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Diana O'Kelly, Township Supervisor
March 6, 2019
Shredding Event
Our office is working on scheduling a paper shredding event. I will let you know when everything is confirmed.
Is The State of Illinois Holding Some of Your Money?
I was on the list and so were many of my friends and family. Click here to see if the state is holding some of your money. There are also businesses and government agencies on this list.
Single Waste Hauler Meeting for Unincorporated Fremont Township Residents
The meeting to discuss the next step will be on March 12 at 6:30 in the lower level of the Fremont Township Administrative offices. Questions? Call Diana at 847 223-2847.
Health Department Offers Reduced Well Water Testing Rates
Are you on a well? The Lake County Health Department is offering a reduced well water testing fee for homeowners who use well water as their primary source of drinking water. Between March 11 and March 22, 2019, the normal $18.00 fee for testing for bacteria and nitrates will be reduced to $12.00. 

Private well owners are encouraged to do annual water testing and well maintenance to help protect their families from waterborne illness.

Sterile test bottles and sampling instructions are available at Fremont Township. Please call us at 847 223-2847 before you come to make sure we have them.

All collected water samples must be brought to the Lake County Central Permit Facility between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Results of water samples are ready for homeowners in approximately three business days. Residents also have the option to pay $59.00 to have a Health Department staff member visit their home to collect the sample, inspect the well, and provide the lab analysis for bacteria and nitrates.

For further information on water testing, contact the Health Department at (847) 377-8020.
April 2 Consolidated Election and Voting Options
You will be voting for the people who approve about 90 percent of your property tax bill on April 2. You will be electing municipal offices, library trustees, park district commissioners and school board members in the April 2 elections. These local races impact you! To view your ballot click here and enter your information.

Vote Early at Fremont Township
We are happy to have early voting at Fremont Township. Early voting will be available March 18 to April 1 at sites throughout Lake County. To find all early voting sites near you and see the hours they are open click here. Some locations even offer weekend and evening hours.
Voter Registration
Online voter registration is available until March 17 through the Illinois State Board of Elections . An Illinois driver’s license or state ID card is required for online registration.
Voter registration also will be available at all early voting sites from March 6 to April 2 and at the voter’s assigned Election Day site. Applicants must meet all voter registration requirements, provide valid identification, and vote at the time of registration.
Free Federal and State Tax Filing
Individuals who earned $66,000 or less in 2018 can self-file their federal and state taxes for free and save an average of $200 in fees by using My Free Taxes. English and Spanish support via telephone (1-855-MY-TX-HELP) is available, along with email and online chat support from IRS-certified specialists.
Free AARP Tax Preparation at the Fremont Library
Volunteer tax preparers from AARP will be available by appointment at Fremont Library to assist community members with their tax return. This service is free and available to anyone, and is specifically designed for people over 50. AARP will prepare and file the return with the IRS and the State of Illinois.
Appointments required; book in person at the Reference or Readers Services desk or over the phone by calling 847-918-3206 beginning January 7, 2019.
Marvelocity: The Art Of Alex Ross Opens March 9 at the Dunn Museum in Libertyville
The work of a renowned comic book artist is coming to the  Dunn Museum  in Libertyville, Illinois. Marvelocity: The Art of Alex Ross will be on exhibit from March 9 thru September 8.
 
Considered one of the greatest artists in the field of comic books, Alex Ross has created some of the most iconic images known to fans today. For nearly 30 years, he has revitalized classic superheroes into works of fine art by illustrating characters including Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, Storm from the X-Men, the Avengers, Black Panther and many more. More Information
Friends of Fremont Library Used Book Sale
Saturday March 9, 10:00 - 4:30
Sunday March 10, 1:00 – 4:30

The NORTH CENTRAL O GAUGERS Model Railroad Club, Inc. will also be running their Model trains from 10:00-4:00 on Sat. March 9 th. The kids (young and old) will have fun watching all the different trains. 

