicThe Waterloo Optimist Club will sponsor its annual Gift Drive to benefit Waterloo families this Christmas. New items can be dropped of at City Hall or the Republic-Times office now through December 2nd. The primary age group of the children are ages 5-18.
For more information, contact Kelly Lerch at (618) 980-0731 or klerch@wcusd5.net.

LIFECHURCH Leaf Program

leafOnce again, LIFECHURCH has volunteered to pick up prebagged leaves from residents within Waterloo city limits. The pickup date this year will be December 3rd. You must have your bags of leaves curbside before that morning. This year, they have partnered with students at CCSI and are also offering to rake leaves on Friday, December 2nd (no guarantees, but they will do as many yards as possible). You must call City Hall to be placed on the pick up and/or rake list no later than November 30th.

icon-phone 618-939-8600 ext. 211

GLOW Lighted Holiday Parade

GLOW LogoGLOW is hosting its 5th annual lighted holiday parade. The parade will be Saturday, November 26 at 5:30pm. and will use the same route as the Porta Westfalica Parade. GLOW is still accepting parade entries as well.

icon-www www.waterlooglow.com

Christmas on the Square

Christmas Tree GraphicThe 35th Annual Christmas Walk will be the weekend after Thanksgiving, November 26-27th. Come join us for shopping, carriage rides, holiday music, Santa and more! Pick up a card at any of the participating merchants, get it stamped and turn it in to enter a prize drawing for $1,000 worth of gift certificates! City Hall will have an open house with coffee, hot cocoa and peanut cake from 11am-4pm on Sunday. Also, the Monroe County Bicentennial Committee will have items for sale, commemorating the County’s 200th Anniversary. On Sunday of the Christmas Walk at 3pm, there will be a Bicentennial Time Capsule Dedication at the Courthouse Square.

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WHS Band Flag Fundraiser

USA flagThe WHS Band Parents are organizing a new fundraiser in which a 3’x5′ U.S. Flag will be placed in your front yard for Memorial Day, Independence Day, Patriot Day (9/11), Veterans Day and Presidents Day. For more details, see the flyer/registration form below.

icon-pdf Flyer and Registration Form icon-phone Christine: 314-276-6631

Trunk or Treat

trunk or treat imageTrunk or Treat will again take place at the Courthouse Square on Halloween, October 31 from 6-8pm with trick or treat stations, music, hot dogs and more! Free to all!

icon-phone 939-8600

Veterans Day Program

Veteran's GraphicThis Veterans Day, our program will highlight the Revolutionary War. Therefore, we would like to locate any descendant of Revolutionary War Veterans. If you know anyone, please contact Mayor Smith.

icon-pdf Revolutionary Patriots of Monroe County
icon-phone 939-8600 icon-email mayorsmith@waterloo.il.us

Waterloo PumpkinFest

PumpkinFest LogoSaturday, October 8 join us at the Courthouse Square from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the best fall festival around! Craft & Merchant Booths, Games, Contests, Music, Food & Drinks and more!

icon-pdf Event Flyer icon-pdf Schedule of Events icon-www PumpkinFest Webpage

PumpkinFest 50/50 Raffle

Get your tickets for the 3rd Annual PumpkinFest 50/50! Last year, the raffle raised $1,447! This year we would like to raise enough money to buy a handicap accessible swing for one of our parks!! Tickets can be purchased at City Hall, First National Bank, Scott Credit Union, State Bank and Stubborn German ahead of time, or during PumpkinFest on October 8, with the drawing taking place that day at 3:30 p.m.

Remembering the Revolutionary War

011 - colorOn Sunday, September 25 at 1 p.m. the Monroe County Historical Society will host a FREE Revolutionary War event at the Bellefontaine House, in conjunction with the Monroe County Bicentennial Celebration. You won’t want to miss it!!

