The Village of Algonquin, IL

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Algonquin e-News: September 2019 September 2019

Meetings & Events
Septmeber 03 & 17 - 7:30 p.m.
September 09 - 7:30 p.m.
September 10 - 7:30 p.m.
September 17 - 7:45 p.m.
September 11 - 7:00 p.m.
September 12 - 7:00 p.m.
Historic Commission Workshop
September 21 & 28 - 8:30 a.m.
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Refuse & Yard Waste Rates to Decrease
Effective September 1, 2019, Groot refuse & yard waste services will decrease, as a result of the renegotiated rate schedule. Click "more" for a list of Groot's services and the rate schedule. Please be advised that any stickers purchased prior to the rate decrease WILL be honored after the price drop.

Village Offices Closed - September 2
The Ganek Municipal Center and Public Works Facility in Algonquin will be closed on Monday, September 2, in observance of Labor Day. Groot refuse, recycling, and yard waste collection will be delayed by one day for the entire week.

September is National Suicide Prevention Month
The Village Board passed a proclamation recognizing September as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in Algonquin. If you are in crisis or are experiencing difficult or suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273 TALK (8255).

Algonquin Receives $148,000 Bike Path Grant
The Village of Algonquin has received $148,314 in grant funding to establish a 0.142-mile trail connecting Armstrong Street to the existing Prairie Trail. The “Scorched Earth Bicycle Path” is designed to fill in the gap between the bike trail system and the highly frequented Algonquin Makers Park and the Old Town Algonquin historic district.

Algonquin Recognized for Performance Management
The Village of Algonquin has been recognized for its performance management efforts with a Certificate of Achievement from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). Algonquin is among 17 jurisdictions receiving the Certificate of Achievement and the only municipality from Illinois recognized this year.

Summer Concerts Survey
Thank you for visiting us at Towne Park for the 2019 Algonquin Summer Concerts! Please take a few minutes to answer some questions about your experience to help us improve for next year.

Check Out Our Fall Recreation Programs!
Don't forget: The Algonquin Recreation Fall Brochure is available online! Don't miss out on opportunities to register for fun fall events!

Coming Soon - 2019 Algonquin Community Survey
Watch your mailbox! In late September, the Algonquin Community Survey will be sent to 1,500 randomly selected households in the community. Residents are given 21 days to complete and return the survey. New this year, selected participants will have the ability to complete the survey online. For more information about the survey or to view results from previous years, please click the link below.

Old Town Algonquin Construction
The Old Town Algonquin construction continues. On September 3, crews will be beginning Stage 2 of the utilities improvements on North Harrison Street. Remember, local shops and restaurants are open for business. Click "more" to stay up to date on the progress of the project.

Sleepy Hollow Road Construction
Construction on Sleepy Hollow Road will continue, with crews continuing Stage 2 of the project. Construction that took place during Stage 1 from Wynnfield Drive to Longmeadow Parkway is open to traffic, with detours occurring at Sleepy Hollow and County Line, as well from Longmeadow to Grandview. Sign up for e-mail updates by clicking below.

Randall Road Construction
The Randall Road construction project is currently 10% complete. Traffic staging as the project progresses will continue. Please exercise caution when driving through the work areas. To sign up for project updates or check on the status of Randall Road, please click below.

Kelliher Park Parking Lot Construction
The parking lot at Kelliher Park will be closed September 3, for construction of the existing and additional parking areas. Click below to view additional information regarding construction projects taking place within the Village.

Fall Hydrant Flushing Schedule
As a regular maintenance practice, the Village of Algonquin Utilities Division flushes all fire hydrants throughout the Village twice a year. Fall hydrant flushing is scheduled this year from September 9 through November 1. To see what areas will be affected when, click "more"

Algonquin Kite Festival - September 28
Join us for the Algonquin Kite Festival on September 28. The event will take place at Spella Park from 10:00pm - 2:00pm, The first 200 kids will receive a free kite at the library to decorate and then fly at the park. Participants are also welcome to bring their own kites to fly with the others.

Information about Motorized Recreational Devices
The Algonquin Police Department would like to encourage residents to operate personal motorized vehicles, such as go-carts, mini-bikes, and ATVs, in a responsible and lawful manner and to always use the appropriate protective equipment. For more information, click below.

Free Leaf and Brush Collection Begins October 3
Free leaf collection on regular collection days, provided by Groot to Algonquin residents, will begin Thursday, October 3, and continue through Friday, December 14. Program details are available by clicking "more".

9th Annual Howl-O-Ween Dog Parade - October 26
Halloween is right around the corner; do you have your costumes ready for the 8th Howl-O-Ween dog parade? Mark your calendar for October 26 and join us for the fun. To view more details and register for the event, click "more".

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