The Village Clerk’s Office & Public Works Department will close for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 26th & Friday, November 27th. Trash will be collected on Saturday, November 28th.
CHRISTMAS LIGHTING CONTEST
Help spread some Christmas cheer by participating in Ladd’s Christmas Lighting Contest sponsored by the Ladd Men’s Club. Residents and businesses are eligible to participate and there is no entry fee or registration required. Cash prizes will be awarded for the best lighting displays: First Place $100, Second Place $75, and Third Place $50. Judging will take place on the evening of Sunday, December 20th. For more information, contact Phil @ (815) 488-8245.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Applications are currently being accepted for the next Habitat for Humanity home to be built in Ladd. Please review the program documents which include information, a privacy statement, and a homeownership program. If interested in applying, print & complete the application. For more information, call (815) 434-2041, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or check their website @ www.localhabitat.org.
CONSOLIDATED ELECTION PETITIONS
Petitions for candidacy for the 2021 Consolidated Election are now available at the Ladd Village Hall, 121 North Main Avenue, Ladd, Illinois. The offices of Village President, Village Clerk, and three Trustees are up for election. Petition packets may be picked during the Village Clerk’s regular hours of 8:00 am to Noon & 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. The Consolidated Election will be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. For more information, call (815) 894-2440.
The outdoor burning of leaves and landscape waste is allowed between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm only, Mondays through Saturdays. Burning on Sundays is only allowed between September 15th and November 15th. NO burning on sidewalks, roadways, alleys, parking lots, or other paved areas, or within 20 feet of any structure. Fires must be constantly attended by a competent person until extinguished. Open campfires of clean, non-construction timber and kindling are exempt from these rules.
TAPS ON MAIN STREET
At the 11th hour on the 11th day of each month, Taps is played over our Main Street speakers as a reminder to all citizens of the sacrifices that our servicemen and servicewomen have made for our freedom.
To control the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Village of Ladd is taking the following action to protect our citizens, employees & officials:
- The Village Clerk’s office will be closed to the public beginning Tuesday, March 17th until further notice. Utility payments should be made by using our outside drop-box, through the payment portal on our website www.villageofladd.com, by mail, or with a credit card, debit card, or e-check over the phone. If you need to start or stop utility service, purchase a dog tag, or a golf cart sticker, please call the office at (815) 894-2440. We will resume accessing penalties on late utility bills and disconnecting utility service in July. We understand that many have struggled during this time and will work with our customers to establish a payment plan for those unable to pay their bills in full.
2020 GOLF CART STICKERS
Golf cart stickers for 2020 are now available in the Village Clerk’s office for the $25.00 fee. Stickers are valid from April 2020 through March 2021. Contact the office @ (815) 894-2440 to purchase a new sticker.
2020 DOG TAGS
Dog tags for the calendar year 2020 are now available in the Village Clerk’s office. The fee is $5.00 per dog and is in addition to the Bureau County tag. For more information, contact the office @ (815) 894-2440.
ANNUAL WATER QUALITY REPORT
Please go to http://testinc.com/Ladd.pdf to view your 2019 annual water quality report and learn more about your drinking water. This report contains important information about the source and quality of your drinking water. For a translation of the water quality report or to speak with someone about the report, please call Joe Glynn @ T.E.S.T. Inc. (815) 224-1650. If you would like a paper copy of the Village of Ladd’s 2019 Annual Water Quality Report mailed to your home, please call the Village Clerk’s Office (815) 894-2440.