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2014 Press Releases
 
Burn Weekend Schedule Download Me! download  
2013 Press Releases
 
Spring Leaf Collection 2013 Download Me! download  
 
Electric Aggregation Download Me! download  
 
Keep Centralia Beautiful Clean Up Download Me! download  
 
Fall City Wide Clean Up Download Me! download  
 
Next Burn Weekend September 7th & 8th Download Me! download  
 
Fall Leaf Collecton 2013 Download Me! download  
 
Trick or Treat 2013 Download Me! download  
 
Special Burn Hours Download Me! download  
 
Additional Burn Dates and Hours Download Me! download  
 
Snow Emergency Download Me! download  
 
Christmas Tree Pick Up Download Me! download  


2012 Press Releases
 
Announcement of Burn Weekends for 2013 Download Me! download  
 
Christmas Tree Collection Download Me! download  
 
RR Crossing Closure for October 3rd Download Me! download  
 
Trick or Treat 2012 Download Me! download  
 
Fall City Wide Clean Up Announcement Download Me! download  
 
Schedule Change for Bagged Yard Waste and Limb Collection Download Me! download  
 
Map for Updated Yard Waste Collection Schedule  
 
Spring City Wide Cleanup-White Good Addition Download Me! download  
 
Next Burn Weekend April 14 & 15 Download Me! download  
 
Spring City Wide Curbside Cleanup 2012 Download Me! download  
 
Next Burn Weekend March 3rd & 4th Download Me! download  
 
4th of July Parade Registration Form Download Me! download  



2011 Press Releases
 
 
Burn Weekends for 2012 Announced Download Me! download  
 
Leaf Collection Ends & Special Burn Weekend 12-6-11 Download Me! download  
 
Leaf Collection For Fall Starts 10-17-11 Download Me! download  
 
City Wide Cleanup Scheduled for Oct. 3-7 Download Me! download  
 
Burning for September, October, and November 2011 Download Me! download  
 
Trick or Treat Scheduled for 10-28-11 Download Me! download  
 
Special Burn Press Release 6-21-11 Download Me! download  
 
Special Burn Weekend Saturday May 14 and Sunday May 15 and Saturday May 21 and Sunday May 22 Download Me! download  
 
VA 4th of July Parade Seeking Participants 5-2-2011 Download Me! download  
 
CORRECTIONS with Automated Trash Collection Flyers Download Me! download  
 
Special Burn Weekend Saturday April 30th and Sunday May 1st Download Me! download  
 
Spring Leaf Collection Ending April 29 Download Me! download  
 
Special Limb Collection May 9 through May 13 Download Me! download  
 
Automated Trash Collection 4-13-11 Download Me! download  
 
Trash Cart Informational Flyer 4-13-11 Download Me! download  
 
Burn Press Release 3-28-11 Download Me! download  
 
Veteran Affiars Committee Formation 3-17-11 Download Me! download  
 
Spring Leaf Collection 4-4-11 through 4-29-11 Download Me! download  
 
Special Burn Weekend 2-19 & 2-20 Download Me! download  
 
Limb Collection 2-3-11 Download Me! download  
 
Burning Press Release 2-2-11 Download Me! download  
 
Ice Storm Press Release 2-2-11 Download Me! download  
 
Snow Emergency Press Release 1-19-2011 Download Me! download  
 
Christmas Tree Pickup 1-4-11 Download Me! download  
 
Burn Press Release 1-3-11 Download Me! download  
 
Snow Emergency 1-19-11 Download Me! download  


2010 Press Releases
 
 
Burn Press Release 8/30/10 Download Me! download  
 
Burn Press Release 11-30-10 Download Me! download  
 
Sanitation Service Change in Corporate Ownership 10/4/10 Download Me! download  
 
Trick-or-Treat 2010 Download Me! download  
 
Leaf Collection Press Release 9-28-10 Download Me! download  
 
City Wide Fall 2010 Cleanup Oct. 11 - 15 Download Me! download  
Court Decision Clarification

Clarification on Recent Marion County Circuit Court Sentences for Minors to Perform Public Service

 

As of today, it has been reported that Judge Michael D. McHaney of the Marion County Circuit Court had converted the sentences of minors who were sentenced to public service work at the animal shelter operated by the Centralia Humane Society. Due to some concerns brought to the attention of the Court, those so sentenced will complete their public service work elsewhere.

