Avon Township of Lake County Illinois declares February 14, 2020 as a date to celebrate the League of Women Voters and its vision of democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge, and the confidence to participate. Click the link above to view the resolution.
Census Job Fair: https://2020census.gov/ February 10th and 18th from 10-1pm will be a “Census Job Fair” at the Avon Township Building. Come in and ask questions and apply for this opportunity to help your community.
A few words about our
Neighborhood Revitalization Program
Avon Township has a Neighborhood Revitalization program in which we identify homes in a neighborhood that may be bringing down the value of other homes because of its poor condition or abandoned status etc. Once we identify these homes we rebuild them with the intent that they be up among the highest quality homes in that area, and then enter them into a housing program that pays off any debt incurred during the rebuild. After that it’s all positive income from there on, which is used to further the program.
320 Bellevue is one of those properties, it was on the County’s April 2019 Greenbook, listed for approximately $28,000. Avon Township considered the best use of this property to be a rebuild, with the property then being put into a housing program.
Incorporating this project into our Neighborhood revitalization Program made financial sense if the minimum bid price is reduced to the point where the final project cost is in range of the existing local housing stock. The county agreed with this assessment and sold the property to the Township for $1 with the understanding that it would be used for public good and not for the private gain of anyone.
Because this is in a community of lower cost housing, and because the property is in very poor condition having been abandoned since 2012, the rebuild itself would likely take us up to the point of local sale prices which is between $100,000 and $150,000 in this area. Most of the cost of rehab at this point has been supplied by volunteers, for the benefit of our constituents, although we are realists, we hope to keep it this way.
This property can serve four purposes. The first is that it would be rebuilt and instead of bringing down the neighborhood values, with a quality rebuild, it would bring up the neighborhood values. Secondly it is a program that pays for itself and has been well researched and profitably implemented in other cities and villages. Third by boosting property values in that neighborhood it reduces taxes in other neighborhoods. Fourth it will be put into public service in a housing program in partnership with either the Lake County Housing Authority or one of the other local NGOs. These organizations help the elderly, vets, veteran’s widows, disabled individuals and many others with their housing needs.
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Garbage Service Update
https://www.lakesdisposal.com/our-services/residential/avon-township ..Unincorporated Avon Township ……
You are about to have a new garbage service!!
Starting October 1st 2019 with Lakes Disposal Services. This is a part of the RFP Referendum that was to eliminate the amount of large trucks using the unincorporated roads and causing constant repair to them. One service for all will eliminate that cost to our tax payers. Please contact the Avon Township Supervisors Office with any questions or concerns 847-546-1446
At Lakes Disposal we take pride in being a family owned and operated full service waste and recycling company. We have built a reputation on providing prompt, personal service in the Northwest suburbs of greater Chicagoland, in Lake and McHenry Counties.Our management has over 40 years of experience in the garbage industry; the staff at Lakes Disposal will be there for you with the uncompromising goal that each customer is the foundation of our business. Allow the experienced professional staff at Lakes Disposal to help you and your community with your waste and recycle removal needs. Our experienced team will ensure that whatever your needs are, your delivery and collection will be prompt, your rates will be competitive and your service expectations will be exceeded.
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This is a great opportunity to increase Avon Cares Food Pantry’s AmazonSmile donations by reminding your supporters to shop at Amazon Smiles
Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/82-2119450 and Amazon donates to Avon Cares Food Pantry.
Need General Assistance?
The Avon Cares Food Pantry is looking to have more people of the community involved. You could be a volunteer or even be a Board Member! Contact us at 847-546-1476 if you would like to help serve your community.
Our Community Links Tab offers an excellent array of services in Avon Township and Lake County, such as transportation, food pantry, park districts, senior centers, villages and many more. Just added, Affordable Housing Opportunities for low-income families.
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