Volume 1 | March 23, 2021
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Kathleen M. O'Connor
Supervisor

From the Supervisor's Office
JOIN US FOR AN OPEN SPACE VOLUNTEER WORK DAY!

On Saturday, April 10 Oak Openings Nature Preserve from 9:00 a.m. to noon, we will hold a volunteer work day. No experience is necessary – we’ll show you what to do, and we’ll explain why it’s important. We’ll also provide gloves, goggles and hand tools (if needed), drinking water and snacks. .

We are a hardy bunch but workdays will not be held under the following conditions:
  • Deep, heavy snow
  • Temperatures or wind chills of 10 degrees or lower

Directions to Oak Openings Nature Preserve

Oak Openings Nature Preserve
Route 45, Grayslake, IL
On the east side of Route 45, one-half mile north of Casey Road.
Meet in the parking lot.

Youth Guidelines
Children 12 and older are welcome if accompanied by a supervising adult. High school students who enjoy working in the outdoors are welcome with parental permission. Releases will be available at the work day.

Questions?
Please contact us at 847.362.9760 or email   dcederberg@libertyvilletownship.us or jhapp@libertyvilletownship.us
Open Space Job Opening
Food Pantry Update

The food pantry continues to operate on Tuesdays from
10 am - 3 pm for any Libertyville Township resident in financial need and provides proof of residency. If an individual is not a registered user of the food pantry, they will be asked to provide a photo id and a copy of a current utility bill as proof of residency. Once the current situation improves, additional documentation may be required. The bagged food will be distributed via drive thru. Residents will remain in the car and Township staff will load the food items.

The food pantry is in need of ramen noodles, rice, olive oil (small), and adult diapers-women's size M.

Monetary donations can be made out to the Libertyville Township Gift Fund.

Food and/or monetary donations will be accepted during the regular business hours of 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Zoom Budget Counseling Class

Libertyville Township partners with Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Northern Illinois to provide our residents with a variety of financial literacy programs. Anyone who is interested in this month's class is welcome to register!

You are invited to join in on a Libertyville Township/CCCS Workshop 

Developing Sound Financial Skills

When: April 5, 2021 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
News From the Highway Commissioner

Snow Removal Operations

The Libertyville Township Highway Department plows approximately 28 miles of unincorporated Libertyville Township roads, including centerline roads, cul-de-sacs and dead-end streets. The Illinois Department of Transportation plows state roads, including Routes 45, 21 (Milwaukee Avenue), 43 (Waukegan Road), 176 (Park Avenue), 60 (Townline Road) and 120 (Belvidere Road). The Lake County Division of Transportation maintains county roads, including Butterfield Road, Winchester Road and St. Mary’s Road.
Plowing generally begins when snow is more than one-inch deep and freezing temperatures indicate that the snow will not melt.
  • Please do not shovel or blow snow back into the street after it has been plowed and salted. Snow that is deposited on the street can refreeze and cause hazardous conditions for you or your neighbors
  • When it starts to snow, park your vehicle off the street. This protects it from being plowed in. It also prevents receiving a ticket and being towed
  • Check that your mailbox and post are in good repair and that they are behind the curb, not leaning out over the street.
  • If there is a fire hydrant in front of your home, clear the snow around it. It is there for your protection and that of your neighbors.
  • Please remove portable basketball hoops from the right-of-way. The Township is not responsible for damages that occur during snow removal operations.
  • Please place garbage and recycling bins on the apron of the driveway. These bins are not to be placed on the roadway as they become hazards for plow drivers.
Rockland Road Project Receives Award
Lake County Burning Regulations for Unincorporated Lake County

The Lake County Board voted on March 9 to reinstate a temporary emergency ordinance effective through June 9, 2021, which allows open burning of landscape waste in unincorporated Lake County from sunrise to sunset only on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The ordinance also permits open burning from sunrise to sunset on any day of the week if the burning occurs at least 500 feet from the nearest habitable structure.
Volunteers Needed to Help With Vaccination Clinics 

Your help is needed at COVID-19 vaccination clinics. While those with medical training are needed to serve as vaccinators and wellness-check observers, there are many roles available for volunteers that don’t require medical knowledge. This includes on-site traffic control, greeters, and check-in screeners, as well as remote customer support.  Watch the video and visit our website to learn more and apply. 
Senior Citizens: Get Help and Vaccine Information Over the Phone  

The Lake County Health Department provides support for COVID-19 vaccine registration through its AllVax Support Center, Mondays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by phone at (847) 377-8130, and by email at AllVax@lakecountyil.gov

Beginning this week, additional volunteers are available to take calls from Lake County residents age 65 and older during special senior hours: 
  • Tuesdays: Noon to 3 p.m. 
  • Thursdays: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
  • Fridays: Noon to 3 p.m. 

