New Fairview Heights Community Newsletter 

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Council Contacts

Contact the City 

10025 Bunkum Road
Fairview Heights, IL 62208
City Website: 
Facebook:  City of Fairview Heights, IL 

Clerk's Office:  618-489-2000
Police Department - Non Emergency:  618-489-2100
Mayor's Office: 618-489-2010
Public Works:  618-489-2020
Parks & Recreation: 618-489-2040
Finance:  618-489-2050
Land Use: 618-489-2060
Library: 618-489-2070

Mayor Mark
Mark T. Kupsky
Mayor of Fairview Heights 

Message from the Mayor 

It is an exciting time in Fairview Heights!  The holidays are upon us, which means our City will be a busy place for shopping, dining and entertainment, while this creates an inconvenience for some, remember we fund our City service through sales tax revenue!  It is the sales tax revenue that enables us to be one of only two communities in the state that has no City property tax! On Saturday, October 28th we held the Groundbreaking for The “REC” Complex, currently under construction on Bunkum Road.  This Recreation Complex will include fitness and exercise equipment, gymnasium, aquatics with a pool, splash pad, lazy river and waterside, as well as, an indoor walking trail, climbing wall and many other amenities. Also, the site will feature a soccer field, track, outdoor walking trail and dog park.  We anticipate completion in early 2019!  The construction team is well underway on the preparing the site for construction! In a few weeks, the City will be paving the walking trail at Moody Park and will make for a great enhancement for those who use the trail.  I would like to personally wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving and ask that you keep our police, firefighters, EMT’s in your thoughts during the Thanksgiving holiday!

City Meetings

All city meetings are held in the Council Chambers at City Hall at 7:00 PM.  Meetings are subject to change, please verify at


November 8th:  Operations Committee
November 15th:  Administration Committee
November 21st:  City Council 
November 22nd: Community Committee 


December 5th:  City Council
December 6th:  Operations Committee
December 13th:  Administration Committee
December 19th:  City Council
December 20th:  Community Committee

Be a Santa to a Senior

Be a Santa to a Senior

The holidays are fast approaching and the City of Fairview Heights is teaming up with Home Instead Senior Care for their Be a Santa to a Senior program.  This will be the City's 3rd year being a part of this wonderful program.  Be a Santa to a Senior is designed to provide gifts and bring smiles to our community's lonely and financially challenged seniors.  In the next couple weeks, there will be a tree in the lobby of City Hall with ornaments listing what the seniors would like.  Please return the gifts in a gift bag to City Hall or the other 2 drop off locations (Home Instead Senior Care & Bank of Belleville) before December 13th.  If you have any questions, please contact the Mayor's Office at 618-489-2010 or Home Instead Senior Care at 618-234-7640.

Fairview Heights Parks & Recreation Holiday Events

Please visit for additional events and programs held by the Parks & Recreation Department. If you have any questions about the events, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 618-489-2040.

Senior Lunch Bunch 

Join the Parks & Recreation Department on Thursday, December 7th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the Recreation Room for an afternoon filled with food, friends, and fun.  After lunch, you can sit back and enjoy the all the time favorite game of bingo.  Advanced tickets are available in the Parks & Recreation office.  

Christmas in Kimmswick

Get into the Christmas spirit wandering around the quaint shops in Kimmswick on Wednesday, November 29th from 9:15 AM to 4:00 PM! You can cross off the names on your Christmas list as you find unique gifts for friends and family. Lunch is on your own, but they have reservations for the Blue Owl if you would like to try their lunch specials, Mile High Pie or other baked goods. Trip includes transportation and a fun day with friends. The cost is $25.00.

Christmas Spectacular 

Please join the Parks & Recreation Department for their annual Christmas Spectacular on Saturday, December 9th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Four Points by Sheraton.  Enjoy face painting, balloon twisting, crafts, snacks, games, a caricature artist, and of course a visit from Santa!  Games will be $0.50 and crafts will be $0.50-$1.00.  A variety of snacks and drinks will be available to purchase.
Rec Complex Logo
Recreation Complex Logo 

Fairview Heights Recreation Complex 

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Recreation Complex was held on Saturday, October 28th at 10:00 AM.  Elected Officials, Directors, Employees, representatives from Holland and EWR, and residents were all present.  The Fairview Heights Police Department Honor Guard presented the colors.  The Recreation Complex is planned to be open in 2019 for the City's 50th birthday.  Thank you to photographer Ben Castic for the photographs.  Please visit the City's and Mayor's Facebook page for updates on the project.    

Groundbreaking 1
Groundbreaking 2
Groundbreaking 3

Fairview Heights Library Upcoming Events

  • Gingerbread Workshop:  Saturday, December 2nd at 1:30 pm
  • College Planning Workshop: Tuesday, December 5th at 6:30 pm
  • Read to the Dogs: Wednesday, December 6th at 6:30 pm
  • Wreath Making Workshop:  Saturday, December 9th at 10:30 am
  • Cook the Book:  Saturday, December 9th at 11:30 am
  • Fiber Arts Club:  Saturday, December 16th at  2:00 pm 
Please visit for additional information. 

Reminder - Open Burning Dates & Times

The burning of yard waste (leaves, brush, weeds, tree trimmings, branches, shrubbery, stumps, trees and other foliage) shall be permitted only on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. from November 1 through April 30. The burning of yard waste shall be limited only to yard waste grown on the property where the burning is taking place. All burning shall be kept under control and not left unattended. All burning yard waste shall be completely extinguished by 4:00 P.M. Burning of yard waste shall be confined to private property. (Ord. No. 1096-02; 06-04 02)  Questions regarding burning, please contact the Land Use & Development Department at 618-489-2060 or the Mayor's Office at 618-489-2010.

City Hall Closed

City Hall will be closed on the following dates:

Friday, November 10th
Thursday, November 23rd
Friday, November 24th 
Monday, December 25th 
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