 

The City of Centralia wants to clarify that the animal shelter to which the Court refers is not the shelter operated by the City of Centralia located at 853 Woods Lane. The City’s animal shelter is separate from that operated by the Humane Society and currently the City does not offer public service for minors.

 

If you have any questions about the press release or the Animal Shelter operated by the City of Centralia, feel free to call the Office of the City Manager at (618)533-7622.

 


City Wide Cleanup Week April 26th through April 30th, 2010

 

The City of Centralia would like to announce that this year’s spring city wide cleanup event is scheduled for Monday, April 26th through April 30th, 2010. The curbside pickup of unwanted household items will take place on the same day as regular scheduled trash pickup. Items should be set out no more than 3 days prior to your scheduled pick up day. Participation is limited to single-family residences, town homes, condominiums and apartments that do not exceed four units per building. All items are to be placed on the curb by 6 a.m. on the assigned pickup day. 

Any item(s) not longer than 5 feet or more than 50 pounds left at the curbside at any of the above defined residential units will be picked up except for the following:

  1. Yard waste, including grass clippings, leaves, brush and tree material
  2. Household refuse/garbage that should be put out for normal collection
  3. Large quantities of rocks, concrete and construction materials including roofing materials, siding and lumber (no more than a 5 gallon bucket)
  4. Large appliances such as freezers, refrigerators, stoves, washing machines, dryers, etc. even if broken up, cut up, crushed or flattened 
  5. Tires or cans of paint
  6. Large automobile parts such as engines and transmissions
  7. Lawnmowers or small engines which still contain gasoline or oil
  8. DO NOT mix with trash to be picked up on normal collection days and DO NOT pile items on top of other items. Crews WILL NOT sort through material. If an unapproved item is on top of an approved item, your items will not be collected.

Residents are also asked to place smaller items in a container such as a box or a bag. Please consider recycling any cardboard, glass, aluminum and paper products at Clean & Green’s Recycling Center located on West McCord Street.

All items must be at the curb by 6:00 AM on your normal garbage pickup day. The route WILL ONLY BE COVERED ONCE, NO EXCEPTIONS. This is a service provided by the City of Centralia. The City requests each resident’s cooperation in this project.

 


 
Collection Routes Change in October


Effective October 5, 2009 collection routes for garbage, refuse yard wastes and city wide cleanup will change for some citizens in Centralia. Veolia ES Solid Waste Management L.L.C. will be implementing the new collection routes in efforts to improve service delivery and expedite collection processes. The north eastern portion of the City will begin to receive collection services on Monday. These will be streets north of McCord Street and east of the Canadian National Amtrak. Tuesday collections will be west of the Canadian National Amtrak and north of Seventh Street. Wednesday routes will be streets west of Lincoln, south of McCord and north of Calumet. Thursday routes will be the south east portion of the City collecting streets south of McCord Street and east of Lincoln Boulevard. Friday collections will be streets south of Calumet and west of Pleasant Street.

For more information or general inquiries on collection schedules or services, please contact Veolia toll free at (888)-867-8066. Residents may also contact the City Yards (618)-533-7640 or City Hall (618) 533-7623 with additional inquiries.

 


No Yard Waste Pickup for the Week of August 17-21

The City of Centralia and contractor Midwest Waste will not be collecting yard waste for the week of August 17-21. Citizens will still receive trash collection services for these dates and yard waste collection will resume the following week of Monday, August 24.


