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Village of Addison eNewsletter
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On behalf of the members of the Addison Village Board, our staff and the entire community, I would like to express our deepest condolences to the family of Anthony J. LaRocca, who passed away on Tuesday, May 22.
Tony LaRocca served Addison with dedication, compassion and honor. His career as an Addison police officer, water pollution control superintendent and village manager spanned more than 30 years during a time of enormous development. It was only fitting that following Tony’s retirement, the Village Board dedicated the Village’s South Wastewater Treatment Plant at 333 S. Villa Avenue in Tony’s name.
Only months following his retirement in 1989, Tony was elected to the first of four consecutive terms as a Trustee of the Addison Fire Protection District, most recently serving as Board President. His service to the Fire Protection District, along with his term as President of the Illinois Association of Fire Protection Districts, will long be remembered by our community and throughout the fire protection services in the State of Illinois.
Our community has lost a true leader and we can all be grateful that Anthony J. LaRocca was a leader for Addison.
And What To Do If You Are Burglarized
The men and women of the Addison Police Department are just as excited as you that summer is here. Although it is a time to enjoy the outdoors, this does not mean your home or other property should be neglected. The following tips are not groundbreaking, but even the simple things go undone and can lead to a victimized home. The most important thing you can do to prevent a burglary is to call the police and report a crime or any suspicious activity.
The burglary basics:
Don't tempt a thief:
Don’t overlook the outside:
If Your Home Or Business Is Broken Into:
Other Precautions You Should Take:
The Addison Historical Museum was recently contacted by a former Addison resident who lived near Lake St. and 5th Ave. from 1946-1949, and then again from 1953-1955.
This former resident recalled a place called Long’s Truck Stop, located on the south side of Lake St., west of 5th Ave., where trucks carrying cows and pigs would park overnight, on their way to the Chicago Stock Yards.
He also recalled that when neighbors nearby had their windows open, they had a night long serenade provided by the animals, and it was “difficult to ignore both the serenade and the fragrance.”
He described Long’s Truck Stop as a two-story building, with a red asphalt-type siding, rolled out and applied from the bottom up. He stated that the owners probably lived on the premises, served up meals, and provided bathing and sleeping facilities to the truck drivers who stopped there.
If you can provide any further information about, or a photo of Long’s Truck Stop, please contact the Addison Historical Museum, located at 135 Army Trail Road in Addison. Phone: (630) 628-1433. email: email@example.com.
Branch Pickup Reminder
Branch Pickup begins the first Monday of each month and is completed by the end of the week, regardless of where you reside within the Village.
If you should miss the pickup within your area, branches should not be placed at the curb until the next pickup, otherwise you may be subject to code violations. Special pickups cannot be scheduled.
Branch pickup will begin on the following dates: June 4, July 2, August 6, Sept. 4 and Oct. 1.
For further guidelines for branch pickup, click here.
Landscape Waste Removal
Landscape waste pickup has begun and will continue through November.
Grass and other landscape waste should be kept separate from other solid wastes, and will be removed on normal garbage pickup days by the contracted waste hauler.
Acceptable yard waste will be collected either from bags or trash cans. Residents may fill 30-33 gallon trash containers with landscape waste, provided they obtain landscape waste stickers at Village Hall and affix them to each container. There is no charge for the decals, which are necessary to make the landscape waste easily distinguishable and visible to the collectors. One sticker is needed per container.
Otherwise, residents may purchase paper biodegradable bags at area retailers. Stickers are not necessary when utilizing the paper bag system.
An unlimited amount of landscape waste may be placed at curbside, but it must be kept separate from other garbage. Mixed garbage will not be removed. Large branches, tree cuttings, sod rolls, root balls and soil are not acceptable in the landscape waste program.
'Ask Mayor Hartwig' Live June 4
Mayor Larry Hartwig makes his monthly appearance on Addison Community Television's Before the Board program on Monday, June 4 to answer questions from residents.
Tune in to the live broadcast at 6 p.m., and call in with a question or concern to speak to the Mayor on the air. Or email your question before or during the program to AskMayorHartwig@addison-il.org.
Addison Community Television airs on Comcast Cable Channel 6, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 and is streamed live here.
Garden Market Planned
The Village of Addison is exploring the possibility of coordinating a "Garden Market" – an opportunity for local gardeners to meet weekly to sell some of the excess produce from their own gardens.
If you or someone you know is a backyard gardener, who may be interested in participating, please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Robert Jakubowski, the May, 2012 Employee of the Month, has been a
Robert, and his wife, Sherianne, have a son Jamie, who is 16, and a daughter Elise, who is 12 years old.
His hobby, as he stated, “Is driving my children to all of theirs!
In his spare time Robert enjoys landscaping and traveling.
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