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Diana O'Kelly, Township Supervisor
February 8, 2019
Updates on County Road Improvements
Gilmer Rd at Midlothian Road:
The development of the final plans for improvements to the intersection of Gilmer Road and Midlothian Road is continuing. Lake County has acquired over 60% of the right-of-way and easements necessary to construct the project. It is anticipated that utility companies will be able to start relocating their facilities later in 2019. This project is included in the County’s 5 Year Highway Improvement Program for construction in 2022. It is possible that the construction of the project could be moved earlier if funding becomes available.

Fremont Center Rd at IL 60:
The design for the Fremont Center Road at IL Route 60 project is also continuing. Lake County is reviewing the roadway plans and maintenance of traffic alternatives. IDOT is currently reviewing the traffic signal and roadway plans. Land acquisition is underway for the impacted parcels. It is anticipated that land acquisition will be completed this fall in time for utilities to begin relocating their facilities. Construction is anticipated to begin in late 2019 or 2020.  

Resurfacing of Fremont Center Road from Erhart Road to Gilmer Road
The Lake County Division of Transportation will be proceeding with the resurfacing of Fremont Center Road from Erhart Road to Gilmer Road. Improvements will consist of resurfacing the roadway pavement, providing wider shoulders, and localized drainage improvements. Construction is anticipated to occur during the summer of 2019.

As part of this project, a large metal culvert at Squaw Creek (just south of the schools) will be replaced with a 16’-wide x 8’-tall reinforced concrete box culvert. To accomplish this work, it will be necessary to restrict Fremont Center Road between IL Route 60 and Gilmer Road to local traffic only, with a full closure at Squaw Creek. This road closure is expected to last for approximately three weeks and occur when the schools are out for the summer. Detour signage will direct motorists to use IL Route 60, IL Route 176, and Gilmer Road as alternate routes.

Fremont Center Road will be open to all traffic at all other times while this project is being constructed. However, as with any construction project, motorists can expect periodic delays since lane closures will be necessary to perform the work.
Real Questions from Real People
What are the pipes on Peterson Road by Allegheny?
This is the CLCJAWA project to provide Lake Michigan water to Volo and Wauconda. Click here for more information.
Used Book Sale
1170 N. Midlothian Road, Mundelein, Il. 60060

Sat Feb. 9, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sun Feb. 10, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Children’s section is HUGE and sorted into categories.

The NORTH CENTRAL O GAUGERS Model Railroad Club, Inc. will also be running their Model trains from 10:00-4:00 on Sat. Feb. 9 --  The kids(young and old) will have fun watching all the different trains.
For more information please call 847-918-3247
50 and Older and Looking For Things To Do?
Check out the Regent Center February schedule.  Click here
Saddlebrook Mail Delivery
I have heard from a few people who are concerned the Grayslake Post Office is contemplating getting rid of the house to house mail delivery in Saddlebrook. I spoke with Post Master Ben Giese and he assured me the existing residents will remain the same. They are however looking to centralize the new development area. Delivery has been established for the existing neighbors and they are not changing your delivery.
Tax Time - Don't Get Scammed
Whether your taxes are finished or you plan on waiting until April, it's important to be aware that the IRS scams are as prevalent as ever.

Even though these scams have been around for years and seem to be rather well known, the police often receive calls from unsuspecting residents. Many times the resident has heard about the scams, but nevertheless became concerned the first time a call was received. In addition, sometimes the call ID is spoofed to make it appear as though the IRS is actually calling.

The IRS will never:

Call to demand immediate payment over the phone, nor will the agency call about taxes owed without first having mailed you several bills.

