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ALERT...Swansea Emails have been spoofed, if you receive an email from an email ending in, do not open the attachment until you have verified it has come from an employee of the Village. Typically these emails include an attachment, or ask you to "click here". By opening or clicking the attachment a virus could be transferred to your computer, so be very cautious. If you are unsure please call the Government Center at (618) 234-0044

Surplus Real Estate...Sale of this property will be by sealed written bid, submitted to the Swansea Village Clerk no later than 2:00pm Thursday November 15th, 2018. For more details click here

Surplus Vehicle & Equipment...Sale of this property will be by sealed written bid, submitted to the Swansea Village Clerk no later than 2:00pm Thursday November 15th, 2018. For more details click here.

Summer Water Usage Adjustment
Each year the Village allows a summer usage adjustment on sewer bills for water used that does not enter the sewer system. Good examples include watering a lawn or filling a swimming pool. This adjustment is available to home owners who do not use a deduct meter. The summer usage adjustment is allowed within the following guidelines:
An application must be submitted between September 15th and October 15th in order to request the credit.
The applicant must have resided at the service address for at least one year prior to making application. Calculations are based upon the previous year’s average usage, so one year of service is required to perform the calculations.

To apply for a summer usage deduction, please complete the following online form:

Summer Usage Deduction - Online

Park Board Seeking Volunteers now for Trunk or Treat in October.... Maybe it seems too early to be thinking about Halloween, but the Swansea Park Board and the Swansea Patriots are already planning their second annual "Spooktacular" for Saturday October 27th, at Mel Price Park.
The organizations are looking for individuals, families, clubs or businesses who would like to participate in the "Trunk or Treat" and hand out treats to 'little goblins'. If interested, please come to the Government Center at 1444 Boul Ave and fill out an application or Click here.  All participants must do so to gain entry. The park will be turned into the "Wicked Forest" with many attractions for kids and families to enjoy.
Swansea Spook-tacular Event is Sat. Oct 27th in Melvin Price Park. The "Swansea Spook-tacular" is scheduled for Saturday October 27th from 4:00pm until 7:00pm. Among other things, it will feature a pumpkin contest ( bring your own decorated pumpkin), games, bounce houses, and food trucks.

Trick or Treating Rules... Village Ordinances allow children to Trick or Treat on October 31st until the hours of 9:00pm. Time is limited for safety reasons. "Children" are considered to be grade school age, not high school. While there are no official 'start time', common courtesy dictates that trick or treating not start to early - generally after 6:00pm - and that children not approach a home where the porch light is not lit.

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Crews working for Ameren Illinois will be trimming trees in and around your area in the near future. Our qualified line clearance trimmers will trim trees that could interfere with electric lines running from pole to pole. Our contractors are nationally recognized as professional arboricultural companies who meet American National Standards Institute (ANSI) pruning standards and pruning methods endorsed by the International Society of Arborists (ISA).


Attached are maps and common addresses of the areas affected. In addition to notifying you, Ameren Illinois will mail a notice to customers who may be affected by the distribution tree trimming work. We will also provide a public notice in local newspapers.

Click here for map of tree trimming


We are committed to providing safe, reliable and affordable power to your community. Tree trimming helps us minimize the likelihood of power outages and safety hazards. Please visit to learn more about our tree trimming program and tips for safely planting trees around power lines.


We recognize the importance of trees to your community, so we have established the Right Tree, Right Place Grant Program to help replace trees that must be removed for safety or reliability reasons. Please see the attached brochure for details.


Thank you for your patience while work is underway. If you have any questions about the upcoming distribution tree trimming work, please call 1.800.755.5000, or visit our website at Should you or any of your constituents have further questions, the Consumer Services Division of the Illinois Commerce Commission may be reached at 1.800.524.0795.




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Decatur, IL  62526


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Tornado siren testing will be done on the first Tuesday of every month at 10:00am unless there is severe weather in the area.
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