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     Diana O'Kelly
Fremont Township Supervisor

October 23, 2015
Huge Recycling Event October 24 in Libertyville
This is a reminder of the huge recycling event on Saturday.  This specific event accepts so much more than the local events during the year.  I know I have things to drop off and I hope you take advantage of it also.

If you can't view the flyer below, click here

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What is going on with the Diamond Lake Road Project?
The concrete contractor is continuing to install the foundations. The south foundation was completed on Oct. 9 (first picture). Last week,they had to divert the creek a second time and excavate for the north foundation. Framing, placing reinforcement bars and pouring concrete for the north foundation will take place this week (second picture). The north foundation should be completely poured by Friday or Saturday (weather permitting).

Once that is in place and up to strength, they will be setting the precast concrete sections on the foundations with a crane, then backfilling the area in preparation for replacing the pavement. Once the road is reopened to traffic, they will finish the items can be done under traffic like installing the guardrail and landscaping.

Not too Late to Hike Lake County Forest Preserves
I love this program!!!! Venture out to preserves you haven't been to.

Complete just seven of the 12 designated hikes between August 15 and November 30 and you'll earn a free commemorative shield for your walking stick. Each year features new trails and a colorful new shield. 

Click here for more information
Fremont Township Highway Department Building
If you drive out by our offices you will see our new building going up for the Fremont Township Highway Department.  They haven't had any improvements since 1979 and we are excited to get the trucks into this new building before winter. Next year the roof on the existing building will be painted and the roof will be repaired.

 Many of our residents use our driveway to access Route 60 and we will open that driveway access to you as soon as we can.

Mundelein Board To Consider Overnight Parking Restriction at October 26 Board Meeting

After receiving public comment, the Mundelein Board of Trustees is going to reconsider the Overnight Parking Restriction issue at the October 26 Board Meeting. Below is a Memo from Village Administrator, John Lobaito to the Board and a DRAFT of the Ordinance:

Adopt a Sailor for Thanksgiving
Each Thanksgiving, local families have the opportunity to adopt Sailors from Great Lakes and welcome theminto their homes for the holiday.

Families may request 2, 3 or 4 Sailors and must reside within 50 miles of the base. Families will pick up the students at the base on Thanksgiving morning and return them in the evening. Applications must be in by October 31.
Click here for application


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Congressman Dold  Meeting with Constituents at Fremont Township date has changed
U. S. Congressman, Bob Dold, visit has be rescheduled to December 15 at 10:00 am. at Fremont Township.
Grand Dominion Cookbook
The neighbors in Grand Dominion have baked up a wonderful book of delicious homemade recipes to share with you.  Pre-sale orders are taken at the desk at their Lakeside Lodge. The books are $15. If you have questions call Judi at 224-778-5111.
Only two more weekends until the Carnival of Chaos' train of demented ghouls leaves town. Stop by this Friday and Saturday and on Halloween weekend from 7-10 pm for a torturous terrifying experience. (located at Barefoot Bay, 1461 Midlothian Rd., Mundelein). Recommended for 14 years and up. $10 per person.

To sign up for the Wauconda Turkey Trot click here

Ultimate Guide to Trick or Treating in Lake County click here

Duplicate Bridge at Fremont Township
Play duplicate bridge at Fremont Township, 22385 Route 60 on
Monday mornings, 9:15.  Contact Barb Stone for more information, 847 566-0889

Mundelein Feeder Basketball
Tryouts for feeder basketball for boys and girls in 5th, 6th 7th and 8th graders is November 4th and 6th. Click here for more information.

Applications are now available for the 6th Annual Fremont PTO Holiday Boutique to be held Saturday, December 5th from 9am- 3pm at the Fremont Intermediate School. To request an application they can email   
Food Pantry Needs
Many of you ask what you can do to help.  Our food pantry is in need of toiletries and cleaning supplies. We also need women's extra large pull-ups, small/medium mens pull-ups and shield guards and size 6 kids diapers. 
Coat Drive for Residents in Need 
We are accepting coats that will be given to local residents in need.  If you have coats the kids have outgrown or no longer need, we are happy to accept them. 
We are especially in need of coats for children.  You can drop them at our office or at Jays Quick Pick at Midlothian and 176. 
Recycle Sheets, Blankets, Towels, for the Dogs
If you have used towels, sheets or blankets that need to be recycled, please consider bringing them to Fremont Township at 22385 Rt 60, Mundelein to be donated to local Animal Shelters and Rescues.  Please drop them in the bin on the front porch. This keeps them out of the landfill and puts them to good use.  

We also accept eye glasses and shoes to be recycled year round.  If you are disposing of shoes that have laces, please tie the laces together.
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Diana O'Kelly

Fremont Township Supervisor    


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