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Diana O'Kelly, Township Supervisor
July 17, 2017
Disaster Recovery and Clean-Up, Information for Residents

Avoid Scams Targeting Flood Damage Victims
Unfortunately, disasters bring out criminals looking to prey on victims. Also, charity or donation scams are common after a disaster. Please remember the following tips:

  • Don’t offer personal financial information over the phone or on-line. Be wary of clicking links or attachments from unknown sources.
  • Ask for identification. Government employees should wear an official government photo ID and government workers will never ask for a fee or payment.
  • When working with contractors, get three written estimates for repair work and get a written contract detailing all the work to be performed.

If you’ve been victimized by fraud, the Consumer Protection Division of the Illinois Attorney General’s office may be able to help. Visit their website at FEMA also has a toll-free Disaster Fraud Hotline at 866-720-5721 if you suspect anyone of fraudulent activities. You can also contact local law enforcement. 

Damage Assessment
Lake County has received a State disaster proclamation due to the widespread flooding in our region. This can open the door for federal assistance. Disaster recovery is a multi-step process starting with an initial damage assessment, which is now underway. Lake County is working with local municipalities and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) to conduct the assessment. The US Civil Air Patrol is currently capturing aerial photography of the flooded areas.

We need a complete and accurate damage assessment report that includes damages incurred in both incorporated and unincorporated Lake County. The detail within this report will help determine eligibility for federal assistance.

What Should Residents Do?

• Fill out this form to report your damage.

• If your home or personal property was damaged by the flooding, contact your insurance company to determine coverage and start the claim process. 

• Clean-up: Complete emergency clean-up activities that may include removing water damaged property (carpeting, cabinets).

• Repairs: Consider waiting to conduct repair work, such as replacing drywall or carpeting. This is important because officials may need to inspect impacted facilities as a part of the damage assessment process. While we don't know if federal assistance will become available, doing non-emergency repair work before the damage assessment process is complete may cause the repairs to be ineligible for future FEMA financial assistance.

• Document your flood damage with pictures, and keep all receipts related to the clean-up and repair of your property.

• Contact your village/city or Lake County Planning Building and Development (for unincorporated residents) for assistance with the disaster assessment process.

Please review this resource from IEMA: FAQ’s for Residents Affected by Flooding.

Septic Systems
During heavy rains and floods, the ground is often saturated, preventing proper operation of septic systems. Waste water from malfunctioning septic tanks seeping into the ground can contaminate surface water and ground water. For additional information, including signs that a septic system is not working properly, and precautions you can take, please visit this website

Water Wells
Flood waters may contaminate wells. Drinking and/or washing with water from a private well that has been flooded is not advised as the well water may be contaminated with bacteria and other contaminants. Residents on private wells need to have their water tested after floodwaters have receded. The Health Department is offering free water testing to residents whose wells are affected by flooding. For additional information on well water testing, contact Environmental Health Services at 847-377-8020. Fremont Township does have testing kits.

Lake County Recorder Provides Deeds for Flood Victims
Owners of flood-damaged properties who are seeking financial assistance from Lake County banks and lending institutions will need to show proof of ownership in order to secure loans. The Lake County Recorder's Office will be working closely with government officials and impacted property owners to provide any necessary recorded documents at no cost to flood victims. To obtain a free certified copy of the deed, contact the Recorder of Deeds Office at 847-377-2575. Lake County military veterans in flood-damage areas may also qualify for additional programs. Veterans may contact the Recorder of Deeds Office to obtain a free certified copy of their Military Discharge Papers, commonly known as DD214s, for proof of military service. 

Reception Centers
The Red Cross has two reception centers open to assist residents displaced by flooding. The following locations will be open tonight, and Red Cross will assess the need for reception centers on a day-by-day basis. 

• Magee Middle School, 500 N. Cedar Lake Road, Round Lake 

• Jefferson Middle School, 600 S. Lewis Ave., Waukegan 

Check Local Road Conditions and Traffic with Lake County PASSAGE
View a map of road conditions and events, including crashes, stalls, debris, and other roadway incidents, and see camera images of major intersections at .  iPhone and Android users can also download  PASSAGE apps .  PASSAGE: 847-377-7000 National Weather Service
National Weather Service Warnings, Watches and Advisories  (Chicago area).
Fremont Township Has Clean Up Kits
If you are still in need of clean up kits, we have some at Fremont Township. 
Water Testing Kits For Those On Wells
We currently have water testing kits available for those of you on wells.  The Health Department recommends you test your water after the well inundation subsides.  Executive Director Mark Pfister informed me that if you are impacted by the flood, there will be no charge for the test.  You will need to take the sample to the Lake County Health Department in Libertyville.

