Former Trustee LeRoy Wegener passed away last week at the age of 81. Our thoughts are with the Wegener family. Please click
here for information on memorial services to take place on June 1.
Veteran's Assistance Commission Traveling Office - Click here for locations and contact information.
RATE CHANGE EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2013
Refuse (garbage pick up) rate - will go from $20.50 to $21.00. Please
contact the Village during regular business hours with any questions.
The water rate will go from $5.00 per 1,000 gallons to $5.50 per 1,000 gallons. The minimum charge
will go from $50.00 per billing cycle to $55.00 for water in addition to the refuse rate above.
Regular bills will show a minimum charge, after May
1 of $97.00 ($55 for Water, $42.00 for refuse).
Volo Parks Plan Questionaire - For more details see the Presdent's Corner.
To celebrate April as Earth Month,
ComEd’s launching a Earth Month Grant Contest. We will award a minimum of six (6) grants with a total value of
up to $5,000 each to a minimum of six (6) Not for Profit (NFP) 501(c) (3) agencies that submit and implement an idea, activity
or project that their organization can use to educate the communities they serve about the benefit of being energy- efficient.
NFPs will be required to submit energy- efficient ideas (with a focus primarily on electricity savings), activities or projects
that can be developed for use in the communities the NFP organization serves. All Contest submissions will be judged
based on: creativity, feasibility, impact on the community and the number of people and/or businesses that will be effectively
reached, as well as the ability to encourage participation in existing Smart Ideas for Your Home® and Smart
Ideas for Your Business® energy-efficiency programs (see the attachment for complete details).
Do you have an innovative idea, activity or project
to encourage your community to be more energy-efficient? If you are a registered 501(c)(3) Not for Profit (or know of
one in your community), you can enter to win up to $5,000 for your idea! VisitComEd.com/EarthMonthGrant for more details.
Don’t delay, the contest starts today and ends April 12,
2013, 5 p.m. CST.
ComEd will be performing tree trimming maintenance as
part of their vegetation mangement program, during the month of March and April, primarily in the Remington Pointe area.
A direct communication will be forthcoming from ComEd via postcard for potentially affected homeowners.
The Economic Development Committee is looking for people with marketing backgrounds to work on our committee.
Those interested should send their resume’ to Carol Porter, 105 Harvest Court, Volo, IL. 60020. Questions
may be directed to Carol at 847-502-1995.
The Wauconda Area Library now has
a book drop available at Village Hall as of December 10. Books, CDs and DVDs can be dropped in the box for pick up by
Library personnel. Please contact the Library for more info, 847-526-6225.
If you suspect Emerald Ash Borer on a tree
in your yard, please visit this website for more info, or contact Village Hall and field personnel can be sent to examine the tree in question.
Lake County Recorder's Office warns homeowners of Deed scam. Click here for more info!
Text outage information to ComEd. Click here for info!
A reminder to all residents that overnight parking on the street is prohibited. Click here for the Village Code.
For a map depicting the location of emergency sirens, click here. The warning siren system is tested the first Tuesday of
every month at approximately 10 a.m.
Lake County Health Department Prescription Drug Assistance Program information is available here!
The Village is seeking 2 residents
for appointment to the newly formed Economic Development Committee. The Committees purpose will be to serve
the future needs of business development within the Village. Please send a letter of interest to President Burnell Russell
at Village Hall.
You can register to vote at Village Hall. Ask for Tina
or Judy during business hours, Monday through Friday.
ELECTRONICS RECYCLING AT BOTH TOWNSHIP LOCATIONS
Grant Township Highway Department
thru Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cell Phones, Keyboards, Scanners, Printers
Wauconda Township Highway DepartmentFirst Saturday of Every Month, 9 a.m. – NoonBatteries, Computers, Large AppliancesContact Highway Commissioner Joe Munson @ 847/875-2167 for more info
ComEd asks do you want to get
rid of an old fridge or freezer?
If you’ve got an older, working second refrigerator
or freezer keeping your soft drinks or ice cream cold – it’s probably costing you more money than you think.
ENERGY STAR qualified refrigerators use at least 20 percent less energy than required by current federal standards
and 40 percent less energy than the conventional models sold in 2001. So that old fridge could be costing you more than a
$150 per year!
With ComEd’s Smart Ideas for Your Home Program
you can get a $25 cash incentive to turn in your working second refrigerator of freezer. ComEd is working
with JACO Environmental, to pick up your refrigerator or freezer for free and recycle it in an environmentally
You can learn more about turning in your working
second refrigerator or freezer by visiting www.comed.com or calling (888) 806-2273.
Take Control of
your electricity costs with ComEd’s Residential Real-Time Pricing program
With this program, the price you pay for electricity changes by the hour, based on wholesale market prices.
By sticking to lower-priced hours for your electric use, you can potentially realize a real savings on your electric
Controlling and shifting use of energy-hungry appliances (e.g. laundry machines, dishwashers, air conditioners) to
lower priced hours, such as nights or weekends, helps reduce electricity demand, so less electricity has to be generated –
electricity that might come from fossil-fuel burning electricity generation plants. And that helps
to reduce emissions that contribute to global warming.
* Individual savings are not
guaranteed and bills will vary month to month based on weather, market conditions, and usage habits
POTHOLESOnce you determine where you rolled over a pothole contact the appropriate agency:State Highways - 800/452-4368 or visit: www.dot.state.il.usCounty Highways - 847/377-7400 or visit: www.lakecountyil.govIllinois Tollway - *999
CLICK ON THE INFO BELOW FROM THE U OF I EXTENSION
Young Wildlife Info
Get a copy of the Private Well Owners Handbook
CLICK ON THE INFO BELOW FROM THE LAKE COUNTY HEALTH
Bats - Good, Bad & Ugly
Bats - Rabies Info
Foreclosure Prevention Services for Lake County Municipalities
The Affordable Housing Corporation
of Lake County (AHC), a HUD-certified nonprofit agency, has free foreclosure prevention services available for residents.
For your information, AHC also offers free programs that can benefit residents
and improve neighborhoods:
Mortgage assistance products that
provide safe, reputable loans that lower monthly payments and help with down payment in today's tough financing market.
Home improvement programs, including extremely low-cost financing
options and technical assistance to insure quality work is done by reputable contractors at a fair price.
Homebuyer education classes and individual counseling to help buyers navigate the
complex home purchase process and overcome credit and debt issues.
Behind on Your Mortgage Payments? Don't lose your home to foreclosure!
While AHC does not have money to give you to help make your mortgage payments, our foreclosure prevention educational
classes and counseling services can provide you with the following:
with your mortgage lender to help you create a manageable repayment plan (where appropriate).
Teaches you your rights and options.
Teaches you how
the foreclosure process works and what to expect.
creating a crisis budget.
Referrals to other organizations that
may be of help.
Guidance and support in forming a plan of action.
Provided free of charge
to all Lake County residents. Call AHC at 847/263-7478 or visit www.ahclc.org for more information.
VOLO INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENT
Illinois Rt. 120 & Fish Lake Rd.