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.
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!
The Village Board has designated several streets as snow emergency routes, meaning vehicles cannot be parked on the road when a snow emergency is declared. This allows snow plows to move through narrow streets unimpeded. Along with Homewood Court, Barbara Court, Reed Court, Scott Court and West Grand Court, the west side of Lincoln Avenue has recently been designated a snow emergency route. Please help out our Public Works staff by observing these designations. Vehicles left on these roads will be towed.
Police chiefs from across Illinois came to the Old State Capitol building in Springfield on March 22nd. They all signed onto a set of shared principles with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The shared principles can be read here.
The village Spring Bulletin has been published. Read it here.
There is only one branch pickup scheduled for 2019. Branches must be out at the curb by 7:00 am on April 1st. Any branches put out after that time will not be picked up. This is the only way to assure that the Public Works’ staff time is used efficiently. Branches put out any other time will result in a fine.
Branches will be picked up for free, up to piles 4’ tall by 6’ wide by 8’ long, a standard truck bed size. Any pile bigger than that will not be picked up until a fee is paid. Fees start at $75.
Branches should be under 8’ long. Longer branches will need to be cut before being picked up, a fee of $25 must be paid to the Village of Jerome for this service prior to pick-up.
Boy Scout Troop 210, chartered by the Jerome United Methodist Church, will be collecting non-perishable food items. They will be hanging bags on doors throughout Jerome on March 9th. The S
With winter weather upon us, there are some steps that will make it easier to get through these cold days. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency has prepared a Winter Weather Preparedness Guide with many helpful tips for staying safe and warm.
A consolidated election will be held on April 2, 2019. Five Village trustee positions will be on the ballot. Candidates running for these positions are listed on the Sangamon County Clerk’s website. You may find your polling place and sample ballots here.
If you will not be able to make it to the polls on April 2nd there are two ways to vote otherwise. Early voting at the County Elections office in the Sangamon County building begins February 21st. You can also vote by mail. For a schedule of early voting times or for an application to vote by mail, visit the Sangamon County Clerk’s website.
Due to the need to concentrate Village Public Works staff time and resources on our roads, water system