Call or email you to verify your identity by asking for personal and financial information

Demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe

Require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card

Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone or email

Threaten to immediately bring in local police or other law enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.
More Scams
CALL SCAM! If you get a call from a company that says they are providing a $200 rebate on your Electric and Gas Bill, IT IS A SCAM. The phone number is 800-334-7661, which is ComEd but ComEd affirmed that it is indeed a SCAM. The caller said that if you don't follow through, they will have to cut your service. It is a scam. Do not talk to them.
Restore Your Driving Privileges
Nationwide, individuals are unable to restore their driving privileges if their license is suspended for failure to pay a fine or appear in court. Lake County residents with a suspended driver’s license looking to restore their driving privileges are invited to attend a FREE education session with the Lake County Board, Illinois Secretary of State’s office, and Lake County Workforce Development on Feb. 13 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Waukegan City Hall. Learn about:

Need Help With Your Resume?
Meet with a staff person from the Job Center of Lake County in the Fremont Library computer lab on Tuesday, February 19 at 1 pm.
Save Money on College
Paying for College Without Going Broke has been scheduled for Wednesday, February 27 at 6:30pm at the Fremont Library. If you aren't registered yet,  Click here to register
Rules of the Road Review Course at Fremont Township
There are still a few spots available for this review course.
The Rules of the Road Review Course is designed to give drivers – especially senior citizens and persons with disabilities – the knowledge and confidence needed to renew or obtain a driver’s license.

The review course combines an explanation of the driving exam with a practice written exam. Call Nancy at 847 223-2847 to register. It is free. The class will be in our lower level of our Administrative Building on March 1 from 10 am til noon
Dream Catcher Making April 3 at 10 am

Are you looking to do a new craft? Come to Fremont Township to learn how to make your own dream catcher. All Supplies will be provided and beginners are welcome. This is open to Seniors 60 and older and they are asking a $5 donation. No Senior will be turned away for inability to pay.  Call Kari Pohar at 847 740-6708 to register. This class is funded by the Agency on Aging and Catholic Charities.
8 Week Fall Prevention Program at Fremont Township
Do you have concerns about falling? Would you like to learn more about how to reduce the fear of falling? You are eligible if you are 60 or older, ambulatory and concerned about falling. Call Kari Pohar at 847 740-6708 to register. The classes begin on Thursday, April 4 from 10 am til noon.
Chair Yoga with Weights
The Agency on Aging and Catholic Charities are offering a 4 week Chair Yoga with weights class at Fremont Township beginning Wednesday May 29th at 1 pm. This class is open to seniors 60 and over. Please call Kari Pohar at 847 740-6708 to register. If you have light hand weights already, please bring your set. A small number of hand weights will be available. Benefits of Chair Yoga include balance, strength flexibility and protection from injury.
AARP Defensive Driving Course
TUE MAY 7, 2019 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
WED MAY 8, 2019 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The AARP Defensive Driving Course will be held on Tuesday, May 7 and Wednesday May 8 from 9:00 am til 1:00 pm in the lower level of the Fremont Township Administrative Office. Call Nancy at 847 223-2847 to register. $15.00 for AARP members and $20.00 for non AARP members. You must attend both classes.
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Diana O'Kelly
Fremont Township Supervisor   
Transportation Options in Fremont Township
Access to Transportation
Eligible residents of Fremont Township have access to two Pace Dial a Ride services.

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
Prairieland Disposal and Recycling
21N988 Pepper Road, Lake Barrington, IL 
Monday - Friday ​8:00 am to 3:00 pm
​Saturday ​8:00 am to NOON​
​Closed on Legal Holidays
No cost for Lake County residents
​Businesses are prohibited
​(excluding misc. cords and cables)

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 
Grant Township: Road District Facility
26535 Molidor Road, Ingleside, IL
​Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
​Excluding Holidays
No cost to Lake County residents
​Business are prohibited
​​(excluding misc. cords and cables)

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 
Recycle Bedding, Shoes, Eye Glasses, Hearing Aids, Flags Textiles and Yarn at Fremont Township
We accept eyeglasses, hearing aids and yarn
 No Pillows!!!!!!
If you have used towels, sheets or blankets that need to be recycled, bring them to Fremont Township to be donated to local Animal Shelters and Rescues.

Bring your American Flag to Fremont Township to ensure it is disposed of properly.

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.

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Next Board Meeting-

Monday, March 11 at 6:30 pm
Wastehauler Meeting March 12 @6:30 in the lower level of our Admin Building