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City Wide Clean Up Day – 10/5/19

City Wide Clean Up Day
Saturday, October 5, 2019
7 am to 11 am
Lost Caboose, located on Van Buren Street behind Trinity Lutheran Church parking lot.

This is just for City of Auburn residents and identification will be required upon drop off. There will be a $20.00 fee per load or $10 single item fee to drop off any items.

Please see attached photo of items that are NOT Allowed to be dropped off and will not be accepted in the city wide clean up day.

Should anyone have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the city office at 217-438-6151.

No No’s in Roll Off’s

Electronic Recycling Event – 09/28/19

The City of Auburn will host an electronic recycling event on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 9 am to 12 pm on the city square. Please see list below of those items that may have a cost associated to recycle and those that are FREE to recycle at the event. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact the city office at 217-438-6151.

Recycling with a fee:
These items include:
CRT Monitors – $10
CRT Televisions – $20
Flat-screen Televisions – $20
Projection Televisions – $40
Console Television – $40

Free Recycling:
Answering Machines
Battery Backups and Un-interruptable Power Supplies (UPS)
Cellular/Mobile Phones
Christmas tree lights
Computer Peripherals (keyboards, mice, etc.)
Desktop Computers
DVD/CD Players
Fax Machines
Ink Cartridges
LCD Monitors
Mail-room Equipment
Networking Equipment and Cables
Point of Sale Equipment
Power and Accessory Cables
Power Tools (including batteries)
Printers (for large, office printers please contact your local store)
Satellite and Cable Equipment
Smart Phones
Surge Suppressors and Power Strips
Telephones (including PBX equipment)
Video Game Consoles

Notice of Public Hearing

The City of Auburn will hold a public hearing to discuss its intentions to complete water system improvements and to provide the public with the opportunity to present comments. The project consists of:

  • Replacement of existing water mains, valves, hydrants, and appurtenances
  • Back-up connection to the Otter Lake Water Commission
  • New water and gas meter reading system
  • Control system upgrades


TIME:                        7:00 P.M.

DATE:                       September 4, 2019

PLACE:                     City Council Chambers

                                    Auburn City Hall

                                    324 West Jefferson Street

                                    Auburn, IL 62615

Information related to the proposed water improvements consisting of a Water System Facility Plan prepared by Benton & Associates, Inc., consulting engineers, and the Preliminary Environmental Impacts Determination prepared by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) are available for review in the City Clerk’s office at City Hall. There will be a 10-day comment period subsequent to the public hearing to receive comments from interested and affected parties.  Comments may be submitted to the City Clerk’s office or the IEPA.  This public hearing is part of the requirements in which the City must comply with in order to qualify for a low interest loan from IEPA Public Water Supply Loan Program.

City Accepting Bids for Roof Replacement

The City of Auburn is now accepting bids to replace the entire roof of the City Municipal Building. Two proposals are sought, one for steel roof replacement, and one for shingled roof replacement.  Specifications may be picked up at the City of Auburn Water and Gas Building, 324 West Jefferson Street, Auburn, IL 62615.  The bids must be turned in by August 5, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.

City Accepting Bids for Window Replacement

The City of Auburn is now accepting bids to replace 6 windows at the City Municipal Building.  Specifications may be picked up at the City of Auburn Water and Gas Building, 324 West Jefferson, Auburn, IL 62615.  The bids must be turned in by August 5, 2019 by 12:00 pm.

Distracted Driving Enforcement Results

Auburn Police Department

Chief Dave Campbell

324 West Jefferson

Auburn, Illinois

217-438-3352 / 217 753-6666




The Auburn Police Department Announces Results of Distracted Driving Enforcement

Auburn – Between April 1 – 30 2019, the Auburn Police Department participated in Illinois’ Distracted Driving Enforcement campaign, bringing awareness to area residents and issuing 73 citations. Increased enforcement was part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

“Driver distraction is a persistent issue in Auburn, and often has life-altering consequence,” said Chief Dave Campbell. “Issuing a citation is a proven way to get motorists to reduce distracted driving.”

During the month-long campaign, the Auburn Police Department issued:

  • 22 electronic communication device citations
  • 16 seat belt citations
  • 1 fugitive apprehended
  • 1 suspended/revoked license
  • 5 uninsured motorists
  • 17 speeding citations
  • 2 drug arrests
  • 11 other vehicle code violations

“Distracted Driving Awareness Month may be over, but Auburn Police will continue stopping drivers for this deadly behavior,” said Chief Dave Campbell.

The Distracted Driving enforcement campaign is supported through federal funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Auburn Police Department Accepting Applications

The Auburn Police Department will be accepting applications for full-time and part-time officers.   Must have a minimum of part time certification.

For full time employees, the city offers: Competitive pay, Insurance, and IMRF

Applications can be picked up at the police department, city office, or online at and will be accepted until the end of business on May 31, 2019.


COA Police Department Application


Auburn Water Quality Report Is Now Available

2018 CCR

April is National Distracted Driver Month




CONTACT: Chief Dave Campbell – Auburn Police Department – 217-438-3351


Heightened enforcement of hands-free law in April, National Distracted Driving Awareness Month


City of Auburn – April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the City of Auburn Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois State Police, and more than 100 local law enforcement agencies throughout the state to remind drivers to drop their phones or pay up.


Motorists will see increased patrols and enforcement zones across Illinois throughout the month. The Auburn Police Department will be ticketing drivers who text or use their cellphones while driving.


Over the past decade, distracted driving has become one of the leading causes of vehicle crashes on our roads. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, 3,166 people died in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in 2017. While this represents a nine-percent decrease in distracted driving fatalities from 2016, there is clearly more work to be done.


“Every day, you can look out your car window and see a driver using their cellphone,” said Chief Campbell “People know texting and driving is dangerous and illegal, but they do it anyway, and it puts others at risk.”


Texting while driving distracts a driver visually, manually and cognitively. Sending or receiving a text takes a driver’s eyes off the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, the equivalent of driving blind at 55 miles per hour for the length of an entire football field.


Follow these steps for a safe driving experience:


  • If you are expecting a text message or need to send one, pull over and park your car in a safe location. Once you are safely off the road and parked, it is safe to text.
  • Designate your passenger as your “designated texter.” Allow them access to your phone to respond to calls or messages.
  • Do not engage in social media scrolling or messaging while driving. Cellphone use can be habit-forming.
  • Put your cellphone in the trunk, glove box, or back seat until you arrive at your destination.


The Distracted Driving enforcement campaign is supported through federal funds administered by IDOT.

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City of Auburn text message alert – May 20, 2019

Residents will cell numbers on file with the City of Auburn will be receiving a text message from City of Auburn. It is a legitimate message from the city message service.

It does not offer as many details as we had thought, but it is now an option to residents to receive text messages for any alerts sent out through the city all call system.

If you wish to receive any city alerts through text, just hit Y to opt in for this type of message alerts. You will then begin receiving texts instead of phone calls for all city alerts.

If you do not reply or hit N, you will still receive phone calls as before.

If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact us further at 217-438-6151.

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