E-Newsletter - November 2017
Fall Leaf Collection EXTENDED
Due to this year’s late leaf drop, the Village is extending our curbside leaf collection program with a special leaf collection for ALL Village residents.
The special extended leaf collection , begins AFTER Thanksgiving. Leaves must be placed on the street by 7:00 a.m. on Monday, November 27. Public Works will make one pass down all streets to collect leaves during that week.
This deadline applies to all households throughout the Village--Leaves placed after the deadline will not be collected.
If you have leaves to dispose of following this deadline, you can bring your leaves the dumpsters placed at the following locations:
James P. Petri Public Works Facility
600 Landmeier Road
Now - Fri, Dec 8
Fire Station 10 Parking Lot
676 Meacham Road
Mon, Nov 20 – Fri, Dec 8
Morton Park Parking Lot
957 Brantwood Ave
Mon, Nov 20 – Fri, Dec 8
Please call the Public Works Department with any questions at 847-734-8800 Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. For more details on the guidelines of the leaf collection program as well as bringing leaves to dumpsters, please visit elkgrove.org/leaves.
20th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Featuring Gary Lewis & The Playboys
Join us to welcome the Holiday Season at out annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony! As a special treat, this year's ceremony will feature a special holiday performance by Gary Lewis & the Playboys.
Friday, November 24, 2017
4:30 P.M. Concert; 5:30 P.M. Tree Lighting
Following the performance, Gary Lewis & the Playboys will join Mayor Johnson in throwing the switch to light up the holiday tree and turn on over 250,000 lights around the Municipal Complex, Library, and Park District.
A special fireworks display will follow the tree lighting, announcing the entrance of Santa and his elves. Hot chocolate, coffee and cookies will be provided.
Holiday Lights Recycling
The Village is accepting unused and non-working holiday string lights and extension cords as part of the SWANCC Holiday Lights Recycling Program. SWANCC and participating communities have partnered with Elgin Recycling INC. to recycle the lights and cords.
Community Development Counter
Village Hall, 901 Wellington Ave.
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Residents can drop off holiday lights and extension cords now thru March 31, 2017. The Village cannot accept garland, live greens, wreaths, or other non-recyclable materials. Call 847-357-4220 for more information.
2018 Citizens Police Academy Enrollment Begins Soon!
The next Elk Grove Village Citizens Police Academy begins on February 7, 2018. Are you interested in:
- Touring the Police Facility
- Touring Police/Fire Dispatch Center
- Automobile Crash Investigations
- DUI Enforcement
- Criminal Investigations
- Crime Scene Processing
- Canine Unit
- Job of a Patrol Officer
- Defensive Tactics
- Firearms Training
- Juvenile Law
- Ride-a-Long with the Police
If so, consider applying for Elk Grove Village's Citizens Police Academy! The next Academy starts on February 7 and runs through March 28 on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. The Academy is open to anyone who lives or works in Elk Grove Village and is over the age of 18.
Space is limited to 24 accepted applicants on a first come first serve basis, so apply now! All completed applications must be received by January 26th, Applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed/dropped off at the Police Department to the attention of Officer Dave Johnson. Click here to download an Application.
Accepted applicants will be notified during the last week of January. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Crime Prevention Unit at (847)-357-4152.
Door To Door Solicitors
All persons seeking to solicit within our Village, other than religious or political organizations that are protected under the First Amendment, are required to apply for a Certificate of Registration with the Village. This does not include people who are exclusively distributing flyers. Although the Village registers solicitors it does not endorse or support the company or product being solicited.
Village Ordinance requires the individual to apply with the Village Clerk's Office prior to doing any door-to-door business in the Village. The Village reviews the application and conducts a background check of each individual. Upon approval, the applicant is issued a Solicitor Identification Card, which must be visibly displayed at all times while soliciting in the Village. Identification cards include a photo of the solicitor, their name and permit expiration date. Uninvited solicitors or suspicious individuals who can not provide proof od solicitor registration should be reported immediately by calling 9-1-1. Current registered solicitors can be viewed on the Village website and in the My Elk Grove Village app.
No solicitor, whether registered with the Village or not, is permitted to engage in "soliciting" prior to 9 a.m. or after 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, or at any time on Sundays or on a state or national holidays.
Residents may display a "No Solicitor Invited" sign upon or near the main entrance door of their residence as notice to any solicitor that the occupant does not wish to interact with the solicitor. "NO SOLICITORS INVITED" decals are available at the Village Clerk's Office. Residents may contact the Village Clerk at 847-357-4040 for further information.
What You Need To Know About Energy Suppliers in Illinois
Did you know that in Illinois, there are at least 96 alternative retail electric suppliers (ARES) authorized to sell electricity in Illinois? Data shows their customers are paying higher prices than customers with traditional utilities such as ComEd. According to the Illinois Commerce Commission, ARES customers in the ComEd territory as a whole have paid more than $152 million more for electricity than traditional utility customers from June 1, 2016 through May 31, 2017.
The Illinois Attorney General urges residents to do the following before signing on with an ARES:
Do not share your utility bill to someone who comes to your door. A marketer must ask for written authorization to access your meter usage.
Request all marketing offers in writing and do not enroll on the spot, especially if someone comes to your door.
If you are interested in an alternative pricing plan (such as a variable rate), make sure that you read all of the fine print and that the lower rate is not just an introductory rate.
Be wary of any offer that promises or guarantees savings.
Always ask about any monthly fees or additional charges.
No alternative supplier is affiliated with or endorsed by your utility or the government. If you sign up for service with an alternative supplier, you are entering a new contact with a different company.
To find out more information on energy suppliers in our area, please visit the "Plug In Illinois" website hosted by the Illinois Commerce Commission': www.pluginillinois.org.