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NICOR LIHEAP energy assistance

 

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Please support your local business and your community in Franklin Grove by adhering to these guidelines

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PHASE 4: REVITALIZATION
PHASE 4 GUIDELINES OVERVIEW A Public Health Approach To Safely Reopen Our State
RESTORE ILLINOIS

ALL INDUSTRIES
• All employees who can work from home should continue to do so
• Continue to wear face covering that covers nose and mouth, maintain social distance of 6 ft., and frequently wash hands
• Continue employee health screenings upon entry into the workplace and mid-shift screenings for employees with shifts >5 hours (virtual screening permitted)
• Follow guidelines on capacity limits and group sizes (to be continually reassessed throughout Phase 4)

DAY CAMPS
• Capacity limit of no more than 50% of facility occupancy
• Group sizes of 15 participants, unless participants changing weekly
• Water-based activities permitted according to IDPH guidelines
• Continue to encourage outdoor activities as much as possible, especially for activities requiring physical exertion and/or exertion
of voice

FILM PRODUCTION
• Capacity limit of no more than 50% of sound stage/location occupancy
• Crowd scenes should be limited to 50 people or fewer
• All individuals should maintain 6 ft. of social distancing unless job duty cannot be performed without proximity (e.g. actors performing, hair, makeup, costumes)
• One-time nasal swab for RT-PCR testing of all cast and crew should be obtained within 48 to 72 hours prior to the start of work on set or location
• Craft services and catering should follow Restaurant and Bar guidelines
• Live audiences permitted in line with Theatre/Performing Arts guidelines

HEALTH AND FITNESS
• Capacity limit of no more than 50% occupancy
• Group fitness classes of up to 50 people with at least 6 ft. social distancing between individuals permitted; multiple groups permitted given facilities have space to appropriately social distance and can limit interaction between groups
• Workout stations and equipment should be 6 ft. apart without barriers or 3 ft. apart with impermeable barriers in between
• For open gym spaces, have 1 employee per every 4,000 sq. ft. to monitor social distancing and sanitize equipment between use
• Sanitize equipment before and after each individual use and sanitize locker rooms and showers at least every hour
• Keep ancillary accommodations (e.g., saunas, hot tubs, steam rooms) closed, though childcare areas are permitted to reopen in line with DHFS
childcare guidelines
• Members should wear face covering over their nose and mouth whenever not exercising

INDOOR/OUTDOOR RECREATION
• Reopening select indoor recreation facilities (e.g., bowling alleys, skating rinks); indoor playgrounds and trampoline parks should remain closed
• Indoor recreation to operate at lesser of 50 customers or 50% of facility capacity
• Outdoor recreation allowing group sizes of up to 50, and permitting multiple groups given facilities have space to appropriately social distance
and can limit interaction between groups
• Activity stations should be spaced at least 6 ft. apart or limited in number to ensure social distancing
• Shared equipment should be disinfected before and after each use
• Clubhouses and other communal gathering places allowed to reopen
• Concessions permitted with restrictions

MANUFACTURING
• In-person meetings of up to 50 people with social distancing permitted

MEETINGS AND SOCIAL EVENTS
• Limit to the lesser of 50 people or 50% of room capacity
• Multiple groups may meet in the same facility if they are socially distanced and in separate rooms
• Groups should be static for duration of meeting or event. If event includes multiple sessions, participants should remain in one room, and speakers/
presenters should rotate between rooms or be digitally displayed (e.g. projected, livestreamed) in multiple rooms
• Dance floors should remain closed
• Food service should follow Restaurant and Bar guidelines

MUSEUMS
• Capacity limit of no more than 25% occupancy
• Guided tours should be limited to 50 or fewer people per group
• Hands-on exhibits and touch screens should be closed or modified to eliminate the hands-on component
• Audio tours are permitted, though equipment should be disinfected before and after individual use
• Museums should have plan to limit congregation via advance ticket sales and timed ticketing
• Concessions permitted with restrictions

OFFICES
• Continue capacity limit of no more than 50% occupancy
• In-person meetings of up to 50 people with social distancing permitted
• Continue health screenings, though employers may screen office employees via in-person conversation or questionnaire once at their
workstation, or using virtual method

