With a short agenda, the Tampico Board of Commissioners convened for their first meeting of 2023 on Tuesday, January 3rd. A change in the way the Village will collect and dispose of E-waste was presented by Public Works Supt. Tyler Chriest.
Previously Village residents have been allowed to drop off items year-round to the trailers located behind the Reagan Community Center. Chriest said the practice caused a lot of issues including finding space for items. Starting immediately, the Village will coordinate collection dates with Prophetstown to streamline the process of collecting and disposing of E-waste. Instead of year-round drop-offs, residents will have two days; Saturday, April 22nd and Saturday, September 23rd for drop-offs. A new location is also part of the plan with residents asked to bring items to the Village Garage located at 103 E. 4th St. between 9:00 and Noon. Items should no longer be dropped behind the RCC. Residents do have another new option to dispose of items immediately by taking them to the Whiteside County Highway Department, 18819 Lincoln Rd., Morrison, Monday-Friday from 7:00A – 3:30PM. The county recently opened this drop off site, which is available to all county residents.
Mayor Kris Hill reported the Girl Scouts are having their cookie sales December 14th through January 28th. They’ll also be selling door to door and at stands February 24th through March 19th. Hill asked the community to please support local Girl Scouts.
Whiteside County has announced that the Building and Zoning Office has been relocated from the County Courthouse to the County building located on U.S. Route 30 west of Morrison.
The new “Helping Others Holiday Gifting” program, which allows community members to help pay the village utility bill of others, was utilized by a few community members in the past month. The program will now be available year-round. Contact the Village Hall office with any questions. The donation can be recognized or anonymous.
Board members reviewed the list of members required to file a Statement of Economic Interest. The information will be sent to Whiteside County Clerk, Dana Nelson who will mail forms to each individual in the near future.
ComEd has prepared an information sheet for dealing with Winter Storms and Plummeting Temperatures. The sheet contains cold weather tips and contact information for any emergency situation. Residents may pick up a copy at Village Hall.
Mayor Hill reported that Dan Eyrich’s (AroundPtown) father has passed away. She said the Village appreciates Dan and all he does to support the Village, and will send him and his family condolences.
The next regular meeting of the Tampico Village Council is Scheduled for Tuesday, January 17 at 7:00 PM in the Reagan Community Center located at 202 W. Second Street.