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Village of Campton Hills
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Village of Campton Hills
Trustee Election


Three seats on the Village of Campton Hills Board will be up for election on February 28, 2017. Individuals interested in running for a seat on the Board can pick up petitions and forms at Village Hall, 40W270 LaFox Road, Ste. B, Campton Hills, IL  between the hours of 9:00 AM TO 4:00 PM, Monday – Friday.


The Village Board consists of seven individuals who are elected by the community to represent the community’s best interests. The charge of the Board is to set policies that will guide the Village. Board members serve a four-year term and compensation is set by Village Code.


Kane County Road Work

Kane County
Road Work


Segments of some of Kane County’s premier roadways are set for a rejuvenating facelift, starting Aug. 30, 2016.

And, of course, that kind of styling comes with a cost — in this case, about two weeks worth of lane closures.

Click here for the full Kane County Connects article which includes a list of the roads to be treated this year and the working times.


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Kane County
Property Taxes Due


Just a reminder: The second installment of your property-tax bill is due Sept. 2.

If you want to pay before the deadline, there are several ways to do that. Click here for the link to the Kane County Connects article.


KIDS ARE BACK IN SCHOOL
DRIVE WITH EXTRA CAUTION


Students are back in school, and local police departments are reminding drivers to proceed with extra caution around our schools and in our neighborhoods, especially during the morning rush hours.

That means kids will be out at bus stops, buses will be stopping on the roads, and parents will be driving their children to and from school. Drivers can help keep children safe by reviewing these traffic laws, please click here.



Safety Corner
The "Secret Word"


Now that it’s back to school time, it’s a good time to review with your children a plan to communicate with them through other people in the event that you can’t talk to them directly.

In the event that you can not speak to your children directly during an emergency, they need to know that the information you want them to have is a message from you. Having the knowledge that the message came from you will help your child understand what is being asked of them and how they should proceed.
 
The way to do that is to have a secret word that only your family knows.  This word is to be shared only during the time of an emergency communication.  The word you should pick is one that would be familiar to all in your family and should be something that would be easy for all family members to remember.  Make it something different, a slang word, a word that was maybe mispronounced by one of the children when they were little and now everyone in your family refers to it as a memory.  For instance: in our family “Basghitti” was our code word because the boys couldn’t pronounce “Spaghetti” when they were little. 

Preparation can make a difference in handling unexpected circumstances.

Be Safe,
Laura Andersen,
CHV Trustee, Emergency Response Liaison



Back to School
The ABCs


School bells are ringing across the nation! Parents and guardians, it’s time to get familiar with the emergency plan at your child’s school and daycare.


Much like individuals and families, schools and daycare providers should all have site-specific emergency plans. If you’re a parent or guardian, it’s vital that you make sure your child’s school or daycare has a plan to ensure his or her safety during an emergency. The Ready Campaign recommends you:

   •    Ask how they will communicate with families during a crisis;
   •    Ask if they store adequate food, water, and other basic supplies; and
   •    Find out if they can “shelter-in-place” and where they plan to go if they must get
         away.

Disasters can occur while your child is away from you, but protecting from afar is as easy as ABC. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) outline a quick and easy way to keep your child safe at school or daycare: 
 
   •    Ask how you will reunite with your child in an emergency or evacuation;
   •    Bring extra medication, special foods, or supplies that your child might need; and
   •    Complete a backpack contact information card.

If your child has a disability, or an access or functional need, be sure to meet with a school disability specialist to discuss plans for how the school will provide for his or her safety. For more information about school emergency plans, click here.
 
Parents, guardians, and teachers can also use the Children and Youth Preparedness Social Media Toolkit to share safety messages on their social media networks.





Illinois Department of Transportation
State Emergency Contact Database


Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is discontinuing the Yellow Dot Program, effective immediately.
 
IDOT encourages all motorists to sign up for the Illinois Secretary of State’s Emergency Contact Database. This service allows you to enter emergency contact information, as well as disability/special needs information, into a voluntary, secure database at no charge.

In the event you are involved in a motor vehicle crash or other emergency where you are unable to communicate, law enforcement can access this information and notify your designated emergency contacts, as well as provide any helpful information to emergency/medical personnel at the scene.


Click here to sign up, or for more information.



United Fall Fest
September 10


The 6th annual United Fall Fest is just two weeks away – September 10th

The fest has become Campton Hills' premier FREE family friendly event and its yearly arrival is happily anticipated by many area residents.

Time: 3:00 - 10:00pm

Attractions include:

  • Kids corner Fun - bouncy games, puppets, Reptile entertainment, Hula games, ice cream eating contest, MOVIE - punctuated by FIREWORKS!

  • Classic car show

  • Bands - RED WOODY and DISBARD - dance to your heart's content!

  • Great food- always BBQ, sandwiches, grilled corn, ice cream.

  • Adult beverages too - beer and wine

  • Fireworks at 8:15pm

Location:

The Congregational United Church of Christ
40W451 Fox Mill Blvd
Campton Hills, IL 60175
630-584-0929

office@cuccstc.org


Please contact Polly Dickson for more information at 630-625-1176 or email pdickson@putman.net.




Upcoming Events

August 24 - Back to school. Keep your eyes out for children walking to school and waiting for buses.

August 28 - Garfield Farm Heirloom Garden Show from 11:00am - 4:00pm. Learn how to save seeds at the 27th annual Heirloom Garden Show. The show highlights the importance of preserving genetic diversity in the very plants that we rely on for food, medicine, and enjoyment. For information contact the museum at 630-584-8485 or info@garfieldfarm.org


September 2 - Second installment of property taxes due. 


September 10 - Fox Mill 5K and the Family Color Fun Run/Walk - All proceeds will benefit The Cameron Pepera Memorial Foundation. Click here for more information.

September 21 - Edward Jones, Lang Nguyen, Financial Advisor, ribbon cutting ceremony at 
40W134 Campton Crossings Drive. Watch for details.

September 21 -  Kane County Health Department will be holding a Well and Septic Seminar at University of Illinois Extension Office in St. Charles at 535 Randall Road. If you would like to attend please register in advance by calling our office at (630) 444-3040. If you must leave a voicemail, please give your name, address, and phone number. We would like to hear from you by September 19, 2016. Water well test kits will be provided to each household at no charge.

September 28 - Business to Business Networking Event at 8:00am at Luau Coffee.


December 2 - Mark your calendars.....The Economic Development and Community Relations Committees of the Village of Campton Hills will be sponsoring a holiday event from 6:00-9:00 pm.


Featured Business of the Month
Boards & Committees Meetings

Upcoming Village Meetings


Village Board Meeting - September 6, 2016 - 7:00pm

Public Works - September 7, 2016 - 7:00pm

Economic Development - September 21, 2016 - 12:30pm

Plan Commission - September 26, 2016 - 7:00pm

Finance Committee - Sep
tember 27, 2016, 7:30pm

Water Resources - September 27, 2016, 7:30pm


Community Relations - September 28, 2016 - 7:00pm

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


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