Fire Hydrant Flushing - City Wide

The Collinsville Fire Department will be conducting fire hydrant testing throughout the city. For a list of current locations you can visit the Fire Department's Facebook page If your water runs and is a brownish color, this is why. Please just let your water run until it runs clear. We encourage you to not do any white loads of laundry during this time.

Community Appearance Board (CAB)

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The Community Appearance Board (CAB) serves as an advisory committee on various matters relating to improving and maintaining the physical appearance of the City.


The Community Appearance Board meets at 6:00 p.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each in the City Hall Council Chambers.


Community Appearance Board Members are appointed to 4-year terms by the Mayor with the consent of the
City Council.

 Name  Initial Appointment Term Expiration 
 Ken Jones (Chairman)  November 1991  July 2022
 Dean Graves (Vice Chairman)  November 1994  April 2022
 Brion Brown, Jr.   May 2008  March 2021
 Brion Brown, Sr.  April 2008  July 2022
 Dia Toenjes  May 2016  May 2020
 Janice Georg  May 2015  May 2023
 Judith Nelson  January 2010  April 2022
 Liz Dalton  January 2013  March 2021
 Vacancy (vacated term of Ronald Spears)  August 2018  August 2022
 Susan Hellige  November 1998  November 2022
 Vacancy (vacated term of Tim Meredith)    April 2022
 Vacancy (vacated term of Brad Main)    May 2021


Beautification Initiatives

The Community Appearance Board is responsible for many activities, programs, and projects that contribute to the beautification of our City

  • Green Space Beautification

CAB regularly maintains and improves the appearance of green space throughout the City.
Locate a CAB-maintained green space near you.


  • Yard of the Month Contest

CAB sponsors the Yard of the Month Contest during the months of May – September. The contest encourages yard maintenance and beautification, and recognizes those property owners who demonstrate a clear and consistent desire to maintain or improve their property above normal expectations.

Nominate your favorite yard(s) for Yard of the Month!

View past Contest Winners.


  • Living Tree Memorial Program

The  Living Tree Memorial Program provides residents an opportunity to have a tree planted in memory or in honor of an individual.  Apply for a Living Tree Memorial by completing and submitting the application below:


  • Arbor Day Tree Planting

The annual Arbor Day tree planting is a hands-on collaboration between the Board, Summit Elementary School, and Willoughby Farm to educate students about planting and caring for trees.


  • Trash Pickup

CAB seasonal trash pickup days to clear trash and debris in major corridors.


  • City Entry Signs

In 2018, CAB completed the City Entry Sign Replacement Project which included the replacement and beautification of four of City’s gateway entry signs. CAB also completed the replacement and beautification of the Woodland Park Entry Sign. CAB plans to construct a new entry sign at Glidden Park in 2020.

New City Signs




  • Christmas at the Collins House - Light Up Parade

CAB has been honored to participate in judging floats for the City's annual Light Up Christmas Parade.


View CAB Agendas and Minutes

Access agendas, minutes, and videos in our Legislative Information Center. Here you will be able to search the legislation database by keyword, by year, by type, and more by means of an advanced search interface.



For more information about the Community Appearance Board contact:
Cristen Hardin, Associate Planner
Phone: 618-346-5200 x1140
Follow the Community Appearance Board on Social Media: fb-H@2x


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