Author: Tammy Finch

Paige Norwood Fundraiser

My name ls Paige Norwood and I am a junior in high school at Limestone Community High School. I have been selected to represent my high school at the National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC) for forensics. This program selects outstanding students, around the world to participate based on academics, extracurriculars, and good demonstrations of leadership qualities. It is an honor to be selected by the NSLC to enroll in the forensics program. I am very excited about this opportunity and the experience and knowledge I will gain by participating. I am writing this letter to you to inquire about receiving financial support so I would be able to attend this program.

During the program, I will have the opportunity to participate in activities to further my leadership abilities in areas such as communication, public speaking, and conflict resolution. In addition, I will be able to participate in activities based upon forensics to help me get a better understanding and it enables me to prepare for college. I will attend briefings and participate in discussions led by National and World leaders in forensics. The speakers from years past include, Dr. Jennifer Smith (Director of the Department of Forensic Science for D.C., Mr. Eugene Peters (Chief Counterterrorism and Forensic Research at the FBI), and Ms. Erin Michaels (Special Agent, Office of Forensic Support, NCIS).

The cost for me to attend the conference will be $4,000. This includes the tuition for the 9-day program in Washington D.C., room and board, food, course materials, program activities, travel to and from, and money for incidental expenses. I am requesting your help to meet this goal so I will be able to partake in this once in a lifetime experience.

Your financial support in any amount will be greatly appreciated and will make an enormous difference in helping me engage in all the NSLC has to offer. If you would like to look more into the program you can go to www.nslcleaders.org or you can call them directly at (800) 994-6752 If you have any questions for me personally, please feel free to contact me anytime with any of my information listed at the top of this letter.

Again, your assistance is greatly appreciated. I am always open to discuss any questions and concerns you have. I also welcome any suggestions or feedback you would be able to provide on this letter or fundraising. Thank you very much for your time and consideration.
Yours truly, Paige Norwood

A link to donate to Paige Norwood if you are so inclined.
https://www.gofundme.com/f/b8hunp-national-student-leadership-conference?sharetype=teams&member=7879762&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_na+share-sheet&rcid=61a1171db9d0403d953e8e801492b6f5

Tree Trimming From Ameren

Crews working for Ameren Illinois will be trimming trees in and around your area in the near future. Our qualified line clearance trimmers will trim trees that could interfere with electric lines running from pole to pole. Our contractors are
nationally recognized as professional arboricultural companies who meet American National Standards Institute (ANSI) pruning standards and pruning methods endorsed by the International Society of Arborists (ISA).

Attached are maps and common addresses of the areas affected. In addition to notifying you, Ameren Illinois will mail a notice to customers who may be affected by the distribution tree trimming work. We will also provide a public notice in local newspapers.

Ameren-Tree-trimming-2020-2

Road Closure

Due to plumbing work being done, the 5100 block of Lafayette is will be closed off and traffic detoured to Airport Road on Tuesday – Thursday (12/15/20 – 12/17/20). 

Thank you!

CALL FOR VOLUNTEER SERVICE BOARD OPENINGS

VILLAGE OF BARTONVILLE •
Civil Service Commission
The Village of Bartonville is is looking for three volunteers* to serve on the Civil Service Commission. This advisory board provides leadership for hiring and to prescribe, amend, and enforce the rules and regulations governing
Administration, Dispatch, and Public Works.

*Must be a Village of Bartonville Resident
For more information or to express your interest in serving, please contact Village Clerk, Michelle Carr-Bruce at
309-208-3635 or clerk@bartonville.org

Public Meeting Invitation

For all public meetings, we invite you to join the meeting using Zoom for your convenience and to promote social distancing.
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/5572094728?pwd=VWN3NjZYK2ZXcXMxaXpRZU1BTnlEdz09&status=success
Meeting ID: 5572094728
Password:  5LEjhw 

We respectfully request you refrain from comment until the meeting comes to the Public Comment time and then you will be requested to provide your full name, address, and phone number for the Clerk.
You may find the agenda and meeting dates on the Village Calendar located on our home page www.bartonville.org

HOLIDAY PARTY UPDATE!!!!

Alpha Park Holiday Party Transitions to Drive Thru Only  

Covid has canceled many things, but the Holiday Party in Alpha Park continues….with a few changes.  This year, the holiday party will be a one way drive through.  Cars will enter at the pool parking lot and follow the map through the trees exiting at Airport Road.  Cars will receive a welcome packet at the entrance that includes a map, list of tree sponsors, & take home crafts for the first 200 kids.  Each welcome packet will also include stationary for children to write a letter to Santa.  Write your letters to Santa at home, then bring them back to the mailbox at the North Pole in Alpha Park by December 11th (So Santa has time to read them!).  While viewing the lighted trees, look for a free drive up pre-packaged popcorn stand as well as a free drive up hot cocoa stand.  And, watch as Santa and Mrs. Clause wave to you from the North Pole.  This event is free and open to the public on Saturday, November 28th from 5pm to 8pm.   The trees will remain lit from November 28th until December 31st.

All 100 Trees have been Sold/Sponsored!

All volunteers will practice social distancing, wear gloves and masks.  We will begin setting trees up on Friday afternoon and weather permitting, finish setting and decorating on Saturday.  Assuming good weather, anyone who sponsored a tree may begin decorating on Sunday, Nov 22.

If you have any questions, please contact Heidi or Derek.

Burning and Raking Leaves

A friendly reminder to our residents:
Burning in the public right-of-way is not permitted. Raking your leaves into the public right-of way is not permitted.

Sec. 30-22. – Permitted fires.
Outside fires shall be permitted under the following conditions:
(1) Recreational fires. Fires for recreational purposes, such as bonfires and fires for outdoor cooking; provided that the person starting the fire obtains permission in advance from the Village Police Department.

(2) Landscape waste. The burning of landscape waste, including wood, leaves and grass clippings, shall be permitted only during daylight hours.

(Ord. No. 1217, § 2, 10-28-1999)
Sec. 30-23. – Requirements for permitted fires.
Any fire permitted pursuant to this Article shall be subject to the following requirements:
(1) Adult supervision. The fire must be attended by an adult at all times. Fires must be extinguished before the adult or adults attending the fire leave the area.
(2) Containment near structures. No fire may be started or maintained within 20 feet of any structure unless the fire is contained in a fireplace or other area constructed for the purpose of burning materials that is approved for such purpose by the Village Fire Chief.
(3) Prohibited materials. The following materials may not be used as fuel for fires or otherwise burned: tires, rubber, oil, plastic, chemicals, flammables or hazardous substances.
(4) Prohibited locations. No fire may occur upon any right-of-way, highway or street.
(Ord. No. 1217, § 3, 10-28-1999)

Special Board of Trustees Meeting Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Mayor Ricca, and the Board of Trustees, are hosting a special Board Meeting, Wednesday, 11/04/2020, at Limestone Community High School, to speak about the COVID-19 restrictions in the Village of Bartonville:

Special Board of Trustees Meeting Wednesday, November 4, 2020
6:00 p.m.
This meeting will be held at the LCHS Cafeteria
Agenda: COVID 19 Closures
Join Meeting using Zoom for your convenience and to promote social distancing. https://us04web.zoom.us/j/5572094728?pwd=VWN3NjZYK2ZXcXMxaXpRZU1BTnlEdz09&status=success

Meeting ID: 5572094728
Password: 5LEjhw
We respectfully request you refrain from comment until the meeting comes to the Public Comment time and then you will be requested to provide your full name, address, and phone number for the Clerk.
You may find the agenda and meeting dates on the Village Calendar located on our home page www.bartonville.org