Learn to manage paperwork at Mount Prospect Library

Published1/2/2009 12:00 AM

Stop being overwhelmed by the piles of papers lying around and discover the painless approach to managing important documents when the Mount Prospect Library hosts "Organizing Your Paperwork, Painlessly," at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 6.

Certified professional organizer Michelle Prima will help identify which papers to keep, which to shred, and how to set up a simple filing system. Those who attend will leave with ideas on how to make their 2008 tax filings quicker and easier through use of an efficient system for filing and referencing important documents.


To register, visit www.mppl.org/events or call 847/253-5675.

Buildings for sale: The Village of Mount Prospect is offering two buildings for sale for $1 each. But you have to be able to relocate them quickly.

The buildings are located in the "small triangle" area (bounded by Northwest Highway, Route 83 and Busse Avenue) which is slated for redevelopment. Both historic buildings are scheduled for demolition soon.

The properties are currently located at 16 W. Northwest Hwy. (former Meersman Law Office), and 30 W. Busse Ave. (former Josie's Barbershop).

The Meersman Law Office building was the second home of the John and Christine Meyn family. Meyn was the town blacksmith and their son, Herman, became the village's second mayor. Built around 1897 by carpenter William Wille for the Meyns, this house was known to the family as "The Homestead" and it was originally flanked by the blacksmith shop on the west and a two-story barn to the north, according to a letter written to the Mount Prospect Historical Society by Meyn descendant Betty Hodges Wooten.

The Josie's Barbershop building, on the other hand, appears to have always been a barbershop. Adolph Wille built it in 1924 and brought in a professional barber named Baldini, according to the "Lost Mount Prospect" pictorial history book by Gavin W. Kleespies.

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Anyone interested in the buildings must have the ability to relocate them within the first quarter of 2009 and must have land on which to place them. The village would work with the interested party to facilitate the process. For more information, contact the Village Manager's Office at (847) 392-6000.

Christmas tree recycling: If you have live Christmas trees and wreaths to dispose of this year, take note that the village's waste hauler will be collecting them on your regular garbage day and no stickers are required.

Clean trees with no ornaments, lights or tinsel will be collected and composted between Jan. 5 and 16. Those put out before or after that window will be collected as garbage.

Wreaths will always be collected as garbage because of the metal ring. They should be placed in the green waste container, according to the Public Works department. Artificial wreaths must also be disposed of in the green containers. They are not recyclable.

Library seeking trustees: Three trustee positions for the Mount Prospect Public Library Board are open for the Spring 2009 election.

Individuals interested in running need to file their petitions during the Jan. 19-26 filing period. Information about the library trustee role may be requested by calling the administration office of the Mount Prospect Public Library at (847) 253-5675 or stopping by the library at 10 S. Emerson St.

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