Village of Gurnee Weekly Announcements for Friday, September 30th, 2011

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Weekly Announcements for Friday, September 30th, 2011:
  1. Village Utility Billing Rates and Structures to Change Tomorrow (Saturday, October 1st)
  2. Early Notice: Leaf Collection to begin Monday, October 17th
  3. Warren Newport Public Library to be closed through Sunday, October 16th for renovations
  4. WTHS Blue Devil Boosters to hold fundraiser Sunday, October 2nd
  5. SWALCO to hold Electronics Collection Event Wednesday, October 12th
  6. "Gurnee's Got It!" Continues through October 15th
  7. WTHS Craft Fair to he held Sunday, October 15th
  8. Local Resources: Fire Department Home Inspections
  9. Question of the Week: Do I need a Raffle License?



1. Village Utility Billing Rates and Structures to Change Tomorrow (Saturday, October 1st)

Beginning tomorrow (Saturday, 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.  Information on these rates changes can be found on the Village's website.



This change will not be immediately apparent on most bills.  The Village must first transition from its current three month cycle system (where residents and businesses receive bills once per quarter) to a two month cycle (where residents and businesses receive a bill every other month).  This transition will occur between October and December, and any bills you receive between now and December should have usage from before and after the changes.  More information on your specific bill can be found on the Village's website and in the upcoming issue of Keeping Posted.



For any questions, please contact Village Hall at (847) 599-7500.



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



Waste Management will begin the annual leaf collection program on Monday, October 17th and end the program 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.  Look for more details on the Village's website and in the upcoming issue of Keeping Posted.





3. 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.



4. WTHS Blue Devil Boosters to hold fundraiser Sunday, October 2nd



The Warren Township High School Blue Devil Boosters will hold a "Drive One 4 UR School" fundraiser Sunday, October 2nd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Almond Campus.  Participants need to only test ride or ride in a car provided by Gurnee Ford and for each person driving or riding, Gurnee Ford will donate money to the Boosters.  Representatives from Gurnee Ford will be onsite to answer any questions you have.

5. SWALCO to hold an Electronics Recycling Event Wednesday, October 12th



The Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) will hold an electronics recycling event Wednesday, October 12th from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Public Works Facility (1151 Kilbourne Road).  All Lake County residents can bring electronics such as televisions, personal computers, laptops, modems, mainframes and various other items to be recycled.  A full list of recyclable items can be found on SWALCO's website.  For any questions, contact SWALCO at (847) 336-9340.



As a reminder, you do not need an appointment for electronics recycling.  Appointments are only required for household chemical waste collections, which are held on the second Saturday and fourth Monday of each month (except December) at SWALCO's Gurnee Facility (1311 Estes).  The next event will be held Monday, September 26th.  For more information, visit SWALCO's website.



6. "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.



7. 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.



8. Local Resources: Flu Shots Available from Lake County



As the flu season quickly approaches, please consider getting a flu shot to vaccinate yourself.  Flu shots will once again by available from the Lake County Health Department.  Information on this year's flu vaccine and clinic dates can be found on Lake County's website.



9. Question of the Week: Can I watch the Meetings of the Village Board and other Boards and Commissions on the website>



The meetings of all Village Board are recorded and posted on the website.  You can find these meetings by going to the Village's website (www.gurnee.il.us) and looking along the left-hand column to find the Board or Commission you are looking for.  If you cannot find a video, there are also audio recordings available on the website as well as official minutes for all Boards and Commissions.  Please note that minutes must be approved at another meeting of the Board or Commission before they can be posted to the website.

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