Electric Aggregation Program.
Following the passage of a voter referendum in November 2012, the Village of Inverness contracted to procure lower-cost electric supply for residents and small businesses via an opt-out program. The Village’s initial two-year contract has met with great success: the average participating Inverness household has now saved $398 from inception through September 2014, for a Village-wide cumulative savings of $825,000. That first contract expires on meter read dates in February 2015.
The Village sought competitive bids for a renewal program and accepted a bid from Dynegy Energy Services at a fixed rate for the first 12 months, which then steps down to a lower fixed rate for the remaining 24 months of a three-year term ending February 2018.
The current ComEd rate is $0.0743 plus or minus a $0.005 PEA fee through May 2015. More information about your utility’s rates may be found at the Illinois Commerce Commission site: http://www.pluginillinois.org/FixedRateBreakdownComEd.aspx
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Resident Notification System
The Village has updated its resident notification system, in cooperation with Northwest Central Dispatch, to better serve you. This system enables us to provide you with critical information in a timely manner. As long as you have a traditional landline phone, you are automatically signed-up for this service through the 911 system. If you want to receive notifications at work, on your cell phone or by email, you need to register. You can register whenever you want, and can opt out at anytime. When we issue an emergency message, it will be sent to all standard voice and text communication devices that you have registered. Some messages may ask for you to confirm receipt. If you do not confirm receipt of the message, the system will try to reach your second contact number or email. The system will continue trying to contact you until it receives a confirmation from you.
For more information and/or to register, please click on the Citizen Alert Link.
Emerald Ash Borer
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) infestation has been confirmed throughout the Village. It can be difficult to detect until the branches of an infected tree begin to die. The most visible sign is crown dieback, which appears after the first year of infestation. Usually the leaves on the upper third of the tree will begin to thin and the branches will begin to die. A number of suckers and branches will also sprout from the base of the tree and on the trunk. The bark may also split vertically and woodpeckers may begin to feed on the beetle larvae leaving visible damage on the bark. Adult beetles emerging from trees will leave a very small 1/8 inch diameter distinctly D-shaped exit hole that may appear anywhere on the trunk or upper branches. Distinct S-shaped larval feeding tunnels may also be apparent under the bark. Typically, the tree will die in about three years. Click here for a brochure on identifying the EAB.
Ash trees infested with EAB are a public nuisance under Section 9-2B-2 of the Village Code. Residents are required to remove these Ash trees and properly dispose of the debris using a contractor that has a compliance agreement with the Illinois Department of Agriculture. More information regarding EAB can be found at the following sites:
Residents are urged to inspect Ash trees on their property for signs of EAB infestation. If you believe a tree in the right of way is infested, please contact Village Hall at 847-358-7740.