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2024 Spring Leaf Pick-Up Dates


To: City of Lanark

From: City Maintenance Department

Date: 2-28-2024

RE: Spring Leaf pick-up


This information supersedes any previously published instructions prior to the dates listed on this form.

NEWPlease help us by placing your leaves on the edge of the parkway/yard, rather than out in the street.

The Maintenance Department will begin its Spring 2024 leaf pick up every Tuesday of the month starting Tuesday, April 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. Please call or visit the City’s Website or Maintenance Facebook page for any changes.  Any leaves placed at the curb before or after the dates listed above, will be the responsibility of the resident to discard. The city does have a spot for you to take and dump your leaves if you choose to rake them up earlier. Call for instructions. Please follow the bullet point listed below NOTE: TAKE OUT ALL STICKS/FOREIGN OBJECTS OR WE WILL NOT PICK UP.

Please note:

  • Leaves must be placed in a continuous row at the parkway.
  • Only leaves are accepted. Please do not place grass clippings, yard waste sticks, rocks, trash, or any other foreign objects. These items can damage the collection equipment. If such waste is placed on the parkway, city crew will refuse collection until the matter is taken care of.
  • Do not park vehicles, trailers, semis, or any other piece of equipment/vehicle on or immediately next to the leaf pile.
  • Leaves will not be picked up in alleys with the exception of Willow Alley, Huggins Ln. & Prairie Alley
  • Please do not cover storm sewer grate with leaves.

The city has a spot located by the sewer plant where yard waste may be disposed of. Contact the Maintenance office for instructions at 815-493-6832

Winter Storm!

Due to the winter storm City Hall will be closing early as 12pm today Tuesday, January 9th.
We also received a message from Republic Services that garbage/recycling pick-up is delayed one day this week.
Below are the winter parking restrictions the city maintenance shared that will be in effect through the end of the week.
Be safe and stay warm!
A. Parking Restrictions: At such times as there is an accumulation of two inches (2″) of snow on the streets in the city or the city has declared a snow emergency, it shall be unlawful for any driver or owner of any vehicle to obstruct the orderly removal of snow from the city’s streets, alleys or public ways by parking, permitting to be parked or otherwise leaving unattended any vehicle upon the following streets, alleys and public ways:
1. On the even side of the street (as indicated by address) on even days (as indicated by date) between the hours of seven o’clock (7:00) A.M. and seven o’clock (7:00) P.M.
2. On the odd side of the street (as indicated by address) on odd days (as indicated by date) between the hours of seven o’clock (7:00) A.M. and seven o’clock (7:00) P.M.
The parking restrictions of this subsection shall terminate block by block as soon as the accumulated snow has been removed from the full width of the street, and at such time regular parking regulations shall go back into effect immediately. Nothing contained in this subsection shall be construed to permit parking on streets where parking is otherwise restricted or prohibited.
B. City Parking Lots: Any other provisions of this code notwithstanding, parking or standing of any vehicles shall be prohibited in city parking lots between the hours of two o’clock (2:00) A.M. and six o’clock (6:00) A.M. on any day after a snowfall of two inches (2″) or more has accumulated.
C. Vehicle: For purposes of this article, the term “vehicle” shall refer to, but is not limited to, an automobile, a motorcycle, a truck, a semitrailer, a tractor, a trailer, a bus, a camper, a motor home, a motorized bicycle, a boat on a trailer, a snowmobile, an all-terrain vehicle, a farm implement and generally all other classes of vehicles, whether or not self-propelled.
D. Violation: The police department is hereby authorized to issue a citation and/or cause the towing, removal and storage of any vehicle which is in violation of this section, consistent with the provisions of section 7-11-8 of this chapter. (Ord. 882, 2-18-2014)

Public Hearing

Lead Service Line Replacements

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

6pm at Lanark City Hall

Hydrant Flushing

The city maintenance department will be conducting Fall hydrant and watermain flushing starting Monday, November 6, 2023, from 7am to 3:00pm.
Please be advised that you may have some sediment and discoloring during and/or shortly after flushing hydrants. Please run the cold water in your bathtub for 5-10 minutes prior to using it.

Low water pressure – After this process is complete you notice to still have low water pressure, please check your faucet and water screens for trapped debris.
please avoid washing any clothing during this process. The city recommends that you do not wash white/light colored clothing for your first wash after the hydrant flushing.

Please give us a call with any questions and/or concerns. please be advised that the dates listed above may change. 815-493-6832

Public Hearing

Public Hearing

Lead Service Line Replacements

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

6pm at Lanark City Hall