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PUBLIC NOTICE

The Village of Tolono has been notified of a suspected case of West Nile Virus.

West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of a Culex pipiens mosquito, commonly called a house mosquito, which has picked up the virus by feeding on an infected bird. Common symptoms include fever, nausea, headache and muscle aches. Symptoms may last from a few days to a few weeks. However, four out of five people infected with West Nile virus will not show any symptoms. In rare cases, severe illness including meningitis or encephalitis, or even death, can occur. People older than 60 and individuals with weakened immune systems are at higher risk for severe illness from West Nile virus.

The Village of Tolono is calling on the community to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds by emptying standing water from flowerpots, gutters, buckets, containers, tires etc. If you have a swimming pool, either drain it or put the cover on it. If you have a bird bath, change the water regularly.

If you are going to be outside, especially in the evening or early morning, be sure to use insect repellant. If possible wear long sleeves, long pants, and socks when outdoors. Mosquitos may bite through clothes, so spray your clothes with repellant as well.

If you are going to have your doors and windows open, you should do a screen inspection. Make sure all screens in your home are tight-fitting and free from holes so that mosquitos can not get into your home.

The Village Public Works Department has sprayed for mosquitos throughout the summer, and they are out today spraying as well.

For more information, please see the Champaign County Public Health page at http://www.c-uphd.org/mosquito.html. You may also visit the Tolono Park District Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TolonoParkDistrict/.

 

Notice

The Village of Tolono has entered into an agreement with Local Debt Recovery Program through the Illinois Comptroller Office to collect unpaid final water and sewer bills. LDRP will collect unpaid debts from income tax returns, state employee paychecks, state vendor contracts and lottery winnings.

If you have an outstanding water and sewer bill, the Village is willing to work out payments with you before the account is turned over the LDRP. Once it is turned over to LDRP, the Village will be unable to work out payment arrangements.

If you have ever finaled a water and sewer account in the Village of Tolono and are unsure if you paid the final bill, you can call Village Hall at (217) 485-5212 to check if you have an unpaid balance.

Pool Fence Ordinance Information

The Village of Tolono would like to thank you for your attention to the Swimming Pool Fence regulations we have on the books.  We also wish to thank the many pool owners who have been and those who have now come into full compliance with this safety ordinance.

Tolono’s pool fence regulations have historically been found in Article Four: Development Standards of the Tolono Zoning Ordinances.  This information has been published on the website since 2013.  Please see 4.7.2 D (5) of the Article Four: Development Standards to see the original Pool Fence regulations.

Due to a lack of enforcement over time, many pools were erected without the necessary fencing as laid out in the Zoning Ordinances.  Still others had fences, but there was ambiguity in the regulations that needed to be cleared up.  So, on February 6, 2018, your current board voted to approve an ordinance specifically concerning Pool Fences: Ordinance No. 18-O-4 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 8 OF THE TOLONO MUNICIPAL CODE AS IT RELATES TO SWIMMING POOL FENCES.  In this ordinance your board decided to reduce the burden on swimming pool owners (or those who might wish to purchase one later) and reduce the requirements for pool related fences.

On June 5, 2018, there was need to further amend the Pool Fence Ordinance to ensure a compliance mechanism was in place in the way of a fence building permit fee and a fine for non-compliance.  That approved ordinance is Ordinance No. 18-O-16 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 8, CHAPTER 8.30 OF THE TOLONO MUNICIPAL CODE AS IT RELATES TO SWIMMING POOL FENCES.

We always welcome your feedback concerning this or any other ordinance passed or enforced by the Village of Tolono.  Thank you for your time.