On your water bills for this past month, you will have two readings on your bill. One reading reflects usage from the old meters up until the time the new meters were installed. The second reading is from the time the new meter was installed until the end of the billing cycle. Next month it will only reflect the reading from the new meters for the entire billing cycle.
Over the last few months, there have been several changes with regards to the businesses in our community. The closing of the Shop-n-Save on the corner of Wabash Avenue and Chatham Road has been a huge blow. Village officials continue to work diligently to attract new businesses to town as well as to promote our existing businesses. The current use of the Shop-n-Save property for the Green Family dealerships is only temporary.
Despite the loss of Shop-n-Save there have been several positive business developments in the Village of Jerome. This spring OhIcee opened in the new strip mall on Wabash Avenue. OhIcee serves rolled ice cream as well as bubble tea. The Pizza Hut on Chatham Road has also recently relocated to the same strip mall as OhIcee. The former location for Hunan Chinese Restaurant recently became the home for Moroleon Tropical Mexican Restaurant. Hunan Chinese Restaurant has also recently reopened in its new location on Wabash Avenue.
Finally, we look forward to a new restaurant known as The Barn, which is planning to start construction in October in the strip mall between Pizza Hut and OhIcee.
We ask that you continue to support our local businesses with your patronage!
The West Grand project is well underway. The following is a tentative timeline for the rest of the project.
Undercut cul-de-sac 9/16 thru 9/17
Misc. grading 9/18 thru 9/19
Valley Gutter 9/19 thru 9/20
Driveways 9/23 thru 9/26
Topsoil & final grading behind curbs 9/26 thru 9/27
Aggregate base course 9/30 thru 10/02
Asphalt paving 10/03 thru 10/04
Seeding 10/07 thru 10/08
Date: August 15, 2019
To: The Residents of the Village of Jerome
Re: Timeline for Installation of Smart Water Meters by Harvey Dye Plumbing
August 16, 2019 – Harvey Dye Plumbing brings equipment to Jerome and parks it off Reed Avenue by Jerome Park.
August 19, 2019 – Installation of Smart water meters begins. Please call the Village garage if you have questions 546-9647.
Most meter installations will only require the resident’s water to be off for a few minutes. If a longer time is needed for a particular meter the installation will be scheduled at a later date.
Installation is scheduled to run through September 6, 2019. This date may be extended due to weather or any unforeseen issues that would arise.
There is going to be a lot of activity in the Village of Jerome over the next few weeks. The reconstruction of West Grand Court and the installation of smart meters is going to make for some construction congestion in the Village. We appreciate your patience during this time. If any JULIE markings or flags are present on your property please do not disturb them. This makes everyone’s job a lot easier.
Any questions about installation procedures or why your property may have JULIE markings or Flags on it please call the Village garage at 546-9647.
Public Works Supervisor Village of Jerome
Effective August 1, 2019, residents pay a $6.00 monthly meter charge (flat rate).
Effective August 1, 2019, businesses pay a monthly meter charge (flat rate) based on the size of their meter connection, as follows:
- $11.00 5/8″ Meter
- $17.06 3/4” Meter
- $36.02 1″ Meter
- $62.97 1 ½” Meter
- $95.28 2″ Meter
Effective August 1, 2019, residents and businesses pay a $.00696 per gallon sewer charge.
Additionally, residents and businesses pay a $12.67 per month sewer charge (flat rate).
The sewer rates are set and levied by the Sangamon County Water Reclamation District and collected by Jerome on behalf of the Water Reclamation District.