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Carbondale to Receive Fire Prevention Grant

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 - 10:08am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
November 29, 2017

CARBONDALE TO RECEIVE FIRE PREVENTION GRANT 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The Carbondale Fire Department has been awarded a $2,135 fire prevention grant by FM Global.

The award will be presented to the Fire Department at Fire Station #2 located at 401 N. Glenview Drive on Tuesday, December 5 at 12:30 p.m. 

The grant will be used to cover the costs of a new Sparky costume. The fire dog is the department’s mascot which is used to assist with fire prevention education and outreach throughout the community.

With fire being the leading cause of property damage worldwide, in the last 40 years, FM Global has contributed millions of dollars in fire prevention grants to fire service organizations around the world. Locally, the company has awarded grants to a number of Illinois-based organizations.

To learn more about FM Global’s Fire Prevention Grant Program and other resources for fire service, visit www.fmglobal.com/fireservice.

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

 

Lights Fantastic Parade Detours & Closures

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 - 2:30pm

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
November 28, 2017

LIGHTS FANTASTIC PARADE DETOURS & CLOSURES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The 27th Annual Lights Fantastic Parade returns to downtown Carbondale on Saturday, December 2.

The parade will begin promptly at 6 p.m. along Mill Street and will travel north on Illinois Avenue to Town Square.

Parade goers are encouraged to arrive early to avoid road closures and detours along Illinois Route 13 and U.S. Highway 51 from 5-8 p.m.

West Bus Service and Jackson County Mass Transit will provide rides to the parade from Murdale Shopping Center, University Mall, SIU Arena and Student Center. Buses will pick up passengers every 15 minutes between 4-6 p.m. Buses will return passengers following the parade.

For a complete list of detours and road closures, visit the Carbondale Lights Fantastic Parade Facebook page or the City’s website www.explorecarbondale.com.

The Detour Map is available here.

 

 

City of Carbondale Encourages Residents to Participate in Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 - 8:40am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
November 21, 2017

CITY OF CARBONDALE ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN GIVING TUESDAY  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale is encouraging residents to participate in Giving Tuesday on November 28.

Every year, the City provides financial support for several nonprofit organizations in the community. This includes the Boys and Girls Club, Attucks Community Services, Carbondale Main Street, Good Samaritan Ministries, The Women’s Center, Carbondale Community Arts, I Can Read and WDBX Community Radio.

Giving Tuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving to kick off the holiday giving season.

To participate in Giving Tuesday, visit www.southernillinoisgivingtuesday.org. All charitable donations are tax deductible.

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

 

City of Carbondale to Host Community Tree Lighting Ceremony

Monday, November 20th, 2017 - 3:50pm

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
November 20, 2017

CITY OF CARBONDALE TO HOST COMMUNITY TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale is kicking off the Lights Fantastic Parade a few days early with a special Community Tree Lighting Ceremony on Monday, November 27.

The ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. in front of City Hall located at 200 S. Illinois Avenue.

The tree, donated by George Sheffer of Murdale True Value, will be lit every night at 5 p.m. throughout the holiday season.

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

City of Carbondale Encourages Residents to Recycle Old Trash Cans

Sunday, November 19th, 2017 - 11:26am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
November 17, 2017

CITY OF CARBONDALE ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO RECYCLE OLD TRASH CANS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – Carbondale residents who find themselves with unneeded trash cans following the new trash cart rollout have several options to choose from.

Residents can keep their old can and use it for other purposes; pass it on to someone who needs it; bring it to Southern Recycling (wheels and metal must be removed); or make a note on it asking City workers to take it to the landfill.

If you would like to give your trash can a new home, a site has been set up by Keep Carbondale Beautiful behind Hickory Lodge at 1115 W. Sycamore Street for “Trash Can Give Away.” Residents can leave cans in the back corner of the parking lot, next to the shed. Anyone in need of a free trash can is invited to come take one.

If you have questions or would like more information, contact the City’s Maintenance and Environmental Services Office at (618) 457-3275.

Carbondale Fire Department to Present Check to SIH Cancer Institute

Thursday, November 16th, 2017 - 9:08am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
November 16, 2017

CARBONDALE FIRE DEPARTMENT TO PRESENT CHECK TO SIH CANCER INSTITUTE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale Fire Department will present the SIH Cancer Institute with a $600 check from its breast cancer t-shirt sales on Friday, November 17.

Members of the media are invited to attend a check presentation at Fire Station #2 located at 401 N. Glenview Drive at 10 a.m.

Representatives from SIH and the Carbondale Fire Department will be available for interviews. 

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

Carbondale Veterans Day Ceremony

Friday, November 3rd, 2017 - 3:43pm

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
November 3, 2017

CARBONDALE VETERANS DAY CEREMONY 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE –
Southern Illinois University and VFW Post 2605 are teaming up to host a Veterans Day Ceremony to honor the brave men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

The event will be held at Veterans Memorial Plaza (corner of Washington and E. Main Streets) at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 10.

There will be opening remarks by SIU President Randy Dunn, a keynote address by SIU Chancellor Carlo Montemagno and a proclamation by Carbondale Mayor John “Mike” Henry.

If you have questions or would like more information about this event, contact Southern Illinois University Army ROTC Office Manager Tammy Sanders at (618) 453-5786.

City of Carbondale to Receive Finance Award

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 - 9:18am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
October 31, 2017

CITY OF CARBONDALE TO RECEIVE FINANCE AWARD 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE –
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the City of Carbondale the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget.

In order to receive the award, the City must publish a budget document that meets program criteria as a policy document, financial plan, operations guide and communication device. 

Budgets must be rated as “proficient” in all four categories as well as 14 other mandatory criteria within those categories.

This is the 31st  year the City has received the award. 

A PDF version of the budget can be accessed on the City’s website at www.explorecarbondale.com.

The award will be presented to the Finance Director on Tuesday, November 7 at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.

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

City of Carbondale to Conduct Housing Survey for Rehabilitation Program

Friday, October 27th, 2017 - 8:57am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
October 27, 2017

CITY OF CARBONDALE TO CONDUCT HOUSING SURVEY FOR REHABILITATION PROGRAM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – In an effort to continue to bring grant funding to the community, the City of Carbondale will be conducting a housing survey in northeast Carbondale to help determine a target area for future rehabilitation grants.

City staff will be conducting door-to-door surveys from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. now through November.

The survey will consist of demographics and economic and housing-related questions that are required by the state for housing rehabilitation assistance. Surveys will take approximately five minutes to complete.

All of the information gathered will be used solely for statistical analysis and will be kept confidential in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-579). Residents are encouraged to participate.

If you would like more information about this program or to be added to a mailing list for future housing grants, contact Carbondale Senior Planner Travis Taylor at (618) 457-3233 or ttaylor@explorecarbondale.com.

Carbondale Fire Department to Host Fire Truck Dedication

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 - 11:22am

The Carbondale Fire Department is hosting an official dedication and wet down ceremony for Fire Truck 7 on Wednesday, October 18.

The event will be held at Fire Station #2 (401 N. Glenview Drive) beginning at 1:30 p.m.

The public is encouraged to participate in this event.

Light refreshments will be served following the ceremony.

If you have questions or would like more information, contact the Carbondale Fire Department Administrative Office at (618) 457-3234.

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