The boil order for the East Side has been lifted.

 

Welcome to the City of Momence

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On behalf of the City Council, welcome to the City of Momence. Momence is located approximately 50 miles south of Chicago. To arrive in Momence from the north or south, you may want to “Drive the Dixie” Highway! Dixie Hwy/Rt 1 is the major thoroughfare through the heart of downtown Momence. Momence is a friendly community located along the banks of the Kankakee River. Often referred to as the "Old Bordertown", Momence is home to more than 3300 residents of many faiths and cultures. You will discover that The City of Momence is a great place to work, reside, and raise a family.

The City Council and I strive to provide assistance in meeting the needs of the citizens of Momence and the many people who travel through our community. We will continue to meet the challenges of providing effective public services and responding to the citizens of the City of Momence.

City Council meetings are scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at 7:30 PM. We encourage citizens to attend the meetings and share their comments at each meeting.

Sincerely,
Mick Porter, Mayor


 

The City of Momence is currently making improvements to its water distribution system. Improvements include the installation of 1,900 feet of 12-inch water main installed beneath the Kankakee River. These improvements will improve water quality by increasing capacity, pressure, and fire protection to the south side of the city. Funding for this project was provided by a low interest loan from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's Public Water Supply Loan Program (PWSLP). The PWSLP is funded by both state and federal sources. The $1,681,030 loan has an interest rate of 1.86% and will be repaid over 20 years. For more information about the Kankakee River Water Main Crossing project, contact the Momence Water & Sewer Department.

 


 

 

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From the Mayor's Desk

July 11, 2016

The City of Momence established its initial electric aggregation program in 2013 by combining the purchasing power of eight Kankakee County Municipalities as well as the entire County, unincorporated portions, to seek competitive pricing for residents' electric supply costs. To date, the average participating ratepayer in the aggregation program in the City of Momence has saved $266. However, recent reductions in electrical pricing has ComEd offering a more competitive price than the aggregation price contracted with Dynegy Energy. The aggregation program rate with Dynegy Energy is currently fixed at 6.722 cents per kWh through September 2017. The ComEd base rate has been set for the period June 2016 to May 2017, at 6.27 cents per kWh. As an example of savings, for a household using 1000 kWh in a month, the Dynegy charge for electric supply would be $67.22, while the ComEd charge for 1000 kWh of electric supply would be $62.70. Residents are encouraged to make their own choices about power supply. If residents currently in the aggregation program want to switch their account from Dynegy Energy back to ComEd simply call Dynegy, at 844-351-7691. Residents should have their ComEd account number on hand when they call. Neither the City, nor ComEd can switch your account; only Dynegy. There is no fee to leave the current program.

In other news, after serving for more than 16 years, Elaine Saindon and Bob Bleyle are stepping down from the Christmas Day Inc. Committee. Their dedication and commitment has been greatly appreciated. If anyone would be interested in serving on the Momence Christmas Day Inc. Committee, please contact me by email or by phone at 815-592-4270. Our local Christmas Day Inc. Committee works with seven other Christmas Day Inc committees in the county to reach out to businesses, individuals, and organizations for donations and sponsorships and organize the annual Christmas Day Dinners to bring food, fellowship, and gifts to those throughout the county in need or alone on Christmas Day.

Sincerely,
Mick Porter
Mayor, City of Momence


The Momence City Council

The Momence City Council consists of the Mayor, City Clerk, Treasurer, and eight Alderpersons. The City Council meets on the first and third Mondays of each month, and other times as necessary. Meetings begin at 7:30 PM, and the City Council agendas are posted on the Fridays that precede the Monday meeting dates. All meetings are held in compliance with the Illinois Open Meetings Act.

 

Momence Electric Aggregation Program Update

The City of Momence established its initial electric aggregation program in 2013 by combining the purchasing power of eight Kankakee County Villages as well as the entire County, unincorporated portions, to seek competitive pricing for residents' electric supply costs. To date, the average participating ratepayer in the City of Momence has saved $266, for a citywide cumulative savings of $210,000.

Power prices have steadily declined over the last year. The ComEd base rate was set for the period June 2016 to May 2017, at 6.27¢ per kWh, a fairly large decline reflective of lower power costs. (Specifically, the ComEd default rate is 6.19¢ for four summer months, followed by 6.31¢ for the next eight months.) There is an additional component to the ComEd rate that is readjusted each month, the Purchased Electricity Adjustment (PEA). The PEA can be an additional credit or debit of up to one-half cent. Therefore, the ComEd rate to compare will be re-set each month at some point between 5.69¢ and 6.81¢ per kWh over the next year.

This surprisingly lower ComEd rate reflects the price decline much like the drop that has occurred in the price of gasoline and other commodities.

Residents are always encouraged to make their own choices about power supply. Any currently enrolled ratepayer may switch their account from the aggregation program at Dynegy Energy back to ComEd at any time without incurring a penalty. The Momence aggregation program rate is currently fixed at 6.722¢ per kWh through September 2017. The ComEd base rate is expected to increase effective June 2017. To move back to ComEd, residents may simply call the City's current supplier, Dynegy, at 844-351-7691. Residents should have their ComEd account number on hand when they call. (Neither the City, nor ComEd can switch your account; only Dynegy.) There is never a fee to leave the program.

If you have any questions, contact the City's consultant, the Northern Illinois Municipal Electric Collaborative (NIMEC) at 800-727-3820. Leave your callback number, and a NIMEC staff person will return your call very shortly, or at latest, within 24 hours.