Carbondale's Storm Recovery

 

LISTING OF BUSINESSES WHO HOLD PERMITS FOR STORM RECOVERY CLEAN-UP

Listing of Storm Photos 

July 10, 2009
Carbondale Post Storm Clean-Up Report

Repairs and clean up continue six weeks after the May 8th storm that hit Carbondale and much of Southern Illinois. Most of the trees that were uprooted and damaged have been removed. However there remain a number of properties where work on removal of debris is continuing. The City of Carbondale completed the pick up of all storm related tree debris that was properly placed out to the front street by Memorial Day. It is now the responsibility of property owners and residents to make arrangements to remove all such storm debris to an approved disposal site. Neighborhood Inspectors with the Building and Neighborhood Services Division are providing notice to residents and property owners that have not yet removed tree and limb debris from their property. Notices require that the debris be removed and properly disposed of within ten days.

According to Development Services Director Mike Pierceall, “Inspectors are finding a number of vacant properties in which the owners have not taken action to cut and remove the storm related tree debris. Efforts are being made to contact the owners to advise them of the time line to comply. In those instances where we don’t get voluntary compliance the City will remove the debris and file appropriate liens on the property to recover the costs incurred.” Also, a number of residents have placed tree limbs, stumps and other debris out after the City completed the storm recovery pick up. It is now the resident’s and property owner’s responsibility to dispose of the debris.

There also remain houses and other structures whose roofs were damaged from the storm. Homeowners, contractors and others are reminded to check with the City before initiating repairs to see if the extent of repairs and work will require a building permit to be obtained. The damage assessments noted widespread damage to roofs directly resulting from the storm. Replacement of shingles and minor repairs will not require a permit but roofs that sustained structural damage requiring new roof decking and sheathing will require a permit to be obtained. Roofing repair should be made by qualified roofing contractors who are licensed in the State of Illinois. Also, a number of power lines and service meters were damaged. City ordinances require all electrical work to be performed by an electrician licensed by the City of Carbondale. The City does maintain a listing of such licensed contactors.

There are also a number of businesses that sustained damage to their business signs from the storm. Businesses are advised that they are required to either make the repairs or remove signs that sustained major damage.

For further information regarding building and permit requirements contact the Building and Neighborhood Services Division at 457-3237.

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Michael Pierceall, Director
Development Services Department
City of Carbondale, Illinois
Post Office Box 2047
Carbondale, Illinois 62902-2047
Phone: (618) 457-3257
Website: www.explorecarbondale.com

 

Jackson County Storm Debris Site Information:

     Located at the Southern Illinois Airport northwest of Carbondale

     Open till Saturday June 20, 2009

     Daily 8am - 6pm
     Closed Sundays

     Accepting vegetative debris only!
     All loads inspected!
     Questions? Call 618-684-3137 or got to
www.jacksoncountyema.com

 

The debris site on E.T. Simonds property at North Oakland Avenue is CLOSED.

 

Press Conference about Storm Recovery May 13, 2009

 

CITY OF CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS
From the Office of Mayor Brad Cole
Friday, May 15, 2009

 


FINAL RECOVERY UPDATE - TREE DEBRIS REMOVAL

 

The City and City-contracted haulers are actively collecting tree debris including branches and limbs.

All tree debris must be placed at curbside by Memorial Day. After that date, removal of tree debris will be the responsibility of the property owner at their own expense.

Tree debris should be placed at the front of the property between the sidewalk and the street. Do not block fire hydrants, streets, sidewalks, gutters, storm sewer inlets or water meter pits. If you cannot place debris curbside without blocking these areas, keep debris on private property just behind the sidewalk.

Limbs should be cut to a manageable size. Landscape waste stickers are not necessary.

Tree debris will be collected from Carbondale businesses after collections in the residential areas have been completed. Business owners should also place debris curbside at the front of their property.

Parking on all residential streets is prohibited during daylight hours in order to allow access for removal of debris. Once a block has been cleared of tree debris on both sides of the street, street parking may resume on that block.

An approved dump site for tree debris is in operation on E.T. Simonds property (closed see above) on North Oakland Avenue. Dumping is free. Access is available off U.S. 51 North via Ready Mix Road. The site is currently operating seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m.. Dumping at this location is limited to residents of the City of Carbondale and permitted contractors.

Construction debris and other refuse will not be accepted at this location. Landscape waste should be loose; no plastic bags are allowed.

Burning is not allowed.

Anyone found dumping tree debris or landscape waste in unapproved areas will be prosecuted.

Information is available through the City’s radio station at 1620 AM and on the City’s website
www.explorecarbondale.com 

Thank you for your patience during this community-wide clean-up effort.

 

FINAL RECOVERY UPDATE - GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Residents are warned to be suspicious of vendors and contractors that are not from this area. All tree services and other vendors must have a permit from the City of Carbondale. Residents should ask to see a vendor’s permit and proof of insurance from anyone they hire. Do not pay cash in advance for services and report all concerns to the Carbondale Police Department at (618) 457-3200. Be advised that being in possession of a City permit does not guarantee that the business is legitimate.

