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Ameren Work Along Iles

During the week of November 16, 2020, and possibly the week of November 23, 2020, natural gas lines will be upgraded in Jerome along Iles Avenue by a contractor of Ameren.  The Village asks for your cooperation while this work is being completed.

Keep Calm and Wear Your Mask

The following is from the Illinois Department of Public Health:

Work from Home if Possible

For the next three weeks, work with your employer to plan to work from home unless it is necessary for you to be in the workplace.  We ask employers to make accommodation for this.  Our goal is to reduce transmission as we head into the holidays so businesses and schools can remain open.

Participate in Essential Activities Only

For the next three weeks, stay home as much as possible, leaving only for necessary and essential activities, such as work that must be performed outside the home, COVID-19 testing, visiting the pharmacy, and buying groceries.

Limit Travel and Gatherings

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other health experts tell us that gatherings and travel in and out of communities present a high risk of spreading the infection. In our current situation, with a rising prevalence of the virus, attending even small gatherings that mix households, or traveling to areas that are experiencing high rates of positivity, is not advised and is potentially dangerous.  Please, travel only if necessary.

*All data are provisional and will change. In order to rapidly report COVID-19 information to the public, data are being reported in real-time. Information is constantly being entered into an electronic system and the number of cases and deaths can change as additional information is gathered.  For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.

Road Work on Reed Avenue

Road construction on Reed Avenue between Leonard Street and Fillmore Street is anticipated to begin on Friday, November 13th. Please be advised that traffic will be rerouted during this project. The road work will take approximately 10-12 days. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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Scam Calls

We have been recently made aware of a scammer that is calling village residents using the caller-id of the village office. The caller threatens the victim with problems to their Social Security. These calls are not from the Village of Jerome. If in doubt about a caller’s true origin, hang up and dial back the entity directly using the number in the phone book or online.

Civic Center Polling Place

It has come to the attention of the Village President that some Jerome residents have received phone calls indicating the Jerome Civic Center will not serve as a polling place on November 3rd.  This is wrong information.  The Jerome Civic Center will be open for voting as in past elections from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm on November 3, 2020.

DEA Drug Take Back Day

The Drug Enforcement Administration is once again sponsoring a nationwide drug take back day. Locally there will be a take back location at the Prevention First building and at the Sangamon County Department of Public Health building. Both will be open from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm October 24th.

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October 2020 Water Bills

The Village of Jerome Water Department has received a large number of inquiries concerning October water bills not being delivered by mail to our village residents and businesses.  The bills were taken to the post office, as usual, on October 5th. The Village has contacted the US Postal Service several times for an explanation for the delay in water bills delivery, however, no answer has been provided.


The Village will print duplicate water bills to be mailed during the week of October 19th.  If you have already paid your October bill you can ignore this duplicate bill. No late fees will be assessed on the current month’s water bills.  
Please contact the Village of Jerome Water Department at 546-2203 for any further information concerning this matter.
We express our sincere apologies for this unfortunate issue concerning water bills.

Village of Jerome President and Board of Trustees.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Saturday, November 7
8:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
ILLINOIS STATE FAIRGROUNDS

MUST have a voucher in-hand or show on a mobile device in order to drop off items.
Register for a free voucher today at www.Springfield.IL.US/HHW.

• Voucher registration will end at 12-noon on Friday, November 6,
or when all the time slots have been occupied, whichever occurs first.
• Questions about the drop-off event or issues filling out the form?
Call Springfield’s Office of Public Works at 217.789.2255.


RESTRICTIONS

  • This event is not open to businesses, institutions, or not-for-profit organizations.
  • Vouchers are limited to one per household, per delivery.
  • Vouchers are valid for the time slot listed only.
  • No latex/acrylic paint will be accepted. For a full list of acceptable and unacceptable items, please visit www.springfield.il.us/hhw.

COVID-19 Guidelines

  • Participants are required to wear a face-mask as soon as they enter the fairgrounds until they leave.
  • Participants must stay in their vehicles at all times as soon as they enter the fairgrounds until they leave.
  • At the collection point, designated staff will unload the items being dropped off from the participant’s vehicle.
  • Please place the items in the vehicle’s trunk or truck bed for easier access and removal.
  • We cannot ensure that containers will be returned. Please make sure items are delivered in disposable containers