Village of Gurnee Weekly Announcements for Friday, September 16th, 2011

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Weekly Announcements for Friday, September 16th, 2011:
  1. Early Notice: Leaf Collection to begin Monday, October 17th
  2. Warren Newport Public Library to be closed through Sunday, October 16th for renovations
  3. Child Safety Seat Inspections to be held today (Friday, September 16th) and tomorrow (Saturday, September 17th)
  4. Village Utility Billing Rates and Structure to Change Saturday, October 1st
  5. "Gurnee's Got It!" Continues through October 15th
  6. WTHS Craft Fair to he held Sunday, October 15th
  7. Local Resources: AARP Driver's Safety Program to be held at Warren Township
  8. Question of the Week: When will Trick-or-Treat Hours be held in the Village this year?

1. Early Notice: Leaf Collection to begin Monday, October 17th



Waste Management will begin the annual leaf collection program on Monday, October 17th and end on Saturday, November 26th.  During this period, Waste Management will complete six rounds of the Village to collect leaves.  Residents are asked to rake leaves to the curb for collection.  More details will be posted on this listserv in the future, but for more information on the program, please visit the Village's website or see the upcoming October issue of Keeping Posted.



2. Warren Newport Public Library to be closed through Sunday, October 16th for renovations



Warren Newport Public Library (WNPL) will be closed through Sunday, October 16th for renovations.  During this time, improvements will be made to the building including installation of new energy-efficient lighting as well as carpeting, wiring and paint.  Multiple staff departments and portions of the collection and shelving will also be moved during this period.



While the library facility will be closed, WNPL will continue offering some programming including the Bookmobile. For full details, visit WNPL's website.



3. Child Safety Seat Inspections to held today (Friday, September 16th) and tomorrow (Saturday, September 17th)



The Gurnee Police and Fire Departments will be conducting child safety seat inspections today (Friday, September 16th) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sams Club (6570 Grand) and tomorrow (Saturday, September 17th) from noon to 4 p.m. at Old Navy (6901 Grand).



The Gurnee Police and Fire Departments offer free child safety seat inspections in order to assist parents in protecting the lives of the Village's youngest residents. The Village currently has 22 certified child safety seat technicians who will inspect, instruct, and correct improperly installed child safety seats.



For more details and future dates, visit the Village's website.



4. 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 pay $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.

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. WTHS Craft Fair to be held Saturday, October 15th



The 17th Annual Warren Township High School (WTHS) Craft Fair will be held Saturday, October 15th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the WTHS Almond Campus (34090 Almond Road).  This event benefits the WTHS bands and annually features over 140 vendors.  For more information, visit WTHS's website.



6. Local Resources: AARP Driver's Safety Program to be held at Warren Township



The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) will be holding a driver's safety program at Warren Township Thursday, October 27th and Friday, October 28th.  Through this program, seniors can receive discounts on their car insurance.  Costs for the program will be $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-AARP members.  For more information, visit Warren Township's website.



7. Question of the Week: When will Trick-or-Treat Hours be held in the Village this year?



At its regular meeting on Monday, September 12th, the Village approved Interim Police Chief Woodside's recommendation to hold this year's trick-or-treat hours on Sunday, October 30th from 2 to 5 p.m.  Reminders will be sent out before that date as will tips for Halloween safety.  For any questions, contact the Police Department at (847) 599-7000.

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