FALL BRUSH COLLECTION
A fall brush collection will be held on Monday, October 3, weather permitting. Crews will pick up tree and shrub trimmings that are from 3′ to 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 thru the area. For more information, contact the Street Department @ (815) 894-2806.
WATER MAIN FLUSHING
Fall water main flushing will take place on Tuesday, October 11, weather permitting. Customers may experience increased turbidity and discoloration at this time and are advised to run cold water until it clears. For more information, contact the Public Works Department @ (815) 894-2806.
FLU SHOT CLINIC
The Bureau County Health Department will conduct a flu shot clinic from 11:30am to 12:30pm on Wednesday, October 12 at the Ladd Moose Lodge, 301 South Eastern Avenue. They will also have the new bivalent covid booster available. Recipients must be 18 years or older, 2 months from their last booster dose, and bring a covid vaccine card. For more information, contact the Bureau County Health Department @ (815) 872-5091.
ELECTION PETITIONS AVAILABLE
Petitions for candidacy for the 2023 Consolidated Election will be available beginning, Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at the Ladd Village Hall, 121 North Main Avenue. The terms of three trustee seats held by Jim Manning, Jan Martin, and Mike Urbanowski are expiring. The filing period will be from Monday, December 12 to Monday, December 19, excluding weekend days. The Village Clerk will accept petitions at Village Hall during the regular hours of 8:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:30pm. On the last day of filing, the Village Clerk will accept petitions at Village Hall from 8:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 5:00pm. The Consolidated Election will be held on Tuesday, April 4, 2023. For general information and the 2023 State of Illinois Candidates Guide, visit www.elections.il.gov. For Village of Ladd information, call (815) 894-2440.
SOS – SAVE OUR SOLDIER
The Village of Ladd has begun an effort to raise funds to repair the WWI soldier monument in War Memorial Park. The statue is deteriorating and the cost to restore and treat the statue, plaques, and stone is $12,020. Dr. Andrzej Dajnowski is skilled in monument restoration and has agreed to perform the work. Donations are being accepted via mail (Village of Ladd, PO Box 305, Ladd, IL 61329) or by drop off to the Village Clerk at Village Hall, 121 North Main Avenue. For more information, contact Gary Marini @ (815) 894-3009 or Sandy Galetti @ (815) 894-2954.
LIHEAP ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Funds are available to assist income-eligible households with natural gas, propane, and electric bills, and furnace assistance, said the Tri-County Opportunities Council, which services Bureau County. The program will begin September 1 for all income-eligible households. Applications will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis through May 31. There will be no priority groups this program year. Water and sewer assistance is available this year in the Low Income Household Water Assistance Program. Apply for water and sewer assistance on the same application. Households in need are encouraged to apply. For outreach locations and schedules, for information on what documents are needed to apply, and for different ways to submit an application, call the Tri-County Opportunities Council @ 1-800-323-5434 or visit tcochelps.org.
MUSIC IN THE PARK
Ladd native Darrell Data will be the featured artist at the final Music in the Park for the 2022 season. He will perform from 6:00pm to 9:00pm on Friday, October 7 in War Memorial Park, 301 South Main Avenue. The public is invited to attend. There will be limited seating available so everyone is encouraged to bring their lawn chairs or blankets and coolers. The Ladd Fire Department will have food available for purchase. For more information, contact the Village Clerk’s office @ (815) 894-2440.
FALL INTO READING
The Ladd Public Library will hold an adult fall reading program from October 5 thru November 21. Participants should register in advance at the library then either read or listen to a book. Each book you read earns one prize raffle ticket, ask the library clerk for your ticket when you return your book. There is a limit of ten tickets per person. Choose which prize you would like to win and place your ticket in the jar that corresponds to that prize. The program is open to ages 18 and over and the deadline to enter is November 21. Participants are limited to winning one prize. Winners will be announced during Thanksgiving week. For more information, contact the library at (815) 894-3254.
WATER MAIN PUBLIC NOTICE
Construction of Main Street Alley Water Main Improvements located in the alley on the East side of Main Street was financed in part by the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF). The SRF program is administered by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and receives a portion of its money to fund these types of projects from the US Environmental Protection Agency. This project includes improvements to the Village’s water distribution system. The project will replace water mains in the alley between Cleveland Street and the railroad. Water Mains will also be replaced on the south side of the railroad from the west side of Main Street to LaSalle Street and also along Main Street from the railroad to approximately 300 feet north. Once complete, it will improve water quality for area residents and businesses in the Village of Ladd by improving reliability, volume and reducing maintenance costs. SRF programs operate in each state to provide communities the resources necessary to build, maintain, and improve the infrastructure that protects one of our most valuable resources: water.
LADD SENIOR VILLAGE
Information for Ladd’s new senior housing development can be found on the About tab > Ladd Senior Village.
NET METERING POLICY WITH INTERCONNECTION AGREEMENT & APPLICATION(S)
Ladd’s Farmers Market is held in War Memorial Park each Monday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm with the exception of July 4th and September 5th. The park is located at 301 South Main Avenue and there is no charge to participate. A variety of food trucks will be available during this year’s market. For more information or if you would like to participate, contact Molly @ (815) 894-2619 or (815) 541-8116.
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 Monument in War Memorial Park for the tribute.
YARD WASTE COLLECTION
To be included on the 2022 yard waste collection route, residents are to sign up by mailing a $10 check to Republic Services, 101 Peggy Lane, Princeton, IL 61356. Write on the memo line of your check “YW – your address”, for example “YW – 121 North Main Avenue”. This payment will allow the collection of yard waste in biodegradable bags on Fridays with your regular trash pickup. The collection starts in April and continues through autumn. For more information, contact the Clerk’s Office at (815) 894-2440.
2021 WATER QUALITY REPORT
Your annual water quality report is now available at http://testinc.com/ladd.pdf. To speak with someone about this report or to have a copy of it mailed to you, please call (815) 894-2440.
2022 GOLF CART STICKERS
2022 golf cart stickers are now available for purchase ($25) in the Village Clerk’s office. Current stickers will expire on March 31st. For more information, call the office @ (815) 894-2440.
2022 DOG TAGS
Dog tags for the calendar year 2022 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, call the office @ (815) 894-2440.