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PRESS RELEASES

Police Pension- Fully Funded


The Illinois Public Pension Division Advisory Service recently released its annual report showing that the Campton Hills Police Pension Fund is 100% funded.  “The Village has worked hard to comply with the law.  Excellent financial discipline has led to protecting the benefits provided to the Village’s hard working, dedicated police force.” Stated Village President Harry Blecker. 

At a time when many public safety pension funds in Illinois are struggling to meet mandated pension funding levels the Village of Campton Hills has continued to meet its fiduciary responsibility.  Since its inception in 2007 the Village has maintained an average funding percentage of 87.52.   In recent decades the average funding percentage for all Police Pension Funds – Statewide- has dropped below 60%.   State law requires that public pension funds cover at least 90% of the pension obligations by June 30, 2045.
For more information about the Village and the Campton Hills Police Department, visit www.villageofcamptonhills.org.




Village of Campton Hills - Outstanding Citizen Award Presentation

 
The Village of Campton Hills cordially invites you to the first Outstanding Citizen Award presentation to be held on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 7pm. The winner will be announced in a short program as part of the regular business meeting of the Village of Campton Hills Board of Trustees. Refreshments will be served following the award presentation.
 
This award will be presented to a Campton Hills resident or business owner operating/living in Campton Hills who has met the following criteria:
 

  1. Must be a Village of Campton Hills resident or business that directly supports Campton Hills

  2. The nominee has continuing history of voluntary service to the community that has made a significant, positive difference in the quality of life in Campton Hills.

  3. The nominee has made a commitment of personal time that directly benefits the Village of Campton Hills.

Nomination forms were due November 1st.
 
The Village of Campton Hills Board meeting and Outstanding Citizen Award presentation will take palce at the Campton Township Community Center, 5N082 Old Lafox Rd, Campton Hills, IL 60175.
 
If you'd like more information, please contact Norm Turner 847-464-1109.



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Corron Farm Nominated 
National Register Of Historic Places


The Illinois Historic Sites Advisory Council has unanimously approved the National Register nomination for the historic Corron Farm in Campton Township. The final step in the process to place Corron Farm on the National Register of Historic Places will be approval by the National Park Service.

Click here for the full story.

Robert Corron, 1816-1904, moved from Greenbrier County, Virginia, to Kane County in October 1835 and staked out a claim to the land on which he made his home in Campton Township.

Photo courtesy of Corron Farm Preservation Society.




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Campton Hills Police
3rd Annual Citizen’s Police Academy
 

The Campton Hills Police Department will be hosting its 3rd annual Citizen’s Police Academy starting on Monday, January 15, 2018. The class will run for 10 weeks from 6:30-9:00 pm, and will be held at the Fox Mill Homeowners Association clubhouse. Currently there are six open spots in the class for participants who want to enroll. If interested, please call Chief Dan Hoffman at 630-584-4242 or email Chief Hoffman at dhoffman@villageofcamptonhills.org. The deadline is December 16, 2017.
 
The Citizen Police Academy is a ten (10) week program designed to give the participants a working knowledge of the Campton Hills Police Department and police work in general. The Academy consists of a series of interactive classes held once a week for approximately two hours. There is no cost to participate. Background checks will be conducted on each applicant.  Individuals who apply for the Citizen’s Police Academy must be at least 21 years of age and pass a background check. Applicants must live in the Village of Campton Hills, work in the Village, or own property in the Village. A brochure and application for the Academy is available by clicking http://www.villageofcamptonhills.org/2226/Citizen-Police-Academy.
 
Community Oriented Policing plays an important and vital role in reducing crime. The Campton Hills Police Department instituted the Citizen’s Police Academy to improve communication with our residents and obtain citizen input and support throughout the Village. It is hoped that our graduates will become partners with us in identifying problems and solutions to issues that are affecting our community. Graduates will gain knowledge that they can implement to enhance the quality of life in their respective neighborhoods. The goal of the Citizen Police Academy is to help the residents of the Village better understand how policing is conducted in their community. It is hoped that all graduates of the Academy will get to know more about the men and women who are protecting their community and learn how they make the decisions they do while performing their duty.
                      
