City Newsletter for October, 2020

by | Oct 7, 2020 | City Newsletter

Beggars Night

The Children’s Halloween Party sponsored by the VFW and the Hill-Dodge Bank has been cancelled this year due to Covid safety

Dates to Remember  

City Hall be closed on Oct. 12th for Columbus Day.

The October Council Meeting is October 28 at Warsaw City Hall at 5:30 p.m.

Unused or expired medication can be turned in for safe disposal at Warsaw City Hall, 210 North 4th Street Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Needles or Syringes are not allowed.

The City Hall Lobby remains closed, however we can be reached by phone for inquires or appointments at 217-256-3214. Please put payments in the drop box and call ahead to make arrangements for permit pick ups


Mike Heisler Mayor

Ward 1
Tyler McLaughlin
217-430-8723 Truman Phillips
217-242-9480 Ward 2
Kim Nagel
217-256-3484 David Krum
319-795-7864 Ward 3
Alan Leffler
217-256-3515 Linda Schrader
Hancock County
Sheriff Department
217-357-2115 or 911 Warsaw City Hall
217-256-3214 Warsaw Public Utilities


The City Council will meet Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. at Warsaw City Hall, 210 N 4th Street

City of Warsaw Newsletter


There have been many questions as to whether the city is cancelling Halloween. We are not.

Trick-or-Treat hours in the City of Warsaw will be Saturday, October 31, from 4-7. We are extending the hours due to the cancellation of the costume contest.

We believe that trick-or-treating can be accomplished safely. Treats are individually wrapped and sealed. The outdoors allows for social distancing. Human beings are social animals, and traditions and rituals are important for psychological health and the overall well-being of the community.

Here is what we ask:

  1. Residents participating in handing out candy, please put your porch light on. If you are uncomfortable handing out candy, please leave your porch light off.
  2. We ask you to consider wearing a mask (not the Halloween kind) if you are closely interacting with others.
  3. Do not leave bowls of candy on your porch that multiple people will touch.
  4. If you are uncomfortable with your child trick-or-treating, it is always your choice as a parent not to send them.
  5. We encourage everyone to participate in social distancing to the extent possible, and it is possible when you are walking around outdoors.
  6. Enjoy Halloween. Be safe. We can participate in trick-or-treating while still taking the necessary precautions and respecting the concerns and decisions of others who may not be comfortable participating.


Warsaw Water Department

Online payments can be made for a fee at:                                                

Reminder:  The date for water shut off for non payment of past due amount is Thursday, October 22 at 9:00 a.m.  If water service is shut off, a $100 reconnect fee is charged.

WCC Selling Official 2021
St Louis Cardinal and Chicago Cubs Calendars

If you are looking for a great gift for the baseball fan in your life, the WCC has something for you!  It’s the official 2021 St. Louis Cardinals Calendar and we are taking orders now.  Order by November 16th for delivery beginning early December just in time for Christmas!  We are also offering Cubs Calendars this year!  In a special promotion, the Cardinals are offering their calendars as a fund raiser and for each $16 calendar sold, they will give the WCC $7. The Cubs do not offer the fundraiser promotion so the Cubs calendars will be $20.  The deadline to order calendars is November 16, 20.  We can ship them for $18 or $23.  You can call City Hall to sign up at 217-256-3214

Food Pantry Needs

The Warsaw Food Pantry is the second Wednesday of the month from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Bott Community Center. Contact Karen Torbeck at 217-256-4438 or Stephanie Doyle at 217-430-3410

The St. Paul’s Church Food Pantry is held the third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For emergency request, call 217-575-0045.

The First Warsaw Presbyterian Church, 210 South 4th Street sponsors a “Blessing Box”,   located on the north side of the church by the steps.  We encourage those who need food or other sundries to come to the box and take what you need. Items will be added such as gloves, hats, socks, school supplies, etc. Please feel free to take what you need.

Ordinance 896 Burning/Leaf Burning

No leaf burning is to take place on any blacktop surface of any road or street with in the city.  Leaves may be burned during daylight hours only when attended if there has been a rain within the past five (5) days, and if the wind is blowing less than 10 miles per hour.  There is no leaf burning in the business district from Clay to Lafayette Streets.  Please consider the elderly and those with allergy’s when burning.  Please take care of your leaves by NOT raking in the curb or streets. There is no burning after dark.

There is No burning in burning barrels unless covered with screen or mesh

Nothing but LANDSCAPE waste can be burned, NO paper, or boxes, etc.

There is no burning at any time with in 25 feet of any property line.

Pre-filing Notice

Notice is hear by given that the office of Kathy Thompson, City Clerk Warsaw City Hall, 210 N 4th Street will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Beginning Monday, December 14, 2020 through Monday, December 21, 2020 for the purpose of accepting candidate petitions or certificates for the Consolidated Election to be held on April 6, 2021 for the following offices:

Mayor 4-year term

City Clerk 4- year term

City Treasurer 4-year term

Alderman Ward One 4-year term

Alderman Ward Two 4-year term

Alderman Ward Three 4-year term

Nomination papers, including a nominating petition, statement of candidacy, loyalty oath and statement of economic interest for candidates are available on after September 22, 2020


Dog Ownership

The city has been contacted about numerous dogs in violation of City Ordinance 612.

All dogs MUST have a valid city tag, which can be purchased at City Hall for $5.00 annually.

All dogs are required to be on a leash when leaving their property.

Dog owners found to be in violation of the ordinance are subject to fines. Loose dogs can be reported to the Hancock County Sheriff for dispatch of Animal Control officers.

House Watch Request

A House Watch Request  is available for those leaving town due to vacation, leaving for the winter, etc. Contact the Hancock County Sheriff Department at 217-357-2115. Forms are available at Warsaw City Hall.


Riverfront Camping

Camping at Riverfront Park is open beginning May 29. Fees for camping can be paid at City Hall by calling 217-256-3214 or there is a drop box at the park. Remember to use social distancing per guidelines. Riverfront park is licensed by the Illinois Health Department.