The 2015 Thomasboro Street Dance has a new flavor this year. That flavor is BBQ! This year is the First Annual Thomasboro Cook-Off. It’s a chicken and ribs cook-off, $15 per entry. Event will be blind judging. Judges will be pitmasters from local BBQ establishments such as Lil’ Porgies and Hickory River, along with certified KCBS judges. This is an amateur event, but impressing these judges will truly be bragging rights!
The Board of Trustees will hold its next regular meeting on Monday, May 4 at 7:00pm at the Thomasboro Village Hall, 101 W. Main Street. The public is welcome to attend.
The Village Board will hold a special meeting on Monday, May 4, 2015 at 6:00 pm to interview a finalist for the position of Public Works Superintendent. The meeting will be held at Thomasboro Village Hall and, as always, the public is welcome to attend. The Regular monthly meeting will follow at 7:00pm.
In recognition of Jay Arnold’s retirement from the Village of Thomasboro, we will be hosting an open house on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at the TIA Hall from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Not only has Jay been a lifelong resident of Thomasboro, but he has served 36 years as Public Works Superintendent for the Village. There will be a light lunch of pulled pork, baked beans, coleslaw, and chips. Cake and coffee will also be served. Please take time out of your day to stop by and thank Jay for his many years of hard work, service and dedication to the Thomasboro community, and wish him well on his much-deserved retirement.
In an effort to improve customer service, the Village of Thomasboro announces that residents will now be able to pay water and sewer bills using credit or debit card through the secure Illinois E-Pay online site. Payments may be made using MasterCard, Discover, or American Express; however, Visa is not being accepted at this time.
To use the E-pay system, customers will need to enter their 8-digit water account number found in the upper left corner of the water and sewer bill card (e.g. 100100.10). If you do not have your bill available or need to verify the balance due, please contact the Water Department at 643-2675. Please note that credit or debit card payments can only be made using the E-pay site; the Village is not able to accept cards in person.
To use the service, please click on the Illinois E-Pay logo below:
At its November meeting, the Village Board voted 5-1 to approve Ordinance No. 591, which reduces the speed limit on most of the streets in the Village of Thomasboro. These changes will become effective after new speed limit signage is installed by Village personnel. The Thomasboro Police Department will not begin enforcing new speed limits until signs are installed and visible to motorists, and will be issuing warning tickets during the first 30 days that the changes are in effect.
A summary of the speed limit changes is listed below:
*Central Avenue: Will be lowered from 35mph to 30mph
*Schluter Street: Will remain at 20mph between Central Avenue and Park Street
*Commercial Avenue: Will remain a 20mph School Zone between Arnold and Clark when children are present
*All other non-highway streets: Will be lowered from 30mph to 25mph