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My name is Jim Donelan and I am honored to serve as your Ward 9 Alderman.  I appreciate the opportunity to represent the residents of Ward 9 and the City of Springfield.

I want to hear from you!

Please take the time and visit my "Contact" page of this website and send me an email to let me know what is important to you.

Feel free to visit my Facebook page for updates, click here.

Thank you and all the best.

Jim Donelan


Sunday, May 1, 2022 1:58 PM

Curbside Branch Pickup

The City's next Curbside Branch Pick-up will take place in May. The schedule is pre-set and crews will work in specified areas of the city each week. Each resident will receive one pick-up in May during the branch collection schedule. Branches must be placed curbside by 7:00 a.m. on Monday of your area’s pick-up week.

Week of May 2

Northwest Quadrant – area north of South Grand Avenue and Old Jacksonville Road. West of Walnut Street/J David Jones Parkway.

Week of May 9

Southwest Quadrant – area south of South Grand Avenue and Old Jacksonville Road. West of Walnut Street.

Week May 16

Southeast Quadrant– area south of South Grand Avenue and east of Walnut Street, including the properties around Lake Springfield.

Week of May 23

Northeast Quadrant – area north of South Grand Avenue and east of Walnut/J. David Jones Parkway.

The City of Springfield will pick-up branch piles curbside from residents:

- No larger than 3 feet in height, 4 feet in depth, and 10 feet in length;
- Piles larger than a small pick-up load will not be picked up by the city;
- The program is for branches only, no firewood or pre-cut logs will be accepted;
- Branches/limbs trimmed by a commercial contractor will NOT be picked up;
- Branches must be placed on the curb not obstructing the street or sidewalk;
- Branches must be placed curbside by 7:00 a.m. on Monday of the area’s pick-up week;
- Small branches may be broken up and put into yard waste bags for bi-weekly curbside pick-up; and
- Branches are NOT allowed on center boulevards.
For more complete information, please visit the City website.

Monday, April 25, 2022 6:47 AM

Yard Waste Drop Off Reminder

Yard Waste Drop Off Reminder
In addition to regular yard waste pickup, during the month of April residents can drop off yard waste bags to Evans Recycling for free. This free drop is available until Saturday, April 30. After this date, there will be $1 per bag fee. Evans is located at 2100 J. David Jones Parkway, Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays 7:00 a.m. – 12-noon.

Sunday, April 24, 2022 8:56 AM

Ward 9 Yard Waste Pickup Schedule for 2022

The City of Springfield's is offering bi-weekly yard waste/leaf pickup is available to residents of the Springfield. The City is divided into two zones – South and North – and each neighborhood will receive one pickup every other week, throughout the year.

All of Ward 9 is located in the North Zone.

  • South Zone – area south of South Grand Avenue and Old Jacksonville Road, including residential areas around the lake.
  • North Zone – area north of South Grand Avenue and Old Jacksonville Road, including properties west of Veterans Parkway/north of Iles Avenue.

A downloadable map and calendar of pickups can be found by clicking here.

For further information on the City's Yard Waste Program, click here.

Sunday, April 24, 2022 8:48 AM

Koke Mill Road Project

Alderman Donelan is working with City leaders for improvements to Koke Mill Road.  The intersection of Washington Street and Koke Mill Road floods during even minor rain events.  This is a safety hazard for residents for which engineering and planning have been done, and the next phases are moving forward.

If you were unable to attend the Open House on this project and would like to learn more, please click here.

Thank you!

Jim Donelan

Saturday, April 23, 2022 8:44 AM

Report A Problem

Always feel free to contact me to discuss any issue.

(217) 741-7066

Or you can Report a problem on the City of Springfield's website, click here

Also, please visit my Facebook page for updates.

Thank you!

Jim Donelan

Paid for by Donelan for Ward 9

A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections if (or will be) available on the Board's website or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois.
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