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Be Weather Aware

March is traditionally the beginning of the severe storm season in Illinois. This weekend is shaping up to have a strong potential for strong and severe storms throughout the state. Be sure to make sure that you have multiple ways to receive weather warnings from the National Weather Service. Remember that the sirens are intended to alert people who are outside and may not be audible during a storm indoors. Additional information about being prepared can be found at https://ready.illinois.gov

The latest forecast and advisories for the area can always be found at https://www.weather.gov/ilx

Message from Village President Lopez

Good Afternoon all. In light of the Coronavirus outbreak, the Village of Jerome, as well as other governmental bodies, are undertaking measures to ensure public health and safety! We ask our residents to follow best practices.

Please stay at home if it all possible and practice social distancing when out in public. As the Village President of Jerome, I will exercise everything in my power under consultation with the Village Board of Trustees to keep our 1600 residents safe.

Governor JB Pritzker’s Executive Order

Governor Pritzker has announced new rules beginning Saturday evening for people to shelter in place. Please see the full order by following the link to the right.

Read Here

Our village is called home by individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Many of our residents are elderly and are at high risk. Please check on your neighbors’ well-being. This village is built on being strong and caring.

I simply ask for you to follow the CDC Guidelines:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds!
  • Stay home if sick!
  • Work from home if available!

I ask all to stay educated!

I ask all to stay calm!

I ask all not to hoard food and other consumer goods!

Most importantly, take care of one another!

Michael Lopez

Village President

COVID-19 (Corona Virus) Resources

We are striving to keep you informed on the coronavirus (COVID-19). Please read the following to help keep abreast of the situation.


Thank you, 
Mike Lopez & Jerome Board of Trustees

Corona Virus 2019 (COVID-19) Resource links:

Sangamon County Department of Public Health

Reminders

Fire pit permit applications are available at the Village office Monday through Friday from 10am – 3pm. Outdoor fires are allowed between April 1st and November 30th with a proper permit.

The Village of Jerome does not pick up yard waste. Yard waste bags put out by the road must have a sticker on them purchased from your waste hauler.

Large Item Pickup Program

Due to the need to concentrate Village Public Works staff time and resources on our roads, water system and community facilities, the large item pickup is cancelled this year.  If you have large items to dispose of, please contact your garbage disposal company or a licensed waste hauler listed on the Sangamon County Department of Public Health website to arrange for pickup.

Disposal of Electronics

Illinois law prohibits the disposal of TVs and other electronic equipment in landfills.  They must be recycled.  BLH Computers at 1832 Stevenson Drive accepts these items for recycling.  Most items can be dropped off for free although there is a fee for TVs.  Check out their website blhcomputers.com for a list of what can be recycled.  Please do not put these items at the curb.

What You Can Do to Control Mosquitos

An important part of mosquito control around homes is making sure that mosquitoes don’t have a place to lay their eggs. Because mosquitoes need water for two stages of their life cycle, it is important to monitor standing water sources.

  • Be sure to clean out your gutters every year to prevent debris from causing standing water.
  • Any containers that may create a breeding ground for mosquitoes should be eliminated. For example – old tires, buckets, plastic containers, and toys.
  • Empty and change the water in bird baths, fountains, wading pools, rain barrels, and potted plant trays at least once a week to eliminate potential mosquito habitat.
  • Drain temporary pools of water or fill them in with dirt.
  • Keep swimming pool water treated and circulating.
  • Leaky outdoor water faucets can also cause puddles in which mosquitoes can breed.
  • Uncovered refuse containers and junk piles can cause water to accumulate.
  • Clean up leaf litter, but don’t rake it into gutters, or storm drains, or the street. Doing so may cause water to stop flowing and create ponds where mosquitoes may lay eggs.

 

Yard Waste

The Village of Jerome does not pick up yard waste.  Leaves, grass clippings, twigs, weeds, and other yard waste are picked up by your waste hauler.  Yard waste bags must have a sticker on them before being put out by the road for pickup.  Not all waste haulers pick up yard waste year-round, so please check with your waste hauler regarding the time of year when they provide this service.  Yard waste stickers can be purchased at most local hardware stores.