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City of Carbondale Enforces Regulations for Vacation Units

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 - 1:42pm

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
March 28, 2017

THE CITY OF CARBONDALE ENFORCES REGULATIONS FOR VACATION RENTAL UNITS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – With vacation season right around the corner, the City of Carbondale wants to remind residents about new regulations for Vacation Rental Units.

The ordinance, passed by City Council in December, requires residents to obtain a license through the City’s Development Services Department when transient guests are staying at a Vacation Rental Unit for less than 30 consecutive days.

Some of these units are being listed on popular websites like Airbnb, Vacation Rentals by Owner and HomeAway.com.

Applications are available online at www.explorecarbondale.com

If you have questions or would like more information about the licensing and approval process, contact City Planner Travis Taylor at (618) 457-3233 or ttaylor@explorecarbondale.com

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City of Carbondale Announces Branding Campaign

Monday, March 27th, 2017 - 11:05am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
March 27, 2017

THE CITY OF CARBONDALE ANNOUNCES COMMUNITY-WIDE BRANDING CAMPAIGN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale is excited to announce its hired North Star Destination Strategies, Inc. to develop a city-wide brand. But, we need your help uncovering and telling Carbondale’s unique story.

The branding process includes both quantitative and qualitative research that will be gathered from focus groups, community meetings, survey instruments and interviews with local and regional leaders.

What makes Carbondale so unique? We want to hear from you.

To get involved and learn more about this project, visit www.brandingcarbondaleil.com

North Star is located in Nashville, Tenn. where they work exclusively on community and state-wide branding campaigns. In the past 16 years, North Star has completed more than 200 unique branding projects.

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

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Network Company Driver Applications Available

Monday, March 20th, 2017 - 4:17pm

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
March 20, 2017

TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANY DRIVER APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE IN CLERK’S OFFICE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – Individuals looking to drive for a transportation network company (TNC) in Carbondale can now pick up an application in the City Clerk’s Office.

Applicants must provide a copy of their Illinois driver’s license, proof of insurance coverage meeting the state requirements outlined in 625 ILCS 57/1 et seq. and pay $45 for a criminal history check.

In addition, a vehicle safety inspection form signed by a City-certified ASE-approved mechanic must be submitted at the time of application. A registry of approved ASE-certified mechanics is available in the Clerk’s Office.

Once those requirements have been met, the City Clerk will issue qualified drivers a TNC license and a vehicle sticker valid through the end of the year. Both items must be present in the vehicle at all times.

Applications are available online at www.explorecarbondale.com

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

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CARBONDALE TO HOST ECLIPSE BUSINESS FORUMS

Monday, March 20th, 2017 - 8:04am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
March 20, 2017

THE CITY OF CARBONDALE TO HOST ECLIPSE BUSINESS FORUMS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale is teaming up with Carbondale Tourism, Carbondale Main Street and the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce to host a series of eclipse forums for area businesses.

The forums will be held on Monday, March 27 and Thursday, March 30 from 2-3:30 p.m. in Room 116 of the Carbondale Civic Center. Both forums will cover the same information, so attendance at both is not required.

Topics of discussion include business preparations, parking and transportation, getting around town, volunteering and vendor opportunities.

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

Participants are encouraged to complete the online survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DYCXW9Q prior to the forum. The meeting will also be streamed live at https://youtu.be/5Y51Atsvr7U.

For more information, contact Carbondale Tourism at (618) 529-4451 or visit www.carbondaleeclipse.com.

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City of Carbondale Release New Water Bill Format

Thursday, March 16th, 2017 - 11:20am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
March 16, 2017

THE CITY OF CARBONDALE INTRODUCES NEW WATER BILL FORMAT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The next time a Carbondale resident receives a water bill in the mail, it may look a little different.

Water bills will now come in a letter format, folded and in a sealed envelope as opposed to the old postcard format. Customers will receive a pre-addressed envelope with their bill. However, a stamp will still be required.

The City hopes the new format will help cut down on a number of delivery issues.

Payments can still be made at City Hall, online at www.explorecarbondale.com, by mail or at select area banks (First Southern Bank, First Bank, First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust and The Bank of Carbondale).

If you have questions or would like more information, contact the City’s Water Office at (618) 457-3265.

City of Cabondale to Hold Press Conference

Friday, March 10th, 2017 - 3:02pm

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
March 10, 2017

THE CITY OF CARBONDALE TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale will hold a press conference today at 3:30 p.m. in Room 103 of the Carbondale Civic Center.

City leaders will release information about the shooting that happened Thursday near the Eurma C. Hayes Center.

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

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Fire Department Warns Residents Of Possible Phone Scam

Thursday, March 9th, 2017 - 8:18am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
March 9, 2017

 

THE CARBONDALE FIRE DEPARTMENT WARNS RESIDENTS OF POSSIBLE PHONE SCAM

CARBONDALE – The Carbondale Fire Department wants to warn residents about a possible impersonation scam circulating throughout the community.

A resident recently reported receiving a call from a person who claimed to work for the Carbondale Fire Department. The caller wanted to know if the resident had a smoke detector, fire extinguisher and escape plan.

Residents are reminded that firefighters do not call homeowners and try to sell them anything.

If you receive a call like this, contact the Carbondale Police Department at (618) 457-3200. Never give out any personal information over the phone such as credit or debit card number. When in doubt, hang up.

For more information, contact Carbondale Public Relations Officer Amy Fox at (618) 559-1939 or afox@explorecarbondale.com.

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Boost Mobile Set for Friday, March 3, 2017

Friday, March 3rd, 2017 - 8:33am

MEDIA ADVISORY
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Boost Mobile Set for Friday, March 3, 2017

The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the opening of a Boost Mobile location with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m., Friday, March 3, at 891 E. Grand in Carbondale

Boost Mobile is a nationwide provider of low-cost cell phone service and data plans. The Carbondale store is located in the Grand Avenue Mall.

Representatives of the media, city officials and Carbondale Community are invited to attend.

 

LEWIS LANE TRAFFIC CLOSURE

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 - 4:19pm

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
February 22, 2017

LEWIS LANE TRAFFIC CLOSURE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE –Lewis Lane (between W. Walnut St. and E. College St.) will be closed to through traffic on Thursday, February 23 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.

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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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