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Village Announcements

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 https://satruck.org/ 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.

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.

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National Night Out Ice Cream Social

On National Night Out, August 6th, the Jerome United Methodist Church invites everyone in Jerome for free ice cream from 6:00pm until 8:00pm. The church is located at the corner of Leonard Street and Jerome Avenue, across from the Jerome Civic Center. The event will be held in the east parking lot and everyone is encouraged to bring a lawn chair, sit for a while, and visit with your Jerome neighbors while enjoying ice cream. In case of rain the ice cream will be available in the fellowship hall on the lower level of the church which is accessible by elevator. Donations will be accepted but are neither expected or requested. The Village Library will also be open during this event so please stop by!