A list of vendors is available for viewing on the City’s website at www.explorecarbondale.com and in the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall.

Parking on all residential streets is prohibited during daylight hours in order to allow access for removal of tree debris. Once a block has been cleared of tree debris on both sides of the street, street parking may resume on that block.

For statistical purposes only, residents should call Building and Neighborhood Services at (618) 457-3237 and report if the damage they sustained is not covered by insurance.

Property damage assessments have been completed. However, you may see City inspectors in your neighborhood conducting follow-ups. All City workers will have City-issued identification cards.

Rental property inspections previously scheduled by Building and Neighborhood Services are postponed unless there are safety concerns or a tenant calls for an inspection. Property managers are asked to call Building and Neighborhood Services at (618) 457-3237 to reschedule.

Residents and others are encouraged to send photographs of storm-related damage within the City of Carbondale to explorecarbondale@gmail.com. Some photos are currently available at www.illinoisoutage.com

Animals may experience stress during times of emergency. Family pets who are usually docile may become aggressive. Please exercise caution when approaching animals.

City Hall and all City services are operating under regular business hours.

The City thanks Ameren Utilities, Egyptian Electric and all other utility providers for their efforts during the recovery process.

Most City businesses including grocery stores, gas stations and restaurants are open. Remember to shop locally!

Information is available through the City’s radio station at 1620 AM and on the City’s website www.explorecarbondale.com. All recovery updates and news releases issued since May 8th are also available on the City’s website.

 

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CITY OF CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS
From the Office of Mayor Brad Cole
Friday, May 15, 2009
8:15 a.m.


CARBONDALE RECOVERY UPDATE - #14


Parking on all residential streets is prohibited during daylight hours in order to allow access for removal of debris. Once a block has been cleared of tree debris on both sides of the street, street parking may resume on that block.

All tree services and other vendors must have a permit from the City of Carbondale. Residents should ask to see a vendor’s permit and proof of insurance from anyone they hire. Be advised that being in possession of a City permit does not guarantee that the business is legitimate. A list of vendors is available on the City’s website at www.explorecarbondale.com.

For statistical purposes only, residents should call (618) 457-3235 and report if the damage they sustained is not covered by insurance. Property damage assessments are continuing city-wide. As they pass through the community, City workers will be distributing Recovery Updates. Updates are also available on the City’s website and on 1620 AM.

Rental property inspections previously scheduled by Building and Neighborhood Services are postponed unless there are safety concerns or a tenant calls for an inspection. Property managers are asked to call (618) 457-3237 to reschedule.

Residents and others are encouraged to send photographs of storm-related damage within the City of Carbondale to explorecarbondale@gmail.com. Some photos are currently available at www.illinoisoutage.com.

All tree debris must be placed at curbside by Memorial Day. After that date, removal of tree debris will be the responsibility of the property owner at their own expense. The City and city-contracted haulers are continuing to collect tree debris including branches and limbs. Tree debris should be placed at the front of the property between the sidewalk and the street. Do not block fire hydrants, streets, sidewalks, gutters, storm sewer inlets or water meter pits. Tree debris will also be collected from Carbondale businesses after collections in the residential areas have been completed. Business owners should also place debris curbside at the front of their property.

An approved dump site for tree debris remains in operation on E.T. Simonds property on North Oakland Avenue. Dumping is free. Access is available off U.S. 51 North via Ready Mix Road. The site will operate seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m.. Dumping at this location is limited to residents of the City of Carbondale and permitted contractors. Construction debris and other refuse will not be accepted.

Animals may also experience stress during times of emergency. Family pets who are usually docile may become aggressive. Please exercise caution when approaching animals.

Information is available through the City’s radio station at 1620 AM and on the City’s website www.explorecarbondale.com.

Mayor Brad Cole
City of Carbondale, Illinois
Post Office Box 2047
Carbondale, Illinois 62902-2047
Phone: (618) 457-3229
Website:
www.explorecarbondale.com  

 

CITY OF CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS
From the Office of Mayor Brad Cole
Thursday, May 14, 2009
8:30 a.m.

CARBONDALE RECOVERY UPDATE - #13

All tree debris must be placed at curbside by Memorial Day.

After Memorial Day, removal of tree debris will be the responsibility of and at the expense of the property owner.

The City and city-contracted haulers are continuing to collect tree debris including branches and limbs. Tree debris should be placed between the sidewalk and the street. Do not block fire hydrants, streets, sidewalks, gutters, storm sewer inlets or water meter pits.

Parking on all residential streets is prohibited during daylight hours in order to allow access for removal of debris. Once a block has been cleared of tree debris, street parking may resume on that block.

An approved dump site for tree debris and landscape waste is currently in operation on E.T. Simonds property on North Oakland Avenue. Dumping is free. Access is available off U.S. 51 North via Ready Mix Road. The site will operate seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m.. Dumping at this location is limited to residents of the City of Carbondale and permitted contractors. Construction debris and other refuse will not be accepted.

All tree services and other vendors must have a permit from the City of Carbondale. Residents should ask to see a vendor’s permit and proof of insurance from anyone they hire. Be advised that being in possession of a City permit does not guarantee that the business is legitimate. A list of vendors is available for viewing at City Hall.

