City Newsletter for February, 2021

The next Warsaw City Council Meeting is  February 24 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Warsaw City Hall.

City Hall is closed Monday, February 15 for Presidents Day.

Mike Heisler Mayor

Ward 1
Tyler McLaughlin

Truman Phillips

Ward 2
Kim Nagel

David Krum

Ward 3
Alan Leffler

Linda Schrader

Hancock County
Sheriff Department
217-357-2115 or 911

Warsaw City Hall

Warsaw Public Utilities

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.

Hello Warsaw,

Believe it or not it’s almost fireworks time again.   The Thump Junkie Pyro Crew has been busy through the winter on the beginning preparations for this year’s show.   It will be held at the Warsaw Fairground on July 10, 2021.

I truly hope everyone enjoyed last year’s show as much as we enjoyed putting it on.  Some of the enhancements that we have made for this year’s show include almost doubling the amount of launching equipment we have so we can add more of the special effects everyone loves.  We also doubled the wattage of the sound system for the event.  All of these things were done at our expense so we can spend every penny of donated money on the fireworks themselves.

We would like to raise $5000 for this year’s show in order to make it even better than last year.  Our fireworks display is 100% volunteer so every penny donated goes directly into fireworks for the show.  We currently have $350 in the fireworks account and I would like to thank everyone that has already donated, but I am afraid a bit more will be required.  Donations can be made at Warsaw City Hall or at the Hill Dodge Bank.  We purchase the fireworks at the end of April to take advantage of early bird specials and this also allows the time needed to put the show together.

Volunteers are severely needed as well.  Due to military deployment we are losing one of our most reliable members for this year.  And with such a small crew that makes a huge impact on us.

There is a ton of work that goes into show prep and setting up, ranging from putting up barricades, building props, to helping wire the fireworks to the shooter modules and about everything in between.  And fireworks tend to be a bit messy so there is a ton of cleanup the next day.  If someone has a pull behind yard vac or rake that would be outstanding.   80% of the prep for the show is done in advance at my shop though.

Thank you in advance,

Thomas Bell and the Thump Junkie Pyro Crew

Warsaw Water Bill Payments

The City of Warsaw Water Department is accepting debit/credit cards along with on line water bill payments.  A payment service fee is added by the Utility Bill Company pending the balance of your bill.  Go to the following address to set up your account  Water bill shut off date is February 25 for residence who are 2 months late on water bill payments.

Dog Licenses and UTV/Golf Cart/ATV Licenses

2021 UTV/Golf Cart  Registration Renewals are available to purchase at Warsaw City Hall, 210 North 4th Street. The cost to renew licenses are $40. Copies of renewal insurance cards and driver licenses are needed for file also.  AVT registrations are available at City Hall.  Copies of insurance cards and drivers license is required.

2021 Dog Licenses are available at Warsaw City Hall, 210 North 4th Street.  The cost for a dog license is $5.00.

Food Pantry Needs

The Warsaw Township Food Pantry wishes to thank all the people who have donated food and or money to the Food Pantry.  Sincere thanks also to those who volunteer and help on the give away day.  The Food Pantry distributes food every second Wednesday of the month between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. at the Bott Community Center, 705 Lafayette Street. For more information contact Karen Torbeck at 217-256-4438, Stephanie Doyle at 217-440-3410 or the Bott Community Center at 217-256-4593.

The St Paul’s Episcopal Church Food Pantry, 240 South 4th Street, is held the third Saturday of each month, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. For emergency requests, please call 217-575-0045. We deliver to those who are homebound or who cannot carry the food box.

The First Warsaw Presbyterian Church,  210 South 4th Street sponsors a Blessing Box located on the north side of the church by the steps.  Please feel free to take what you need.

Other News

Are you registered to vote for the April 6, 2021 election?  You can register at Warsaw City Hall, 210 N 4th Street.  You will need to re-register to vote if you have moved, even across the street or next door, or changed your name.  Two forms of ID is needed.


This is a reminder, unused or expired medication can be disposed of 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. No syringes are allowed.