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“No Wipes Down the Pipes!!”

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has increased the demand for household cleaning items, including disinfecting wipes, paper towels and toilet paper. As a result, people have turned to alternatives such as so-called “flushable” wipes and other paper products. This can lead to clogged pipes at homes and in smaller sewer systems.  

In this educational video titled “No Wipes Down the Pipes!,” Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago President Kari K. Steele demonstrates how various products do not break down or dissolve sufficiently in water, and as a result, those materials can clog pipes in homes and cause sewer backups.

result, people have turned to alternatives such as so-called “flushable” wipes and other paper products. This can lead to clogged pipes at homes and in smaller sewer systems. 

ADA Sidewalk Upgrade Program to Begin

The Village of Posen has received a grant from Cook County as part of their Invest in Cook program to improve ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) accessibility Village wide. The Invest in Cook ADA Sidewalk Rehabilitation construction project is scheduled to begin (weather permitting) on Friday , May 1st, 2020. The construction work will begin with curb and gutter as well as sidewalk removal at the corners of the intersections in the area along 144th Street and 143rd Street between Harrison and Western Ave. New curb and gutter, sidewalk, and detectable warnings plates will be installed at approved ADA slopes which might cause the existing parkway elevation to have to be lowered in some cases. Restoration behind all new concrete will complete the project. Vehicles may be parked on the streets listed above unless prohibited by posted “No Parking” during construction signs. When parking restrictions are necessary on your street the contractor will be posting signs at least 24 hours in advance and delivering notices to your house. We will try to keep these restrictions to a minimum however they are necessary to allow our contractors to access the areas needed for repairs. This work will be continuing through the end of May. If you have any questions or concerns you can always contact the Village Hall at 708-385-0139.

Village of Posen Public Meetings available by video for the Duration of the Covid-19 Outbreak

“Section 6. During the duration of the Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation, the provisions of the Open Meetings Act, 5 ILCS 120, requiring or relating to in-person attendance by members of a public body are suspended. Specifically, (1) the requirement in 5 ILCS 120/2.01 that “members of a public body must be physically present” is suspended; and (2) the conditions in 5 ILCS 120/7 limiting when remote participation is permitted are suspended. Public bodies are encouraged to postpone consideration of public business where possible. When a meeting is necessary, public bodies are encouraged to provide video, audio, and/or telephonic access to meetings to ensure members of the public may monitor the meeting and to update their websites and social media feeds to keep the public fully apprised of any modifications to their meeting schedules or the format of their meetings due to COVID-19, as well their activities relating to COVID-19.”

The Village of Posen, in an attempt to remain transparent during the Covid-19 outbreak are recording all meetings and placing the on the Village of Posen Web Site for the public to review.

Below are links to the Village Committee Meeting and Regular Meeting held on 14th, 2020 at 6:30pm

Village Board of Trustees Meeting April 14, 2020 at 7pm
Village of Posen Committee Meeting Held on Tuesday 4/14/2020 at 6:30pm

Planning and Zoning Special Use Meeting 3/27/2020 7pm Part 1

Planning and Zoning Special Use Meeting 3/27/2020 7pm

Village of Posen Code Red Announcement

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.