Street improvements continue on Zermatt Drive. New water mains are installed and bids for a new street are out. Hopefully work will begin in August.
Good News: We recently learned that Palos is one of the 22 fastest growing communities in Cook County. We currently have 18,600 residents.
Park Watch: Some of our parks are surrounded by homes which makes it difficult for our police to patrol. If you see anything suspicious, call 9-1-1. Damage or vandalism can also be reported to the park department. ( 430-4500)
Termites: Termites are found in all states except Alaska. If these pests are in your home, please inform neighbors so they can act accordingly.
Curfew: Anyone 17 years of age or younger must be accompanied and supervised by a parent, legal guardian, or other responsible adult at least 18 years old.
- Between 11:30 P.M. Friday and 6:00 A.M. Saturday
- Between 11:30 P.M. Saturday and 6:00 A.M. Sunday
- Between 10:30 P.M. Sunday to Thursday, inclusive, and 6:00 A.M. the following day.
Support our Troops: Please remember our soldiers with snacks and other sundries while they are away from their families protecting our country. There is a wonderful list at parks and city hall for needed and wanted items. There is a box at the Community Center for any donation.
Fly the American Flag: Our freedom is protected by those who serve in the Armed Forces. Please consider flying the American Flag to show support and patriotism.
Mailboxes: Please make sure your mailbox as well as the post is in good condition.
Missing Adults: Illinois has a Silver Alert System to help find missing adults who might wander due to dementia or Alzheimer’s. It will be similar to the Amber Alert system for children.
Tornado Sirens: These sirens are typically designed to warn people who are outside that severe weather is approaching. If you are in a structure, be aware of the weather and move to a safe
Vehicles: All vehicles parked on residential property must be registered (with current plates) and operable (no flat tires). No vehicle shall be parked on the grass, gravel or other improper extension next to the driveway. All vehicles must be parked on the delineated driveway.
Waterways and Ditches: No dumping in ditches because heavy rains could cause flooding. This means grass clippings and leaves should not be blown into ditches. Lucas Ditch should never have any garbage dumped into it because of potential flooding problems.
Rodents: To hopefully prevent rodents, please make sure no food is left outside. Do not feed wild animals and make sure any garbage is placed in containers that will stay closed.
Neighbors: Sometimes residents are too proud to request assistance If you have a neighbor who lives alone, and the weather is extremely hot or cold, please check on them.
Security: If you park your car in the driveway, do not leave valuables in plain view and always lock your vehicle. Keep the garage door closed even if you are in the backyard.
Have a great summer!
*** If necessary, please remember to dial 9-1-1.
*** All residential streets have a 20 m.p.h. speed limit!
Pauline A. Stratton