Information is available through the City’s radio station at 1620 AM and on the City’s website www.explorecarbondale.com.

Mayor Brad Cole
City of Carbondale, Illinois
Post Office Box 2047
Carbondale, Illinois 62902-2047
Phone: (618) 457-3229
Website:
www.explorecarbondale.com  

 

CITY OF CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS
From the Office of Mayor Brad Cole
Thursday, May 14, 2009
8:15 a.m.

CARBONDALE RECOVERY UPDATE - #12

Parking on all residential streets is prohibited during daylight hours in order to allow access for removal of debris. Once a block has been cleared of tree debris, street parking may resume on that block.

Today the Illinois Department of Insurance and the Illinois Department of Human Services opened customer service centers in the Carbondale Civic Center. Ameren Utilities has discontinued its customer service center in the Civic Center.

All tree services and other vendors must have a permit from the City of Carbondale. Residents should ask to see a vendor’s permit and proof of insurance from anyone they hire. Be advised that being in possession of a City permit does not guarantee that the business is legitimate. A list of vendors is available for viewing at City Hall.

Property damage assessments are continuing city-wide. As they pass through the community, City workers will be distributing Recovery Updates. Updates are also available on the City’s website and on 1620 AM.

Residents and others are encouraged to send photographs of storm-related damage within the City of Carbondale to explorecarbondale@gmail.com. Some photos are currently available at www.illinoisoutage.com.

All tree debris must be placed at curbside by Memorial Day. After that date, removal of tree debris will be the responsibility of and at the expense of the property owner. The City and city-contracted haulers are continuing to collect tree debris including branches and limbs. Tree debris should be placed between the sidewalk and the street. Do not block fire hydrants, streets, sidewalks, gutters, storm sewer inlets or water meter pits.

An approved dump site for tree debris and landscape waste is currently in operation on E.T. Simonds property on North Oakland Avenue. Dumping is free. Access is available off U.S. 51 North via Ready Mix Road. The site will operate seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m.. Dumping at this location is limited to residents of the City of Carbondale and permitted contractors. Construction debris and other refuse will not be accepted.

Information is available through the City’s radio station at 1620 AM and on the City’s website www.explorecarbondale.com.

Mayor Brad Cole
City of Carbondale, Illinois
Post Office Box 2047
Carbondale, Illinois 62902-2047
Phone: (618) 457-3229
Website:
www.explorecarbondale.com 

 

 
CITY OF CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS
From the Office of Mayor Brad Cole
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
4:15 p.m.
CARBONDALE RECOVERY UPDATE - #11

Parking on all residential streets is prohibited during daylight hours in order to allow access for removal of debris. Once a block has been cleared of tree debris, street parking may resume on that block.

The Illinois Department of Insurance and the Illinois Department of Human Services have opened customer service centers in the Carbondale Civic Center for Thursday, May 14.

Significant progress has been made in the restoration of power throughout the community. However, some downed lines remain and residents are urged to remain extremely cautious. Lines that are currently dead may be re-energized unexpectedly. Ameren Utilities will discontinue its customer service center tonight at 8:00 p.m..

Property damage assessments are continuing city-wide. As they pass through the community, City workers will be distributing Recovery Updates. Updates are also available on the City’s website.

The City and city-contracted haulers are continuing to collect tree debris including branches and limbs. Tree debris should be placed between the sidewalk and the street. Place brush parallel to the roadway. Do not block fire hydrants, streets, sidewalks, gutters, storm sewer inlets or water meter pits. Collections will be repeated throughout the neighborhoods to make sure all tree debris is collected.

An approved dump site for tree debris and landscape waste is currently in operation on E.T. Simonds property on North Oakland Avenue. Dumping is free. Convenient access is available off U.S. 51 North via Ready Mix Road. The site will operate seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m.. Dumping at this location is limited to residents of the City of Carbondale and permitted contractors. Construction debris and other refuse will not be accepted.

City Hall and all city services remain open. The Eurma C. Hayes Child Care Center is also open.

Information is available through the City’s radio station at 1620 AM and on the City’s website www.explorecarbondale.com.

Mayor Brad Cole
City of Carbondale, Illinois
Post Office Box 2047
Carbondale, Illinois 62902-2047
Phone: (618) 457-3229
Website:
www.explorecarbondale.com  
 

CITY OF CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS
From the Office of Mayor Brad Cole
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
9:30 a.m.

Under the provisions of Carbondale Revised Code Section 1-2A-5.D.5 and the Declaration of Civil Emergency issued on Friday, May 8, 2009, and in accordance with the City of Carbondale Emergency Operations Plan (Legal Annex, Attachment 3, Item 3.j), I hereby prohibit all vehicle parking on all residential streets within the City of Carbondale effectively immediately to allow for access to remove debris. Violators may be ticketed and towed.

Once a block has been cleared of tree debris, street parking may resume on that block.

Ordered this 13th day of May, 2009.

