HAINESVILLE EMERALD ASH BORER PARKWAY TREE PROJECT

The Village is in year two of a five year Ash Parkway Tree Replacement Program. Hainesville and the surrounding area are infested with the Emerald Ash Borer and we are within the quarantine zone.

For several years the Village budgeted to have all municipal Ash trees treated. Once this proved not to prevent infestation and only to slow down infestation the village opted not to spend funds on this futile effort. Last year the Village qualified for a $10,000 grant plus professional assistance of a certified arborist. A five year plan was developed that will result in the removal of all municipal Ash Parkway Trees and replacement with a diversification of recommended parkway trees.

Last year we removed 40 trees and this year 60 will be removed. The following three years will have 60 removed each year. The selection of removal is being done by a two tier system. 1) Trees that show signs of weakening due to infestation and 2) location – as we are making a strong effort to not wipe out any one street or area of parkway trees at the same time resulting in a bare desolate look. All residents having trees removed this year were sent a letter from the Village.

The trees that were removed last year recently had new trees planted and you can identify them by the gator bags that are at the base of the tree for watering purposes. This year’s tree removal has already started. Upon completion of this year’s tree removal the stumps will then be ground down and the trees will be replaced this fall. Only unforeseen weather conditions would delay the planting till next spring. Please note that any Ash trees that you have planted elsewhere on your property are your responsibility and will not be removed or replaced by the Village.

JULY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Hainesville Heritage Fest Saturday September 6th & Sunday September 7th,  Featuring: 1846 Civil Encampment and Skirmish, Meet and visit with Elijah Haines and  Abe and Mary Lincoln, Old-fashioned baseball game Sunday afternoon by 1800’s rules including  cheers and jeers. Please contact Village Hall at 847-223-2032 if interested in being involved in game.   Please let us know if you have an organization that would like to be a sponsor of this historical event. Hold the dates and watch for more info in the upcoming months!

 GURNEE POLICE DEPARTMENT ISSUES CRIME ALERT: BURGLARS TARGET GARAGE DOOR OPENERS IN UNLOCKED VEHICLES FOR HOME ACCESS

Gurnee police have put out a Crime Alert warning residents of a residential burglary trend in which thieves target unlocked cars and grab garage openers to enter the home.Two recent burglaries on the northeast side of the village have followed that plan, according to Gurnee police. In one case, the car was stolen, too.The incident in which the car was stolen hasn’t been solved, but police did recover the vehicle in Waukegan.In each case, a garage door opener was taken from an unlocked car parked outside to gain entry into the garage and then into the home, police said. The door between the garage and home were left unlocked. Both cases happened overnight while the residents were home asleep.Both crimes could likely have been thwarted had the parked vehicles been locked,

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Construction Update: Washington Street Drainage Project – Click here for more information.

Increase in Lyme Disease in Lake County – Click here for tips.

Illinois Route 53/120 Corridor Project – Click here for more information.

YARD WASTE SEASON RUNS APRIL 1ST THROUGH NOVEMBER 26TH, 2014

Yard waste may be disposed of in yard waste bags or a waste container marked with “X”. Branches may be bundled not exceeding 4 feet in length, and 18 inches in diameter and under 50 pounds. Hainesville’s yard waste collection program requires the use of a prepaid sticker on all bags, containers, or bundles of yard waste. Yard waste material that is not properly prepared and/or does not have a sticker attached will not be collected. Yard waste stickers can be purchased for $2.30 each at the Village Hall, Ace Hardware on Rte. 134 in Round Lake, Ace Hardware on Rte. 120 in Grayslake , 7-Eleven at Rt. 120 and Rt. 134 and the Hainesville Walgreens. When purchasing yard waste stickers at Ace Hardware, please specify that you are from Hainesville and need Advanced Disposal stickers. THESE ARE NON-REFUNDABLE!

HAINESVILLE HERITAGE FEST SAT. 9/6 & SUN 9/7

Hainesville Heritage Fest Saturday September 6th & Sunday September 7th -  Featuring 1864 Civil Encampment and Skirmish,  Meet and visit with Elijah Haines and  Abe and Mary Lincoln,  Old-fashioned baseball game Sunday afternoon by 1800’s rules including  cheers and jeers. Please contact Village Hall at 847-223-2032 if interested in being involved in game.  Please let us know if you have an organization that would like to be a sponsor of this historical event. Hold the dates and watch for more info in the upcoming months!