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Sangamon County Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan Notice

The Village of Jerome is a participant in the Sangamon County Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Task Force.  The Task Force has met several times over the last two years to develop a plan to send to FEMA.  Below is the attached draft of the plan which shows each participant’s needs and plans for their specific area.  There is a final public hearing where the Task Force will hear public comments and makes a final recommendation on the Hazard Mitigation Plan on Monday, February 27, 2023, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the Sangamon County Building, 200 S. 9th Street, 2nd Floor County Board Chambers.   Remember below is the draft of the plan, there are a few changes that are being submitted before the final plan is sent to FEMA.

Sangamon County Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan (DRAFT)


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Boil Order Lifted

The Precautionary Boil order for the Village of Jerome is lifted as of today Saturday, January 14, 2023.

All water is safe to drink and cook with. Samples that were sent to the ILLINOIS EPA have come back clear.

The Precautionary Boil order was a safe guard due to pressures dropping below 20 psi. No further action is required.
All entities required by law will be notified of the lifting of the Precautionary Boil order per Public Works Supervisor Dave Wilken.

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Emergency Water Valve Repair

An emergency water main valve repair is needed. It will begin at 8 AM Thursday, January 12th, 2023. The valve is located on Fillmore and Vernon Ave.

Areas that will be affected include:

  • Fillmore St. from Reed Ave to Jerome Ave.
  • Vernon Ave from Leonard St. to Fillmore St.
  • Potentially Alberta Ln. may need to be shut down if not able to locate the valve at Fillmore St.

Roads closed will include Vernon Ave. before Fillmore and Fillmore from W. Grand CT. to Alberta Ln.

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Water Main Break

We have been made aware of a water main break in the 1600 block of W Glenn. Due to the current temperatures and wind chills being very dangerous, work on repair will be delayed until tomorrow morning at 8am.

Snow Emergency 12/22 – 12/24

Village of Jerome Road Emergency

With anticipated winter storm for this week. This road emergency will go into effect:

Thursday December 22nd, 2022 @ 6:00am
until Saturday December 24th, 2022 @ 6:00am.

“To enable Village Jerome public works staff to remove snow along the main and secondary streets, It is being encouraged, whenever possible, to park vehicles in driveways and off of the streets,”

This road Emergency is anticipation of a forecasted snow event and near blizzard conditions with forecasted winds and sub zero temperatures.

Michael Lopez
Village Jerome President

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NOTICE: Candidate Petitions to be Accepted

Notice is hereby given that the office of the Village of Jerome will be open from 10 am to 1 pm beginning December 12, 2022, through December 19, 2022, for the purpose of accepting candidate petitions or certificates for the Consolidated election to be held on April 4, 2023, for the following offices.

In addition, the village office will be open until 5 pm on December 19, 2022, to accept 2023 Candidacy Packets.

  • Village Trustee – 4-Year Term
  • Village Trustee – 4-Year Term
  • Village Trustee – 4-Year Term
  • Village Trustee – 2-Year Term