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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
William Lynch
Joe McDermott
Sam Nasti
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:
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Web:
AddisonAdvantage.org

Village of Addison eNewsletter

June 2017

In this issue

Community Development Recognized

Memorial Day Events

Rock 'n Wheels Schedule

Village Bond Rating Reaffirmed

Regular Features

Employee of the Month

News Blurbs

Important Links

Mayor Richard VeenstraFrom the Desk of
Mayor Rich Veenstra

I am honored to begin my second term as Mayor of the Village of Addison, and appreciate the trust our community has placed in me, and the rest of our elected officials.

Mayor Rich Veenstra (right) was congratulated by outgoing DuPage Mayors and Managers President David Brummel at the installation dinner on May 19.

When I took office four years ago, I hoped to continue the legacy of my predecessors – most notably, Anthony Russotto and Larry Hartwig – who had mapped a plan for Addison that had resulted in major changes over the course of 25 years.

My hope is to take that vision even further, with more growth and development, and more reasons for our residents to feel that Addison is not only their hometown, but a place that gives them a sense of pride.

It wasn't very long into my first term that I realized that being the kind of mayor I wanted to be would require more time and effort than "part-time" would allow, so I retired from my position with CVS/Caremark. It has allowed me to really focus on what is happening in our community, and what we can do to improve it.

On April 27, newly elected officials from the Village of Addison, Addison Fire Protection District, Park District and both school districts were sworn into office at a Community Inauguration Ceremony at Village Hall.

It also allowed me to become more involved in organizations that affect our community, and help us toward those goals, such as the DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference. After serving on their Legislative Program Committee, and as Vice President, I am proud to be the 2017-18 President.

DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference is made up of 33 municipal governments, and helps foster intergovernmental cooperation and provides leadership opportunities.

More importantly, the conference helps evaluate the impact of pending state and federal legislations, and assists in voicing municipal concerns. Through the conference, we have been able to implement pension reform, protect Local Government Distributive Funds and much more.

I value the opportunity to represent Addison in both of these offices and look forward to seeing what we can all accomplish together.

Respectfully,

Rich Veenstra
Mayor


Community Development Department Recognized for Enforcement

New Classifications Mean Piece of Mind and Possible Cost Savings for Residents

The Village of Addison Community Development Department was recently notified by the Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO) that the building codes adopted by our community, as well as our efforts to enforce them, have resulted in an improved score for Addison.

Our Building Code Effectiveness Grading Classification was raised to a "3" for one- and two-family residential property; it was also raised to a "3" for commercial and industrial property.

ISO is an insurer-supported organization that provides advisory insurance underwriting and rating information to insurers. Insurers may provide rating credits to individual property insurance policies in recognition of community efforts to mitigate property damage due to natural disasters, using the Building

Code Effectiveness Grading Classification.

"This is great news for our Community Development Department," said Village Manager Joe Block, "but it's also good news for our residents.

"Our building department staff and inspectors work very hard to see that properties meet code for everyone's safety. But this classification upgrade may mean a cost savings for property owners on their insurance."

The Village scores were above County, State and National averages in many of the criteria, including Building and Other Code Adoption and Certified Personnel.

This Building Code Effectiveness Grade will be current for 4 to 5 years.

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Village Bond Rating Reaffirmed at 'AA+'

Fitch Ratings Cites Strong Growth and Stability

The Village of Addison was notified by Fitch Ratings of New York that we have been reaffirmed at a bond rating of "AA+".

Addison's strong economic and revenue growth prospects and its status as a home-rule municipality were noted in the decision.

The rating is also supported by the village's exceptional financial resilience, as well as its moderate long-term liability position and solid expenditure controls, stated the Fitch Ratings release.

“This shows that our Village Board and staff are continually working in a fiscally

responsible manner, which is something we consider to be our top priority,” Mayor Rich Veenstra said.

The evaluation was done in anticipation of refunding $2.3 million in general obligation bonds, and allows the Village to receive a substantially lower interest rate, said Village Manager Joe Block.

Proceeds will be used to advance refund a portion of the village's outstanding taxable bonds from series 2010. The bonds are scheduled to sell via negotiation in June.

 


Employees
of the Month

Stephen OskrobaStephen Oskroba
Patrol Officer
Police Department
February 2017

Stephen Oskroba, was hired in 2007. He is currently assigned to the traffic safety unit, responsible for investigating crashes and other road incidents. He also provides education to the community on traffic related matters.

Stephen is married to Sima, and enjoys bike riding, working on home projects, and getting together with family and friends.

Alicia VillarealAlicia Villareal
Principal Account Clerk
Finance Department
March 2017

Alicia Villareal has been with the Village for 11 years and has worked in both the Police Department as a Records Clerk, and in the Finance Department as a Principal Account Clerk.

Her job involves a variety of duties such as: opening, closing and auditing accounts; running reports; helping customers with questions and problems; sending monthly water bills and past due notices, and working with Public Works to check meters and electronic devices.

Alicia has two daughters, Crystal, 24 and Cecilia, 19, with whom she enjoys spending time with.

She also enjoys listening to music, dancing, working out and going to concerts.

Ray ButlerRay Butler
Senior Network Administrator
Administration Department
April 2017

Ray Butler has worked for the Village for 11 years in the MIS Division as a Senior Network Administrator.

His job includes day-to-day administration of the Village’s Infrastructure, installing and maintaining upgrades, optimizing, designing, planning and troubleshooting local area, wide area and wireless LAN networks, including Internet connectivity.

Ray, is married to Julie, and has a daughter Brianna, 16 and stepson Chris, 27.

He enjoys cooking, yoga, listening to music and going to live concerts.

News Blurbs

'Ask Mayor Veenstra' Live June 5

Mayor Rich Veenstra will answer questions from residents Monday, June 5, 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 July 3, Aug. 7 and (Tuesday) Sept. 5.

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

Latex Paint Recycling

DuPage County is hosting a Latex Paint Recycling Program at the County’s Woodridge Greene Valley Wastewater Treatment Facility starting June 1.

Residents can drop off their usable, unwanted latex paint during designated summer collections free of charge. The County will accept latex-based paint that has not been frozen, is less than 10 years old and has not been mixed with other products. The paint will be filtered and re-blended into a variety of colors, types and finishes. The recycled paint will then be offered free to residents, businesses and non-profit organizations in 5-gallon containers. While commercial entities can pick up the recycled paint, drop off is limited to residents. Paint from businesses, contractors or commercial entities will not be accepted.

Homeowners can drop off their latex paint at the Woodridge Greene Valley Wastewater Treatment Facility, 7900 S. Route 53 in Woodridge, Monday to Saturday from June 1 through July 29 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Recycled paint will be distributed during the same hours starting June 8. The site will be closed July 1 to 4.

For more information, contact DuPage County at (630) 407-6700 or the Public Works Department at (630) 985-7400 or visit, www.dupageco.org/recyclingprograms/.

Stay Connected on Social Media

Stay informed on everything happening in your community, through our various social media platforms!

The Village of Addison maintains two Facebook pages. To stay informed on news, get reminders, and see photos of projects and things going on in Addison, visit our Village of Addison Facebook page.

To stay up to date on all of our events, and see photos and videos, visit our Village of Addison Special Events page.

Follow us on Twitter for up-to-the-minute news @AddisonVillage.

Check out our You Tube channel at Village Addison.

And don't forget that the Addison Police Department maintains a Facebook page at Addison Police Department, and Twitter @AddisonPolice.

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