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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Halloween: 2014 Trick-or-Treating on Sunday, October 26th from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Village of Gurnee Police Department requests that all trick-or-treaters limit haunting to the hours of 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 26, 2014. The Village also asks that you be respectful of your neighbors while trick-or-treating--go only to homes of people you know. If you have questions regarding trick-or-treating hours, please contact the Village of Gurnee Police Department at (847) 599-7000. 

 

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Gosnell Announced as Village’s New Finance Director

GURNEE, IL – The Village of Gurnee is pleased to announce that Mr. Brian C. Gosnell has accepted an offer to serve as the Village’s new Finance Director, succeeding retiring incumbent Diane Lembesis. Gosnell will officially begin on Monday, September 22nd.

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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 Textile Recycling Donation Drop Box Available at Fire Station No. 2

The Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) is introducing a new clothing and textiles recycling program, set to launch the first week of April. This new program continues “60% recycling rate” goal, which encourages Lake County residents to recycle at least 60% of their waste and unwanted products. The nearest drop off location is a donation box located in the parking lot of Fire Station #2 (6581 Dada Drive).

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