Village Wide Garage Sales
Ladd’s Village Wide Garage Sales will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Residents wishing to be added to the sale map (at no charge), please call the Village Clerk’s office @ (815) 894-2440 or email email@example.com to submit the address of your sale. The deadline to be included on the map is 4:30pm on Friday, May 27th. Sale maps will be available on Wednesday, May 31st at North Central Bank, the Post Office, Casey’s and the Village Clerk’s office.
Spring Brush Collection
Spring brush collection will be held on Monday, May 22nd, weather permitting. Crews will pick up tree and shrub trimmings that are from 3′ – 8′ in length and up to 6″ in diameter. Piles should not exceed 4′ x 8′ in size. Larger branches and items such as stumps, roots and professional tree trimmings will not be collected. Bundles should not be tied or bound and are to be stacked with the cut end toward the street. Crews will start working early in the morning and make one pass only through the area. For more information, contact the Street Department at (815) 894-2806.
Planned Power Outage
An electric power outage is scheduled for Thursday, May 25, 2017, beginning at 8:00am, weather permitting. Power will remain off for approximately 8 hours or until a second transformer has been added to the Village’s substation. The Village Clerk’s office will be closed during the outage.
Memorial Day Services
On Monday, May 29th, the public is invited to attend an 11:45am Memorial Day service at Ladd Cemetery followed by a 12:15pm service at War Memorial Park. The Ladd American Legion Harold E. Russell Post #938 will conduct the services. The guest speaker will be Collin Bezely. In case of inclement weather, the 12:15pm service will be held at Ladd’s Community Center.
Library Summer Reading Program
Librarian Anna Dempsey has announced this year’s Summer Reading Program theme is “Build a Better World.” Many of the stories and activities will focus on that. Planned for this summer’s program include:
- Young Adult & Adult Reading BINGO, sign-up & grab your BINGO card at the circulation desk.
- Tuesday Storytime @ 10:15-11 for Birth-K.
- Summer Bookmark Reading Incentive.
- “Tower of Books” Summer Reading Challenge, sign-up & pick up your packet at the circulation desk. For Grades 1-5.
- Monday Movies & popcorn @ 1:00pm, movie will be announced prior to that day.
- Friday Festivities @ 10am-6pm, stop by anytime for board games, cards, coloring, DIY craft, etc.
- Specialty Activities including scavenger hunts, STEM challenges, slime making, etc. Some activities may require sign-up to ensure we have enough materials.
- End of Summer Reading Reward. Once you finish your Summer Reading (challenge, bingo, bookmark), you are eligible for the reading reward. Rewards will vary based on age groups.
The program begins on Tuesday, May 30th. For more information or to register, contact the library @ (815) 894-3254.
Save the Date for Ladd Daze, July 21-23, 2017. This year, additional events will be held in conjunction with Ladd Daze including the Convoy Against Cancer BIG Truck Show to benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Bureau County, the 8th Annual Jonny Yerly Classic Softball Tournament to promote handicap awareness, and the 5th Annual 5K Fun Run/Walk to benefit veterans. Musical entertainment will be provided by Abbynormal @ 9:00pm, Friday, Ethan Bell Band @ 9:00pm, Saturday, and the Lorenzi Brothers & Friends @ 2:00pm, Sunday. Ladd Daze is sponsored by the Ladd Men’s Club. Proceeds from the event will benefit community projects.
125th Anniversary Commemorative Books
The Ladd 125th Anniversary Commemorative Book is an 8.5″ x 11″, hard cover book published in full color and available for $35.00 in the Village Clerk’s office during normal business hours. Books can also be mailed in a padded envelope for an additional cost. Proceeds from the sale of the books will benefit the Ladd Daze fireworks display in July. For more information, contact the Clerk’s office at (815) 894-2440.
New Facebook Page
The Village’s Facebook page is now live. To follow, search for Village of Ladd and click LIKE.
Sewer Backup Reporting
The Village of Ladd is in the process of implementing a CMOM (Capacity, Management, Operations, and Maintenance) Plan for the Sanitary Sewer Collection System. In order to improve the ability to identify where basement backups and overflows occur, a system of record keeping will be implemented. For each complaint or notification received by the Village concerning a sanitary sewer overflow or a basement backup with the potential of being caused by issues with the Village’s collection system, a report will be generated. A form has been created for the purpose of keeping these records. Residents are encouraged to print, complete and submit the form to the Village Clerk’s office when they experience a sewer backup event. Forms are also available in the Village Clerk’s office. For more information, contact Superintendent Doug Englehaupt @ (815) 894-2806.
Golf Cart Registration
Golf carts must be registered with the Ladd Police Department prior to being used on Village Streets. For instructions on the registration process, go to Home Page>Residents>Golf Carts.
Schwan’s home delivery offers over 350 delicious foods conveniently delivered to your door. Through Schwan’s-Cares.com, you can order from Schwan’s Home Delivery and help Ladd Education Foundation meet its fundraising goals. Schwan’s will contribute 5% of all orders to Ladd Education Foundation for the rest of the school year! There are two ways to order: ONLINE – Visit Schwans-Cares.com and enter Campaign ID: Ladd Education Foundation #20592 into the search box located in the upper right hand corner then click to open campaign. Click the “Buy Now” button to purchase an eGift card or “Shop Now” to place a product order. PHONE – Call (855) 870-7208 and provide Campaign ID: Ladd Education Foundation #20592. The Ladd Education Foundation committee fundraises to assist in providing educational and developmental tools to enrich the lives of the students in Ladd Community Consolidated School District #94. Thank you for your support!