Coronavirus Fraud Schemes

We hope all of you are staying healthy and safe during this demanding time. Our colleagues around the nation are seeing an increase in coronavirus (COVID-19) fraud schemes. We are sharing a link to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) with a public service announcement regarding fraud schemes related to the coronavirus: https://www.ic3.gov/media/2020/200320.aspx.

We urge residents to exercise caution and use good judgement when responding to messages about the current pandemic. Visit legitimate sources such as the Center for Disease Control and/or the World Health Organization for accurate information during these challenging times.

E-Cigarette Public Use Survey

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District has asked us to share the following survey on e-cigarette use to our residents.

Please consider taking this short survey from the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District about your experiences/opinions regarding e-cigarette use in public places. The results may potentially be published and presented to the Village of Gifford board at a later time. This may affect policy in Gifford regarding e-cigarettes so your input is valued.

Here is the link and thank you for your consideration:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KBS75HQ

Champaign County Electronic Recycling

Champaign County will be holding a residential electronics collection event on Saturday October 14, 2017. The event will take place from 8am-12pm at Parkland College, 2400 West Bradley Avenue in Champaign, Illinois. Residents MUST register online in advance: ecycle.simplybook.me. You can also view the event flyer with additional details on what items are accepted.

Champaign County also provides an electronic recycling guide for use throughout the year. Visit their Reduce Reuse Recycle page for links to the guide and recycling event announcements.

Gifford Recycling

The Village of Gifford now has a recycling container for Gifford residents.

The container is located just West of Casey’s, across 136 from the Village building. The recycling container accepts paper, plastic, and cardboard.

We ask that all residents break down materials (cardboard specifically), to the best of their abilities, to ensure we fill the container to its maximum capacity.

2015 Gifford Community Celebration

The annual Gifford Community Celebration will be taking place this Saturday, June 27th.

The events start at 7 A.M. at Werner Roessler Park with the 5K (6 A.M. registration), followed by the kids 1K (8 A.M. registration), many other activities, food, and drink vendors. At 7 P.M. the events shift to Main Street with a beer garden and live music. The fireworks will be let off around dusk.

You can find full details of the day’s events, 5K registration forms, etc by going to the Gifford Community Celebration page on the Gifford State Bank website.

Dump Day Update

Due to a scheduling conflict with the town-wide rummage sales, the dump day has been pushed back a week to June 20th from 8am – 12pm.

The cost will be $10.00 per dump. We will have a dumpster for trash and a dumpster for metal recyclables.

The trash dumpster will not take appliances, electronics, paint, tires, or yard waste. The recycle dumpster will not take electronics or appliances with refrigerant in them.

Dump Day

Dump day will be June 13th from 8am – 12pm. We will have a dumpster for trash and a dumpster for metal recyclables.

The trash dumpster will not take appliances, electronics, paint, tires, or yard waste. The recycle dumpster will not take electronics or appliances with refrigerant in them.

Hydrant Flushing

The Village will be flushing the hydrants in town Tuesday (12/16) – Friday(12/19). You will probably experience some temporary discoloration with your water at home. Go ahead and run your water until it clears up. The water is safe to drink. This is the last step to having our new and improved water treatment plant connected. Please share with all family and friends in town that might not be connected to technology. The next water project is our new 150K gallon water tower (previously 50K) that will break ground in the spring. Thank you for all of your patience!