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Round Lake Park Police Department has an APP

Round Lake Park Police Department Announces New App, Providing the Public New Ways to Connect!

Citizens Can Now Download the MyPD App for Android or iPhone phones and tablets

  The Round Lake Park Police today announced the launch of their new app, My Police Department or MyPD for short. The free MyPD app allows citizens to download an app for their Android or iPhone and easily connect with the police department right from their device.
The app has around 40 potential features and the department can turn them on and off depending on what they want to display at certain times. The MyPD app design is easy to use and features a sleek user interface.
“Members of the public can get important updates from us as push notifications” said Chief Chief George Filenko. “We can send the notifications through twitter or our dashboard and the user doesn’t need an account or to worry about missing an important tweet or message. We encourage users to opt in to messages if they want to be informed quickly of new updates or alerts.”
Crime and safety issues are also important for citizens to know about. The app includes resources and links on a number of topics; such as, victim resources, domestic violence, press releases, missing children, and many more. There are also four background screens to swipe through and can be updated with pictures of wanted persons, missing people, or announcements.
Sending in tips about crimes or other quality of life issues is another way citizens can use the MyPD app. It allows the user to either attach their contact information or send it anonymously. Photos and GPS locations of incidents can also be attached from either the phones gallery or live camera.
News from your Avon Township Assessor
Assessed Values Simplified...
Did you know the path to your property tax bill starts in late summer every year? To simplify the complex process, the Blue Letters are the first tell-tale sign the “process” has begun.  The Blue Letter is sent to every property owner in Avon Township (typically August) and is the result of our Assessor’s office doing their work to estimate, to the best of their ability, the value of over 25,000 parcels in Avon Township.  Using the tools the Assessor has to evaluate each property, the Blue Letter is the result of their work to determine the Fair Market Value of your property per state guidelines.

Once you receive your Blue Letter, you have 30 days to review the work of the assessment process. If for any reason you believe your property has a different value than documented, THIS IS YOUR TIME TO ACT.  We encourage you to first come in or call the Assessor’s Office and discuss the valuation process.  If you still believe there is a difference between the Assessor’s value and your estimations, you can file an appeal with the Lake County Board of Review.

If you are satisfied with your assessment, there is nothing left to do but wait for your property tax bill the following Spring. 

The Blue Letter will provide you with information about your property, its values, who to contact if you have questions, links to other tools and how to file an appeal. 

EVERY year we watch many people walk through the Assessor’s doors after they receive their property tax bill.  At that point it is TOO LATE and our Assessor’s hands are tied other than explaining your tax bill to you and make factual corrections and characteristic changes such as assisting to modify something you don’t have on your property that is identified on your tax bill.

The Assessor's Department is available to assist you anytime if you have questions at (847)546-2146.

Did You Know?
Avon Township Offers....
  An Essentials Program?  
            A Diaper Program?

Diaper Program:  We offer approximately 30 diapers once a month to infants, and adults!
 
Essentials Program:  We offer items like toilet paper, paper towel, laundry detergent, shampoo, razors, toothpaste, deodorant - once a month!

Note:  You must qualify for each program and provide proof of income.  call 847-546-1446 to get more information
We are always accepting donations of any of the above items to be able to keep providing this service to our residents.
Heroin Epidemic-Help for Substance Abusers
Heroin is an epidemic in our country, state and county.  Please read about this program and if you know of families dealing with this issue, Help make them aware of it.  

Individuals who struggle with substance abuse will be able to get directed quickly to treatment through a pilot program launched by the Lake County Opioid Initiative called “A Way Out. The program will be offered 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at participating police departments across Lake County. Individuals who possess narcotics or paraphernalia, enter a participating police department and tell an officer they are requesting help will avoid criminal charges as long as the participant seeks assistance.   “A Way Out” is a Lake County, Illinois Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion pilot program, designed to fast-track users to substance abuse programs and services. This program is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at participating police departments.

