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                                              FOX RIVER GROVE
                               A newsletter for and about the Village of Fox River Grove                                                                 SUMMER 2010

    Village News                                     Fireworks 2010 Should Be A Blast!
                                                 Mark your calendars for anoth-                                                       • No pets are allowed. You
Park It On The Fox &                          er spectacular Fireworks Show.                                                       may love your dog or cat, but
Summer Celebration                            It will be Saturday, July 10th at                                                    they may scare others that are
   The Fox River Grove Park It on the Fox     Picnic Grove Park. Festivities be-                                                   attending, or make a mess in
Annual Car Show along with the Cham-          gin at 6:00 p.m. with food, drink                                                    a crowded area, so no pets are
ber of Commerce Summer Celebration is         and music!                                                                           allowed.
scheduled for Saturday, June 12 at Stone                                                                                              • Please do not trespass on
Hill Center and Foxmoor Crossings at             Please note that due to budget
                                              cuts, there will be no water show                                                    private property as you make
Routes 14 and 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.                                                                                            your way to and from the park.
                                              this year.
   The day will feature the Park it on the                                                                                         Many wooded areas are actually
Fox Classic Car Show which is a fundraiser       Marty Monti and Rick Corn-
                                              wall will once again entertain us                                                    private property. Call the Village
for the Parks Commission, from 12 noon                                                                                             Hall if you are uncertain.
to 3 p.m., a best dressed pet parade          with music throughout the eve-
                                              ning. The FRG Lions and Lioness                                                         • Please don’t litter! Let’s
contest, sponsored by Gypsy Glen K-9                                                                                               keep our parks clean and make
Castle and The Irish Sitter, live music       Clubs, and the Cary-Grove Jaycees
                                              will be selling good eats and drinks. Village volunteers     it easier for the Sunday morning volunteers.
by Dr. Woods’ Alex & the Allstars band,
childrens activities, sidewalk sale, Weber    will be selling glow-in-the-dark necklaces. Each of our          Thank you to all the residents who have donated
cooking demonstrations at Leader Ace          community groups generously donates half of their            money to the fireworks with their vehicle sticker pur-
Hardware, local performers, raffles and       profits back to the fireworks fund. So, bring your family    chase (many have donated $5, $10 and $20) and those
more.                                         and friends early to have dinner, visit with friends and     that have dropped it into the donation jars around town.
                                              neighbors and listen to the music before the fireworks.      It really helps us provide this great family evening!
   This event will showcase our FRG
businesses and services available in the         Anyone able to help with the set-up and take down             There is no parking in or near the park. The free
FRG community. It is sponsored by the         after the fireworks show of the tents, tables and chairs,    shuttle routes are:
Chamber, Fox River Grove Limited              or cleanup at 8 a.m. Sunday morning, please contact the          Route #1: Victoria Woods/Hunters Farm/Welch’s
Partnership, Wagner Commercial, Vil-          Village Hall at 847/639-3170. Please consider lending        Subdivision (one bus)
lage of Fox River Grove and Algonquin         a hand! The more people we have helping the quicker              Victoria Drive/Tiffany Lane, Camilla Place/Jasmine
Township.                                     it goes.                                                     Way, Victoria Drive/Jasmine Way, Bridle Path Lane/
                                                 Reminders…..                                              Saddle Lane, Bridle Path Lane, Morgan Lane, Saddle
                                                 • No entry after 9:00 p.m. Once the fireworks are         Lane/Morgan Lane, Doyle Road/North Road, Doyle
                                              about to begin, no one will be allowed to enter through      Road/South Road
Vehicle Stickers                              the front gate – safety first.                                   Route #2: Foxmoor Route (two buses)
   It's that time of year again. New vehi-       • No carry-ins of food or drink are allowed. Other            Old Hunt Road/Plum Tree Road, Old Hunt Road/
cle stickers are now on sale. Many of you     than a non-alcoholic drink in one hand, there will be no     Lexington Road, Foxmoor Road/Yorkshire Drive,
have received the pre-printed forms in        carry-ins of alcohol, pop, water, snacks, etc. Food and      Algonquin Road Fire Station
the mail. If you haven't, just stop by the    drinks are available to purchase. Please make it easy on         Route #3: South Route (one bus)
Village Hall or call us at 847/639-3170.      the volunteers policing the grounds and support the local
                                              groups that are donating their time and half their profits       Algonquin Road School, Lion’s Park, Commuter/
   All residents living in the incorporated   to help pay for the fireworks.                               Metra Lot
areas of Fox River Grove are required by
ordinance to display a vehicle sticker in
every vehicle owned or operated in the
Village. It helps maintain our roads.
                                              Road Improvements                                               • Johnson St. from Violet Ave. to the end
                                                 The 2010 Street Improvements                                 Work will consist of milling or pulverizing the street
                                              in Fox River Grove will include                              blacktop, storm water drainage ditch repairs, culvert pipe
  • Cars - $20                                the following streets:                                       installation and replacement, asphalt patching and new
  • Motorcycles - $10                           • Hillcrest Avenue from Elder                              blacktop surface. The project is scheduled to start in June
  • Trucks with A & B plates - $26                 to Lincoln                                              and be completed by early September.
