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'Ask Mayor Veenstra' Live Monday Evening
Mayor Rich Veenstra will answer questions from residents Monday, March 2, when he makes his monthly appearance on Addison Community Television's "Ask Mayor Veenstra" program.
Tune in to the live broadcast at 6 p.m. and call the phone number on your screen to speak with the mayor about a question or concern.
Or email your question before or during the program to AskMayorVeenstra@addison-il.org.
Addison Community Television can been seen on Comcast Cable Channel 6, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99, and is streamed online here.
Planning Exterior Improvements?
If you plan any improvements to the exterior of your home, please note; if there is a device on your home marked Itron, this is the property of the Village of Addison. Call Public Works at 630/620-2020 to schedule an appointment for removal and replacement.
The Water Division will remove and then reconnect the Itron when the work is complete. If this device is lost or damaged, it will be up to the resident to have it replaced at their cost.
Village of Addison Receives 'Sunshine Award'
The Illinois Policy Institute has recognized the Village of Addison for transparency in government.
Addison was only one of three municipalities surveyed that received a score of at least 80 out of 100 analyzing the agencies' practices of making information available online to the public.
Learn more here: http://www.illinoispolicy.org/addison-algonquin-and-mundelein-earn-high-marks-on-government-transparency-audit-while-18-cities-fail/
CodeRED Comes to Addison
The Village of Addison has contracted with a service called "CodeRED," which will allow us to quickly communicated with residents in case of an emergency. Automated voice calls, texts and emails can be sent out to the community at large, or in a smaller geographical area.
Most landline phones are already in the CodeRed database and an introductory message went out late last week, encouraging residents to go online and register other phone numbers and email addresses. However, there have been questions about this process.
CodeRED will NOT replace the Village's database of email addresses that is currently used to communicate Road Construction updates, community reminders and the monthly eNewsletter. This database is still an important tool.
Here are some questions the Village has been receiving:
Q: How do I register?
A: You can register by visiting the Village's website, AddisonAdvantage.org, and clicking "Register" or "CodeRED" from any page. This will take you to a page that explains the difference between the Village eBlast list, and CodeRED. You can sign up for either or both. Or you can simply go to: https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/BFEEEE53A4A6
Q: What is the difference between registering with the Village and registering with CodeRED?
A: CodeRED is used for emergency purposes, such as evacuation notices, boil orders, gas leaks and urgent situations. It can also be used to communicated warnings, such as major traffic incidents. These messages can be received via automated phone calls, texts and/or emails.
The Village sends out periodic emails only, of a less urgent nature. These are community reminders and news.
Q: How do I know which one I registered for?
A: EBlasts will come from the email address firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. You register for them by simply typing in your email address.
CodeRED registration takes you to a different website where you are asked to provide your home or business address in Addison, and verify your location on a map. This is why registration must take place online. This allows us to make sure to include you in messages that pertain to a smaller geographic area.
Q: If I received the test phone call, do I need to register?
A: If you received the message last week, then you are in the database. However you may still want to receive messages at other phone numbers or email addresses as well. If so, you should register those online.
Q: I didn't receive a test call. Why not, and what should I do?
A: Many people nowadays no longer have landlines at home, which makes it even more important to go online and register for CodeRED. Even if you have a landline, there is the small possibility that you are not in the database.
Village of Addison Expands Social Media Outlets
Get news and reminders from the Village of Addison, tailor-made to your interests!
Want to know latest -- from road construction updates, to payment reminders? Like the Village on Facebook at "VillageofAddison."
Keep up to date on the latest Village of Addison event news by liking us on Facebook at "AddisonEvents." Get the most detailed information on our summer events -- including vendors, entertainment, changes, or weather delays. Communicate with us with suggestions and questions.
And follow us on Twitter @AddisonVillage.
Village of Addison Events Website Now Available
Get the latest information on Village of Addison events at ItHappensInAddison.com.
The "events only" website has the entire summer schedule, including vendors and entertainment, and is mobile optimized to make it easy to check out while you're on the go.