Due to the corona virus, all village meetings will be held on a regular bases, but face masks with a maximum attendance of 20 people will be required until further notice. Also, the office will be closed and all business will be conducted via email or telephone. We will try to supply as much information as possible as we receive it. The state and federal government are coming out with some programs to help small business and people that have been unable to go to work.
COM ED BILL PAY ASSISTANCE
ComEd has extended the moratorium on disconnections and are seeking to encourage customers to contact it before the moratorium ends to avoid any issue of disconnection. (link to pdf for more info)
NICOR BILL PAY ASSISTANCE
I am reaching out regarding the $4.5 million in bill payment assistance that remains available to support Nicor Gas residential customers who have past-due balances and may be affected by the ongoing pandemic (link to PDF for more info)
The U.S. Department of Treasury allocated $92,900,218 of Coronavirus Relief Funds to Kane County under the CARES Act to help alleviate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Kane County communities. (click here for more info)
Businesses may apply for up to $25,000 to cover certain operating expenses and costs associated with responding/adapting to the COVID-19 health emergency. In order to be eligible, businesses must be for-profit and have a physical place of business within Kane County. They must have been established on/before Jan. 1, 2020, have experienced a decline in revenue and/or increase in expenses since March 1, 2020, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and be in good standing with federal, state and local standards and requirements. Program Guidelines and Application Instructions
SECOND & FOURTH TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT THE PARK BUILDING 7:00 PM
OFFICE HOURS :TUES. 8-11/ 1-4, THURS. 8-11 / 1-4 EVENINGS BY APPOINTMENT
SECOND MONDAY OF EACH MONTH AT THE FIRE STATION 6:30 PM (AS NEEDED)
WASTE & STORM WATER COMMITTEE:
FIRST TUESDAY EACH MONTH AT TOWN HALL 5:30 PM (AS NEEDED)
SECOND WEDNESDAY EACH MONTH AT TOWN HALL 7:00 PM
PARK DISTRICT MEETING:
FIRST TUESDAY EACH MONTH AT PARK BUILDING 7:00 PM
Property Maintenance/Zoning Enforcement Officer
Property maintenance standards have been & will continue to be a priority of the village. The villages zoning enforcement/property maintenance officer is onsite weekly to help as needed. He will make sure to properly identify himself at all times when visiting any property(s), but know he will be making drives throughout the community on a regular basis. He will be doing what has been instructed of him by the village board. These topics are always openly discussed in our meetings if you should have interest. It’s been heard loud & clear by many, many residents what they want to see, “things to be cleaned up!!”. Enforcement officers will be utilizing and referring to the Village Of Big Rock “Property Maintenance Code” and doing compliance checks accordingly. Please let us know if you have any questions/concerns.
The Village has heard and witnessed firsthand for many years traffic that comes through our small town driving at speeds well above our posted speed limits. As a result the village entered into an agreement with Kane County to police our community paying special attention to speeding. A Kane County officer will randomly be patrolling within Big Rock during high traffic times paying special attention to violators on Rte 30, Rhodes Rd, Jericho Rd. and Granart Rd. The village hopes that with more police presence/enforcement that this will slow people down and make our community roads safer to be on.
Please remember that the village does not allow leaf burning on the paved streets. The heat breaks down the pavement and makes it soft.
Electric Service for the Big Rock
We have just signed the electric agreement for the next year. There is no change of supplier, they had the best price again. They will not contact you by phone or door to door.
Municipal Electrical Aggregation
The village has elected to enroll its residents in electricity savings programs for several years now. As the contracts have expired the village has worked closely with Progressive Energy whom seeks out the best electricity rates for several of our local municipalities. The current provider of energy offered to village residents is Constellation Energy through 10/19/2019. Recently you may have received important information on the upcoming electric provider chosen by the village which is AEP Energy. This contract will be good through October 2020 for our residents. The village hopes that residents will continue to utilize and enjoy the cost savings through municipal contracts like these. It’s a no-strings attached savings program that truly is designed to help our residents save a little $$$.