Revised Power Outage
Today’s (Tuesday, June 27th) power outage will only affect the residents south of East Spring Creek Drive in the Spring Creek Addition. Power went off at 8:00am and will be restored when the contractor has replaced the final 5 transformers.
Cleveland Street Closure
East Cleveland Street in front of the Ladd Cemetery will be closed in both directions beginning at 8:00am on Wednesday, June 28th, weather permitting. Contractors will be working to upgrade electric service. The street will remain closed until work has been completed but is expected to be open before the end of the work day.
Donations for Fireworks
Donations toward the Ladd Daze fireworks display are currently being accepted in the Village Clerk’s office. The display is a $5,000.00 expense for the Ladd Men’s Club, the sponsor of the event. Since it’s inception, the Club has donated thousands of dollars toward community projects and improvements in Ladd. The fireworks display will be held at dusk on Friday, July 21st at Kennedy Park with a rain date of Saturday, July 22nd.
Plank Road Closure
Weather permitting, Plank Road will be closed between May Road and the newly constructed street north of May Road (Commerce Drive) beginning Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 . A marked detour will be in place to direct Northbound Plank Road traffic on to May Road then on to Commerce Drive back to Plank Road. Southbound traffic will be directed to use Commerce Drive to May Road, then May Road back to Plank Road. Access to all businesses between May Road and Commerce Drive will be maintained, but through traffic will be prohibited. Be advised that this is the first of several detour notices that will be necessary during the work to reconstruct Plank Road between May Road and Ladd Road.
2017 Consumer Confidence Report
This year’s Consumer Confidence Report (Annual Drinking Water Quality Report) will not be direct mailed to customers. It was published in the June 7th edition of the Bureau County Republican and paper copies of the report are available in the Village Clerk’s office. The 2017 CCR can also be viewed here.
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 which benefits handicap awareness, and the 5th Annual 5K Fun Run/Walk to benefit veterans. Fireworks will be featured at dusk on Friday night with a rain date of Saturday night. Musical entertainment in the War Memorial Park Beer Garden will be provided by Abbynormal on Friday, Ethan Bell Band on Saturday, and the Lorenzi Brothers & Friends on Sunday. Ladd Daze is sponsored by the Ladd Men’s Club with proceeds from the event to benefit community projects. For more details, check the Monthly Calendar on this website.
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!