The Village of Vernon Hills has established a budget of $5000 for algae control for Fiscal Year 2012-13. The funds will be spent on algae and aquatic invasive species control with a priority on Village-owned and maintained ponds first. However, with anticipation that there will be available funds remaining, the Village is offering an Adopt-A-Pond Program to all Village residents. In doing so, it will better identify and prioritize algae control needs throughout the Village’s various ponds.
Should a homeowner or ad-hoc group desire to have algae control applied to a Village owned or leased pond, the Village will agree to provide 50% of the funds needed to cover the treatment costs; and whereas, the homeowner or group will be responsible for providing the other 50%. Algae control treatments can vary between $1000-$1400 for a typical detention pond for one season.
Should there be an interest in adopting a pond, we ask that you please complete the downloadable application and map which lists the ponds that are eligible for adoption. E-mail your application to Carissa Hansen at email@example.com or mail to Vernon Hills Public Works, 490 Greenleaf Drive, Vernon Hills, IL 60061. Applications will be processed in the order in which they are received, and once the funds are gone, they’re gone. Therefore, the Village cannot guarantee that each application received will be fulfilled. Meanwhile, should you have a specific question or concern, please contact the Public Works Department at 847-367-3726.
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