  • Trucks with C plates and above - $60        • Grove Avenue from Algonquin Rd.                             Street signs will be displayed and informational door
  • Replacement/Transfer Fee - $12                 to South River Rd.                                      hangers distributed just prior to construction and a Vil-
  • Senior Citizens (One per family) - $2       • Grace Lane from Algonquin to Beachway                    lage designated field representative will be available on
                                                • Skyline Dr. from Orchard St. to Glenice Parkway          site every day as well. Street and parkway parking will
  Late Penalty:                                 • Crescent Rd. from Lincoln Ave. to North River Rd.        be prohibited at times during construction and driveway
  • 50% between July 1st and July 31st          • Circle Road from Crescent Rd. to Lincoln Ave.            access will be interrupted for short periods. Thank you
  • 100% starting August 1st                    • North River Rd. from Spring St. to Route 14 *            in advance for your cooperation.
                                                • Spring St. from North River Rd. to the end                 *N. River from Crescent to Rt. 14 depends on available funds.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           FOX RIVER GROVE

     The President’s Letter                             Summer Celebration & Park it on the Fox Car Show
                                                        at Stone Hill Shopping Center on June 12th. This year
                                                                                                                   pleted the Federal Emergency Management Agency
                                                                                                                   training “Complex Incidence Command Systems”.
                                                                                                                                                                            Unused And Expired Medicines
                                                                                                                                                                               Have you ever wondered what to do with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Police Department Information
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Inoperable Vehicles - It is against Village Or-               Bike Registration – The Police De-
    The warm days of sum-                               they will also have a best dressed pet parade, so get      This training, which is required by the federal          medicines you no longer need or are expired?         dinance Section 15-217 for any inoperable motor
                                                        your pet over there! Then who can miss the Grove           government, allows your Village management and           Did you flush them down the toilet thinking                                                                        partment will be hosting a Bike Registra-
 mer are once again in                                                                                                                                                                                                           vehicle to be kept on your property. This means any           tion at the “Park It on the Fox” car show
 the Grove. The kids are                                Fireworks display at Picnic Grove park on July 10th.       staff to better manage, coordinate and participate       that was a safe way to dispose of them? Unfor-       motor vehicle from which, for a period of seven (7)
                                                                                                                   in any future disaster using Federal, State and local    tunately, flushing down the toilet or drain, is a                                                                  on Saturday, June 12th. Police Department personnel
 checking out of school                                    The Village new budget cycle for the 2010/2011                                                                                                                        days, the engine, wheels or other parts have been re-         will have a table outside of Panera Bread. In addition
 and you can hear the                                   period began on May first. The final result, after a       resources. Later this year Fox River Grove will be       source of pollution. Because sewage treatment        moved, or on which the engine, wheels, or other parts
                                                                                                                   hosting a mock exercise with Barrington Hills, Cary,     plants are not designed to deal with drugs, they                                                                   to registering bikes, they will also be giving crime pre-
 crack of the baseball bat                              tremendous amount of work by the Staff and the                                                                                                                           have been altered, damaged or otherwise so treated            vention handouts and helium balloons for children.
 in the parks. It is a great                            Trustees, is a General Fund budget that required           and the townships so as to increase our preparedness.    are released into streams, lakes and groundwater     that the vehicle is incapable of being driven under
 time to get out and enjoy                              about $70,000 from reserves to balance. This is in            Lastly a shout out and thanks to the following ~      and affect fish and other aquatic wildlife.          its own power. If you have any questions, please                 NIXLE Notification System - The Fox River
 the many parks and trails                              light of the fact that last year the reserves were seven   Our Trustees who are moving ahead with many im-             The Fox River Grove Police Department is now      contact the Police Department at 847/639-2411.                Grove Police Department has been using the NIXLE
 in Fox River Grove. The                                months of operating costs. I thank all the people          portant projects while controlling the budget. If you    a free drop-off location for medications. They can                                                                 system, a Community Information Service, to deliver
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Basketball Hoops – It is a violation of the Village's      important and timely information to residents for
 Recreation Council and                                 involved who achieved this when faced with a very          see them in town shake their hand. Our retiring Miss     accept pills, salves and liquid medications, with    Code of Ordinances, Section 18-6 to have a portable
 “Leave No Child Inside”                                poor economic climate.                                     Fox River Grove, Nina Mack, who represented us so        or without labels, for safe disposal. They cannot                                                                  the past few months. NIXLE delivers trustworthy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 basketball hoop and stand in any street, alley, side-         and important neighborhood-level public safety
 group have many pro-                                      I mentioned last time that the Village is instituting   well. Our Zoning Board member, Nina Haselhorst,          accept sharps, needles, IV bags or thermometers.     walk or other public property, when not in use. The
 grams to keep the children busy outside.                                                                          who is leaving after giving ten years of fine service.                                                                                                                      and community event notifications instantly to you