Certified Local Government

The City of Centralia is pleased to announce that the City has recently acquired Certified Local Government (CLG) status.  This past winter, the City of Centralia and the Centralia Preservation Commission applied to acquire CLG status from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency (IHPA) in order to better serve the interests of those who value the preservation of our historic landmarks and buildings.  Obtaining CLG Status would enable our Commission to participate in the various training and educational opportunities that come from belonging to a larger network of preservation commissions within the State.  Furthermore, the financial resources available from IHPA would help assist in the implementation of our local preservation programs.  Owners of historic homes or buildings can apply for the property tax assessment freeze program and tax credits through the IHPA. 

 

City Wide Cleanup Week April 13th through April 17, 2009

The City of Centralia would like to announce that this year’s spring city wide cleanup event is scheduled for Monday, April 13th through April 17, 2009. The curbside pickup of unwanted household items will take place on the same day as regular scheduled trash pickup. Participation is limited to single-family residences, town homes, condominiums and apartments that do not exceed four units per building. All items are to be placed on the curb by 6 a.m. on the assigned pickup day.

Any item(s) not longer than 5 feet or more than 50 pounds left at the curbside at any of the above defined residential units will be picked up except for the following:

  1. Yard waste, including grass clippings, leaves, brush and tree material
  2. Household refuse/garbage that should be put out for normal collection
  3. Large quantities of rocks, concrete and construction materials including roofing materials, siding and lumber (small amounts will be taken)
  4. Large appliances such as freezers, refrigerators, stoves, washing machines, dryers, etc. even if broken up, cut up, crushed or flattened 
  5. Tires or cans of paint
  6. Large automobile parts such as engines and transmissions
  7. Lawnmowers or small engines which still contain gasoline or oil
  8. DO NOT mix with trash to be picked up on normal collection days and DO NOT pile items on top of other items. Crews WILL NOT sort through material. If an unapproved item is on top of an approved item, your items will not be collected.

Residents are also asked to place smaller items in a container such as a box or a bag. Please consider recycling any cardboard, glass, aluminum and paper products at Clean & Green’s Recycling Center located on West McCord Street.

All items must be at the curb by 6:00 AM on your normal garbage pickup day. The route WILL ONLY BE COVERED ONCE, NO EXCEPTIONS. This is a service provided by the City of Centralia. The City requests each resident’s cooperation in this project.


 
The Centralian Fall 2008 - Centralia's Official Newsletter Download Me! download  

Next Open Burning Weekend on December 6th & 7th


The next approved open burn weekend will be on Saturday, December 6th and Sunday, December 7th from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. It is legal to burn landscape waste only. Landscape waste is defined as being dry leaves, trimmings from trees and shrubs, tree limbs and branches, vines and the like. Landscape waste does not include grass clippings, green trimmings or branches or wet leaves. There are no additional burn weekends for 2008. The City will release a schedule of burn weekends for 2009 in late December.

 

It is important to remember that all fires must be attended by a responsible adult. The residents of the City are reminded that many persons in the community are adversely impacted by smoke on account of asthma and other illnesses, injury or disease. All residents are urged to utilize the leaf removal and yard waste collection services provided by the City to the fullest extent possible and to burn landscape waste in such a manner to create as little smoke as possible. Any open burning may be halted and extinguished by the City Manager, Fire Chief, Police Chief or their agents if they determine that the burning is being conducted in an illegal or unsafe manner, or unsafe place, or constitutes a danger to surrounding property or nearby structures, or which is creating unreasonable quantities of smoke. Open burning may not take place on any City street, roadway, alley or manhole cover. Burning in ditches is allowed but it is recommended that the leaves are not stockpiled in the ditch too many days prior to the burn in order to not impede drainage of storm water.

 

Recreational fires are allowed for entertainment and to cook, but require a permit issued by the City Fire Department. This permit costs $5.00 and must be applied for in writing at least 24 hours prior to the planned recreational fire. Only six (6) such recreational fire permits will be allowed annually for each residence. The fire may be no larger than six (6) feet by six (6) feet.

 

If you have any questions about the rules that govern burning, feel free to call the Office of the City Manager at (618)533-7622 or view the ordinance on the City website at www.cityofcentralia.org. An open burn permit for a recreational fire may also be downloaded from the City website.

