Floodplain Message – April 11, 2024

Mowing grass into the street is not allowed by City Code.  Grass clippings can clog storm drains, increase flooding potential, cause water quality and floodplain issues and ultimately cost taxpayers money.  Please do not mow grass into the street.  If you see grass being mowed into the street contact the City of Ottawa at 815-433-0161 ext. 225 or 230.

Tree Planting Program

City of Ottawa Cost-Sharing Tree Planting Program

The City of Ottawa announces that its cost-sharing tree planting program remains open for residential and commercial participants. 

Residents and commercial property owners within the City of Ottawa are eligible to participate in the program, which offers the opportunity to have a two-inch tree planted in the parkway (berm) in front of their property.  Participants will pay a flat rate of $100 per tree.  Each participant may apply for multiple trees per lot, subject to availability and space.

Participation in this program will be on a first-come, first-served basis until all trees are allocated.

Press Release: see attachment

Program Details: see attachment

Application:  see attachment