Commercial Franchise to Launch in August 2015

As you may know, the Village has signed a contract with Waste Management to implement a commercial waste hauling franchise beginning in August 2015. A copy of the contract as well as a list of frequently asked questions is available at this link on the Village's website. For any questions, please contact Village Hall at (847) 599-7500.

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Work on ComEd Transmission Towers to Continue through End of the Year

ComEd has been working on its transmission towers throughout the area since Monday, September 29th. An example of a transmission tower can be seen to the right. While this work will be done mostly in the ComEd right-of-ways, there may be some impact to traffic through the end of the year.

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Gurnee to Consider Approval of Local Support for Relocation of Corporate and Manufacturing Headquarters of AKHAN Semiconductor within the Village

GURNEE, IL – As part of a group of local taxing bodies, the Village of Gurnee will be formally considering approval of a local sales tax rebate agreement with AKHAN Semiconductor to relocate its corporate and manufacturing headquarters to the Village. AKHAN Semiconductor, a leader in diamond semiconductor technology, has already secured investment worth approximately $3.5 million from the State of Illinois and pledges to create 80 high-paying jobs within two years with the potential for more pending the approval of additional incentives from local governments.

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Tollway to Begin Phase Two of the I-94/Grand Avenue Interchange Project During Week of Monday, Sept. 22nd

The Village has received notice from the Illinois Tollway that Phase Two of the I-94/Grand Avenue interchange project, which had previously been scheduled to start during the week of Monday, Sept. 15th, will begin during the week of Monday, Sept. 22nd. The second phase of this project will involve reopening the eastbound I-94 ramp to westbound Grand Avenue (the ramp closest to Gurnee Mills) and closing the westbound Grand Avenue ramp to westbound I-94 (the ramp closest to KeyLime Cove) through mid-November. 

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Fire Department Encourages Residents to Check Smoke and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms After Recall

The Gurnee Fire Department would like to notice all Village and Fire District residents that the Kidde Corporation has issued a recall for 1.2 million of their smoke and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms due to a technical problem that may cause them not to work following a power outage. Kidde alarms are fairly common and can be bought at Home Depot, Menard's, Lowe's and other home improvement retailers.

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Village Adjusts Home-Rule Sales Tax by 0.5%; Dedicates New Revenue to Capital Infrastructure Projects

GURNEE, IL – At its regular meeting on Monday, September 8th, the Village Board unanimously approved an ordinance adjusting the Village’s home-rule sales tax by 0.5%.  In the same ordinance authorizing the adjustment, the Board also included language legally mandating that all new revenue generated from the tax will be dedicated solely to capital infrastructure projects, such as road resurfacing, and cannot be used to fund day-to-day operations. The new rate will be effective as of Thursday, January 1st, 2015.

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New MedWaste Kiosk at Village Hall

As part of the new residential refuse and recycling contract, the Village has partnered with Waste Management (WM) to provide a community MedWaste kiosk at Village Hall (325 N. O’Plaine Road). Residents who use sharps, syringes or lancets to inject medications can use this kiosk to dispose of this medical waste. Medical waste is disposed of separately from other refuse in order to prevent it from ending up in the environment, where it can pose a risk of injury or infection to others.

The MedWaste kiosk is a self-contained unit that will be picked up by WM and disposed of regularly. The kiosk is located on the right hand side of the main entry doors to Village Hall. Residents can bring in any standard sharps container, up to about a 1.4 quart size, for disposal at the MedWaste kiosk. Sharps containers are available for purchase from medical supply companies, pharmacies and some health providers. The Village has a limited number of free sharps containers available.

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Televising of Sewer Pipes

The Community Development Department would like to inform residents that North Shore Gas will be conducting sewer televising over the next few weeks. The televising, performed by the contractor KS Energy Services, will allow North Shore Gas to inspect the condition of lines without interrupting service. During this time, you may see KS Energy Services vehicles (similar to the picture on the right) in the area or around your neighborhood.

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NEW! Gurnee Unveils Online Permitting Application - OneStop Gurnee

 

In an effort to simplify the building permit application process and make it more convenient for residents and businesses, the Village of Gurnee has created a new website called OneStop Gurnee that allows users to submit some permit applications online. The site allows you to supply the information and materials required for permit submittal online, without having to make an initial visit to Village Hall. OneStop Gurnee will also allow you to track the progress of your permit application and, eventually, make payments online.

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