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PALOS PARK WEEKLY | SEPTEMBER 17, 2021
Join Us Friday and Saturday for Autumn in the Park!
On Saturday, September 18, 2021 123rd street (McCarthy Road) will be closed between 96th Avenue (Rt45) and 80th Avenue from 9am until 1pm for the Autumn in the Park Parade. Please adjust your plans accordingly.

Alternative routes for east west traffic will be Rt 83, 119th street and 131st Street. North & south streets, 80th open, 86th closed, 87th & 88th closed at 123rd. 81st, 82nd, 83rd, Mohawk, and 93rd Avenue closed at 123rd as well. The parade starts at 11am.

Plan to come out to enjoy the parade and all the festivities on the Village Green too!

Dan Polk, Police Commissioner
Free Festival parking can be located at:

  • Palos Park Presbyterian Church - 12312 S. 88th Avenue 
  • The Village Courtyard - 8301 W 123rd Street 
  • Metra Parking lot - 12100-12114 South 82nd Avenue
  • Trolley/Shuttle Service - Pick up/Drop Off Locations: Palos Park Metra Lot, Front of Recreation Center, and Village Courtyard
***Trolley Hours: Friday 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm, Saturday 11:45 am - 11:00 pm***
The next Chipper Service is October 4th
 
The Chipper Truck will start on Monday, October 4 at the EAST side of the Village and will continue west until all the public streets have been serviced. Please do not place branches at the street until the weekend before October 4. Branches should be placed out by 7:00 am on October 4. Once the chipper services your street it will not return until the next chipping date. Please see the complete list of dates and the regulations on the Village Website.
 
Landscape Companies hired to remove trees or trim bushes should also remove the cut branches. The Chipper Service is for homeowners cutting on their own trees and bushes. There is a size limit for branches a 4 feet x 10 feet pile or 20 minutes of chipping at one address. 
 

Wood Chips Available

Wood chips are available through the chipping program. Call 708-671-3721 to receive up to two loads (8 yards each) of wood chips during the remaining chipping weeks.
 
When the truck is full you will be called to receive the load of wood chips. Leave your name, address, a phone number where you can be reached, and if you would like one or two loads of chips.  
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

During the September 13 Village Council Meeting, Mayor Mahoney proclaimed the month of September 2021 Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Teal is the awareness ribbon color for Ovarian Cancer and ribbons will be tied on lamp posts and trees throughout the Village. The goal is to educate the community and increase awareness about the symptoms of ovarian cancer. The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition provides information to assist newly diagnosed patients, give hope to survivors and support caregivers. Their commitment also extends to the advancement of ovarian cancer research.
Village of Palos Park Green Electric Aggregation Program

The Village is continuing its electric aggregation program agreement with MC Squared Energy Services following a competitive bid process.
 
The cost of serving each electric account varies greatly based on usage patterns. Some ratepayer accounts will remain with ComEd supply service, others will be served by MC Squared, but the net effect is identical for all. Just as in previous programs, ratepayers may choose to opt out. All will pay exactly the same ComEd rate, including ComEd’s monthly variable PEA component. 

Below are responses to some commonly asked questions:

Why are some accounts at ComEd and some at MC Squared Energy Services?
First, there is no difference to the ratepayer: the price is exactly the same and all are considered equal participants of the Green /Renewable Energy program. Suppliers analyze every meter, and depending on complex usage patterns, certain accounts are selected to remain at ComEd. No added fees for anything.
 
What is the ComEd rate?
The ComEd base rate is 7.127¢ kWh with a ½-cent monthly variable, which can be a credit or debit.
 
I’m confused and have more questions:
Contact MC Squared Energy Services at 888-537-8418 or PalosPark@mc2energyservices.com. If you need additional help, contact the Village’s consultant at 312-751-2202 or sdurling@NIMEC.net.
 
Important to Know:
The ComEd rate changes slightly every month; therefore, the Village program rate with MC Squared Energy Services will, in lockstep, vary monthly. The cost to generate power is variable.
Watch for Deer

Palos Park Police remind motorists that deer mating season is underway, and with that comes more deer entering the roadway. Motorists are advised to slow down, especially after sundown and before sunrise to reduce their risk of a close encounter.

The fall breeding season, commonly referred to as the "rut" causes deer to move about more than usual while seeking a mate or staying ahead of rival suitors. Deer frequently travel in family groups and single file so proceed with caution even if you see one cross the road. Others may follow.

Most of this increased movement occurs from mid-October through mid-November.
Shop Local in The Park

Palos Park has a variety of local restaurants and fast food establishments for your dining pleasure, whether you are in the mood for American, Chinese, Italian, Thai, or seafood. Many of the restaurants offer delivery and carry out services, as well as great casual dining.

For a full listing of all Palos Park Businesses, visit our website.
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