West Nile Virus forum and other news From the Village

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April 16, 2015

Forum to address West Nile Virus response

With the threat of the mosquito-borne West Nile Virus sure to return as temperatures rise, a public forum has been scheduled to discuss what can be done to combat this sometimes deadly illness. Residents are invited to attend the forum set for 7 p.m.,Tues., April 28, in the Council Chamber at Village Hall, 123 Madison St. In addition to Board of Health members and Village public health staff, a representative of the Desplaines Valley Mosquito Abatement District is expected to attend. Click here to read more…

Deadline to renew pet licenses is May 1

All dogs and outdoor cats are required to display a current animal license by May 1. Oak Park pet owners who have received an animal license renewal application in the mail or via email are encouraged to renew online. The online system allows pet owners to delete pets they no longer own and add new ones. Payment is made with a credit card, a receipt sent via email and the actual tag delivered in the U.S. Mail. Pet owners also have the option of mailing in their payment or coming to Village Hall, 123 Madison St. The license fee is $10 for a neutered/spayed dog and all cats, and $13 for any non-spayed/non-neutered dog. Proof of a current rabies inoculation and spaying/ neutering is required for licensing a new pet. For more information call708.358.5680 or email health@oak-park.us.

School facilities advisory committee volunteers sought

Elementary School District 97 is seeking two dedicated individuals from the community to serve on its Facilities Advisory Committee, which provides oversight on a wide range of issues and projects. Any Oak Park resident who would like to be considered for membership should email cjasculca@op97.org. More information is posted on the school district’s website – just click here.

Get free help choosing the right tree

Oak Park residents can get help selecting the right tree species to plant in their yards from the forestry subcommittee of the Community Design Commission. Subcommittee members will help assess the planting site and offer advice on species by factors such as size, habit, texture, growth rate, maintenance and seasonal color. To schedule a consultation, call 708.358.5440 or emailplanning@oak-park.us.

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