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'Ask Mayor Veenstra' Live Monday Evening
Mayor Rich Veenstra will answer questions from residents Monday, Nov. 7, 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 andAT&T U-Verse Channel 99. It is also streamed online here.
Tickets for Mayor's Ball Available
Tickets for the 26th Annual Mayor's Community Charity Ball are now available!
The event will be held Saturday, Nov. 12 at Alta Villa Banquets, 430 N. Addison Road, benefitting 20 local charities and service organizations. Tickets include hors d'oeuvres, open bar, dinner, entertainment and dancing, as well as a cash raffle and silent auction.
Tickets are $85 per person. Visit ItHappensInAddison.com for details or to purchase online. Register for the Silent Auction, even if you don't plan to attend the event! Hundreds of great items are available for bidding now.
Nominating Petitions Available
CONSOLIDATED GENERAL ELECTION
APRIL 4, 2017
CANDIDATES FOR ELECTION
The following information is pertinent for the filing of nominating petitions of potential candidates seeking a position of municipal offices. Prior to filing, A Candidates’ Guide for 2017, issued by the State Board of Elections, is available on the State Board of Elections web site, www.StateBoardofElections.com.
TERMS OF OFFICE AND VACANCIES:
VILLAGE OF ADDISON MAYOR – One (1) to be elected Four (4) year term
VILLAGE OF ADDISON CLERK - One (1) to be elected Four (4) year term
VILLAGE OF ADDISON TRUSTEE- Three (3) to be elected Four (4) year terms
VILLAGE OF ADDISON LIBRARY TRUSTEE- Three (3) to be elected Six (6) year terms
Petitions circulated for independent candidates, new political party candidates and nonpartisan candidates who are required to file for the Consolidated Election may be circulated beginning September 20, 2016. The filing period is December 12-19, 2016.
New Political Party Candidates- Not less than 5% of the total number of persons who voted in the last local election.
Independent Candidates- Not less that 5% nor more than 8% of the total number of persons who voted in the last local election.
Nonpartisan Library Candidates- A number of qualified voters residing in the district equivalent to at least 2% of the votes cast at the last election for library trustees, or 50, whichever is less.
NOMINATION PAPERS FILED BY A CANDIDATE SHALL CONSIST OF:
1. Nominating petition sheets, or a Certificate of Nomination when the nomination is made by a party caucus;
2. Statement of Candidacy;
3. Receipt for Filing a Statement of Economic Interests; and
4. Loyalty Oath (optional).
5. Notice of Obligation
FILING OF NOMINATING PETITIONS:
DATES: December 12-19, 2016
PLACE: Office of the Village Clerk
1 Friendship Plaza
Addison, IL 60101
HOURS: 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM
Monday through Friday
NOTE: Simultaneous filing of candidate nominating petitions for the same office occur only at 8:30 AM on the first filing day and the last day of filing at 5:00 PM. The local election official (Village Clerk) shall break such ties by means of the lottery system as approved by the State Board of Elections, within nine (9) business days following December 19, 2016.
1. Names in alphabetical order and then numbered.
2. Assigned numbers of candidates placed into container.
3. After thoroughly shaken and mixed, number is drawn and the first number drawn shall be certified ahead of the other candidates listed. All remaining numbers drawn shall be listed 2nd, 3rd, etc. Petitions filed simultaneously at 5:00 PM on the last day of filing will follow the same process with the number drawn certified last on the ballot.
Airport Noise Complaints Survey
DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference -- of which the Village of Addison is a member -- has been hearing from communitities about citizens looking to voice concerns with the O’Hare Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Test program.
Under the Fly Quiet Plan, runways used for nighttime air travel change from week to week.
The six-month test program began in July. In order to assess the rotation plan, a survey was created for resident feedback.
The Fly Quiet Plan online survey and additional information is available at this link: http://www.airportprojects.net/flyquiettest/. Residents should voice concerns.
Water Rate Clarification
The City of Chicago has announced a proposed water utility tax on customers' water bills in the corporate limits of the City of Chicago.
DuPage Mayors and Managers of Conference – of which the Village of Addison is a member – has beenin contact with Chicago officials, and has confirmed that this would affect Chicago residents only. Suburban residents who receive Lake Michigan water would not be impacted.
Addison Connect Mobile App Available
The Village of Addison's new smartphone app, Addison Connect, now allows residents to identify issues and report those service requests directly to the appropriate department.
Residents can upload a photo or video of the concern and mark the geographic location on a map. Each request is provided a unique tracking number so the user is able to see when action is taken.
Some of the concerns that residents can report through the app include potholes, abandoned vehicles, illegal trash dumping and broken streetlights.
This information is immediately sent to the appropriate staff member, as well as his supervisor, and a backup staff person in case someone is out of the office or on vacation.
Emergency concerns should always be reported to 911.
You can download the app for free in the Apple App Store or Google Play.
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.