Welcome to the City of Waverly, Illinois City of Waverly .... A Good Place to Call Home!
Welcome to the City of Waverly!
Waverly, founded in 1836, is the second largest city in Morgan County, with nearly 1200 residents, and occupies one square mile of rich and fertile land 90 miles north of St. Louis, 210 miles south southwest of Chicago, and 30 miles southwest of Springfield. Approximately 3000 customers are located in the local trading area. Waverly contains over 400 homes, has over sixteen miles of all-weather street and roadways, supports its own elementary and high school, and owns and operates its own water and sewer systems. Since Waverly's founding, Salter Park has been the heart of the city. Located in the middle of the business district, this exceptionally well-maintained six-acre park contains a band stage, a pavilion, a War Memorial, basketball court, a large playground area which was constructed by community volunteers and is the site of the Waverly Old-Fashioned Picnic held each year in late summer. Waverly is also the home of the Waverly Holiday Tournament (the best small school tournament in Illinois) for high school boys basketball every year since 1951.
We are very proud of our city, its people, our lifestyles, and activities.
** IMPORTANT NOTICES **
CITY OF WAVERLY
Please be advised that if you are experiencing difficulties keeping your city utility bill current, it is important that you speak with someone at City Hall regarding options / assistance to avoid having your utility service shutoff for non-payment. The office is open from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday and on Saturday’s (the 12th through the 24th of each month) from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.
2024 LIHEAP Program will open October 2, 2023
Beginning October 2023 - appointments set for seniors (60+), disabled, and families with children 5 years and under.
Beginning November 2023 - appointments set for disconnected and imminent disconnect (with notices) households.
Beginning December 2023 - appointments set for all households types.
Applicants must furnish the following documentation to complete the application:
* Social Security card or Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) proof for all household members
* Proof of all household gross income for the 30-day income period beginning with date of application.
* Most recent gas, electric, and/or propane bill that is in a household member name (or a current rent receipt and rental lease showing utilities are included in rent).
+ Medical and/or LINK card(s) for all household members who may be participating in those programs, and
* Anyone over the age of 18 claiming zero income are required to provide proof such as: proof of job search, denial or appeal of disability claim, denial of unemployment, written proof of help from family/friends, application for/or receipt of DHS services (SNAP, TANF, medical card, etc.) proof enrollment in school, etc.
Documentatoin needs to be brought to the scheduled appointment location. Missing documents will need to be sent by using: office drop box, emailing (firstname.lastname@example.org), faxing, or regular mail delivery.
For Appointments please call: MCS Community Services (217) 243-9404
RULES FOR PUBLIC MEETINGS
On October 7, 2014, the City of Waverly approved and implemented the rules listed below for the receipt of public comments pursuant to the Open Meetings Act.
. Thirty (30) minutes of public comment may be allowed, limiting each speaker to two (2) minutes.
. Public comments at Special Meetings must be germane to the items on the agenda.
. Prior to speaking, each person must be recognized by the presiding officer and must state his/her name and address for the record.
. The presiding officer may impose reasonable limitations on citizen’s participation at meetings such as barring repetition, irrelevant, immaterial, inappropriate comments and reserves the right to halt or suspend the meeting to a later date, if the rules are not being followed.
. Whenever a group of persons wish to address the members on the same subject matter, the presiding officer may ask that a spokesperson be chosen from the group. If additional matters are to be presented by other persons in the group, the presiding officer may limit the presentation to information not already presented by the group spokesperson.
. Interested parties, or their authorized representatives, may address the Council by written communication with regard to any matter concerning City business by addressing the Clerk, who shall distribute the written communication to Council members.
. The Council is not obligated to respond to comments or answer a question.
. This rule does not apply to City employees.
. The Clerk shall post the provisions of the Policy on the City’s website and in the Council Chambers.
Scott Duewer, Mayor
Your 2023Annual Water Quality Report is now available. To speak with someone about this report or to request a copy, please call us at (217) 435-4611 or (217) 435-4111. Please go to the Residents Section, Water Quailty Report subsetion to view the report.
The After Hours & Gas Emergency Number is: (217) 473-9822.
NOTICE - if, at any time, you smell gas within your residence, please leave the premises and call the Gas Emergency Line at (217) 473-9822 immediately.
POLICE CONTACT: if you need to contact the Waverly Police Department at any time, please call (217) 245-6103, opt 3.
Waverly Lake Boat Permits are available at City Hall and the Water Plant. The cost is $25.00 and the permits are good for the period: April 1, 2023 through March 31, 2024.
Golf Cart Renewals are due by April 1, 2023. If you plan on operating a golf cart or UTV on the city streets, you will need a current permit staring April 1, 2023 through March 31, 2024. Please see Chief Johnson. Cost is $75.00.
WAVERLY ZONING REGULATIONS - Before you build, install a fence, construct/move in a shed or make other construction changes to your property, you are required by the City of Waverly to file an application for a Certificate of Compliance, which can be obtained at City Hall. The application is then reviewed by the Zoning Board to ensure all guidelines are met. Once approved, a building permit will be issued and then your project may begin. The Zoning Board meets at 6:00 pm the third (3rd) Monday of every month at City Hall.
Support Local Animal Shelter
Looking for a furry friend to become a part of your family? Consider adopting a dog or cat from your local animal shelter. An adopted pet will provide unconditional love and companionship to all.