RESTAURANTS AND BARS
• Indoor dining and drinking now permitted for parties of up to 10 people
• Seated areas should be arranged so that tables allow for 6 ft. between parties; impermeable barriers may be installed between booths which are less than 6 ft. apart
• Standing areas (in restaurants or bars) should be limited to no more than 25% of standing area capacity
• Buffets and self-service food stations (e.g. hot and cold bars, bulk items, baked goods) should adhere to additional minimum guidelines
• Self-service beverage fountains are permissible with the additional precautions

RETAIL AND SERVICE COUNTER
• Continue capacity limit of no more than 50% occupancy
• Mall food courts may reopen in line with Indoor Dining and Drinking guidelines

PERSONAL CARE
• Continue capacity limit of no more than 50% occupancy
• If services require customer to remove his or her mask, employee must wear both a face mask and eye protection (e.g., face shield,
protective glasses)
• No time restrictions on massage or other services

OUTDOOR SEATED SPECTATOR EVENTS
• Outdoor spectator events only; indoor spectator events not permitted at this time
• Tickets events with seating available for all customers permitted; general admission shows and/or events with standing room only are not permitted at this time
• Maximum of 20% of seating capacity for spectators
• Concessions permitted with restrictions

THEATERS AND PERFORMING ARTS
• Seated theaters, cinemas, and performing arts centers for ticketed events with seating available for all customers permitted; general
admission shows and/or events with standing room only are not permitted at this time
• Indoor capacity limit of 50 people or less or 50% of space capacity (applies to each screening room); outdoor capacity limited to 20% of
overall space capacity
• Patrons should wear face coverings over their nose and mouth, except while seated within a venue (exceptions can be made for people with
medical conditions or disabilities that prevent them from safely wearing a face covering)
• Concessions permitted with restrictions

YOUTH AND RECREATIONAL SPORTS
• Competitive gameplay and tournaments permitted
• Capacity limit of no more than 50% facility capacity, 20% seating capacity for spectators
• Group sizes limited to 50 participants total (including athletes, coaches, and referees); with multiple groups permitted during practice and
competitive games given venues have space to appropriately social distance and can limit interaction between group
• Concessions permitted with restrictions

ZOOS
• Capacity limit of no more than 25% occupancy
• Guided tours should be limited to 50 or fewer people per group
• Hands-on exhibits and touch screens should be closed or modified to eliminate the hands-on component
• Indoor exhibits should be closed
• Audio tours are permitted, though equipment should be disinfected before and after individual use
• Zoos should have plan to limit congregation via advance ticket sales and timed ticketing
• Concessions permitted with restrictions

If you have questions or need additional support: Please call our
hotline at 1-800-252-2923or e-mail us at ceo.support@illinois.gov
or return to Illinois.gov/businessguidelines

 

 

 

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Village of Franklin Grove's "Early Warning Siren"

 

What Does the Siren Mean?
The system uses two Siren tones only.

* Alert Tone- 3 minutes:
A continuous tone to signify an emergency alert, this signal will be used to signify a tornado warning (not a tornado watch).
*Siren Test Tone- 1 minute:
Please note that the Village will perform a monthly siren test to ensure ail sirens are functioning. The entire system is tested for minute at 10:00am on the first Tuesday of every month.
*All Clear" NO TONE"


Please tune to your local news agencies such as smart phones, NOAA Weather Radio, AM, FM radio and TV then listen for notification regarding the emergency.


Radio Signal Test:
Every Wednesday between I0 A.M, and Noon, NOAA Will send out a signal at which time a red light on the siren pole will light up for 9 hours showing that it is receiving a signal.


What should I do if I hear the siren for 3 minutes?
If the sirens are activated and it is not our monthly 1 minute siren test, the public should:
*Seek immediate indoor shelter inside a sturdy building, on a lower level, away from windows and glass.
*Children should be taught to seek shelter.
*Tune into your local media such as smart phones, NOAA Weather Radio, AM, FM radio or television to get information about the warning and when the threat has passed.


