Village of Gurnee Weekly Announcements for Friday, August 26th, 2011

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Weekly Announcements for Friday, August 26th, 2011:
  1. 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
  2. Police Special Enforcement Period to Continue through Saturday, September 5th
  3. Village Utility Billing Rates and Structure to Change Saturday, October 1st
  4. Employment Opportunity: Street Supervisor for the Gurnee Public Works Department
  5. "Gurnee's Got It!" Continues through October 15th
  6. Local Resources: Fire Department Public Education CPR Program
  7. Question of the Week: What is the Premise Alert program?

1. 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

This year’s Gurnee 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony will take place on Sunday, September 11th, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Viking Park.  The Ceremony is free for the public and will feature posting of Colors by the Fire & Police Honor Guard; guest speakers State Senator Suzi Schmidt, Mayor Kristina M. Kovarik and Navy Captain Pete R. Lintner; United States Navy Great Lakes 50 State Flag Unit; Navy Great Lakes Band; Gurnee Grade School Choir and additional presentations the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year and Police Civilian Employee of the Year Awards.

2. Police Special Enforcement Period Continues through Saturday, September 5th

Through Saturday, September 5th, the Gurnee Police Department will be conducting occupant protection enforcement zones throughout the village.  These zones will be established throughout the community to ensure compliance with seat belt laws and the use of child safety seats.  Zones will be established in the following areas:

  • Northwestern and Grandville
  • Route 132 and Belle Plaine Ave.
  • Almond Rd and Dada Dr.
  • Cemetery Rd. and Washington St.
  • Crescent Ave. and Belle Plaine Ave.
  • First St. and Blackstone Ave.
  • Lawson Blvd. and Beachwood Ave.
  • St. Paul Ave. and Grove Ave.
  • Route 41 and Route 132

As part of our overall traffic safety initiatives, these special enforcement activities are a vital component to help make our roadways safer for all who enjoy living in and visiting our community. Officers assigned to these details will have zero tolerance for traffic violations, particularly lack of safety belt or child seat use and impaired driving.

Additionally, a roadside safety checkpoint is scheduled to occur from approximately 10:00 PM on the evening of September 3rd through the early morning hours of September 4th, 2011.

For any questions contact the Police Department at (847) 599-7000.

3. Village Utility Billing Rates and Structure to Change Saturday, October 1st

Beginning on October 1st, the Village will restructure water and sewer billing rates and frequency.  Under this system, residents and businesses will pay a base fee for water and sewer service per bill and then pay for any usage instead of the Village charging a minimum usage bill.  Base fees will depend on the water meter size of the respective customer.  For single family residences, the base fee for water and sewer service will be $10.93 per bill.  The modified combined water and sewer rates for all users will be $4.97 per 1,000 gallons, an 8% increase.  The average single family household, using roughly 6,000 gallons of water a month, will be $70.57 per bill.

In addition, the Village will move from a quarterly billing cycle to a bimonthly billing cycle.  This means residents and businesses will be billed six times a year instead of four.  The main advantages of this move will be faster detection of problems for residents and businesses.

You can learn more about these upcoming changes on the Village's website.  For any questions, contact Village Hall at (847) 599-7500.

4. Employment Opportunity: Street Supervisor for the Gurnee Public Works Department

The Village seeks an experienced Street Supervisor to manage the day-to-day operations of the Street division.   


The position requires:  a valid Class “B” Commercial Drivers License with tanker and air brake endorsements; Associate’s degree in Construction Management / Business Administration / related field; 5 years municipal public works experience, including at least 3 years supervisory experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office products and other job-specific software programs; snow and ice control experience; participative supervisory style; strong administrative abilities; and well developed writing skills also important.   Salary hiring range:  $70,000 to $80,000 (+/-) DOQ.  


Information Packet and application materials available at Response deadline:  3:00 p.m. Thursday, September 1, 2011.  EOE

5. "Gurnee's Got It!" Continues through October 15th

The 2011 "Gurnee's Got It!" Campaign launched Wednesday, June 15th and will continue through Saturday, October 15th.  Coupons are now available on the website as well as sweepstakes entries.

As with the 2010 campaign, everyone is invited to visit the "Gurnee's Got It!" website, download any and all coupons you would like and redeem them at local businesses!  You can also enter this year's sweepstakes for one of three free one-year car leases from Michael Fohrman's Gurnee Dodge Chrysler Jeep or a number of other prizes.

"Gurnee's Got It!" is local marketing campaign made possible through the collaboration of the Village of Gurnee, Gurnee Park District and the Lake County Visitors' and Convention Bureau with Michael Fohrman's Gurnee Dodge Chrysler Jeep and the Village of Gurnee Chamber of Commerce.

For any questions, visit the campaign's website or contact Village Hall at (847) 599-7500.

6. Local Resources: Fire Department Public Education CPR Program

The Gurnee Fire Department offers a CPR course as part of its public education programming.  CPR stands for Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation, a basic skill which provides mouth-to-mouth resuscitation in conjunction with chest compressions.  This skill set can adequately sustain the heart and lungs of a person who has a cardiac arrest.  For more information and listings of class times, visit Village's website

7. Question of the Week: What is the Premise Alert Program?

In 2009, the lllinois General Assembly authorized the Premise Alert Act, which allows individuals with special needs, or their guardians, to provide personal information to public safety agencies for emergency dissemination in case of the need for an emergency response.  This information could be life saving if the Police or Fire Departments need to respond to an event at home with someone suffering from Alzheimer's disease, blindness, deafness or some other sort of disability which may their mobility.

For mroe information on the program or to sign up, visit the Village's website.

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