|THE OPEN GOVERNMENT PROJECT|
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|2014 IHP Street Program Page|
|Please click here for the central location for
documents and information regarding the 2014 Street Program.
Mayor Richard Andrews
and the Board of Trustees
welcome you to
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Electric Aggregation (7/11/14)
PHONE SCAM ALERT
The Village of Indian Head Park Police Department has had two complaints of a telephone phone scam and theft whereby, an unknown female caller with an Indian accent, identified herself as an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Criminal Investigation Division Agent and told the victim that there was an arrest warrant issued for her arrest unless she obtained U.S Currency and paid the IRS Agent. In the first incident, the victim obtained U.S. Currency and purchased a “Money-Pack” and a money transfer was completed resulting in a theft. This case is being conducted jointly with the IRS Criminal Investigation Division Chicago Field Office and the Indian Head Park Police Department. The second incident occurred on July 8th, when a female with Indian accent called a victim saying she was an IRS Agent and asked victim to wire transfer her $689.00 in U.S. currency or the Cook County Sheriff’s Police would be arresting her within the hour. Victim promptly notified the police department whereby a report was generated.
***PLEASE DO NOT ACCEPT ANY PHONE CALLS OR GIVE OUT ANY PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION i.e., SSN #, DATE OF BIRTH etc., FROM ANYONE POSING AS A IRS SPECIAL AGENT OR ANY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER/AGENCY INDICATING THAT AN ARREST WARRANT HAS BEEN ISSUED AND OBTAIN MONEY OR YOU WILL BE ARRESTED. THIS IS A FRAUD. PLEASE REPORT ANY SUCH INCIDENTS TO THE INDIAN HEAD PARK POLICE DEPARTMENT IMMEDIATELY.
CHIEF J. BROOKS
Traffic Signal Modernization
The construction signs that you may have noticed on Wolf and Joliet Roads as you approach that intersection is in reference to and IDOT project to modernize the traffic signals there. Work may begin at any time now. This is at no cost to the Village and will be paid for by the State.
Electric Aggregation Update (6/24/14)
Residents who are a part of our electric aggregation program likely have noticed an increase in their electric bills recently. This is a result of our 90 day extension of our agreement with Constellation Energy and a reflection of the current energy market. Our rate through September 9 (appx. Meter read date) is 7.67 cents/kWh. The price to compare with ComEd is 8.09 cents per kWh. The Village is currently in the middle of a 2-step process to obtain a new quote from a qualified and acceptable Alternate Residential Energy Supplier. The plan is for the VBT to make a decision to select an ARES for a new agreement or return all customers to ComEd. If the VBT decides to reject all bids and return our residents to ComEd, those previously aggregated customers must remain with ComEd for 12 months per ICC rules. Please see Mayor Andrews’ Village Desk page on our website.
Today on Jun 17th, 2014 there were four criminal trespass to motor vehicles that were reported to the police department. These incidents occurred between midnight and 7:00AM on June 17th. Locations of the thefts occurred were: 11000 block of Tecumseh Lane, 6400 block of Pontiac, 6300 block of Keokuk, 6300 block of Pontiac. All vehicles were parked on the driveway. Items taken in the thefts were: loose coins, laptop and a pair of glasses. All vehicles were determined to be unlocked. Please lock your vehicles and remove any items of value by storing them in your residence. Turn on your exterior garage lights and consider installing motion detector lights. Report all suspicious activity immediately by dialing 911. Investigation is on-going.
Chief John Brooks
Indian Head Park Street Bond Referendum (03-19-2014)
Based upon the results from yesterday’s general primary election, our village residents have given their approval to our street bond referendum by a vote of 597 to 278. This means that the Village can go forward with the “all streets” plan that was discussed at our Town hall meeting last November. On behalf of the VBT, I want to thank all of our residents who voted yesterday and provided their input to this plan through their ballot. It is an honor for me and the VBT that our residents have shown their trust in this administration by granting us the authority and the means to go forward with the much-needed repairs to our streets. Our entire Village will benefit from this project in one way or another.
As always, I will work diligently, along with the VBT, to obtain the best bond rates and the best project prices to implement this plan. Keep in mind that there are several things that need to occur before work can begin. Now that we know that we will have the funds available for the roads project, we can move forward with the final engineering that will form the basis for the bids that we will seek from the contractors to do the work. Once we have the bids, we can award the contract(s) to start the work. Also, with staff and bond Counsel, we will plan for the best time to go out for the bonds to get the best interest rate and terms. It is truly an exciting time in our Community!
Finally, I want to say Thank you to all of the residents who worked to get the word out about this referendum and “sell” it to our residents. Thank you also to our village staff, village engineer, village attorneys and treasurer who provided the VBT with the input and information needed to help formulate the basis for this plan. The implementation of the street plan begins today! Wonderful!
-Mayor Richard Andrews
Village Infastructure Information
The Open Government Page has been updated with a new section titled 'Village Infrastructure Information'. You may click the link in the left sidebar of the Project Page to jump to it.
Fire Protection Classification
As discussed at the August Board meeting (see 8/14 post for more info), here is the letter to download and print to see if your homeowner insurance company will lower your rates as a result of Pleasntview Fire Protection District's ISO rating improvement.
Village Desk by Mayor Richard Andrews
This recent addition to our website can be found by clicking here
ComEd Outage Alerts Program
ComEd’s Outage Alerts program allows participants to report outages via text messaging.
Subscribers can simply text the word “OUT” to 26633 (COMED) to report an outage at the location ComEd has associated with their cell phone number and they receive regular updates on the status of their outage until service is restored. Non-subscribers who text “OUT” to 26633 will be invited to subscribe to the Outage Alerts program. New subscribers will receive a confirmation text-message that they successfully subscribed, and will immediately be enrolled to receive notifications on their cell phones or pagers when an outage has been reported at their address.
To subscribe, customers will need either the ComEd account number, the account holder's social security number or the primary phone number on the account. Customers can also now enroll in the text message program thru the VRU using their account number, SSN or phone number.
Please note that ComEd does not charge customers for this notification, but their wireless carrier may have message and data fees.
To learn more about Outage Alerts, visit ComEd.com/text.
NEW Crime Alerts Page
Please click here for a new website section concerning current crime alerts and other pertinent police information.
Community Awarenes & Neighborhood Watch Meetings
The next neighborhood watch meeting date to be determined, and will be held at the village hall.
Community Awareness meetings are held by the Indian Head Park Police Department in the Board Room of the Village Hall, 201 Acacia Drive.
Resale Inspection Ordinance
Click here for the newly adopted Resale Inspection Ordinance.
Click here for the Information Sheet.
Click here for an application.
Click here for the checklist
Click here for the Administrative checklist
Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in IHP
Please see the Emerald Ash Borer page for full details.
Vehicle Stickers for 2014/15 went on sale May 15, 2014, and are required to be displayed by July 15th. Avoid tickets and purchase yours today! Please see the Vehicle Sticker page for more information.