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UPCOMING EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

STAR GAZING EVENT
Tuesday, July 28
8-10 PM
Village Hall Park

 

sponsored by Neighbors Helping Neighbors...

VILLAGE FAMILY PICNIC
Sunday, August 16th
12:00 Noon at the Village Beach Park
Games, food, Cake Walk
Bags Competition and more!
 

 
FREE BICYCLE REGISTRATION
If you missed the bicycle safety course that took place in April... you can still register your bike any time at the Village Hall free of charge!
 

 
 With so many nonprofit organizations within McHenry County, finding help can be confusing. United Way 2-1-1 provides an easy way to access help with challenges.  Dialing 2-1-1 from any phone will connect you to a cell center that will direct you to the right social service agency or nonprofit organization. Trained specialists can help and offer information and referrals for services such as rent and utility assistance, food banks, affordable housing, child and elder care, financial counseling, job training and more.  2-1-1 is easy to remember, accessible to everyone, and available 24/7/365 at no cost!
Get connected with 2-1-1 to reach help, or visit www.findhelp211.org  
United Way 2-1-1 can also be reached at
(309)827-4005 or (800)570-7284
 


Connecting Communities
 
Pace offers a family of services to help reduce transportation costs and congestion in our six county region.  In McHenry County, there is limited fixed route bus service and MCRide.  Details about these programs can be found at PaceBus.com.
In parts of McHenry County, fixed routes or MCRide may not be available or convenient.  Vanpool is an economical, convenient and green alternative to driving alone. A vanpool is formed by a group of five or more people with similar work schedules who live and work near each other. Pace supplies the vehicle and covers the cost of fuel, maintenance, insurance, tolls, roadside assistance, van washes, and an emergency ride home program for those participating.
Each member is billed monthly; fares are based on round-trip mileage and number of persons in the vehicle.  One rider agrees to be the primary driver, keeps the vehicle, does not pay a monthly fare and receives an incentive of 300 personal miles/month.  Backup drivers receive a $10/month discount.
Pace RideShare is a free, easy and convenient online matching service that connects commuters interested in forming a vanpool (5 or more people) or carpool (2-4 people).  PaceRideshare.com confidentially matches commuters based on location, destination and work schedule, and will let you know if you match with an already active pool.
Please contact Mary Donner, Community Relations Rep. at 847-345-5546 or mary.donner@pacebus.com for more detailed information
PaceBus.com
RTA Travel Information Center
815-836-7000
 

***REMINDER***
We welcome garage sales in the Village, but please remember to get a permit before your event.  A permit is free of charge and lets our Police Officers know what is going on when cars and people are in larger numbers than usual in the Village.
and speaking of Garage Sales...

McCullom Lake
Village Garage Sale


Friday, Saturday and Sunday
July 31st, August 1st and 2nd


$5.00 registration fee includes:
*5-day ad in the Northwest Herald
*Posted on the Village Website & Newsletter
*Signs posted around the Village
*Maps of participants available at Village Hall
If interested in participating, please register by
Wednesday, July 22nd

at the Village Hall
For more information call: 815-385-2211

THANK YOU
to
McHenry County Community Foundation
for grant money for new and improved parks in the Village of McCullom Lake.

Also...
Thank you to all the volunteers who worked on June 27 and to McHenry Garden Center for donated time and materials!

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Volunteers are needed to work on the new park at Parkview and Knollwood

NEXT WORK DAY...
Painting garage
Sat., July 18 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

If interested, please call
Dana Glave
(815)363-5797

(leave message)

 
25th Annual
CHILDREN'S HEALTH AND SAFETY FAIR
Wednesday July 29, 2015 

McHenry County College
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult
*Interactive Health & Safety Fair
*Door Prizes & Entertainment
*School Physicals - By appointment only
                      Call 779-220-9300
*Reduced cost Immunizations - Medicaid
    accepted.  Must bring updated records.
*Dental Exams - Medicaid accepted.
Appointments should be made early due to high demand. 
Call 815-334-4500 for more information
WATERING YOUR YARD 
THIS SUMMER

 

The Village of McCullom Lake has adopted a policy of even/odd watering days.  This means that if your address ends in an even number, you may water on even numbered days of the week; odd numbered addresses water on the odd numbered days of the week.  This is especially important during dry periods throughout the summer.



Please remember to keep your pets safe this summer.  Do not let them run free throughout the neighborhood.  Also, please keep barking to a minimum and pick up after them when walking.

TREES IN THE VILLAGE
Trees that hang over the road are the responsibility of the home owner. Trees need to be trimmed to a minimum of 18 feet from the ground all the way back beyond the curb. Complaints have been made by the fire department, garbage company and school buses.  When the trees are wet, they hang down even lower.  Trees that are not trimmed will be taken care of by the Village and the home owner will be charged accordingly.  Thank you for your cooperation!

HELP WANTED
Landscape Laborer

Part time work
Wide variety of work
Pay based on experience
Call AL today
815-363-9636

LOCAL FIREWORKS DISPLAYS
Wonder Lake - July 4, 9 PM, over the lake
McHenry - July 4, dusk, Peterson Park
Fox Lake - July 4, dusk, over the lake
Pistakee Bay - July 4, dusk, Oak Park Lounge 
Woodstock - July 4, 9:30, Emrickson Park
Spring Grove - July 4, dusk, Horse Fair Park
Crystal Lake - July 5, dusk, 401 Country Club
                           (Lakeside Legacy Arts Park)
Lakemoor Fest  - Aug 8th, 9:30 PM
                               Morrison Park on Lily Lake

Upcoming Events

7/16 - POT LUCK
6:30 PM, Village Hall
Bring a generous dish to pass and your own drink.

