We hope you will take a few minutes to complete the survey linked below for the 2022 Sangamon County Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan Update. This is a multiple community effort with participants representing governmental entities, not-for-profit organizations, and other community groups. The survey requests your input regarding your experiences with natural hazards like floods, tornadoes, severe storms, and winter storms. This feedback will be used in the plan update and is helpful because it makes our communities and Sangamon County stronger. The survey works best in Chrome, Firefox, or Safari web browsers or by copying the link into Google. Thank you in advance for your participation.
As we enter Spring, it is a good time to revisit your preparedness for severe storms and tornadoes. Here are some tips to help you out:
- Make sure you have multiple ways to receive severe storm warnings including cellular phone alerts, NOAA weather radio, TV, radio, and the Sangamon County Alert system.
- Outdoor warning sirens are not meant for alerting inside your home.
- Identify your safe place for storms.
- Create an emergency preparedness kit with water, food, a first aid kit, batteries, flashlights, and a battery-powered radio
You can find more tips from IEMA and the NWS at https://www2.illinois.gov/iema/Preparedness/Documents/severeweatherpreparedness.pdf
Village Limb Pickup is scheduled for the week of April 11-15, 2022. All branches are to be out by Sunday, April 10, 2022.
Limb piles are permitted to be out at a maximum of 1 week before the scheduled pickup date. The earliest they can be out is April 4th or they will not be eligible for pickup.
No leaf piles, no trash, no dimensional lumber, and have them in ONE pile PARALLEL to the street.
A Snow Emergency will be in effect from 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 1st, 2022 through 7:00 a.m. Friday, February 4th, 2022 for the Village of Jerome. The National Weather Service is forecasting accumulations of at least 6 inches of snow. This will be accompanied by freezing rain and ice.
To facilitate Public Works clearing of snow and ice, Village residents are required to move all vehicles along posted Snow Emergency routes. This will enable safe passage for the snowplows and any first responders during the snow emergency. It is also recommended that vehicles on non-marked roads are also removed to allow for efficient snow clearing operations.
Please monitor local media and the National Weather Service for additional information on the incoming storm. The State of Illinois has tips and information for preparing for a Winter Storm at this site. Watch out for your neighbors, especially the elderly.
There is a water main break near the intersection of Vernon and Chatham Rd. Street is closed to thru traffic until work is completed. Residents affected are in the 1700 and 1800 block of Vernon Ave.
The state of Illinois has multiple programs to help low-income residents with utility bills. More information about these programs can be found at http://helpillinoisfamilies.com.
A Celebration of life and military honors for Major Mark Monteyne retired from the Illinois
National Guard in 2018. Major Mark Monteyne died on December 15, 2019. A 21 gun
salute, taps, and folding of the flag will occur at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, December 15, 2021.
In addition, the Village of Jerome Police will be present at this event.