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Updates on Businesses in Jerome

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!

West Grand Project Update

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

Water Meter Replacement and Road Work

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.

Thank you,

David Wilken
Public Works Supervisor Village of Jerome

Water and Sewer Rate Changes

Water Rates

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

Sewer Rates

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.

Notice: Public Meeting

A public meeting to discuss the reconstruction of West Grand Court and the drainage work on Fillmore Street will be held. The meeting will be at the Jerome Civic Center on July 29th at 6:30pm.

Vital Records Mobile Unit

The Sangamon County Clerk’s office will be having a Vital Records event at Woodside Township Hall (490 North Street, Springfield) on Tuesday, May 21st from 4 pm – 5 pm. Birth/Death/Marriage Records & Licenses/Business Name Registration/Raffle Licenses may be obtained at this event.

Village Wide Garage Sale

The Village-wide garage sales will be held on two days again this year.  Residents who wish to participate should plan to hold a garage sale at their home.  The Village will place an ad in the State Journal Register announcing the sales.  Once again, the Salvation Army will have a truck in front of the Municipal Center on Leonard Street on that Saturday afternoon to accept items for donation.  Please visit the Salvation Army website for guidance on what items they will accept.

Friday, June 7th

Garage Sales: Noon – 5:00pm

Saturday, June 8th

Garage Sales: 8:00am – 1:00pm
Salvation Army Pickup: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

2019 Fourth of July Parade

Join in our community celebration of Independence Day with the annual parade starting at 9:00 a.m. and refreshments in the Civic Center afterward!

Children are encouraged to participate in the parade either walking, riding bikes, or in strollers with decorations.  An entry form is not required for children unless they are on a motorized vehicle.

Individual adults and organizations are urged to participate and can obtain an entry form by calling the Village office at 546-2203 or downloading the form The new deadline for submitting an entry form will be the close of business on Thursday, June 27th.

On the day of the parade, entrants will need to register at the corner of Reed Avenue and Leonard Street by the Jerome Municipal Building. Parade line up begins at 8:15 a.m.