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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
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:
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Village of Addison eNewsletter

September 2016

In this issue

Industrial Job Expo

Vehicle Stickers on Sale Now

Hartwig Center Dedication

Summer Events Wrap Up

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held

Regular Features

Employee of the Month

News Blurbs

Important Links

Mayor Richard VeenstraFrom the Desk of
Mayor Rich Veenstra

Several months have passed since the 25th Annual Mayor's Community Charity Ball, but thanks to the overwhelming support of all of you, our community is still feeling the impact. Addison is so very fortunate to be in a position to provide help to so many charities and service organizations each year.

In fact, since it began in 1991, this event has raised $936,000, all of which has stayed right here in Addison, to help Addison!

As we begin the planning for this year's event, for the first time we have set a fundraising goal; at the end of our 2016 event we hope to be able to say $1 million has been raised.

So we ask our business community and you, our residents, to help us as we ...

Make it a Million!

This means we are seeking sponsors. We are seeking donations for the Silent Auction. We are asking our residents to get together with friends and purchase tickets to attend this fun evening of great food, entertainment, dancing, cash raffle and silent auction.

Unfortunately, the biggest misconception about the Mayor's Ball is that you need to know someone – a member of the Village Board, another elected official, a member of one of the service organizations – in order to attend. You need only want to help our community and have a good time in order to join us on Nov. 12 at Alta Villa Banquets.

l encourage you to learn more about tickets, donations and sponsorships by contacting Doree Krage in our Community Relations Department. Tickets are $85 per person ($80 with the early bird discount), sponsorships start at $400, and donations of any size are greatly appreciated. Please call 630-693-7550 to learn more.

Respectfully,

Rich Veenstra
Mayor


Addison Industrial Job Expo on Sept. 17

Second event to be held linking employers with job seekers

While Addison is home to the fourth largest industrial park in the State of Illinois, it is also home to manufacturing and industrial companies who can't find laborers to meet demand.

Last spring, the Workforce Development Committee, made up of members of our business community, held its first Job Expo at Addison Trail High School. Both the businesses who exhibited there, and the community members who attended, felt it was a worthwhile endeavor.

The Village of Addison and its Workforce Development Committee, College of DuPage and DuPage High School District 88 will host the second Industrial Job Expo on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Addison Trail High School, 213 N. Lombard Road.

The ultimate goals: to provide skilled labor so that businesses have the human resources to grow and compete in the marketplace, to provide career opportunities and financial growth potential to Addison residents, and to better utilize our educational resources.

The expo is open to all languages and skill levels. Job seekers should attend with their resume, and be ready to interview with prospective employers. Those needing some last minute preparation can attend the Interview Readiness Seminar that morning from 8 to 9 a.m., also at Addison Trail.

Businesses who wish to exhibit at the Expo should contact Mary Heneghan at the Village of Addison at 630-693-7510 or email MHeneghan@addison-il.org. Space is limited, but participation is free.

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Vehicle Stickers On Sale Now

Must Be Displayed by Sept. 30

Vehicle stickers are now on sale, and may be purchased by mail or at the Village Hall Collection Office at 1 Friendship Plaza.  These stickers are valid through Sept. 30, 2017.

Residents who currently have an Addison vehicle sticker should have received a preprinted renewal form in the mail.  We encourage residents to verify the accuracy of the information on the form, and save time by using the return envelope provided.

Please note that vehicles that do not display a sticker by Sept. 30 will be ticketed by Addison Police.  Anyone purchasing a sticker after Sept. 30 will incur a $10 late charge. 

New residents may download a vehicle registration form here.

Collection Office hours are Monday 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

If you have any questions concerning vehicle stickers or fees, please call the Collections Office at 543-4100 ext. 7564.

