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Volunteer database

The Alpha Park Library, the Village of Bartonville Parks, and Limestone Township are forming a volunteer database to connect residents with local volunteer opportunities.  If you’d like to volunteer at the parks, the ball diamonds, Limestone Township, Pool Days, the Alpha Park Library, the Limestone Chamber of Commerce or any events or happenings that need volunteers, please fill out this form.  We’ll contact you when volunteers are needed and we’ll also post volunteer needs on all our Facebook pages.

If you are a business or organization hosting an event and need volunteers, please contact me.  We’ll have a list of events that need volunteers and volunteers willing to help out.   Very soon, the Chamber of Commerce will have a website and a calendar of events to go along with this.  For now, please fill out the form if you’re interested in volunteering a little or a lot.  And, if you have an event that will need volunteers, reach out to me.  This is a great example of local entities and residents working together to make big changes in Bartonville and the surrounding area.  Paper forms are also available.   Online form:    https://forms.gle/UH3yBh82mSgFNpQr6

Michelle Carr-Bruce
Village Clerk, Bartonville
5912 S. Adams Street
Bartonville, Il. 61607
Phone: 309-633-2053
Cell: 309-208-3635
Fax: 309-633-2056

clerk@bartonville.org

 

Notice of Public Hearing

VILLAGE OF BARTONVILLE, ILLINOIS

Notice of Public Hearing 

There will be a Public Hearing held at 5:45 p.m. on Monday, July 25, 2022, regarding the Village of Bartonville’s Annual Appropriation Ordinance for Fiscal Year- May 1, 2022 through April 30, 2023.

The public hearing will be at the Village of Bartonville Village Hall, 5912 S. Adams Street, Bartonville, Illinois.

The proposed ordinance is available for inspection in the Clerk’s Office at the Village Hall.

Michelle Carr-Bruce, Village Clerk

POLICE OFFICER TESTING

The Bartonville Civil Service Commission will be conducting testing for the entry-level position of Police Officer for Bartonville, Illinois.

Applicants must be a citizen of the United States, possess a valid driver’s license, and possess a high school diploma or the equivalent. Additional minimum requirements may also be imposed.

The current salary range for Bartonville Police Officers is $48,838 to $68,702(under the current contract, negotiations on new contract are underway). The department also offers a very competitive benefit and retirement package.

Written and physical testing will be conducted on Friday July 15th, 2022 at 6 P.M or Saturday July 16th, 2022 at 9 A:M at Limestone Community High School.

Application packets may be obtained Monday-Friday between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. from the Bartonville Police Department located at 5912 S. Adams Street Bartonville, Il. 61607 or can be downloaded at https://bartonville.org/employment-opportunities/

 

Completed application forms must be returned to the Bartonville Police Department by Wednesday, July 13th, 2022 at 5:00 P.M.

* Excellent people skills, verbal de-escalation, socially aware and compassionate.

* Must possess the ability to handle cases from the initial dispatch through investigation and arrest.

* We currently have Officers filling positions in: CIERT/ILEAS, K-9, SRO, FTO and Detective. Specialized positions can be applied for upon completion of probation.

* We are currently part of the Police Benevolent and Protective Association (PBPA).

* We offer very competitive health, dental and vision insurance.

* We are part of the downstate pension system.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

 

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Holidays
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

Peoria and Woodford Counties Launches Survey to Assess Broadband Needs in the County

Gathering information to build a pathway to Digital Inclusion

Bartonville, IL (Wednesday, June 15, 2022)—The Woodford and Peoria County Accelerate Broadband Planning Teams are launching a county wide household surveys to gather information from citizens on their current internet speeds, providers, concerns and needs to inform planning efforts and guide the formulation of short and long term broadband infrastructure plans in Peoria and Woodford Counties.

In the spring of 2022, Woodford and Peoria Counties were selected to participate in the Accelerate Illinois Broadband Infrastructure Planning Program through the Illinois Office of Broadband.  This partnership between the Illinois Office of Broadband, the Evanston-based Benton Institute for Broadband & Society, and Greater Peoria EDC represents a strong commitment among community leaders to explore best practices utilized by other communities throughout the Midwest that have led to expanded broadband capacity through urban and rural areas of the county.  By the end of the 14-week program, Peoria and Woodford County Broadband Planning Teams will have completed a community-driven, broadband strategic plan that articulates the community’s broadband vision and identifies an action plan for progress toward improved broadband access in the areas of community and economic development, education, civic engagement, healthcare, agriculture, and more.

“The goal is to gain a greater understanding of community interest and need for enhanced internet service throughout the county, the survey will provide valuable documentation of need and the interest among households in various parts of Peoria and Woodford County for expanded broadband infrastructure”, Kathie Brown, Director of Rural Development and Outreach for the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council said.

The purpose of the survey is to gather data and documentation that will inform planning. Survey results will no doubt help in identification of priority areas for future broadband development based on the needs and interest expressed by survey participants. Survey results will be shared with communities, local government officials, and Internet Service Providers.

“In 2022, internet access is not something that is just convenient to have. It is an essential part of everyday life. Having access to the internet is a huge quality of life issue, ensure access to broadband services throughout both Woodford and Peoria County is critical for us to attract and retain residents.  Throughout the broadband planning process, our goal as a committee is to not only gather interest and engagement, but to create a plan that helps Tazewell County communities accelerate broadband planning and create public/ private partnerships needed to secure federal and state funding that is currently available for broadband infrastructure. ” Kathie Brown, Director of Rural Outreach and Development, Greater Peoria EDC added.

