Volume 1 April 9, 2019
Kathleen M. O'Connor
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Spotlight On Open Space
Spring Prescribed Burning
The use of prescribed fire provides many benefits to the lands we manage for ecological restoration. Every spring and fall Libertyville Township conducts prescribed burns. Postcards are mailed notifying neighboring homeowners and business of upcoming prescribed burns in nearby restoration sites. It has been another successful year for controlled burns within the Township. This spring Open Space staff with help from volunteers and contractors were able to burn units within 6 different macro sites (Casey North, Casey South, Rt. 137, Milwaukee, Bott Prairie, and Canterbury), covering 217 acres. We are thankful to the volunteers who contributed over 20 hours of support and helped make the spring burn season a success! We would love the opportunity to share our enthusiasm for restoration and welcome new volunteers to become trained in prescribed burning – a love of the outdoors and two day training class to obtain a certification through Chicago Wilderness is all that is required! For those of you who are certified as a Prescribed Burn Crew Member, we welcome your help for the fall prescribed burn season. Our prescribed burns usually take place on weekdays between 9 and 3. We’ll provide all the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and instruction necessary. Please let us know if you are interested and we will put you on our call list or visit http://www.libertyvilletownship.us/open-space-district/volunteer-opportunities
The Annual Town meeting will be held on April 9th at 7 p.m.,
followed by the regular Board Meeting.
The next regular meeting will be on April 25th at 7 p.m.
RTA’s Mobility Management Resource Day
April 16 at Libertyville Township Food Pantry

An RTA rep will be at the Township Food Pantry on Tuesday, April 16 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Accessible Metra, Pace and CTA buses and trains are easy to use and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) would love to show you how! It is important that older adults and people with disabilities stay informed about accessible public transportation options to get to appointments, maintain social connections, and enjoy independent travel!
Topics Covered:
·           Local Public Transportation Options
·           Accessibility features on CTA, Pace, and Metra
·           Planning an Accessible Trip
·           Ventra Cards
·           RTA’s Reduced Fare and Ride Free Programs
·           Travel Safety Tips
·           RTA’s Free Travel Training Program
·           Q&A sessions with an RTA Representative
·           Onsite assistance with Reduced Fare Cards Available
Native Plant Sale at Independence Grove
Township Food Pantry Needs

The Township food pantry serves our most vulnerable residents. It is funded entirely by donations. Currently, the food pantry is in need of juice, paper towels and toilet paper.
Recycling Refresher
It’s Earth Month, a great time to educate ourselves on ways to protect our environment. One way is by recycling! View Lake County’s Recycling Guidelines to make sure you keep the right things in and the wrong things out of your recycling bin. 
Even if certain things can’t go in your recycling bin, there are ways to keep those items out of the landfills. The Solid Waste Agency of Lake County offers recycling opportunities for your electronics , household chemical waste , shoes , and clothing and textiles .
Where Do I Recycle This?
While large items like TVs, bicycles, and appliances can't be thrown in your curbside recycle bin, they CAN be dropped off at locations in the area. Use the "Where Do I Recycl e This" finder to see where you can take these items to prevent them from heading to the landfill.
Rockland Road Reconstruction Update

The Rockland Road project is currently in the final detailed design phase. The project is currently being led by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), with plans going out to bidders in late March, and bid opening on April 26, 2019.  Click here for an overview of the project and anticipated schedule.
Road Repair Season Safety Tips
LCDOT is committed to roadway safety, and we want to make this construction season safe for both drivers and workers in work zones. VIDEO: Roadside Safety Reminders
Lake County Division of Transportation Director Shane Schneider reminds motorists, "Construction zone speed limits are in effect AT ALL TIMES, not just when workers are present. Drivers should always slow down as they approach a work zone to watch for changing traffic patterns, equipment entering and leaving the work zone, and the men and women working on these projects."
Independence Grove Beach Passes Available

Season passes to the  swimming beach  at  Independence Grove Forest Preserve  in Libertyville are on sale for Lake County residents. Purchase on or before May 1 and receive a 10 percent discount. The pass allows holders unlimited use of the 400-foot sand beach that runs along the South Bay of Independence Grove's 115-acre lake.
Ride Lake County Central

This curb-to-curb Pace bus service travels East in Lake County – any destinations located in Libertyville, Fremont Shields Townships, Village of Libertyville, Village of Mundelein, , Vernon Hills Shopping Center, Metra Station (Lake Forest), Lake County Health Dept., Walmart Fountain Square, Grayslake Medical Offices, Doctors on Winchester Road, College of Lake County, Greenleaf Medical Offices. Call Pace at 1-800-201-6446 to register and schedule your rides.

RTA Reduced Fare Pass Applications
New Applicants--

Seniors 65 and over may apply for the RTA Pass at Libertyville Township. Taking the train downtown? This will save you money and it is free. It takes 3 to 4 weeks to receive the pass in the mail. Bring in a 2x2 inch photo and your Illinois driver's license.
The RTA Reduced Fare Permit allows older adults, age 65 and older, and qualified people with disabilities and Medicare recipients to ride all RTA fixed-route services (regularly scheduled CTA, Metra and Pace buses or trains in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties) at a reduced fare.

Who are my legislators? To contact your legislator, click on the names below:
Township Officials



Highway Commissioner

Carol A. August, Trustee
Matthew Kovatch, Trustee
David Nield, Trustee
Terry A. White, Trustee
Township Contact Information
Office of the Supervisor
359 Merrill Court, Libertyville, IL 60048 
Phone: 847.816.6800
Fax:     847.816.0861
Office of the Highway Commissioner
343 Merrill Court 
Phone: 847.362.3350

Office of the Assessor
Phone: 847.362.5900

Office of the Clerk: