UTV/Golf Cart Ordinance to be in Effect Soon

The Lanark City Council voted August 7th to pass an ordinance permitting the operation of certain “UTV’s” (Utility Task Vehicle, also known as a “side by side”) and Golf Carts on City streets, with some exceptions.

The full text of the new ordinance is available HERE.  Registration stickers have been ordered, and once all the required documentation has been created, non-highway vehicles will be ready to register. The process includes a brief inspection at the Police Department, and owners should ensure they have obtained insurance for the vehicle and possess an Illinois Insurance Identification Card that specifically states it is for the non-highway vehicle. Cards that only list automobiles will NOT be accepted.

Once the inspection is complete and all requirements are satisfied per the Code, a numbered registration sticker will be placed on the non-highway vehicle plus a sticker indicating the year it is valid for. With the end of 2018 approaching, the newly issued registrations will be good through 2019, with renewals due in 2020 before the vehicle is used in that year.

Please read and familiarize yourself with all of the requirements of the Code, paying close attention to where operation of the non-highway vehicles are and are not allowed. Violators of any portion of the Code are subject to be issued a citation, plus a fine, and in more serious cases, the non-highway vehicle will be impounded. Read the rules! If you have any questions, please contact Matt Magill at the Police Department; 815-493-6931.

Important changes for the leaf and brush pick-up rules.

The Maintenance Department will have two more leaf pick-up days, May 2nd and May 9th.

These will be the final 2 days of the leaf pick-up program for the Spring. Leaf pick-up will resume in the fall season, and continue until the first measurable snowfall.

Maintenance will continue to collect brush year-round throughout the city.

Crews will collect brush every Monday as long as the weather is permitting. Please be advised that other duties may arise that are a priority and may push brush pick-up to a different day. Major storms may also affect the schedule, and notice of any special brush collection will be posted here on the city website.

For complete information AND the updated pick-up rules please click on this link to see the document!

Online Bill Pay Added to Site

The online bill pay application has been added to the website.

Click above (or hover) on “City Hall & City Services” then select “Water Bill Online Payment”. This is the same website bill pay service we have used before (Pay-GOV.US) so it will be familiar for those of you who have used it before. If you haven’t used it yet, give it a try! It is a real time-saver, and many people have already found it to be very useful.