                                                        the largest road rebuilding program in our history.                                                                                                                      Village Board has asked the Police Department to              by cell phone text message, email and web. There is
    The Miss Fox River Grove contest sponsored by       The various financing instruments we wanted to use         Our WW II Veteran, Len Buresh, who was recently          FRG Memorial Library                                 notify all residences that are in violation. Your co-
                                                                                                                   honored with a Veterans flight to Washington DC.            • Summer Reading Clubs - Adult/Teen and                                                                         no Spam or Advertising. NIXLE is completely free
 the Chamber of Commerce has selected a winner          required the Village to be rated by the national bond                                                                                                                    operation in this matter is appreciated.                      (standard text message rates apply for cell phone
 from our four contestants: Samantha Baratta,           rating agency. I am proud to tell you that your rating     Our School District 3, which received two prodigious     Youth - "Books are Brain Food". Registration            Car Seat Program - The Police Department has
                                                                                                                   awards, "the Red Apple Award" and the "Academic          begins Saturday, June 12 for FRG card holders                                                                      subscribers who do not have text plans with their
 Jessica Huff, Tara Lauritsen and Taylor Weber.         was AA. This is an outstanding evaluation for a small                                                                                                                    car seats available to borrow should you have a child         cell phone providers). The service is simple to use,
 Congratulations to Tara Lauritsen the 2010 Miss        Village, and will save the taxpayers money. Just to        Excellence Award" for ARS classes ranking high in        and Saturday, June 19 for all others.                that you need to transport. You just need to make
                                                                                                                   state tests. And to Olivia Roehri, State Champion                                                                                                                           reliable and trusted. Register and learn more at www.
 Fox River Grove and Samantha Baratta, the first        provide an example, I will detail the debt issued for                                                                  • Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale is        an appointment by calling 847/639-2411. There are    Then, spread the word with your FRG
 runner-up. All of them are winners!                    the Streets and Parks building. The Debt Certificate       in the 7th Grade Class A Girls Discus. Good job all!     scheduled for September 16 - 18.                     different sizes available and you can “check out” a           friends and neighbors!
    The Bicycle Race just finished an excellent event   was for just over $3 million for twenty years. It was         Till I see you around the Grove, have a wonderful        The Library will begin accepting book dona-       seat up to seven days.
 with the most riders and a full stand of specta-       offered by Speer and Co. and was purchased by Baird        Fox River Grove day.                                     tions Monday, August 16.
 tors. Also, as you read this we will have had our      and Co. Due to our very good bond rating, we were                                                                                                                            Police Department Thank You
                                                                                                                       Robert J. Nunamaker                                     • Additional information available at www.
 traditional Veterans Memorial Day Parade down          not required to purchase bond insurance and will pay
                                                                                                                       President                                   or 847/639-2274.
 at Lions Park.                                         an interest rate of 3.86%.
                                                                                                                       Village of Fox River Grove
    You will want to have on your calender the             I, along with most of the Staff have finally com-                                                                Trash Troubles
                                                                                                                                                                               If your trash or yard waste is not picked
                                                                                                                                                                            up on Fridays, you can save yourself some
Leave No Child Inside                                   Do I Need A Building Permit??                              Branch Chipping Policy                                   time by calling Waste Management directly.
   There are several events planned for the “Leave         Why do we require permits? Especially, if it is            The Fox River Grove Street Department will chip       Their telephone numbers are 800/447-1066 or
No Child Inside” program. You can register by           something simple like the replacement of a water           tree limbs from April through November (weather          815/385-2221. If, after you call, your trash still
calling 847/639-0197 and leave your name, phone         heater?                                                    permitting) on the:                                      isn’t picked up, please call Village Hall.
number and date of the event, and name and age of                                                                     • First Tuesday of every month
                                                           For a water heater, we need to inspect for proper
each person attending or email the same information                                                                   • After a major storm (determined by the Public
                                                        combustion, air, and ventilation. We need to verify                                                                 Check Your Outside Faucets                                Chief Lukasik and Crimestoppers President Jeff Kolota   President Nunamaker, Chief Lukasik and Lioness Jennifer Fredrick
                                                        the dielectric fittings used on the water piping. We       Works Superintendent)                                      Be sure to check your outside faucets to be
   The activities are:                                  need to verify proper gas piping connections are              The crew will begin on the south side of town and     sure they are off and aren't leaking. A leak can
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Police Department would like to thank the Fox River Grove Lioness Club for their donation of a Police Bicycle
                                                                                                                   work from west to east. Once complete, the north                                                                  (above right). Two Fox River Grove police officers have been trained for the bike patrol. The bike will enable the
   • June 16th: Drawing with Nature, Diane              made. We need to verify the pop-off valve is in place,                                                              cost you big bucks . No kidding!                         Police Department to better patrol the neighborhoods, parks and special events held in the community.
