The Village of Villa Park

  Feb. 10, 2017                          Villa Park News                          Vol. 3 Issue 2

                                                                                                                                            

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Roy Strom Announces New Refuse Collection Day

Roy Strom Truck

Villa Park residents who receive refuse collection on Fridays will have their waste collection day changing to Thursdays beginning on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017. Your final Friday collection will be Friday, February 24th. Affected residents will be receiving a notice in the mail as well as reminder stickers. View the new collection map here

Please make sure your collection material is curbside by 6:00 a.m. on Thursdays. If you have any questions, please contact Roy Strom Refuse Removal Service at (708) 344-5000. 

Holiday Lights Must be Removed by March 27, 2017

Lights

Temporary exterior holiday lighting shall be permitted for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days. Please remove all exterior lighting decorations after your celebration of the season no later than Monday, March 27th, 2017.

If your old, broken or unused lights require disposal, please recycle them responsibly. The Village of Villa Park and Roy Strom host an electronics recycling event every third Saturday of the month where lights are accepted. Get more information here.

Villa Park Welcomes Two New Businesses

The Village of Villa Park and the Villa Park Chamber of Commerce welcomed Strong U Gym and Jackson Hewitt to town with a dual ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, February 3rd, 2017. Both businesses are new members of the Chamber of Commerce. 

Strong U (below) is located at 80 E. Central Blvd - get more information on its Facebook page.

Strong U Ribbon Cutting

The new independently owned Jackson Hewitt (below) is located at 334 E. St. Charles Rd - get more information on its website.

Jackson Hewitt Ribbon Cutting

Visit the Economic Development page on our website and the Villa Park Chamber of Commerce's website for future ribbon cuttings and events. 

Friday Night Connect - Friday, February 10, 2017

Friday Night Connect

Friday Night Connect is a partnership between Willowbrook High School, the Villa Park Police Department and the local clergy to provide students with safe, positive activities from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

All students in sixth through eighth grades at Villa Park public and private schools are invited to join Friday Night Connect. They will be mentored by Willowbrook High School students, and adults will provide supervision. This program is free for participants.

Each Friday Night Connect will take place at the following three locations: York Center Church of the Brethren (1S071 Luther Ave, Lombard), Harvard Avenue Evangelical Free Church (206 W. St. Charles Rd, Villa Park) and Calvary United Methodist Church (136 E. Highland Ave, Villa Park).

VFW Friday Night Fish Frys & Tactical Taco Thursdays

Fish Fry

Celebrate the end of the week with the Villa Park VFW Post 2801 (39 E. Saint Charles Rd) at their weekly Tactical Taco Thursdays and Friday Fish Frys.

The fish fry is every Friday from 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. The VFW serves up fried fish, shrimp, Italian Beef, hot dogs and freshly made chips & fries.

Tactical Taco Thursday is every Thursday from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. You can practice your shooting skills while enjoying tacos priced at $2.00 each or three for $5.00.

Get more information on the VFW's website.

Calvary United Methodist Church Dinner -
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Calvary United

Calvary United Methodist Church will host its monthly “Third Thursday Community Meal with Speaker” on February 16th.  

Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. followed by a guest speaker. Shari Alia of World Relief, Wheaton, will speak on the current refugee situation worldwide and actions being taken by World Relief. Calvary UMC is located at 136 East Highland in Villa Park, the northwest corner of Highland and Summit. The public is welcome and there is no charge for dinner.

Electronics Recycling - Saturday, February 18, 2017

E-Recycling

In Illinois, it is illegal for electronic devices to be disposed of in a landfill, so the Village of Villa Park partnered with Roy Strom to host electronics recycling events on the third Saturday of every month from 9:00 a.m.-noon at the Public Works Garage ( 20 W. Home Ave).

Now that the holidays are over and everyone has opened their new gifts, please remember that the old electronics cannot go out to the curb as part of the regular garbage pick-up.

This is a free service for Villa Park residents only, and a photo ID is required to drop off electronics. Also, only one TV may be dropped off per visit. Read more about Villa Park’s electronic waste program here.

ComEd Conducts Tree Trimming in Villa Park

ComEd Tree Trimming

ComEd will perform Village-wide tree trimming/vegetation management through February 2017. Vegetation management is a key component of ComEd’s maintenance program to ensure system electrical reliability, as vegetation contact with ComEd equipment is a leading cause of outages. 

Large trees and branches can cause extended power outages when they come into contact with overhead power lines. Tree trimming will help reduce and prevent outages. Affected property owners have been notified by ComEd. View the maps detailing scheduled maintenance here

Vegetation management activities can cause concern for residents because trees near electrical wires are significantly trimmed and occasionally require removal. However, qualified line-clearance workers contracted by ComEd will be performing the tree pruning work, and Supervisors and General Foremen will be in close contact with the crews, ensuring that the work is performed properly. For more information, please call 1 (800) Edison-1 or visit ComEd's website

Villa Park Fire Department CPR Class -
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

CPR

The American Heart Association's "Heartsaver CPR/AED Class" covers core materials such as adult and pediatric CPR, foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) and automated external defibrillation (AED). 

Classes are taught by trained Villa Park Fire Department paramedics. This is a full class and includes a student workbook. After completion of the class, each student will receive a 2-year certification card. Cost for the class is $40 and must be paid in advance.

The next Heartsaver CPR/AED Class is being held on Wednesday, February 22nd from 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. at the Iowa Community Center (338 N. Iowa Ave). Click here to register. 
  
For more information, contact Fire Department Administrative Assistant Mary Hornback via email or by calling (630) 833-5350. 

Cancellation Notice for 9th Annual Ice Fishing Event

Ice Fishing

Due to unseasonably warm weather, there is inadequate ice thickness to host the 9th Annual Ice Fishing event at North Terrace Lagoon (300 N. Westmore Ave).

The event would have been held on Saturday, February 11th from 9:00 a.m.-noon. Attendees would learn about ice fishing safety, how to drill holes in the ice and how to catch fish.

Stay tuned for information on a potential event next year.

Park Art Center Hosts Marc Hauser Exhibit -
February 10th-April 1st

Marc Hauser Photography

On Friday, February 10th, from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., the Park Art Center (9 East Park Blvd) will host an opening reception for its new exhibit, “A Blink of the Eye”, Marc Hauser Retrospective Photography

The exhibit will run from Friday, February 10th through Saturday, April 1st. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.

Get more information on the Park Art Center's website

District 45 Kindergarten Registration Available - 

Week of March 13th, 2017

District 45 Logo

School District 45 has officially set its dates for kindergarten registration. It will be available at the following five D45 elementary schools at varying dates and times:


Ardmore School (225 S. Harvard Ave, Villa Park)
Wednesday, March 15, 9:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.


North School (150 W. Sunset Dr, Villa Park)

Wednesday, March 15, 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. 
The week of March 13, 8:00 a.m.-3:15 p.m.

Schafer School (700 E. Pleasant Ln, Lombard)  
Wednesday, March 15, 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
 
Stevenson School (18W331 15th St, Lombard)
Wednesday, March 15, 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
 
Westmore School (340 S. School St, Lombard)
Wednesday, March 15, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
The week of March 13, 7:45 a.m.-3:15 p.m. 

Kindergarten registration may also be completed at any of these locations from March 13-17 during normal school hours. Visit the D45 website or contact the school office for more information. 

Villa Park Police Department Welcomes New Officer

VP Officer

The Village of Villa Park Police Department has welcomed a new officer to the team.

Ivan Holguin was introduced to the department in late January. Congratulations!

Visit the Villa Park Police Department's Facebook page for future updates and more.


                                                                                                                                            


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