The boil order that was issued on 5-7-21 from the corner of Saint Albans Street and Prairie Avenue to the corner of Prairie Avenue and Woodland Drive has been lifted. Woodlands and Saint Albans were not on the boil order. Thank you for your understanding and patience!
Prairie Avenue will be closed for water service repairs from Union to St. Albans on Friday, May 7.
The Village of Hebron has joined 275 municipalities throughout the area in urging Springfield to restore local revenue payments.
The Local Government Distributive Fund (LGDF) is generated from income taxes paid by local residents and businesses and collected by the State before it gets redistributed back to municipalities.
LGDF accounts for a sizeable portion of a town's operating budget – in some cases between 10 to 20 percent – which can amount to millions of dollars annually. LGDF funds essential services, such as police and fire, road repairs and maintenance, garbage collection and flood prevention.
The State promised 10 percent of total income tax collections to municipalities on a per capita basis through the fund in lieu of a local income tax. But in recent years, the State has reduced the LGDF share from 10 to 6.06 percent.
Now, Springfield is considering taking additional money from LGDF this year, which would make local governments even more reliant on property taxes when they are challenged to balance their own budgets and maintain essential services.
We encourage you to contact your State Senators Dick Durbin https://www.durbin.senate.gov/contact/email and Tammy Duckworth https://www.duckworth.senate.gov/connect/email-tammy as well as Representative Lauren Underwood https://underwood.house.gov/contact/email-me?zip5=60034... and let them know that you: 1) oppose further LGDF cuts; and 2) support restoring LGDF payments to the full 10 percent level that had been promised.
Restoring LGDF dollars to our community will help relieve the property tax burden and help ensure that basic services remain in place moving forward.
On 12/14/2020 during a snow storm, where a semi slid off the road and hit a pole with Mediacom service on it, Hebron experienced a widespread outage as a result of this damage. Services were temporarily fixed and Mediacom is now conducting the permanent repair which will result in services being down on 4/13 from 12am – 6am. To make the repair, they will have to remove the damaged equipment and splice new fiber. The maintenance window is scheduled for 6 hours but, in many cases, Mediacom claims the work may be completed much quicker than that time window. They also schedule the maintenance in the middle of the night to cause as little inconvenience to customers as possible.
Thanks for your patience during their maintenance!
The Village Board meeting is tonight at 6:00 p.m. and will be held in person at the Village Hall. Chairs are still somewhat limited to keep up with social distancing requirements.
Hope to see you there!
If you are interested in submitting a 2021 Bid Proposal to cut grass at various Village of Hebron locations, please follow the embedded link for details. Bids will be due at the Village Hall by March 29th at 3:00 p.m. All bids received will be sent to the Village Board of Trustees and voted on at the April 26th Village Board meeting. Thank you for your interest!
The Village Clerk's Office will be closed March 11 through March 16. The office will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 10. You can leave a message at 815-648-2353 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your understanding!
The Clerk will be out of the office for the day on Thursday, February 25th. If you need to pay a water/sewer bill, please go around to the back of the building. Their hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Thank you for your understanding. You can leave the clerk a message at 815-648-2353 or by email at email@example.com.
Re: Notification Required under 220 ILCS 5/8-505.1
To Whom It May Concern:
ComEd intends to perform vegetation management activities on distribution circuits in your area within the next few months. The vegetation management activities are a key component of ComEd’s maintenance program to ensure system electrical reliability, as vegetation contact with ComEd equipment is a leading cause of outages.
In accordance with applicable statutory requirements, ComEd is required to provide each affected municipality a map (see attached) or common addresses of the area affected by the vegetation management activities.
Please be aware that ComEd has notified any affected customers and property owners with (i) a statement of the vegetation management activities planned, (ii) the address of a website and a toll free telephone number at which a written disclosure of all dispute resolution opportunities and processes, rights, and remedies provided by the electric public utility may be obtained, (iii) a statement that the customer and the property owner may appeal the planned vegetation management activities through the electric public utility and the Illinois Commerce Commission, (iv) a toll-free telephone number through which communication may be had with a representative of the electric public utility regarding the vegetation management activities, and (v) the telephone number of the Consumer Affairs Officer of the Illinois Commerce Commission. The notice also stated that circuit maps or common addresses of the area to be affected by the vegetation management activities are on file with the local municipal or county office.
We recognize that our vegetation management activities sometimes create concern by your residents because trees near our electrical wires are significantly trimmed or sometimes require removal. Qualified line-clearance workers contracted by ComEd will be performing the tree pruning work. Supervisors and General Foremen will be in close contact with the crews, ensuring that the work is performed properly. Additionally, we are strong advocates of proactive efforts to ensure that only appropriate vegetation is planted near our facilities, and our easement and leases usually specify vegetation restrictions. Trees that grow greater than 20 feet, for example maple, elm, and blue spruce, should never be planted under or near distribution power lines. At full height, these trees could contact lines and cause a power outage or create a safety issue. On the other hand, trees and bushes that grow to heights less than 20 feet, for example dogwoods or crabapples, can often be planted near distribution power lines.
For more information about vegetation maintenance along power lines and ComEd’s “Right Tree, Right Place” program, please visit: http://www.ComEd.com/Trees
Please direct any resident with questions or concerns to contact us at 1 (800) Edison-1
Sr. Vegetation Management Project Manager
Vegetation Management Department
Please click the link for a map of the following circuits with upcoming vegetation activities.