Volume 1 July 6, 2021
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Kathleen M. O'Connor
Supervisor

From the Supervisor's Office

--Libertyville Township July 15, 2021 Board Meeting--

Libertyville Township Board Meeting
July 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
at the Township
359 Merrill Court, Libertyville
Spotlight on Open Space

 
JOIN US FOR AN OPEN SPACE VOLUNTEER WORK DAY!
 
 
On Saturday, July 10, 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), adult diapers-women's size M, food storage bags, and household cleaning supplies.

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.
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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.

Budgeting for the Holidays  
When: Jul 12, 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.
Household Chemical Waste Events

(you'll need appointments for these!)

 Saturday, July 10th, 2021
**(bonus)**Saturday, July 17th, 2021
Saturday, July 24th, 2021

 **Safety is crucial during your visit. Please Stay In Your Vehicle**
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.

Looking for a way to help Lake County students this fall?
Here is a great opportunity!
Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Lake County

Lake County, Ill. — A mosquito “pool” (batch of mosquitoes) sampled on June 16, 2021 in Lake Bluff, Illinois has tested positive for West Nile virus. This mosquito pool is the first confirmed indicator of West Nile virus presence in Lake County in 2021. 
“As we approach the summer season, our time outdoors increases, and so does our exposure to mosquitoes,” said Mark Pfister, Executive Director of the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center. “Please remember to ‘Fight the Bite’ and protect yourself and your family from mosquitoes that may carry West Nile virus.” 
Practice the “4 Ds of Defense” to protect yourself and your family from mosquitoes: 
  • Drain: Drain standing water from items around your home, yard, and business. 
  • Defend: When outdoors, use an insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, 2-undecanone, or IR3535 and reapply according to label directions. 
  • Dawn and Dusk: Protect yourself all day and night, and wear repellent outdoors during these prime times for mosquito activity. 
  • Dress: Wear long sleeves, pants, and closed toe shoes when outdoors to cover your skin. 

Field Representative Positions Available!
Looking for work? The U.S. Census Bureau may be a great fit for you! We are still hiring!
In addition to the decennial census, the Census Bureau conducts more than 130 surveys each year to supply the nation with important statistics on people, places and our economy.
Our regional offices are responsible for hiring and supervising our Field Representatives, who help the Census Bureau conduct surveys nationwide. Local field staff know their communities best and are instrumental in conducting surveys with residents on a variety of topics. Field Representatives work out of their home and are reimbursed for mileage.
See where we're hiring today! Visit our website and select your state from the drop-down list. Get Started
Make an impact for your community and join our team today!
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.
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