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

July 2014

In this issue

Rock 'n Wheels Schedule

Police Beat

Legislative News

Regular Features

Employee of the Month

A Bit of Addison History

News Blurbs

Important Links

Mayor Richard VeenstraFrom the Desk of
Mayor Rich Veenstra

A community is more than just a place where you live. It is where you share experiences, define your neighborhood, help one another, and plan for the future. By getting involved outside the doors of your home, engaging with others, you not only learn about them, you build the spirit of your community.

In recent weeks, our residents who have been involved in what our community offers have enjoyed family entertainment, supported our local businesses,and honored our nation's traditions.

On Memorial Day, hundreds of people took part in the expanded celebration – partaking in the free pancake breakfast hosted by the Knights of Columbus, visiting our Historical Museums, marching to St. Paul Cemetery to honor the fallen, and attending the VFW Ceremony to honor our military. Having been a part of the Memorial Day Observance here in Addison for many years, I can honestly say that sharing it with so many others makes the experience that much more meaningful. I appreciate that so many families took time out of their holiday weekend to participate.

It has also been gratifying to see so many residents sharing the weekly experience of food and entertainment on the Village Green for "Rock 'n Wheels." These weekly celebrations – which include themed food fest, concert, craft show and bike & car cruise night – are a great way to have fun, meet others in Addison and sample some of our local restaurants.

Last week's event, was especially successful. For "Salute The Troops" Night, about 1,000 people joined the celebration and provided enough donations to fill a dozen large shipping boxes. These donations will go to Operation Support Our Troops America, and will then be shipped to service men and women around the world.

These types of collective experiences are more than just entertainment. They really say who we are as a community, and I'm proud of the messages they convey about us. I hope more residents will attend and become part of these celebrations throughout the summer.

Respectfully,

Rich Veenstra
Mayor


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Caught Cold-Handed!

Addison Police Reward Good Kids with Free Slurpee® Coupons

Kids caught red-handed doing good deeds in Addison may find themselves cold-handed as a result, holding a free Slurpee® drink. Addison Police officers will be handing out free Slurpee coupons this summer through Operation Chill™, 7-Eleven® stores’ popular community service program.

Through Operation Chill, Addison Police officers will be giving “tickets” to youngsters who are caught in random acts of kindness or good deeds with free Slurpee coupons. Appropriate “offenses” might include helping another person, wearing a bicycle helmet while riding or skateboarding, deterring crime or participating in a positive activity in the community.

“Addison police officers sometimes need a positive reason to interact with children and youth, and giving kids free Slurpee coupons for doing good is a great way to build a relationship,” said Sergeant Cathy Hundley. “Recognizing kids with a favorite summertime treat is a great conversation icebreaker and can reinforce good conduct, which might have a long-lasting impact.”

Since the program’s inception in 1995, more than 12.5 million Operation Chill coupons have been distributed to law enforcement agencies across the country where 7-Eleven operates stores. During the upcoming summer months and back-to-school season, good kids in more than 600 neighborhoods, cities, towns and counties will receive free Slurpee coupons.

 
Legislative News from House District 77

News from State Representative Kathleen Willis

Kathleen WillisI am happy to announce that my office will host a school supply drive from now until Aug. 10 in preparation for the upcoming school year.

We will be collecting new school supplies during normal business hours at my offices located at 112 N. Wolf Road in Northlake.

The supplies will be distributed to local schools before the beginning of the new school year. Some of the materials that are requested for donations include #2 pencils, crayons, glue, scissors, two-pocket folders, erasers, washable markers, spiral notebooks, boxes of tissue paper (Kleenex), rulers, 3X5 index cards, and baby wipes.

These items may be dropped off at Rep. Willis’ constituent service office located at 112 N. Wolf Road in Northlake during normal business hours.

 

Many families in our communities are struggling to make ends meet, and the added cost of purchasing supplies for school can be very burdensome.

As a former school board member and a parent, I know the importance of ensuring that students have all the materials they need to begin their school year on the right foot.

I hope residents will join me in working to ensure that all of the students in our communities have what they need to learn and succeed this upcoming school year.

Residents with any questions regarding what may be donated or when items may be dropped off are urged to call 708-562-6970.

State Representative Willis represents District 77, which covers the northeast corner of Addison. For information on how to contact Representative Willis, as well as our other legislators, click here.

Wojciech MardulaEmployees of the Month

Wojciech Mardula
Dispatcher
Police Department
May 2014

Wojciech Mardula has been a Dispatcher in the Police Department since 1997. His job involves police dispatch, taking calls and other assigned duties.

Wojciech is married to Aniela and has four children: Agnes, 15; Mike, 13; Jacob, 11; and Gabriela, 7.

His hobbies and spare time activities include reading history books, politics, working on computer, music, camping and socializing with friends.

Marianne FotopoulosMarianne Fotopoulos
Part Time Clerk Typist
Administration Department
June 2014

Marianne Fotopoulos has worked in the Administration Department for 6-½ years, as a part-time Clerk/Typist.

Her job includes answering phones at the Information Desk; typing Addison Actions; helping in the HR Department; and filing Ordinances and Resolutions.

Marianne has been married to Michael for 36 years, and has two sons, Mike (33), who is married to Kathy; and David (30), who is married to Kerri.

In her spare time, Marianne, is involved in the Plan Commission (15 yrs.); serves as a Library Trustee; Treasurer of the Village of Addison Sister Cities; and Women’s Club of Addison (Charter Member).

Marianne also loves attending Notre Dame Football and the Chicago White Sox games. Her greatest gift is to spend time with her new baby grandson, Paul.

WindmillA Bit of Addison History

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public work relief program of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal during the Great Depression in the United States.

It was a program for unemployed, unmarried men between the ages of 18-25. It operated from 1933 to 1942 and during that time period nearly three billion trees were planted, more than 800 parks were constructed, and a network of service buildings and public roadways were built in remote areas nationwide.

Locally, a CCC camp was established along North Avenue at Salt Creek (east of Villa Avenue).

As a result, North Avenue, also known as State Highway 64, was paved and trees were planted beside the roadway. CCC workers were provided with shelter, clothing, food and a small wage of $30 per month for their services, $25 of which had to be sent home to their families.

The museum is open on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., and is located at 135 Army Trail Road in Addison. Phone:  (630) 628-1433.  email:  museum@addison-il.org.

News Blurbs

Holiday Hours

Village offices will be closed on Friday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Offices will re-open for normal business hours on Monday, July. 7

The Addison Police Department is open and accessible 365 days a year.

'Ask Mayor Veenstra' Live Monday Evening

Mayor Rich Veenstra will answer questions from residents Monday, July 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, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99, and is streamed online here.

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