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Letter: ComEd sends letters about power supply changes

You may have recently received a letter from ComEd informing you that your electric power supplier had been changed and that if you did not authorize this change you should contact them or Direct Energy.

This notice is mandatory for your protection so that you are not “slammed.”

As a reminder, at the April 5, 2011 election, a referendum was passed giving the village of Sugar Grove the authority to negotiate for electric rates (power) on behalf of residents and small businesses. The village then bid for electrical energy supply and was able to obtain a lower rate, which is an approximate 23 percent reduction in electricity supply costs.

Direct Energy was the lowest bidder. All residents and small businesses should have received direct notification of the village’s successful electric aggregation program from Direct Energy in July 2011.

As a result of the village’s actions, the typical resident is expected to save $15 per month beginning with the October 2011 bill. The actual start of receiving energy from Direct Energy begins in early September 2011.

Please note that you will continue to receive your electricity through the ComEd delivery system (power lines). Customers will also continue to receive customer service, outage response, and outage notifications through ComEd. Everyone has the option to “opt out” of the program.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact me.

Cynthia L. Galbreath
Village Clerk/Administrative Assistant
Sugar Grove

Letter: SG drainage project meeting

Dear residents of Mallard Point, Rolling Oaks and other interested parties.

A meeting concerning the drainage project in the Mallard Point/Rolling Oaks and adjacent areas will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. at the Sugar Grove Fire Department, 25 S. Municipal Drive. All residents and other interested parties are welcome to attend. This meeting will be hosted by Kane County, the Rob Roy Drainage District and the village of Sugar Grove. Mr. Paul M. Schuch, P.E., Director of the Kane County Water Resources Division, will facilitate the meeting. 

The preliminary agenda for this meeting is to share information on the existing drainage, the proposed drainage improvements, preliminary costs, Kane County Recovery Zone Bond Program and the proposed next steps. After the presentation, questions from the audience will be allowed. I will send a reminder along with the final agenda closer to the meeting date. 

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Cynthia L. Galbreath
Sugar Grove Village Clerk

Letter: Sugar Grove storm damage removal information

This past week has brought many rounds of severe weather to the area. As the summer season progresses, there is always the possibility of additional storms.

In the event of threatening weather, the most important thing to do is seek shelter immediately and to stay informed. When there is a storm watch or warning issued, listen to the radio, TV or a weather alert radio. If you haven’t yet done so, you are encouraged to sign up for CodeRED®, Kane County’s emergency alert system. For more information on how to sign up for CodeRED®, please visit www.kcoem.org/CodeRED/CodeRED.htm.

Luckily, Sugar Grove was not hit hard by the recent storms; however, there was some damage that occurred. Whenever a storm causes damage, the Public Works crews will clear streets of debris. After the passing of the storm, the Public Works crews will then return to remove storm damage debris. Due to a decrease in staffing levels, the cleanup process could take several days and will be performed during regular working hours, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Public Works crews cannot come on private property to retrieve or remove any debris, and debris from private property will not be picked up by the village. Private property debris will be picked up by Waste Management as part of the regular refuse/landscape waste pickup.

When cleaning up storm damage, please follow the guidelines for yard waste pickup. The guidelines are: all limbs must be bundled in lengths of no more than four feet long and weigh no more than 50 pounds and be tied with biodegradable string or twine. Smaller landscape debris should be placed in a yard waste bag. If an entire tree has been uprooted or branches are damaged but still attached, a professional tree service will need to be contacted for disposal.
For additional information, call the Sugar Grove Public Works Department at (630) 466-7508 or email publicworks@sugargrove.il.us.

Cynthia L. Galbreath
Village Clerk/Administrative Assistant
Village of Sugar Grove