Thursday, August 30, 2012
Sprays are conducted at dusk when mosquitoes are active, and take about four hours to complete.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
The Village of Lemont will spray for mosquitoes tonight, according to an e-blast sent by the village Wednesday morning. Residents who wish to be notified of spraying can sign up for Nixle, an electronic news service that sends instant updates to registered users. Nixle sends alerts to users' e-mail addresses, phones or web accounts. The service is free for the village and its users, and can be accessed through the village's Web site. Currently, alerts are sent out by the village's administrative office, Lemont Public Works and the Lemont Police Department. All alerts copy directly to the village's Twitter account (@VillageofLemont). Residents can register for Nixle messages at http://local.nixle.com/village-of-lemont. More on mosquito …
Monday, June 18, 2012
Lemont Public Works has been on the scene near 127th Street and Marion Drive since early Monday morning.
The Village of Lemont reported a water main break near 127th Street and Marion Drive on Monday morning. Lemont Public Works notified residents of the incident around 7:45 a.m. No traffic issues were reported. The village is reminding residents to follow summer watering restrictions, and not water between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.lemont.il.us. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Like what you see? Sign up for our daily email newsletter. Like us on Facebook for a slightly different take.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Public Works Director Ralph Pukula said residents should sign up for the e-news service Nixle to receive notifications about spraying this summer.
The Village of Lemont will spray for mosquitoes after 9 p.m. Friday, according to an e-blast sent Thursday afternoon. Public Works Director Ralph Pukula is urging residents who wish to be notified of spraying to sign up for Nixle, an electronic news service that sends instant updates to registered users. The village previously used a company called One Call that would alert residents to mosquito spraying through a telephone call. However, the company recently went out of business, Pukula said. Nixle sends alerts to users' e-mail addresses, phones or web accounts. The service is free for the village and its users, and can be accessed through the village's Web site. Currently, alerts are sent out by the village's administrative office, …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
In order to accommodate snow plows, residents are to observe odd-even parking after a snowfall of 2 inches or more.
As the Chicago area prepares for what could be the first heavy snowfall of 2012, the village of Lemont is reminding residents to follow its winter parking restrictions. After a snowfall of 2 inches or more, residents are asked to park their vehicles on the odd-numbered side of the street on odd calendar days, and the even-numbered side on even calendar days. The day is considered to begin at 9 a.m., according to the village website. If an emergency arises during a winter storm, residents should call 911. The Public Works Department maintains constant two-way communication with the Lemont Police Department, and is able to provide immediate support to ambulance and fire equipment. According to the village, mailboxes in the right-of-way are …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Village officials could consider a course of action in the coming months to protect the town's 2,400 ash trees from the destructive beetle.
The presence of the emerald ash borer—a tree-killing beetle that has plagued Northern Illinois for the past several years—was confirmed in Lemont in November, according to the Illinois Department of Agriculture. The Village of Lemont was recently notified that the bug has infested more than 20 ash trees on private property in the 500 block of 6th Street, according to Lemont Public Works Director Ralph Pukula. The Illinois Department of Agriculture confirmed the infestation Nov. 2 during a statewide trap survey. According to the Department of Agriculture, the emerald ash borer is a small, metallic green pest whose larvae feeds under the bark of ash trees, cutting off nutrient flow essential for a healthy tree. It has been found in several …
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Several items were taken Wednesday from a home in the 12000 block Derby Road near Ruffled Feathers, police said.
UPDATED: Friday, Dec. 2 A home in unincorporated Cook County was burglarized Wednesday after men posed as Lemont Public Works employees, according to police. Cook County police and Lemont Public Works were notified Wednesday of a residential burglary in the 12000 Derby Road across the street from Ruffled Feathers, Lemont Police Chief Kevin Shaughnessy said. At approximately noon, a heavy-set, white male — who police believe is 30-40 years old — approached the home in a white cargo van. The man went to the front door of the home and identified himself as a Lemont Public Works employee, then entered the resident's basement, according to Lemont police. The victim believes a second male was inside the van, police said. In a press release …
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Director Ralph Pukula said crews will continue cleanup efforts Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Lemont Public Works Department will continue storm clean-up efforts over the next two days after a severe thunderstorm downed several tree limbs and power lines across the village Monday morning. Public Works Director Ralph Pukula said during the village board meeting Monday night that the department had already received between 60 and 70 calls about downed limbs. He urged residents to help the clean-up efforts by putting debris out by the curb for collection. They do not need to be bundled, he said. "If people can get them out to the front of their homes, we'll pick them up as soon as possible in the next couple of days," Pukula said. He also urged residents to avoid moving any downed wires. "If you see one, don't touch it," he said…
Friday, June 10, 2011
Hours of severe storms resulted in a big mess for residents and Public Works employees.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Hours of severe thunderstorms brought heavy downpours and flash flooding to Lemont on Thursday, resulting in road closures throughout the village. All photos were submitted by Patch readers. To send in your photos of Thursday's storms, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
The Public Works Department will begin mosquito abatement this month.
The Lemont Public Works Department is teaming up with Cook County this summer to rid the area of pesky mosquitoes. The village currently has four employees licensed with through Department of Agriculture to perform controlled sprays for its 2011 mosquito abatement program, according to Public Works Director Ralph Pukula. Spraying will begin this month and continue through Labor Day. Tablets have already been applied to storm drains that hold water, as well as areas that would be suitable for mosquitoes to hatch. Pukula said the village will spray every 20-25 days in an average year, depending on activity. Sprays will only occur at dusk when mosquitoes are active, and will take about four hours to complete. Since sprays are sensitive to …
Monday, March 14, 2011
Residents on Warner, Singer, Norton and Peiffer avenues will be affected after 9 a.m. Tuesday.
Workers will continue replacing water valves in neighborhoods off State Street on Tuesday, creating the potential for water service interruptions. Village officials said residents on Peiffer, Warner, Singer and Norton avenues will likely be affected after 9 a.m. Service was also interrupted Monday during a water valve replacement near Keepataw and Hillview. For more information, contact the Village of Lemont at 630-257-1550.