Volume 1 June 8, 2021
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Kathleen M. O'Connor
Supervisor

From the Supervisor's Office

--Libertyville Township June 17, 2021 Board Meeting--

Libertyville Township Board Meeting
June 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
at the Township
359 Merrill Court, Libertyville
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Zoom Budget Counseling Class
 
Libertyville Township partners with Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Northern Illinois to provide our residents with a variety of financial literacy programs. Anyone who is interested in this month's class is welcome to register!
 
You are invited to a Libertyville Township/CCCS Workshop.

Developing Sound Financial Skills  

When: Jun 14, 2021 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Spotlight on Open Space
JOIN US FOR AN OPEN SPACE VOLUNTEER WORK DAY!

On Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to noon, we will hold a volunteer work day at the Donnelley Prairies and Oaks Preserve. No experience is necessary – we’ll show you what to do, and we’ll explain why it’s important. We’ll also provide gloves, goggles and hand tools (if needed), drinking water and snacks. .

We are a hardy bunch but workdays will not be held under the following conditions:
  •   Temperatures of 95 degrees or higher
  •   Lightning or extremely high winds.

Directions to Donnelley Prairies and Oaks Preserve

The site is located on Casey Road. Entrance to the site is the farm entrance/gate west of Almond and Casey Roads, on the South side of Casey Road.

Youth Guidelines
Children 12 and older are welcome if accompanied by a supervising adult. High school students who enjoy working in the outdoors are welcome with parental permission. Releases will be available at the work day.

Questions?
Please contact us at 847.362.9760 or email  dcederberg@libertyvilletownship.us  or  jhapp@libertyvilletownship.us      

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 ramen noodles, coffee (ground), rice, and adult diapers-women's size M.

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.
From the Highway Commissioner

Renewal of Grade Crossing at
Bradley Rd, Libertyville Township, IL

(DOT/AAR 260 486V)
 
 
The Railway has funding for a complete renewal of Bradley Rd grade crossing, Libertyville Township, IL in 2021. The complete track structure will be replaced, with a new rubber crossing surface installed. We have the crossing renewal scheduled to commence at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, June 21, 2021 and conclude by 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23, 2021.
 
Complete road closure will be required for the duration of the project. 
 
Household Chemical Waste Event
(you'll need appointments for these!)

Saturday, June 19th, 2021
Saturday, June 26th, 2021

PLEASE NOTE** All June Events are scheduled on Saturdays. The routine weekday event, typically held on the fourth Monday of each month, is cancelled until further notice. This is a safety precaution that will help in minimizing potential exposure risks to SWALCO office staff due to the increase presence of outside contractor personnel in the facility that are required for those events.
 **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.



Think Spring and join us for the next SWALCO Learning Series!
The University of Illinois Extension, Lake County and SWALCO (Solid Waste Agency of Lake County) are happy to present the 2021 Garden Learning Series No 5. Programs will be held on the second Wednesday of the month, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The third in the series will be held on June 9 (virtually) and will feature tips on garden maintenance.
These workshops are offered through a collaboration between SWALCO and University of Illinois Extension as part of a grant from USDA, focusing on local efforts to promote composting and food waste diversion. The grant also hopes to increase the generation and use of compost in commercial, residential, agriculture, and community gardens sectors in Lake County, Illinois. Community Gardens wanting to learn more or get involved, can reach out. * Please check back to see which programs will be offered virtually or which may be offered live. Visit swalco.org or extension.illinois.edu/lm for further information on these workshops and/or the grant.
Lake County Transitions to Community-Based COVID-19 Vaccinations

The Lake County Health Department is announcing that it will transition to a community-based vaccination model next month, and the final day for COVID-19 vaccinations at the Lake County Fairgrounds will be Monday, June 14, 2021.

Financial Assistance for Lake County Renters

Lake County renters who face financial hardship related to COVID-19 may apply for the new Lake County Federal Emergency Rental Assistance (FERA) Program, which provides help for individuals paying rent and/or utility bills. Income-eligible households may receive up to 12 months of past due rent and up to three months of assistance with future rent, but no more than 12 months of assistance total. Payments from the program will be made directly to landlords and/or utility companies.
Financial Assistance for COVID Related Funeral Expenses

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many families. At FEMA, our mission is to help people before, during and after disasters. We are dedicated to helping ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the virus.
Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.

COVID-19 Vaccines Now Available for Children Ages 12 and Up

Beginning Thursday, May 13, the Lake County Health Department opened COVID-19 vaccinations to children ages 12 to 15 years old.  
Appointments may be scheduled through the Lake County AllVax portal. Households that are already registered on the portal are encouraged to add children as a household member, rather than setting up a separate account for their child. Minors under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to receive their vaccine at a Lake County Health Department vaccination site. Questions? Call the AllVax Support Team at (847) 377-8130. 
Walk-in hours for the coming week at the Lake County Fairgrounds are as follows: 
 
  • Wednesday, May 19: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
  • Friday, May 21: 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
  • Saturday, May 22: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Sunday, May 23: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
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 vaccinations.
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.
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.

Township Officials


Supervisor

Clerk

Highway Commissioner

Assessor

Carol A. August, Trustee
Matthew Kovatch, Trustee
Terry A. White, Trustee
Cathleen Dohrn, 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