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Job Opening

job openingWe are accepting applications for a Building Inspector/Code Administrator. Applications are due by August 22, 2016.

icon-pdf Job Opening Ad icon-pdf Job Description

Free Butterfly Garden Packets

monarchThe Waterloo Garden Club has put together packets of all the information needed to create a Monarch Waystation. It even includes some Milkweed seeds to get you started! If you would like one of the FREE packets, you can pick one up at City Hall or at the Courthouse. When you are finished, be sure to send us a picture of your butterfly garden, we would love to see it!

Bicentennial Paloooza!

011 - color transparent backgroundSaturday, August 6 at the Courthouse Square, come celebrate Monroe County’s 200th Birthday at the Paloooza! It’s going to be a full day of family fun featuring living history demonstrations from the Civil War Era, a Fireman’s Muster, BB Gun Trailer, an evening block party with live music and much more!

icon-pdf Paloooza Schedule of Events

Purple Heart Monument Dedication

3 8 mg logo.fwSunday, August 7, National Purple Heart Day, at the Veteran’s Memorial at Lakeview Park, we will be dedicating the brand new monument, honoring our Purple Heart Veterans. Join us at 1 p.m.!

Yards of Distinction

Tulips graphic Do you have a beautiful flower garden or well manicured lawn? The Waterloo Garden Club, City of Waterloo and Waterloo Chamber of Commerce are hosting the sixth annual Yards of Distinction contest, open to all homeowners or rental tenants within the City of Waterloo. Judging will take place June 26.
icon-pdf Registration Form

Community-Wide Yard Sale – 2016

HP-GLOWGLOW (Great Ladies of Waterloo) is hosting their 5th annual Community Yard Sale on Saturday, June 4th from 7am – 2pm. Maps are now available! Visit the GLOW website for more information.
icon-www GLOW Website icon-pdf 2016 Community Wide Yard Sale Map

License Plate Renewals

passengerlgThe Illinois Secretary of State’s Office is no longer sending renewal notices. It is up to you to remember to renew your license plate stickers. You may still get reminders by email if you register online.

icon-www Register for Reminders

Home Alone Program – 2016

Home2The City of Waterloo is again sponsoring the annual Home Alone Child Safety Program at City Hall on May 21 from 9 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. The American Red Cross, Waterloo Fire Department, Waterloo Police Department and Monroe County EMS will teach the children what to do in various situations – especially if they are home alone. This program is recommended for children ages 7-13, but all are welcome.
RSVP with the child’s name and age:
icon-emailsdeutch@waterloo.il.us

Pinwheel Coloring Contest

Child Abuse Prevention GraphicThe Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois is sponsoring a coloring contest for Monroe County students from Pre-K to 2nd Grade. The contest is designed to bring attention to Child Abuse Awareness Month, which is held in April. Coloring sheets can be turned in to City Hall by April 15th.

icon-pdf Coloring Page

Free In-Person Tax Service

If you’re 50 or older, and can’t afford a tax preparation service, here is an option for you.

icon-pdf Free Tax Service Flyer

Waterloo Banner Program

banner-1aThe time has come to renew the Banner Program. We added some new poles, so new participants will have the opportunity to join. Due to high demand, any new participant applications will be put into a lottery for the available poles. New applications will be accepted at City Hall Feb. 1-Feb. 29 and the drawing will be held on March 1, 3pm at City Hall.

icon-pdf Program Details and Application

Snow Removal Policy

Shovel GraphicThe goal of the Waterloo Public Works Department is to provide snow and ice control in a safe, timely and cost-efficient manner. Click below for the City’s Snow Removal Policy and find out how residents can help do their part.

icon-pdf Snow Removal Policy

Santa Float

Santa GraphicThe Waterloo German Band float will be bringing holiday cheer (and Santa!) to all who are near.

icon-pdf 2015 Santa Float Schedule   icon-pdf2015 Santa Float Map & Routes

Ring In The New Year

bell.fwTo kick off the Bicentennial, cities in Monroe County are going to “Ring In The New Year” together at Noon on New Year’s Day. Arrive at 11:30 am to get your FREE Official Bicentennial bell (limited quantities), sign a poster for the time capsule and enjoy refreshments.

