Volume 1 | January 18, 2022
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Kathleen M. O'Connor
Supervisor

From the Supervisor's Office

--Libertyville Township January 18th Board Meeting--
Libertyville Township Board Meeting
January 18, 2022
7:00 pm at the Township
359 Merrill Court, Libertyville
Food Pantry News

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, white rice, pasta and canned tuna.

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
Spotlight on Open Space
 
JOIN US FOR AN OPEN SPACE VOLUNTEER WORK DAY!

On Saturday, February 12, from 9:00 a.m. to noon, we will hold a volunteer work day at the Oak Openings Nature Preserve. 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:

  • Lightning or extremely high winds
  • Deep, heavy snow
  • Temperatures or wind chills of 10 degrees or lower


Directions to 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    
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.
Use Lake County PASSAGE to Know Before You Go

Prepare yourself and ease your drive, whether it’s to work, shopping or that upcoming holiday gathering by knowing the road conditions before you leave home. Make Lake County PASSAGE your go-to resource before you hit the roads.
Household Chemical Waste Event
(you'll need an appointment!)

Saturday, January 22, 2022
 **Safety is crucial during your visit. Please Stay In Your Vehicle**
 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.

County Board Approves Open Burning Restrictions and Consolidated Waste Hauling in Unincorporated Lake County 
The Lake County Board voted at its January 11 meeting to enact permanent open burning restrictions within unincorporated Lake County. Franchise waste hauler agreements to provide consolidated waste hauling services in unincorporated areas within certain townships were also approved. The new open burning restrictions and waste hauling agreements go into effect on June 1, 2022. To learn more about open burning restrictions and franchise waste hauler agreements, please read the news release.
Nearly 300 New Illinois Laws Took Effect January 1st
Here Are Some You Should Know About
 
Nearly 300 new laws will take effect in Illinois at the start of the new year.
According to both Democratic and Republican lawmakers, the laws include everything from excused mental health days for students to a minimum wage hike to optional college admissions testing to new official holidays to criminal justice reform and more.
 
Here are some you should know about, according to both the Senate Democratic and Senate Republican caucuses.

New Countywide Paratransit System Expected in 2022
A new borderless countywide paratransit service is getting closer to launching in Lake County. At its Sept. 14 meeting, the Lake County Board approved a resolution to work with Pace Suburban Bus on a new paratransit service known as Ride Lake County. Currently, several communities, townships and transit agencies offer paratransit options in Lake County, but all these services have different geographic boundaries, hours of service, rates, and more.
 
The proposed Ride Lake County service aims to provide one consistent service that individuals age 60+ and those with disabilities can use to get to work, grocery stores, medical appointments and more throughout Lake County. Existing paratransit services will remain in place until the new service is launched, which is expected in 2022.

Financial Assistance for Lake County Renters

Lake County renters who face financial hardship related to COVID-19 may apply for the new Lake County Federal Emergency Rental Assistance (FERA) Program, which provides help for individuals paying rent and/or utility bills. Income-eligible households may receive up to 12 months of past due rent and up to three months of assistance with future rent, but no more than 12 months of assistance total. Payments from the program will be made directly to landlords and/or utility companies.
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.
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.

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