Emergency Alerts and Notifications
The Village of Oreana uses the Macon County Emergency Alerts and Notification system to communicate about village emergencies such as boil orders, road closures, parking restrictions, etc.
The system gives you an option of receiving a phone call, text, or e-mail in the event of a notification. To sign up, visit https://member.everbridge.net/453003085611879/login.
Oreana Logo Survey
The Village of Oreana Board is seeking public input on our current village logo. Please click the link below to take a 1-question survey.
During months of high mosquito usage, the Village of Oreana will be using a truck-mounted fogger to spray insecticide to control mosquitoes. The Village uses a licensed vendor to perform this work.
The spraying will generally start around 9:00 PM and will take place a few evenings a month at most. The Village will post a notice on Facebook and send out a message through the Macon County Emergency Alerts and Notifications system 24-48 hours in advance. To subscribe to the notifications, click here.
Please see the below fact sheet from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for additional information. For additional questions, please call the Village Office at 468-2476.
PUBLIC NOTICE – Water Tower Construction
Village of Oreana
You may soon notice some construction activity around our Village! We are making improvements to the Oreana water system. The planned improvements include constructing a new 150,000-gallon elevated water storage tower and demolishing the existing 50,000-gallon water storage tower in the Village.
Funding for this project is provided by a low-interest loan from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s Public Water Supply Loan Program (PWSLP). The PWSLP is funded by both state and federal resources. The cost of the project is $1,638,790.00. The approved loan amount is $1,578,642.85 with an interest rate of 1.01% to be repaid over 20 years. For more information, please contact Mayor Aaron Keathley at the Village Hall.
Argenta-Oreana Town Sales
Village of Oreana Board of Trustees News
After more than 30 years, Trustee Julia Ballard has decided to retire from the Board and did not seek re-election. Trustee Jason Bruns also decided not to seek re-election after having served 7 years. On behalf of the Village, I would like to extend our appreciation to both Trustee Ballard and Trustee Bruns for their dedicated service to the Village of Oreana. Having said that, only one candidate, Trustee Loren Hiser filed for 1 of 3 vacant trustee positions. As a result, The consolidated municipal election being held on Tuesday, April 6th will result in 2 trustee positions becoming vacant.
The Village Code of Ordinances addresses vacant trustee positions and provides a framework for how the positions will be filled:
“When a vacancy occurs in the office of Trustee, if more than 28 months remain in the term and the vacancy occurs not less than 130 days before the general municipal election, next scheduled under the general election law, the office shall be filled for the remainder of the term at that general municipal election. During the period from the time that the vacancy occurs until the next election of Trustees, the Mayor shall appoint a qualified person to the office subject to the advice and consent of the Village Board. An appointment by the Mayor or President of acting Mayor or acting President, as the case may be, to fill a vacancy in the Office of Trustee must be made within 60 days after the vacancy occurs.”
To summarize, the remaining two years of the four year terms for both vacant trustee positions will now be up for election at the consolidated municipal election in April of 2023. As Mayor, I will appoint two individuals to fill those vacancies between April 2021 and April 2023. I will provide the names of those I wish to appoint to fill these vacancies to the board within 6o days after the vacancy occurs. The Board will then have 30 days to act on the appointments. Once the appointments are approved by the Board, the newly appointed Trustees will take their seats on the board.
Mayor Aaron Keathley