FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 6, 2020
For Additional Information, contact
David Plyman, City Manager
Streator Updates Its COVID-19 Response
The City of Streator continues to follow closely Governor Pritzker’s “Stay at Home” order to limit the spread of COVID-19. The order calls upon all individuals living in the State of Illinois to stay home, except for “essential” travel or work, until April 30.
Following the Governor’s order, all playgrounds in Streator remain closed. In addition, the City has closed all ball fields, shelters and the dog park. Anderson Fields golf course remains closed. Streator parks and trails are open only for walking. People may not congregate in parks for any purpose.
Streator City Council and Plan Commission will continue to conduct public meetings during the COVID-19 shut down period. However, the City has arranged for citizens to listen and participate in meetings through a telephone conference call system. Persons wanting to attend city meetings via telephone should dial (888) 386-8750 immediately prior to or during the scheduled meeting. Once connected, the participant passcode is: 25778703.
Streator City Hall remains closed for in-person sewer bill collections and non-essential services through April. Although the City does not encourage customers to leave their homes only to pay their sewer bills, the drive-through window at City Hall has reopened to accept sewer bill payments during normal operating hours. The City will not impose late payment penalties for utility bill non-payment until May 1. In addition to making payments at the City Hall drive-through window, customers can drop-off payments at collection boxes located at City Hall and City Park or make payments online through the City’s web site (http://www.ci.streator.il.us/).
Persons needing birth and death certificates should call Streator City Hall to make appointments.
Waste Management continues to maintain its standard collection schedule for trash and recycling. Bulky item collection is suspended until further notice. The company is now accepting residential customer service calls at 800-747-2278. Waste Management has arranged for its call center employees to work from home to handle incoming residential calls.
As a reminder, Governor Pritzker’s “Stay at Home Order” requires that ALL residents stay in their homes except for “essential” travel. Reasons you may leave your home include:
- Doctor’s visits
- Checking on a family member
- Grocery store visits
- Going to work if your place of work is an essential business that is allowed to remain open.
- Essential service such as banks, vets and laundromats will remain open. However, please contact these establishments for confirmation.
Public transportation, interstates, highways, gas stations, grocery stores and pharmacies will remain open. Restaurants offering delivery, pickup or drive-thru may remain open. Residents can continue and are encouraged to go outside, but everyone should adhere to social distancing standards of a minimum of six feet.
All city buildings are closed to the public but will remain accessible and active for essential city services. Transactions can be conducted by phone at the following telephone numbers:
CALL 911 FOR POLICE, FIRE AND MEDICAL EMERGENCIES
Administration (utility billing, public works and engineering): (815) 672-2517
Streator Police non-emergency: (815) 844-0911
Streator Fire non-emergency: (815) 672-2266
Over the coming weeks, timely information and updates on COVID-19 as it relates to Streator can be found on the City’s website or the City’s Facebook page. The City will use these methods to communicate any information requiring a direct and immediate need to take action for public safety. These notifications will enable the City to provide the community with critical information quickly in a variety of situations.