The Roscoe Express Driver’s License Facility will reopen

Beginning this Wednesday, June 3, Roscoe Village Hall and the Roscoe Express Driver’s License Facility will reopen to the public on a modified schedule. As we enter Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois Plan, the building will be open every week, Wednesday through Friday. Hours of operation will be 9:00am – 4:00pm for the Driver’s License Facility, and 9:00 am – 5:00 pm for Village Hall. Village Hall will remain closed to the public on Mondays and Tuesdays, with all regular functions of the Village being conducted remotely. In keeping with the CDC, State of Illinois, and WCHD guidelines, social  distancing and wearing of masks inside the building will be strictly enforced at all times.

We ask you to please be patient as we adjust to these new guidelines in an effort to ensure the highest levels of safety for both our residents and our employees. If you have any questions please contact Village Hall at 815-623-2829 or visit villageofroscoe.com or cyberdriveillinois.com for more information.

 

INVITATION TO BID
Legal Notice

THE VILLAGE OF ROSCOE, ILLINOIS HEREBY SOLICITS BIDS FOR LABOR AND MATERIALS FOR THE 2020 CLASS D PATCHING PROGRAM.

Roscoe’s annual Class D program projected expenditure for 2020 is $50,000.

Any bidders downloading documents from this website are required to email the Village Engineer at vorengineer@villageofroscoe.com to be placed on the official plan holders list. Failure to do so will result in our inability to provide any potential addenda, and may result in nullification of submitted bid.

The intent of this Invitation to Bid is to solicit bid proposals from qualified contractors for the installation of hot mix asphalt patching and other related appurtenances. 

Bidders are required to comply with all applicable State and Federal policies and rules including the equal employment opportunity act and the Illinois Department of Labor Prevailing Wage Rates as adopted by the Village of Roscoe.

SPECIAL BID INSTRUCTIONS:
Due to the COVID-19 Emergency, bids will only be accepted via mail or email. No In-Person submittals of bids will be allowed.

TO SUBMIT BIDS VIA MAIL:
Mail bids to:
Roscoe Village Hall
10631 Main Street
P.O. Box 283
Roscoe, Illinois 61073

The Project Name (2020 Class D Patching Program) and the Bid Date should be included on the outside of the mailing envelope. Bids should be sent without a signature required at delivery. No confirmation of delivery will be provided to the contractor by the Village of Roscoe. 

Mailed bids shall have a postmarked deadline of JUNE 5, 2020 at 3:00 pm (local time).

TO SUBMIT BIDS VIA EMAIL:
Email bids to: vorengineer@villageofroscoe.com

Emailed bids should have the following as their subject line:
Subject: Bid for (Project Name) – (Contractor Name) – (Bid Date)

The body of the email should include the full company name and address, a contact name, email and phone number, the Project Name, and the Bid Date. No pricing information should be included in the body of the email. 

Emailed bids shall be sent to the above referenced email by JUNE 5, 2020 at 3:00 pm (local time).

BID OPENING:
The virtual public bid opening will be conducted on THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2020 at 10:00 am (local time) via RingCentral.

Contractors interested in attending the public bid opening may attend virtually by using the following meeting information:
When it’s time, join the RingCentral meeting here:

Meeting link: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/1499874337

Join by phone
(773) 231-9226 Meeting ID: 149 987 4337

Meeting participants will not be able to ask questions either verbally or via the meeting’s chat feature.

Bids will be opened by the Village Engineer at Roscoe Village Hall at 10631 Main Street, Roscoe, IL 61073 at 10:00 a.m. (local time) on June 11, 2020. A tabulation of bids will be sent out to all plan holders following the bid opening. Written requests for the bid tabulation can be requested via email at vorengineer@villageofroscoe.com.

The Board of Trustees of the Village of Roscoe reserves the right to reject any and all bids or to waive any technicalities, discrepancies, or information in the bids. The Village of Roscoe does not discriminate in admission, access to, treatment, or employment in its programs and activities.

Written requests for a bid package or questions regarding the specifications and/or bid process may be addressed to the Village Engineer, Brandon Boggs, via email at vorengineer@villageofroscoe.com. If necessary, clarifications or amendments to the bid documents will be provided through written “bid packet addendums”, which will be provided to all interested bidders who have received or requested a bid packet. Prices quoted must be valid for a minimum of 180 days from the date of the bid opening.

Information regarding the project and bid opening will also be listed on the Village of Roscoe website (villageofroscoe.com) under the “Local News and Information” tab.

