Dear Williamsfield residents – Wednesday, March 3, 2021, there will be disruptions to water service on the east side of town to the north and south of East Gale. Water service will be turned off to help identify and repair the location of a persistent leak. Work will begin early/mid morning, and most activity will take place on South Walnut (south of East Gale). However, there is some possibility of water service disruptions elsewhere along the lines on East Gale and east of 180. The duration of disruption to supplies is unknown because it depends on finding and repairing the line break. Hopefully the leak will be identified quickly and repaired, so that service can be restored to all residents east of 180. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
After careful consideration by the Village of Williamsfield Veteran’s Park Committee, the Board of Trustees, and discussions with outside contractors previously undertaken by members of the Parks Association, it has regrettably been determined that the bandstand that resides at Veteran’s Park is not salvageable in its current form. This was a very difficult decision, reached by representatives of the DAR, Parks Association, Board of Trustees, and Veterans who together constitute the Village of Williamsfield Veteran’s Park Committee. Many current and former residents have recounted fond memories of the bandstand and how it was utilized in years’ past. Unfortunately, the bandstand fell into disrepair over many years, and the current condition of the structure makes it unsafe and potential liability to the Village. Although it was determined that the bandstand cannot be retained in its current form, the Veteran’s Park Committee recommended that any salvageable materials be preserved for potential incorporation within any future design. The Village of Williamsfield Trustees wish to assure all community members that future plans for Veterans park will be vetted through the community. The Veteran’s Park Committee is preparing to send a survey to area residents for input on how to memorialize the bandstand and improve upon both the form and future function of Veteran’s Park. The Veteran’s Park Committee will mail the survey to area residents before the end of 2020. We hope that you can take the time to complete and return the survey so that your input on the enhancements to Veteran’s Park can be included in the decision making process.
The Village of Williamsfield Trustees
The Village Loves Pets, but...
Dogs Must be on Leashes
Village ordinance 2015-2 requires dogs to be kept on a leash when in the park, on a walk, or otherwise not at home. Fines between $50-500 may be imposed for not keeping your dog properly restrained.
The Scoop on Poop
Did you know that leaving dog feces to decay in such public places as the park and around playground equipment is not only gross but can make children, adults, and other pets sick? Be a good neighbor and clean up your pet's poop. The Village offers bags at the Doubet-Benjamin Park for your convenience.
Keep Grass off Streets
Illinois State law makes it illegal to place or blow grass clippings onto public roadways. Please do your part to keep motorists safe and avoid getting grass clippings on Village streets.