April 27 Issue
Tick Safe
Clean Up Calculations
Coyote Awareness
Drop Off Time
Ordinance of the Week

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Recycling Info


We're working to recycle more in 2012.  Let's check our totals: 


4/25/12: 11.32

2011 YTD: 177.36

2012 YTD: 181.47

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This Week in History

 On April 28, 1967, boxing champion Muhammad Ali refuses to be inducted into the U.S. Army and is immediately stripped of his heavyweight title. Ali, a Muslim, cited religious reasons for his decision to forgo military service.  On June 20, 1967, Ali was convicted of draft evasion, sentenced to five years in prison, fined $10,000 and banned from boxing for three years.  On March 8, 1971, Ali fought Joe Frazier in the "Fight of the Century" and lost after 15 rounds, the first loss of his professional boxing career. On June 28 of that same year, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned his conviction for evading the draft.

Thought for the Week 

"Confidence is the most important single factor in this game, and no matter how great your natural talent, there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work."


-- Jack Nicklaus

Don't Tick Me Off

The North Shore Public Health Department would like to inform you that May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month.  Lyme disease, spread by the bite of an infected deer tick, can cause severe illness.  Lyme disease may cause signs and symptoms affecting the skin, nervous system, heart, and/or joints of an infected person.  If you are in areas where ticks may be present, take the following precautions to reduce the risk of acquiring Lyme disease: 

  • Use insect repellents containing 0.5% permethrin or 20-30% DEET to repel deer ticks.
  • Wear a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, and high socks with pant cuffs tucked into the socks.
  • Walk in the center of mowed trails to avoid brushing up against vegetation. 
  • Conduct thorough "tick checks" on yourself, your children, and pets after spending time in wooded areas.

There is currently no vaccination for humans to protect against Lyme disease.  If you have any questions about Lyme disease or need help identifying a tick, please call the North Shore Public Health Department at 371-2980.

The Numbers Pile Up

You did it!  We provided an area to properly dispose of many household items, and you came through in great fashion, even donating over $1,800 total to the victims of a recent house fire in Bayside & the Make-A-Wish Foundation, as well as over 2,000 lbs in non-perishable food items for Hunger Task Force.  Overall, the Village collected:

  • 2 dumpsters filled with garbage;
  • 6,000 lbs of recycling;
  • 350 lbs of batteries;
  • 35 lbs of prescription medication;
  • 250+ gallons of paint;
  • 12,867 total pounds GoodWill donations;   

Habitat for Humanity Donations included:

  • 7 pallets of TVs
  • 4 pallets of dehumidifiers
  • 1 pallet of misc. electronic items
  • 14 pallets of sellable and reusable home improvement materials


We had great weather and a great turnout.  Did you participate in Clean Up Days?  Let us know what you thought.  We hope to see you all at the next Clean Up on Sunday, July 15 from 9am - 3pm. 

Be On the Lookout

The Village has received a few recent concerns regarding coyotes in and around the community.  The up-shoot in sightings is not surprising as coyotes have their pups predominantly in April and May. 


Residents should remember to take extra care with pets this time of year and make every attempt to scare these normally wary animals away. Coyotes, both male and female, become increasingly protective of their offspring in Spring and view family pets as threats to their young and/or food source.  Please contact Captain Scott McConnell at the Police Department for questions or concerns. 

Service Anniversaries

April showers eventually turn into May flowers!  With the month of May upon us, we wanted to take the time to recognize those employees who are celebrating their years of service anniversary in May. 

  • Police Captain Scott McConnell - 5/5/1986 (26 Years);
  • Dispatcher Rachelle Naab - 
  • 5/31/2000 (12 Years)


 Thanks for your hard work and dedication! 

Drop Your Drugs
Didn't get a chance to drop off prescription medications during Clean Up Days?  Don't worry, the Police Department will again be participating in the National Take-Back Initiative Drug Drop Off Program, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency.  The event is being held on Saturday, April 28 (tomorrow), from 8 am - 3 pm.  All drug drop offs are anonymous and can be made at the Police Department. 
Bird Happy
Head over to the Schlitz Audubon Nature Society on May 12 (9am - 12 noon) to help celebrate International Migratory Bird Day.  The Village has been recognized for the past two years as a Bird City USA, and continues to promote events and activities surrounding Bird health.  The event, being held at SANC, is free and open to all (families encouraged). 
Ordinance of the Week: Fences

Sec. 14-182. - Fences

Permit.  A permit is required for all permanent fences exceeding two feet in height.  This includes all fences enclosing yards, decorative fences, garden walls, patio screen walls, fences enclosing pools, dog runs, tennis court walls, fence elements defining driveways or corners of property, etc.  To obtain a permit for a fence, an application shall be filed with the village, including a nonrefundable application fee, two sets of plans, elevations/photos/literature defining the style of the proposed fence, a plot plan, a certified survey verifying the property lines, setback, and locations of the existing structures, and photographs of the existing area.