Township offers new mosquito control program
The McHenry Township Board has accepted a bid proposal from Clarke Environmental Management, Inc. for mosquito abatement services. Clarke will provide a larvicide mosquito control program within McHenry Township, including the villages of Johnsburg, McCullom Lake, Lakemoor, Ringwood and Wonder Lake, the City of McHenry and all unincorporated areas. Participation in the program is based on the execution of an intergovernmental agreement with the municipalities and the township. Work includes the inspection of potential breeding areas, application of the EPA-approved larvicides when breeding is found at respective site treatment (by hand, power backpack and helicopter), and treatment of all street catch basins, manholes and/or inlets, and adult mosquito surveillance and arbovirus testing. Residents can participate and help control mosquito development by alerting Clarke to the locations where water has remained standing for four days by calling 800-942-2555. For more information, call 815-322-5144 or visit www.mchenrytownship.com.
Conservation Dist. earns financial reporting award
The McHenry County Conservation District recently received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the eighth consecutive year from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of government accounting and financial reporting, and recognizes agencies that go beyond the minimum requirements to prepare comprehensive annual financial reports that evidence the spirit of full disclosure. The GFOA is a non-profit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals in North America. For more information, call 815-338-6223 or visit www.mccdistrict.org.
Slew of MCC auto students net scholarships
McHenry County College (MCC) announced that 15 current and incoming automotive students were awarded scholarships totaling $8,300 through the “Grow-A-Tech” Automotive Scholarship program, sponsored by the Automotive Service Association (ASA) of Illinois. The students were awarded scholarships ranging from $350 to $1,100 each. Justin Kucharski, of Woodstock, and Jonathan Starr (Cary) each received $1,100 scholarships; Jack Kulesza (Huntley) received a $850 scholarship; Ryan Andre (Huntley), Michael Zaprzalka (Lake in the Hills), Nathan Callahan (Crystal Lake) and Joe Pierri (Lake in the Hills) received $600 scholarships; Chris Nawrocki (Lake in the Hills) received a $400 scholarship; and Brittany Gabard (McHenry), Brandon Arroyo (Lake in the Hills), Dmytro Kupryk (Crystal Lake), Christopher Fulkes (Crystal Lake), Andrew Dickow (Port Barrington), Erik Hertel (Fox River Grove) and Marco Velasquez (Woodstock) each received $350 scholarships. For more information, call 815-455-3700 or visit www.mchenry.edu.
Water tower work may impact residential use
The village announced that Utilities Inc., will be performing water tower maintenance and repairs which will require them to temporarily alternate usage of their towers over the next several weeks. As a result, some Johnsburg residents may, at times, experience fluctuation in water pressure. Residents are encouraged to conserve water and refrain from irrigating lawns whenever possible during this period to minimize impacts to water pressure. Residents experiencing water quality issues should contact Utilities Inc. at 800-831-2359. For more information, visit www.johnsburg.org.
Dist. 200, Dailey, earn United Way Blackboard Award
Woodstock Community Unit School District 200, and Director of Human Resources Teresa Dailey, recently were recognized by United Way of Greater McHenry County for the significant payroll contributions district employees have made to the non-profit agency. Dailey and District 200 were presented with the agency’s first-ever Blackboard Award, designed to honor the school district whose employees donated the most to United Way’s annual campaign. District 200 employees raised more than $15,000 for United Way, with an average of $180 per district employee. Dailey, who will retire from District 200 at the end of June, actively began seeking support for United Way more than 10 years ago. She served on United Way allocations committees that distributed funds to nearly 30 member agencies, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County, Home of the Sparrow, TLS Veterans and Senior Services. For more information, call 815-338-8200 or visit www.woodstockschools.org.
Inaugural Marengo Summerfest to include fireworks
The city announced that the inaugural Marengo Summerfest will be held June 30 in an area near 101 Franks Road. The event begins at noon, and includes live music by Jim & Justin, The Wooden Rockers and Creepy Uncle Jack, as well as kids and family activities, beer and food from local vendors, and more. In addition, the 2018 Mareng-O-Lympics, described as a “no athletic skills required” competition, will be held from 4-7 p.m. at the Marengo Community High School track, located at 110 Franks Road. A fireworks display, beginning at approximately 9:20 p.m., will conclude the day’s festivities. For more information, call 815-568-7112 or visit www.cityofmarengo.com.
Dist. 155 offers summer lunch program for kids
Community High School District 155 announced that the 2018 Summer Food Service Program is now underway, and will continue through Aug. 18. The program provides nutritious boxed lunches and milk to children (ages 18 and under) who live in Crystal Lake, and is available from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at Ladd Park, 500 Coventry Lane. The Summer Food Service Program is sponsored by the Northern Illinois Food Bank, with the support of volunteers, and the Crystal Lake Park District. For more information, call 815-455-8500 or visit ww3.d155.org.
–McHenry County News Briefs–