Bicentennial Birthday Bash

logo for Waterloo website.fwThe public is invited to help kick off Monroe County’s Bicentennial Year at the Hecker Commercial Center on January 16, 5pm to Midnight. Enjoy a fried chicken dinner, music by the Waterloo German Band, Kaskaskia Trail Chorus and Butch’s Polka Kings. You must make reservations to attend by December 31. Admission is $12.50 per person.

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Leaf Pick Up

leafAs a free community service, LIFECHURCH has volunteered to pick up prebagged leaves from residents within Waterloo city limits again this year. The pickup date is December 12. You must call City Hall to be placed on the pick up list and have your bags of leaves curbside before that morning.
icon-phone 939-8600

Toy Drive

Gift GraphicThe Waterloo Optimist Club will sponsor its annual Gift Drive to benefit Waterloo families this Christmas. New items can be dropped of at City Hall or the Republic-Times office now through December 4th. The primary age group of the children are ages 5-18.
icon-phone 618-980-0731 icon-email Kelly Lerch

Share The Feast

Lions Club Logo The Waterloo Lions Club is again hosting their “Share the Feast” Thanksgiving Dinner, Thursday November 26 at SPPCS Cafeteria from 11:30am until 1pm. Contact Ron & Ruth Ann Mueller to make reservations.
icon-phone 939-6867

Holiday Recycling Pickup Reminder

Recycling GraphicCurbside recycling will be picked up on Friday following Thanksgiving, due to the holiday falling on Thursday, the normal pickup day for recycling.

Monroe County Ambulance Holiday Food Drive

Collection boxes are available at all First National Bank locations or you can drop off your donations at the Ambulance base (901 Illinois Ave, Ste C, Waterloo IL). Donations will benefit the Bi-County Backpack Program.
icon-pdf Food Drive List

GLOW Lighted Holiday Parade

GLOW LogoGreat Ladies of Waterloo (GLOW) is hosting its 4th annual lighted holiday parade. The parade will be held on Sat., Nov 28th at 5:30pm and will use the same route as the Porta Westfalica parade. To enter a float, forms are available online. The parade will end in front of SPPCS, where there will be an awards ceremony, a chili dinner and pictures with Santa!
icon-wwwGLOW Website

Christmas on the Square

Christmas Tree GraphicThe 34th Annual Christmas Walk will be the weekend after Thansgiving, November 28-29th. Come join us for shopping, carriage rides, a cookie walk, holiday music, Santa and more! Pick up a card at any of the participating merchants, get them stamped and turn it in to be entered into a drawing for $1,000 worth of gift certificates! City Hall will have an open house with coffee, hot cocoa and peanut cake from 11am-4pm on Sunday. Also, the Monroe County Bicentennial Committee will have items for sale, commemorating the County’s 200th Anniversary, which takes place next year.
icon-www Waterloo Chamber of Commerce icon-pdfChristmas on the Square Flyer

PumpkinFest

PumpkinFest Logo2 We had such a great day!! Thank you to all of our Event, General and Game Sponsors and to all of our vendors. Save the date for PumpkinFest 2016 – October 8! You can find pictures of this year’s event soon on our Facebook page, and a list of winners in now on our website!

icon-www Facebook Page icon-page2015 Winners

PumpkinFest 50/50 Raffle

The winning ticket number is #005869 and our lucky winner was present at 3:30 when the drawing was held! The total pot was $1,446.00 so he took home a check today for $723.00!! But, we are all winners because the other half of the pot will benefit the entire community by means of donations to the Park District to help better one of our local parks.

