*All proceeds go to enhancing Waterman and developing Muingan Park!
The Village of Shabbona’s Economic Development Committee has been working with Northern Illinois University’s Center for Governmental Studies to conduct a survey of area business owners, residents, and visitors. Survey results will help to identify business and tourism development opportunities and determine the feasibility of those opportunities.
Please access the survey through the following links, and choose the proper link based on whether you are a Shabbona resident or a visitor:
– Shabbona residents go to this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/resident2
– Visitors go to this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/visitor3
Paper copies can be completed at Resource Bank, Village Hall, Flewellin Memorial Library, Pokanoka’s Café, Lakeside Bait & Tackle, Wisted’s Country Market, Shabbona Café and in Shabbona Lake State Park. All responses will be confidential and the compiled results will be shared this fall.
The survey is a component of an economic development planning grant that was provided by the DeKalb County Community Foundation.
Note: There are separate surveys for Shabbona residents/businesses and anyone else not from Shabbona.
Waterman residents should complete the visitor survey! Thank you!
Re: Notification Required under 220 ILCS 5/8-505.1
To Whom It May Concern:
ComEd intends to perform vegetation management activities on distribution circuits in your area within the next few months. The vegetation management activities are a key component of ComEd’s maintenance program to ensure system electrical reliability, as vegetation contact with ComEd equipment is a leading cause of outages.
In accordance with applicable statutory requirements, ComEd is required to provide each affected municipality a map (see attached) or common addresses of the area affected by the vegetation management activities.
Please be aware that ComEd has notified any affected customers and property owners with (i) a statement of the vegetation management activities planned, (ii) the address of a website and a toll free telephone number at which a written disclosure of all dispute resolution opportunities and processes, rights, and remedies provided by the electric public utility may be obtained, (iii) a statement that the customer and the property owner may appeal the planned vegetation management activities through the electric public utility and the Illinois Commerce Commission, (iv) a toll-free telephone number through which communication may be had with a representative of the electric public utility regarding the vegetation management activities, and (v) the telephone number of the Consumer Affairs Officer of the Illinois Commerce Commission. The notice also stated that circuit maps or common addresses of the area to be affected by the vegetation management activities are on file with the local municipal or county office.
We recognize that our vegetation management activities sometimes create concern by your residents because trees near our electrical wires are significantly trimmed or sometimes require removal. Qualified line-clearance workers contracted by ComEd will be performing the tree pruning work. Supervisors and General Foremen will be in close contact with the crews, ensuring that the work is performed properly. Additionally, we are strong advocates of proactive efforts to ensure that only appropriate vegetation is planted near our facilities, and our easement and leases usually specify vegetation restrictions. Trees that grow greater than 20 feet, for example maple, elm, and blue spruce, should never be planted under or near distribution power lines. At full height, these trees could contact lines and cause a power outage or create a safety issue. On the other hand, trees and bushes that grow to heights less than 20 feet, for example dogwoods or crabapples, can often be planted near distribution power lines.
For more information about vegetation maintenance along power lines and ComEd’s “Right Tree, Right Place” program, please visit: http://www.ComEd.com/Trees
Please direct any resident with questions or concerns to contact us at 1 (800) Edison-1
Sr. Vegetation Management Project Manager
Vegetation Management Department
*You can also find the map under the download tab.