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Spring Festival rescheduled
2020 Date to be determined
The Elsah Board of Trustees voted in December to “adopt” the annual Spring Festival that has been expanding each year under the leadership of Connie Davis at the Green Tree Inn. The Board formed a planning and implementation group that will work with Connie for this event in 2019. With Connie as Chair, the group also includes Julie Harper, Julie Connoyer, and Patti Sontag. Please contact Connie at 618-374-2821 if you would like to help!
AED Device Now Available at Green Tree Inn
An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) has been installed on the back deck of the Green Tree Inn. Thanks to a recommendation from Susan Young, the Village Board purchased this important first aid device to allow for a rapid response while a cardiac arrest victim is waiting for an ambulance.
Safe, simple to use, and commonly available in public areas, AEDs are used to shock people who are in sudden cardiac arrest to restore heart function. The device evaluates the victim’s heart rhythm and then talks the rescuer through the steps needed to either administer a shock and/or perform CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation). The AED is portable and light enough to be taken directly to the victim.
Several Village Board members and other Elsah residents were recently trained and certified in CPR and use of the AED, although anyone can start the process by following the verbal directions issued by the AED when it is activated. Appreciation goes to the Davis’ for allowing us to use the Green Tree Inn as a central location for this lifesaving addition to the Village.
Take a Book - Leave a Book
Take a book - Leave a book
Stop by 12 LaSalle Street
to visit the book exchange!
The Elsah Garden Club
With the encouragement of the Elsah Village Board, a group of residents have set out to make Elsah even more beautiful than it already is today. Please support our beautification efforts by making a small donation to the Elsah Garden Club. See introductory letter for more information.
Important Information about
Elsah resident Jeff Luken spoke with the Village Board at their January 2018 meeting about the potential for property owners to avoid certain increases in flood insurance premiums by obtaining a Flood Elevation Certificate. Jeff received the attached letter from the FEMA National Flood Insurance program and he investigated pricing for obtaining a Flood Elevation Certificate. He learned about a discount if enough residents obtain their survey for a certificate as a group. Jeff asked the Board to spread the word about this opportunity, as described in the attached “Dear Neighbors” letter. Please call or email Jeff if you are interested. Thank you, Jeff.
Strategic Plan Approved by Elsah Board of Trustees
At their December 2017 meeting, the Village Board approved an updated strategic plan aimed at economic vitality for the Village. The plan was developed by a special task force, the Board, and other interested residents that attended a series of strategic planning sessions. Input for the plan included a 2016 community-wide survey, interviews with stakeholders, and other data. See the Government (Gov.) tab for the four strategic goals underlying the plan.
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