Trunk or Treat

trunk or treat.fwLooking for a safe and fun place to go trick-or-treating? Trunk or Treat at the Courthouse Square! Saturday October 31 from 6-8pm.
icon-phone 618-939-8600 ext. 211

Veterans Day Ceremony

veteransPlease join us for a special ceremony for Veterans Day. It will be held at the Waterloo High School on November 11 at 6:30pm. To honor the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, this year we have invited descendants of the Civil War Veterans that are buried in the City of Waterloo.

icon-pdf CIVIL WAR VETERANS BURIED IN WATERLOO

icon-phone 618-939-8600 ext. 200 icon-emailmayorsmith@waterloo.il.us

PumpkinFest

PumpkinFest Logo2 October 10 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Court House Square. Craft & Merchant booths, Games, Contests, Music, Entertainment, Food & Beverages and more!

icon-pdf Schedule of Events icon-page Contest Rules & More Info.

PumpkinFest 50/50 Raffle

Get your tickets for the 2nd Annual PumpkinFest 50/50! Last year, the raffle raised $1,797 and proceeds helped buy the toddler swings at Zimmer Park. Tickets can be purchased at City Hall, First National Bank, Scott Credit Union & State Bank ahead of time, or during PumpkinFest on October 10, with the drawing taking place that day at 3:30 p.m.

Violence Prevention Peace March

Violence Prevention Center LogoOctober is Domestic Awareness Month. Join us October 15 at 7p.m. at St. Paul UCC and St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church for a peace walk sponsored by the Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois.
icon-phone 618-939-8114

Veterans Wanted

veteransThe City of Waterloo, along with the Waterloo School District, VFW, American Legion and Waterloo Park District would like to locate any descendants of the Civil War Veterans buried in our Waterloo cemeteries for a special ceremony this Veteran’s Day.

icon-pdf CIVIL WAR VETERANS BURIED IN WATERLOO

icon-phone 618-939-8600 ext. 200 icon-emailmayorsmith@waterloo.il.us

Senior Academy

PoliceDeptThe Waterloo Police Dept. will be hosting its annual Senior Academy. Classes will be held on Wednesdays Sept. 9th – Oct. 21st at City Hall from 1-3:15 pm. You must be 50 years of age or older to participate. The Senior Academy is free to community members and is financed through Waterloo Police Community Services.
icon-phone 618-939-3377

Vendors Wanted

PumpkinFest Logo2Vendor Registration forms are now being accepted for Waterloo’s fall festival, PumpkinFest, which will be held on October 10 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
icon-pdf 2015 Vendor Application

Waterloo Homecoming

This year’s Homecoming is returning to the original two-day format and will be held August 28th & 29th (please note the dates on the City’s 2015 Calendar of Events are incorrect – the dates changed after the calendar was already printed). The parade will begin at 5pm on Saturday. This year’s theme is “Favorite Movie or Movie Character.” Rides and games begin at 5pm each night and food service starts at 4pm. There is also live music scheduled for both nights, so come on out and have a great time!

2015 Calendar of Events

2015-Calendar_icon.fwDon’t miss out on all of the fun activities happening throughout the year. The 2015 Community Calendar of Events is now available!

icon-pdf 2015 Calendar of Events

Code Red Notification System

code red.fwWith the Spring storm season approaching, we would like to remind you to sign up for these emergency notifications. If you need assistance setting up your account, please call City Hall.

icon-www Code Red Registration

Yards of Distinction

TulipsDo you have a beautiful flower garden, or a well manicured lawn? The City of Waterloo and Waterloo Chamber of Commerce are holding the fifth annual Yards of Distinction contest, which is open to all homeowners or rental tenants within city limits. Several categories will be considered and judged by the Waterloo Garden Club. Nominate your yard or a neighbor’s yard that you think is worthy of being a Yard of Distinction! Deadline: Entries will be accepted through June 15th.
icon-pdf Entry Form and Details

Community-Wide Yard Sale – 2015

HP-GLOWGLOW (Great Ladies of Waterloo) is hosting their 4th annual Community Yard Sale on Saturday, June 6th from 7am – 3pm. For $5 registration, you can be listed in ads and your location placed on a map that will be distributed to shoppers. Visit the GLOW website for more info and to register.
icon-www GLOW Website icon-phone 618-939-7433