Click here to view the video explaining this program.

The Lake County Health Department also has an Addictions Treatment Program.
Have you Heard about:   Text-A-Tip
Do you or a friend need immediate mental health assistance?
  What is Text-A-Tip?

Text-A-Tip is a 24/7 anonymous text-communication system for youth needing immediate mental health assistance for themselves or a friend. Members of the community can send a text message to a dedicated number and receive an immediate response from a licensed clinician while remaining completely anonymous. The anonymity makes it a comfortable place for students to share information and provides a safe outlet for voicing concerns about themselves and others.

Fraud Prevention Workshop
Fremont Township Shredding Event
 The next FREE paper shredding event is scheduled at
Fremont Township 
22385 Route 60 
Mundelein
Saturday, July 30 from
9 am to 11 am.
Avon Township Backpack Program
Filling Backpacks!
Avon Township fills backpacks and delivers them to Round Lake and  Grayslake Area Schools!  

We are always in need of Backpacks, and other supplies or monetary donations to purchase items as listed below.  
Spiral Notebooks, Pocket Folders with 3 prongs,#2 Pencils, Black Pens, Blue Pens, Red Pens, 24 count crayons, 12 count Markers, 12 count colored pencils, scissors (both blunt and pointed fiskars), rulers, small supply boxes, erasers, thumb drives, small hand sanitizers, glue sticks, school glue, index cards, post-it-notes, highlighters, dry-erase markers.  
Lake County Fair
 
Lake County Fair Coming Soon!  
Wednesday, July 27th - Sunday, July 31!
Avon Township will be at the Township Booth on Wednesday morning!  
Come on out and say Hi!
Local Community Events
Round Lake Park District - Movies in the Park
The Round Lake Park District is offering Movies in the Park!  


  Grayslake Park District Family & Friends Wacky Olympics
 J oin us for our wacky Olympics night. There will be an opportunity to compete as individuals, family and partner divisions. Events will include obstacle courses, egg toss, relay races and more! Awards and prizes will be given out. Get your friends and family together and come join the fun!

Thursday August 4 - 6p - 8p

Registration is required and there are fees.   Click here for more Information!        
AUTHORS 

Authorfest will kick off with an Author Panel Discussion on July 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 pm, followed by a full day of events from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 30 at the Cultural and Civic Center, 2007 Civic Center Way (located at the corner of Rte. 83 and Rollins Rd.), Round Lake Beach, IL, 847-201-9032. 

Co-sponsored by Janet Elliott, owner of This Old Book in Grayslake, the event offers families and readers a place to have fun outdoors with games, children’s book readings, author presentations and music by Edison Blake and Deezguize! 

The event will feature more than 20 local authors representing science fiction, horror, zombie, memoir, children’s books, and more. 

Additional fees after expenses will be donated to The Book Bridge, a non-profit organization serving Lake County. Learn more at www.thebookbridge.com
 

Dates: July 23, 2016 - July 23, 2016

Times: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Category: Family
Location: Lakefront Park, 1019 N. Lake Shore Dr., Round Lake Beach, IL 60073
Phone: 847-546-8558

"Fishing Should Be Fun" Fishing Derby
Sponsored in part by the Round Lake Management Commission and the Round Lake Area Park District. Every child deserves the opportunity to catch the big one. This event will give all children the opportunity to experience the joy of fishing. Come out, bring your rod and reel, cast your line and help make this years event the best yet. Dont have your own equipment? Dont worry. There will be plenty of equipment to borrowall youll need to make sure is that you dont let the big one get away. Event will feature: " Kids fishing and boating safety seminar " Kids casting event " Fishing knots and rigging

Cost: FREE  

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Avon Township
Touch A Truck
September 24, 2016

Look for more information in our upcoming newsletters.

Note:  If you would like to sponsor Touch a Truck, please contact us at 847-546-1446
News From Supervisor Lisa Rusch
Hello, and Welcome to our 2nd Online Newsletter!

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