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Christmas Tree Recycling

Campton Township
Christmas Tree Recycling

Christmas tree collection will run for two weeks starting the last week of December. All trees picked up during this time will be recycled and composted by the waste hauler. Residents will not need to affix a yard waste sticker to the trees during this time. Christmas trees must be free of all decorations and cannot be in plastic bags. If tree is longer than 6', it must be cut in half. After the end of the first week of January, residents may place the tree at the curb with a sticker on it for collection.

For additional Information see: Kane County Christmas Tree Recycling




Waste Management

Frozen Trash Containers?


Cold Temperatures

During winter months, fluctuating temperatures can cause moisture to build up in your trash and freeze the contents inside your roll off container or compactor. Waste Management significantly invests in rock salt and other preventative maintenance practice to help your equipment operate efficiently each winter. Unfortunately, due to unstable temperatures, this does not always work.
When dig outs or extra processing is required, your account will be subject to an additional $75 dig out charge per container.
  1. Keep your trash dry:  Eliminate any/all liquids being thrown into your container or compactor.
  2. Reconsider your container location: Placing containers closer to building may help keep containers warmer and/or provide overhang protection to help keep snow off/out of your container.
  3. Increase your service frequency: If you are experiencing repeated dig out charges, increasing your service frequency might be a more cost effective solution for you.

Please feel free to contact our Customer Service through www.wm.com. We appreciate your business!
Don't Throw Clothes Out

KANE COUNTY CLOTHES RECYCLING




CLOTHING and TEXTILES can now be brought to all Kane County electronic recycling events or the electronics recycling drop-off locations.


Events:


Where: 540 S. Randall Road, St. Charles, IL 60174

When: See Events Page for dates.

Drop-offs:

  • Batavia, Fabyan Parkway.  Location: 517 E. Fabyan Parkway, Batavia, IL 60510 Hours: M-F 8am-4pm
  • West Dundee Public Works Location: 900 Angle Tarn, West Dundee, IL 60118 Hours: M-F 7am-3pm


Accepts: clean clothing, paired shoes, bedding, towels, and other household textiles in any condition (clean please); toys, accessories, and purses. Items not able to be reused are turned into cleaning/painting rags, insulation, packing material or carpeting.

Partners: Kane County’s electronics recycler, eWorks has partnered with RewearAble to collect clothing and textiles for reuse and recycling.

Both organizations are non-profits that provides sustainable employment for adults with disabilities.

Contact: Jennifer Jarland, Kane County Recycling Coordinator, at recycle@countyofkane.org or 630-208-3841.


Policing 101

Citizens Police Academy.


The Campton Hills Police Department is pleased to announce its next Citizen's Police Academy class to begin January 13, 2019. 

The Academy classes will be held at the Lord of Life Church at 40W605 Rt. 38 Elburn, IL. 60119. It will by on Mondays, for 10 consecutive weeks, from 6 pm-9:30 pm.

For more information: See the Citizens Police Academy or contact Officer Dan Hatt: dhatt@villageofcamptonhills.org.


K-9 Koda's Crime Prevention Tips

Koda Crime Prevention!


Holiday Tips


Tips to Avoid Package Thefts:

  • Get a P.O. Box at Your Local Post Office
  • Use Lockers
  • Set Up Notifications to Track Your Packages
  • Install a Security Camera
  • Get Your Packages Delivered to Your Office
  • Require a Signature on Delivery
  • Reschedule Delivery or Ask for a Package Hold When on Vacation
  • Try Smart Locks
  • Get a Package Guard
  • Insure Your Packages
  • Ask Your Neighbors to Grab Your Packages

What to do if you have become a victim of porch pirates:

  • Check with your delivery company to make sure your package was actually delivered.
  • Know exactly what’s in the missing box.
  • If you see the thief, pay attention to what his or her vehicle looks like and its license plate number.
  • Second to that, get the thief’s physical description – gender, approximate height and weight and what they’re wearing – so you can report it to the Campton Hills Police.
  • Call 911 and ask for a Campton Hills officer to come to your home.
  • If you have a security camera on your home, get a copy of the video to police. Ask your neighbors if their cameras captured the thief in action.