Map (for best results, print on legal size paper): 2015 Community Wide Yard Sale

 Home Alone Program – 2015

Home2The City of Waterloo is again sponsoring the annual Home Alone Child Safety Program at City Hall on May 16 from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The American Red Cross, Waterloo Fire Department, Waterloo Police Department and Monroe County EMS will teach the children what to do in various situations – especially if they are home alone. This program is recommended for children ages 7-13, but all are welcome.
RSVP with the child’s name and age:
icon-emailsvoelker@waterloo.il.us

Santa Float

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Once again, the World-Famous Waterloo German Band Float will be transformed with holiday cheer to bring Santa to all who are near. The float will run from December 17th through December 24th. This wonderful project is made possible by generous donations from the local businesses and residents. If you would like to donate, please contact Sarah Deutch or Jenny Bullock.
icon-phone Jenny: 618.939.5300 icon-pdf 2014 Santa Float Schedule

Christmas on the Square

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The 33rd Annual Historic Christmas Walk will be the weekend after Thanksgiving: November 28-30. Come join us for shopping, carriage rides, the cookie walk, holiday music, Santa and more! Pick up a card at any of the participating merchants, get them stamped and turn it in to be entered in a drawing. $750 worth of gift certificates will be awarded! City Hall will have an Open House on Sunday from 11am-4pm with coffee, hot chocolate and peanut cake.
icon-phone 618.939.8600 ext. 211 icon-pdf 2014 Christmas on the Square brochure

GLOW Lighted Parade

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Great Ladies of Waterloo (GLOW) will be hosting its third annual lighted holiday parade as part of Christmas on the Square weekend. The parade will be held on Saturday, November 29th at 5:30p.m. The parade will use the same route as the Porta Westfalica parade. If you’d like to enter a float, download the entry form from the GLOW website. Come out, bring the kids, enjoy the parade and take home lots of candy given out from the floats. Then, visit the SPPCS gym for a delicious Chili Dinner, held by the SPPCS Booster Club and find out if your favorite float won an award! Santa will be there, along with several activities for the kids!
icon-phone Crystal Gonzenbach 618.939.7433 icon-www GLOW Website

Senior Academy

PoliceDeptThe Waterloo Police Dept. will be hosting its annual Senior Academy. Classes will be held on Wednesdays Sept. 24th – Nov. 5th at City Hall from 1-3:15 pm. You must be 50 years of age or older to participate. The Senior Academy is free to community members and is financed through Waterloo Police Community Services.
icon-phone 618-939-3377

Veterans Wanted

veteransThe City of Waterloo, along with the Waterloo School District, VFW, American Legion and Waterloo Park District would like to locate any surviving service member that served during the First Gulf War (Aug. 1990-Feb. 1991) or during the Battle of the Bulge that have a Waterloo address for a special ceremony this Veteran’s Day.

icon-phone 618-939-8600 ext. 200      icon-emailmayorsmith@waterloo.il.us

PumpkinFest

E-PumpkinFestWe had another great year! Thank you to everyone that made it possible, from our sponsors, our committee of volunteers, our vendors and local organizations that had games and activities for the kids! Check out the Facebook page for pictures, and save the date for next year: October 10, 2015!

icon-www  PumpkinFest Website     icon-facebook PumpkinFest Facebook Page

PumpkinFest 50/50 Raffle – **Winning #004994**

New this year! The PumpkinFest held a 50/50 Raffle to benefit the Waterloo Park District. Funds raised will go towards the purchase of playground equipment for Zimmer Park. The winnings (half the pot) came to $888.00!

