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Village Adopts Stiffer Regulations for Animals
Though the new animal code allows residents to own three dogs, an increase from the two-dog limit previously allowed, regulations are now in effect for cats as well. Only three cats per household are allowed, and they are not allowed to roam free outdoors.
In addition, if a dog bites twice it will not be allowed to remain in the village limits.
A rash of dog bites in 2013 prompted stiffer regulations and fines. Regulations have been updated in the Downloads section of this website, title Municipal Code, Chapter Ten - Fourteen. The animal regulations are in Chapter Twelve.
Those wishing to dispose of appliances may contact Joel Conrad at 309-945-1944 or Mike DePaepe at 309-235-2188 for private disposal.
Another Option for Recycling Electronics
Eagle Enterprises Recycling, Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of an electronics collection site at its facility in Galva. Beginning January 2012, the number of electronic items banned from landfills will be expanded, making it ever more difficult to dispose of those televisions, computer monitors, printers, and the like.
Electronic recyclables cannot be combined with residential recyclables, so DO NOT put electronics in your curbside bin. Electronics can only be disposed by transporting them to 510 S. E. Industrial Avenue, Galva, during Eagle's business hours of 6:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 7:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. on Saturdays. There is no charge for bringing items to the collection site.
For more information contact Eagle Enterprises Recycling at 1-888-932-2936 or
Don't Miss Your Chance to Recycle
Curbside recycling is available to all single family homes in Orion. To obtain a roll-out container, call Eagle Recycling at 1-888-932-2936. The company will deliver the container directly to your house. Pick up is every other Thursday. You can find the pickup dates by clicking on our calendar tab at the top of this page or get a copy at Village Hall.
The fee to participate is $3.04 per month and is automatically added to your monthly utility bill. Seniors who qualify for the senior property tax freeze through the Henry County Assessor's office will not be charged the fee. The village will obtain an updated list from Henry County once per year.
Automatic Payment of Your Water & Sewer Bill
Are you interested in the hassle-free method of bill payment? If so, consider signing up for automatic payment of your water and sewer bill. To get the application form click on Community, Utilities, ACH. Complete the form, attach a voided check of the account from which you want funds deducted, and drop off at Village Hall for processing. It's as easy as that!
Freedom of Information Act Officer
FOIA officers for the Village of Orion are Lori A. Sampson and Sandra Mizen. FOIA requests can be submitted in writing by mail to the Village Hall at P.O. Box 69, Orion, IL 61273, hand delivered to the physical address of 1202 4th Street, Orion, IL, or sent by email to
, or by facsimilie to 309-526-8444.