Any questions call: 847-918-3247
Safe Boating Classes
AILING SKILLS & SEAMANSHIP Saturday March 9, 2019
2 CONSECUTIVE Saturdays March 9 & 16 Full day class 9 am to 4 pm $65

YOUR SHIPS VHF RADIO Tuesday March 19, 2019
2 hr. class 7 – 9 pm $10

INTRO TO NAVIGATION Saturday March 23, 2019
3 hr. class 9 am – 12 pm $25

ABOUT BOATNG SAFELY Saturday March 30, 2019
Full day class 9 am – 4 pm $40

INTRO TO NAVIGATION Saturday April 6, 2019
3 hr. class 9 am – 12 pm $25

ABOUT BOATNG SAFELY Saturday April 13, 2019
Full day class 9 am – 4 pm $40

GPS FOR MARINERS Saturday May 4, 2019
3 hr. class 9 am – 12 pm $40 note: GPS units provided for class

ABOUT BOATNG SAFELY Saturday May 11, 2019
Full day class 9 am – 4 pm $40 May 11, 2019

INTRO TO RADAR (new) Saturday May 18, 2019
3 hr. class 9 am – 12 pm $40 note: includes workbooks

YOUR SHIPS VHF RADIO Tuesday May 21, 2019
2 hr. class 7 – 9 pm $10

ABOUT BOATNG SAFELY Saturday May 25, 2019
Full day class 9 am – 4 pm $40 May 11, 2019

Classes are presented at US Coast Guard Auxiliary Waukegan Harbor Flotilla 41-05
Operations Center 9 North Harbor Place, Waukegan IL. 60085.
For more information or to register go to www.waukeganaux.com or call Curt Schumacher or Marvin Crone 847-236-0626

Boat Safely and Always wear your Life Jacket !
Lake Forest Civic Orchestra
The Lake Forest Civic Orchestra will perform March 10, 2019 at 4:00 pm at the Gorton Center in Lake Forest. More information

Mendelssohn – The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave), op. 26
Dvorak – In Nature’s Realm
Beethoven – Symphony No. 6 (Pastorale)
  Fairy Tales and Fables-Kirk Players’ Spring Children’s Show
Kirk Players will present its spring children’s show, Fairy Tales and Fables , a lively collection of works from Aesop, Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Anderson and Mother Goose adapted for the stage by Kirk Players, on March 29-31 at Mundelein High School Theatre.

Fairy Tales and Fables opens Friday, March 29 @ 7pm, followed by performances on Saturday, March 30 at 2pm and 7pm, and Sunday, March 31 @ 2pm.
Visit www.kirkplayers.org for more information and tickets. Or call 847-521-6192 today.
Affordable Pet Vaccination Clinics Scheduled
Low-cost pet vaccination clinics provide a convenient and affordable way to keep pets up to date with their shots and rabies tags. Pets are taken on a first come first served basis. All animals brought to a clinic must be at least four months old. Dogs must be leashed and cats placed in carriers. Only cash will be accepted on site. For more information, call 847-377-4700.
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.
DMV Mobile Event at Fremont Township
Services provided at the mobile event include:
Renewal/Correction of Drivers License
New/Renewal/Correction of State ID
License Plate stickers
Motor Voter Registration with Renewal of DL/ID
Organ Donor Registration with Renewal DL/ID

Seniors 75 and over must go to the DMV because they need a road test

For your convenience, Fremont Township is hosting a Mobile Drivers License Renewal on April 5 with Secretary of State Jesse White's office. In order to renew your license or State ID at this event, your license or ID must be expiring within one year of April 5, 2019. (April 4th, 2020 is the latest date)

Seniors over 65 can get a free lifetime State ID.  If you have moved and your address has changed you can get that changed here. You will need proof of your address.
Drivers who will be 75 years of age or older when their current drivers license expires are required to pass a road test to renew their license. That is not offered at this event. Anyone 75 or over must go to the DMV.

You will be issued a temporary license and the permanent will be mailed to you.
You may also renew your license plates at this event. Cash, Check and Charge are all accepted, but there is a fee for using a credit card.
Call Ron at 312 814-3676 with questions.
AARP Defensive Driving Course-
Save Money on Your Car Insurance
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.
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.
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If you need to contact me, please call the office at 847 223-2847 or my cell at 847 833-1019.
  
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
​LIMIT OF TEN ITEMS PER VISIT INCLUDING ONE TV
​(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
​LIMIT OF TEN ITEMS PER VISIT
​​(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.
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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.

 Fremont Township Representatives

    
Supervisor

Highway Commissioner

Assessor

Clerk 

Trustees

Next Board Meeting-

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