Mayor Brad Cole
City of Carbondale, Illinois
Post Office Box 2047
Carbondale, Illinois 62902-2047
Phone: (618) 457-3229
Fax: (618) 457-3283
Website:
www.explorecarbondale.com
 

CITY OF CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS
From the Office of Mayor Brad Cole
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
8:15 a.m.

CARBONDALE RECOVERY UPDATE - #10

Significant progress has been made in the restoration of power throughout the community. However, some downed lines remain and residents are urged to remain extremely cautious. Lines that are currently dead may be re-energized unexpectedly. Ameren Utilities will continue to operate a customer service center at Carbondale City Hall until power is restored throughout the community. Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m..

Public Works personnel has begun flushing fire hydrants throughout the community.

Property damage assessments are continuing city-wide. For statistical purposes only, we ask that residents call (618) 457-3235 and report if the damage is not covered by insurance. As they pass through the community, City workers will be distributing Recovery Updates. Updates are also available on the City’s website.

The City is actively collecting tree debris including branches and limbs. Tree debris should be placed between the sidewalk and the street. Place brush parallel to the roadway. Do not block streets, sidewalks, gutters, storm sewer inlets or water meter pits. Limbs should be cut to a manageable size. Collections will repeated throughout the neighborhoods to make sure all tree debris is collected.

An approved dump site for tree debris and landscape waste is currently in operation on E.T. Simonds property on North Oakland Avenue. Dumping is free. Convenient access is available off U.S. 51 North via Ready Mix Road. The site will operate seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m.. Dumping at this location is limited to residents of the City of Carbondale and permitted contractors. Construction debris and other refuse will not be accepted at this location.

Residents are warned to be suspicious of vendors and contractors that are not from this area. All vendors must have a permit from the City of Carbondale. Be advised that being in possession of a City permit does not guarantee that the business is legitimate. Do not pay cash in advance for services and report all concerns to the Carbondale Police Department at (618) 457-3200. A list of permitted vendors is available for viewing at City Hall.

City Hall and all city services remain open. The Eurma C. Hayes Child Care Center is also open.

Information is available through the City’s radio station at 1620 AM and on the City’s website www.explorecarbondale.com.

Mayor Brad Cole
City of Carbondale, Illinois
Post Office Box 2047
Carbondale, Illinois 62902-2047
Phone: (618) 457-3229
Website:
www.explorecarbondale.com

 

CITY OF CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS
From the Office of Mayor Brad Cole
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
4:45 p.m.

CARBONDALE RECOVERY UPDATE - #9

Significant progress has been made in the restoration of power throughout the community. However, some downed lines remain and residents are urged to remain extremely cautious. Lines that are currently dead may be re-energized unexpectedly. Special thanks to all utility workers and contractors for Ameren Electric Utilities and Egyptian Electric for their efforts.

Property damage assessments are continuing city-wide. Over the next week you may see City workers in your neighborhood looking at properties, knocking on doors and asking questions. For statistical purposes only, we ask that residents call (618) 457-3235 and report if the damage is not covered by your insurance.

The City is actively collecting tree debris including branches and limbs. Tree debris should be placed between the sidewalk and the street. Place brush parallel to the roadway. Do not block streets, sidewalks, gutters, storm sewer inlets or water meter pits. If you cannot place debris curbside without blocking these areas, keep debris on private property just behind the sidewalk. Limbs should be cut to a manageable size. Collections will repeated throughout the neighborhoods to make sure all tree debris is collected.

An approved dump site for tree debris and landscape waste is currently in operation on E.T. Simonds property on North Oakland Avenue. Convenient access is available off U.S. 51 North via Ready Mix Road. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m.. Dumping at this location is limited to residents of the City of Carbondale and permitted contractors. Fees for dumping are $10 for a pickup truck load, $100 for a dump truck and $250 for a semi-trailer. Construction debris and other refuse will not be accepted at this location. Landscape waste should be loose; no plastic bags are allowed. In addition, anyone found dumping tree debris or landscape waste in unapproved areas will be jailed and prosecuted.

Residents are warned to be suspicious of vendors and contractors that are not from this area. All vendors must have a permit from the City of Carbondale. Residents are encouraged to ask to see a vendor’s permit before contracting with a company they do not know. Be advised that being in possession of a City permit does not guarantee that the business is legitimate. Do not pay cash in advance for services and report all concerns to the Carbondale Police Department at (618) 457-3200. City Hall will not be providing a list of permitted vendors, tree services or contractors. However, if information is needed on an individual vendor, residents may contact (618) 457-3280.

Many Carbondale businesses are open including grocery stores, gas stations and restaurants. Remember to shop locally! City Hall and all city services remain open.

Information is available through the City’s radio station at 1620 AM and on the City’s website www.explorecarbondale.com.

Mayor Brad Cole
City of Carbondale, Illinois
Post Office Box 2047
Carbondale, Illinois 62902-2047
Phone: (618) 457-3229
Fax: (618) 457-3283
Website:
www.explorecarbondale.com

 

CITY OF CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS
From the Office of Mayor Brad Cole
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
8:00 a.m.

CARBONDALE RECOVERY UPDATE - #8

The City is actively collecting tree debris including branches and limbs.

