Local News from Avon Supervisor Lisa Rusch
December 29, 2016
New LAWS for 2017.....
Are you Aware that there are NEW LAWS going into effect starting
January 1 st?


Click this link to the NEW LAWS
Recycle YOUR Christmas Tree!!
  Don’t send your Christmas tree to the landfill—drop it off at the Lake County Forest Preserve sites listed in the link for recycling. Donated trees are chipped and used for trails and landscaping at preserves throughout the county. Find a drop-off site near you:   Christmas Tree Recycling

Drop-offs accepted at the marked sites only between  December 26 and February 1 .

Only undecorated, real Christmas trees can be accepted; no yard waste. Commercial drop-offs are prohibited.


Keep Avon Township WARM!!! 
Avon Township has HATS!!!!
I t is supposed to be a very cold, and snowy winter.  
Avon Township is doing their best to keep you warm this winter.  
We have a generous donation of hats, blankets and a few gloves!
Graciously donated by
Barbara of Round Lake Beach and
by your very own supervisor Lisa Rusch.

If you need a hat, or gloves, or a blanket - come on in.  
You will have to fill out a small form, and quantities are limited.
*If you would like to donate new hats (store bought with tags) or hand crafted hats, gloves, mittens, blankets we will be accepting them throughout the winter.
Truth in Taxation Hearing
To view the proposed Levy to the County click HERE or visit our website and find it under Finance ---> Tax Levy --> 2016
Things to do with kids...
Are you the parent or grandparent of little ones?
 
Have you been to Little Lake County's website yet?
If not, what are you waiting for!

Little Lake County is a great resource for things to do, places to go, and many other great resources for classes and even a preschool guide



Department of Motor Vehicles is MOVING!!!!
Secretary of State DMV is moving out of Libertyville and into Lake Zurich!!
The Illinois Secretary of State's office is closing its doors in Libertyville on December 29, 2016

Starting on January 4, it will be located in Lake Zurich.

Here is an excerpt from an article in the Daily Herald written by Mick Zawislick

"After about 30 years in a shopping center on Peterson Road in Libertyville, the secretary of state driver's service facility will close permanently at the end of the day Thursday, Dec. 29. It will reopen Wednesday, Jan. 4, in a larger, newly built space about 12 miles southwest on Route 12 in Lake Zurich."
Here is a link to read the entire article:
STORYTIME at the libraries....

Did you know that Avon Township is home to 2 fabulous libraries!



Both offer Storytimes click on the links above to check out each of the libraries calendars.



Winter Driving Tips
Severe weather can be both frightening and dangerous for automobile travel. Motorists should know the safety rules for dealing with winter road emergencies. AAA reminds motorists to be cautious while driving in adverse weather. For more information on winter driving, the association offers the  How to Go on Ice and Snow  brochure, available through most AAA offices. 
 

AAA recommends the following winter driving tips:

  • Avoid driving while you’re fatigued. Getting the proper amount of rest before taking on winter weather tasks reduces driving risks.
  • Never run a vehicle in an enclosed area, such as a garage.
  • Make certain your tires are properly inflated.
  • Keep your gas tank at least half full.
  • If possible, avoid using your parking brake in cold, rainy and snowy weather.
  • Do not use cruise control when driving on any slippery surface (wet, ice, sand).
  • Always look and steer where you want to go.
  • Use your seat belt every time you get into your vehicle.

For ADULTS over 65...  
Avon Township is proud to partner with ElderCARE
Neighbor helping Neighbor

ElderCARE is an organization that provides services to adults over 65
  • Transportation to Medical Appointments

  • Shopping

  • Home Visits....
For more information call 847-406-4683 or visit their website at: info@eldercarelakecounty.org
ElderCARE is also looking for volunteers....
Do you like to shovel?  Snow Plow?  Would you be willing to volunteer to help a  Senior in Avon Township?

We get quite a few requests from Seniors who need their driveways shoveled.  If you are able to volunteer, please give us a call.  

If you are a Senior that needs some help shoveling...  Give us a call!
847-546-1446
Did you KNOW????
Avon Township gives out temporary handicap placards?
If your doctor has given you authorization for a temporary hang tag - we can provide you with one.  Just bring in the doctor's note and we can provide you with a placard for up to 3 months.
 
Call 847-546-1446 for more info.
News from Supervisor Lisa Rusch
Hello!  Welcome to Avon Township!
 
We have come to the end of another year.  It is the time for a fresh start and new beginnings.  It is also time to reflect on the past year, and see what we have done and what we can do better.

Avon Township is always looking for ways to improve our services with our limited budget.  In the past year we have added on our Keep Avon Township Warm program, and we have continued on with our diaper service, essentials program, backpack program, and other various programs.  But what do you think we can add to help you?  Please let us know.  We are always welcome to new and fresh ideas to keep Avon Township thriving with assistance to our residents.

Our goal is to keep you informed on issues in the area that impact you.  If you have suggestions on how we can improve this newsletter please let us know. 

If you know of residents or neighbors who you think may like to receive local news, please forward this to them and invite them to sign up.  Thanks for passing on the news. 

If you need to contact me, please call me at

847 546-1446 x 304 or stop in the office.

Thank you, and Happy New Year!

Lisa Rusch, Supervisor

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Contact Your Township Officials
You are always invited to our Avon Township Meetings.  

Next Month's meeting will be held on January 9, 2016