Volume 1 October 16, 2020
Kathleen M. O'Connor
Supervisor
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Libertyville Township October 22, 2020 Board Meeting

Libertyville Township Board Meeting October 22, 2020
Oct 22, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 872 7310 7226
Passcode: 836274
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Food Pantry Update

The food pantry will continue to operate on Tuesdays from 10 am - 3 pm for any Libertyville Township resident in financial need and provides proof of residency. If an individual is not a registered user of the food pantry, they will be asked to provide a photo id and a copy of a current utility bill as proof of residency. Once the current situation improves, additional documentation may be required. The bagged food will be distributed via drive thru. Residents will remain in the car and Township staff will load the food items. 

The food pantry is in need of tuna, ramen noodles and rice.

Monetary donations can be made out to the Libertyville Township Gift Fund.

Food and/or monetary donations will be accepted during the regular business hours of 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Open Space News

St. Mary’s Open Space Drainage Swale Improvement Project

Libertyville Township has engaged Campanella & Sons, Inc. with the engineering provided by Pearson, Brown & Associates, Inc. for our upcoming St. Mary’s Open Space Drainage Swale Improvements Project. A berm was constructed many years ago (prior to Libertyville Township ownership) to deliberately divert stormwater runoff away from the adjacent residential yards. A portion of the berm has settled and/or eroded over the years. Our goal with this project is to reconstruct the existing berm to its original constructed conditions. The work is part of the long-term maintenance of the site. The scope of the work will also include the removal of marked trees, hauling of materials, grading, and site stabilization. The site has been marked for construction. Weather permitting, the project is expected to be completed by Friday, January 1, 2021.

The trail entrance at Pinewood and other sections of the trail are closed to the public. Thank you for your assistance in keeping the site safe by not entering the construction area. We greatly appreciate your cooperation.
News From the Highway Commissioner


Rockland Road re-construction is complete. The Road District contracted with Berger Construction to re-construct the road, drainage swales and storm pipe from St. Mary’s Road, west to the Des Plaines River Bridge. Thank you to all of the residents for your patience and cooperation throughout construction to help make this a successful project. 

The Village of Libertyville and the Libertyville Township Highway Department cordially invite you to attend a Public Information Meeting concerning the preliminary engineering study for the improvement of the Rockland Road Bridge over the Des Plaines River in the Village of Libertyville and Libertyville Township. The purpose of the meeting is to present the existing conditions and potential improvement concepts and to accept public comments regarding the project.

The details of the meeting are as follows:

                               Date:                   October 20 & 21, 2020
                               Time:                   4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
                                                           Open House Format
                               Location:            Libertyville Civic Center
135 W. Church Street
                                                           Libertyville, Illinois 60048

The meeting will be conducted in an informal open house format. Exhibits will be available for public viewing at the meeting. Residents and interested stakeholders should feel free to attend the meeting at any time between 4:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. Representatives from the Village of Libertyville, the Libertyville Township Highway Department, and the project consultant team will be present to discuss the project and answer any questions on an individual basis.

Due to the current restrictions in place for the Restore Illinois plan, attendance within the meeting room will be limited to 50 people at one time, including Village and Township staff and consultant representatives, and a line may form. All attendees must wear a mask and will practice social distancing. No one will be allowed into the meeting without a mask. Anyone with concerns regarding the meeting format may contact the Village or Township representative below.

The meeting will be accessible to persons with a disability. Anyone in need of special assistance and planning to attend should contact Village Engineer Jeff Cooper at (847) 918-2105 or jcooper@libertyville.com by October 16, 2020 or Township Highway Commissioner Marty Neal at 847-362-3350.
County Burn Restrictions Extended

The Lake County Board voted yesterday to extend burn restrictions through Dec 31. In unincorporated Lake County. You may burn yard waste on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays dawn until dusk.
Those who can keep fires at least 500 feet from a habitable structure are allowed to burn any day as long as conditions are right. This amendment was added with the Forest Preserve in mind. They burn to maintain forest health and remove invasive species. 

