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The Village of Coal Valley is located in Henry and Rock Island Counties, Illinois. The Village is a residential community and is a suburb of the greater Quad Cities area.

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2/12/16 - Please be advised that the Village of Coal Valley has declared a snow emergency effective Saturday 2/13/16 at 10:00pm until Monday 2/15/16 at 8:00am.

Section 1.        Section 6. Specific Prohibitions
                             6.5  PARKING PROHIBITED DURING SNOW REMOVAL

It shall be unlawful for any person to allow a vehicle to remain on any Village Street, Avenue, alley, cul de sac or village  parking lot within the Village  following a snowfall occurrence of two inches or more:

a.    Whenever the Village Administrator, Village President, or Chief of Police,  perceives an emergency to exist in the Village; or in any section or sections thereof, because of snow, freezing rain, sleet, ice, snowdrifts or other natural phenomena which create hazardous conditions or impede the free movement of fire, police, health, emergency or other vehicular traffic or otherwise endanger the safety and welfare of the public, the Village Administrator, Village President, or Chief of Police may declare an emergency to exist. Primary notification will be made by sending Notification of Snow Emergency to the local media with a request to broadcast the emergency.

b.    Any agent or employee of the village designated to enforce the parking ordinances of the city is hereby authorized to cause any motor vehicle parked in violation of this section to be towed from any street, alley, cul-de-sac, or village parking lot. In such a case, the owner of the vehicle may be assessed the cost of towing and any storage charges in relation thereto, subject to the owner's right of appeal to the Village Administrator, Village President, or Chief of Police.

1/14/16 - CVPD has been advised that another elderly scam involving home improvement has hit the area.  These people prey on the elderly and scam these people out of thousands of dollars each year.  If you receive a call from someone claiming to be part of home repair, please notify CVPD immediately.  Village Ordinance requires any solicitor to have purchased a license from the Village for any door-to-door sales.  This license would be available to be presented to the customer upon request.   CVPD will attempt to stay on top of these and notify residents when we can.  Please call if you have any questions or concerns.  309-799-5416- PD Office or  309-791-1556- Department cell number good 24/7.

1/7/16Draft of the Market Study - Design Recommendations

12/11/15 – New Ordinance Update for fees for disconnection of non-payment

Title IX- Division II, Chapter 1, Section 4 and Section 5, of the Code of Ordinances of the Village of Coal Valley, Illinois is hereby amended by adding the following:

Section 4.  DISCONTINUATION.

If the rates or charges for Village services provided are not paid within twenty (20) days after the 10th of the month for which the owner, occupant or user have been billed, such Village services shall thereafter be shut off subject to notice and hearing as provided hereinafter, and shall not be reinstated until all past due bills, including the penalties hereon, are paid in full.  A one hundred ($100.00) dollar fee will be charged and due at the time of reinstatement of residential services and a one hundred fifty ($150.00) dollar fee for reinstatement of commercial services whether the water was actually turned off or not.

Section 5.  CONNECTION AND DISCONNECTION. 

Any user desiring to temporarily discontinue service for a period of absence from a premise, shall make application therefore to the Village.  Each time there is a discontinuance of service requested by a user, there shall be a charge of $25.00 to shut off the service and $25.00 to turn on such service.  The temporary discontinuance of service at the request of the user will not avoid the imposition of and the liability for the payment for the minimum charge provided for herein.

11/19/15 - The first snow of the season is almost here as a reminder to Village residents:

6.5 PARKING PROHIBITED DURING SNOW REMOVAL

It shall be unlawful for any person to allow a vehicle to remain on any Village Street, Avenue, alley, cul de sac or village parking lot within the Village following a snowfall occurrence of two inches or more:

a. Whenever the Village Administrator, Village President, or Chief of Police, perceives an emergency to exist in the Village; or in any section or sections thereof, because of snow, freezing rain, sleet, ice, snowdrifts or other natural phenomena which create hazardous conditions or impede the free movement of fire, police, health, emergency or other vehicular traffic or otherwise endanger the safety and welfare of the public, the Village Administrator, Village President, or Chief of Police may declare an emergency to exist. Primary notification will be made by sending notification of Snow Emergency to the local media with a request to broadcast the emergency. 
b. Any agent or employee of the village designated to enforce the parking ordinances of the city is hereby authorized to cause any motor vehicle parked in violation of this section to be towed from any street, alley, cul-de-sac, or village parking lot. In such a case, the owner of the vehicle may be assessed the cost of towing and any storage charges in relation thereto, subject to the owner's right of appeal to the Village Administrator, Village President, or Chief of Police.

10/12/15 - At the October 7, 2015 Board of Trustees meeting, action was taken so that the Committee of the Whole meeting functions shall be combined into the regular Board meeting to permit discussion and action, as the Committee of the Whole and all other committees are hereby dissolved and the functions of these committees shall be administered by the Board, as much as they may be applicable. Also the new meeting schedule will have a start time of 6pm for the meetings held on the first and third Wednesday of the month, as noted in the Village website and posted at Village Hall. Other updates to the code incorporated the Pledge of Allegiance and time for Public presentations and/or Public comments, as part of the meeting. Any matter to be submitted to the Board shall be delivered to the Village Hall by Noon on the Friday, preceding a Board meeting. The Board also approved renumbered sections of the Ordinance regarding the Assistant Village Administrator, Local Liquor Commissioner and Legal Services 

The Village is excited to announce "Online Bill Pay"
Village citizens can now pay Coal Valley utility bills from the convenience of their computer at any time. Online bill pay allows 34/7 access to pay utility and water bills, as well as ordinance citations and building permits.

Upcoming Events

December 2015

2nd Wed. - Village Board Meeting, 6 p.m. at the Municipal Center Hall.

16th Wed. - Village Board Meeting, 6 p.m. at the Municipal Hall.

23rd Wed. – Planning & Zoning Meeting – Cancelled

24th Thur. – Village Hall Closed – Christmas Eve Holiday

25th Fri. – Village Hall Closed – Christmas Holiday

January 2015

1st Fri. – Village Hall Closed – New Year’s Day Holiday