The survey is open to all Woodford and Peoria County residents and can be access via

Woodford County Survey:  https://go.illinois.edu/WoodfordCountyBroadbandInfrastructureSurvey

 

Peoria County Survey:

https://go.illinois.edu/PeoriaCountyBroadbandInfrastructureSurvey 

About the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council

The Greater Peoria Economic Development Council (GPEDC) is a regional economic development organization covering the Greater Peoria area spanning five counties in central Illinois: Logan, Mason, Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford. The GPEDC’s mission is to promote economic development in the region through its six core programs which are Business Attraction, Business Assistance, Workforce Solutions, Innovation and Startups, Rural Development, and the development and promotion of a regional Manufacturing Network. 

Press Contact

Name:

Kathie Brown

Director of Rural Developement and Outreach, Greater Peoria Economic Development Council

Mobile:

(309) 255-9189

Email:

kbrown@greaterpeoriaedc.org

Press Kit Link:

TBD

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

Limestone American Legion Post 979 

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

MONDAY – MAY 30, 2022

11:00 a.m. step off from Bartonville Grade School and march to the Memorial at the corner of Adams and Creek Road for a short ceremony to honor our Veterans. Streets will be blocked for the parade.

Please join us!!

ELECTRICITY PRICING UPDATE IN AMEREN ILLINOIS

Spiking prices and supply shortages prevented us from securing a contract for supply of our community’s aggregation program beginning in June, so participants will be returned to Ameren Illinois supply for the months of July and August at a minimum.   Customers do not need to take any action for the transition to utility supply.  Ameren will send out written notification of the change.

Energy markets have experienced a significant price spike through the Winter and Spring, and these skyrocketing prices are reflected in Ameren’s  recently announced utility rates for residential and small business customers.  The annual average for Ameren’s residential rates is 11.15 cents per kwh.

The new utility supply rates for residential customers break down like this (cents per kilowatt-hour):

June – September 2022

  • Energy & Capacity  =       8.165
  • Transmission            =       1.295
  • Supply costs             =        421
  • TOTAL SUMMER    =         9.89

October 2022- May 2023

  • Energy & Capacity  =       10.21
  • Transmission            =       1.295
  • Supply costs             =        0.421
  • TOTAL NON-SUMMER   11.93

This calculation is based upon an average residential account’s load profile.  Ameren may update rates based upon new purchases of energy or increasing costs of transmission, for example,  during the rate year.

We are working with multiple suppliers to establish a reasonable price for our community’s aggregation program, and as mentioned, the markets have shown some recent promise of moderating.  We are negotiating to establish a price and schedule which allows resuming our community’s service by August 1.  To do this, we will need to sign a contract by the first week of June at the latest.

Please stay tuned.  We are working very diligently to keep this interruption of our aggregation program to a minimum.  We will update you as soon as we have more developments.

Cooling center

Bartonville Christian Church will be open today (5/11/22) as a cooling center for those with no AC. Come out and get cool, have a meal, play some games, and get to know others in your community. Please spread the word to anyone in need.

Please call 217-617-1079 or message on facebook if interested!

Mosquito sampling by INHS researchers at Clara A. Lauterbach Park 6/15/22-10/31/22

Project description: Statewide Survey of Mosquito-borne Arboviruses and Their Vectors
Medical Entomology Laboratory, Illinois Natural History Survey

Primary Investigator: Christopher Stone, Director, cstone@illinois.edu
Permit Applicant: Andrew Mackay, Assoc. Scientist, amackay@illinois.edu

Objectives.
The main aim of this 3-year project (2020-2022) is to detect and characterize the transmission of mosquito-borne viruses of public health concern that are not typically tested for in Illinois. To accomplish this, we are sampling mosquitoes from several locations across the state and screening them for evidence of infection for a broad range of arboviral pathogens (examples: Eastern equine encephalitis virus, Jamestown Canyon virus, La Crosse encephalitis virus). Study sites were typically chosen based on their habitat suitability for several mosquito species implicated as important vectors of human pathogens. Information collected from this effort will also provide detailed insights into mosquito species assemblages throughout the state, and allow for monitoring for invasive mosquitoes species, novel mosquito-borne pathogens and the prevalence of insecticide resistance mechanisms in vector mosquito populations.

Field sampling
At Clara A. Lauterbach Park, we are proposing to place these devices at the approximate locations sampled in 2021 (Fig. 1). Beginning approximately 16 June, we plan to conduct adult mosquito sampling over a 24-hour period, every 3 weeks, and end sampling prior to 31 October 2022 (total 7 sampling dates). Two CDC-light traps and a single BG-sentinel trap will be placed at the “A” location; a BG-sentinel trap, a CDC-light trap and a UV-light trap will be suspended at the “B” location; and a BG-sentinel trap and a CDC-light trap will be placed at the “C” location.

All sampling equipment will be labelled with the investigator’s contact information, identified as part of an ongoing research study, and will be removed at the conclusion of the field season (i.e., on or before 31 October 2022). None of our activities are expected to result in environmental disturbances. Physical actions will be limited to the placement of mosquito sampling devices distributed across three sampling locations separated by at least 100 m, as described above.

Sample processing.
All mosquito samples collected will be transported to the INHS Medical Entomology laboratory on dry ice and stored at -80 C until processed. All mosquitoes will be identified and enumerated, and specimens of species known or suspected to be important arbovirus vectors will be pooled and screening by rt-PCR for the presence of several pathogens. Blood engorged mosquitoes will also be retained for later extraction and identification of host DNA.

Figure 1. Locations at Clara A. Lauterbach Park sampled for adult mosquitoes in 2021.
Figure 2. Photos of adult mosquito sampling devices: A) CDC-light trap suspended from tree limb, and B) a BG-Sentinel trap.

Drug Take-Back Event

A prescription drug take-back event takes place Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. This drive-thru disposal event will take place at OSF Center for Health on Route 91.