September 5, 2019
Fall Tree Planting
During the fall of each year, the city plants trees in right of ways and parks. Residents wishing to have a tree planted in the right of way may contact the street department and request to be placed on the planting list. In September of each year, those on the list will receive a form with available trees to choose from.

The city will try to accommodate resident’s requests for placement and type of tree, but ultimately the city will determine the type of tree planted and location in the right of way. At times underground utilities will prevent the planting of a tree in the right of way. In this case the resident will be notified. Requests are taken on a first come first, served basis with the total number of trees planted being determined by the budget for a given year.

The city does welcome donation for trees for placement on the right of way or park. Contact the Street Department for information regarding this if you wish to make such a donation.

Meet the City of Pontiac Department Heads
It takes a lot of talented and dedicated people to keep the city going. In every newsletter we'll be introducing two new department heads - learn about them and what their departments do to keep the city running smoothly!
David Wilson
What did you want to be when you grew up? Professional Musician

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? Steak dinner

Favorite thing to do in Pontiac? Dine at all the local restaurants and browse the local shops as well.

How long have you lived in Pontiac? All my life. I was born and raised here.

What else would you like people to know about you? I am an avid and fanatical tennis fan.

FAQs or misconceptions about your department? The goal of our department is to promote public health, safety, and general welfare of the citizens of this community.
Jacob Kinkade
What did you want to be when you grew up? An overachiever

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? Chicken wings

Favorite thing to do in Pontiac? Walk downtown during winter months while the Christmas lights are up.

How long have you lived in Pontiac? 28 years, collectively.

What else would you like people to know about you? If I come across a dog and I can't pet it, my day is ruined.

FAQs or misconceptions about your department? Anything you flush down the toilet besides toilet paper and waste will have a negative effect of the sewer system and treatment plant.
Dinner Theatre Season Subscriptions
Enjoy an entertaining season of dinner theatre with Vermillion Players at the Eagle Performing Arts and Conference Center this winter! Season Subscriptions go on sale September 9 and are only $100 per person for the three show season. Purchasing a Season Subscription offers significant savings over the individual ticket price and allows you to choose your seat in advance of public ticket sales, ensuring you'll always be where you want. For more information, call the Eagle's box office at 815-844-1187 Monday through Friday or visit their website.
What's happening in Pontiac?
September 7: Pontiac Farmers' Market
September 7: Heritage Arts and Crafts at the Jones House
September 12 : Chamber of Commerce's Issues and Eggs
September 13-15: Route 66 Rottweiler Klub Show Nationals
September 13-15: Illini Subdivision Garage Sales
September 14 : Pontiac Farmers' Market
September 14: Grandparent's Day Celebration
September 14: Plein Air Festival
September 14: Poetry Reading
September 19: Shop Late til 8
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