Tree debris should be placed between the sidewalk and the street. Do not block streets, sidewalks, gutters, storm sewer inlets or water meter pits. If you cannot place debris curbside without blocking these areas, keep debris on private property just behind the sidewalk.

Limbs should be cut to a manageable size. Landscape waste stickers are not necessary.

An approved dump site for tree debris and landscape waste has been established on E.T. Simonds property on North Oakland Avenue. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m.. Dumping at this location is limited to residents of the City of Carbondale and permitted contractors. Identification may be requested at the entrance gate. Fees for dumping are $10 for a pickup truck load, $100 for a dump truck and $250 for a semi-trailer.

Construction debris and other refuse will not be accepted at this location. Landscape waste should be loose; no plastic bags are allowed.

Burning is not allowed. In addition, anyone found dumping tree debris or landscape waste in unapproved areas will be jailed and prosecuted.

Information is available through the City’s radio station at 1620 AM and on the City’s website www.explorecarbondale.com.

Mayor Brad Cole
City of Carbondale, Illinois
Post Office Box 2047
Carbondale, Illinois 62902-2047
Phone: (618) 457-3229
Website:
www.explorecarbondale.com

 

CITY OF CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS
From the Office of Mayor Brad Cole
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
7:00 a.m.

CARBONDALE RECOVERY UPDATE - #7

Power is being restored in various areas throughout the City of Carbondale. Be extremely cautious around downed lines because lines that are currently dead may be re-energized unexpectedly. To prepare for power restoration and to protect your property, please unplug as many electric devices as possible. Once power is restored, wait an hour or so before using electrical devices to make sure the power is stabilized. Special thanks to all utility workers and contractors for Ameren Electric Utilities and Egyptian Electric for their efforts.

Ameren Utilities is operating a customer service center at Carbondale City Hall today. Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m..

Property damage assessments are continuing city-wide. Over the next week you may see City workers in your neighborhood looking at properties, knocking on doors and asking questions. All City workers will have City identification cards.

Residents are warned to be suspicious of vendors and contractors that are not from this area. All vendors must have a permit from the City of Carbondale. Residents are encouraged to ask to see a vendor’s permit before contracting with a company they do not know. Do not pay cash in advance for services and report all concerns to the Carbondale Police Department at (618) 457-3200. A list of permitted vendors is available at Carbondale City Hall.

City Hall and all city services remain open. The City’s refuse collection and recycling program is operating on the normal schedule.

Information is available through the City’s radio station at 1620 AM and on the City’s website www.explorecarbondale.com.

Mayor Brad Cole
City of Carbondale, Illinois
Post Office Box 2047
Carbondale, Illinois 62902-2047
Phone: (618) 457-3229
Website:
www.explorecarbondale.com
 

CITY OF CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS
From the Office of Mayor Brad Cole
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
6:00 a.m.

CARBONDALE RECOVERY UPDATE - #6

The boil water order for Carbondale has been lifted effective immediately.

The order was issued as a precaution to ensure public health following the storm and a change in the City’s water source. There have been no reported health concerns and the water quality has been tested to be within acceptable standards, as approved by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, which is normal for the City’s water supply.

Information is also available through the City’s radio station at 1620 AM and on the City’s website www.explorecarbondale.com.

Mayor Brad Cole
City of Carbondale, Illinois
Post Office Box 2047
Carbondale, Illinois 62902-2047
Phone: (618) 457-3229
Website:
www.explorecarbondale.com

 

CITY OF CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS
From the Office of Mayor Brad Cole
Monday, May 11, 2009
4:45 p.m.

CARBONDALE RECOVERY UPDATE - #5

The City began collecting tree debris including branches and limbs today. Tree debris should be placed between the sidewalk and the street. Do not block streets, sidewalks, gutters, storm sewer inlets or water meter pits. If you cannot place debris curbside without blocking these areas, keep debris on private property just behind the sidewalk. Limbs should be cut to a manageable size. Landscape waste stickers are not necessary.

An approved dump site for tree debris and landscape waste has been established on property immediately west of the E.T. Simonds building on North Oakland Avenue. Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m.. Dumping at this location is limited to residents of the City of Carbondale, permitted contractors and the City. Identification may be requested at the entrance gate. Fees for dumping are $10 for a pickup truck load, $100 for a dump truck and $250 for a semi-trailer. Landscape waste should be loose; no plastic bags are allowed.

Burning is not allowed. In addition, anyone found dumping tree debris or landscape waste in unapproved areas will be prosecuted.

Construction debris and other refuse will not be accepted at this location.

For general information, contact the City of Carbondale non-emergency line at (618) 549-5021. Information is also available through the City’s radio station at 1620 AM.

MAYOR BRAD COLE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
200 South Illinois Avenue
PO Box 2047
Carbondale, Illinois 62902-2047
(618) 457-3229
www.explorecarbondale.com

 

CITY OF CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS
From the Office of Mayor Brad Cole
Monday, May 11, 2009
4:30 p.m.

CARBONDALE RECOVERY UPDATE - #4

Power is being restored in various areas throughout the City of Carbondale. Be extremely cautious around downed lines because lines that are currently dead may be re-energized unexpectedly. To prepare for power restoration and to protect your property, please unplug as many electric devices as possible. Once power is restored, wait an hour or so before using electrical devices to make sure the power is stabilized.

