FAQ's

Board Meetings

When are board meetings?
Board meetings are typically held on the first and third Thursdays each month at 6:30 p.m. at Heyworth Village Hall.  On occasion, a board meeting may be held on a different day and special meetings or committee of the whole meetings may be called.  To find more information about board meetings, click here.

Public Works

When will my brush be collected?
Brush is collected approximately twice a month according to the posted schedule.  Brush should be placed by the roadside on the Monday of a brush collection week.  If your brush is not roadside when Village crews pass by your property they will not return later.  The actual day of collection varies based on weather conditions, the amount of brush to be collected and available staff.
My water bill is high, what can I do?
If you water bill appears high to you look at the gallons of usage compared to previous months if the usage is increasing you may have a leak.  Also for homes with the newest water meters if the meter detects a leak a statement will appear on the bottom of your bill indicating the type and duration of the leak.

The most common leaks are:
  1. Toilet flapper leaks - as the gaskets age they become less flexible and don't always seal correctly.  Even a barely perceptible leak of 0.08 gallons per minute can add up to over 3,000 gallons in a month!  Dye strips are available free of charge at Village hall to check for toilet flapper leaks.
  2. Water softeners - about 2 - 3 times per year a resident has a water bill over 20,000 gallons that was the result of a water softener being stuck in backwash mode continuously.
  3. Outside faucets - outside faucets that are not shut off or protected from freezing are another common source of leaks and high water bills.
  4. Leaking faucets - a faucet that doesn't shut off all the way may not seem like much water, but over the course of the month can easily add up to thousands of gallons.
  5. Toilet overflows being set improperly - the toilet tank should stop filling between 1/2" and 1/4" from the overflow.  Continuous filling of a toilet tank can run through almost 100,000 gallons in a month!
I am filling a swimming pool, can I get a rate reduction?
Yes, water used for filling swimming pools is eligible for a sewer rate reduction which will remove the sewer charges for the water used to fill the pool.  In order to receive this bill credit you must complete the sewer rate reduction form.
I was watering my lawn/garden, can I get a sewer rate reduction?
Yes, water used for watering lawns and/or gardens is eligible for a sewer rate reduction which will remove the sewer charges for the water used to fill the pool.  In order to receive this bill credit you must complete the sewer rate reduction form.
When is the Splash Park Open?
The Splash Park is open from May 1 - September 30 of each year from 9 am - 9 PM every day of the week.

Zoning

How can I check the current zoning of a parcel?
Copies of the Village Zoning Map are available here.

Code Enforcement

There is a property that needs to be cleaned up - Who do I contact?
The Village of Heyworth Code Enforcement handles all complaints related to property maintenance and upkeep.  You may complete a complaint form online or print and drop off the complaint form.