It is with a heavy heart that I have to inform you that Trustee Dan Bushroe passed away suddenly in July after a short illness. During his time on the Village Board Dan worked on numerous Public Works projects throughout the Village. Dan was someone you could always count on to help set up for the annual picnic, put up and take down signs for the annual Garage Sale Days and to help prepare the Village Hall for Santa’s annual visit each year. Dan was always willing to help out his fellow board members responding to downed trees after a storm. Dan was a voice of reason and common sense on the Village Board. He will always be remembered and missed by his fellow board members for years to come.
On Sunday, August 27th, Ringwood will hold its Annual Town Picnic. The Picnic will begin at noon at the Village Hall. Back by popular demand will be the "Moon Walk," a 70 foot Obstacle Course for kids, DJ Entertainment and much more. I am happy to report that Dow will again provide the meat (Pig Roast, hamburgers and hot dogs) and side dishes and the 2017 picnic will be catered by Ringwood’s own Rusty Nail Bar & Grill. The food will be served from 12:30 P.M. till 2:00 P.M., and the raffle drawing will begin at 2:30 P.M.
I wanted to inform you that your Village officials late last year approved a new five year contract with Waste Management (WM) for refuse, recycling and yard waste services. The new contact went into effect on February 1, 2017. I am pleased to inform you that the new contract with WM has lower annual increases and improved options for recycling and yard waste services compared to our previous five year contract with WM. There are deadlines to sign up for recycling carts, so I strongly encourage you to review page 2 of this newsletter as well as go to the Village website at ringwood.il.us to review the contract and all the options available under the new contract.