Submitted by:
Board of Trustees
Village of Roscoe, Illinois

Advanced Disposal Trash Collection

We have just been informed that Advanced Disposal will resume full collection services, including bulk item pick up next Monday, May 11, 2020.

Effective immediately

The Village of Roscoe in cooperation with the Harlem-Roscoe Fire Protection District is enacting an immediate ban on all open burning of landscape waste including brush, leaves, sticks, stumps, pine needles, agricultural vegetation and other debris during the remaining period of the Executive Order, currently in place until April 30, 2020. These restrictions are being put into place out of an abundance of concern for the well being of those with respiratory illness, and for the preservation of emergency first responder resources as we endure this period of pandemic health crisis. It is imperative that police, fire, and ambulances be available for the increase in life safety calls, and that they not be diverted to deal with issues arising from the burning of leaves and other landscape materials.

As always, Village of Roscoe residents are able to place unlimited amounts of leaves and yard waste out for curbside pickup. Materials should be placed in designated kraft paper bags, or reusable containers clearly marked ‘Yard Waste’.

Clean burning of firewood for recreational or warming purposes will still be permissible, but must be restricted to fire pits or other designated fire containment devices. The burning of fuels specific to outdoor cooking such as propane, natural gas, and charcoal will also still be allowed in designated grills or other outdoor cooking appliances.

Your cooperation with this temporary restriction is greatly appreciated and will contribute to the health and safety of us all. Violations of this order may be subject to possible fines of up to $750.00

IL 251 Construction

Construction work has begun on IL 251 (N Second Street), extending from the Wisconsin state line to the south of Forest Hills Road in Machesney Park. Work will involve pavement patching, asphalt resurfacing, guardrail construction and signal updates. There will be nightly lane closures from Forest Hills to Elevator/Hononegah Road, and daily lane closures from Elevator/Hononegah to the state line.

Road work is expected to extend through October 9, 2020. Motorists can expect delays and are encouraged to use alternate routes where feasible. Most importantly, please exercise extreme care when traveling through the work area, obey posted speed limits, and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

Advanced Disposal will be implementing the following measures:

 

Village of Roscoe COVID-19 Response

Following the guidelines established for preventing community spread of Coronavirus and the corresponding COVID-19 infection, and in keeping with recommendations established by the State of Illinois, Illinois Department of Public Health and the Winnebago County Health Department, the Village of Roscoe is closing all facilities to the public. This closure also applies to the Secretary of State Driver’s License Facility located within Village Hall. All departments will remain operational, and phone lines will be open. The Roscoe Police Department will operate at regular staffing levels, and incoming phone calls will be routed through an automated directory system.

This closure to the public shall remain in effect through Saturday, May 30, 2020, at which time we will follow best practice recommendations of the appropriate regulatory agencies and evaluate further action.

Here’s a list of local restaurants in Roscoe that will be offering delivery, curbside pick-up, and drive-thrus:

* Anna Maria’s S. Beloit & Roscoe IL (curbside pick-up, and delivery)
Phone: (815) 389-2645

* Fiesta Cancun Roscoe IL. (delivery and curbside pick-up)
Phone: (815) 623-3111

* FIREHOUSE PUB, Roscoe, Illinois (curbside pick-up)
Phone: (815) 623-8389

* Jessica’s Restaurant (delivery and curbside pick-up)
Phone: (815) 623-2223

* Louie’s Tap House(delivery and curbside pick-up)
Phone: (815) 270-1020

* Mary’s Market Roscoe (curbside pick-up and drive-thru at Roscoe location)
Phone: (815) 270-0575

* Main Street Meat Co. (curbside pick-up)
Phone: (815) 623-6328

* Perfectly Seasoned Catering (curbside pick-up Wednesday ONLY)
Phone: (815) 242-7744

* Pietro’s pizzeria (delivery and curbside pick-up)
Phone: (815) 623-2112

* Poison Ivy Pub (delivery and curbside pickup)
Phone: (815) 623-1480

* Sabrosa Tex Mex Restaurant (delivery and curbside pickup)
Phone: (815) 623-8226

* Sophia’s Restaurant (curbside pick-up)
Phone: (815) 623-5903

This list will continue to be updated as more information comes in, also please know delivery options are also offered through services such as Grub Hub and Door Dash.

Please continue to support our local businesses during this difficult time! If there is a local restaurant offering delivery and/or curbside pick-up options, please email frontdesk@villageofroscoe.com.