Ameren utilities will be operating a customer service center at Carbondale City Hall through Wednesday. Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m..

Property damage assessments are continuing city-wide. Over the next week you may see City workers in your neighborhood looking at properties, knocking on doors and asking questions. All City workers will have City identification cards.

Residents are warned to be suspicious of vendors and contractors that are not from this area. All vendors must have a permit from the City of Carbondale. Residents are encouraged to ask to see a vendor’s permit before contracting with a company they do not know. Do not pay cash in advance for services and report all concerns to the Carbondale Police Department at (618) 457-3200. A list of permitted vendors is available at Carbondale City Hall.

Use caution at intersections where traffic signals may not be working. Traffic from all directions should come to a complete stop at each unlit intersection.

City Hall and city services remain open.. The City’s refuse collection and recycling program is operating on the normal schedule.

Information is available through the City’s radio station at 1620 AM and on the Carbondale Police Department website at carbondalepolice.com and on the City’s website explorecarbondale.com.

MAYOR BRAD COLE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
200 South Illinois Avenue
PO Box 2047
Carbondale, Illinois 62902-2047
(618) 457-3229
www.explorecarbondale.com

 

CITY OF CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS
From the Office of Mayor Brad Cole
Monday, May 11, 2009
9:15 a.m.

CARBONDALE RECOVERY UPDATE - #3

The City will begin collecting tree debris including branches and limbs beginning today, Monday, May 11.

Tree debris should be placed between the sidewalk and the street. However, do not block streets, sidewalks, gutters, storm sewer inlets or water meter pits. If you cannot place debris curbside without blocking these areas, keep debris on private property just behind the sidewalk.

Limbs should be cut to a manageable size. Landscape waste stickers are not necessary at this time.

Construction debris and other refuse will not be accepted by City crews.

Private contractors will be utilized by the City, in addition to City employees. The State of Illinois will be providing assistance through the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois Department of Corrections. This will be the first phase of collection throughout the City.

For general information, contact the City of Carbondale non-emergency line at (618) 549-5021. Information is also available through the City’s radio station at 1620 AM.

MAYOR BRAD COLE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
200 South Illinois Avenue
PO Box 2047
Carbondale, Illinois 62902-2047
(618) 457-3229
www.explorecarbondale.com

 

CITY OF CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS
From the Office of Mayor Brad Cole
Monday, May 11, 2009
9:00 a.m.

CARBONDALE RECOVERY UPDATE - #2

Ameren utilities will open a customer service center at Carbondale City Hall. Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m..

Damage assessment has been started city-wide. You may see City workers in your neighborhood looking at properties, knocking on doors and asking questions. All City workers will have City Identification cards.

The City will begin collecting tree debris including branches and limbs beginning today, Monday, May 11. Tree debris should be placed at curbside. Do not block streets, sidewalks, gutters, storm sewer inlets or water meter pits. Limbs should be cut to a manageable size. Landscape waste stickers are not necessary. Construction debris and other refuse will not be accepted.

Residents are warned to be suspicious of vendors and contractors that are not from this area. All vendors should have a permit from the City of Carbondale or Jackson County. City permits may be obtained in the City Clerk’s Office at no fee. Businesses providing tree services or debris removal may also register to assist the City with those tasks. Again, residents are encouraged to ask to see a vendors permit before contracting. Do not pay cash in advance for services and report all concerns to the Carbondale Police Department at (618) 457-3200.

Use caution at intersections where traffic signals may not be working. Traffic from all directions should come to a complete stop at each unlit intersection.

City Hall and city services will be open on Monday as usual. The City’s refuse collection and recycling program is operating on the normal schedule.

A boil water order remains in effect for Carbondale until further notice. This affects water provided to all Carbondale residents as well as water customers in the South Highway Water District, Lakeside Water District, Crab Orchard Water District, Buncombe Water District and Southern Illinois University. Boil all water used for human consumption. This will include all water used for drinking, cooking and even water used while brushing your teeth. Additional advisories will be issued as needed.

For general information, contact the City of Carbondale non-emergency line at (618) 549-5021. Information is also available through the City’s radio station at 1620 AM.

MAYOR BRAD COLE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
200 South Illinois Avenue
PO Box 2047
Carbondale, Illinois 62902-2047
(618) 457-3229
www.explorecarbondale.com

 

NEWS RELEASE
CITY OF CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS
From the Office of Mayor Brad Cole
Saturday, May 9, 2009
3:30 p.m.

CARBONDALE STORM DAMAGE UPDATE

A curfew throughout the City of Carbondale continues today. All persons should be off the streets and in their homes by no later than 8 p.m.. Exceptions are only for persons traveling to or from work or for vehicular traffic traveling through or leaving the City. All bars and package liquor stores are ordered to remain closed all day. Restaurants may remain open for food service only but liquor sales are not allowed. The curfew extends through 8 a.m. on Sunday, May 10.

Use caution at intersections where traffic signals may not be working. Traffic from all directions should come to a complete stop at each unlit intersection.

