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Algonquin e-News: May 2021

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Community Vaccination Clinic - May 15
The Village of Algonquin, in conjunction with State Senator Dan McConchie and Walgreens are hosting at free COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Saturday, May 15, 2021 and Saturday, June 5, 2021. This clinic is open to anyone ages 16 and older.

Algonquin Adopts Parks and Recreation Master Plan
In April, the Algonquin Village Board adopted a Parks and Recreation Master Plan to develop actionable items for the Village parks and recreation services to strive to accomplish over the next ten years.

Impacted Business Relief Program - Second Round
The Village of Algonquin has received $350,000 in funding from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity's Local CURE's Economic Support Program. At this time, the Village is considering applications from eligible businesses located in McHenry County for the second round of funding. Learn more by clicking the link below.

Trails of Woods Creek Grand Opening
The Village of Algonquin is pleased to announce the grand opening of Trails of Woods Creek-a new single-family home development located at Algonquin and Frank Road. Most of the 278 homes will back to nature areas, open spaces and parks, or ponds and all offer a peaceful setting. While the former golf course generated just $20,000 in property taxes last year, this development is projected to generate over $2 million annually. Learn more about this new development clicking the link below.

2021 - 2022 Annual Budget Available
The Annual Budget for Fiscal Year 2021 - 2022 is available. Budgeted expenditures this year total $75M, with over $32M budgeted toward capital improvements. To view the budget, click the link below.

Now Hiring: Multiple Positions in Community Development
The Village of Algonquin is seeking enthusiastic, self-motivated, and creative individuals to join our Community Development team for the positions of Senior Planner, Management Analyst, and Customer Service/Office Assistant (PT). Learn more and apply today by clicking "more."

Algonquin Recreation Guide: May & June
Check out the Algonquin Recreation guide for May and June! We are offering a variety of in-person programs as well as information regarding the opening of Lions Armstrong Memorial Pool.

Restore Local Revenue Payments
The Village of Algonquin has joined 275 municipalities throughout the area in urging Springfield to restore local revenue payments. Springfield is considering taking additional money from LGDF this year, which would make local governments even more reliant on property taxes when they are challenged to balance their own budgets and maintain essential services.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Hardship Resources for Residents
A number of local agencies, private utility companies, and volunteer organizations are currently offering assistance programs to help those who have fallen behind in payments for housing or utilities due to COVID-19 hardships. Please be aware that assistance programs may differ depending on your county of residence. Additional information on available resources can be found clicking the link below.

Restaurant Revitalization Fund
The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced an additional resource for small businesses to utilize to mitigate impacts of the pandemic. The Restaurant Revitalization Fund provides emergency assistance for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19. Learn more at the link below.

2020 Water Quality Report
The Consumer Confidence Report, or CCR, is an annual water quality report that the Safe Drinking Water Act requires a community water system to provide to its customers. To view Algonquin's 2020 water quality report, please click the link below.

Spring Hydrant Flushing
As a regular maintenance practice, the Village of Algonquin Utilities Division flushes fire hydrants throughout the Village twice a year. Residents are encouraged to avoid using water while hydrant flushing is taking place as temporary losses of water pressure and water discoloration may be possible. Running cold water through open faucets for a few minutes will alleviate discoloration. Residents should avoid washing clothing until the water runs clear to prevent clothing stains. See if hydrants are being flushed near you by clicking "more."

Randall Road Construction Update
The construction on Randall Road is approximately 82% complete. Beginning early May, traffic northbound will be redirected into the new lanes to allow workers to complete work on the turn lanes in the inner-roadway. Electrical, flatwork, and landscaping work will continue throughout the remainder of the project. Please be mindful and exercise caution when driving through the work zone. Learn more by clicking the link below.

Adopt-A-Drain Program
The Village of Algonquin currently manages 2,969 storm drains across our 207 miles of residential roadways. This year, the Village is inviting residents to adopt-a-storm drain in their neighborhood. Click "more" for additional details.

 
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