Vehicle Sticker Fees
Passenger vehicles $25.00
Recreational vehicles 31.00
Motorcycles 14.00
Trucks up to 8,000 lbs. (Class B) 44.00
Trucks 8,001 to 12,000 lbs. (Class D) 65.00
Trucks 12,001 to 16,000 lbs. (Class F) 90.00
Trucks 16,001 to 26,000 lbs. (Class H) 109.00
Trucks 26,001 lbs./semi-truck/tractors 131.00
Senior Citizens 1.00
Antique Plates 1.00
Handicapped and/or disabled veterans 1.00
Active, full-time armed forces personnel 1.00

Hartwig Center Dedicated at 2 Friendship Plaza

Former Mayor Honored for 30 years of Service to Community, Education and the Spirit of Intergovernmental Cooperation
On Saturday, Aug. 6, the Village-owned building at 2 Friendship Plaza was dedicated as the Hartwig Center, honoring former Mayor Larry Hartwig for his dedicated service to the Village of Addison. The building formerly housed the Addison Public Library. It was during Mayor Hartwig's tenure that a new library was built, and the DuPage High School District 88 Offices were moved into the former library building, benefitting the taxpayers, and eventually leading to the creation of Addison Center for the Arts at Addison Trail High School. Left to right: Mayor Rich Veenstra reads the Village Board Proclamation, officially renaming the building; Scott Hartwig and Jenny Spontak (the Hartwigs' children) and Sandy Hartwig join Mayor Veenstra in unveiling the dedication plaque; Larry Hartwig thanks those in attendance; the Hartwig family stands in front of the plaque which bears a rendering of the former mayor..

Ground Broken for New Consolidated Dispatch Center

Addison Providing Service to 14 Other Agencies So Far

On Aug. 31, the Village of Addison hosted a Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Addison Consolidated Dispatch Center, to be located next to the Public Works Facility on Jeffrey Drive.

More than 100 officials from throughout the county attended, including those from the 14 agencies who already receive services through Addison Police Department's dispatch center.

The 20,000-square foot, state-of-the-art facility will be capable of backing up all of the DuPage County 911 System Public Safety Answering Points. The building is designed to resist EF4 tornadoes, and wind speeds of 166 to 200 mph.

Redundancy and uninterruptable power systems will ensure that the facility is operational at all times, no matter the situation.

In addition, the building will house the Village of Addison's Emergency Operations Center, and include training facilities for Village staff.

This is the third expansion of dispatch services by the Addison Police Department, since it took over dispatching for Bensenville in 2010.

The new building was designed by FGM Architects, and will be constructed by Carlson Construction. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.

Mayor Rich Veenstra (second from right) was joined by DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin (left to right), Emergency Telephone System Board of DuPage County Chairman Gary Grasso, and Addison Police Department Director Bill Hayden at the Groundbreaking Ceremony.


Employees of the Month

Chris WeinbrennerChris Weinbrenner
Special Projects Officer
Police Department
April 2016

Chris Weinbrenner, a Special Projects Officer for the Addison Police Department, has worked for the Village for 12 years.

He, and his wife Laura, have three children: Ava (6); and Leah and Ella (4). He being a “Dad” and participating in anything the children are a part of.

Chris enjoys working on CALEA accreditation for the Addison Consolidated Dispatch Center and CALEA Commission on accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

Andy FranceAndy France
Public Maintenance Worker II
Public Works Department
May 2016

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 theatre.

Mike ChowMike Chow
Fleet Services Mechanic
Public Works Department
June 2016

Mike Chow has been with the Village since June, 1997, and works in fleet services as a mechanic.

He enjoys helping his family, friends and neighbors maintain their cars and trucks. Emission repairs are the problems that he excels at.

As a 50th wedding anniversary gift to his parents, Mike’s provided them was a complete interior home remodeling job. He felt that his parents always put their children first and their home second, so with the help of furniture and electronic stores, his grateful parents “love their home again”.

Tori MontbriandTori Montbriand
Clerk Typist
Finance Department
July 2016

Tori Montbriand started working for the Village as seasonal clerk-typist in the Adminstration Department three years ago. She transitioned into part-time, then full-time in the Finance Department while still going to school.

Her duties include collecting payments for water bills, vehicle stickers, transfer stamps and other Village of Addison business. She also helps with water billing and business licensing.

In her spare time, Tori enjoys working out, being outside, studying and hanging out with her mom, Laura, who works in the Police Department.

News Blurbs

'Ask Mayor Veenstra' Live Sept. 6

Mayor Rich Veenstra will answer questions from residents Tuesday, Sept. 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 Oct. 3, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5.

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

Landscape Waste Continues Until November

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.

Branch Pickup Ends In November

The Village of Addison has expanded its seasonal branch pickup service to residents to include November.

Branch pickup will begin on the first Monday of each month and finish by the end of the week, regardless of where you reside within the Village. Branches should 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.

Remaining pickup dates for 2016 are Sept. 6, Oct. 3 and Nov. 7.

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