Flossmoor village hall and public works close to residents starting Friday

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Flossmoor village hall and public works close to residents starting Friday

November 18, 2020 - 21:22

In response to Gov. J.B Pritzker's recent Tier 3 COVID-19 mitigation advisory, Flossmoor Village Hall and public works office will be closed to the public starting Friday, Nov. 20. 

Village hall will be open Thursday, but officials are urging residents to avoid in-person transactions if possible. Residents are encouraged to conduct business remotely via mail, drop box, email or phone. Drop boxes are located in the village hall parking lot and in the Police Department lobby.

Board of trustees meetings
Board of trustees meetings will continue to be held virtually. Residents are invited to monitor meetings using the dial-in number listed on the agendas found at www.flossmoor.org.

Public participation will be permitted only during the citizen comment portion of the agenda. Members of the public may also comment on items on the agenda by email to [email protected]

Comments received by 6 p.m. on the day of the meeting will be read during the meeting.

Water bills
Water bill payments may be dropped off in the drop boxes in the village hall parking lot (no cash) or the Police Department (cash accepted). Visit www.flossmoor.org to learn more about online payments.

New water accounts
Application for new water/sewer accounts will be processed electronically. Send an email with copies of the required documents to [email protected] or drop them off at the Police Department. Find out more about the required documents at ww.flossmoor.org.

Building permits and inspections
Building permit application forms are available online

Completed applications should be emailed, faxed, delivered through village drop boxes or returned via U.S. mail along with any supporting documents (contractor requirements, signed copy of the contract, plat, etc.) and a check with the cost if known. 

Payments can be accepted at the drop boxes in the village hall parking lot (no cash) or the Police Department (cash accepted).

Property owners and contractors who are faxing or emailing an application will be contacted by the village when a review is complete, communicating the cost of the permit and instructions for payment via mail or drop box.

At this time, Flossmoor's system does not support over-the-phone credit card payments.

Village staff will mail, fax or email the completed permit, or you can make arrangements for pickup at the Police Department.

Village commission meetings
Future meetings of the Plan Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and other village commission meetings will be held virtually.

Candidate packets
Candidate packets for the 2021 election, which have been available at village hall, will be available at the Police Department beginning Friday, Nov. 20.

Filing begins at 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 14. If village hall remains closed to the public during the filing period, the deputy village clerk will be on site to accept simultaneous filings at the east doors of village hall at 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 14 and again on Dec. 21 between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. 

Outside of those times, candidates may also file during business hours from Dec. 14 to 21 by calling in advance to ensure a staff member is on site to accept the filing. Those candidates should call Deputy Village Clerk Allison Matson at 708-335-5411 or email [email protected] in advance.

All candidates filing at 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 14 will be entered into a lottery for first position on the ballot.

Candidates filing between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Dec. 21 will be entered into a lottery for the last position on the ballot.

Emergency services
Emergency services will continue normally, unless otherwise advised. However, at this time child safety seat installations, fingerprinting and other non-life-safety inspections will be delayed.

The Flossmoor Police Department will continue taking reports via phone or in office, though in-person reports will be taken in a socially distanced manner.

For up-to-date information, visit www.flossmoor.org or www.cdc.gov