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     Diana O'Kelly
Fremont Township Supervisor

October 22, 2015
Huge Recycling Event October 24 in Libertyville
After I sent out my newsletter this morning I received a call from the Village letting me know that at the October 26 Board Meeting, Mundelein Mayor Steve Lentz will ask the Board of Trustees to delay any action on the overnight parking restriction. Instead, Mayor Lentz will ask the Board to direct staff to further review issues related to parking enforcement and amendments needed on existing parking regulations. Mayor Lentz stated, "This is a more strategic approach to addressing the overall on-street parking concerns expressed by the community." The proposed overnight parking ordinance will not be discussed.
Huge Recycling Event October 24 in Libertyville
I also found out today that the last remaining section of the Des Plaines River Trail opens tomorrow! Trail users can now enjoy a continuous uninterrupted north/south venture stretching 31.4 miles from Russell Road just south of the Wisconsin border to Lake Cook Road. This fulfills a vision that began in the early 1960's when members of the first Forest Preserve Board expressed a desire for establishing a greenway to protect the Des Plaines River floodplain and to preserve the river corridor as a nature preserve. In the mid-1970's, District planners began to sketch out plans for a multi-purpose recreational trail system that would follow the river's edge through the greenway and span the entire length of the county. Over the last 54 years, there were 142 separate acquisitions totaling 4,910 acres required to piece together the land needed to build the trail. Today, the Des Plaines River Trail and Greenway parallels the river as it winds its way through 12 forest preserves and protects more than 85% of the river in Lake County.
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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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.

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.
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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. 
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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