The Village of Villa Park

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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.

Village Awarded Certificate of Achievement
for Excellence in Financial Reporting

GFOA Award

The Village of Villa Park Finance Department has been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for our 2016 fiscal year end comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).

The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

This is our 30th consecutive year of recognition. An electronic version of our FY16 CAFR can be found here


Turn Clocks Forward for Daylight Saving Time -
Sunday, March 12, 2017

Prairie Path Clock

Daylight Saving Time is right around the corner. Remember to set your clocks forward by one hour on Sunday, March 12th, 2017. The time change will take place at 2:00 a.m.

Daylight Saving is also a great opportunity to remind residents to change the batteries in their smoke detectors and to make sure household storm kits are up-to-date. 

Battery Recycling Now Available at Public Works

Batteries

Roy Strom and the Village of Villa Park now offer household battery recycling at the front desk of the Public Works building (11 W Home Ave).

Residents can dispose of D batteries and below - cell phone batteries and others of the like will not be accepted. 

Public Works is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Please call them at (630) 834-8505 with any questions.

Please Keep Storm Inlets Clear of Debris

Clogged Inlet

Spring is on its way, and that means rainfall. Keeping storm inlets free of clogs is very important during the wet season and will help reduce flooded streets.

Clogged inlets prevent storm water from entering the sewers. This causes standing water in the streets and potentially ice if temperatures reach freezing. 

So, you can help the community by keeping storm inlets clear of debris!

Villa Park Welcomes Victoria's Mexican Cocina

The Village of Villa Park and the Villa Park Chamber of Commerce welcomed Victoria's Mexican Cocina to town with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, February 17th, 2017. Victoria's is located at 345 W. North Avenue - get more information on its Facebook page

Victoria's Ribbon Cutting

Friday Night Connect - Friday, March 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.

Villa Park Fire Department CPR Class -
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

CPR

The American Heart Association "BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR Class" covers core materials such as adult and pediatric CPR (including two-rescuer scenarios and use of a bag mask), foreign-body airway obstruction and automated external defibrillation for healthcare professionals. 

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 $55 and must be paid in advance.

The next BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR Class is being held on Wednesday, March 15th 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. 

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

Calvary United

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

Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. followed by a guest speaker from the DuPage Senior Citizen Council’s Home Maintenance ProgramRalph King will discuss available programs in plumbing, electrical, carpentry and other small repairs. 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, March 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 old electronics cannot go out to the curb as part of  regular garbage pickup.

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.

Senior Discount

Illinois Department on Aging

The Village Board approved a senior discount to alleviate the financial burden upon senior citizens
regarding the new charges for combined sewer separation and the stormwater management program.

Any senior living in a single family owner occupied residence who is enrolled the Benefit Access Program through the State of Illinois is eligible for the 50% subsidy. The senior must be enrolled in the State’s Benefit Access program; must be living in an owner occupied single family residence; and must provide proof of enrollment on an annual basis in person or via mail to the Finance Department (20 S. Ardmore Ave).

Apply to the Benefit Access Program here

Underground Utility Improvement Plan - Q & A 

The Village of Villa Park developed an informational Q & A document regarding the Underground Utility Improvement Plan. Click here to read.

Q & A

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. 

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

Senator Tom Cullerton Hosts Town Hall Meeting - 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Tom Cullerton

Join Senator Tom Cullerton for a Town Hall Meeting right here in Villa Park!

On Thursday, March 23rd, from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Senator Cullerton will be at the Villa Park Public Library (305 S. Ardmore Ave).

For more information, call (630) 903-6662 or visit www.senatortomcullerton.com.

Metra Survey

Metra

Metra wants to know what you think!

Participate in their fare study by filling out an online survey. Metra wants you to share your feedback on fares, ticket options and more.

Take the survey here.

Cub Scout Pack 122 Tours Villa Park Police Department

The Villa Park Police had some younger-than-usual visitors this month! Cub Scout Pack 122 received a tour of the Villa Park Police Department that included viewing an empty cell (pictured below), sitting in a police car and learning about how our police department works.

Cub Scouts

                                                                                                                                            


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Please contact, Kylie Cerk, the Village's Public Information Officer
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