The Village Clerk’s Office & Public Works Department will close on Monday, January 18th for the Martin Luther King Jr. observance. There will be no change to the trash collection schedule.
IMUA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The Village of Ladd, in partnership with the Illinois Municipal Utilities Association (IMUA), is again offering a scholarship competition for eligible high school seniors. Each eligible applicant is asked to submit an application and an essay of 500 words or less addressing their choice of one of four utility-related questions. The top four (4) vote-getters in this year’s essay competition will receive a finalist certificate and a $1,000 scholarship award check from IMUA. Applicants must be high school seniors whose parents or guardians are residential customers of the Village of Ladd Municipal Utility. Applications are available in the Village Clerk’s Office or at the links posted below. The deadline for submitting applications and essays is Friday, March 12, 2021. Applicants may contact IMUA’s DeeDee Bunch at (217) 789-4632 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Here are some ways that you can support the Habitat for Humanity build in Ladd: 1. Become an 89er by completing the form and submitting your donation. Every 89 dollars raised will build 1 square foot of the Ladd home. 2. Buy some 50/50 tickets. Venmo @Margherio or email Dave Margherio at email@example.com. Tickets are also available from Phil Hocking, Mike Urbanowski, Scoop Miller, Rhonda Bezely, J.D. Erickson, Sally Van Cura, CYR Financial in Hennepin, and Fr. Ronald Margherio @ St. Bede Abbey/Academy, 24 W US Highway 6, Peru, Illinois 61354-2903. The drawing will be held on Super Bowl Sunday, February 7, 2021, with the winner’s share currently at over $1,280.00. (Note: The 50/50 winner cannot donate any money back to Habitat. After the past year we have all been through, we want the winner to enjoy it.) 3. Help sell 50/50 tickets, contact Dave if interested. 4. Make a donation in memory of a loved one. 5. Follow Club LADD 89 on Facebook and share posts to help spread the word. 6. Offer to help with a donation of labor or materials for the build. 7. Suggest fundraising ideas. 8. Attend a Habitat for Humanity meeting at Ladd’s Community Center on the third Tuesday of each month @ 6:00 pm.
2021 DOG TAGS
Dog tags for the calendar year 2021 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. Since the office is currently closed to the public, knock on the door, wear a mask to enter, and purchase your tag. For more information, contact the office @ (815) 894-2440.
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. Everyone is welcome to gather at the Veteran’s Memorial Monuments in War Memorial Park for the tribute.
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 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.