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Flossmoor shuts village hall, public works through Jan. 2

Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, Flossmoor’s village hall and the public works department will be closed today, Dec. 27, through Jan. 2.

“The increased COVID positivity rate in the public and in the immediate area led us to implement necessary mitigation efforts. We need to slow the spread of COVID, not only for the health of staff but to ensure the village can continue to provide essential services to the public,” said Bridget Wachtel, village manager. “We are also implementing other internal protocols to protect village staff and will re-evaluate our mitigation efforts after the new year.”

Current village procedures and mitigation efforts are on the village website at www.flossmoor.org.

During this time, 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. Contact the village via phone at 708-798-2300.

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). Online payments are accepted through the village website.

Staff will not be conducting field visits for meter installations or drainage concerns.

Applications for new water/sewer accounts will be processed electronically. Applicants can email a copy of the required documents to [email protected] or drop them off at the police department.

Building permit applications are available on the website’s Permit Fact Sheets and Applications page. Applications can be emailed as well. Completed applications should be emailed, faxed, delivered through the drop boxes or returned via U.S. mail along with any supporting documents, such as contractor requirements, signed copy of the contract, plat, etc., and a check with the cost, if known. Contractor requirements and basic permit fee schedules are on the website or call 708-957-4101 for assistance. Payments can be made through the drop boxes or at the police department.

Persons faxing or emailing an application will be contacted when review is complete. Staff will give information on the fees. Once the process is complete, the permit will be emailed or mailed, or pick up at the police department can be arranged.

Child safety seat installations, fingerprinting and other non-life-safety inspections will be delayed.

The Flossmoor Police Department will still take reports via phone or in-office. In-person reports will be taken via phone or socially distanced, when applicable.

“We have a responsibility as your local government to follow guidance from public health officials,” Mayor Michelle Nelson said. “We encourage the community to practice social distancing, mask wearing and finally, get your booster shot.”

For up-to-date information visit www.flossmoor.org and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov.

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