We would like to welcome you to the official website for the Village of Posen. The Village has developed this website to provide residents, businesses, and visitors with access to the services provided by the Village, information on the activities of the Village Government, and news about events occurring within the community. We hope you find this website informative, useful, and easy to use. We are always updating our website, and would appreciate any comments or suggestions you may have. Provisions are being made for online bill paying in the near future as well as downloadable forms and applications for building permits, contactor’s licenses, and business licenses. Thanks for visiting.
Village News and Announcements
National Night Out Against Crime
The Village of Posen is pleased to be sponsoring the National Night Out Against Crime event for all Village Residents on Tuesday August 5th, 2014 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm.
The event will be held at the Posen Municipal Building, 2440 Walter Zimny Drive.
There will be a Bike Parade at 6:30pm for all to participate in led by the Posen Police and Fire Departments. There will be Fire Truck Rides, Free Hot Dogs, and Ice Cream. There will also be a Children's Bike Raffle for Children ages 12 and under (Must be a Village Resident to Participate).
Come out and enjoy this Community Event with your Children and Neighbors and remember to keep an outside light on for the evening!
For any further information please contact the Posen Police Department at 708-385-0277
Protect Yourself from West Nile
Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) officials would like to remind residents to be cautious and protect against West Nile virus (WNV). Prevention is the most effective way to protect yourself and your family from becoming infected with WNV.
“Residents need to remember that West Nile virus is real and to be vigilant in protecting against it because it’s found every year in our communities,” said Dr. Terry Mason, CCDPH COO. “Unless basic prevention steps are taken to limit the risk, breeding grounds can develop around homes and put people at risk for the infection.”WNV is an infection carried by the Culex mosquito. The Culex breeds in small pools of stagnant water. They rest during the day in areas of vegetation but they are most active and likely to bite between the hours of dusk and dawn.
The most effective way to prevent WNV is to follow the3 R’s – Remove, Repel and Repair.
Remove standing water around your home.
Get rid of standing water in pet bowls, flower pots, old tires, bird baths, baby pools and toys where mosquitoes can breed.
Make sure rain gutters drain properly.
Repel mosquitoes when outdoors by applying insect repellent with DEET and follow label directions.
You Could Be Digging Up More Than Just Dirt.
Landscape improvements add beauty and value to your home. From modest designs to elaborate projects they enhance outdoor living space and can be a source of enjoyment. However, these projects also have the potential to cause quite a headache if you neglect to follow an important first step. Before you or a contractor do any digging on your property, simply call JULIE at 8-1-1 or 1-800-892-0123.
You can also enter your locate request via www.illinois1call.com.
Even simple projects like planting a tree or shrub to more complex projects like installing a deck,fence or home addition require a call because you never know what's down below. Beneath what youmay think is the perfect spot may be a bunch of different types of utility lines that if hit while diggingcan cause all sorts of damage and affect service to you or others and lead to costly repairs. All this can be avoided by contacting JULIE and having a professional locator from member facility owner companies come out and mark the approximate location of the utility lines on your property, for free, before you dig. (JULIE personnel do not perform locating or marking services). “With a growing trend of do-it-yourselfers focusing on outdoor beautification and home improvement projects, the first step to any successful project is notifying JULIE,” said Kevin Chmura, director of public relations for JULIE, Inc. “Safe digging is no accident. When homeowners inadvertently cut or damage lines during so-called routine projects, the results can still take a staggering toll, in terms of costly delays, environmental or property damage, liability, personal injury and even loss of life.” Types of projects that require notifying JULIE include, but are not limited to, planting trees, bushes or shrubs; putting up a fence or tent; installing a swing set, a mail box post or water feature such as a pool, pond or fountain; building a deck; or preparing a new garden or landscape area. JULIE’s call center agents are available to receive and process requests 24 hours a day, seven days a week at either 8-1-1 or 800-892-0123. E-Request, a free, web-based program for homeowners with Internet access who prefer to enter their own utility locate requests via www.illinois1call.com is also a popular option. Based in Joliet, the not-for-profit organization represents 1,800 members and annually receives 1 million locate requests. Because one call to JULIE results in communication with multiple member utility companies, notifications to JULIE, Inc. last year resulted in 5.8 million messages being transmitted to members. JULIE neither owns nor marks any underground lines.
For a copy of JULIE’s Homeowner’s Guide, an explanation of the color-code markings and information about the one-call process, visit www.illinois1call.com.
Online Water Payments Now Available!!!
The Village of Posen is pleased to announce that we now accept water/sewer bill payments online. Just click on the symbol on this page in the right side tab to be directed to the Illnois E-Pay web site specifically designed for the Village of Posen. On this site you can pay your Village of Posen water and sewer bills on-line via a secure Internet transaction.
You can also make your credit card payments by phone by calling 877-455-3729 or 877-ILL-EPAY – once you dial the number listen for the menu and then at the prompts say “municipality” then when prompted, say “Village of Posen” and you should be able to get right to the system. Please have your 10 digit account number ready when calling.
This on-line or telephone payment service offers an efficient and easy way to pay your water/sewer bills.
There will be a convenience fee (based on the amount of your bill) charged for using either system. The fee is not charged or collected by the Village of Posen.
Please allow 2-3 business days for the payment to be posted to your account.
The Village of Posen hopes you find this service convenient and easy to use.
If you have questions regarding your bill, please call (708) 385-0139.
Village Launches CodeRED Emergency Communications System
The Village of Posen has contracted with Emergency Communications Network, Inc., of Ormond Beach, Florida for its “CodeRED” high-speed telephone emergency notification services. The CodeRED system gives Village officials the ability to deliver pre-recorded emergency telephone notification / information messages such as, boil – water notices, missing children, missing persons, evacuation notices, utility outages, fires, hostage situations, chemical spills, gas leaks or any other emergency incident where rapid notification is essential. This system is only offered to residents and businesses within the Village of Posen free of charge.
Although most residences and businesses are automatically put in the system, the Village of Posen urges all individuals and businesses to click on the link located on the right side of each our web site pages to the “CodeRED Residential and Business Data Collection” page to make sure that your information is current and accurate we request that you complete the form. If you have a friend or family member who does not have internet service, please help them by entering their information for them. If you have any questions you may call the Village of Posen Administrative Offices at 708-385-0139.
The information in the database will only be used for emergency, weather and important notification purposes and will not be shared with any other parties. Questions about the system should be directed to Fire Chief Kevin Szewczyk at 708-385-3110