Will the siren activate if we have a power outage?
No! The siren will not activate!
That is one reason you should not depend on the siren for your only source of warning.
Another reason the siren will not activate is if the tower in Whiteside County that activates our remote system has its power knocked out, it will not signal our system to activate.


Why use outdoor warning sirens?
Sirens are still the most effective method to warn the population at large in the shortest amount of time. This applies to adults and children who may be outdoors at ball games, in their yard, or anywhere else where they are not in contact with a smart phone, the normal news media channels such as radio, TV or local public address systems.
On average, tornado deaths in the United States have gone from 8 per 1 million people in 1925 to 0.11 per 1 million people today a trend largely attributed to early-warning systems fed by advanced meteorology and the introduction of Doppler radar


Will the sirens warn me of every dangerous storm?
No, Franklin Grove's siren is for "tornado warnings only" not watches or severe storms. It is programmed to activate if NOAA sends a warning saying conditions are appropriate for a tornado anywhere in Lee Co. it cannot be specific to Franklin Grove. Doppler radar "does not always" pick up all conditions for tornadoes. "The safest approach is to be proactive and use all of the information available to protect yourself and your family from threatening weather.


Nothing can replace common sense.
If a storm is approaching, the lightning alone is a threat. Sirens are only one part of a warning system that includes preparation, smart phones, NOAA Weather Radio, and local media such as AM, FM radio and TV".

 

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Tri County Opportunities Council /LIHEAP Energy Assistance
Even though we are closed to the public due to COVID-19, we are still assisting the public with their gas, electric, propane via mail or email.
Please call the office 815 625 7830 and they will take your mailing address or your email and they will then get the application along with the information of the things needed to go along with the application sent to you.
This goes by income and the number of people in the household.

 

 

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The Franklin Grove Community Clean Up Day

Has been canceled for the time being

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OFFICIAL LEAF NOTICE FROM THE VILLAGE OF FRANKLIN GROVE, IL

Starting October 24, 2019

We are now asking to have leaves raked or blown to the curb, free of debris and sticks

NO GRASS

We will be running the leaf vacuum every day when weather permits during prime fall season

Any questions regarding pickup, please contact our shop at (815)440-4632 ~ Ron Miller

Thank you,

Franklin Grove Village Employees

 


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Click on the above picture to view the Village of Franklin Grove, IL, Tax Levy Ordinance for 2019

 

Please forward all questions, concerns or comments about the tax levy ordinance to:

Village of Franklin Grove, IL
105 E South St
P.O. Box 206
Franklin Grove, Illinois 61031
815-456-2131

 

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The Village of Franklin Grove, IL, invites you to plant a free tree!

Our beautiful old maples are living on borrowed time and we need to replenish our natural forest.

Tree-lined roads improve curb appeal, and trees cool off our streets to cut your energy bills.


The variety of trees available this year are Crimson King Maple, Sugar Maple, Sunburst Locust, Hackberry or Pin Oak

 

In addition, McCormick's Nursery has agreed to extend the discounted offer to residents that would like to plant a tree on their own property!

$69 for 8'-9' Crimson King Maple, Sugar Maple, Sunburst Locust, Hackberry or Pin Oak.

If interested in taking advantage of this offer, contact McCormick's by August 5th at 3602 E. Lincolnway in Sterling, or call 815-626-4422.

Trees can be picked up, or marked and delivered with the village tree in time for September planting.

 

Get your free tree by calling Nick Sprague at 815-973-0705 today. We'll even plant it for you.

Help keep the grove in Franklin Grove - plant a tree today!

 

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Annual Drinking Water/Consumer Confidence Report

 

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FRANKLIN GROVE CEMETERY ASSOCIATION NEEDS YOUR HELP

The Franklin Grove Cemetery Association is in need of funds to keep the grounds in pristine condition.

The Board was just made aware of the law that "PROHIBITS" funds charged for perpetual care when purchasing lots being used for maintenance, i.e. mowing and general upkeep. Thus, the board must determine what legal options are available for funding this important maintenance upkeep.

