The Village of Algonquin, IL

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Algonquin e-News: August 2020

www.algonquin.org August 2020

Meetings & Events
August 04 - 7:30 p.m.  
August 18 - 7:30 p.m.   
 
August 08 (East)
August 15 (West)
  
August 10 - 7:30 p.m.  Remote
  
August 11 - 7:30 p.m.   
August 18 - 7:45 p.m.   
 
August 12 - 7:00 p.m.
 
 
Historic Commission Workshop
August 15 & 22 - 8:30 a.m.
 
 
Note: Dates and times listed above are subject to change. Please check the website regularly for changes as we evaluate the current situation 
 
 
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Remembering Village President John C. Schmitt
It is with profound sadness that we share with you the sudden passing of Village President John C. Schmitt. President Schmittís love and passion for Algonquin was undeniable. Our deepest condolences to his wife Cheryl, his children and grandchildren, his extended family, his many friends, as well as the community that he loved serving.

Spring Cleanup and Document Shredding Taking Place this Month
Due to the pandemic, the spring cleanup and document shredding events were postponed from their original dates. The new dates for the spring cleanup event are August 8 (east) and August 15 (west). The document shredding event will be held at the Public Works Facility (110 Meyer Drive) on August 29.

Parks and Recreation Master Plan Surveys Available
We want your input! The Village of Algonquin Recreation Department is in the process of collecting resident feedback and we want you to Plug Into Algonquin Recreation! There are two surveys that can be taken; a general survey of the parks and recreation offerings and an additional survey focusing on perceptions of parks and programming following the pandemic. Check out our surveys today and let your voice be heard!

Algonquin Recreation Guide for August
Be sure to check out the programs being offered by Algonquin Recreation for August! This month's course offerings include a variety of virtual and limited contact programs. Learn more below!

Construction Begins on Makerís Park Multi-Use Path
Crews have started work on Makerís Park new multi-use path! The path will serve as a new connection for bicyclists and pedestrians from the Prairie Trail to the businesses along Armstrong Street. This project is being funded, in part, through a Bicycle Path Grant Program from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Learn more about the project features and timeline below.

IL Route 62 Bridge Overlay Project
The Illinois Department of Transportation is currently in the process of replacing the overlay on the bridge crossing the Fox River on IL Route 62 (Algonquin Road). Completion of this project is scheduled for October 2020, weather permitting. More information on this project is available from IDOT at the below (select McHenry County from drop-down).

Water and Sewer Utility Payment Reminder
To assist our residents and businesses during the initial COVID-19 outbreak, the Village of Algonquin suspended late penalties and service disconnections back in March 2020. Now that our region is in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan, we will begin to return to normal operating procedures starting with your August billing. Please be sure to either make payment or arrange for a payment plan as soon as possible, as penalties and service disconnections will resume in August.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information
The Village of Algonquin is working with local, state and federal health partners to take all preventative steps available to limit the spread of COVID-19. Illinois has entered Phase 4 of the Reopen Illinois Plan following the Stay-at-Home Order. Click "more" to view additional information.

Support Algonquin Restaurants and Businesses
During this time, the Village asks that residents please support Algonquinís small restaurants and businesses, many of which have pickup, delivery and/or other service accommodations. The link below includes information about stores and restaurants offering accommodations as well as resources for business owners.

Village Receives Award 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). This is the eighth consecutive year the Villageís performance management efforts have been recognized by ICMA.

Seasonal Property Maintenance Reminder
We ask that you take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the common violations listed on the link below. By taking extra time to ensure that your property is free of these violations, we can continue to keep the Village neat for everyone and maintain strong home values.

Algonquin Named Tree City USA
The Arbor Day Foundation announced that the Village of Algonquin is again named a Tree City USA community for its commitment to effective forest management. This is the 24th year in which Algonquin has received this designation.

Have You Completed Your Census Questionnaire?
Currently, 82.3% of Algonquin households have responded to the 2020 Census. If you have not already, you may complete the Census form online, by phone, or by mail. Learn more and respond by visiting the link below!

Village Construction Projects
Stay up-to-date with the construction projects taking place within the Village by checking our Village Construction Projects webpage by clicking below. Notable projects featured on the page include Randall Road, the Algonquin Road (Route 62) bridge, and Downtown Streetscape projects.

 
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