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Statement From Mayor Keneipp: - April 02, 2020
I am not a fan of drive ups or self check outs as my family will attest. I guess I miss the... [more...]
Mayor Keneipp Statement - Shelter In Place - March 20, 2020
The State of Illinois is now under a “Stay at Home” order effective at 5 PM March 21,... [more...]
Covid-19 Information - March 16, 2020
Please monitor the Village FB page for up to date information and announcements. [more...]
Statement From Mayor Keneipp: - March 16, 2020
A lot has happened in the past few days that will change how we conduct ourselves in the next sev... [more...]
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information - March 16, 2020
To ensure the health and safety of our staff and residents, the Village Clerks Office will be clo... [more...]
Recycling Announcement - January 25, 2019
The Village of Minier is excited to announce to area residents our new recycling provider! Republ... [more...]
Solicitor Permits - November 02, 2018
Any door to door solicitor should have a permit from the Village Office. All valid solicitor perm... [more...]
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Statement From Mayor Keneipp:
April 02, 2020
I am not a fan of drive ups or self check outs as my family will attest. I guess I miss the personal face-to-face contact. I will make an occasional stop at an ATM though. An ex-student of mine (name withheld) is an admitted hugger. I am sure this close physical contact limitation is really bugging him at this time. But with the COVID19 virus close personal contact is a BIG issue. Social distancing has been shown to be a deterrent in helping slow the spread of this virus. The recent extension of practicing social distancing is based upon the fact that this practice is working. A recent Facebook post suggested that “physical distancing” might be a better term to use than “social distancing”. Recently TV stations in Peoria collaborated to share some information in regard to COVID19. If you missed this program, try this link https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/coronavirus/central-illinois-united-covid-19-town-hall/ . Scroll down to Watch the full town hall below.
Questions were read from viewers and answered by medical staff, law enforcement, educational leaders, social and mental health personnel. We are in a battle, perhaps war is a better word, with this invisible enemy. We, as a nation, have been in battles before. Health issues, wars, weather related disasters, to name a few and we recovered and in most cases are now stronger. In a recent discussion in the Post Office parking lot (adequate distances WERE observed), it was mentioned that if this crisis had happened say 15 years ago would “work at home or remote school“ have been a possibility? With the technology now in place much more is possible from remote sites. That conversation brought to mind that when my dad passed away in 2001 he had mentioned advances he had seen in his 91 years. He saw us go from telegraph, to telephone, to radio, to TV; Kitty Hawk to a man on the moon. He witnessed several wars, the great depression along with many medical advancements. Many times we, as a nation, have risen to defeat an enemy. We are able to defeat this enemy now at our doorstep but it will take all of us to do our part in this battle. Check out the lyrics to “No Man is an Island” by Joan Baez. Or the lyrics of “I Know Who Holds Tomorrow” written by Ira Stanphill. Continue to practice good hygiene, limit travel to essential trips and help keep Minier a safe place for all. God will help us through this. Neill Keneipp, Village President
Mayor Keneipp Statement - Shelter In Place
March 20, 2020
The State of Illinois is now under a “Stay at Home” order effective at 5 PM March 21, 2020 through April 7, 2020. This order is available in its entirety under Government / Village Hall. The intent of this order is to provide for the safety of all residents and slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The residents of Minier have already been advised of precautions to observe during this crisis. Essential travel for such things as medication and groceries will still be permitted during this time period. I urge all residents of the village to use good judgment in regard to travel at this time. Please do your part to keep Minier a safe place for your family and others. Those with medical issues will still need to be monitored. With God’s help we will get through this. Stay safe.
Neill Keneipp, Village President
March 16, 2020
Please monitor the Village FB page for up to date information and announcements.
Statement From Mayor Keneipp:
March 16, 2020
A lot has happened in the past few days that will change how we conduct ourselves in the next several months or even years. Evidence has shown that the corona virus can be transmitted by close personal contact, like hand shaking or hugging. With this in mind the decision was made on March 13, 2020 to temporarily halt public access to the village office. The front doors to the village hall will be locked and a notice is posted on the door with more details. The day-to-day operations of the village will still go on, like bill paying and other correspondence. If you need to make a payment, please use the drop box located to the left of the front door. If you need to contact the village office, you may phone 392-2442 during normal business hours, email at email@example.com, or use the drop box. Staff will be limited in the office and periodic email and voicemail checks will occur. A response will be generated in as timely a fashion as possible. The Public Works and Police Departments will be performing their daily duties keeping in mind the close proximity regulations. Both departments will do their best to keep the village safe and clean and are here to serve Minier. If you need to contact the Public Works, phone 392-2442 or firstname.lastname@example.org. In non-emergency situations, to contact the Police department phone 1-800-322-0166. For all emergencies, including fire, use 911. When my family and I moved to Minier in 1966, we found Minier to be a great place to live, work, and raise a family. I have seen the village rise to the challenge created by adversity on several occasions. I am confident that this crisis we now face will be no different in the response from our residents. I ask that your thoughts and prayers go out to those residents who could have medical issues that would make them more subject to this virus. Please help the village by doing you part in keeping Minier clean and safe. With God’s help we will get through this. Neill Keneipp, Village President.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
March 16, 2020
To ensure the health and safety of our staff and residents, the Village Clerks Office will be closed to the public until further notice. Email and voicemail will be checked periodically and you will be responded to in a timely fashion. If there is an emergency situation please call 911.
January 25, 2019
The Village of Minier is excited to announce to area residents our new recycling provider! Republic Services will be handling the community recycling bin needs for the Village of Minier and Little Mackinaw Township. Republic Services will accept all materials as before with the new additon of glass! Please visit our Facebook page for a recycling guide and info on our recycling selfie giveaway!Whoever posts the most creative recycling selfie with the blue Republic Services bin will be our winner! Don't let your recycling go to "waste"!
November 02, 2018
Any door to door solicitor should have a permit from the Village Office. All valid solicitor permits should be signed by a village office employee. If they can not show you this permit, please call the office at 309-392-2442
We Care Inc. Minier Transportation
August 24, 2018
We Care, Inc. is the only non-profit organization of its kind in our community and even the county. It was established in 1975 as a not for profit charitable corporation governed by an eleven member board of volunteer directors. The objective of We Care, Inc. is to provide services that help individuals maintain independence and to improve the quality of life for those in need. As our citizens enjoy longer lives than ever before, the needs in later years become more diverse. Families are not always available to fulfill these needs; care then falls to the community through support services. During the last 40 years, our organization has been a valued source of assistance to the members of our community by providing support services for the elderly, disabled, and those in need. It is with your prayers, service, and financial support that We Care, Inc. may continue caring.
Transportation is available to the General Public including senior citizens and those with disabilities. Our service area includes Morton, Rural Tazewell County and Woodford County. Transportation is available for medical appointments, employment, grocery shopping, and hospital or nursing home visits. Our buses are wheel-chair accessible.
Monday – Friday: 5:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.
- Seniors ride for donation only
- Escorts ride for free
- Handicapped accessible