Meeting Cancelled

In keeping with recent restrictions placed by the Winnebago County Health Department on public gatherings, and out of an abundance of caution and interest in the public welfare, we will have cancelled the Town Hall meeting scheduled for tomorrow morning, Saturday, March 14th at the North Suburban District Library.
 
We want to thank everyone that has attended any of the three previous meetings, and invite anyone to call Village Hall with any remaining questions they may have. We also encourage everyone to look at all of the exhibits we have been presenting at the meetings showing the work that has been completed over the past few years, and our options for the next five years of residential roadway improvements.
 
Most importantly, get out there and vote!

Election Day

It’s Election Day!
…and so is the 14th, 15th, and even the 16th. Avoid the lines and please vote early at the Harlem Township Offices, 819 Melbourne Avenue in Machesney Park. Polls are open today until 7:00 pm, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Every vote counts, make sure that your voice is heard.

Village of Roscoe Five Year Roadway Improvement Plans

Press Statement

For Immediate Release: March 3, 2020

EARLY VOTING FOR ROSCOE RESIDENTS AT HARLEM TOWNSHIP OFFICES

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the immediate risk to the general American public for contracting the coronavirus remains low, and there are no confirmed cases in Winnebago County, they suggest that now is the time for communities to start preparing.

To stay up to date and informed on official coronavirus developments, you can sign up for the latest CDC updates here: https://www.cdc.gov/Other/emailupdates/. Questions and concerns may also be addressed by calling the Illinois Department of Public Health hotline at 10800-889-3931, or by emailing DPH.SICK@Illinois.gov.

Below are the CDC’s prevention tips:
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, and certainly if your commute includes public transit.
• If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
• Face masks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The purpose of a face mask is to prevent droplets from sneezing and coughing from becoming airborne

Press Statement

For Immediate Release: February 27, 2020

2020 SPRING WEIGHT POSTINGS

Due to the annual freeze/thaw cycles, the roadways are beginning to soften up. The Public Works Department is now posting signs on roadways that temporarily restrict use from heavy trucks. Typically, the spring road posting period is 4-6 weeks in duration.

The Village of Roscoe will begin the enforcement of spring weight postings on certain Village roads Monday, March 3rd, 2020

Please see below for a list of the posted roads within the Village of Roscoe.

For additional information please contact:
Wade Kretsinger
Public Works Director
(815) 877-0746
wkretsinger@villageofroscoe.com

Posted Roads:

  • 2nd St.
  • Promontory Trail
  • Hidden Creek Ln.
  • Saddle Club Dr.
  • Woodbury Ridge Dr.
  • Joncey Dr.
  • Hodges Run
  • Broad St.
  • Chestnut St.
  • Chicory ridge Way
  • Meadowsweet Ln.
  • Metalmark Ln.
  • Clearwing Ln.
  • Lismore Rd.
  • Leana Dr.
  • Night owl Ln.
  • Thicket Trail
  • Forest Ridge Dr.
  • River View Trail
  • Mulberry St.
  • Pearl St.
  • Thompson Dr.
  • Geneva Dr.
  • Pappy Brown Dr.
  • Grove St.
  • Rural Edge Dr.
  • Flatwillow Dr.
  • McDonald Rd.
  • Leicester Way
  • Southdown Ln.
  • Tall Pines Pkwy
  • Country Ct.
  • Sheringham Dr.

 

Gross Weight Limits

Vehicles Restricted to the Following Gross Weights

  • 2 Axles, Single Rear Tires 7,000 lbs.
  • 2 Axles, Dual Rear Tires 18,000 lbs.
  • 3 or More Axles, Dual Rear Tires 30,000 lbs.
  • Gross Axle Load 11,000 lbs
Please Join Us

The Villages of Roscoe and Rockton have both placed One Cent local sales tax referendums on the upcoming March 17th primary ballot. An open honest discussion about such an initiative is critical to making an informed decision at the polls. Members of both municipalities will jointly be holding a number of Town Hall style meetings in the coming weeks to present important information regarding the referendum and its impact on our future, to answer any questions, and more importantly to listen to the concerns and comments of our residents. Please join us at one of the following events:

Thursday March 5, 6:30 pm
Stephen Mack Middle School Library 11810 Old River Road, Rockton
Saturday March 7, 10:00 am
Roscoe Middle School Library 6121 Elevator Road, Roscoe
Tuesday March 10, 6:30 pm
Roscoe Village Hall 10631 Main Street, Roscoe
Saturday March 14, 10:00 am
North Suburban Library 5562 Clayton Circle, Roscoe

We look forward to meeting with as many of you as possible, please watch for more information in the days to come.

