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     Diana O'Kelly
Fremont Township Supervisor

February 26, 2016
Early Voting Starts February 29-See Your Ballot
Early voting starts February 29 and the closest location for Fremont Township residents to vote early is at the Fremont Library. To see what is on your ballot, 
Update On Hawley
Work is scheduled to resume on the Hawley the first week of March. The contractor plans to start by installing sanitary service connections between Prairie and US 45. These connections will tie into the new sewer we installed last fall, so please be prepared for daily lane closures.
They also expect the contractor to begin work on the new storm sewer system. They'll start on the north side of the road at Pershing and work their way east and west from there. The storm sewer main between California and Prairie is on the n. side of the road and will be installed by mid-April. Also, the contractor will be installing partial storm sewer crossings in this area. This work is to ensure the when the new pavement is installed this summer, it will be able to cleanly drain off the site. There will be daily closures for this work as well, particularly when installing the crossings.

All this work is preparation leading up to the road closure planned to start on April 18th. This is when the construction of the new pavement will begin and traffic will be restricted to WB only along Hawley. Be on the lookout for more information on the closure and associated detour in the coming month.
Please contact the Resdient Engineer  Mark S. Molnar if you have any questions.  Alfred Benesch & Company  Hawley Field Office 440 E. Hawley Street, Mundelein, IL 60060 
P 224-475-0329  E   |  W
Update on Mundelein Economic Development
Mundelein residents are encouraged to attend the  State of the Village meeting  on February 29, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel, in Mundelein.

Mayor Lentz will share the most recent economic development news and discuss accomplishments over the past 12 months.
Dispose of Drugs in Your Medicine Cabinet
Have you disposed of unused prescription drugs in your medicine cabinet?
Opiate use has been escalating among young people and the pills in your own medicine cabinet may be the gateway to heroin. I have attended several seminars where  addicts admit to taking Oxycodone, Vicodin, Percocet, etc out of the medicine cabinets of family members.  Hearing this was their path to heroin is frightening. Please take a moment to check your medicine cabinets and dispose of unused drugs properly.    You can easily dispose of them at most local  Police Departments.  Click here to find where to dispose of them.
Help with Taxes

The AARP Tax-Aide program provides free federal and state income tax preparation to low and moderate income residents.
Call them to make an appointment!
Fremont Library-Mundelein Mon, Fri 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
1170 N Midlothian Tel 847-918-3225 Appointment Only
Grayslake Library-Grayslake Wed 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
100 Library Lane Tel 847-223-5313 Appointment Only
Fremont Township Food Pantry
Fremont Township operates a food pantry.  If you are aware of Fremont residents in need, please refer them to our office.

Our pantry accepts monetary, food and non-perishable donations from local residents and businesses.  

Donations can also be made to the Fremont Township Community Garden. The Garden provides fresh produce to our low income seniors and food pantry clients.  We appreciate the generosity of our community.  

We are currently in need of toiletries and cleaning supplies.
New Boating Law Goes into Effect This Year
A new law passed last year which became effective January 1st of this year requires operators of Boats born after Jan 1, 1998, and at least 12 years of age must take an approved Safe Boating Course. More specific details: 
"About Boating Safely" an approved boating course is taught by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary at their operations center in Waukegan. A description of the course, and registration:
Many Insurance companies offer a discount on their Boat policy for those completing an approved Safe Boating Course.
Get your test bottles at Fremont Township

For those of you on wells
, the Health Department/Community Health Center will offer reduced water testing rates in observance of National Ground Water Awareness Week.  Between March 7 and 18, 2016, the Department is offering a reduced rate for well water testing for private well owners.  During this time, the normal $18.00 analysis fee for testing for bacteria and nitrates will be reduced to $12.00.  Sterile test bottles and sampling instructions are available at Fremont Township.  Call 847 223-2847 before you come to make sure we still have them in stock. 
Green Living Fair in March

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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.
Donate to our Diaper Bank
Fremont Township is a member of the Diaper Bank Partnership of Lake County.  This service can provide 30 diapers / month (adult and child) to residents in need. If you know of Fremont Township residents in need, please have them call our office at 847 223-2847 for more information.
We also accept diaper donations.  We are in need of sizes childrens size 3,4,5 and 6, and Women's XL pullups and Men's L pullups.
Thank you for taking the time to read this edition of News You Can Use.  I hope you find this information helpful.  Please continue to ask questions and suggest topics for my e-newsletter.

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Diana O'Kelly

Fremont Township Supervisor    


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