Wlezien, 2:30 - 3:30, Lions Park.                       and the discharge pipe is directed to near the floor.      side will be done in the same manner. Chipper
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      They would also like to thank the Cary-Grove Crimestoppers who donated funding for the installation of a
   • June 19th: Sky Party with Messrs. Nutini and       We need to verify the electrical power is correct.         material must be:                                        Help The Water Department                                surveillance system in the Police Department’s Process and Interview rooms (above left).
Birren, 8:30 p.m. until Midnight Picnic Grove Park.        Permits are required for:                                  • Larger than one inch (1") in diameter                 Please be sure the water meter viewer on                The Police Department, as well as the Village, appreciate the continued support of these great community groups.
   • June 22 - August 3: Tuesdays ~ Beach Volleyball,      • Any new construction, additions or remodeling.           • No larger than five inches (5”) in diameter         the outside of your home is clear of bushes and
                                                                                                                      • No stumps or roots                                  shrubs. It needs to be easily accessible for the
6:00 - 7:30 p.m., Picnic Grove Park.                       • Alterations and repairs that are structural such
                                                                                                                      • No less than four feet (4')in length
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 FRG Rec Council                                               families will have to travel no farther than Cary for
   • June 23rd: Take a Nature Walk with FRG Village     as brickwork, adding a dormer, and foundation                                                                       meter readers to get an accurate read.                  The Fox River Grove Recreation Council (FRGRC)
                                                                                                                      • No more than ten feet (10") in length                                                                                                                                  any game. Second, because CYB has over 1,000 kids
President Bob Nunamaker, led by Lisa Haderlein,         drainage.                                                                                                                                                                is excited to announce that they are partnering with
                                                                                                                      Limbs must be placed in parkway with cut ends         Community Gardens                                                                                                  enrolled, our children will be able to play at all levels,
1:30 - 2:30 p.m., Picnic Grove Park.                       • New electrical wiring and distribution equip-                                                                                                                       Cary Youth Baseball (CYB) in order to provide the
                                                                                                                   facing the road or direction of traffic flow. Small         The Village has a small area available for a                                                                    including girls softball which Fox River Grove has
   • June 30th: Dip and Drip with Mary Kozub, 6:30      ment.                                                                                                                                                                    best possible opportunity and experience for all chil-
                                                                                                                   branches can be bagged for refuse. The Village will      community garden. It is located at the south-                                                                      not been able to support in recent years. And due to
p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Water Filtration Plant.              • New or relocated plumbing supply, drain, waste,                                                                                                                     dren participating in Fox River Grove baseball and
                                                                                                                   not remove tree limbs cut down by a contractor on        west corner of Hillcrest Road and Lincoln                                                                          the large number of players, teams are much more
                                                        vent or gas piping.                                                                                                                                                      softball programs. Prompting this change is the fact
   • June 18th through July 30th: Friday Yoga                                                                      private property. The contractor would be respon-        Avenue. There are currently six spots that are                                                                     balanced and competitive than Fox River Grove was
                                                           • HVAC equipment and water heater replace-                                                                                                                            that for the past several years, the FRGRC has seen a
Classes, 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. led by Certified                                                              sible for the disposal of this material. Do not place    rototilled and ready for planting. If you are                                                                      able to offer. Finally, the parks of Fox River Grove will
                                                        ment.                                                                                                                                                                    steady decline in the number of kids participating in
Yoga Instructor Marylou Nunamaker at Picnic                                                                        branches out after the first Tuesday unless there is     interested, please call Village Hall at 847/639-                                                                   be filled with children playing baseball and softball.
                                                           • Installation of a fireplace or wood stove.                                                                                                                          the baseball program. While they have worked very
Grove Park:                                                                                                        a major storm. Call if you have questions.               3170 to stake your area.                                                                                              While the FRGRC is saddened by the fact this
                                                           • Moving or enlarging walls, windows and doors                                                                                                                        hard to try to reverse this trend, unfortunately, the
   Teens: 6/18, 7/9 and 7/30; Parent/Child: 6/25           • Finishing a basement or an attic space.                                                                                                                                                                                           change represents an end to an independent Fox
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 number of kids registered for the 2010 season was
and 7/16; Adults 20+: 7/2 and 7/23                         • Driveways, patios, decks walks and fencing (For       Help Us Honor Local Soldiers                             Algonquin Road Resuracing                            well below last year’s already low number. This
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               River Grove baseball program, we are excited about
   All events require registration. Please call         Zoning Review).                                            The American Legion and Village of Fox River               The Village was very fortunate to receive                                                                        the opportunities this new partnership offers our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 situation presented some significant challenges in
847/639-0197 or email                 • Swimming pools over 24” in depth.                     Grove are looking for our local men and women            federal stimulus money through the American                                                                        kids, families and our community. (Note: the FRGRC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 terms of offering a quality experience for the kids
and leave your name and phone number, name                 • Storage sheds (For Zoning Review)                     who are currently serving in the Armed Forces.           Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to repave                                                                       will continue to offer a T-Ball program for children
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and their families.
and date of the event, and name and age of each            If you have questions, or are not sure about an         We would like to continue updating our display           Algonquin Road from Lexington Avenue to                                                                            age 6 and under.) For more information about CYB
                                                                                                                   case in the foyer of the Village Hall. Randy             Elder Lane. This money was used to remove               Our new alliance with CYB, which takes effect              you can visit For
person attending.                                       item, please call the Building & Zoning Department                                                                                                                       with the 2010 season, offers many benefits to Fox
                                                        at 847/639-3170.                                           Granath, of the American Legion, is the contact          the old asphalt surface, patch, and apply a new                                                                    information about FRGRC programs, please visit
                                                                                                                   person. You can reach him at 847/875-0159 or             asphalt surface and shoulder gravel. This did        River Grove kids and their families. First, our kids
                                                                                                                                               not cost the Village any money!                      will continue playing in Fox River Grove – and
                                                                                                                                            McHenry County Historical Society                                                                                                                                                                                                         FOX RIVER GROVE

                            CALENDAR OF EVENTS                                                                                                 The Historical Society has announced their annual Heritage Fair
                                                                                                                                            "Magical Summer" will be held Sunday, July 11th from 10 – 4 at the                               Village of Fox River Grove Water Quality Report – 2009
                                                                                                                                            museum located at 6422 Main Street in Union. It is free to the public
                                                                                                                                            with a variety of activities taking place.                                   This year, as in years in past, your tap water met all U.S. and State Environmental      lations. The Village currently maintains 20.4 miles of water distribution pipe, in sizes of
◆ Spring Celebration Day & "Park It On The Fox Classic Car Show".............. June 12th .                                                     The popular "Clef Hangers" Barbershop Quartet will be there be-        Protection Agency (EPA) drinking water health standards. Our system vigilantly              4”, 6”, 8” and 12” diameter. There are 262 fire hydrants that are color-coded according
  Lots of activities throughout the Foxmoor Crossing & Stone Hill Center.                                                                                                                                             safeguards its groundwater supply, and we are working hard to continue providing            to gallon per minute flow and 1,541 service lines to homes and business. Fire hydrants
                                                                                                                                            tween 11:30 and 1:00. There will be magicians, a quilt appraiser, pie     the best water possible. This report summarizes the quality of water that we provided       are inspected and flushed in both spring and fall to ensure they are in good working
◆ Veteran’s Picnic ............................................................................................................June 23rd    baking contests, cake walks and sales of baked goods, books, antique      in 2009. It includes details about where your water comes from, what it contains, and       order and available for fire protection needs.The Village maintains water service lines
  Amvets & American Legion hosting the annual picnic for the Vets at Lions Park                                                             clothing, garden plants, and white elephant items throughout the day.     how it compares to standards set by regulatory agencies.                                    from the b-box to the main, including the b-box. The home owner is responsible for the
                                                                                                                                            This is a great event for the family ~ make a day of it!                                                                                                              service to the house including the shutoff valve before the water meter. Water meters
◆ Vehicle Sticker Deadline ........................................................................................... June 30th                                                                                         What is a water quality report?                                                          are read and billed bi-monthly. Every other bi-monthly is estimated. The cost for one
  Last day to purchase and display before the late fee.                                                                                     Water Conservation Tips                                                      The Illinois EPArequires all communities to provide drinking water quality reports       thousand gallons of water is $6.06 plus a base charge of $42.45 every two months for
◆ Fireworks 2010 .............................................................................................................. July 10th                                                                             to their customers on an annual basis. They include information on the water system         water and sewer customers as of May 1, 2010.
                                                                                                                                               Outdoor Ideas                                                          and tables that summarize monitoring data. Consumer awareness and right-to-know                 A cross connection safety program has been implemented to protect the public
  Enjoy the shows and some good old fashioned community fun!                                                                                   • Set your mower blades three inches high.                             were major themes of the 1996 Safe Drinking WaterActAmendments. These amend-                water supply from back flow and back siphoning. A drop in water pressure could
◆ FRG Firefighters Water Fights................................................................................... July 11th                   • Leave the clippings on the lawn.                                     ments confirm the importance of educating the consumer and added new reporting              result in a reverse flow into the service lines causing contaminants to be drawn into the
                                                                                                                                               • Keep mower blades sharp.                                             requirements to the operators of community water systems.                                   system from cross-connections. All underground sprinkler systems and fire sprinkler
  Cheer on our FRG Firefighters as they challenge other departments in a water battle.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            systems are required to have an approved back-flow preventer device installed and
                                                                                                                                               • Give the lawn a good soaking every three to five days.                  Drinking Water Source                                                                    tested annually.
◆ Arts & Crafts Fair ........................................................................................................ July 18th
                                                                                                                                               • Aim sprinklers to water plants, not the sidewalk.                       The Village of Fox River Grove uses groundwater provided by four shallow wells               The Village’s groundwater protection program also works with local business to
  Browse and buy the beautiful handiwork of many talented crafters at Lions Park.                                                              • Use mulch to retain moisture.                                        constructed in the Silurion Dolomite aquifer a depths ranging from 120 ft. to 140 ft. (An   prevent the accidental introduction of hazardous chemicals into the groundwater.
◆ Cary-Grove Jaycees River Jam ...............................................................August 14th & 15th                               Household Ideas                                                        aquifer is a geological formation that contains water.) Two of the wells are located at         The Village of Fox River Grove had one water quality violation during 2009: The
  Enjoy music of many at Lions Park ~ food, drinks and fun!                                                                                                                                                           Water Treatment Plant No. 1, the third and fourth wells are located at Water Treatment      lead consumer notice results was delivered late to the program participants. On
                                                                                                                                               • Turn off the water while brushing your teeth or shaving.             Plant No. 2. Each well can produce between 400 and 500 gallons per minute.                  10/14/09 the level of Trichlorethylene (TCE) in the Village water supply was 2.84
                                                                                                                                               • Fix leaks immediately.                                                                                                                                           parts per billion (ppb). The legal limit is 5.00 ppb so we are not in violation. However,
                                                                                                                                               • Wash only full loads of dishes and clothes.                             How is the drinking water treated?                                                       public notice is required at 2.50 ppb to encourage continued compliance. Our filtering
                                                                                                                                               • Take a short shower instead of a bath.                                  Groundwater is pumped from the wells to the treatment facilities where the               media were replaced on 10/23/09. TCE level on 11/20/09 was <0.5 ppb. All samples
                                                                                                                                               • Keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator instead of running the   oxidized iron and manganese are then removed with filters. Aeration is provided to          collected and tested meet IEPA water quality standards.
  Village Hall hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ; Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.                                                                                                                         strip any volatile organic compounds out, to improve taste and odor and to oxidize
                                                                                                                                            tap until water is cold.                                                  iron and manganese. Fluoride is added to revent cavities (Aconcentration of 1 part per         Common Questions From Fox River Grove Water Customers
Visit the Village of Fox River Grove web site at for all the latest information                                          • Install water efficient showerheads and appliances.
on events, regulations, policies, etc. This web site is a service provided by Rick Gallas, Angel Street                                                                                                               million of fluoride which has shown to reduce cavities by 60%). Chlorine is added for
Enterprises, Inc.                                                                                                                              • Use the garbage disposal sparingly; compost instead.                 disinfection, along with blended polyphosphate to inhibit corrosion. Treated water is         1. What is the hardness of our Village water?
                                                                                                                                               The Village of Fox River Grove continues to take a pro-active role     pumped out to the distribution system where water storage is provided in a 500,000            The mineral content or water hardness of the Village water is 28 grains per gallon.
                                                                                                                                            in the conservation of water. To ensure water quality and quantity,       gallon capacity elevated tank located on Algonquin Road. An emergency water main            Anything above 10.5 grains is considered to be very hard water.
                                                                                                                                            we request all residents and businesses to join our efforts to protect    inter-connection with the Village of Lake Barrington, provides fire protection back-up.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Do I need a water softener if I am on Village water?
                                                                                                                                            and conserve water. A human can live more than a month without                Required EPA Educational Information:                                                       Adding a water softener is an individual homeowner's choice. Water that is too soft
                                                                                                                                            food, but only about one week without water.                                  Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain          makes it difficult to remove soap from your hands and might add too much salt to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessar-         your drinking water. Too hard, and laundry detergents work less effectively and there
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and        is a greater chance of excessive scaling of pipes and water fixtures.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      potential health effects can be obtained by calling the USEPA’s Safe Drinking Water
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hotline (1-800-426-4791).                                                                       3. Does Fox River Grove add fluoride to the Village's water?
   FOX RIVER GROVE                    This newsletter is published by the Village of Fox River Grove,                                                                                    Presorted Standard                                                                                                           Yes, fluoride is added to the drinking water to prevent cavities.Water fluoridation
                                      305 Illinois Street, Fox River Grove, IL 60021                                                                                                        U.S. Postage                  Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the           is the single most effective public health measure to prevent tooth decay and improve
                                      Phone (847) 639-3170 • Fax (847) 639-9876
                                                                                                                                                                                                PAID                  general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer un-              oral health in both children and adults. Studies have shown that for every dollar
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      dergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone transplants, people with HIV/             invested in fluoridation, as much as $38 is saved in dental treatment costs.
                                                                                                                                                                                   AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly
                                                                                                                                                                                          Fox River Grove
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from             4. Is radon a contaminate concern in Fox River Grove's water?
                                      Editor- Donna M. Brouder                                                                                                                                IL 60021                their health care providers. USEPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lesson               No, radon is not a concern in the Village's water system. Radon that may naturally
                                      Layout- Chris Erbach                                                                                                                                                            the risk of infection by cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminates are available     occur in groundwater, is removed during the aeration phase of our treatment process.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      from the USEPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline (1-800-426-4791).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     5. Why does the water have a chlorine taste or smell?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes,         Chlorine is added during the treatment process as a disinfectant to prevent the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the    re-growth of harmful bacteria in the water distribution system. To remove any chlorine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      land or through the ground, it can dissolve naturally occurring minerals and radioac-       taste or smell, fill a pitcher full of water and refrigerate it overnight with the lid off. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      tive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or         chlorine content will dissipate.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      from human activity. Possible contaminants consist of:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         • Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from                  6. I have low water pressure, what can I do?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations and             If the pressure is low at only a few sinks, you can do some investigating. Remove
                                                                                                       POSTAL PATRON LOCAL                                                                                                 wildlife.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         • Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, can be naturally occurring or re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the aerator from the faucet and inspect for debris that may be obstructing water flow.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  If the pressure is low all over the house, call the Water Department and we will inves-
                                                                                                  FOX RIVER GROVE, ILLINOIS 60021                                                                                          sult from urban storm water runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharge,       tigate.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           oil and gas production, mining or farming.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         • Pesticide and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agri-          7. Do you give tours of your water treatment plant?
President                                                                                                                                                                                                                  culture, urban stormwater runoff and residential uses.                                    Yes, we are proud of our facilities and enjoy giving tours. We encourage citizens to
Robert J. Nunamaker                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic                schedule a tour and see where their tap water comes from. Please call Tim Zintl, As-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum produc-         sistant Superintendent of Water & Sewer at 847/639-8360 to make arrangements.
Trustees                                                                                                                                                                                                                   tion, and can also come from gas stations, urban storm water runoff and septic
Suzanne Blohm                                                                                                                                                                                                              systems.                                                                                   8. Want more information?
Duane Figurski                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Radioactive contaminants, which may be naturally occurring or the result of oil            More information is available on the Village of Fox River Grove's web site www.
Michael Ireland                                                                                                                                                                                                            and gas production and mining activities.                                     The Village does routine water quality testing. A table of results can
Steve Knar                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        be obtained at Village Hall or visit the web site. If you have other questions about this
Gerald Menzel                                                                                                                                                                                                            In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the USEPA prescribes regulations     report or concerning your water system, please contact Tim Zintl, Assistant Superinten-
Jim Tuman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      that limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water             dent of Water & Sewer at 847/639-8360. We want our valued customers to be informed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      systems.                                                                                    about their water quality. Also, feel welcome to attend any of our regularly scheduled
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Water quality testing is performed on a daily basis, with monthly bacteriological        Public Works committee meetings held on the 1st. Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Village Administrator                                                                                                                                                                                                 samples collected and submitted to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. The        at the Village Hall, at 305 Illinois Street. Water is a valuable natural resource, please
Art Osten, Jr.                                                                                                                                                                                                        Village's water supply is in compliance with all EPA water quality standards and regu-      help protect our drinking water and practice good water conservation.
                                                                                       Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
    Source Water Assessment Summary
    Based on information obtained in the Well Site Survey, published in 1989, fourteen                                     information so the recharge areas for the wells can be mapped. This information can
possible problem sites were identified within the survey area of Fox River Grove. Fur-                                     be obtained by completing pump tests on the wells and completing mass water level
thermore, information provided by the Leaking Underground Storage Tank and Reme-                                           measurements on wells finished in the aquifers utilized by the wells.
dial Project Management Sections of the Illinois EPA indicated several additional sites                                       Finally, the Illinois EPA recommends that the Village investigate additional source
with ongoing remediations which may be of concern. The Illinois EPA has determined                                         water protection management options to address land use activities within the recharge
that Fox River Grove's wells are susceptible to contamination. This determination is                                       areas, when developed. Specifically, these management options must include potential
based on a number of criteria including; monitoring conducted at the wells; monitoring                                     impacts from point and nonpoint sources of groundwater contamination.
conducted at the entry point to the distribution system; and the available hydrogeologic
data on the wells. The Illinois Environmental Protection Act provides minimum protec-
tion zones of 400 feet for Fox River Grove's wells. These minimum protection zones are                                     2009 Regulated Contaminants Detected
regulated by the Illinois EPA. To further minimize the risk to the groundwater supply,
the Illinois EPA recommends that five additional activities be assessed.                                                   Water Quality Test Results
    First, the Village may wish to enact a "maximum setback zone" ordinance to further                                        Definitions: The following tables contain scientific terms and measures, some of
protect their water supply. These ordinances are authorized by the Illinois Environmen-                                    which may require explanation. Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL): The high-
tal Protection Act and allow county and municipal officials the opportunity to provide                                     est level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCL's are set as close to
additional protection up to 1,000 feet from their wells.                                                                   the Maximum Contaminant Level Goal as feasible using the best available treatment
    Second, the water supply staff may wish to revisit their contingency planning docu-                                    technology.Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG): The level of a contaminant in
ments. Contingency planning documents are a primary means to ensure that, through                                          drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLG's al-
emergency preparedness, the Village will minimize their risk of being without safe and                                     low for a margin of safety. mg/l: milligrams per litre or parts per million - or one ounce
adequate water.                                                                                                            in 7,350 gallons of micrograms per litre or parts per billion - or one ounce in
    Third, the water supply staff is encouraged to review their cross connection control                                   7,350,000 gallons of water. na: not applicable. Avg: Regulatory compliance with some
program to ensure that it remains current and viable. Cross connections to either the                                      MCLs are based on running annual average of monthly samples. Maximum Residual
water treatment plant (for example, at bulk water loading stations) or in the distribu-                                    Disinfectant Level (MRDL): The highest level of disinfectant allowed in drinking water.