Call our office before you come to make sure the kits are in stock.  (847)  223-2847
Take Charge Of Your Diabetes
The Department on Aging is presenting this program on Taking Charge of Your Diabetes.  You will Meet at Fremont Township on Wednesdays from July 26 thru August 30 from 9:30 am til noon. There is no charge for the class. Call Donna Copeland Hill
NE Illinois Agency on Aging 630-293-5990 to sign up or ask questions.
Regent Center to Close For Remodeling
The Regent Center will be closed from July 23 - Aug.6th for some remodeling. The main room will be repainted and new flooring will be installed.
Farmers Market
The Mundelein Farmers Market will be held on Fridays from 3-7 p.m., June 16 through October 6, in the Santa Maria del Popolo Church parking lot on Highway Route 45. The MCC expects to have about 30-35 vendors each week, there will be a featured local business and non-profit group each week. Click here to see the vendors.

Transportation Options in Fremont Township
Access to Transportation
Eligible residents of Fremont Township have access to two Pace Dial a Ride services.

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If you need to contact me, please call the office at 847 223-2847 or my cell at 847 833-1019.
Diana O'Kelly
Fremont Township Supervisor   
Round Lake Park Summer Festival - July 22, 2017

Enjoy Summer Fun on July 22, 2017 at the Round Lake Park Village Hall
203 E Lake Shore Drive, Round Lake Park 
Click here for more information
Lake County Fair
August 20 is the Grand Dominion Car Show Benefiting the Fremont Township Food Pantry

Every year the wonderful volunteers at Grand Dominion, led by Bob Giles, host a car show to benefit the Fremont Township Food Pantry.  Mark your calendar for August 20 from 11 am til 3 pm.  This is a don't miss event! These volunteers are neighbors helping neighbors and this event is incredible!!!!
Fremont Township Food Pantry Accepts Ensure Too!
As you know, Fremont Township has a food pantry that is run by donations from our community.  We also have home bound seniors who we deliver to that are in need of ensure.  If you are no longer in need of ensure, we are happy to accept it.
Donate Diapers to Fremont Township
We accept diaper donations for children and adults. If you have diapers you are no longer in need of, please consider donating them to Fremont Township. We do accept open bags.

If you are aware of Fremont Township residents  in need of diapers,( children or adult)  please have them contact our office at 847 223-2847 .

Electronic Recycling Opportunities
Fremont Township has a Recycle O Rama scheduled for September 30.  If you need to dispose of electronics before then, below are the drop off locations. 
Grant Township: Road District Facility
26535 Molidor Road, Ingleside, IL
​Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
​Excluding Holidays

Grayslake: Public Works Facility
585 Berry Avenue, Grayslake, IL
​Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 3:30 pm Saturday  ​8:00 am to NOON
​Excluding Holidays
Also Accepting:
​Clothing & Textiles, Shoes,
​Mixed Paper, Cardboard,
​Plastic Containers, Glass Bottles & Jars,
​Steel Cans, Food Scraps 
Cuba Township: Road District Facility
28070 W. Cuba Road, Barrington, IL
​Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 2:30 pm
​Excluding Holidays

Highland Park: Recycling Center
1180 Half Day Road, Highland Park, IL
​Every Tuesday 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
​1st Saturday of the month 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
​​Excluding Holidays
Also Accepting:
​Clothing and Textiles, Shoes,
Polystyrene Foam: Cup, Containers &
​Packaging, Fluorescent Light Bulbs  
We Accept Your American Flags

To ensure your American Flag is disposed of properly, bring it to Fremont Township.
Recycle Bedding- But No Pillows
Recycle Bedding for the Dogs

No Pillows!!!!!!
If you have used towels, sheets or blankets that need to be recycled, please consider bringing them to Fremont Township at 22385 Route 60, Mundelein to be donated to local Animal Shelters and Rescues.  You can drop them off in the bin on our front porch. 
Recycle Shoes, Eye Glasses, and Textiles and Yarn at Fremont Township

Did you know 85 percent of clothing ends up in the landfill? Bring your new, gently used, and used clothing to be reused or recycled.

Use our  textile bin in our parking lot.  Click here for a list of acceptable items.

Fremont Township recycles shoes year round.  You will find a bin on our front porch.  If you are disposing of shoes that have laces, please tie the laces together.  

We also accept eyeglasses hearing aids and yarn. 
 Fremont Township Representatives


Bill Grinnell
Highway Commissioner

Ed Sullivan Jr.

Christina McCann  

Connie Shanahan
Jeri Atleson
Tami Forman
Keith Voss

Next Board Meeting-August 14 at 7 pm
Recycling Event, September 30