Village of Addison
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Village of Addison eNewsletter
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Over the past year, I have spoken a lot about community spirit, and showing off who we are as a community. When we come together to share experiences and work together, we collectively define what Addison is, to ourselves and to those outside.
To me, nothing embodies that more than the Mayor's Community Charity Ball. This will be the 24th year that community members will gather to help those in need, right here in Addison. The event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 15 at Alta Villa Banquets.
Just as we saw a dramatic rise in participation in our summer events, I would love to see the same happen for the Mayor's Ball. And it can – just as our summer events are open to our entire community, so is the Mayor's Ball. Everyone is welcome to attend, and help us to raise money for 18 local charities and service organizations who will all use these funds in Addison.
You don't have to be member of one of the participating organizations, and you don't have to be a friend of any of our officials. You just need to care about Addison, and want to enjoy yourself for a fun evening of great food, entertainment and fun.
Money will go to our local food pantry, scholarship opportunities, foster families, recreation, art and cultural programs and those recovering from substance abuse. These funds are raised through the dinner tickets (a portion of each ticket goes to the cause of your choice,) cash raffle and silent auction.
Participating organizations this year are: Addison Community Switchboard, Addison Center for the Arts, Addison Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Americans of Italian Descent, Concord Lutheran School, District 4 Foundation for Educational Excellence, District 88 Foundation, Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, Kiwanis Club, Knights of Columbus, Lutherbrook Child & Adolescent Center, Medinah Shriners, Parks & Recreation Foundation, Rotary Club, Serenity House Counseling Services, Sister Cities of Addison, Student Participation Center and Women's Club.
Tickets are $80 per person; purchase by Oct. 31 and they are just $75. You can purchase yours at Village Hall in the Community Relations Department, or online here.
l hope you'll join us on Nov. 15. If you have any questions, please contact the Community Relations Department at 630/693-7550.
|Be Mindful of Water Quality This Fall|
With the beginning of fall, it is time for football, cooler days and changing leaves. However, the changing season also brings the inevitable need for yard cleanup.
All DuPage County residents live in a watershed, meaning most everything entering storm drains eventually runs into rivers or streams. In autumn, leaves are oftentimes blown or swept into storm drains and waterways and can become a source of water pollution. Once they reach waterways, leaves decompose and release phosphorous into the water, which can result in algae blooms and decreased oxygen for fish.
However, pollutants are not the only problem. Leaves can also build up along curbs, gutters and storm drains, which blocks stormwater runoff from entering this drainage infrastructure. Should a major weather event occur, this can lead to localized flooding.
DuPage County residents can help to keep excess leaves out of storm sewers and waterways by engaging in a number of activities.
For more information, visit www.dupageco.org/EDP/Stormwater_Management/Water_Quality/42729/.
Addison Receives Sunshine Award for Online Transparency
The Illinois Policy Institute recently conducted online transparency audits on Illinois' 51st through 75th largest municipalities as part of their Local Transparency Project.
Addison was one of only three communities to earn the "Sunshine Award" for online transparency by scoring 80 percent or better. The Village of Addison and its website, AddisonAdvantage.org, achieved a score of 80.2. The average score by municipalities, was 48.2.
"We strive to make sure information is readily available to our residents, so we are happy to hear that we are leading the way," said Village Manager Joe Block.
According to the Illinois Police Institute online transparency – meaning records, financial information, meeting minutes, etc. are readily available online – benefits communities by:
On Tuesday, September 30, the billboard near the southeast corner of Lake Street and Rohlwing Road was removed, as part of the annexation agreement between the Village of Addison and the property owner.
Thirteen billboards originally were constructed in unincorporated locations in Addison, permitted by DuPage County, but the Village has continually sought their removals.
Six had already been removed, including: Hamilton Partners property, adjacent to the tollway; in front of the old Mason Company building on Lake Street; near Links & Tees; southeast corner of Lake Street and Villa Avenue; near TK Realty; and behind Nikki's Tanning Salon, after it was damaged in a wind storm.
There are six billboards left, three of which removal is being discussed as part of future annexations.
Joe Muraglia has worked in Public Works – Environmental Services as a Public Maintenance Worker III for 27 years. He maintains sanitary and storm lift stations.
Joe is married to Lisa and has four children: Amanda, 26; Joseph, 22; Samantha, 17; and Emma, 13.
He enjoys spending time with his family and attending their sports activities.
Filomena Lehman has worked at the Village for 18 years as a Crime Analyst/Investigative Aide with the Police Department. Her duties include conducting all background checks for employees, liquor license applicants, businesses, firefighters, etc. She keeps a matrix of crimes for patterns, sex offender registrations, and is recording secretary for the Police Commission & Pension Board.
Filomena is married to Carl and has two sons: Tony (30), who recently got engaged to Caroline; and Frank (25), who just completed 4 years in the Air Force.
Filomena enjoys walking her dog Bella, and morning walks on the beach in Florida, reading, spending time with family and friends, eating and sipping wine.
'Ask Mayor Veenstra' Live Oct. 6
Mayor Rich Veenstra will answer questions from residents Monday, Oct. 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.
Addison Community Television can been seen on Comcast Cable Channel 6, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99, and is streamed online here.
Landscape Waste Ends in November
The Village of Addison provides landscape waste pickup each year, April through the end of 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.
For more details on proper ways to dispose of landscape waste, please click here.
Final Branch Pickup Next Week
The final seasonal branch pickup service to residents will take place next week, beginning Monday and finish by the end of the week.
Branches should be on the parkway the Sunday evening. Contracted crews will pass down each street only one time.
For more information about Branch Pickup, please click here.
Trick or Treat Hours
The Village’s Trick or Treat Hours will be on Friday, Oct. 31 from 3 to 7 p.m.
Children should only trick or treat within three blocks of their home. Parents are encourage to supervise children at all times, especially when crossing streets.
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