tion system may negate all source water protection initiatives provided by the Village.                                    Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal (MRDLG): The level of disinfectant in
Fourth, the Village should obtain aquifer property data and groundwater flow direction                                     drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLG's
                                                                                                                           allow for a margin of safety.
Regulated Contaminants Detected
 Coliform Bacteria
  Maximum Contami-         Total Coliform Maximum             Highest No.        Fecal Coliform or E. Coli Maxi-         Total No. of Positive E. Coli or Fecal        Violation              Likely Source of Contaminant
   nant Level Goal            Contaminant Level               of Positive          mum Contaminant Level                          Coliform Samples

            0              1 positive monthly sample.             1                                                                         0                             N                Naturally present in the environment.

 Lead and Copper - Action Level: The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow. Action Level Goal (ALG): The level of a contaminant in
 drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. ALGs allow for a margin of safety.
                            Date Sampled            MCLG                 Action Level            90th Percentile         # Sites Over AL             Units   Violation                    Likely Source of Contaminant
 Copper                                                 1.3                      1.3                      1.72                   15                   ppm         N        Erosion of natural deposits; Leaching from wood preservatives;
                                                                                                                                                                           corrosion of household plumbing systems
 Lead*                                                  0                        15                       8.83                   2                    ppb         N        Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural

    Disinfectants & Disinfection        Collection Date           Highest Level           Range of Levels               MCLG                    MCL          Units        Violation            Likely Source of Contaminant
            By-Products                                             Detected                 Detected
 Chlorine                                                               1.56                 0.1 - 1.56               MRDLG=4               MRDL=4            ppm             N        Water additive to control microbes.
 HaloAcetic Acids (HAA5)*                                               0.01                 0.01 - 0.01         No goal for the total          60            ppb             N        By-product of drinking water chlorination.
 Not all sample results may have been used for calculating the Highest Level Detected because some results may be part of an evaluation to determine where compliance sampling should occur in the future
 Total Trihalomethanes (TThm)*                                         24.92               24.92 - 24.92         No goal for the total          80            ppb             N        By-product of drinking water chlorination.
 Not all sample results may have been used for calculating the Highest Level Detected because some results may be part of an evaluation to determine where compliance sampling should occur in the future
 Inorganic Contaminants                 Collection Date           Highest Level           Range of Levels               MCLG                    MCL          Units        Violation            Likely Source of Contaminant
                                                                    Detected                 Detected
 Barium                                                               0.000863           0.00012 - 0.000863                2                     2            ppm             N        Discharge of drilling wastes; Discharge from
                                                                                                                                                                                       metal refineries; erosion of natural deposits.
 Flouride                                                             0.000968                0.000924                     4                    4.0           ppm             N        Erosion of nautral deposits; water additive which
                                                                                             -0.000968                                                                                 promotes strong teeth; discharge from fertilizer
                                                                                                                                                                                       and aluminum factories.
 Iron                                                                 0.00018             0.0001 - 0.00018                                      1.0           ppm             N        Erosion from naturally occuring deposits.
 Manganese                                                             0.0565             0.00652 - 0.0565               150                    150           ppb             N        Erosion from naturally occuring deposits.
 Sodium                                                                 84                    41 - 84                                                         ppm             N        Erosion from naturally occuring deposits: in water
                                                                                                                                                                                       softener regeneration.
 Radioactive Contaminants               Collection Date           Highest Level           Range of Levels               MCLG                    MCL          Units        Violation            Likely Source of Contaminant
                                                                    Detected                 Detected
 Combined Radium 226/228                                                1.1                   1.1 - 1.1                    0                     5           pCi/L            N        Erosion of natural deposits
 Violations Table                        Violation Type          Violation Begin           Violation End                                                          Violation Explanation
 The Lead and Copper Rule protects public health by minimizing lead and copper levels in drinking water, primarily by reducing water corrosivity. Lead and copper enter drinking water mainly from corrosion of lead and copper
 containing plumbing materials.
 Lead and Copper Rule                   Lead Consumer                 10-1-09                                    We failed to provide the results of lead tap water monitoring to the consumers at the location water was tested.
                                         Notice (LCR)                                                            These were supposed to be provided no later than 30 days after learning the results.

   *If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home
plumbing. We cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2
minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize
exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at

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