YARD WASTE PICKUP FOR 2024 – NEW INFORMATION
In 2024 Republic Services is offering Ladd residents the option of collecting yard waste from the beginning of April to the end of November under the following terms: Any household wishing to utilize the yard waste option must call 815-434-2035 to register for pickup. You must prepay a $96.00 fee that covers April to November pickup ($19 x 8 months). You can put out grass, leaves, flowers, stalks, stems, tree trimmings, and branches. Yard waste must be less than 2 feet in length and less than 2 inches in diameter and shall be in brown paper kraft biodegradable bags. Each bag cannot exceed 50 lbs. Yard waste will be picked up on the same day as regular trash. Sign-up and Payment are needed before March 31st to be included on the route. NO LATE SIGN UP!!!
VOTING & EARLY VOTING INFORMATION FOR THE ILLINOIS PRIMARY ELECTION
The Bureau County Clerk has announced the locations and hours for early voting. Click HERE to get the locations and times to vote early. The Illinois Primary Election is on Tuesday, March 19, 2024. Voting is at the Ladd Community Center at 303 S. Central Avenue. Hours for voting are 6 am – 7 pm.
Ladd Grade School will conduct pre-school screenings on Tuesday, March 12. Call the school office @ (815) 894-2363 for an appointment.
WEATHER SPOTTER TRAINING
The Bureau County Emergency Management Agency will host partners from the US National Weather Service Quad Cities Illinois/Iowa for Skywarn spotter training at the Ladd Community Center on Wednesday, March 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Topics will include the basics of thunderstorm development, how to identify storm structures, cool season hazards such as snow and freezing rain, how and what to report, and safety information. The training is free, open to the public, and no pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Bureau County EMA Director Adam Lind @ (815) 875-2077.
NEW ALERT SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION
OnSolve-Code Red is our NEW alert system. We will soon be gathering information from residents. You will be receiving a questionnaire asking you HOW you want to receive your alert. There are various modalities you can choose from: the FREE mobile App, Home Phone (landline), Cell Phone (text), Email (home), and Email (work). Residents can be signed up for emergency alerts ONLY such as a water main break that requires a boil order, a delay of garbage pickup due to snow, or an electric outage. You may also receive additional alerts related to Village activities to keep you informed. There is also a preferred language option that you may select. Watch for updates!
NEW ONLINE PAYMENT PORTAL
Beginning 1/29/24 we are live using a new online payment system. We will be sending information with your next utility bill to help explain the benefits and fees associated with the new system. To make your payment for this month click HERE
If you are currently enrolled in Automatic Payment with the Village of Ladd there will be no change for you. You can still make an account online to review your monthly statements and usage.
PSN payments will be allowed until March 31, 2024 and then everyone that makes a payment online will need to create an account in the new online payment system. You can click the red link above. Please call the Clerk’s office with questions. 815-894-2440
FIBEROPTIC BROADBAND SURVEY
Residents: PLEASE TAKE THE SURVEY below to try to help the Village of Ladd get Fiberoptic Broadband. By taking the survey, we could help give another option to residents and businesses for internet service within our community.
VILLAGE WIDE GARAGE SALES
Save the date for Ladd’s Village Wide Garage Sales to be held on Friday, May 3 & Saturday, May 4, 2024. The Village of Cherry will be joining us with Village Wide Garages Sales on this weekend! Watch for Maps for Ladd and Cherry sometime the week of April 29th.
IMUA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION – DUE MARCH 8, 2024
2024 DOG TAGS
Dog tags for the calendar year 2024 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. Proof of rabies vaccination is required. For more information, call the office @ (815) 894-2440.
2024 GOLF CART STICKERS
Golf Cart Stickers are due for 2024 beginning April 1, 2024. Stop by the Clerk’s Office and pick up your new sticker $25.00. For more information, call the office @ (815) 894-2440.
TRASH/RECYCLING SCHEDULE FOR 2024
To view the schedule for 2024 Trash and Recycling Collection, click HERE
Watch the Republic Recycling Video for more information on how to recycle, Click HERE.
RAFFLE LICENSE ORDINANCE & APPLICATION
The Ladd Village Council recently voted to pass an Ordinance adding Chapter 5.30 Raffles to Title 5, Business Taxes, Licenses and Regulations of the Municipal Code of the Village of Ladd. Ordinance 1149 Raffle License Ordinance
It shall be unlawful to conduct or operate a raffle or to sell, offer for sale, convey, issue or otherwise transfer for value a chance on a raffle unless said raffle has been licensed in accordance with this Chapter. Any person seeking to conduct or operate a raffle shall file an application therefore with the Village Clerk on forms provided by the Village Clerk.
MATTRESS & BOX SPRING DISPOSAL
NEW OUTDOOR BURNING RULES
Leaf and other landscape waste from your yard only may be burned between the hours of 8:00 am and 6:00 pm, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays only. The open burning of leaves is permitted on public rights of way, except on sidewalks, roadways, alleys, parking lots, or other paved areas. No burning is permitted within twenty (20) feet of any structure. All fires shall be constantly attended by a competent person until each fire is extinguished. Open campfires, burn pits, and outdoor fireplaces are exempted. During dry conditions, the Ladd Fire Chief may issue a burn ban. All burning is prohibited until the ban is lifted.
CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORT
Your Annual Water Quality Report is available at http://testinc.com/ladd.pdf. To speak with someone about this or to have a copy mailed to you call 815-894-2440. Copies are available in the Clerk’s Office.
2024 GOLF CART STICKERS
Golf Cart stickers for 2024 are now available in the Village Clerk’s office for $25.00 per golf cart. 2023 tags will expire on March 31st.
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.
LADD SENIOR VILLAGE
Information for Ladd’s new senior housing development can be found on the About tab > Ladd Senior Village.