Yards of Distinction

TulipsDo you have a beautiful flower garden, or a well manicured lawn? The City of Waterloo and Waterloo Chamber of Commerce are holding the fourth annual Yards of Distinction contest, which is open to all homeowners or rental tenants within city limits. Several categories will be considered and judged by the newly formed Waterloo Garden Club. Nominate your yard or a neighbor’s yard that you think is worthy of being a Yard of Distinction! Deadline extended: Entries will be accepted through June 16th.
icon-pdf Entry Form and Details

40 Year’s War at History Museum

The History Museum of Monroe County opens on April 5 with the “40 Year’s War,” a three month special exhibit. The museum hours are Saturdays and Sundays from Noon to 3 p.m.
icon-pdf Exhibit Presentation Schedule icon-phone 618-939-5008

Plant Pumpkins Now

E-PumpkinFestNow is the time to plant pumpkins!  Pumpkins take about 120 days to grow from planting to harvest. So plant now to have your pumpkins ready this fall, and bring the biggest of your harvest to compete in PumpkinFest’s Heaviest Pumpkin Contest on October 11!

Home Alone Program

Home2The City of Waterloo is again sponsoring the annual Home Alone Child Safety Program at City Hall on June 14 from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The American Red Cross, Waterloo Fire Department, Waterloo Police Department and Monroe County EMS will teach the children what to do in various situations – especially if they are home alone. This program is recommended for children ages 7-13, but all are welcome.
RSVP with the child’s name and age:
icon-emailsdeutch@waterloo.il.us  icon-phone 618-939-8600 ext. 211

Community-Wide Yard Sale

HP-GLOWGLOW (Great Ladies of Waterloo) is hosting their 3rd annual Community Yard Sale on Saturday, June 7th from 7am – 3pm.
icon-www GLOW Website icon-phone 618-939-7433
icon-pdf Yard Sale Map

Large Item Pick-Up

The City of Waterloo has contracted with Reliable Sanitation to pickup household items , that are not included with our regular scheduled pickup, four times a year. For your information, please review the list of unacceptable items.
icon-www Trash & Recycling

125th Anniversary Time Capsule

HP-AnniversaryAs part of last year’s 125th Anniversary celebration, the City of Waterloo is planning to bury a time capsule with mementos from 2013 inside. We are giving the public a chance to include a letter and/or picture to descendants who could be in Waterloo when the time capsule is unveiled, 75 years later during the City’s 200th Anniversary! Due to space constraints, we are limiting each person to one page in a standard Size 10 (4 1/8” x 9 1/2”) envelope, to be dropped off at City Hall. Have fun with the project and leave something really special behind for your family. Let your kids participate too!

Do You Love Gardening?

2If you have a green thumb, we are looking for you! The City of Waterloo is looking to see if there is any community interest in forming a Waterloo Garden Club. Our vision for the Garden Club is to work on various projects around Waterloo to help beautify the city. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please let us know!
icon-email sdeutch@waterloo.il.us      icon-phone 618.939.8600 ext. 211.

Pinwheel Coloring Contest

HP-ChildAbusePreventionThe Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois is sponsoring a coloring contest for Monroe County students from Pre-K to 2nd Grade. The contest is designed to bring attention to Child Abuse Awareness Month, which is held in April. Coloring sheets can be turned in to City Hall by April 11th. icon-pdfColoring Page

Snow Removal Policy

shovel.fwThe goal of the Waterloo Public Works Department is to provide snow and ice control in a safe, timely and cost-efficient manner. Click below for the City’s Snow Removal Policy and find out how residents can help do their part. icon-pdf Snow Removal Policy

After the Freeze…

1_128x128 light tan background.fwThe extreme weather we recently experienced has caused an increase in the number of potholes in Waterloo because of the freeze, thaw process. If you notice one, please let us know and we will fix it as soon as possible.
icon-phone618.939.8600

Changes in Battery and Lightbulb Recycling

RecycleThe City has unveiled a new Battery Drop Box, located in the parking lot at City Hall. You may now drive up and discard old batteries, which will then be recycled. Lightbulbs will now need to be taken to the Monroe County Recycling Center, located at 901 Illinois Ave. (behind the Annex building) for recycling. These items will no longer be accepted in the lobby at City Hall. Thank you for “Being Green” and doing your part to protect the environment! icon-www Fox 2 News Story