March 2017 Newsletter


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

March 2017

City to launch website. Later this month the City of McLeansboro will launch a newly-designed city website in an effort to enhance online transparency and to create a user-friendly site for our residents, businesses and visitors.

The website will feature enhanced functionality as well as a clean, simple layout to navigate. In addition, the website will use a responsive design, which will allow for easy viewing no matter the device.

The design allows for quick access to information on city meetings, agendas and minutes, and City Municipal Code Regulations, as well as updated information on elected officials, and departments. It will also allow access to important and popular forms such as zoning permits, demolition permits, commercial dig permits, job applications, utility connections/disconnections, and service requests. City maps featuring political districts, zoning districts, and garbage pickup routes/dates will be available on the website as well.

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 the 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.

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has issued a new regulation. Please read the letter from Bob Cross, McLeansboro Gas Superintendent, on the back of this newsletter for details. The newly mandated Excess Flow Valves are not required for existing customers, but you now have the option to pay for an EFV to be installed if you so desire.

Thank you for keeping our meter readers safe by providing clean and easy access to utility meters.


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.  



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 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 and 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, 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.

Downloadable Files:

March 2017 (front)

March 2017 (back)