Christmas Tree Recycling Information 

  • Village of Roscoe Residents can place their Real Trees and Wreaths alongside their Garbage pickup at no charge
  • No piece can be longer than 4 ft.
  • Please remove all decorations, lights, plastic bags, and wires
Advance Disposal will offer this service until the end of February
 
For non Village of Roscoe Residents From January 1-15  they can go to:
Rockton:
Williams Tree Farm @ 4661 Yale Bridge Rd.
Rockton Boat Ramp Parking Area- 830 E. Main St. (opposite Ballfield)
Roscoe:
Valley View Farms
6440 Belvidere Road

For more information, stop into Village Hall and pick up a pamphlet or call The Village of Roscoe at 815-623-2829.

Toys for Tots The Village of Roscoe is proud to participate in the 2019 Toys for Tots program.  Toys for Tots, a 70-year national charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, provides happiness and hope to disadvantaged children during each Christmas holiday season.
 
Unwrapped new toys can be dropped off at the collection box located in the entry vestibule at Village Hall, 10631 Main Street. This season, the greatest need is for boys and girls in the age groups of 6 through 8 and 9 through 11. 
 
Toys will be collected at Village Hall until Monday December 16, 2019. Please plan on joining us at this year’s Hometown Holiday celebration, and bring a toy to donate to this amazing program.

 

It may have been cold but we had a BLAST last Saturday at our Chicory Ridge Park Grand Opening.

Special thank you to Village of Roscoe Police Department and Harlem-Roscoe Fire Protection District for joining our celebration. The kids loved being able to meet our local First Responders and being able to sit inside a police car, ambulance, and fire truck.

We’d love to see your photos!!! Share below what was your child’s favorite thing to play on.

Each week the Village of Roscoe will highlight one of our local businesses.

This week we’d like to Taco-bout Sabrosa Tex Mex Restaurant.

Sabrosa Tex Mex Restaurant has been serving authentic tex-mex for almost 20 years using only the freshest ingredients available. Owned by Roy & Belinda Niksich and Rolly Ontiveroz, their dishes come from Belinda and Roy’s mothers famous recipes and are available for dine-in, carry-out, and catering. Don’t want to cook dinner tonight ? Give them a call!

Relax and Learn with R&L Ceramics! Owner Linda has been in business for over 38 years, teaching people of all ages how to create and paint their own ceramic pieces. In these therapeutic, fun classes students work at their own pace with no pressure to create finished ceramic pieces to take home.

Classes are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30pm-9:30pm and Wednesdays and Saturdays 9am-12pm. Drop in classes are available for $10 (ceramic not included). Finished pieces are available for purchase as well.

 

Are you looking for vintage items, furniture, DIY chalk paint, architectural salvage or local owned tea? Look no further than A Little Bird Told Me Vintage! This 4-year-old locally owned business also sells Jewelry from Papillion Enterprise, which has hired over 500 Haitians to help prevent the risk of their children being put into orphanages, for more information please visit their website at https://papillonmarketplace.com/

On November 30th A Little Bird Told Me Vintage is hosting a Paint Bar where you can stop in and paint Christmas Ornaments with DIY Chalk paint and on December 14th they will be offering a Wrap Bar. Bring in one gift and you can wrap it for free, make a purchase and have that wrapped for free as well! For more information, please follow the page.

Located at 10670 Main St. in Roscoe. FIREHOUSE PUB, Roscoe, Illinois offers family-friendly dining in a renovated fire station for over 16 years. Burgers, sandwiches, salads, and more. Banquet room available at no charge. Stop in to watch your favorite sporting event on one of their 20+ TVs! Daily Specials like 50 cent wings on Wednesday, Half price Burgers on Thursday, and Friday Fish Fry.

So what are you waiting for??? Head over to FIREHOUSE PUB, Roscoe, Illinois and let them take care of dinner. Don’t make us tell you twice. 😏

Roscoe Ranks Top 25% in the State as one of the safest cities in Illinois. Click here to review the study.  (posted 4/08/19)

 

 

Roscoe Ranks Top 10% in the State to Raise a Family in Illinois – WalletHub Study click here to view the study(posted 2/1/19)