 

Leaf Vacuuming for Fall Season to End on December 12, 2008

 

A & D Disposal will finish up the leaf vacuuming service for the Fall season, which commenced on Monday, October 13, 2008, as of Friday, December 12, 2008. If you have leaves after this date you are asked to bag those in approved landscape waste bags. A&D will continue to collect landscape waste and limbs each week throughout the year in approved bags. These bags can be placed next to your garbage for collection. City Manager Grant Kleinhenz stated, "The City appreciates everyone’s cooperation in raking their leaves and using the service. Very few problems were encountered and those that were found were corrected. The City also appreciates the fact that the leaf burning restrictions and guidelines have been followed for the most part by citizens. We hope to continue improvement in the leaf collection service during 2009". 

 

The leaf vacuuming service will commence for the Spring season sometime in late March and will last for a period of approximately four weeks. For more information, feel free to contact the City Manager’s Office at (618)533-7622. If you have questions about procedure for the program or wish to find your day for collection refer to the City website located at www.cityofcentralia.org .



Trick or Treat Night

 

Mayor Rebecca Ault would like to announce that this year’s Trick-or-Treat Night for the City of Centralia will be on Friday, October 24th from 6 to 8 p.m. for children 12 years of age and under.  Please be aware that rain does not cancel Trick-or-Treat; parents are urged to use their own judgment if inclement weather is present.



A & D Disposal to Commence with Leaf Vacuuming for Fall of 2008

 

A & D Disposal will start the leaf vacuuming service for City residents of Centralia as of Monday, October 12, 2008.  The vacuuming service will last until December 5, 2008.  The service will follow established routes that were used in the spring 2008 (see website at www.cityofcentralia.org for map).  The usual landscape waste and limbs will continue to be collected every week in approved paper bags.

The following are simple rules that we ask each resident to follow to make the process as smooth as possible:

1. Please rake your leaves to within four (4) feet of the curb but DO NOT place leaves on the street or in the gutter as they will clog the storm drains.

2. Please DO NOT place leaves behind or near obstacles such as mailboxes, trees, hedges, fences, etc.  If there are any obstacles preventing your leaves from being picked up, they WILL NOT be picked up.

3. Please avoid parking vehicles in front of piles of leaves on the day that they are to be collected.  The vacuum trucks require a MINIMUM of forty five (45) feet of curb access to safely operate.  If a vehicle blocks access to the leaves, they WILL NOT be picked up.

4. Please DO NOT mix trash, yard waste such as limbs, weeds, grass or any other material with the leaves.  Yard waste mixed with leaves causes safety concerns and equipment malfunction.  These items should be placed in approved paper bags for weekly collection or bundled properly.

Due to the noise created by the leaf vacuuming, leaf collection will generally begin at 7:00 am and will end by 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday.  If for any reason your leaves are not picked up on the regularly scheduled day (due to weather, equipment malfunction or a holiday) they will be picked up on that Saturday.  A & D Disposal and the City of Centralia are committed to making this process successful and ensuring that a quality service is provided.  If you have any concerns, feel free to call City Hall at 533-7622, Public Works at 533-7640 or A & D Disposal at 548-9908.



City Wide Cleanup Week October 13th through October 17, 2008

The City of Centralia would like to announce that this year’s fall city wide cleanup event is scheduled for October 13th through October 17, 2008. The curbside pickup of unwanted household items will take place on the same day as regular scheduled trash pickup. Participation is limited to single-family residences, town homes, condominiums and apartments that do not exceed four units per building. All items are to be placed on the curb by 6 a.m. on the assigned pickup day. 

