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Village of Addison
1 Friendship Plaza
Addison IL 60101-2786

630-543-4100

Mayor Rich Veenstra
Clerk Lucille Zucchero

Village Trustees:
Tom Hundley
Cathy Kluczny
Sylvia Layne
William Lynch
Joe McDermott
Harry Theodore

Village Manager
Joe Block ................................ 630-693-7503

Assistant Village Manager
John Berley ............................. 630-693-7532

Human Resources ................. 630-693-7504

Water Billing ........................... 630-693-7570

Community Development
Engineering, zoning, building permits, code enforcement .............................630-693-7530

Community Relations
Cable television, website, media relations, special events ......................... 630-693-7550

Public Works
Streets, water, tree trimming, branch pickup .......................................630-620-2020

Environmental Services
Recycling, waste removal, sewer backups, flood control ............................ 630-279-2140

Police (Non-Emergency)
Traffic violations, crime prevention programs, stray animals ........630-543-3080

EMail:
voa@AddisonAdvantage.org

Web:
AddisonAdvantage.org

Village of Addison eNewsletter

December 2016

In this issue

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Snow Plowing Information

Regular Features

Employee of the Month

News Blurbs

Important Links

Mayor Richard VeenstraFrom the Desk of
Mayor Rich Veenstra

For most of us, the holidays are a time to over-indulge in foods we love, surrounded by family and friends, while enjoying the opportunity to give and receive gifts to be enjoyed, since all our actual needs are already met.

But for many, the holidays are a time to skrimp and save in order to put food on the table, or to meet tuition payments and medical bills.

Easing these kinds of concerns for our residents is the goal of the Mayor's Community Charity Ball, and on Dec. 19, I will have the pleasure of distributing $60,000 to 20 local charities and service organizations. Each of these groups make a tremendous difference to Addison and we are proud that each of them is part of this event.

We are also proud that a record 30 businesses stepped forward to sponsor this year's event. The business community has gone above and beyond in making the Mayor's Ball such a success.

It is due to their generosity – as well as the 520 people who attended – that we were able to make our fundraising goal. Since this event began in 1991, we have now raised $1 million, all of it used right here in our community.

My thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of the Mayor's Community Charity Ball.

On behalf of the elected officials and staff of the Village of Addison, I wish you a very, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Respectfully,

Rich Veenstra
Mayor

The 26th Annual Mayor's Community Charity Ball was held on Nov. 12 at Alta Villa Banquets. Left to right: Mayor Rich Veenstra (second from left) and his wife Maryann (left) greet former event hosts Larry and Sandy Hartwig; the Elmhurst College Jazz Band performs; guests browse the more than 300 items in the Silent Auction, before bidding electronically.

 

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Reminders to Help Keep Village Streets Safe in Winter

Please Help Public Works Keep Neighborhood Streets Clear, Curb to Curb

It is that time of year again where we need to be thinking about the colder temperatures and, of course, snow. The Village of Addison Public Works Department has a few reminders for residents, and ask for your cooperation and assistance regarding these matters.

  • Parking: per Village Code (Article V, Section 17-26), it is a violation for a vehicle to be parked on any street within the Village limits when four or more inches of snow have fallen. It makes it extremely difficult for plow trucks to safely navigate around the vehicles and still clear the snow curb to curb. This causes the snow left in the street to freeze, becoming a hazard for the motoring public.
  • Trash cans: (Village Code Chapter 15, Section 15-4) garbage receptacles cannot be placed where they can be hit by vehicles including snow plow trucks. This interferes with the ability to clear the street completely; also, plows may knock over the cans, strewing garbage all over the street. We are asking for your cooperation in this matter; please do not place the garbage receptacle in the street. The Village’s waste hauler, Republic Services, has been instructed to place all receptacles back on the parkway or driveway.
Snow Plow

The Village’s waste hauler, Republic Services, has been instructed to place all receptacles back on the parkway or driveway.