7/25 - SEWER PAYMENTS DUE
Payments due by 4 PM

7/28 - STAR GAZING EVENT
8:00 - 10:00 PM - Village Hall Park

7/31 - 8/2 - VILLAGE GARAGE SALE
At homes throughout the Village

8/16 - NHN FAMILY PICNIC
12:00 Noon, Village Beach Park

8/20 - POT LUCK
6:30 PM, Village Hall

8/25 - SEWER PAYMENTS DUE
Payments due by 4 PM


Every Sunday
8:30-10:00 AM
Coffee Hour at the Village Hall

Come on down for a cup of 'joe,' meet new people, enjoy the conversaton and the view.


                                 
 
Upcoming Meetings

7/6 - NHN MEETING
6:00 PM, Hickory Lodge

7/14 - VILLAGE BOARD MTG
7:00 PM, Village Hall

7/28 - VILLAGE BOARD MTG
7:00 PM, Village Hall


8/3 - NHN MEETING
6:00 PM, Hickory Lodge

8/11 - VILLAGE BOARD MTG
7:00 PM, Village Hall

8/25 - VILLAGE BOARD MTG
7:00 PM, Village Hall


 

Other Local Events & Links

McHenry Township
General Website:  www.mchenrytownship.com


Recycling Event
McHenry Township Bldg.
Saturday, 8-12 noon 
3rd Saturday of each month

Recycle your electronics,
brush piles, etc.
Call 815-385-3076 


McHenry County 
General website: www.co.mchenry.il.us
McHenry County Master Gardeners'
Garden Walk 2015

Saturday, July 11 - 9 AM - 4 PM
Begins at McHenry County College

(more information below...)

McHenry County Department of Health
General Website:  www.mcdh.info
 
 
Let Us Know
About Your Special
Day!!
    
Share your happy occasions with us! Whether it be a new baby, birthday, anniversary or a special announcement - inquiring minds want to know!
815-385-2211

mccullomlake@comcast.net

 

Birthdays/Anniversaries
 
JULY
2nd - Glenn & Donna Gates 
18th - Sandy Lasco
20th - Brenda Coss
31st - Matthew Grimes

AUGUST
3rd - Terry & Fran Counley
4th - Shirley Leader
6th - Devin & Chelsea Predmore
27th - Mike & Becky Fritz
30th - Richard Arendarczyk
 


There is an MC Ride station at the parking lot by the Village Hall.  If you need a ride, you can call 1-800-451-4599.  Service hours are Monday - Friday, 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Saturday and Sunday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Base fare is only $2.00 for the first 5 miles of your trip (add 25 cents per mile for each additional mile).  If you need more information, or have questions, stop by the Village office and pick up a brochure, or call
815-334-4985.

 
State Legislator Contact Information
 
Governor Bruce Rauner
100 West Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601-3220
Phone: 312-814-2121

State Senator Pamela Althoff
5400 W. Elm Street, Suite 103
McHenry, IL 60050
Phone: 815-455-6330
Email: pamela@pamelaalthoff.net

State Representative Mike Tryon
1500 Carlemont,  Suite D
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Phone: 815-459-6453
Email: mike@miketryon.com

State Representative Jack Franks
1193 S. Eastwood
Woodstock, IL 60098
Phone: 815-334-0063
Email: Jack@jackfranks.org
 
VILLAGE REMINDERS

IMPORTANT - Garbage Cans
Please remember not to place garbage containers out before 4:00 PM on Tuesdays before garbage removal, and to have them put away by 11:55 PM  after garbage has been picked up.  This ordinance will be police-enforced.  Thank you! 

Leaf Burning
Just a reminder - Leaf burning is not permitted in the Village of McCullom Lake.  Violators will receive one warning, then will be ticketed for continued offenses.
 
Speed Limit
Please note that 20 mph is the speed limit on all village streets.  Due to many recent complaints, the McCullom Lake police will be strictly enforcing this law for the safety of our residents.  In addition, a stop sign means STOP!
There will now be a "Lost & Found" box in the vestibule of the Village Hall.  We have several items that have been found in the park.  
 
 


                                                
McHenry County Master Gardener
Garden Walk 2015
"Right in Our Own Backyard"

Saturday, July 11, 9 AM -  4 PM
Presented by
McHenry County College and
University of Illinois Extension McHenry County Master Gardeners
Tickets: $12 til July 3 by calling 815-455-8588 
$17 at the door

The Walk, featuring nine gardens, begins at the Master Gardeners' Demonstration Garden at McHenry County College near parking lot C. It continues on to gardens in Crystal Lake, McHenry, Wonder Lake and Richmond.
There will be a plant sale at the Demonstration Garden as long as quantities last.
Rain or Shine - Please no Pets
For more information...
call 815-459-7570
or visit www.mchenry.edu/gardenwalk

 

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Our mailing address is:
4811 W. Orchard Drive, McCullom Lake, IL 60050
815-385-2211