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INPUT NEEDED ON NEWLY DEVELOPED DESIGN STANDARDS

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 - 12:07pm

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
February 15, 2017

THE CITY OF CARBONDALE REQUESTS PUBLIC INPUT ON NEWLY DEVELOPED DOWNTOWN DESIGN STANDARDS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale will host an open house on Wednesday, March 1 to discuss the newly developed architectural design standards for downtown Carbondale.

Dozens of comments were generated at a community meeting in October regarding the kinds of materials, colors, architectural details and other building features citizens feel are best suited for Carbondale.

This process was initiated by City Council in June as part of the Downtown Master Plan. The goal is to expand the City’s minimum design standards which currently consist of building height, size, setbacks and other general characteristics.

The open house will be held at the Old Train Depot (121 S. Illinois Ave.) from 4-7 p.m.

For more information, contact City of Carbondale Planner Sarah Lawrence at (618) 457-3257 or slawrence@explorecarbondale.com

Access these fliers for more information:

Downtown Carbondale Design Standards

 

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CITY OF CARBONDALE NAMES SOLAR ECLIPSE STREET FESTIVAL

Monday, February 13th, 2017 - 9:11am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
February 13, 2017

THE CITY OF CARBONDALE OFFICIALLY NAMES SOLAR ECLIPSE STREET FESTIVAL 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale is excited to announce “Shadow Fest” as the official name for the solar eclipse street festival.

More than 100 votes were submitted online and dozens of original festival names were posted on social media, thanks to a community-wide poll conducted by The Southern Illinoisan.

The three-day festival will be held in downtown Carbondale August 19-21. It will feature arts, crafts, food, live entertainment and more.

The total solar eclipse will reach its greatest point of totality just south of Carbondale on August 21.

For more information about the solar eclipse, visit www.carbondaleeclipse.com or call (618) 529-4451.

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City of Carbondale Calls for Public Solar Eclipse Poll

Friday, February 3rd, 2017 - 8:31am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
February 3, 2017

THE CITY OF CARBONDALE CALLS ON PUBLIC TO NAME SOLAR ECLIPSE FESTIVAL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale is teaming up with The Southern Illinoisan to officially name the solar eclipse festival.

We are conducting a community-wide poll to select the potential name for this one-of-a-kind celebration.

The poll is available online at www.thesouthern.com/festival-name  You can also post your ideas on social media using the hashtag #eclipsefestival.

Voting will end at noon on Friday, February 10. The official name will be announced on Monday, February 13.

If you have questions or would like more information, contact Carbondale Public Relations Officer Amy Fox at (618) 559-1939 or afox@explorecarbondale.com

 

NOTE: The Poll may also be accessed on the City of Carbondale Web Page under HOT TOPICS!

 

LEWIS LANE TRAFFIC CLOSURE

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 - 4:53pm

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
January 31, 2017

LEWIS LANE TRAFFIC CLOSURE

CARBONDALE –Lewis Lane (between W. Walnut St. and E. College St.) will be closed on Wednesday, February 1 for water main work.

The closure will be in effect from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Motorists are asked to use alternate routes during the closure.

For more information, contact the City’s Water Treatment Plant at (618) 457-3240.

Free Home Buyer Seminar

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 - 2:17pm

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
January 17, 2017

CARBONDALE NEIGHBORHOOD ACTION GROUP TO HOST FREE HOME BUYER SEMINAR

CARBONDALE – The Carbondale Neighborhood Action Group is teaming up with the Egyptian Board of Realtors to host a free home buyer seminar on Saturday, February 18.

The event will be held at the Carbondale Public Library from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The library is located at 405 W. Main St.

Realtors, mortgage lenders, home inspectors and title companies will discuss a variety of topics associated with buying a home. This includes selecting a relator, finding the right home, selecting a lender, home inspections, contingencies and post-purchase maintenance.

Lunch will be provided to all attendees and light refreshments will be available throughout the seminar. Activities for kids will also be available.

This event is free, but registration is strongly encouraged. To sign up, visit http://goo.gl/forms/pLGXoQFyyrO30bZu1. For more information, contact Daniel Presley at (626) 487-9747 or CarbondaleHomeBuyer@gmail.com.

 

City to Launch a Bi-Weekly Podcast

Thursday, January 12th, 2017 - 8:10am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
January 12, 2017

CITY OF CARBONDALE TO LAUNCH PODCAST

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale and WDBX 91.1 FM are teaming up to launch a bi-weekly city podcast.             

“Inside Carbondale” will feature interviews with city officials and community leaders. The goal is to provide residents with the latest information about projects and events going on in the community.

The podcast will be available at www.wdbx.org  and www.explorecarbondale.com

The first episode will go live on Wednesday, January 18 at 9 a.m.

If you have questions or would like more information, contact Carbondale Public Relations Officer Amy Fox at (618) 559-1939 or afox@explorecarbondale.com

Carbondale to Offer Warming Stations

Friday, January 6th, 2017 - 4:37pm

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
January 6, 2017

CITY OF CARBONDALE TO OFFER WARMING STATION

CARBONDALE – With overnight lows expected to be in the single digits this weekend, the City of Carbondale will open its doors to the public.

A warming station will be set up in Room 103 of the Civic Center beginning on the evening of January 6 and will be available overnight throughout the weekend.

The Civic Center is located at 200 S. Illinois Avenue.

 

Introducing Chat With The Chancellor

Thursday, January 5th, 2017 - 3:51pm

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
January 5, 2017

CHAT WITH THE CHANCELLOR

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale and the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce will host “Chat with the Chancellor” on Monday, January 9 from 6-8 p.m. at the Carbondale Civic Center.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale Interim Chancellor Brad Colwell and members of his leadership team will facilitate a community conversation about SIU, its direction and its relationship with the region.

For more information, contact Carbondale Public Relations Officer Amy Fox at: (618) 559-1939.

 

Neighborhood Alliance Meeting

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 - 1:45pm

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
January 3, 2017

NEIGHBORHOOD ALLIANCE MEETING RETURNS TO CARBONDALE

CARBONDALE – The Neighborhood Alliance Meeting returns to Carbondale on Saturday, January 21.

The meeting will be held at First United Methodist Church from 10 a.m.-noon. The church is located at 214 West Main St.

Topics of discussion include the financial aspects of home-buying, reports from various neighborhoods/community organizations and a preview of the upcoming Homebuyer Education Seminar. There will also be a panel of City officials on hand to answer questions.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. The meeting is open to all Carbondale residents. For more information, contact Sarah Heyer at: (618) 549-5302, Ext. 386 or (618) 525-5525.

The Neighborhood Alliance is a project of the Neighborhood Action Group designed to explore ways to improve neighborhoods and the community.

 

City of Carbondale Begins Meet the Mayor Program

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 - 9:41am

 

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
December 20, 2016

CITY OF CARBONDALE TO BEGIN MEET THE MAYOR PROGRAM

 

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale is excited to announce that it will begin offering a “Meet the Mayor” Program in 2017.

Sessions will be held on the first Tuesday of every month from 8-9:30 a.m. Citizens will have the opportunity to talk to Carbondale Mayor John “Mike” Henry and Carbondale City Manager Gary Williams over coffee.

The location will be as follows:

1/3      Harbaugh’s
2/7      Common Grounds
3/7      IHOP
4/4      Mary Lou’s
5/2      Sunny Street Café
6/6      Neighborhood Co-Op
7/11    Panera
8/1      Longbranch Café & Bakery
9/5      Harbaugh’s
10/3    Common Grounds
11/7    IHOP
12/5    Mary Lou’s

 

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