During the hours listed above, seniors calling (847) 377-8130 can select option 1 to be routed to a volunteer. Because vaccine supply is very limited at this time and demand is high, volunteers at the call center cannot schedule or expedite appointments. However, they can help people register and answer questions about the process. If you leave a voicemail when you call, a volunteer will call you back. 
Do you want to volunteer to help answer questions over the phone from senior citizens? Please contact lakecountycallvolunteers@gmail.com.  

The AllVax Portal Is Open

Lake County Health Department is pleased to announce that the Lake County AllVax Portal is open. All Lake County residents can now register to be notified when a COVID-19 vaccine is available to them. Registering online is easy and secure—just visit AllVax.lakecohealth.org. You can also register over the phone by calling the Lake County Health Department at (847) 377-8130.

By entering basic information and answering a few screening questions on the portal, you will be notified when a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available. You can register yourself and others on the portal. Once you are registered, you can also schedule your vaccination appointments through the Lake County clinics or facilities through the system when a vaccine is available to you. The portal also includes answers to frequently asked questions on COVID-19 vaccination
Household Chemical Waste Event
(you'll need an appointment for this!)

Saturday, March 27th, 2021
PLEASE NOTE** March Events are scheduled on Saturdays. The routine weekday event, typically held on the fourth Monday of each month, is cancelled until further notice. This is a safety precaution that will help in minimizing potential exposure risks to SWALCO office staff due to the increase presence of outside contractor personnel in the facility that are required for those events.
 **Safety is crucial during your visit. Please Stay In Your Vehicle and Wear Masks**
 at our facility located at: 1311 N. Estes Street, Gurnee, IL 60031
APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED for Household Chemical Waste Events located at our Gurnee Facility to ensure safety & efficiency. Collections are for residential waste only. No business waste will be accepted. All SWALCO HCW Collection Events are FREE for Illinois residents ONLY.

The Veterans Assistance Commission of Lake County

The Veterans Assistance Commission (VAC) promotes the welfare of honorably discharged veterans of military service and their families. The VAC acts as a central service office for all veteran organizations and has general oversight of the distribution of emergency assistance to military veterans and their families.
Types of Assistance
·        Assistance with rental and mortgage payments.
·        Utility payment assistance.
·        Emergency medical care is provided to any member of the veteran’s immediate family who qualifies. Medical care includes hospital payments, outpatient care provided by Lake County clinics, emergency dental, and vision care.
·        Job service assistance.
·        Food, clothing and other supplies at Midwest Veterans Closet.
·        Proper burial for indigent veterans.
For more information, please visit their website: https://www.lakecountyil.gov/758/Assistance-Programs, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lakecountyvac/ or call 847.377.3344.
How to Wear a Cloth Face Covering or Mask 

Wearing a cloth face covering CORRECTLY can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to others. When you go out on essential trips, follow these tips from the CDC. If you have a child, remember those under age 2 should not wear a face covering. 

  • Make sure you can breathe through it 
  • Wear it whenever going out in public 
  • Make sure it covers your nose and mouth 
  • Wash after using 
Lake County Coronavirus Data Hub:

Lake County Health Department & Community Health Center business guidance:

Anyone needing assistance finding food, shelter, rent or utility assistance, or other essential services can call 211 or TEXT their zip code to 898211 to speak with someone who can help 24/7. United Way of Lake County is also coordinating volunteers via its website:


The State of Illinois Coronavirus website: https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/coronavirus

Illinois Department of Public Health:http://www.dph.illinois.gov/

Lake County Health Department: www.lakecountyil.gov/coronavirus

COVID-19 Testing in Lake County: https://www.lakecountyil.gov/4435/COVID-19-Testing

Interested in donating blood: https://www.vitalant.org/ 
211 Is Here to Help

211 is a free, confidential, 24-hour information and referral helpline connecting individuals & families in need with access to available health and human services. 

211 is Lake County's one-stop shop for help!

Lake County residents can connect to a wide range of services by phone or text, and an expert navigator will guide them to the help they need, regardless of the time of day, the language they speak, or where they live.

Ride Lake County Central

This curb-to-curb Pace bus service travels East in Lake County – any destinations located in Libertyville, Fremont Shields Townships, Village of Libertyville, Village of Mundelein, Vernon Hills Shopping Center, Metra Station (Lake Forest), Lake County Health Dept., Walmart Fountain Square, Grayslake Medical Offices, Doctors on Winchester Road, College of Lake County, Greenleaf Medical Offices. Call Pace at 1-800-201-6446 to register and schedule your rides.

Who are my legislators? To contact your legislator, click on the names below:
Township Officials


Supervisor

Clerk

Highway Commissioner

Assessor

Carol A. August, Trustee
Matthew Kovatch, Trustee
Terry A. White, Trustee
Cathleen Dohrn, Trustee
Township Contact Information


Office of the Supervisor
359 Merrill Court, Libertyville, IL 60048 
Phone: 847.816.6800
Fax:     847.816.0861
 
Office of the Highway Commissioner
343 Merrill Court 
Phone: 847.362.3350

Office of the Assessor
Phone: 847.362.5900


Office of the Clerk:
Phone:847.816.6872