Iles Park Conversation – Saturday November 14, 1-3pm

We have the stone pavilion reserved, and members of the IPNA Board, along with Ward 6 Alderwoman Kristin DiCenso, will be there from 1-3pm on Saturday, November 14. We are having this instead of the formal meeting and in the open air due to the pandemic.

Neighborhood residents and property owners are welcome to come down and have a conversation about any issues, concerns or just to talk and meet the Officers of the Iles Park Neighborhood Association. We welcome your ideas, changes or topics…

The playground will be open, but the pavilion building will be winterized so the BATHROOMS will be CLOSED. The Park District is cleaning and reserving the Building as a Favor to IPNA.

Iles Park NA President Michelle Coffin will be down there rain or shine. We hope you will join us! 😀

Download minutes of the September 21 meeting…

#SpringfieldParkDistrict #ilesparkneighborhoodassociation

City of Springfield Hazardous Waste Drop-Off – Saturday Nov 7 – voucher required!

The City of Springfield, in collaboration with the Illinois Environment Protection Agency (IEPA), is hosting a voucher-only residential Household Hazardous Waste Collection event on Saturday, November 7 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. Since this event is in conjunction with the IEPA, the drop off event is offered to ALL Illinois residents. In order to participate, residents will need to request a voucher from the City of Springfield’s Office of Public Works. Vouchers will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Residents MUST have a voucher in hand or available on a mobile device to drop off items. Please note: You must be an Illinois resident to participate in the program. This is only open to residential households. This program is not open to organizations or businesses.

Springfield-hazardous-waste-2020-Press-Release

Requesting a Voucher

To request a voucher from the City of Springfield Office of Public Works, please go online at www.springfield.il.us/hhw to reserve your spot today or call 217.789.2255.

Voucher Facts

At the time of reservation, you will be given the option to choose your own time slot. You can then choose to have your voucher emailed or you can print from home or work. Registration will end as soon as all time slots are filled. On the day of the drop off, if you arrive early, miss your time slot, or misplace your voucher, you will be sent to an overflow traffic lane and will have to wait for the next available time slot.

Time & Location for Collection

  • Saturday, November 7, 8am – 3pm Only come during your predetermined time.
  • Illinois State Fairgrounds (Taintor Rd.). Enter through Gate 6 and proceed to Lot 21 by following signs and traffic wardens. Exit through Gate 7 after household hazardous waste has been delivered.

Acceptable items at the collection include:
• Acids/Corrosives
• Aerosol paints
• Antifreeze/coolant
• Cleaning products
• Drain cleaners
• Fertilizers
• Fluorescent tubes/compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL)
• Fuel additives/cleaners
• Hobby chemicals
• Insecticides/pesticides/herbicides
• Lawn chemicals
• Lead acid or Lithium batteries
• Mercury thermostats & thermometers
• Oil based paints
• Old & outdated medications/pharmaceuticals
• Old gasoline
• Paint thinners/strippers
• Pool chemicals
• Solvents
• Used motor oil
Note: Latex/acrylic paint is not a hazardous waste and will not be accepted at the collection. To learn how to properly dispose, please visit the City of Springfield’s webpage www.springfield.il.us/hhw

Residents who have questions regarding the program or any items listed or not listed may contact the Office of Public Works at 217.789.2255 or e-mail public.works@springfield.il.us.

Iles Park Monthly Meeting September 21, 6pm

The Iles Park Neighborhood Association will meet September 21 at 6pm.

We’ll meet at Iles Park under the trees – bring a lawn chair and plan to social distance.

Agenda

  • Elections
  • Status of Iles Park renovations, Derek Harms
  • Other status updates

Download the new flyer…
Minutes from March 2, 2020…

HAVE YOU RENEWED YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR 2020?
Dues are only $10 a year and support a healthier and safer neighborhood!
Membership form: https://www.ilespark.org/wp-content/uploads/IPNA-membership-form.pdf

Complete Your Census – It’s Important!

Shape the future for your family and community.

The U.S. Constitution requires that every decade we count our nation’s population. By April 1, every household will receive a notice to complete the 2020 Census and be counted.

Responding is important.

