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Water Issue

Due to current weather, Lake Springfield is stagnant and very warm.  A perfect incubator for algae growth that causes taste and odor compounds.  They are not harmful, but can give a dirty taste to the water.  CWLP is  feeding powdered activated carbon to help with the taste, but it will not remove it completely.

Copies of the information will be posted and available at the Village office.

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4th of July Parade

4th of July Parade will be on Tuesday July 4, 2023 at 9:00 am. The parade will start at the Village Hall and work its way down several streets. Hyvee has donated hot dogs, water and chips. If you would like to join in the parade route contact the Village Office at 217-546-2203.

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Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt on April 2, 2023 at 2:00 pm at the Village Park on Reed Street. Donations needed of Easter candy, novelties and Easter egg bags or baskets. Please contact the Village office at 217-546-2203 to volunteer or schedule a time to drop off your donations.

Spring 2023 Garage Sales

The 2023 Village Wide Garage Sales will be held on Friday, June 2nd from 8:00 am to
5:00 pm and Saturday, June 3rd from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. The Village of Jerome will
advertise the event. The Village does not pick up any of the leftovers from the garage sales
and residents will need to move them after the sales hours and dispose of them. Due to
changes in their policies the Salvation Army WILL NOT have a truck available after the
event for donations.

Spring Limb Pickup

Limb pickup will take place the week of April 3-7, 2023, July 3-7, 2023,
and October 2-6, 2023, as the tentative dates depending on budget
constraints. All limb piles must be placed along the street edge
BEFORE 7:00am the morning of March 27th. Any piles placed after
7:00am on the April 3rd WILL NOT be picked up. Piles must
not be placed out any earlier than 1 WEEK prior to pick up dates.
(per Ordinance) Size of pile restrictions are still in place per
Ordinance. Any piles larger than 6ft wide x 4ft tall x 8ft long are
considered oversize and will require a $75.00 fee to be paid before
pickup will occur. Residents who either have “Oversized” piles, or
were late setting piles out will be notified via a letter stating why their
pile was not removed, and any fees owed, and where to pay fees. Any
questions can be directed to Public Works Supervisor David Wilken
directly at 217-546-9647.

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Sangamon County Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan Notice

The Village of Jerome is a participant in the Sangamon County Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Task Force.  The Task Force has met several times over the last two years to develop a plan to send to FEMA.  Below is the attached draft of the plan which shows each participant’s needs and plans for their specific area.  There is a final public hearing where the Task Force will hear public comments and makes a final recommendation on the Hazard Mitigation Plan on Monday, February 27, 2023, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the Sangamon County Building, 200 S. 9th Street, 2nd Floor County Board Chambers.   Remember below is the draft of the plan, there are a few changes that are being submitted before the final plan is sent to FEMA.

Sangamon County Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan (DRAFT)


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Boil Order Lifted

The Precautionary Boil order for the Village of Jerome is lifted as of today Saturday, January 14, 2023.

All water is safe to drink and cook with. Samples that were sent to the ILLINOIS EPA have come back clear.

The Precautionary Boil order was a safe guard due to pressures dropping below 20 psi. No further action is required.
All entities required by law will be notified of the lifting of the Precautionary Boil order per Public Works Supervisor Dave Wilken.