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Thank You from the Village

On behalf of the Village of Villa Park, we would like to express our gratitude to the residents for their support and approval of the 0.5% Sales Tax Increase Referendum proposal.

Thanks to the residents, we are able to use the generated funds to set the Underground Utility Improvement Plan into motion. The plan includes the installation, replacement and maintenance of sanitary sewer, storm sewer and water main systems in the Village.

An informational Q & A document can be found on our website here, and hard copies can be picked up at Village Hall.

Once again, thank you for your support and interest in improving our Village!


Q & A

Keep An Eye Out For Village Matters

Village Matters

The Spring edition of Village Matters is hitting Villa Park homes at the end of April, so keep an eye out for it!

This edition features a farewell message from Village President Deborah Bullwinkel, a feature on senior citi
zen news and updates from our Village Departments, the Library, the School Districts and local charitable organizations.

Yard Waste Collection Resumes Through November

Yard Waste

Yard waste collection began the first week of April and will run through November 30th. Yard waste consists of grass, shrubbery clippings, leaves and plant material. It is to be set out in 30 gallon Kraft paper bags designed for the collection of yard waste or in 35 gallon (max) refuse cans clearly marked "Yard Waste Only".

A prepaid Yellow Yard Waste Tag must be affixed to each bag or can set out. Yard waste bags or cans are not to exceed 50 lbs when full. Do not use plastic bags for yard waste (plastic cannot be tub ground, composted or tilled into soil). Yard waste is limited to what is generated at the residence being serviced. The waste must be out by 6:00 a.m. along with refuse during the yard waste collection season. 

Please visit this page for further information and for a list of locations where YW tags can be purchased.

Villa Park's Community Garden Kickoff -
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Garden

Spring is here and so is the opening Villa Park’s Community Garden! For the first time ever, the garden is located at Westmore Park (between Westmore Ave, Biermann Ave, Sunset Dr and Plymouth St). 

Interested gardeners are encouraged to attend the Community Garden's Kickoff Event on Saturday, April 22nd.

Plots are available for purchase year-round and become open again when the season ends. The fee to reserve a plot is $10. If you want to reserve a spot for yourself or your organization, signups are on a first come, first served basis at the Iowa Community Center or the Villa Park Public Library—hurry, they’re going fast!

Planting may begin on May 15th, and those who share pictures of their vegetables grown in these plots will be given an additional “thank you” gift for their partnership in helping make the community more vibrant and healthy.

Visit the Grow Healthy Villa Park website at www.growhealthyvillapark.org for more details. If you are having trouble locating the park, view our map


Village Introduces New Special Event Packet

Event

The Village Board recently approved the use of a new special event application packet that combines all applications for various requests/events in order to streamline the process.

If you are holding a special event such as an organized walk, a 5K run, seasonal sale or carnival among other special events that require Village resources, you must submit an application 30 days prior to the event.

This new packet amends the daily liquor license fee to $75, amends the raffle fee to $10 and lists other applicable fees, provides improved coordination, tracking, planning and gives departments the time necessary to assure a successful event that promotes a positive reflection on the Village of Villa Park. The application can be found here.

Electronics Recycling - Saturday, April 15, 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).

With spring cleaning happening, 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.

Please Keep Storm Inlets Clear of Debris

Clogged Inlet

Spring is here, and that means rainfall. Keeping storm inlets free of debris 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 ice if temperatures reach freezing. 

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

Friday Night Connect - Friday, April 14, 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.

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.

Calvary United Methodist Church Dinner -
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Calvary United

Calvary United Methodist Church will host its monthly “Third Thursday Community Meal with Speaker” on April 20th.  

Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. followed by a guest speaker, Lena Motola, from Walgreens Drug Store, who will share information regarding managing one’s health, type diabetes and general information on Medicare Part D. 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.

Villa Park Fire Department CPR Class -
Wednesday, April 26, 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, April 26th from 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. at the Iowa Community Center (338 N. Iowa Ave). Click here to register, and visit the website for information on other classes. 
  
For more information, contact Fire Department Administrative Assistant Mary Hornback via email or by calling (630) 833-5350. 

Senior Concerns Commission Hosts 3rd Annual
Senior Fair – Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Senior Fair

Join the Senior Concerns Commission and the Village of Villa Park for the 3rd annual Senior Fair on Thursday, May 4th from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The event is free for all ages and will be taking place at the Villa Park VFW Post 2801 (39 E. St Charles Rd). Free refreshments and appetizers will be provided. 

The purpose of the fair is to inform and to provide the senior community with resources. Features include free blood pressure screenings, medication checks, crime prevention material and much more from local medical professionals and organizations. 

For more information on the event, contact Village Clerk Hosanna Korynecky at (630) 592-6077 or the Village Manager’s Office at (630) 592-6052.


Senior Discount

State Seal

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

                                                                                                                                            


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