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.
The DRACULA SPECTACULA will be outdoors in the Melvin Price Park on October 29th from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. There will be free games & prizes, Trunk or Treat, coloring contest and scary stuff. Dress up in your costume and bring the family for a fun evening. In the event of rain, this event will be moved to the Thompson Center across the street.
The Swansea Farmer's market will close October 28th, stop in before then to get your fall crops and look for pumpkins, apples and greens.
Leaf burning will start up November 1st thru December 15th. Burning is only allowed on Wednesdays & Saturdays from 9:00am to 4:00pm.
The Park Bathrooms will close November 1st. There will be a porta potty available at the parks. The park bathrooms will reopen April 1st depending on the weather & temperatures.
Building permits are required in the Village of Swansea! If you are having work done at your property in Swansea please call the Government Center at (618) 234-0044 to see if the work requires a permit. If you are having a contractor do work at your home and or property make sure they have a permit before starting the work. Inspections are also required for any permit that is issued.
Non-Highway Vehicle...The Village has adopted a program for permitting non-highway vehicles on local streets. Vehicles are permitted to be driven on streets with a speed limit of 35 miles per hour or less. Persons wanting to operate a non-highway vehicle within Swansea must obtain a permit and have their vehicle inspected. Permit application forms are available at the Government Center (1444 Boul Avenue). The annual fee is $50.00 for a Village resident and $75.00 for a non-resident, and the inspection fee is $50.00
Swansea Occupancy Inspections & Crime Free Program. You will need to make payment at the time of scheduling, and must schedule 5 days in advance. To schedule an inspection please call (618) 234-0044. Please look over all attached documents to see the changes.
- Property Maintenance Code
- Voluntary Crime Free Housing Program
- Background Check Resources
- Occupancy Permit Application - Fillable Form
Swansea Food Pantry is open...Mondays and Thursdays, from 9 to 11am, Mask are required. Address is Swansea Church at 292 Frank Scott Parkway East in Swansea. For more information please contact Kim Jones at (618) 960-7155 and leave a message.
Swansea Senior Van Service
The van runs on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00am to 12:00 noon of each week. Riders must be 60 or older, or disabled and 55. If you would be interested please contact the Village of Swansea at (618) 234-0044 from 8:00am to 4:30pm for complete policy for riders.
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(This article isn’t exactly about safety, but it contains great information for families who want to learn more about weather and the powerful forces of nature.)