Word Around Town
If you’re interested in staying up-to-date with various events, news, and other cool stuff going on around town, book mark this page! We’ll be posting here as often as we can to keep you informed about what’s going on in and around our community.
Big Trash Pick-Up
March 25, 2020
Effective immediately, there will be some changes in the residential trash services due to the public health emergency caused by the coronavirus-19 (COVID-19) outbreak. All trash must be bagged and placed in a Republic cart. Republic will not service any trash outside of the container, as we are trying to limit exposure to our drivers during this time. Additionally, in order to best protect and limit the exposure to our employees, Big Trash pick-up at curbside will be suspended until further notice. These measures are effective in all communities that Republic Services provides trash service. We appreciate your support and understanding as we know everyone is working hard to prevent exposure during this pandemic. Republic Services’ number one priority is the safety of our employees, customers and communities we service.
Shelter in Place
March 17, 2020
From State Representative Patrick Windhorst Facebook page: The Shelter-in-place order begins tomorrow, March 21 at 5 p.m. The order requires Illinoisans to stay at home unless they are engaged in Essential Activities, Essential Government Functions, or to operate Essential Businesses and Operations, all of which are broadly defined in the order.
City of Anna Response to COVID-19 Coronavirus
March 16, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ANNA – The City of Anna has been monitoring the COVID-19 issue closely over the past few weeks and has maintained close communications with our federal and state health officials, the Southern Seven Health Department, Rural Health, Shawnee Mass Transit, Anna District 37, Anna-Jonesboro Community High School District 81 and the Illinois Governor’s office to maintain the most current and accurate information possible so that we can respond appropriately to this rapidly evolving situation. The health and well-being of our residents, businesses, and visitors to our community is our top priority. To date, there have been 93 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Illinois. Although none of these cases has been linked to Anna, as your local government we must do everything possible to mitigate the spread of the virus. The CDC recommends (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html) implementing community mitigation strategies to slow the spread of the virus, primarily for the purpose of protecting people that are at higher risk for severe illness and to protect the healthcare and critical infrastructure workforces. As such, the City of Anna is implementing the following protocols effective immediately:
- The City Hall will be closed to the public through 3/31/2020. City staff will continue to report to work and will be available by phone or email to assist the public. For those residents that need to pay a bill, you can do so at https://www.cityofanna.org (Utility payments in the top left-hand corner), via regular mail, or your payment can be placed in the drop box at City Hall. The City of Anna will waive late fees for those customers that have difficulty making payments via these temporary arrangements.
- All public safety personnel will operate normal shifts and will provide normal 24-hour coverage.
- Public Works departments will continue to operate as normal.
- The Anna City Hall is an official voting location which will remain open for the primary election on Tuesday, 3/17/2020.
- Practice social distancing. The virus spreads mainly through person-to-person contact within 6 feet of one another. Avoid large groups and give consideration to limiting group meetings or events.
- Employers should allow employees to work remotely when possible.
- Employers should consider implementing paid sick leave policies to encourage employees that are not feeling well to stay home.
- Clean your hands frequently with warm soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol.
- Implement advanced cleaning measures in offices and common areas to disinfect surfaces more frequently than normal.
- Stay at home when you are sick and call your primary care physician if you experience fever, cough, or shortness of breath, which are the primary symptoms of COVID-19.
March 23, 2020
Prevent Child Abuse Illinois (PCA Illinois) is a free standing 501(c)(3) charitable organization and the chartered state chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America. Established in 1990, PCA Illinois provides key leadership for child abuse prevention in Illinois. PCA Illinois is actively involved in prevention education and public awareness, community outreach, public policy advocacy, and promotion of effective prevention programs.Show your support on April 3rd for national “Wear Blue Day.”
PCA ILLINOIS MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of Prevent Child Abuse Illinois is to prevent child abuse by providing statewide leadership through education, support for community initiatives, and advocacy.
PCA ILLINOIS VISION STATEMENT
Prevent Child Abuse Illinois envisions an Illinois where all children grow in healthy, nurturing homes and communities free of abuse, neglect, violence, or endangerment of any kind.For more information click here.
Census Day is April 1, 2020
February 11, 2020
We are excited to announce that we’ve partnered with the US Census Bureau to support the 2020 Census! As a partner, we’ll be working to ensure that our community is accurately represented. The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. The 2020 Census counts the population in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Each home will receive an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire—online, by phone, or by mail. For more information click here.
2020 Census Takers
January 2, 2020
The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting to fill hundreds of thousands of temporary positions across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. The hourly rate is $17.50. You may apply online by clicking here. For more information or help applying, please call 1-855-JOB-2020.The U.S. Census Bureau is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Anna City Cemetery
October 16, 2019
The City of Anna will start spring clean-up on March 1, 2020. All arrangements left on the ground after this date will be taken up and disposed of by the cemetery staff. If you have further inquiries, please contact the Anna City Garage at 833-7813.
Call before you dig!
July 26, 2019
Thinking of doing a project? Did you know that a building permit is required to build any structure in the city limits of Anna? Stop by City Hall to pick up a zoning application or click here. If you have further questions, contact Zoning Administrator Gary Dahmer at 833-7813. Remember you must call Julie before you dig! You may reach them at 1-800-892-0123, 811 or click here.