Michael J. Kainz
The office of the Supervisor, Mike Kainz, is the chief executive officer of the Township, chairman of the Board of Trustees, supervisor of General Assistance and is treasurer of all Town funds, including General Assistance, Township cemetery funds and Road District funds. The Supervisor administers the state mandated General Assistance fund, which provides limited financial assistance for qualifying Township residents in need. Additionally, the Supervisor and staff run the Township’s food pantry and act as a referral to direct residents to additional resources for social services.
Services offered by the Supervisor’s office include:
- Handicapped parking placard applications are available at the Township office. Once approved by a physician, the Township can provide a temporary parking card for up to 90 days. If a permanent card is required, obtain a temporary from the Township, then mail the application to the Secretary of State’s office for a permanent card.
- R.T.A. applications for passes for senior citizens and the disabled are available at the Township office. Proof of age is required- a driver’s license or state identification card is acceptable. The pass is good for free fare on trains and buses in the Metra system. The Township will take the required picture, complete and the application. It will be received in approximately 4 weeks. The photo is no charge for Township residents- $5 for non-township residents.
The Township will take the required photo, complete the application and mail it to the R.T.A. The R.T.A. will complete the application, then mail the pass to you. There is no charge for this service.
- Half fare taxi program is available for Township residents who are 65 years of age or older. The Township will subsidize half of your taxi fare up to $6.00. Please stop in the office to sign up for this program. Proof of age is required.
- Notary public services are offered at no charge.
- The Cuba Township food pantry is available to any Township resident indicating a need. Please call the office for more information. Donations are always welcome. Click here for the pantry’s wish list.
- The General Assistance and Emergency Assistance programs offer limited financial assistance to Township residents. Income guidelines determine eligibility. Additionally, limited financial assistance is available through the Salvation Army. Please contact the Township office for more information.
- LIHEAP (low income home energy assistance program) and SHARING applications are available at the Township office. These programs offer limited financial assistance, based on income, for heating and electric bills. Funding for these programs begins in late October/early November and continues through the heating season. Please contact the Township office for more information.
- Township vehicle stickers are available at no charge for residents living in unincorporated areas of the Township. There is no charge for the stickers and they are not required- they are offered as a courtesy.
- Passport processing services are offered at the Township office by appointment only. Processing takes up to 8 weeks. Identification (usually a driver’s license) and proof of citizenship (birth certificate or naturalization papers are required.) Please call the Township office for an appointment. More details on requirements, fees and documentation are available at www.travel.state.gov.
- A drop-off box for used eyeglasses is in the Township office. Eyeglasses are collected by the Lions club and given to health care professionals for distribution to the needy.
- Warning sirens are located throughout the Township to warn residents of dangerous weather. The sirens are owned and maintained by the Township siren with cooperation from the local fire department. The sirens are designed to be heard outside to warn residents to seek shelter.
- Mosquito abatement services are provided for the Township through a contract with Clarke Environmental Mosquito Management, Inc. Larviciding is done throughout the Township to prevent the hatching of mosquito eggs. Please call Clarke’s hotline at 800-942-2555 for more information.
- Voter registration is available at the Township office for any Illinois resident. To register, a person must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years of age by the date of the next election, and a resident of the address at which they are registering at least 30 days prior to the election. Two forms of identification are required- one must show your name and current address and one form of identification may be a piece of mail for a contractual service addressed to you at your residence. The Township office is open for voter registration Monday through Friday, 9 am to 3:30 pm.
- Early and Absentee Voting is available at the Township office prior to every election. You must be a Cuba Township resident to vote at the Township office.
- The Cuba Cares fund is a 501 © (3) charitable fund. Monies donated to this fund are used to helpt residents need who do not qualify for other assistance. After determination of need, disbursements are made to a vendor to assist in maintaining self-sufficiency. Funds are available to any Township individual or family only every 12 months. All monies donated are tax deductible; t he fund is administered at no expense to the Township and no taxpayer funds are used to maintain it. To make a donation or inquire about assistance, please contact the Township office. All information regarding disbursements or inquiries is confidential.
- Retired flags can be dropped off at the Township office. The local VFW post and American Legion will collect the flags and dispose of them at periodic sanctioned ceremonies.
Please go to www.cubaroads.com for services provided by the Cuba Township Road District.