UPCOMING EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Letter From the Village President
Happy New Year everyone!
The flag in front of the Village Hall has been flying at half mast in memory of our Deputy Clerk, Barbara Nelson. Barb passed away early Christmas morning due to complications following a surgical procedure. Barb loved working for the Village of McCullom Lake, and will be sadly missed by all of us.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Froggy's Annual Ice Fishing Derby!
See information below...
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!
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!
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.
FROGGY'S ANNUAL ICE FISHING DERBY
Get out your ice fishing gear and get ready to catch the biggest fish in McCullom Lake!
(secondary date Feb. 14, 2015)
Entry Fee: $15.00
Sign up begins at Village Hall - 5:30 AM
Derby hours: 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Bait for sale at hall from Smitty's Bait Shop
Fisherman's buffet At 1:30 PM
Must have wristband - due to space limitations,
fishermen only, please!
1st, 2nd and 3rd place cash prizes for largest Panfish, Channel Cat, Largemouth Bass and Northern Pike
Raffle and door prizes:
8" Jiffy Ice Auger, Ice Shanty, Dick's Gift Card
Tickets available at Hall after Derby
Prize presentation and door prize raffles
after the tournament from 2-4 PM
9th Annual Froggie's Tadpole Derby
15 and under fish free
Trophies for top three in each category
sponsored by Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Snow is here! Please be aware that there is a Village Ordinance (Ordinance #316, Section 8.11 can be found on the VOML website) prohibiting anyone from pushing, plowing, shoveling or in any way moving snow into public roads, streets and rights-of-way, which could create dangerous or unsafe conditions. This will be enforced by the Village Police Department. Fines may be incurred if the ordinance is violated.
If residents have issues regarding snowplowing or mailbox damage, please do not call the Township Office.
Calls should be directed to the
McCullom Lake Village Hall only.
The Village of McCullom Lake will participate in Elgin Recycling's holiday light recycling program this year. There will be a container at the Village office until January 31st where you can drop off lights that no longer work properly.
Accepted are: mini-lights, C7 and C9 lights, rope lights, LED lights, extension cords, etc. They will not accept garland, live greens, wreaths or other non-recyclables.
Don't throw away your old lights - recycle them!
REMEMBER! WE HAVE UNTIL JANUARY 31st TO RECYCLE HOLIDAY LIGHTS!
$ $ $
The US Cencus Bureau is seeking Field Representatives in McHenry County to interview respondents. Pay ranges from $13.55 - $14.84 per hour, depending on location.
Call for Test Scheduling at:
1-800-865-6384, Extension 15
COLD WEATHER IS UPON US!!!
- Replace Furnace filters on the 1st of each month which helps ensure proper ventilation and keeps your furnace running efficiently.
- Protect your pipes from freezing; make sure they are wrapped and insulated properly.
- Open cabinet doors when the temperature dives (remove any harmful chemicals out of reach of children).
- Learn how to shut off the water valve in the event of a burst pipe.
- Keep the garage door closed.
- Use a metal or glass fireplace screen to catch sparks or rolling logs. Keep your fireplace and chimney clean!
- Keep walkways and driveways cleared of snow and ice; use salt or de-icing chemical when necessary.
- Only use space heaters on hard, flat, and level surfaces removing anything flammable to at least 3 feet away.
- Keep a fire extinguisher on hand and make sure all occupants know how to use it.
- Check to see if your tires are inflated properly which helps in gas mileage and wear and tear.
- Check anitfreeze levels.
- Maintain brakes and break fluid levels.
- Check exhaust system for leaks; carbon monoxide is deadly and usually gives no warning.
- Check oil for proper level and weight; heavier oils congeal more at low temperatures and do not lubricate as well.
- Replace bad wiper blades and maintain a proper washer fluid level.
- Replace fuel and air filters and keep water out of the system by using additives and maintaining a full tank of gas. A full tank will keep the fuel line from freezing.
- Ensure that battery terminals are clean.
- Ensure that lights and hazard lights are in proper working order.
Snow, Snow, and more Snow...
ComEd reminds us to keep areas leading to utility meters and other equipment accessible during times of heavy snowfall. This will help utility workers be able to reach this equipment if problems arise.
3018 Hickory Drive
(formerly All Sports)
Is now serving breakfast on Sundays! A full breakfast menu will be available from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Call Cara at Hickory Lodge with any questions - 815-344-3455
Recycle Your Christmas Tree
McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) encourages you to recycle your natural Christmas tree after the holiday season. Many municipal solid waste haulers provide curbside collection of Christmas trees. However, if your licensed municipal solid waste hauler does not offer curbside collection of Christmas trees, then there are several area locations that will recycle your tree into mulch at no cost to you.
Mulch used in landscaping provides multiple environmental benefits such as conserving moisture, improving soil structure, reducing weeds and soil erosion, and provides a source of plant nutrients. Christmas trees dropped off for recycling must have all decorations removed. Artificial trees will not be accepted. For more information, contact Kristy Hecke, MCHD's Solid Waste Manager,
McHenry County Resident Sites:
McHenry County Conservation Drop-off Sites -
Dec. 26 through Jan. 15
- Glacial Park, Ringwood (off Harts Rd.)
- Rush Creek, Harvard (at Twin Oaks Parking Area, west of pond)
- Algonquin Township Headquarters
For details, call 815-338-6223
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