Any item(s) not longer than 5 feet or more than 50 pounds left at the curbside at any of the above defined residential units will be picked up except for the following:

  1. Yard waste, including grass clippings, leaves, brush and tree material
  2. Household refuse/garbage that should be put out for normal collection
  3. Large quantities of rocks, concrete and construction materials including roofing materials, siding and lumber (small amounts will be taken)
  4. Large appliances such as freezers, refrigerators, stoves, washing machines, dryers, etc. even if broken up, cut up, crushed or flattened
  5. Any type of metal post, pipe, swing set, antenna, etc.
  6. Tires or cans of paint
  7. Large automobile parts such as engines and transmissions
  8. Lawnmowers or small engines which still contain gasoline or oil
  9. DO NOT mix with trash to be picked up on normal collection days and DO NOT pile items on top of other items. Crews WILL NOT sort through material. If an unapproved item is on top of an approved item, your items will not be collected.

Residents are also asked to place smaller items in a container such as a box or a bag. Please consider recycling any cardboard, glass, aluminum and paper products at Clean & Green’s Recycling Center located on West McCord Street.

All items must be at the curb by 6:00 AM on your normal garbage pickup day. The route WILL ONLY BE COVERED ONCE, NO EXCEPTIONS. This is a service provided by the City of Centralia. The City requests each resident’s cooperation in this project.

Also, please join area familes, churches and school groups in the City-wide cleanup, on Saturday Morning, October 18th.  Volunteer groups will meet at the VFW Shelter in Fairview Park at 8:30 a.m.  Call Bev Virobik at 532-8430 to pre-register your group, or just show up!


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HAWKINS, INC. REPORTS

ACQUISITION OF NEW FACILITY

 

On July 14, 2008 Hawkins, Inc. (Nasdaq: HWKN) announced the purchase of a 77,000 square foot facility on 10 acres in Centralia. The facility will be primarily used for expansion of the Company’s lactate and other food ingredient manufacturing capacity within its Industrial Group, with the Water Treatment Group using the location as a branch office for its operations as it expands its geographic coverage. It is expected that the facility will be fully operational in the summer of 2009.

Chief Executive Officer, John R. Hawkins, commented, "We have enjoyed significant growth in the volumes of our manufactured specialty food products. As we searched for new capacity and strived to be closer to our raw material suppliers and customers for this product line, we are pleased to have found this existing structure in this strategic location. This acquisition will ultimately allow us to free up capacity at our Minneapolis site for other business growth opportunities." John Sevenich, Vice President-Industrial Group, added, "The facility has everything we need, including adequate rail car siding capacity, which is critical to keeping our supply transportation costs down. We intend to have a state-of-the art specialty chemical manufacturing facility when we are finished with the build-out of this site." 

Hawkins, Inc. provides a full range of bulk industrial products complemented with the technical competence and innovation to formulate and blend specialty chemicals. The Company sells and services related products and equipment to safely dispense chemicals in highly controlled environments.

Hawkins serves customers in a wide range of industries, including chemical processing, electronics, energy, environmental services, food processing, metal finishing, pharmaceutical, medical devices, pulp and paper, and water treatment.

Hawkins is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Company operates 18 facilities in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, South and North Dakota and Wisconsin and services customers in Upper Michigan and Wyoming as well.

Mayor Rebecca Ault recently toured the headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota and welcomed Hawkins, Inc. to Centralia. "We are appreciative of the quality employment they will bring to our area and look forward to a strong relationship between the company and the community." 


 

The discussion above contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements by their nature involve substantial risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially depending on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, the following: our ability to pass through cost increases in raw materials and energy, competition from other chemical companies, seasonality and weather conditions, costs and difficulties with our new enterprise resource planning system, the

hazards of chemical manufacturing, natural disasters, downturns in our customers’ industries, actual growth in our products’ markets, changes in our customers’ products, compliance with applicable laws and regulations, our ability to meet quality specifications, the adequacy of our insurance coverage, our ability to attract and retain key personnel, our ability to complete and integrate future acquisitions, and future terrorist attacks. Additional information with respect to the risks and uncertainties faced by Hawkins may be found in, and the prior discussion is qualified in its entirety by, the Risk Factors contained in Part I, Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 30, 2008, as updated by subsequent SEC filings.

 

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