Village of Waterman

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Winter Is Here! Please remove all vehicles from the streets so the snow plows can make it through!

Please remove all vehicles from the streets so the snow plows can make it through!

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Parking During Snowfall; Snow Routes:

No person shall park any motor vehicle of any class on any street in the village after two inches (2″) of snow has fallen, until such time as the snow has been plowed to the side of the street in the following locations which are designated snow routes in the village:

Birch Street between Lincoln Highway and George Cies Way

Cedar Street between Lincoln Highway and George Cies Way

Lincoln Highway between the east village limits to the west village limits

Any street in the village with curbing on both sides

Any vehicle found illegally parked under this subsection may be towed away under the order of either the police department or the public works department, and in addition to the fine, the violator or owner of the vehicle shall pay any necessary towing and storage charges to the towing agency prior to regaining possession of his/her vehicle.

The police department may issue tickets for parking violations of this subsection; however, no snow parking tickets shall be issued between nine o’clock (9:00) P.M. and four o’clock (4:00) A.M. if snow commences after nine o’clock (9:00) P.M. and accumulates to two inches (2″) or more before four o’clock (4:00) A.M.

The person parking any vehicle found illegally parked under this subsection shall be fined the sum of fifteen dollars ($15.00) to five hundred dollars ($500.00).

 

Village Newsletter

You can find a printable copy of the village newsletter under the

“Newsletter” tab, a printed copy at the Library or Village Hall.

 

Newsletters

Free Play Groups 0-3 Year Olds

Family Enrichment Program

The Family Enrichment Program welcomes the opportunity to support and encourage parents through their parenting journey.  This program is free to DeKalb County residents with children birth to age three.

Babies and Books groups are FREE! For more information contact Jodie at (815) 758.8149 ext. 237.

For Bi-lingual group, contact Maria at (815) 758.8149 ext. 288

*Funding for this program is provided by the Illinois State Board of Education, the DeKalb County Regional Office of Education, and the United Way.

 

4-C Enrichment Program Free Playgroups for Children 0-3 Yrs

Indian Creek Softball

REGISTER NOW until Feb. 24th, 2019!
IC REC GIRLS SOFTBALL & CO-ED T-ball!

Go to: https://indiancreekrecreation.leagueapps.com/
and click on JOIN A LEAGUE

Girls Softball grades 1st – 8th grades /$70 registration fee *

Please select grade your child is CURRENTLY enrolled in.
Regular Season runs Mid-May thru end of June!
Post Season Tournament is TBA
All Star Day is TBA

 

Co-Ed T-ballers -$35 registration fee
Children currently enrolled in Kindergarten or entering Kindergarten in Fall 2018 are eligible to register!
Season runs the month of June.

If you are interested in Coaching let us know! Contact us at indiancreekrec@yahoo.com or register online!

Waterman Community Chest

 

 

 

It is that time of year for the annual fundraising drive for your Waterman Community Chest. Last year you helped us achieve just over 70% of our goal! With your continued support, we are confident that we will meet this year’s goal of $10,000.

Your Waterman Community Chest supports non-profit organizations and groups that provide services for the people in and around the Waterman area. It is through each person’s generosity that the quality of life is improved for all generations of people in your neighborhood.

The Waterman Community Chest is a qualified tax-exempt charitable organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.

 

2019 All Town Garage Sales

All Town Garage Sale

Waterman, Hinckley, Shabbona and Lee

 

We are excited to say that the 2018 Garage Sale Days were very successful and enough money was raised to
continue the tradition into 2019! Every year we strive to make these days more successful, offering additional
fundraising activities in town, and involving local entities. We have a few big developments this year! We will be
joined by Hinckley and Shabbona/Lee during Garage Sale Days! That means each town has 30-40 houses, giving us
an overall coverage of 100+ houses! Each town is responsible for their own portion of the event, but we hope that
grouping together will attract more patrons and increase sales. We will also be trying to put together a Farmer’s
Market and Craft Fair to draw more people to town.

