May 2016 Newsletter PDF

Village of Saunemin             Newsletter                MAY 2016


This Newsletter is a way to keep Village of Saunemin Residents up to date on items of interest and Village Ordinances.


Village Board Meetings: Board meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00/7:30 p.m.  It is posted at the Post Office, Bank and Village office window.  Residents are always welcome to attend.

Garbage Day is every Thursday: Picked up by Boomgarden Trash Haulers – Out at curb by 6: 00 a.m.  Garbage must be in containers or bags.  NO    BURNABLES or construction debris!  Large items (furniture, appliances, etc.) are an expense to you and should be called in ahead of time at 815-686-2349. Remember you are no longer charged for regular garbage pick-up – BUT IF a large amount of garbage is put out and picked up – you are liable for any extra charge to the Village.  PLEASE remove containers from side of street after garbage is picked up.

Recycle Day is first Saturday of the month: Picked up by Boomgarden Trash Haulers – Out at curb by 6:00 a.m. Recycle must be in bags or bundled with string.  Plastic, paper, cans, NO GLASS

Village Sewerage Billing: Monthly charge is $25.00 – may be paid in advance (3 months-$75.00 / 6 months-$150.00 / 9 months-$225.00 / 12 months-$300.00) – failure to pay, water will be shut-off at YOUR expense.

Mowing:  People living along Route 116: The Illinois Litter Control Act defines “litter” to include lawn or garden waste, newspapers, magazines, glass, metal, plastic, or paper containers among other things.  The violations are actually misdemeanor offenses for which one can be fined or even jailed.  PLEASE keep this in mind when mowing.  PLEASE DO NOT BLOW GRASS ONTO THE STREET!  As a Board, we would appreciate if this was carried on throughout the Village streets.  It makes our Village more attractive!!

Park: Kids should be supervised while at the park.  Park closes at dusk.  Picnic tables stay in the pavilion.

Sidewalks: Vehicles should not be parked on/across Village sidewalks.

It is NOT the Village’s responsibility to haul away or burn your tree/bush trimmings – therefore, please 

DO NOT place out along the Village streets.

Village Ordinance Highlights

Noise: Chapter 2 of Village Ordinances – No loud noises after these hours:  9:00 P.M. Sunday –Thursday and 10:00 P.M. Friday – Saturday. Please be respectful to your neighbors!

Curfew: Chapter 3 of Village Ordinances – 17 or younger:  10:00 p.m. Sunday – Thursday   11:00 p.m. Friday – Saturday

Traffic: Chapter 4 of Village Ordinances – Speed limit throughout Village streets is 25 mph.  PLEASE pay attention to the speed limit in the “school zone”.    GOLF CARTS: NOT ALLOWED on public streets UNLESS it has passed Village inspection and was issued a Village sticker.  ATV’s NOT ALLOWED on public streets. Tickets can/will be issued.

Snowmobiles: Chapter 5 of Village Ordinances – There is a designated route for snowmobiles. (Tile Street to Spafford – then North Street to Bramley, continue to Main Street or South out of town)

Abandoned Vehicles: Chapter 6 of Village Ordinances – Vehicles must be licensed AND operable or they are considered abandoned.  Abandoned vehicles are against Village Ordinances. If notified of such violation you have 7 days to abide or legal action will be taken.

Nuisance on Private Property: Chapter 7 of Village Ordinances – The term “nuisance” is defined to mean any condition or use of premises or of building exteriors which is detrimental to the property of others or which causes or tends to cause substantial diminution in the value of other property in a neighborhood in which such premises are located, or which poses a risk of harm to the public or person who may be on the property.  This includes, but is not limited to, the keeping or the depositing on, or the scattering over the premises of any of the following:  lumber, junk, trash, rubbish, garbage or debris – abandoned, discarded or unused objects or equipment – any compost pile which is of such a nature as to spread or harbor disease – keeping unsanitary matter on premises – the storage of any hazardous material – the burning of any toxic materials, rubber, plastic, building materials (except untreated wood) or railroad ties – allowing the weeds, specifically identified in Chapter 8, Section I of the Municipal Code of the Village of Saunemin to grow upon the premises or to fail to maintain the yard by mowing or pruning such that the condition of the premises shall be in violation of Chapter 8, Section II of said Code.  If notified of such violations you have 7 days to abide or legal action will be taken

Plants and Weeds: Chapter 8 of Village Ordinances – It shall be unlawful for anyone to permit any weeds, grass, or plants, other than trees, bushes, flowers, or other ornamental plants to grow to a height exceeding twelve inches anywhere in the Village; any such plants or weeds exceeding such height are hereby declared to be a nuisance.

Animals: Chapter 9 of Village OrdinancesNo animal (including dogs and cats) may be allowed to run at large upon the streets of the Village of Saunemin.  All animals must be confined to their owner’s property and securely leashed or restrained when elsewhere.  Any dog, cat, or other animal found upon any public street, sidewalk, alley, parkway, or any unenclosed place, shall be deemed running at large unless such animal is under the control of its master or owner.  Residents can call Animal Control/Livingston County Sheriff (815-844-7171) to report any animal that is not in control by owner. It shall be unlawful for any animal to disturb the peace by loud noises at any time of day or night.


Solicitors: Chapter 10 of Village Ordinances: Solicitors must fill out application and be approved by Village Board before they can canvas the Village.  IF one appears at your door ask if they are registered with the Village Clerk.

Buildings: Chapter 11 of Village Ordinances: It shall be unlawful to maintain or permit the existence of any dangerous building in the Village of Saunemin; and it shall be unlawful for the owner, occupant, or person in custody of any dangerous building to permit the same to remain in a dangerous condition, or to occupy such building or permit to be occupied while it remains in a dangerous condition.




We appreciate your help in making our Village

presentable to anyone wanting to move to Saunemin.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Village of Saunemin

Board of Trustees


Village of Saunemin Mission

The mission of the Saunemin Village Board

 is to lead and serve the community with honesty, integrity, pride and respect.