Messages from the Village of Lisle
May 26, 2015 09:02AM
By Katelyn Nelson
Healthy lawns and a healthy environment
Is more fertilizer better? Many homeowners use up to three times more fertilizer on their lawns than is needed. In addition to being expensive, the excess chemicals wash into local creeks and ponds, turning the local waterways green with algae. Following a few simple guidelines will help keep our water clean and healthy:
While emergencies can happen at any time, each Midwest season seems to bring its own set of challenges. During spring and summer, there is an increased potential for tornados, damaging storms, power outages and flash flooding. Everyone who lives, works or routinely visits Lisle should subscribe to CodeRED, the automated Weather and Community Alert Notification System and E-notify, the Village’s broadcast email service. To subscribe, visit the Village of Lisle homepage, villageoflisle.org, and choose the “Connect with Us” option. The website also contains detailed information on flooding, including a link to monitor real time water levels of local waterways. You’ll also find extensive flood prevention and other related educational materials on the web by choosing “Services,” then “Flood Information.” Finally, an excellent source of information about a variety of potential natural and man-made emergency scenarios can be found at ready.gov. Business owners can obtain emergency preparedness information for their businesses at ready.gov/business.
Don’t become a victim of scams
The Lisle Police Department offers the following information to help protect you from local scams. Scammers may try to sell a quick sealcoating job to residents, using a sticky oil-based sealer or diluted product. The sealcoat tends to become flakey or uneven after several days and does not last very long. Scammers may also try to convince residents that urgent home repairs are needed immediately. Work that is performed is usually substandard or left unfinished. Scammers may also pose as utility workers, village employees or contractors who ask to enter a home to “check on something” such as water pressure, pipes, gas lines and fuses. While the victim is distracted, other scammers burglarize the home.
Recognize the warning signs of a scam
Protect yourself against scams
When in doubt, call the Lisle Police Department (911 or 630-271-4200) to request that an officer be dispatched to check out the circumstances.