We are all aware of the order from Governor Pritzker to
shelter in place. The Village of Posen Staff continues to monitor the Covid-19
outbreak and are meeting regularly via conference calls to assure that the safe
operation of the Village continues. Any
changes to the village operations or other important announcements will be communicated
through our Official Village Website as they occur.
The Village Hall will remain open Monday through Friday 9am
to 5pm to allow for residents to pay water bills, purchase vehicle stickers,
and so forth. All residents are urged however to do whatever they can to avoid contact
whenever possible. All residents have the ability to pay water bills on line by
visiting our website at www.villageofposen.org
and click on the Epay tab on the right hand side. If you have any questions or
concerns you are encouraged to call the Village Hall at 708-385-0139
Village Meetings will take continue to take place as scheduled.
The Governor’s Executive Order allows for regular meetings to take place via
conference call or video during this emergency. Village Board members will
participate by phone. We are asking the public to not attend. We are working on
accommodations to allow the meeting to be recorded and placed on our website
for viewing. Please watch our web site for updates on this matter.
If you are visiting the Village hall to pay your bill or purchase
vehicle stickers we encourage you to come with a prewritten check if possible.
Water bill payments can be deposited in a box inside the village hall during
business hours or if after hours, may be slid into the opening between the
doors for processing the following day. This can be done with CHECKS ONLY-NO
CASH, If you are making cash payments they must be made at the window.
Vehicle stickers can be purchased at the window. Again,
paying by check minimizes contact and vehicle stickers can be handing over. For
your protection as well as our employees, all employees are wearing gloves and
are separated from the public by glass. The opening in the window has been
sealed off to prevent any transmission of the virus.
Regular water meter readings will take begin on Monday March
23rd. Public Works Employee will only read outside meter for this
interval. Any inside meters will be estimated for this month and adjusted on
your next bill.
At this time , the police and fire department continue to
operate at full staff and stand ready to serve our residents. Please consider
the extreme strain being placed on the Emergency Medical System at this time.
If you are calling 9-1-1 please inform the emergency call taker if you or
anyone in your house is experiencing any signs or symptoms of Covid-19 so that
emergency workers can take the proper precautions.
Finally, If you are feeling sick at all, PLEASE STAY HOME!! The
Mayor strongly encourages all residents to follow the order of the Governor. Stay
Home. Please only go out for essential
services. This is the only way to defeat this virus. We wish everyone to stay healthy
and be safe.