Leaving for the Holidays:

  • Ask a trusted friend, neighbor or Neighborhood Watch member to watch your home.
  • Use timers for lights and radios while you're away.
  • Remember to make arrangements for mail and newspapers. 
  • Contact the Campton Hills Police Department and request a vacation check. Vacation


Census 2020

Census 2020: Things to Know!


April 1, 2020 is Census Day!  Do you know why we do a nation-wide Census every ten (10) years?


Census 101:

There are many reasons.  Below are some of those very important reasons:

  • IT'S IN THE CONSTITUTION.  The U.S. Constitution mandates that everyone in the Country be counted every 10 years.  The first census was in 1790. 
  • IT'S ABOUT FAIR REPRESENTATION.  Every 10 years, the results of the census are used to reapportion the House of Representatives, determining how many seats each state gets.
  • IT'S ABOUT $675 BILLION.  The distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funds, grants and support to states, counties and communities are based on census data.  That money is spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs.
  • IT'S ABOUT REDISTRICTING. After each decade's census, state officials redraw the boundaries of the congressional and state legislative districts in their states to account for populations shifts.
  • TAKING PART IS YOUR CIVIC DUTY. Completing the census is mandatory: it's a way to participate in our democracy and say "I Count!"
  • CENSUS DATA ARE BEING USED ALL AROUND YOU.
    • Residents use the census to support community initiatives involving legislation, quality-of-life and consumer.
    • Businesses use census data to decide where to build factories, offices and stores, which create jobs.
    • Local governments use the census for public safety and emergency preparedness.
    • Real estate developers use the census to build new homes and revitalize old neighborhoods.
  • YOUR PRIVACY IS PROTECTED. It's against the law for the Census Bureau to publicly release your responses in any way that could identify you or your household.  
  • 2020 WILL BE EASIER THAN EVER. In 2020, you will be able to respond to the census online.  
FIND OUT HOW TO HELP.


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50 Ways Census Data Are Used!


Important Reasons to Participate!!!

  1. Decision making at all levels of government
  2. (NEXT WEEK)




Fall Leaf Burning

Open Burning
Landscape Waste

Recently the Village has received comments about neighbors burning landscape waste.  As a reminder any and all burning in the village shall be in accordance with the following restrictions:

The open burning of brush shall occur only on the property upon which the brush was generated subject to the following restrictions:

  • Burning is permitted only on sunny days between nine o'clock (9:00) A.M. and three o'clock (3:00) P.M.
  • Burning is not permitted when the wind is in excess of ten (10) miles per hour. (2013 Code § 7-2-2)
  • Burning is not permitted within twenty feet (20') of any building, structure, property line, or combustible material. (2013 Code § 7-2-2; &. 2016 Code)
  • Burning is not permitted when it is determined and announced by the county health department that inversion conditions or an ozone alert exist.
  • Brush shall be dry when burned.
  • Burning is not permitted on public or private roads, alleys, sidewalks or easements.
  • All open burning must be supervised until the fire is extinguished.
  • A fire extinguisher or garden hose or water source shall be available at the burning site.
  • It is the responsibility of the individual conducting the burning and the owner of the property to satisfactorily determine that there is compliance with all burning conditions.
  • The terms and provisions of this chapter shall not apply to any burning of prairie plants for purposes of habitat reclamation; provided, that those performing controlled prairie burning must receive the proper permits from their fire protection district, if applicable, and notify the village police department.
  • The terms and provisions of this chapter shall not apply to the burning of brush for purposes of domestic fireplaces or cooking or external fireplaces, or to self-contained outdoor wood-burning devices or fireplaces. (2013 Code § 7-2-2)
  • The terms and provisions of this chapter shall not apply to the open burning of brush for purposes of ceremonial fires; provided, that notice of any ceremonial fire has been given to the fire protection district, if applicable, serving the area where the fire is to take place as well as notification to the village police department. Failure to notify the applicable fire protection district and police department and obtain permission prior to conducting a ceremonial fire utilizing brush shall be deemed a violation of this chapter.
  • The open burning of landscape waste and/or other materials, with the exception of brush, is prohibited in the village except for those living within the 60119 U.S. postal service zip code. If the state of Illinois expands its vehicle emission testing program to include the 60119 zip code, this prohibition shall automatically apply to the area included in the vehicle emission testing program.

