June 2017 Newsletter


City of McLeansboro
102 West Main Street, McLeansboro, Illinois 62859

June 2017

Your Annual Water Quality Report is now available at https://mcleansboro.us/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Water-Quality-Report.pdf . To speak with someone about this report, or to request a copy, stop by City Hall or call us at 643-2723.

The City of McLeansboro Gas Utility is hereby giving notice to all our customers who have buried natural gas piping, which is not maintained by the gas utility, of important information posted on the backside of this newsletter. Please read the information, and phone us with any questions.

Republic Garbage Services will run without interruption of services this month. Please put your totes out the evening before pick-up and remove them from street-side as soon as possible following pick-up. All trash should be bagged and inside the tote. Republic is not required to accept additional bags of trash at curb-side.

Yard Chores. Clean and well-kept yards make for happy neighbors, fewer mosquitoes, and good curbside appeal. Please do not send your grass clippings into City streets when you mow. The Street Department can assist with clean-up after storms, but please be responsible for managing your own yard waste. City Code provides for burning yard waste on private property (not City streets).

Rules to remember: To ensure yard waste gets picked up, do not fill yard bags with more than 40 pounds of waste, all branches should be cut to less than 5 feet in length, no more than 3 inches in diameter and stacked for easy pick-up.  The property owner is responsible for mowing his/her ditch and/or half of the alley. Spring gives us another chance to do it right.

NOTICE: The city is not responsible for mail delivery. Failure to receive billing
does not relinquish responsibility for payment or penalty. Payment for utilities
is always due on the 10th of the month. Any utility bills not paid by 4:00 P.M. on Wednesday, May 17 will result in the customer having services interrupted on Thursday, May 18. A reconnect fee of $25.00 will be charged. Customers are
responsible for all costs requiring collection.  


March 1, 2017


Dear Customer:

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has issued a new regulation that requires the City of McLeansboro to offer an Excess Flow Valve (EFV) to its customers. An Excess Flow Valve (EFV) is an extra device that can be installed in a service line providing natural gas to the meter. The main purpose of an EFV is to reduce the risk of a release of natural gas caused by excavation damage to the service line between the point of connection to the main and the meter. An excess flow valve will not prevent or stop leaks that might occur downstream of the meter. Not every service can accommodate an EFV.

The installation of an EFV is not a requirement for existing natural gas service lines; however, at the request of a City of McLeansboro customer, one may be installed. The installation of an EFV would take one day and would require the excavation of the service line at the connection to the main line. If you would like an EFV installed in your service line, the cost you must pay is $1,000.00 dollars. This includes all labor, equipment, and materials but does not include restoration of grounds disturbed by excavation. It is not likely, but it is possible that future maintenance or replacement of the EFV might be necessary and could result in additional charges.

If you would like to have an EFV installed, or have any questions about an EFV, please call our main office at 643-2723 Extension 4.



Bob Cross, Superintendent

McLeansboro Gas Department

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