In October of 2013, the West Dundee Village Board and Department Directors held a workshop to discuss the direction of the community in both the short and long term.
One of the outcomes of this meeting was the creation of a set of Village Board Goals for 2014. While the goals do not capture all of the many activities conducted by the West Dundee staff throughout the year, they do outline some high-level efforts that the Village will strive to undertake. The goals also allow residents and business owners in West Dundee the opportunity to see the Village Board’s priorities for the year.
Please click the link below to view the Village Board Goals. Over the coming months, please be on the look out for updates on progress toward achieving these goals.
Nicor Gas promotes programs that can provide assistance with managing heating bills and natural gas use. Non-profit organizations and federal, state and local agencies offer a variety of programs to assist qualified individuals.
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides financial assistance through grants that do not need to be repaid. Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) participants pay a percentage of their income and receive a monthly benefit toward their bill. Learn more by calling 877.411.WARM (9276) or visiting www.liheapillinois.com.
The Nicor Gas Sharing Program provides one-time annual grants that do not need to be repaid. Learn more by calling 773-205-3520 or visiting www.nicorgas.com.
The Nicor Gas Budget Plan is a bill management program that provides a convenient way for customers to pay their natural gas bills and makes household budget planning easier. Customers interested in enrolling in the budget plan should visit www.nicorgas.com, and look under the Pay Your Bill section.
The Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program offers ideas and rebates to help customers save energy and money. For energy-saving tips and tools, visit www.NicorGasRebates.com. .
ComEd has dedicated $10 million in assistance funds in 2014 to help customers facing financial hardship pay their electric bill. Through April 1, 2014 ComEd has adjusted the eligibility requirements for financial assistance programs for eligible residents including seniors, veterans and activated members of the armed services. In addition, the company is now offering flexible budget billing and flexible deferred payment agreement options to assist customers receiving higher than normal bills in light of the severe cold weather blanketing northern Illinois.
To apply for ComEd’s Residential Special Hardship grant, or the State sponsored assistance programs, such as LIHEAP, customers should visit a local LIHEAP Agency such as Community Contacts, Inc at 100 S. Hawthorne, Elgin, (847) 697-8800.
For more information on any of ComEd’s assistance programs or to enroll in ComEd’s bill-payment assistance programs, call 1-888-806-CARE (2273) or visit ComEd.Com/CARE for more information.
IDOT provides a question/comment submittal form on their website for issues related to roadways maintained by the State of Illinois, which would include Routes 31 and 72 in West Dundee.
This form can be used to communicate with IDOT on a variety of topics, such as reporting potholes or debris in the roadway, burned out streetlights, or construction related inquiries. Click below to access the form.
The Winter 2013 edition of the Village Newsletter is now available online and in print form at the Village Hall.
In this issue:
Dickens in Dundee - December 6 & 7
2013: A Year in Review
Christmas Tree Sales & Collection
Heating Season Hazards
NICOR Assistance and Efficiency Programs
Winter Parking Ban
Did you know there are more manufacturing job openings in Kane County than there are applicants with the proper training? The Kane County Department of Employment and Education ATIM Program offers free training, plus assistance with transportation costs, equipment, uniforms and more. Call 630.966.1435, ext. 40081 to see if you qualify or click on the links below.View/Download PDF Visit the website
Please be advised that the Village of West Dundee no longer provides child car seat safety checks.
Child car seat safety checks are available from Sherman Hospital, located at 1425 Randall Road in Elgin, by appointment. Please visit the Advocate Sherman Health website for additional information or call 224-783-8996 to set up an appointment.
Upcoming safety seat check events may also be posted to the website www.seatcheck.net.
In response to questions and comments received from the community regarding the presence of hydrogen sulfide and chlorine residuals in the water system, the attached information is provided.View/Download PDF
Approximately 150 parkway trees will be planted as part of the 2013 parkway tree replacement program. To ensure the greatest chance of survival for these trees, the property owner is asked to assist in caring for new parkway trees planted in front of their location.
Attached are tree care guidelines, which will be provided to each owner receiving a new parkway tree.
The October edition of the Construction Times Newsletter is now available, providing updated information about the Routes 31 & 72 intersection improvement project.Visit the website
A 2% increase to the water/sewer rates and $0.50 increase to the bi-monthly distribution charge went into effect throughout the community on May 1, 2013. All bills generated after this date will reflect these changes.
Click below for detailed rate information and calculation of total billing amount per 1,000 gallons of usage.
The Dundee Township Historical Society is open from March through December, Weds & Sun 2:00-4:00pm, or by appointment. Click below for a copy of the DTHS Annual Newsletter, which provides information about 2013 programs.View/Download PDF
Please visit the Resident Info Kit on our website for additional information.
The Illinois Electronics Products Recycling and Reuse Act, which initially banned TVs and monitors from entering landfills beginning January 1, 2012, has been expanded to include the following electronics products:
- TVs & Monitors
- Computers (including Laptops & Tablets)
- Electronic Keyboards & Mice
- Fax Machines
- VCRs & DVD Players & Recorders
- Portable Digital Music Players
- Video Game Consoles
- Small Scale Servers
- Digital Converter Boxes
- Cable & Satellite Receivers
These items must be returned for recycling or reuse. Manufacturers of these electronic devices in Illinois are required to accept them for recycling. A list of companies is available on the IEPA's website.
Electronics may also be dropped off for recycling at the Elgin ReStore at 800 N State St in Elgin from 9am to 6pm Wednesdays through Fridays and 9am to 4pm Saturdays, or at the West Dundee Public Works Facility at 900 Angle Tarn Monday through Friday 8am to 3pm.
This article provides a brief history and a look forward at recycling in Kane County and Dundee Township.Visit the website
ComEd's Smart Ideas program offers energy efficiency incentives, tools and tips from to help you take control of your energy usage and save money.Visit the website
Click below for helpful and easy tips from the Police Department to avoid becoming a victim of vehicle break-ins.View/Download PDF
Although recreational fires are legal and do not require a permit, there are a few basic rules that need to be followed to ensure the health and safety of your family and neighbors.
Before breaking out the marshmallows and campfire songs, please review these rules to enjoy it all in a fire-safe and respectful manner.
Both the State of Illinois and Kane County have enacted programs to ensure that individuals with special needs or disabilities gain the assistance needed in times of emergency or natural disaster.
Please pass this along to family and friends who care for individuals with special needs or the elderly.
Anonymously report a crime solving tip to the West Dundee Police Department.
Submit a message below or call (847) 586-5600.
For in-progress crimes or matters that require immediate police response, call 9-1-1.