The boil order, that was in effect for Carlock residences and businesses on Washington and Franklin Streets west of Division and east of Milligan, has been lifted. The order was a precautionary measure while flushing the mains as a step to correct the excess iron in the water causing discoloration.
The Village Board approved the appointment of Ryan Eaves to the Village Board of Trustees at the January 22nd meeting. Village President made the appointment to replace Trustee James Fenton after he submitted his resignation. Eaves will fulfill the committee assignments that were left open after Fenton's resignation until new committee assignments are made in the Spring.
BE AWARE. . .we have seen a couple posts and have had a couple reports about people going door to door asking to see electric bills and/or saying that gas meters need to be updated. Please do NOT let these people in your house and/or look at your utility bills that could have personal information.
Door-to-door peddlers are required by ordinance to purchase a Peddler Permit from the Village of Carlock. The police help us check their credentials and backgrounds to verify that they are legitimate. THERE HAVE BEEN NO PERMITS ISSUED AT THIS TIME FOR THESE ACTIVITIES.
Should anyone stop at your door wanting to gain access to your home or your information, you can take these precautions:
1. Do NOT let them step in your house.
2. Ask to see their Peddlers Permit issued by the Village of Carlock.
3. Ask to see their Comany ID/Credentials
4. Call the village office or call the police if they are persistent and refuse to leave. Danvers and McLean Co. have both responded to previous reports.
5. Do not give them information that lets them know you are alone in the house.
Village of Carlock Office: 309-376-2219
Danvers Police Non-Emergency: 309-963-6330; Emergency: 911
Metcom Non-Emergency (for McLean Co police): 309-888-5030; Emergency: 911
The I-74 Carlock Exit 120 ramps on all lanes lanes have been reopened and all detours have been removed.
WATER UPDATE: 12:30pm
THE BOIL ORDER HAS BEEN LIFTED.
Test results have returned and all is good. Thank you everyone for your patience!
The Village of Carlock continues to be under a boil order today, 10/17/18. We are waiting for testing results to return sometime this afternoon. This is a precautionary measure due to the fire yesterday that pulled an excessive amount of water from our system.
Additionally, I have seen a post about boiling water and the effects it has on arsenic concentration. Though it is true that boiling water will increase the concentration of the arsenic in the water..... as it does for all minerals. . . it is such a miniscule amount for such a short period of time that it does not pose any real danger. However, if it still a concern, bottled water is an option.
We realize this is an inconvenience, but it is necessary to ensure the safety of the water supply. Thank you for your patience and understanding. . and your help to spread the word.
We are truly saddened by the loss of the J&J Powedercoating building, but grateful there were no injuries or worse. Please keep the J&J Powdercoating family in your thoughts and prayers.
The Village of Carlock Trick or Treat hours have been set for October 31, 2018, 5 - 8 p.m.
Kudos to J&J Performance Powder Coating, Inc. and owner Jim Dolan for their work on the new Flight 93 National Memorial called Tower of Voices. They were a subcontractor on the project responsible for sandblasting and powder coating the 40 chimes that are a part of the structure. Forty passengers and crew members lost their life on that flight on 9/11/2001.
In action at the April, 2018 meeting, Village President, Jeremiah Houston, proclaimed May to be Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Awareness Month. We encourage our residents to take some time to learn about this devastating disease and perhaps give towards finding a cure. More can be learned by visiting the ALS Association website at: www.alsa.org