A boil water order remains in effect for Carbondale until further notice. This affects water provided to all Carbondale residents as well as water customers in the South Highway Water District, Lakeside Water District, Crab Orchard Water District, Buncombe Water District and Southern Illinois University. Boil all water used for human consumption. This will include all water used for drinking, cooking and even water used while brushing your teeth. Additional advisories will be issued as needed.

The City will begin collecting tree debris including branches and limbs on Monday. Tree debris should be placed at curbside. Do not block streets, sidewalks, gutters or storm sewer inlets. Limbs should be cut to a manageable size. Landscape waste stickers are not necessary. Construction debris and other refuse will not be accepted.

The City’s refuse collection and recycling program is operating on the normal schedule. City Hall and city services will be open on Monday as usual.

Although volunteers are appreciated, volunteers are not needed at this time to help City crews and are asked to help their neighbors first. Watch for downed power lines and exercise care when using chain saws. Power lines are down all over the community and extreme caution is urged. Do not drive over power lines. If there is a line down, do not assume the line is dead. Power lines may still be live even on lines in areas where power is out.

For general information, contact the Carbondale Police Department non-emergency line at (618) 457-3200. Information is also available through the City’s radio station at 1620 AM.

MAYOR BRAD COLE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
200 South Illinois Avenue
PO Box 2047
Carbondale, Illinois 62902-2047
(618) 457-3229
www.explorecarbondale.com

 

CITY OF CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS
From the Office of Mayor Brad Cole
Saturday, May 9, 2009
9:00 a.m.

CARBONDALE STORM DAMAGE UPDATE - CURFEW CONTINUES

A curfew throughout the City of Carbondale continues today. All persons should be off the streets and in their homes by no later than 8 p.m.. Exceptions are only for persons traveling to or from work or for vehicular traffic traveling through or leaving the City. All bars and package liquor stores are ordered to remain closed all day. Restaurants may remain open for food service only but liquor sales are not allowed. All other license liquor establishments are prohibited from selling or serving liquor. The curfew extends through 8 a.m. on Sunday, May 10 and may be re-issued as needed on a daily basis.

Use caution at intersections where traffic signals may not be working. Traffic from all directions should come to a complete stop at each unlit intersection.

A boil water order remains in effect for Carbondale. This affects water provided to all Carbondale residents as well as water customers in the South Highway Water District, Lakeside Water District, Crab Orchard Water District, Buncombe Water District and Southern Illinois University. Boil all water used for human consumption. This will include all water used for drinking, cooking and even water used while brushing your teeth. Additional advisories will be issued as needed.

Food and water may be available in some local grocery stores. Gasoline may also be available at some local gas stations and convenient stores. However, information on which grocery stores and gasoline stations providing service has not been confirmed.

For general information, contact the American Red Cross. Limited shelter is available at Our Savior Lutheran Church at 700 South University. Residents who can provide for themselves are asked to stay at home so those persons who have suffered serious damage or have lost their homes can utilize the shelter space.

Although volunteers are appreciated, volunteers are not needed at this time to help City crews and are asked to help their neighbors first. Watch for downed power lines and exercise care when using chain saws. Power lines are down all over the community and extreme caution is urged. Do not drive over power lines. If there is a line down, do not assume the line is dead. Power lines may still be live even on lines in areas where power is out.

MAYOR BRAD COLE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
200 South Illinois Avenue
PO Box 2047
Carbondale, Illinois 62902-2047
(618) 457-3229
www.explorecarbondale.com

 

CITY OF CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS
NEWS RELEASE
May 8, 2009

CITY DECLARED 9 P.M. CURFEW

Under the provisions of Illinois Compiled Statutes and the Carbondale City Code, City Manager Allen Gill has proclaimed a disaster emergency in the City due to the severe wind damage and power outages from today’s storm.

A 9 p.m. curfew has been declared. Persons on the street after that hour will be subject to arrest. Exceptions will be made solely for people going to or from work or vehicular traffic traveling through or leaving the City. All bars and package liquor stores are ordered to close at 8:30 p.m.. This curfew will extend through 6 a.m. on Saturday.

Due to extended power outages, the City water plant will be drawing water from the old City reservoir rather than Cedar Lake. Therefore, residents may notice a somewhat different taste and odor to the water. Residents are assured that the water is safe to drink. Further advisories will be issued as necessary.

As of this time, the City still has no reports of serious injuries resulting from this storm. Minor traffic disruptions have occurred. City Manager Gill expressed his appreciation to residents for their patience and cooperation. City crews will be doing everything possible to restore traffic and maintain water and sewer service.