Some of the topics include:

  • Overview of the Department
  • Firearms Safety
  • Domestics/Local Ordinances
  • K-9
  • Juvenile/Criminal Law
  • Accident Investigations
  • Patrol Procedures/Traffic Stops
  • Crime Scene ET
  • Cons and Scams
  • Vehicle Codes
  • Gangs/Drugs
  • DUI Practical

For additional information on the Academy, please feel free to contact Chief Dan Hoffman at 630-584-4242 or via email at dhoffman@villageofcamptonhills.org



Lights Recycling

Holiday Lights
3rd Annual Recycling


Are you finding your holiday lights have lost their twinkle? Year after year we find ourselves testing bulbs and replacing fuses, and when that doesn’t work, in the garbage the lights go.

In 2015, Village of Campton Hills residents brought in 259 pounds of broken light strands for recycling; 2016, we collected 332 pounds. For our 3rd annual holiday lights recycling program, our goal is to recycle over 400 lbs of holiday lights. Please help us get the word out regarding this recycling effort to help get another recyclable commodity out of the land fills. 

Lights accepted include: Italian mini-lights, traditional lights, extension cords, rope lights, LED lights. Lights can be in working or non-working condition, from any holiday!

Please bring your lights for recycling to Village Hall during the hours of 9-4, Monday thru Friday. We will continue to collect lights into early January. We have partnered once again with Elgin Recycling.




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Kane County Recycles
News you can use


2018 Dates have been set. 

Please see below and mark your calendars

Where: 540 S Randall Road, St. Charles • 630-208-3841
Hours:  8 am – 12 noon


Jan 13 - electronics and books

Apr 14 - electronics, books, shredding and paint
May 12 - electronics and books
Jul 14-EXTRAVAGANZA:Electronics, Books, Doc Shred, Paint, and more
Sept 8 - electronics and books
Nov 10 - electronics, books, shredding and paint

 
Note: Information is correct at the time of printing, but please always check the website (countyofkane.org/recycling) or call to confirm before attending.


Yard Waste and Organics

Have your trees finally lost their leaves. Many leaves fell after all the waste haulers stopped picking up yard waste. Please contact Pushing the Envelope Farm if you'd like to dispose of your leaves.

Pushing The Envelope Farm
Location: 1700 Averill Road, Geneva, IL 60134
Contact: 973-885-5391 (please call)
Hours: M-F 9-5
Accepts: Leaves, grass clippings, and other non-woody clippings
(no branches). Larger tree limbs for firewood.
Food Scraps (no meat). Old pumpkins!
Cost: Free of charge


South Elgin Electronics Drop-off to close at end of 2017


One of three Kane County electronics recycling locations will close this month. The Electronics Recycling Drop-off location at 735 Martin Drive in South Elgin at the old Public Works building is set to close permanently as of Friday, December 29th, 2017.
 
The County and their electronics recycling contractor, eWorks Electronics Services, have partnered with the Village of South Elgin since September of 2016, who hosted the site. Because South Elgin Public Works staff are now located at another building, they are not able to continue to provide assistance with forklifting the materials into the trucks and so the site has to be closed.
 
Kane County’s other two locations will remain open. They are in West Dundee and Batavia, open 40 hours a week during the hours listed below.
 
Batavia
517 E. Fabyan Parkway,
Batavia, IL 60510
Hours: M-F 8am-4pm
 
West Dundee Public Works
900 Angle Tarn,
West Dundee, IL 60118
Hours:  M-F 7am-3pm
 
Kane County Recycles will continue to offer electronics collection events scheduled on Saturdays throughout 2018. Please see the County website at www.countyofkane.org/recycling for more information and the complete list of event dates.
 
Questions: Kane County Recycling Coordinator, Jennifer Jarland, 630-208-3841, recycle@countyofkane.org



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Citizen of the Year Award Presentation
Village Board Meeting - January 16, 2018

Holiday Lights Collection
Collection through January 31, 2018


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.

Village of Campton Hills Winter Wonders Event
February 10, 2018




Boards & Committees Meetings

Upcoming Village Meetings


Village Board - December 19, 2017 - 7pm

Economic Development - December 20, 2017 - 12:30pm

Plan Commission - December 18, 2017 - 7pm

Village Board - January 2, 2018 - 7pm

Public Works Committee - January 10, 2018 - 7pm

Police Pension Fund - January 10, 2018 - 2pm

Village Board - January 16, 2018 - 7pm

Economic Development Committee - January 17, 2018 - 12:30pm

Fire and Police Commission - January 17, 2018 - 5pm

Plan Commission - January 22, 2018 - 7pm

Water Resources Committee - January 23, 2018

Community Relations Committee - January 24, 2018 - 7pm

Finance Committee - January 24, 2018 - 7pm


Visit the Village's website at www.villageofcamptonhills.org 

for meeting details and cancellations.


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