You can shape the future for yourself, your family, and your community for the next 10 years. Data collected in the 2020 Census will inform the distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funds to states and communities each year. Businesses, community leaders, and local governments use census data to create jobs, ensure public safety preparedness, and support community initiatives.

Results of the census impact funding for things like:

  • Schools and education
  • Health care facilities
  • Housing assistance
  • Public transportation
  • Child and adult food assistance programs
  • Assistance for people transitioning out of homelessness
  • Career and technical education grants
  • Medicare Part B

Everyone at your address should be counted.

It is important to count every person living in your household, even if they are staying only temporarily. This includes relatives, nonrelatives, and children as young as one day old.
You should respond at the address where you are living or staying on Census Day—April 1, 2020.

Our kids are important.

An estimated 5 percent of kids under the age of five were missed in the 2010 Census. At about 1 million babies and young children, that’s the largest undercount of any age group. The 2020 Census helps determine which areas qualify for the critical resources that children and families depend on for the next 10 years—basically an entire childhood! During those years, their communities could receive less funding for schools, parks, SNAP/WIC, hospitals, transportation, and other things kids need.

Responding is easy and secure.

Responding to the census takes just a few minutes. Simply answer a handful of questions online, by phone, or by mail. The Census Bureau encourages renters and recent movers to complete their forms right away, online or by phone, in case paper forms get lost in the mail.

All responses are confidential and protected by law. Your personal information can never be shared with law enforcement agencies or property managers, and it cannot be used against you in any way.

More Information

2020Census.gov…

Download Census 101…

Download the Fact Sheet About Complex Households…

Download Why We Ask Each Question…

Download Counting Young Children…

Download General FAQs…

Iles Park – Updates for May

Due to the coronavirus, there will be no meeting in May.

Governor extends stay at home order through May with modifications…

What can you do to help?

Ringing in Springfield – daily 7pm tribute to medical personnel, first responders and service workers

Hearts for Healthcare Signs and Tees

Put a sign in your yard!

Across the country hundreds of hospitals and their foundations are making great strides to address the challenges of supply shortages, facility inefficiencies and a great strain on our healthcare workers. It is our mission to not only show our support through an inspiring community-wide display of signs, but to also provide funds to the foundations that represent those hospitals on the front lines of the current pandemic facing America. Get more information, purchase your own sign, or make a donation at https://www.heartsforhealthcare.com/

Stay at home and wear protective gear when you need to go out

 

Springfield Branch Pickup, Yard Waste, Large Item Pickup, Clean Your Inlets

 

SPRING BRANCH PICKUP STARTS MAY 4

NEIGHBORHOODS RECEIVE ONLY 1 PICKUP!

Crews will work in specified areas of the city each week and pass through each area ONLY ONCE:

Southeast area

  • Area south of South Grand Avenue and east of Walnut Street
  • Properties around Lake Springfield
  • Branches set out by 7:00 a.m. the morning of May 18

Alternative to City Pickup – free until March 2021

Evans Recycling
2100 J. David Jones Parkway
Monday-Friday, 7am-5pm
Saturday, 7am-noon
Proof of residency required. NOT for commercial contractors!

 


Yard Waste / Leaf Pickup begins April 6

The program will operate for a year, during which stickers will NOT be required. The program is run by the city’s contractor, Republic Services.

  • Must be placed curbside – no alley pickup.
  • Paper yard waste/leaf bags or hard rigid plastic containers.
  • Plastic containers must be clearly marked with “Yard Waste” or “YW”.
  • Containers cannot be more than 30 gallons and weigh no more than 50 pounds.
  • Only include grass clippings, leaves, weeds, plant trimmings and/or small twigs and branches.
  • Smaller branches and twigs may be broken up and treated as yard waste.
  • NO plastic bags or contamination: food, rocks, dirt, large branches, flower pots/trays, animal droppings and street waste. If contaminants are found, yard waste will not be collected.

Iles Park is in the South Zone

Crews will alternate every other week in each “zone”. Crews work from west (earlier in the week) to east (later in the week).
South Zone: south of South Grand Avenue and Old Jacksonville Road, including residential properties around the lake
North Zone: north of South Grand Avenue and Old Jacksonville Road

Map & Pickup Schedule

https://www.springfield.il.us/Departments/PublicWorks/leafPickup.aspx

Yard Waste Alternatives

  • Evans Recycling:
    • April 6 to Saturday May 9, residents can drop off their yard waste bags for free.
    • After Saturday, May 9, drop off will cost $1 per bag.
    • 2100 J. David Jones Parkway
    • Monday – Friday 7am – 5pm
    • Saturdays 7am – noon
  • Mulching leaves and grass
    • Consider mulching your leaves and grass as you maintain your lawns.