Allen D. Gill
City Manager
City of Carbondale
200 South Illinois Avenue
PO Box 2047
Carbondale, Illinois 62902-2047
(618) 457-3226
www.explorecarbondale.com
 

NEWS RELEASE
CITY OF CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS
MAY 8, 2009

CITY OF CARBONDALE STORM DAMAGE ADVISORY

The City of Carbondale experienced widespread tree and limb damage due to powerful winds which swept through the community earlier today. Numerous trees are down causing widespread electrical outages and damage to buildings. Residents are urged to remain in their homes, check on family and neighbors if necessary, but otherwise please stay off the streets. Avoid driving if at all possible. If you must drive, use extreme caution due to debris in streets, lack of traffic signals at intersections and live power lines throughout the community. Utility crews and City crews will be working throughout the night to attempt to clear streets. Residents are also urged to stay away from trees and limbs in the street as they may contain power lines. Do not attempt to move or clear any type of wire laying on the ground. If someone is in need of emergency assistance, call 911.

Allen D. Gill
City Manager
City of Carbondale
200 South Illinois Avenue
PO Box 2047
Carbondale, Illinois 62902-2047
(618) 457-3226
www.explorecarbondale.com
 

 

 

List of those people who are currently holding permits to do cleanup work in the City of Carbondale.

NEWS RELEASE
CITY OF CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS
DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT
JULY 10, 2009

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CARBONDALE POST STORM CLEAN UP REPORT

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Repairs and clean up continue six weeks after the May 8th storm that hit Carbondale and much of Southern Illinois. Most of the trees that were uprooted and damaged have been removed. However there remain a number of properties where work on removal of debris is continuing. The City of Carbondale completed the pick up of all storm related tree debris that was properly placed out to the front street by Memorial Day. It is now the responsibility of property owners and residents to make arrangements to remove all such storm debris to an approved disposal site. Neighborhood Inspectors with the Building and Neighborhood Services Division are providing notice to residents and property owners that have not yet removed tree and limb debris from their property. Notices require that the debris be removed and properly disposed of within ten days.

According to Development Services Director Mike Pierceall, “Inspectors are finding a number of vacant properties in which the owners have not taken action to cut and remove the storm related tree debris. Efforts are being made to contact the owners to advise them of the time line to comply. In those instances where we don’t get voluntary compliance the City will remove the debris and file appropriate liens on the property to recover the costs incurred.” Also, a number of residents have placed tree limbs, stumps and other debris out after the City completed the storm recovery pick up. It is now the resident’s and property owner’s responsibility to dispose of the debris.

There also remain houses and other structures whose roofs were damaged from the storm. Homeowners, contractors and others are reminded to check with the City before initiating repairs to see if the extent of repairs and work will require a building permit to be obtained. The damage assessments noted widespread damage to roofs directly resulting from the storm. Replacement of shingles and minor repairs will not require a permit but roofs that sustained structural damage requiring new roof decking and sheathing will require a permit to be obtained. Roofing repair should be made by qualified roofing contractors who are licensed in the State of Illinois. Also, a number of power lines and service meters were damaged. City ordinances require all electrical work to be performed by an electrician licensed by the City of Carbondale. The City does maintain a listing of such licensed contactors.

There are also a number of businesses that sustained damage to their business signs from the storm. Businesses are advised that they are required to either make the repairs or remove signs that sustained major damage.

 

 

Repairs and clean up continue six weeks after the May 8th storm that hit Carbondale and much of Southern Illinois. Most of the trees that were uprooted and damaged have been removed. However there remain a number of properties where work on removal of debris is continuing. The City of Carbondale completed the pick up of all storm related tree debris that was properly placed out to the front street by Memorial Day. It is now the responsibility of property owners and residents to make arrangements to remove all such storm debris to an approved disposal site. Neighborhood Inspectors with the Building and Neighborhood Services Division are providing notice to residents and property owners that have not yet removed tree and limb debris from their property. Notices require that the debris be removed and properly disposed of within ten days. 

According to Development Services Director Mike Pierceall, “Inspectors are finding a number of vacant properties in which the owners have not taken action to cut and remove the storm related tree debris. Efforts are being made to contact the owners to advise them of the time line to comply. In those instances where we don’t get voluntary compliance the City will remove the debris and file appropriate liens on the property to recover the costs incurred.” Also, a number of residents have placed tree limbs, stumps and other debris out after the City completed the storm recovery pick up. It is now the resident’s and property owner’s responsibility to dispose of the debris.

There also remain houses and other structures whose roofs were damaged from the storm. Homeowners, contractors and others are reminded to check with the City before initiating repairs to see if the extent of repairs and work will require a building permit to be obtained. The damage assessments noted widespread damage to roofs directly resulting from the storm. Replacement of shingles and minor repairs will not require a permit but roofs that sustained structural damage requiring new roof decking and sheathing will require a permit to be obtained. Roofing repair should be made by qualified roofing contractors who are licensed in the State of Illinois. Also, a number of power lines and service meters were damaged. City ordinances require all electrical work to be performed by an electrician licensed by the City of Carbondale. The City does maintain a listing of such licensed contactors.

There are also a number of businesses that sustained damage to their business signs from the storm. Businesses are advised that they are required to either make the repairs or remove signs that sustained major damage.

For further information regarding building and permit requirements contact the Building and Neighborhood Services Division at 457-3237.

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Michael Pierceall, Director
Development Services Department
City of Carbondale, Illinois
Post Office Box 2047
Carbondale, Illinois 62902-2047
Phone: (618) 457-3257
Website: www.explorecarbondale.com

 

 

 
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