Kids

Change a Child's Story: CASA

CASA Kane County Is A Nonprofit, Volunteer-Based Organization That Advocates For Abused And Neglected Children Within The Juvenile Court System. Our Highly Trained Volunteers Are Appointed By A Judge To Represent The Best Interests Of Children In The Abuse And Neglect Court.

Our Obligation Is To Ensure That The Children We Represent Will Be Visited At Least Monthly, And That Their Needs, Desires And Circumstances Will Be Reported To The Court At Every Scheduled Hearing. The Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian Ad Litem (CASA/GAL) Will Be The Consistent Person In The Child’s Life.


SUPPORT ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN

  • How much will you give to help the children of our community?


When children can’t speak for themselves, CASA can.

CASA Kane County relies on the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations for annual donations. Your donation provides a trained CASA/ GAL volunteer to support what’s in the best interest of youth in foster care.

Volunteers are vital to our mission of serving 100% of the abused and neglected children in the 16th Judicial Circuit.  Our volunteers fill many roles – from serving as a Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian ad Litem (CASA/GAL); to helping collect gifts for youth in care during the holiday season; being our “boots on the ground” in order to set up and manage one of our many fundraising events; to serving on a committee or in a leadership role for the organization. 

If you want to volunteer: https://www.casakanecounty.org/volunteer/
If you want to donate: https://www.casakanecounty.org/donate/
Learn more and attend an event: https://www.casakanecounty.org/our-events/



childs car seat

Child Passenger Safety Technician Training

If you are interested in helping children stay safe while traveling, consider becoming a nationally certified Child Passenger Safety technician.  This four-day training course will help you learn more about:

  • Injury prevention and crash dynamics
  • Car seat effectiveness
  • Appropriate car seat selection and installation
  • How to conduct a car seat check event

Dates: February 5, 6, 7 & 8, 2020
Time: 8 am - 5 pm Wed - Fri, Sat 9 am - 1 pm.
Location: Elburn Fire Station 1, 200 Route 38, Elburn, IL
Registration Fee: $95.00 
Additional Local Fee: $50.00 Kane County Safety Coalition

To Register:

  • Log on to http://cert.safekids.org
  • Click "Find a Course"
  • Center Course ID: IL20190905966
  • Scroll Down to "Click Here"
  • Click "New Sign Up"
  • Create a persona profile
  • Complete registration and pay fee
Once you complete the registration, contact your lead instructor, Michelle Klecka- Michelle.klecka@nm.org to confirm.  Class information will be distributed via email.  Please make sure you enter a valid email address when registering.  
Boards & Committees Meetings

Upcoming Village Meetings


Click here for a complete FY 2019-2020 meeting calendar.


Committee/Commission       Day of the week           Time           Location

Village Board                          1st and 3rd Tuesday       7:00pm       Campton Township                                                                                                                  Community Center 

Community Relations              4th Tuesday                   6:00pm       Village Hall

Finance Committee                 4th Wednesday             7:00pm        Village Hall

Plan Commission                    4th Monday                    7:00pm       Campton Township      Community Center for Public Hearings

                                                                                                          Village Hall for all
                                                                                                          others
  
Public Works                          1st Wednesday (quarterly) 6:30pm        Village Hall

Fire and Police Commission  3rd Wednesday (quarterly) 5:00pm        Village Hall

Police Pension Fund              2nd Wednesday (quarterly) 2:00pm        Village Hall

 
Village Hall                                                     Campton Township Community Center
40W270 LaFox Road, Ste B                          5N082 Old LaFox Road
Campton Hills, IL 60175                                Campton Hills, IL 60175


Visit the Village's website at www.villageofcamptonhills.org
 
for meeting details and cancellations.


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