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Winter Wonders 2020




Committee Openings


Community Relations Commission

The Village currently has openings on the Community Relations Commission.

The Community Relations Commission organizes and promotes local events and builds on tradition and history by partnering with businesses, organizations, and individuals to foster community bonds.

If you are interested in volunteering on a committee, please click here to submit your information.
Crime Prevention Tips

Koda Crime Prevention!


Ways to make you community safer


  • Look for clues that that people may be casing your neighborhood. A strange kid ringing doorbells and saying, "Can I speak to Charlie" may be checking to see if anyone is home. Also, be suspicious if you see anyone sitting for long periods in a parked car. 

  • Get involved in a  Neighborhood Watch program if available in your area.
  • Remove a burglar's cover - keep hedges and trees trimmed away from your house. 
  • When you are going to be gone for an extended period, don't make it obvious.
    • Park cars in the driveway.
    • Use timers to turn indoor and outdoor lights on and off.
    • Leave the radio on (or put it on a timer too).
    • Stop mail and newspaper deliveries.
    • Have someone mow your lawn.
  • Don't keep valuables in your bedroom. Crooks normally make a beeline for the bedroom because they know people tend to keep cash and jewelry there. Keep your valuables in an unlikely place, but not in the linen closet or the freezer (too common).
  • Make your house "hard." That is, make it seem difficult for a burglar to break into. If the burglar perceives it as difficult to enter, chances are he/she will try somewhere else. 


DEVELOP RAPPORT WITH NEIGHBORS

Establish that you can count on your neighbors and that they can count on you to report suspicious activities to the police. Nothing beats a cautious neighbor, ready to call 911, for burglary protection. 

HAVE GOOD LIGHTING

Put plenty of lighting around the perimeter of your house. If you don't want your house lit up all night, install the type of lights that go on only when triggered by motion. They have the added advantage of startling a burglar.

INSTALL A BURGLAR ALARM

Whether you purchase and install a burglar alarm that rings inside the house or the kind that electronically (and silently) reports to a central office, the Police Department recommends that you have any burglar alarms professionally installed and monitored.

DOORS 

Have solid doors with strong locks and strike plates at all entrances. Weak strike plates for your locks will totally defeat strong locks; they can be kicked open. Metal doors are best; thick, solid wood doors are next. Never use a hollow-panel door on any kind of entrance.

SLIDING GLASS DOORS

Many burglars enter homes through poorly protected sliding glass doors. Additional locks and security measures here will prevent the door from being opened or lifted out of the track. 


Screws installed in the track above the sliding door frame will prevent the door from being lifted out of the track. Drill a pilot hole in the top track above, and slightly in, from each corner of the sliding door frame section and install a screw into each hole. Adjust the screws so that the head of the screw just barely clears the frame when it is moved back and forth. 


DOOR VIEWERS

In order to avoid opening your door without knowing who is there, install a door viewer. This device has a wide angle lens to let you see someone standing outside your door without opening it. 


Please remember to always close and secure all doors, even if only leaving your residence for a short amount of time. Remove keys and valuables from all vehicles, including those parked inside the garage. 


Report suspicious activity by dialing 911. Officers are usually patrolling the Village and may not receive messages left on the non-emergency line right away. Dialing 911 ensures the information is relayed to officers in a timely manner. If the information is not time sensitive, a message can be left on the voicemail and an officer will contact you when they return to the station. 



Safety

Campton Hills Ranks 2nd in Latest HomeSnacks Ranking

HomeSnacks combines recent data from the Census, FBI, OpenStreetMaps, and dozens of other sources into bite-sized studies to help you understand what it’s like to live in different communities across the country. According to 6th Annual HomeSnacks Study on the Safest Places to Live in Illinois,  Campton Hills is #2. For more information.




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50 Ways Census Data Are Used!


Important Reasons to Participate!!!

  1. Decision making at all levels of government

  2. Drawing federal, state, and local legislative districts.

  3. Attracting new businesses to state and local areas.

  4. Distributing  over $675 billion annually in federal funds and even more in state funds.

  5. Forecasting future transportation needs for all segments of the population.

  6. Planning for hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, and the location of other health services.

  7. Forecasting future housing needs for all segments of the population.

  8. (NEXT WEEK)

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.