Missed Pickup?

Email SpringfieldYW@republicservices.com.
All other inquiries, please contact Public Works at 217.789.2255 or public.works@springfield.il.us.


TREE TRIMMING

CWLP’s contractor, Wright Tree Service, is trimming trees for the line clearance program in an area bound by S. Douglas Avenue and Fourth Street between Canedy Street and W. Lenox Avenue. Additional crews will be assigned to identify and trim trouble spots around the City as well. For more information on CWLP’s tree trimming and line clearance program, visit CWLP’s website.


LARGE ITEM PICKUP

Eligible Springfield residents get free residential curbside pickup of up to 6 items per calendar year. PICKUPS MUST BE SCHEDULED! Call Habitat for Humanity 217.523.2710 or online at https://habitatsangamon.vonigo.com/external/?0.853908371597097#0.04383381245857276 DO NOT place items curbside until the day before your scheduled pickup!
Pick up can be divided into:

  • – 2 transactions of 3 items each pickup
  • OR – 1 pick up of up 6 items

CLEAN OUT STORM SEWER INLETS

Clogged storm sewer Inlets cause street flooding. Please help by raking clear the inlets near your home. Don’t leave the gunk in the street to get swept right back into the inlet. Sweeping leaves and yard waste into the street is a violation and contributes to flooding.


HAZARDOUS WASTE DROP-OFF IN NOVEMBER

The city is planning a hazardous waste drop-off tentatively scheduled for the first week of November.

 

 

Iles Park – Updates for April

Easter Bunny – drive by and wave!

Iles Park Easter Bunny Makes the News!

In a letter to the editor, Kathryn Dauksza of Springfield wrote in the 4/16/2020 Illinois Times:

Last week, the coronavirus spirit serendipitously brought me in contact with the Drew family while driving through the Iles Park neighborhood in Springfield. Their lawn was covered with pastel Easter eggs and a sign that read “Happy Spring.” I smiled and stopped my car for a quick picture. I noticed Mrs. Drew on the front lawn and we began a 20-foot socially distant discussion about their role of sharing Easter joy, sponsored by the Iles Park Neighborhood Association. For the past five years, they have traditionally hosted pictures with the neighborhood association families and the Easter bunny on the Saturday before Easter. This year, the bunny would only wave as the families drove by.

Our collective creativity sparked when we realized the potential joy available to the community if the Easter bunny could ride through the neighborhood in the back seat of my convertible. We air-bumped in solidarity and agreement to be partners in joy at high noon the day of the big-eared event.

Read the full story at the Illinois Times…


The Easter Bunny will be at 1917 S. 4th Street on Saturday April 11 from 10am to NOON. Please DRIVE BY (don’t stop!) and wave.

Due to the coronavirus, we have some event changes for the neighborhood:

  • The April 6 meeting is canceled.
  • The Ward 6 cleanup is canceled.
  • More information on City of Springfield yard waste, branch pickups, hazardous waste pickup is below.

Stay safe and flatten the curve!

 

Springfield Yard Waste, Branch Pickup, Large Item Pickup, Clean Your Inlets

Download the City’s flyer…

Yard Waste / Leaf Pickup begins April 6

The program will operate for a year, during which stickers will NOT be required. The program is run by the city’s contractor, Republic Services.

  • Must be placed curbside – no alley pickup.
  • Paper yard waste/leaf bags or hard rigid plastic containers.
  • Plastic containers must be clearly marked with “Yard Waste” or “YW”.
  • Containers cannot be more than 30 gallons and weigh no more than 50 pounds.
  • Only include grass clippings, leaves, weeds, plant trimmings and/or small twigs and branches.
  • Smaller branches and twigs may be broken up and treated as yard waste.
  • NO plastic bags or contamination: food, rocks, dirt, large branches, flower pots/trays, animal droppings and street waste. If contaminants are found, yard waste will not be collected.

