COVID-19 continues to be top of mind, and we have been actively monitoring updates from the CDC, State of Illinois, and the Richland County Health Office to help us manage through this rapidly evolving situation.
This LINK is to the Governor's Executive Order 2020-32 which is the newly modified Stay at Home Order for May.  This details essential and non-essential businesses, and mandates that playgrounds are to be closed.  As a precautionary measure, public restroom facilities in City parks will also be closed.

The following has been put in place in response to the COVID-19 outbreak:
  • The Olney City Hall lobbies will be closed to the public at least through 5/26/2020.  City staff will continue to report to work and will be available by phone or e-mail to assist the public.  Various pieces of information and contact information can be found on this website.  
  • For those residents that need to pay a bill, you can do so in the following ways only:
    1.  The "Make a Payment" icon on this website
    2.  Placing your payment into the dropbox to the left of the front door of City Hall
    3.  At local banks with a check
    4.  Via regular mail
    5.  Via online bill pay through your banking website
  • The City of Olney will also waive May's late fees, however, non-payment disconnections will resume.  Any resident or business account having difficulty paying their past due bill is encouraged to contact City Hall about a Deferred Payment Plan
  • Current events planned for the Community Building and other park facilities will be cancelled at least through 5/26/2020
  • All public safety personnel will operate normal shifts and will provide normal 24-hour coverage
  • Public Works departments will continue to operate as normal
  • Trash pick up will collect on normal route days
  • The Brush Dump will be open regular hours
  • City of Olney playgrounds are closed through 5/31/2020
  • City of Olney boat stickers & daily boat tag sales have been reinstated to individuals living outside of Richland County.  Boat stickers may be purchased at The Holiday and the Lakeside RV Baitshop.  Boat sticker applications and payments can also be mailed to the Olney City Hall and a sticker may be mailed back to the applicant.  Or, applications and payments may be placed into the dropbox to the left of the front door.  For more information, call 395-7302
  • Liquor license renewal payments for the 2020/2021 year are extended 60 days from the date that licensed bars/restaurants/gaming parlors/private clubs may re-open for regular business
  • Inspections for golf carts and/or recreational off-highway vehicles have also been reinstated.  Please call the Police Department to schedule your inspection 393-2923
Also, the City of Olney, in conjunction with the Olney Little League, will be cancelling all baseball practices and games at least through the end of May.

The decision was made in a joint effort to protect the citizens of Olney and its youth.  This action was taken because of the COVID-19 outbreak, and the uncertainty as to how long these current conditions might take place.

These actions are based on the Governor's directives.