Local News from Avon Supervisor Lisa Rusch
March 23, 2017
It's all about your pets:  
Our pets are part of our family!  What a better way to keep them healthy than with a pet clinic visit.  Lake County is on top of that.  AND If you just got a new pet and would like training - well we have you covered there too.

The Grayslake AND Round Lake Area Park Districts have combined forces and are holding a pet training course.  What great team work!  Kudos to both Park Districts!
Three Low-Cost Pet Vaccination Clinics Offered in April

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center's Animal Care and Control program is offering three low-cost pet vaccination clinics in April at different locations around Lake County. Each clinic provides a convenient and affordable way for Lake County residents to keep their pets up to date with shots and rabies tags.

Saturday, April 1, 9 a.m. to noon, Beach Park Public Works

Animal Care and Control is partnering with Beach Park Public Works for a clinic at the public works building, 40185 N. Glendale Road, Beach Park.

Saturday, April 15, 9 a.m. to noon, Lake County Fairgrounds

Animal Care and Control is partnering with the 4-H Club All in Ag for a clinic at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake.

Saturday, April 29, 9 a.m. to noon, Vernon Hills Public Works

Animal Care and Control is partnering with the Vernon Hills Police Department for a clinic at the Vernon Hills Public Works Building, 490 Greenleaf Drive, Vernon Hills.

FOR Pricing and More information click here : PET CLINIC   

April 4th Election
Avon Township Clerk Jeanne Kearby
wants to remind you:

Early Voting started March 20th.  Although you can early vote at any early voting site, the closest site is:  at the Round Lake Village Hall located on Cedar Lake Road.

For more information and what is on your ballot, click here: VOTE

2017 Spring Hydrant Flushing Schedule
A Message from Lake County Public Works:

Lake County Public Works will conduct its semi-annual water hydrant flushing program beginning April 3, 2017, depending on weather conditions.

The process will be performed daily, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., per the hydrant flushing schedule and will continue until all water mains throughout the water systems have been flushed.

After flushing you may notice a slight discoloration of the water. Residents are urged not to do laundry during periods of flushing in your area to avoid staining of clothing, which may occur due to the disturbance in the water main. This is not harmful and will dissipate after a short time. It is recommended to run cold water for several minutes to clear your pipes. 

The anticipated completion date is April 28, 2017. Signs will be posted in each area before the start of hydrant flushing. Please visit Lake County's website or call 847.377.7500.
Spotlighting:   Catholic Charities Meals on Wheels
Photo above:  Fremont Supervisor Diana O'Kelly, Avon Township Resident Sol Melamed, Caretaker, and Avon Township Supervisor Lisa Rusch

Top Right photo:  Fremont Township Supervisor Diana O'Kelly, Volunteer Alice, Supervisor Lisa Rusch, Catholic Charities George, Grant Township Supervisor Kay Starostovic, and Catholic Charities Senior Events Planner Kari
My volunteer buddy:  Alice!  
She's been volunteering with Meals on Wheels for over 20 years! 
Meals on Wheels!
It is disheartening to hear more and more about the cuts that are being talked about to the services that people need the most.  One of those services being tossed around as if it were less than fragile is Meals on Wheels.  If you have never heard about Meals on Wheels - it is a  service that Catholic Charities provides HOT fully cooked meals to seniors.  Each day a volunteer delivers a full hot meal to a Senior.  It provides not only a complete hot meal that includes fruit, milk, bread, but it also provides a friendly face at the door.  It provides Catholic Charities with the opportunity to offer other services and to do a wellness check on the resident receiving the meal.  It offers the resident freedom to live in their home. Because if they were not receiving this meal, or this wellness check, they may be forced to live in a senior living establishment.

On March 20th, Catholic Charities invited local elected officials to deliver meals.  To see firsthand what the program was all about.  Although Avon Township has been volunteers that have delivered meals in the past, when they ask, you go.

I had the opportunity to be welcomed into the home of Avon Township resident Sol Melamed.  Sol was very happy to see us, and he was happy to introduce us to his 14 year old pup that has his own chair complete with a nice blanket.  Although Sol cannot fully care for himself, he is still able to live in his home thanks to programs that Catholic Charities provides.  Avon Township has been of service to him by providing him rides on our van.

For more information or to learn how the program works call:  
Senior Classes being offered in the Area:  
Congressman Brad Schneider Q & A...
  Congressman Brad Schneider
invites you to attend

Congress on your Corner

College of Lake County
Saturday, March 25th at 10am
19351 Washington Street, Grayslake, IL
Auditorium A011

How Much did I pay in property taxes last year?
As you are preparing to file your income taxes and getting all of your documents together, you may need a copy of your property tax bill ....

Click HERE to get a copy 
Spring Break Ideas...
  Are you looking for ideas for the kids during Spring Break?  Well - look no further...
Little Lake County has tons of information on their site...

**Click on the logo below for more information.
Save the date for the Annual Town Hall Meeting  
Did you know that township governement is the only form of government, where the elected officials take a seat and watch as the electors take over the meeting - - it is during our Annual Town Hall Meeting!  

Save the date: April 11th - Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
Coming Soon.....
We have a new tenant coming to the office!  Our mystery tenant is coming to Avon Township to be accessible to residents in the area.

Have you guessed who it is?

** Please note:  There is absolutely no disrespect by the photo - we are just keeping the mystery.
Spring Cleaning...
As we get into Spring, we have just the thing for you!  Dishcloths and a free gift to go along with your dishcloth! (shh, it's a surprise).  All you need to do is come on in and pick one out.  There is a small slip to fill out, but it's worth it.

Note:  If you are a crocheter or knitter and would like to contribute, please bring in your cloths, we would love to hand them out to our residents.

If you would like to donate store bought cloths, feel free to do so. 
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Did you KNOW????
Avon Township covers all or parts of the following municipalities!

Click on the photo for a direct link to their website.
News from Supervisor Lisa Rusch

I hope all is well with you!  Welcome to the time of 'What I wear depends on the hour of the day, not the whole day itself' or known as Spring in the Midwest!

You will start to see construction sites picking up where they left off last fall.  We are already seeing it outside our own window.  The Washington Street Project should be starting back up in the next few weeks. (weather permitted).  
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.  

Nobody took me up on my offer last month, but we will try again:  The first 10 folks that come in and say they read the newsletter all the way down to THIS sentence, will get a treat.  It is limited to the first 25 folks, and only 1 per person.  KEY word: "Welcome to Spring at Avon Township".  

Hope to see all of you at our Annual Town Meeting on April 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.!

If you need to contact me, please call me at

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

Thank you,

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 April 11, 2017

Finance Committee start the Budget discussion starts:  March 27