Iles Park is in the South Zone

Crews will alternate every other week in each “zone”. Crews work from west (earlier in the week) to east (later in the week).
South Zone: south of South Grand Avenue and Old Jacksonville Road, including residential properties around the lake
North Zone: north of South Grand Avenue and Old Jacksonville Road

Map & Pickup Schedule

https://www.springfield.il.us/Departments/PublicWorks/leafPickup.aspx

Yard Waste Alternatives

  • Evans Recycling:
    • April 6 to Saturday May 9, residents can drop off their yard waste bags for free.
    • After Saturday, May 9, drop off will cost $1 per bag.
    • 2100 J. David Jones Parkway
    • Monday – Friday 7am – 5pm
    • Saturdays 7am – noon
  • Mulching leaves and grass
    • Consider mulching your leaves and grass as you maintain your lawns.

Missed Pickup?

Email SpringfieldYW@republicservices.com.
All other inquiries, please contact Public Works at 217.789.2255 or public.works@springfield.il.us.

 

BRANCH PICKUP to be announced end of April

The City’s Branch Pickup program is separate from the yard waste program. Due to COVID-19, the spring branch pickup will begin at a later date and will be announced at the end of April.  Branch pick up is operated by the City of Springfield’s Public Works crews. Smaller branches and twigs may be broken up and treated as yard waste.

LARGE ITEM PICKUP

Eligible Springfield residents get free residential curbside pickup of up to 6 items per calendar year. PICKUPS MUST BE SCHEDULED! Call Habitat for Humanity 217.523.2710 or online at https://habitatsangamon.vonigo.com/external/?0.853908371597097#0.04383381245857276 DO NOT place items curbside until the day before your scheduled pickup!
Pick up can be divided into:

  • – 2 transactions of 3 items each pickup
  • OR – 1 pick up of up 6 items

CLEAN OUT STORM SEWER INLETS

Clogged storm sewer Inlets cause street flooding. Please help by raking clear the inlets near your home. Don’t leave the gunk in the street to get swept right back into the inlet. Sweeping leaves and yard waste into the street is a violation and contributes to flooding.

SPRING HAZARDOUS WASTE DROP-OFF CANCELED

The city will plan a hazardous waste drop-off for the fall.

 

 

Iles Park Monthly Meeting March 2, 6pm

The Iles Park Neighborhood Association will meet Monday, March 2nd, 2020 at 6pm.

Location: The Restoration Church (1601 S 7th St. Springfield, Illinois 62703).

Please join us!

Minutes from March 2, 2020…

Minutes from February 3, 2020...

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS ARE DUE NOW! 
Dues are only $10 a year and support a healthier and safer neighborhood!
Membership form: https://www.ilespark.org/wp-content/uploads/IPNA-membership-form.pdf

Dates for 2020
https://www.ilespark.org/wp-content/uploads/IPNA-2020-dates.pdf

 

Iles Park Monthly Meeting – Feb 3 Track Shack – Derek Harms from the Park District!

The Iles Park Neighborhood Association will meet Monday, February 3th, 2020 at 6pm.

Speaker: Derek Harms from the Springfield Park District

The grant was approved, and we’ll hear details at the meeting!
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200118/new-skate-park-playground-coming-to-iles-park

OSLAD Grant to renovate Iles Park

Location: The Track Shack, 233 E Laurel St, Springfield, IL 62704. A limited menu is available.

Please join us!

Minutes from February 3, 2020…
Minutes from January 6, 2020…

 

 

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS ARE DUE NOW!

Dues are only $10 a year and support a healthier and safer neighborhood!
Membership form: https://www.ilespark.org/wp-content/uploads/IPNA-membership-form.pdf
Dates for 2020

Iles Park Neighborhood Watch Meeting Jan 6, 6pm

The Iles Park Neighborhood Association will meet Monday, January 6th, 2020 at 6pm.

Location: The Track Shack, 233 E Laurel St, Springfield, IL 62704. A limited menu is available.

Please join us!

Minutes from December 2, 2019…

 

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS ARE DUE NOW! 

Dues are only $10 a year and support a healthier and safer neighborhood!
Membership form: https://www.ilespark.org/wp-content/uploads/IPNA-membership-form.pdf
Dates for 2020