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In This Week's Edition:

Fitness Center Open House November 23rd
Holiday Tree Lighting
Garbage Pickup Holiday Schedule
Electric Aggregation Program Savings
Coyote and Wildlife Awareness  

Fitness Center Open House November 23rd 

On Saturday, November 23rd the Libertyville Sports Complex Fitness Center will host an Open House and Membership Appreciation Day from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Free fitness classes will be offered as well as tours of the facilities.  Annual individual memberships are $365 and special Family and Senior (60+) rates are available too.  The Sports Complex is located at 1950 N. Highway 45. Click here for more information. 

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Holiday Tree Lighting

The annual Village of Libertyville “Holiday Tree Lighting” event will take place on Friday November 29 starting at 6:30pm in downtown Cook Park.  One of Libertyville’s wonderful traditions, this event gathers families, neighbors and friends to the center of town to start the Holiday season. Festivities and entertainment begin at 6:30pm and Santa Claus is scheduled to arrive at 7:00pm to lead the countdown for the lighting of the Village Holiday Tree.  Santa will be available for photos, so bring your camera!
 
The Ansel B. Cook Mansion will be open for tours immediately following the tree lighting ceremony. Downtown stores will offer extended hours for evening shopping, so make sure you “Shop Libertyville”.  See you at Cook Park the day after Thanksgiving!

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Garbage and Recycling Pickup Holiday Schedule

Groot, the Village’s waste hauler observes the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Collections will be delayed one day after a holiday. If the holiday falls on a Sunday, there will be no collection on Monday and services will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week. If the holiday falls on a Saturday, there will be no change to your regular pick up day. If a holiday falls on a weekday, service will be delayed one day. For more information click here.   

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Electric Aggregation Program Savings

Residents who are currently enrolled in the Village’s electric aggregation program with Dynegy Energy recently received a one-time credit on their ComEd bills. The credit is estimated to be 7.5 to 10% of a resident’s annualized energy cost.  (Approximately one month’s free energy.)

In 2018, the Illinois Commerce Commission reached a settlement for past charges for transmission costs. The ICC sought a retroactive change in how transmission costs are allocated across the PJM grid that serves 13 states, including northern Illinois. The ICC challenge concluded that residents in ComEd territory were overcharged, and an agreement resulted in a multi-million-dollar reimbursement.
 
Dynegy Energy is choosing to share the credit they received with all current aggregation program customers. For more information about the Village’s electric aggregation program visit www.Libertyville.com. 

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Coyote and Wildlife Awareness

The Village asks that residents do not feed wildlife. A simple bag of garbage, bowl of pet food, or a wild bird feeder, can create problems with wildlife. If wild animals have access to human food and garbage, unnatural foraging behavior can begin. Below are additional tips on living with wildlife:

  • Do not leave food or water sources out at night, including pet food and water, unsecured garbage cans, etc.
  • Keep dogs and cats on leashes and attended, especially at night.
  • Never feed coyotes.
  • If you do not want coyotes to be attracted to your yard, do not make it attractive.
  • Feeding wildlife such as birds, squirrels, etc., will only attract a high concentration of such animals to your yard, making it an easy hunting ground for coyotes.
  • If a coyote acts aggressively or approaches a domestic animal or a human, do not engage the coyote.  Shout, wave your arms, clap your hands, make loud noises, etc. If you or your pet does not threaten or engage the coyote, the coyote will be the first to run away. This response also reinforces the coyote’s natural fear of people and teaches the coyote your yard is not available territory.

For more information click here

Upcoming Village Meetings (all meetings at Village Hall unless noted)

November 25, 2019-Foreign Fire Board- 7:30 a.m.
November 25, 2019- Plan Commission/Zoning Board of Appeals- 7:00 p.m.
November 26, 2019- Village Board Meeting- 8:00 p.m.
 

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