A second development this year is that we will not longer be sending out the EDDM mailer to each home.
Registration forms will be available at the local banks, Casey’s, and the post office. Registration fees go towards sign
maintenance, advertising fees, printing, and general operations. Registration helps cover the expenses of putting on
the garage sale, but also to ensure this town event can come back each year!

As a registered house, you will receive a numbered sign for shoppers to find you, your home on the map, and the
items you are selling are featured on the items of interest list. The more items and specific stuff you list – the more
interested customers you may have! Please DO NOT discard the numbered sign for your home. They are VERY
expensive and must be returned at the end of the Garage Sale Days.

GARAGE SALE QUESTIONS?
AllTownWaterman@gmail.com
Advertisements will be placed in over 10 resources!

This year we are trying to put together a Farmer’s Market and Craft Fair to draw in more patrons.
Maps and fliers will be distributed locally as well as in Dekalb and surrounding towns.

 


Please complete the form below and mail to Waterman Town Garage Sale, PO BOX 261, Waterman IL 60556.
The $20 registration fee can be paid by mailing a check to the PO Box, or dropping off cash/check to 609 Kennedy.
Registration fees will be considered a donation to the Waterman All Town Garage Sale, and will be non-refundable.
*Registration forms and payment must be received by Friday, April 5th to be included on the map.*

FIRST & LAST NAME:_________________________________________________________________________
ADDRESS:__________________________________________________________________________________
PHONE:____________________________________________________________________________________
EMAIL:_____________________________________________________________________________________
ITEMS OF INTEREST:_________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________
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Visit the Village of Waterman’s Download tab for a PDF printable form!

Billing System Issue

Village of Waterman Residents:

This letter is regarding the December 3, 2018 water bill you most recently received. We have heard your
concerns and wanted to explain the issues that made the bill confusing. We would like to share more
detail and explain them.

1. Earlier last year a billing system issue caused many residents to be billed incorrectly for water
usage on the February 1, 2018-April 30, 2018 quarterly bill. The billing system flipped previous
and current meter reads which caused the water usage to show as zero. Per the village ordinance,
there is a minimum charge for 6,000 gallons of water and that was charged on that bill. Those
affected by this issue will receive a credit of $60.54 toward their next bill (February 2019).

2. During the May 1, 2018-July 31, 2018 billing cycle, a system upgrade took place and actual
meter reads were not possible. The system used an estimate for usage. When the system
estimates the usage it underestimates the usage to avoid overcharging.

3. The current bill was delayed due to purchasing new, updated meter readers. Meaning the recently
issued bill is for four months, not three. Specifically, your current bill is from August 1, 2018-
December 3, 2018. This means your next bill will only be for 2 months, December 4, 2018-
January 31, 2019.

4. On your bill, the “Bill From” represents the last date a bill was mailed and “Bill To” dates
represents most recent meter read. They do not represent usage dates. We apologize for the
misleading dates this past billing cycle.

5. For this past billing cycle the actual usage is based on the last meter read in February 2018 and
the current read which was completed on December 3, 2018, subtracting the estimated amounts
from the May 1, 2018- July 31, 2018 bill that were already charged. Again anyone who was
effected by the minimum charge billing issued discussed in item #1 above will receive their credit
next bill cycle.

We understand your frustrations and as residents of the community we are not immune to our own billing
issues. We have agreed to waive late charges for this billing cycle and if you need to set up a payment
plan please contact the village clerk. We also encourage all residents to verify your meter reads within a
few thousand gallons of the actual meter read on your current bill. If you discover an issue with this or
have any other questions please contact the village clerk.

We are confident the reading equipment and software issues have now been addressed and we will move
forward with actual water usage reads on the following quarterly schedule: Bills will be mailed within 2
weeks of the end of the billing cycle. Payments are due 30 days after the bills are received and bill will
reflect due date.

Feb 1 – April 30
May 1 – July 31
August 1 – October 31
November 1 – January 31

Respectfully Yours,

Waterman Village Board

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