  • Snow shoveling/blowing: (Village Code Article V, Section 17-30) shoveling, snow plowing or blowing snow back into the street is not allowed. This defeats what the Village is trying to do, which is to have the street cleared to bare pavement and safe for travel.

We ask for your cooperation and patience during snow removal operations. It takes a community to come together with the same goal in mind. Please help us to make this coming winter as safe as we can for all who use our streets.

 


Employees of the Month

Michele BeebeMichele Beebe
Dispatcher
Police Department
August 2016

Michele Beebe has worked in the Addison Police Department as a Dispatcher for the past 5 years.

Her job involves answering 911 and non-emergency calls.

Michele, and her husband Nick, have two children: Gabe, 4 tears old, and Hailey, who is 2.

In her spare time, Michele enjoys gardening, cooking, baking and going to the movies with her husband.

Kai Tak LiuKai Tak Liu
Civil Engineer
Community Development Department
September 2016

Kai Tak Liu has worked in Community Development for 21 years.

His job includes reviewing plans, designing and coordinating water and sewer extension projects managing Federal Aid projects, and working on special projects. He also applies for grants and funding and participates in work groups that update the storm water ordinance, hazard mitigation plan, and water quality improvement program.

Kai recently became a certified flood plain manager.

Kai, and his wife Alisa, have two children. He enjoys photography and helping with school and club projects skiing and golf. When he has some spare time, Kai enjoys cooking, hiking, building and exploring with his scouts and coaching competitive robotics team.

Mary HeneghanMary Heneghan
Executive Assistant
Administration Department
October 2016

Mary Heneghan has worked for the Village for 8 years, both in the Police Department and Administration. She is the Executive Assistant to the Mayor, Village Manager and Village Clerk.

Mary enjoys spending time with her children, Maura, 15, and P.J., 13, and attends many of their sporting events. She is also enjoys reading in her spare time.

News Blurbs

Landscape Waste Pickup Extension

Due to the late onset of fall, the Village of Addison's waste hauler – Allied Waste Services – has extended landscape waste pickup for two weeks.

Landscape waste should be placed at the curb on the normal trash pickup day, for the weeks of Dec. 5 and Dec. 12.

2016 Year in Review

Mayor Rich Veenstra will take a look back at the projects and events of 2016, in his annual "Year in Review" interview on Addison Community Television, which will begin airing the week of Dec. 19.

Addison Community Television can been seen on Comcast Cable Channel 6 andAT&T U-Verse Channel 99. It is also streamed online  here.

'Ask Mayor Veenstra' returns in January

Mayor Rich Veenstra will answer questions from residents Tuesday, Jan. 3, 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.

"Ask Mayor Veenstra" airs the first Monday of each month except for holidays. Future programs will be held Feb. 6, March 6 and April 3.

Addison Community Television can been seen on Comcast Cable Channel 6 andAT&T U-Verse Channel 99. It is also streamed online  here.

Village Holiday Hours

Village of Addison Offices will be closed on Friday, Dec. 23 and Monday, Dec. 26, for observance of Christmas Eve and Christmas holiday. Offices will resume normal business hours at 8 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 27.

In addition, offices will be closed all day Monday, Jan. 2, for observance of New Year’s Day. Offices will resume normal business hours at 8 a.m., Tueday, Jan. 3.

The Addison Police Department is accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Shape of Addison

Itasca Bank & Trust will present the 10th Annual “Shape of Addison” Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 25 in the Village Hall Board Room, at 1 Friendship Plaza, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Board Presidents and Administrators from the Village of Addison, Addison Public Library, Park District, Fire Protection District, Elementary School District 4 and DuPage High School District 88 will be on hand to update the community.

Addison Community Television will air the meeting live, and viewers will have the opportunity to call in questions during the live broadcast. email questions can be sent either before or during the meeting to ShapeOfAddison@AddisonAdvantage.org.

Addison Community Television can be seen on Comcast Cable Channel 6, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99, or online at here.

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