Village of Pleasant Plains


After discussion at the Board Meeting held at Village Hall last evening, I am writing to inform you that effective immediately, the brush pile located behind the Village Hall is no longer open for Village residents to drop off yard waste.


While I would like to acknowledge that the pile has been located behind Village Hall for many years, and burned off periodically, when necessary; it has unfortunately become a problematic location where items other than yard waste are frequently being dumped.


As a reminder, the Village Code permits burning of yard waste generated from your own property if weather conditions and other safety concerns are met that make burning safe. Burning of yard waste on or along Village streets, alleys and rights-of-way is strictly prohibited.


In the meantime, the Village is currently exploring alternative options to mitigate yard waste generated in the Village limits on a regular basis, as well as excess yard waste generated from weather related events.


A copy of the ordinance pertaining to open burning in the Village is included in this notice.


Please contact Village Hall should you have any questions.


The Village has been made aware of golf carts, ATV's and recreational off-highway vehicles being operated on village streets and right-of-ways without permits. Permits are required to operate these vehicles within the corporate village limits regardless of village residency. Any non permitted or unauthorized operation of off-highway vehicles within corporate village limits shall be subject to fines or tow-away at the owner's expense. Ordinance 18-007 pertaining to non-highway vehicle use can be reviewed here.

On February 8, 2023, The Village Board approved a water rate increase to help our Public Works Department offset substantial increasing costs of operating and maintaining our water distribution system. The last water rate increase took place in 2016.

The rates will take effect during the next billing cycle after meters are read in late February.

Village Residents: $12.00 ($2.00 increase from $10.00) for the first 1,000 Gallons; $9.00 ($1.00 increase) per additional 1,000 gallons, prorated in 100 gallon increments 

Non-Village Residents: $20.00 ($2.000 increase from $18.00) for the first 1,000 gallons; $9.00 (1.00 increase) per additional 1,000 gallons, prorated in 100 gallon increments

Bulk water:$10.00 per 1,000 gallons. ($1.00 per 100 gallons) ($2.00 increase)

In an effort to increase communication between the village and the community members about boil orders, emergency notifications and other important information, we are developing an email list to notify and update the community. If you would be interested in receiving notifications and updates, please click the link below to be taken to a form that will help us gather the information.

If you would prefer to fill out your information on paper, copies will be available at the Village Hall.

Please click this link to fill out the form.