Flag Recycling

Kane County provides new option for proper disposal of worn U.S. flags




WASHINGTON – In partnership with the National Association of Counties, and the National Flag Foundation, Kane County has installed a flag retirement box, at no cost to the county, at the Kane County Government Center at 719 S Batavia Ave, Geneva, IL 60134, in Building A on the ground floor in the Veterans office hallway. Flags should be folded respectfully before being placed in the box.

The United States Flag Code prescribes flag etiquette — everything from flying it near other flags to instructions on how to raise and lower it. “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem of display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning,” says the code.

The county will be working in partnership with the Batavia VFW who will assure the proper disposal of the worn flags through retiring them with proper ceremony.

“Our hope is that this centrally-located drop-off location provides convenience while respecting our national symbol,” said Chris Lauzen, Kane County Board Chairman. “The County values all that our flag represents. We are united in helping citizens to respect our great nation while disposing of old or worn out flags.”

Said NACo Executive Director Matthew Chase, “We are pleased to provide these flag retirement boxes. Helping residents properly dispose of worn U.S. flags is consistent with our commitment to public service and community engagement.”


childs car seat

Car Seat Check Events & Car Seat Safety Classes

Approximately 80% of car seats are installed incorrectly


Northwestern Medicine offers free child car seat safety check events and classes. Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will teach parents and care givers current laws and best practices to keep children safe in a vehicle form birth and beyond.

  • Car seat checks include car seat safety inspection, installation and demonstration in the vehicle.
  • Car seat classes include a one hour interactive presentation that includes proper car seat installation demonstrations and passenger vehicle safety information.

Car Seat Check Events


Saturday, February 8, 2020
9:00 -12:00 pm
Elburn Fire Station #2
39W950 Hughes Road, Elburn, IL

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
3:00 – 5:00 pm
Aurora Fire Department #7
824 Kenilworth, Aurora, IL 

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
2:00 – 4:00 pm
West Chicago Fire Training Facility
320 Kress Road, West Chicago, IL

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
2:00 – 4:00 pm
West Chicago Fire Department
320 Kress Road, West Chicago
  
Car Seat Safety Classes

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Tuesday, April  14, 2020
6:00 – 7:00 pm
Central DuPage Hospital
25 N. Winfield Road, Winfield, IL

Thursday, February 6, 2020
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Thursday April 5, 2020
7:00 -8:00 pm
Delnor Hospital
300 Randall Road, Geneva, IL

Call 630-933-4234 to register for a car seat safety check event or car seat safety class.
Trash Can

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.


Cannabis

Recreational Cannabis Legalized


On January 1, 2020, recreational cannabis became legal in Illinois. Here are some key points that you should know about the new law:

  • Using or smoking cannabis is prohibited in a school bus, on school grounds or public places - this includes bars, restaurants, parks, and any place where you could be reasonably be expected to be observed by others.
  • Must be 21 years old or older to purchase, possess, or use cannabis.
  • Transporting cannabis in a vehicle must be in a reasonably secured, sealed container and reasonably inaccessible while the vehicle is moving. Smoking or using cannabis in a vehicle is also illegal.
  • Only licensed dispensaries will be allowed to sell cannabis products
  • Possession/purchase limitations- * 500 mg of THC edibles * 30 grams of plant material * 5 grams of cannabis concentrate
  • Driving Under the Influence- you will be arrested if you are driving under the influence of cannabis
  • It is illegal to knowingly use cannabis in close physical proximity to anyone under 21 years of age who is not a registered medical cannabis patient under the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act
[Please Note: On October 15, 2019 the Campton Hills Village Board approved Ordinance O-19-17 which amends Village Code to prohibit Adult-Use Cannabis businesses in the Village.  This does not, however, change that it is now legal in Illinois for Adults to use recreational cannabis as explained above.]

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Chief Steven Millar at smillar@villageofcamptonhills.org or at 630-584-4242.


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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