The Mount Sterling City Works Department and the Mount Sterling Police Department would like to remind the residents of Mount Sterling that the City Yard Waste Disposal Site is for the disposal of yard waste by the residents of Mount Sterling only. Acceptable items include grass clippings, leaves, tree branches, or tree sections only. Anyone disposing of lumber, metal, household waste, furniture, concrete or any other unauthorized substance will be cited under State statute.

City of Mt. Sterling Alderman Candidate Petitions Available

              The Mt. Sterling City Clerk’s office has alderman candidate petitions available for pick up. There are three alderman seats to be filled at the Consolidated Election to be held April 2, 2019. Those alderman whose terms are up are as follows, Mick Myers in Ward 1, Allen Schenk in Ward 2 and Lauren Jennings in Ward 3.

              Candidate packets may be picked up at city hall Mon through Fri between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The filing period for candidates is December 10 through December 17, 2018.

Ameren has announced new residential electric rates for Mt. Sterling that make the utility’s average annual rate 4.95 cents/kilowatthour about nine-tenths of a cent less than the city’s electric aggregate rate of 5.87 cents per kilowatthour. For the full article and number to call for info: Electric Aggregation 082218

Prevailing Wage approved by City Council July 2018 Link to the City of Mt. Sterling approved Prevailing Wage List

The Mt. Sterling Lake is open April 1 thru Dec 1. Bring you children out and check out the playground equipment!!!

 Learn more about the exciting happenings in the City of Mt. Sterling, Illinois.

Pay Your Water/Sewer Bill On Line!

The City of Mt. Sterling is pleased to announce the implementation of eBill, ePay and bank drafts for payment of water and sewer bills. Customers will be required to create a user profile and password on the city’s website at

By creating a user profile and password, you will be registered for eBill. Your water/sewer bill will then be delivered to your inbox in the email indicated in your profile instead of receiving one in the mail. All other customers will still be able to receive their bill by mail.

Customers may view and pay their bill from our city website. Your account and PIN number will be needed to link your water/sewer bill to your profile. Both numbers are listed on your water/sewer bills.

Payments will be accepted from Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover and PayPal. We will also be accepting those debit cards that do not require a PIN number. There will be a convenience fee of $.35 per transaction plus 3% of your total bill. These fees are collected by our merchant vendor for the convenience of using your credit/debit cards and/or Paypal. The city does not benefit from these fees.

Bank draft payments will also be available by filling out a simple form at City Hall. Your bill is automatically debited to your checking account and paid automatically. There will be no fee for using bank drafts.

EBill, EPay and bank drafts will begin with your November water/sewer billing. We hope that many of our customers take advantage of eCommerce in one form or the other. This is a savings of time and money to our customers as well as for the water department. Go to our website today at and check it out for yourself! Instructions may be found on our city website. You may also request a copy at City Hall.