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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. Thanks for visiting.

 

Village Trick or Treat Hours

Mayor Podbielniak is pleased to announce that Trick or Treat hours this year will be extended by 1 hour and will be between the hours of 3pm and 7pm on Halloween October 31st.  Please be sure that your children are accompanied by an adult for their own safety and that costumes are safe and do not obstruct their vision. The Village offers the following tips for your children's safety. Please enjoys the day and be safe.

  • Use make-up instead of masks
  • Choose flame-retardant costumes
  • Wear light-colored clothing at night or add reflective tape to dark colored costumes
  • Give and accept only wrapped and packaged candy
  • Go out in daylight and carry a flashlight in case of delay
  • Stay within your neighborhood and visit only homes you know

 

Village Begins Recycling Program

The Village of Posen is pleased to announce a new agreement with Republic Waste Services to continue to provide waste removal services under a new 5 year agreement with NO INCREASES to our residents for the next 5 years. The new contract has also provided each resident with a new bin for recycling. This provides the convenience to all residents to dispose of recyclables in the provided bin rather than hauling them to the community bin located across from the Village Hall. This continues to be an optional program however, participation continues to keeps costs down and it is the environmentally right thing to do to protect our natural resources and reduce waste. Participation has allowed us to lock in your disposal rates with no increases for 5 years. Republic Services apologizes for the information not being properly placed on the containers during distribution. A copy of the information package is available for download by clicking the link below. This includes a schedule for pick-up of recycling bins every other week.

 Recycling Information Packet

If you have not received your bin or are encountering issues please contact Republic Services directly at 708-385-8252. Below is a video link with information on recycling. Thank you for your participation.  https://youtu.be/MijcP9aibu4

 


 

Village Breaks Ground on Water Main Project

 

 

Mayor Frank Podbielniak, Cook County Commissioner Deborah Sims, and
Former State Senator Patrick O'Malley 

 

Mayor Frank Podbielniak and the Village Board of Trustees recently broke ground on a new Water System Enhancement Project. This first phase of a long-term project will provide a much needed upgrade to the Village water system.  The project will consist of install 4,000’ of 12” water main from the Posen Water Pumping Station to the Village Water Distribution Main. This arterial water main will run from the Village’s pumping station, to 147th Street and Western, following I-57 right-of-way and ending at Western Avenue to Walter Zimny Drive.   The project will provide a secondary redundant feed line servicing the Village, additional water capacity for future developments in the area of 147th and Western as well as improving the fire protection for the entire Village. “This Water Main Project will enhance our current water system and provide for additional capacity as well as a backup main feed for the entire community” said Mayor Podbielniak. “For years, the Village’s water system has been served by 1 single main feeding the entire community leaving us vulnerable for water shortages if the main were to rupture” We now will have redundancy and needed additional capacity” The project will certainly strengthen our water distribution system. This project is being funded completely from our Tax Incrementing Finance (TIF) District funds.  Money was not taken from the General Fund to pay for this project.   The Project was publicly bid and has been awarded to Swallow Sewer and Water Construction of Downers Grove for $690,000. The Project has been engineered and will be supervised by Robinson

 

 

 

Hurricane  Assistance Needed

Hurricane Harvey appeared to possibly be the worse natural disaster to hit our country yet. Then Hurricane Irma arrived in Florida. People in Texas and Florida need your help!! Please consider a donation to the American Red Cross at the link below

  American Red Cross- Hurricane Relief Fund

 

 

Village Ordinances Now Available Online

The Village of Posen is pleased to announce that our complete Village of Posen Ordinance Book is now available online through Sterling Codifiers.
Please click on the link below for to view the Village Ordinances

Village of Posen Ordinance Book

 

 

Village of Posen
2016 Consumer Water Quality Report

Each year, the Village publishes a Water Quality Report and notifies all Posen water customers that it is available for review.
The 2016 Water Quality Report can be accessed by clicking on the link below. 

During 2016, the Village of Posen met all water quality standards established by the United States government
and Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. Feel free to post this report where residents and/or employees
who consume
Village of Posen water may 
view it.
To view the report please click on the link below
 
 

 
 

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

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR COMMUNITY CODE RED ALERTS

 

Last Updated ( Friday, 27 October 2017 19:37 )
 

 

2440 Walter Zimny Drive
Posen, IL 60469

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Village Hours

Mon - Fri: 9am to 5pm
Saturday:
9 to 12pm
Sunday: Closed
Phone: 708-385-0139
Police and Fire Emergencies
Dial 9-1-1 or
708-385-3131

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Village President
Frank Podbielniak

Village Clerk
Sharon Krerowicz

Village Board of Trustees
Jeffery Casillas
Richard Klapkowski
Donald "DJ" Schnering
Aaron Wisniewski
Araceli Costello
Yesenia Caratachea-Lopez

Fire Department
Fire Chief
Kevin Szewczyk
Asst. Fire Chief
Denise Podbielniak


Police Department
Police Chief

William Alexander

Deputy Police Chief
Michael Signator