The Board is seeking donations, as our funds are in very short supply due to the low interest rates on our Certificate of Deposit and the State Law, which prohibits using those funds from perpetual care.

We are in the process of assessing our options, but the funds for keeping the grounds mowed and trimmed are about to run out. At this time, donations to keep us going until we have a more definite solution are our only option.

We hope you will respond to our request. The donations may be turned in at the Franklin Grove Branch of the First National Bank in Amboy with the specific notation to hold for THE FRANKLIN GROVE CEMETERY MAINTENANCE FUND.

We would appreciate whatever you can do to keep the grounds in pristine order.

Thank you very much,
The Franklin Grove Cemetery Board



 

 

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Franklin Grove IL

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR FRANKLIN GROVE, IL

Effective Immediately

Any water, sewer or garbage customer who receives a shut-off tag must pay the bill at:

Franklin Grove Village Hall

105 E. South Street

Franklin Grove, IL


Any questions contact the Village Clerk at

815-456-2131

 

 

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Bill payment for Franklin Grove, IL

Bill Payment Information for Residents of Franklin Grove

Pay your water, sewer & garbage bills at the following locations:

*1st National Bank in Amboy (Franklin Grove Branch)

Village Hall - 105 E. South Street (East Door Slot)

Mail - allow 7 to 10 days for delivery

Village of Franklin Grove,IL

105 E South St

P.O. Box 206

Franklin Grove, Illinois 61031

 

*The bank no longer collects water bills for accounts targeted for shut off

 

For more information, see the minutes from the September 2016 meeting

 



 

NOTICE ABOUT LAWN MAINTENANCE IN FRANKLIN GROVE IL


March 15 to May 15 and from September 15 to November 30

4-1-1: OPEN BURNING:
A. The intentional burning of any material including any garbage, refuse, or waste, is prohibited except as specifically provided herein.
B. Burning of leaves and twigs is permitted from March 15 to May 15 and from September 15 to November 30 of each year, inclusive, provided:
1. Such burning must be on private property and shall not be on any public street, alley or sidewalk.
2. Such burning shall only be from nine o'clock (9:00) A.M. until seven o'clock (7:00) P.M.
3. Such burning must be attended by a responsible person.
C. Recreational fires shall be permitted when all of the following conditions are met:
1. Grills, cooking pits, smokers, and other cooking devices are exempt from time restrictions.
2. The base of the fire is fully contained in a fireproof containment device including, but not limited to, a fire pit, steel ring, grill, etc., not to exceed sixty inches (60") in diameter. After nine o'clock (9:00) P.M. the fire should be fully contained in a fireproof containment device including, but not limited to, a fire pit, steel ring, grill, etc., not to exceed thirty six inches (36") in diameter.
3. Combustible fuels are limited to clean, dry, untreated, unpainted woods.
4. Fires shall not be allowed to smolder and/or emit noxious or offensive odors at any time.
5. Fires shall be attended at all times and when extinguished they should be cool to the touch on the exterior three inches (3").
6. Accelerants not specifically designed for igniting recreational fires may not be used to ignite recreational fires.
7. Fires must be maintained a reasonable distance from structures, vegetation and other combustibles.
8. Fires must be extinguished immediately upon the direction of a law enforcement officer or at the direction of the fire chief.
D. Any person violating any provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and fined not less than one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) nor more than seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00). (Ord. 718-11, 11-11-2011)

Brush Pickup

All garbage cans and yard waste to be set in front of the house not in the alley. Also grass clippings, etc. should be placed in a paper bag, not plastic.

All tree branches and brush no longer than 4 feet and tied in bundles of 40 to 50 lbs.

 

Building Permits

Any new construction or remodel needs to have a permit as well as any decks, fences, dog runs, etc.

When in doubt, call the Village Hall to inquire if a permit is needed.

Dumpsters and Street Obstructions

All dumpster and any other street obstructions require a permit to be obtained by the Village Zoning Officer



 

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Bison and Friends of Nachusa Grasslands

 


Bison in Franklin Grove, IL

 

 

Franklin Creek Grist Mill Franklin Grove IL

 

 

 

 

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