June 17 Issue
Election Campaign Signs
Assessments Complete
Lions Gates Plantings
Cast Your Vote
Website Page of the Week
Yard Waste Collection Continues
Have A Problem? Report A Concern

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Tip of the Week

Village crews are working to repair potholes throughout the Village.  If you notice one in the need of attention, let us know using the Report A Concern Application on the Village's website.

Destination 650 

6/16/11: 10.76

YTD Total: 257.26

Thought for the Week 

"Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner"


-Les Brown

Election Campaign Signs

As we gear up for the recall election, the Village would like to remind residents about the Village Code in regards to the size of campaign signs.  Section 78-5 of the Village Code states that election campaign signs may be no larger than 11 square feet. The police department will be actively enforcing the code throughout the Village.  If you notice a large campaign sign, let the Village know using the  Report A Concern application or contact Lt. Tom Henkel.

Assessments Complete. Open Book Scheduled

Assessment maintenance of all taxable real and personal properties within the Village has been completed.  The purpose of this maintenance is to have the assessment roll reflect how property values changed during 2010 within the Village.  Each home within the Village is reassessed every 5 years.  Accurate Appraisal, LLC will be mailing assessment change notices the last week in June. Open book sessions to help taxpayers better understand the assessment process will be held on July 12th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:15 pm to 4:00 pm at Village Hall.  The Village's assessors will be at Village Hall to answer questions as well as provide current assessment roll books to view.  If you have questions regarding the assessed value of your home, or would like more information regarding the assessment process, please stop in at Village Hall during these times to speak with the assessor.  

Lion's Gates Plantings

This week Village crews, along with volunteers from the GreenScape Committee, planted over 400 plants around the historic Lion's Gates.  The plants will help improve drainage issues as well as beautify the area.  The Village would like to thank the GreenScape Committee for their work on this project.  Pictures of the plantings are available on the Village's website.
It's Your Turn! Cast Your Vote for Traffic Sign Contest

The entries into the Village's Emotionally Intelligent Traffic Sign Contest are now on display at Village Hall.  Stop into Village Hall to cast your vote Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm.  The Village will be hosting two open houses on June 21 from 2 - 3 pm and from 6:30 - 7:30 pm.  The Village will also be hosting a community bonfire on Friday June 24 from 6:30 - 8 pm at Ellsworth Park.  Join the Village and area businesses at Ellsworth Park for a night of family fun!


Would your business be interested in participating?  Do you know another business owner that would be interested? If you would like to sign up to promote your business at the bonfire, please contact Lynn Galyardt at 351-8811.

Website Page of the Week: Speed Trailer Study

This week's feature page is the Speed Trailer Study page.  The Police Department's speed trailer is placed throughout the Village to monitor traffic and speed.  The results are then compiled and placed on an interactive map on the Village's website.  On the map, residents can view the number of vehicles that passed the speed trailer during the study and the average speed.


Did you know you can request to have the speed trailer placed near your home? Just complete the speed trailer request form.  If you would like more information about the Village's speed trailer study program, please contact Lt. Tom Henkel.  

Yard Waste Collection Continues

Next week, Village crews will continue yard waste collection.  Please have your yard waste out to your curb no later than 7 am on your scheduled collection date.  A complete collection schedule is available on the Village's website.  To ensure the safety of pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists, please keep all yard waste out of the street.  In addition to bi-weekly collection, residents can utilize the Village's yard waste drop off site, located north of Village Hall, off of Fairy Chasm Road.

Have A Problem? Report A Concern

Notice a pothole?  Have an assessment question? Want to request a Vacation Check?  Neighbors grass too long?


A feature of the Village's redesigned website is an enhanced Report A Concern application which allows residents to ask questions, make comments or suggestions, report issues, or request services.  


In this tutorial video, Director of Community and Utility Services, Alex Henderson explains step-by-step how to use the application.  Simply click on the video to find out how to use the application.