Volume 1 | January 12, 2021
Kathleen M. O'Connor
Supervisor
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From the Supervisor's Office
Libertyville Township January 14, 2021 Board Meeting

Topic: Libertyville Township January 14, 2021 Board Meeting
Time: Jan 14, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Meeting ID: 836 7135 0784
Passcode: 070092
Food Pantry Update

The food pantry continues 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, canned meals, 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.
News From the Highway Commissioner

Snow Removal Operations

The Libertyville Township Highway Department plows approximately 28 miles of unincorporated Libertyville Township roads, including centerline roads, cul-de-sacs and dead-end streets. The Illinois Department of Transportation plows state roads, including Routes 45, 21 (Milwaukee Avenue), 43 (Waukegan Road), 176 (Park Avenue), 60 (Townline Road) and 120 (Belvidere Road). The Lake County Division of Transportation maintains county roads, including Butterfield Road, Winchester Road and St. Mary’s Road.
Plowing generally begins when snow is more than one-inch deep and freezing temperatures indicate that the snow will not melt.
  • Please do not shovel or blow snow back into the street after it has been plowed and salted. Snow that is deposited on the street can refreeze and cause hazardous conditions for you or your neighbors
  • When it starts to snow, park your vehicle off the street. This protects it from being plowed in. It also prevents receiving a ticket and being towed
  • Check that your mailbox and post are in good repair and that they are behind the curb, not leaning out over the street.
  • If there is a fire hydrant in front of your home, clear the snow around it. It is there for your protection and that of your neighbors.
  • Please remove portable basketball hoops from the right-of-way. The Township is not responsible for damages that occur during snow removal operations.
  • Please place garbage and recycling bins on the apron of the driveway. These bins are not to be placed on the roadway as they become hazards for plow drivers.
Libertyville Township Office will be closed on
Monday, January 18th
in observance of Martin Luther King Day.
The AllVax Portal Is Open

Lake County Health Department is pleased to announce that the Lake County AllVax Portal is open. All Lake County residents can now register to be notified when a COVID-19 vaccine is available to them. Registering online is easy and secure—just visit AllVax.lakecohealth.org. You can also register over the phone by calling the Lake County Health Department at (847) 377-8130.

By entering basic information and answering a few screening questions on the portal, you will be notified when a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available. You can register yourself and others on the portal. Once you are registered, you can also schedule your vaccination appointments through the Lake County clinics or facilities through the system when a vaccine is available to you. The portal also includes answers to frequently asked questions on COVID-19 vaccination
Do you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine? Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart will host a discussion with Lake County Health Department Executive Director Mark Pfister, Medical Epidemiologist Dr. Sana Ahmed, and others about the County's vaccination efforts and answer related questions from the community.  
Time and Date: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13 
 
Affordable Pet Vaccination at Lake County Animal Care and Control

On a limited basis and by appointment only, Lake County residents can receive low-cost rabies and distemper vaccinations for their pets at Lake County Animal Care and Control. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 847-377-4700.
Prices
Cash or debit/credit card.

For Pets Spayed/Neutered*
One year rabies vaccination and Lake County tag: $20.00
One year rabies vaccination, distemper and Lake County tag: $25.00
Distemper complex (only): $10.00
Microchip: $15.00

*Proof of spay/neuter required at time of service.

For Pets Not Spayed/Neutered
One year rabies vaccination and Lake County tag: $60.00
One year rabies vaccination, distemper and Lake County tag: $65.00
Distemper complex (only): $10.00
Microchip: $15.00
EXTRA Household Chemical Waste Event
(you'll need appointment)
Saturday, January 30th, 2021

PLEASE NOTE** We've added this extra event to help accommodate the increased requests. Hope this helps!

 **Safety is crucial during your visit. Please Stay In Your Vehicle and Wear Masks**
 at our facility located at: 1311 N. Estes Street, Gurnee, IL 60031
APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED for Household Chemical Waste Events located at our Gurnee Facility to ensure safety & efficiency. Collections are for residential waste only. No business waste will be accepted. All SWALCO HCW Collection Events are FREE for Illinois residents ONLY.

Lake County Passage

Know before you go! Check Lake County PASSAGE for real-time, local traffic information. Through PASSAGE you can also sign up for email traffic alertstwitter alerts, and smartphone apps. Another feature that can be helpful when winter weather strikes is the ability to view camera images from intersections.
Restore Illinois Tier 3 Mitigation Measures 

Tier 3 mitigation measures begin November 20 under the Restore Illinois plan. Tier 3 limits gathering sizes and encourages people to stay home to the greatest extent possible, while permitting some industries to remain open at significantly reduced capacities with proper safety measures in place. To view the Tier 3 mitigation measures click here
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.
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/ 
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