Notice to Moweaqua Residents
The Street and Alley Department will provide brush pick-up on the following dates in 2014:
For the Street and Alley Department to ensure efficient service, please follow these guidelines:
1. Pile brush on the boulevard. Brush must be on boulevard by 7am on pick up days
2. Will not pick up for work that has been contracted out. If you pay to have it cut you must have the contractor haul it away.
3. Please designate a plastic container or wheelbarrow for smaller piles and or consolidate pile with a neighbor to make fewer piles.
4. Do not use plastic bags.
5. No grass clippings !!!!
6. Anyone who would like to haul their own brush to the Village brush pile can call the Village Hall at 768-3435 Ext. 4 to use a key.
7. Please no garbage or any debris with nails.
8. If the street department is unable to get all the brush picked up on the regularly scheduled day yours may be picked up on the following day.
The pleasant Village of Moweaqua, Illinois, is located in the center of the state, along US 51, straddling the Christian/Shelby County Line, just south of the Macon County Line. Moweaqua is a growing and welcoming community of 2,000 friendly people with the traditional work ethic of midwestern small towns. The Village is surrounded by some of the absolute best farmland in the U.S., producing very high yields of corn and soybeans. The high land values and robust farm economy form a strong, stable economic base for the Village.
The Village of Moweaqua was established in 1852 by Mr. Michael Schneider. Depending on which Native American translation you choose, the name means either "muddy water" or "weeping woman".
Moweaqua suffered a disastrous coal mine explosion on Christmas Eve, 1932, which is documented in detail here. A small museum has informational displays studied by visiting historians.
Modern Moweaqua is, today, a prosperous farming community and retail trading center offering convenient local supplies of groceries, hardware, restaurants with home cooking, pizza, a bowling alley, cabinetry, automotive repair, an auction house, jewelry and gifts, antiques, second-hand shops, and more. You will enjoy being called by name when you visit Moweaqua businesses.
Community activities serving a wide scope of interests take place in the excellent Central A&M school facilities and the three Village parks. North Park is home to many soccer, baseball, and volleyball games. The park features tennis courts, basketball courts, playground equipment, and a 1-mile walking trail. The 4th of July celebration, with entertainment and fireworks, is held at North Park.
Memorial Tree Park has 92 species of native Illinois trees, shading extensive plantings of native grasses and flowers, an idyllic setting for a delightful stroll. Central Park is the setting for the Pow-Wow Days celebration in June. Moweaqua also offers a popular 18-hole golf course in a quiet rural setting.
Moweaqua is truly the "One And Only."