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Village of Addison
Assistant Village Manager
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Village of Addison eNewsletter
From the Desk of
The Village Board and staff are well into the planning process for the Fiscal Year 2017-18 budget. It's always a challenging time, but an exciting one, especially after having a wonderfully productive year like we did in 2016.
For a Village to grow and develop, its residents have to take pride in their community, which is why building community spirit has been a priority of mine since becoming Mayor. That spirit was apparent at all of our 2016 events, especially "Rock 'n Wheels" during the summer.
Drainage improvements were made to the Village Green prior to last season, making the grounds more usable and enjoyable for attendees. More restaurants participated, bigger and better entertainment was contracted, and more people attended than ever before.
Improvements to the Village Green are continuing right now, including additional lighting, walking paths, and a permanent location for the stage. All of this will make 2017 even more successful!
This gathering place, and regular activities held there, allow our community to come together on a regular basis. But it also draws others to Addison to see what we have to offer in the way of businesses. And there are a lot of new offerings.
Shoeless Joe's Ale House and Grill opened in September, and is doing very well. It is in the heart of our entertainment corridor, in the former Home Run Inn, just across from Marcus Theater.
Lake Street Commons, which had seen so little activity for several years, is now nearly full of new offerings. Planet Fitness opened its new location there, and Lorena's Banquets filled a large space in the center. The outlot, former home of Fannie Mae's, was demolished and a new Taco Bell is being constructed there.
Another shopping center that has seen an amazing transformation is John's Plaza. The entire site went through a facade renovation after the demolition of the former John's Pizza Restaurant. Dunkley's Restaurant is being constructed there now, and pays homage to the original name of Addison, which was Dunklee's Grove.
Centennial Plaza is seeing some movement as well. Firehouse Subs has moved into the former Nana's, and Brickee's Cafe will open in the shopping center.
Our industrial area has always been an important part of our community and expansion of current businesses is a welcome sign of an economic upswing. Cary Company expanded in the past year, nearly doubling their square footage to 105,000, investing their future here in Addison.
Clyde's Delicious Donuts is another company that chose expansion over relocation, reinvesting in our community, and doubling their size as well.
From the Village's end, much of our expenditures can be classified as maintenance. This may not sound glamorous, but let me assure you, it is critically important. Maintaining infrastructure and equipment allows us to seamlessly continue offering services. This is why we have a street maintenance plan in place, with the goal of resurfacing every street in town every 20 years. So in 2016, $2.7 million in Motor Fuel Tax Funds were spent to resurface streets. We have continued upgrading our various Lift Stations throughout town, so that storm water and sewer continue to flow without interruption. And we also continued our reforestation after the removal of 2,800 ash trees in public areas, due to the Emerald Ash Borer. This has affected communities throughout northeastern Illinois.
The largest new project on the horizon for us is the Addison Consolidated Dispatch Center, which broke ground in August. This new facility willl provide services for as many as 15 agencies once it is open at the end of this year, as well as have the ability to provide backup for DuComm. Much of the funding for this project comes from the Emergency Telephone System Board, and when it is operating, the participating agencies will supplement the operation costs.
It is incredibly satisfying to see how much we have accomplished, but as always, there is so much left to do. We look forward to even more successful year ahead.
Consumer Alerts – Area Residents Targeted by ScamsSenior Citizens Are Especially Vulnerable
|The Addison Police Department is warning residents of several scams that have been reported recently, especially targeting seniors. Please report any suspicious activity!
|Branch Pickup Resumes in April, Expands to November|
The Village of Addison offers seasonal branch pickup service to residents. Branch pickup will begin on the first Monday of each month, April through November, and finish by the end of the week, regardless of where you reside within the Village.
To qualify for the Village’s Branch Pickup Program, branches must be on the parkway the Sunday before the scheduled pickup week. The service dates are listed below. Contracted crews will pass down each street only one time, and only one collection will be made Village-wide per month.
The Village’s Branch Pick-up program is truly a service to Addison residents.
It encourages each resident and building owner to pride themselves in the
health, aesthetics and value of their home, building, surrounding yard and
landscape. It promotes the community’s desire to beautify our neighborhoods
while maintaining safe and healthy surroundings. Each month, April through
November, a resident or building owner has the opportunity to place branches out
curb-side in front of their property. The programs service level may range from
the pick-up of a single broken branch placed out on the parkway, to the pick-up
removal of a resident's entire tree, cut up and stacked as specified under the
Branch Pickup Dates
Sept. 5 * (Tues.)
* Pick up delayed due to holiday
|The requirements for Branch Pickup are as follows:
Andy France, a Public Maintenance Worker II in the Public Works Department, has been with the Village for 23 years.
He helps maintain the Village’s streets and is responsible for snow plowing.
In his spare time, Andy enjoys wood working and working in theater.
Alex Ruffolo, a Patrol Officer in the Addison Police Department, was hired in 2014.
He usually works a 12 hour midnight shift and responds to service calls when needed.
Alex enjoys playing golf, hockey, biking, running and fishing.
Sue Termini has been with the Village for 23 years and has worked in both the Police Department as a Records Clerk, and in the Community Development as a clerk/typist.
Sue is married to Mark, and has two sons: Brian, 30, and Scott, 28.
She enjoys baking, reading and spending time with family and friends.
Recycling Guidelines from SCARCE
Residential recycling participation continues to rise, which is great news for the environment. But even if you regularly recycle, you might be confused about exactly what you can and cannot include in your curbside recycling program.
SCARCE – School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education – is non-profit in DuPage County dedicated to creating sustainable communities, and they recently created a handy resource for residents and small businesses. These guidelines pertain to curbside recycling only.
Landscape Waste Pickup to Begin
The Village of Addison provides landscape waste pickup each year, April 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. Please note: there is a weight limit of no more than 50 pounds per can.
Otherwise, residents may purchase paper biodegradable bags at area retailers including: Jewel/Osco, 140 W. Lake St.; Walgreen's, 16 E. Lake St.; Walmart, 1050 N. Rohlwing Road and Len's Ace Hardware, 30 W. Lake St. 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 Veenstra' Live March 6
Mayor Rich Veenstra will answer questions from residents Monday, March 6, 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 April 3, May 1 and June 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.
First Responder Academy
The Addison Police Department and Addison Fire Protection District will present a 9-week instructional "First Responder Academy, beginning April 5 and ending May 31.
The program will cover police and fire organizational structure; Addison Consolidated Dispatch Center; Patrol Division and Traffic Safety Unit; Emergency Medial Services; Use of Force; Range Demonstration; Crime Prevention and Community Response Units; Fire Suppression and much more.
Applicants must be 18 years of age with no criminal record. To apply, call 630-543-3080 or email Sgt. Brian Lindstrom.
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