As we wrap up another winter and start moving toward spring, I wanted to share a few updates from the Village of Oreana. First, the Special Events Committee is planning another Easter Egg Hunt. The tentative date for this year’s event is April 13th. We are in need of candy donations for this event. We will announce drop off locations for the donated candy soon! The Special Events Committee is also in need of volunteers that are willing to not only help with future events, but also help with the planning. We all very much enjoyed the recent Christmas Parade and Reindeer in the Park, but these events will not happen in the future without more volunteers. Please contact me, and a committee member if you would be willing to help!

There have been some questions regarding utility billing. We are now able to accept payments online at The first time you sign on to your account, you will need to sign up for an account. The fee for online payments is $3.00 per every hundred dollars of your payment. This fee is charged by the service provider, not the Village. There are also multiple free options to pay your bill. Most banks offer online bill pay for free, and you can still deposit a check in the drop box at the community building, or mail a check to the Village Office. We also offer auto-debit for free. This service automatically debits your bank account on the payment due date every month. To sign up for this, fill out and submit a direct-debit form. The forms can be found at

For all the golf-cart owners out there, please remember March is the month the golf-cart stickers need to be renewed. We will send a reminder by mail to renew your golf cart permit. If you do not receive a reminder by the end of March, please contact us to renew.

As a reminder, the Village Board meets at 6:00 pm on the third Tuesday of the month. We always offer a time for public comment at each of our meetings. Please feel free to visit one of our upcoming meetings, or contact me at or 468-2476 with any questions.

Thank you,

Mayor Aaron Keathley