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What You Can Do to Control Mosquitos

An important part of mosquito control around homes is making sure that mosquitoes don’t have a place to lay their eggs. Because mosquitoes need water for two stages of their life cycle, it is important to monitor standing water sources.

  • Be sure to clean out your gutters every year to prevent debris from causing standing water.
  • Any containers that may create a breeding ground for mosquitoes should be eliminated. For example – old tires, buckets, plastic containers, and toys.
  • Empty and change the water in bird baths, fountains, wading pools, rain barrels, and potted plant trays at least once a week to eliminate potential mosquito habitat.
  • Drain temporary pools of water or fill them in with dirt.
  • Keep swimming pool water treated and circulating.
  • Leaky outdoor water faucets can also cause puddles in which mosquitoes can breed.
  • Uncovered refuse containers and junk piles can cause water to accumulate.
  • Clean up leaf litter, but don’t rake it into gutters, or storm drains, or the street. Doing so may cause water to stop flowing and create ponds where mosquitoes may lay eggs.


Yard Waste

The Village of Jerome does not pick up yard waste.  Leaves, grass clippings, twigs, weeds, and other yard waste are picked up by your waste hauler.  Yard waste bags must have a sticker on them before being put out by the road for pickup.  Not all waste haulers pick up yard waste year-round, so please check with your waste hauler regarding the time of year when they provide this service.  Yard waste stickers can be purchased at most local hardware stores.

2018 Branch Pickup Program

Public works will be picking up branches on the following schedule this year.  Please read the notes below for guidelines on what will and will not be accepted.

Monday, April 2nd

Monday, May 7th

Monday, June 4th

Monday, July 9th

Monday, August 6th

Monday, September 3rd

Monday, October 1st

Monday, November 5th

  • Branches should be placed in front of your residence near the road the weekend before the pickup is scheduled. Please do not put them out any earlier.
  • Branches should be no longer than 8 feet.
  • No logs, tree trunks, whole or partial trees, bushes, twigs, or yard waste bags will be picked up.
  • Residents with branch piles of ½ truck load or more should contact the Public Works Department to inquire about the charge for a large load.
  • It will take several days for the Public Works staff to work their way through the Village to pick up the branches.

2018 Village Board Meeting Schedules


2901 Leonard Street


Meetings start at 6:30 pm.


January 4

January 18

February 1

February 15

March 1

March 15

April 5

April 19

May 3

May 17

June 7

June 21

July 5

July 19

August 2

August 16

September 6

September 20

October 4

October 18

November 1

November 15

December 6

December 2

Christmas Tree Pickup

Christmas Tree Pickup will begin 8:00am, January 8th, and continue for four days until Thursday, January 11th, 3:30pm.  If you have questions, please call 217.546.2203.

Please keep in mind the following guidelines for the free pickup program:

  • Christmas trees collection will normally (weather permitting) begin on the second
    Monday of January. Trees must be free of any non-natural material (including, but
    not limited to – lights, tinsel, decorations, wire, etc.)
  • Wreaths, bunting, garland or any other type of evergreen decoration will be
    picked up, provided it is also free from non-natural material.
  • All items for disposal should be out NO LATER that 8:00am on the second
    Monday in January.
  • Please call the office at 217-546- 2203 for the latest information or any questions.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Village of Jerome.  We hope that you have a wonderful day with family and friends.  Please drive safely as you journey to your Thanksgiving feast.

Call Before You Dig

You may be surprised by what’s buried in your yard. That’s because most electric, gas, water, sewer and telecommunications companies are delivering utility services underground.

Protect yourself and your family. State law requires you to notify JULIE at least two business days (excludes weekends and holidays) before any digging project regardless of the project size or depth. Even if you are digging in the same location as a previous project, notify JULIE. This is a free service. 

You can prevent injury and avoid damage by following these five important steps:

  • Pre-mark or outline the proposed dig area using white paint or flags
  • Call or click JULIE
  • Wait two business days
  • Respect the marks
  • Dig with care

Enter your own locate request online using E-Request or simply call 8-1-1 or 1-800-892-0123. Call center agents are available 24/7.

JULIE’s free Homeowner’s Guide provides helpful information here. JULIE neither owns nor marks underground lines, however we alert our member utility companies so they can mark your property for safe digging. See what those different flags mean.

As a reminder, member utility companies are only required to mark the underground lines that they own, not privately installed or owned lines. Click here for details.