The Veterans Assistance Commission of Lake County

The Veterans Assistance Commission (VAC) promotes the welfare of honorably discharged veterans of military service and their families. The VAC acts as a central service office for all veteran organizations and has general oversight of the distribution of emergency assistance to military veterans and their families.
Types of Assistance
·        Assistance with rental and mortgage payments.
·        Utility payment assistance.
·        Emergency medical care is provided to any member of the veteran’s immediate family who qualifies. Medical care includes hospital payments, outpatient care provided by Lake County clinics, emergency dental, and vision care.
·        Job service assistance.
·        Food, clothing and other supplies at Midwest Veterans Closet.
·        Proper burial for indigent veterans.
For more information, please visit their website: https://www.lakecountyil.gov/758/Assistance-Programs, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lakecountyvac/ or call 847.377.3344.
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that the expiration date for valid driver’s licenses held by Illinois drivers who are 75 years of age or older has been extended for a period of one year past the licenses’ current 2020 expiration date. As a result, drivers age 75 and older with a 2020 driver’s license expiration date do not need to visit a facility to renew their driver’s license until shortly before their birthday in 2021. 
 
Voting Information


  • Starts 40 days before Election Day only at the Lake County Clerk's office
  • Opens county-wide 15 days before Election Day
  • Use any site regardless of where you live in Lake County
  • Some locations offer evening and weekend hours
  • Grace Period Registration available
  • Polls are open 6 AM to 7 PM
  • Use assigned neighborhood site serving your address
  • Grace Period Registration available

Important dates

                                                   
Oct. 29 

Last Day to Accept Ballot Applications
All ballot requests must be received (mailed, emailed, or personally delivered) in the
Lake County Clerk's Office by 5 PM. 
 
Nov. 3  

Election Day
Your voted ballot by mail must be hand delivered to the Lake County Clerk's office by
7 PM or postmarked no later than Election Day.


COVID-19 INFORMATION

Lake County Now In Phase 4 of Restore Illinois Plan 
On June 26,  Lake County entered Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan as part of the Northeast region. Under Phase 4, gatherings of 50 people or fewer are allowed with this limit subject to change, and face coverings continue to be required in all indoor public spaces and outdoors when maintaining six feet of social distancing is not possible.    
Under Phase 4, additional businesses may open subject to restrictions. Lake County Forward has developed guidelines to prepare businesses and employers to implement new safety guidelines and bring employees back to work. Learn more about the State of Illinois guidelines for businesses.
People at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19, including older people and those with a health condition that may make them vulnerable, are urged to stay in their residence and minimize in-person contact with others to the extent possible. 
How to Wear a Cloth Face Covering or Mask 

Wearing a cloth face covering CORRECTLY can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to others. When you go out on essential trips, follow these tips from the CDC. If you have a child, remember those under age 2 should not wear a face covering. 

  • Make sure you can breathe through it 
  • Wear it whenever going out in public 
  • Make sure it covers your nose and mouth 
  • Wash after using 
Lake County Coronavirus Data Hub:

Lake County Health Department & Community Health Center business guidance:

Anyone needing assistance finding food, shelter, rent or utility assistance, or other essential services can call 211 or TEXT their zip code to 898211 to speak with someone who can help 24/7. United Way of Lake County is also coordinating volunteers via its website:

Please see the attached information: The President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America


The State of Illinois Coronavirus website: https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/coronavirus

Illinois Department of Public Health:http://www.dph.illinois.gov/

Lake County Health Department: www.lakecountyil.gov/coronavirus

Interested in donating blood: https://www.vitalant.org/ 
Community-Based Testing Site Reopens in a New Location in Waukegan 
The COVID-19 drive-through testing site in Waukegan has opened in a new location at 102 W. Water Street. Testing is available seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., or until the daily capacity of 750 tests is reached. The previous site at Northwestern Avenue in Waukegan is no longer being used for COVID-19 testing and will revert back to
an Illinois Vehicle Emissions Testing Program site. 
                          
Things to know before you go:   
  • Testing is free of charge, and available to anyone with or without symptoms. 
  • No appointment, insurance, or physician referral is needed.
  • Photo identification is required. 
  • Anyone in the vehicle who wants a test must be seated at a functioning
  • window.  
  • Once you enter the line in your vehicle, you will not be permitted to exit your car.  
  • For the safety of the testing personnel, walk-ups are not allowed. Individuals must arrive in a vehicle.  
211 Is Here to Help

211 is a free, confidential, 24-hour information and referral helpline connecting individuals & families in need with access to available health and human services. 

211 is Lake County's one-stop shop for help!

Lake County residents can connect to a wide range of services by phone or text, and an expert navigator will guide them to the help they need, regardless of the time of day, the language they speak, or where they live.

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.

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


Supervisor

Clerk

Highway Commissioner

Assessor
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:
Phone:847.816.6872