Local News from Avon Supervisor Lisa Rusch
August 24, 2016
Washington Street to Close at Railroad Crossing
Grayslake, IL-The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will temporarily close Washington Street at the railroad crossing west of Lake Street, to raise the railroad track at the grade crossing and rebuild the temporary grade crossing and roadway approaches. This closure is part of the Washington Street Underpass construction project.  The closure of the crossing will begin at 9 p.m. Friday, September 9. Washington Street will reopen to thru traffic at 5 a.m. on Monday, September 12. You can find more information about this project at: http://www.washingtonunderpass.com/

Detour Route: Washington Street, to IL Rte 83, to Rollins Road, to Hainesville Road. Local traffic will have access to the Metra Station Entrance west of the railroad tracks. Washington Street will be closed to all traffic from east of the Metra station entrance to Lake Street.

Lake County PASSAGE - Local Traffic Info in Your Hands!
Lake County Passage puts local traffic information at your fingertips! PASSAGE is an Intelligent Transportation System designed to provide motorists real time traffic congestion information through the PASSAGE website, email notification and radio 1620 AM. The PASSAGE website is mobile-friendly so no matter what device you are using, you can:

• View a map of current road conditions, construction and events, including crashes, stalls, debris, and other roadway incidents

• Get real time congestion information

• View camera images at major intersections


Avon Township Assessments have arrived...
From the desk of Avon Township Assessor Chris Ditton

2016 assessment notices have been sent out for Avon Township.

Remember, if you have any questions regarding your assessment, now is the time to ask.

LAST DATE to appeal will be September 6, 2016.

If you have questions please call the assessor's office at 847-546-1446 or 847-546-2146

Coalition aims to merge three Round Lake-area towns into one 
The following is the beginning of the article that was
published  in the Daily Herald
on August 18, 2016 and written by Lee Filas

A grass-roots movement is pushing a proposal to merge three Round Lake-area villages into one, creating Lake County's second largest city, organizers announced Thursday.                                                                                                                                                
One Round Lake, a coalition of more than 500 residents from the villages of Round Lake, Round Lake Beach, and Round Lake Park, has filed documents with county election officials to place a binding consolidation referendum on the November ballot, officials said.
                                                                                                                     

Bill Gentes, the coalition's spokesman and former Round Lake mayor, said the move is aimed at reducing the property tax burden on residents and making local government more efficient.
                                                                                                                 
"There is so much money wasted by having three separate Round Lake municipalities. The vast redundancies in operations can be eliminated by merging into a single city while saving the taxpayers millions of dollars," Gentes said.
                                                                                                                                             Round Lake-area residents identify as a single community that is served by the Round Lake Area Park District and Round Lake Area Library, he said. Neighboring Round Lake Heights also is part of those park and library districts.
                                                                                                                                             Gentes said redundant village positions, such as having three police chiefs or three public works supervisors, would be consolidated into single positions. Instead of trustees being elected at large, the merger would create an aldermanic city, where representatives would be elected from geographic districts, he said.
                                                                                                                                             "Plus, we wouldn't have to compete against the other Round Lakes on issues like economic development," he said. "We would all be in the same boat and rowing with the same oars."
                                                                                                                                             Gentes said the name of the consolidated city and the cost of the proposed merger are unknown. The movement began about 18 months ago, and referendum ballot petitions have been circulated for about 90 days.
                                                                                                                                             The only opposition to the proposal comes from elected officials, who will "most likely use precious taxpayer dollars to fight an effort designed to increase efficiency and save money," Gentes said.
                                                                                                                                             Officials from the three villages said they have had no discussions with coalition leaders and questioned the lack of time to study the proposal.
                                                                                                                                             Link to the FULL Daily Herald Article here...

This Labor Day, Remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
  This Labor Day, families and friends will be celebrating the end of the summer. Sadly, this festive time is also a dangerous time on our roads, as many alcohol- and drug-impaired drivers get behind the wheel after celebrating. For this reason, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation to stop drunk drivers and help save lives.

The high-visibility “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown runs from August 22nd through September 5th. During this period, law enforcement across Illinois will show zero tolerance for impaired driving, seat belt law violators, and distracted drivers. Increased state and national messaging about the dangers of drunk and drugged driving, coupled with roadside safety checks and increased officers on the road, aim to reduce impaired driving in Lake County and Illinois.

Second Installation of Property Taxes Due September 2

The second installment of your 2015 property tax bill is due Sept. 2. Please note, you received one bill in May, and you will not receive another bill for the second installment. If you have misplaced your second installment coupon, you can  print a copy  from the Treasurer's Office website by entering your PIN or address. 
Check out an  interactive tax bill  to help you better understand what is included on your bill, and visit the  Treasurer’s Office website  to get answers to frequently asked questions, and see property tax payment options available to you.
AARP Smart Driver Course
 
Sign up today at the Regent Center, 1200 Regent Drive, Mundelein, Il  847 566-4790

The classes are on September 7 and 8 from 9:00 am til 1:00 pm and you must attend both classes.  

$15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members .
COUCH POTATO Voting ????
A large voter turnout is predicted for November's election, and this will result in long lines at the voting sites.  Please help us encourage Lake County citizens to choose to vote by mail - you know - like a couch potato. This option allows any registered voter to receive and mark a ballot from the comfort of his or her own sofa!

If you would like to register to vote in person - please come on in Avon Township!  

For more information:  Call Avon Township 847-546-1446 or Lake County Clerk Carla Wyckoff's office at  847-377-2400
Coming Soon... Avon Township Touch A Truck
September 24, 2016
We have been getting inquiries on when Touch A Truck will be taking place!  We are thrilled that you enjoy this FREE Family Event!

SAVE THE DATE....

Saturday -  September 24, 2016
1:00p- 4:00p
ComEd SCAMS BEWARE
ComEd Representatives will never...
  Remember, ComEd representatives will never call you to ask you for cash or request that you purchase a prepaid credit card to make a payment on your bill. If you have concerns about the status of your account, call ComEd’s Customer Service line at 1-800-334-7661(1-800-EDISON1).
If you believe you have been the target of a phone scam, ComEd urges you to contact the Illinois Attorney General’s office at 1-800-386-5438(TTY 1-800-964-3013), or visit the Illinois Attorney General web-site and click on the “Protecting Consumers” link.


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News From Supervisor Lisa Rusch
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You are always invited to our Avon Township Meetings.  
They are held on the 2nd Monday of the Month.

Next Month's meeting will be held on September 12 at 7:00