Road Construction Update: Paving work will begin tomorrow (10-30) for the 2014 Road Improvement Program. The contractor will be on site, starting at 3:00 a.m., to apply the prime coat to the existing, ground pavement. They will not be backing up, or will disable the audible alarms and utilize a spotter should they need to. Most residents will be unaware of this work with the possible exception of seeing the flashing light on the truck. This process must begin so early in order to allow a proper amount of contact and set time so that the binder course of asphalt can be placed starting at 7:00 a.m. This is the thin leveling layer of pavement upon which the surface course will be placed. They will work all day tomorrow and will finish before noon on Halloween, Friday. Tentative timing for the surface course is next week Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Tuesday, October 28, 2014 beginning at 7:00 am, Orange Crush, LLC will begin the construction on the asphalt portion of the roadways on the project. Residents will have access to their driveways except during those small periods of time when we are working directly in front of your home or placing new asphalt on your block and will have access to driveways overnight. All construction operations will end by noon on Friday, October 31st for the residents and children to enjoy their Halloween activities.
We want to eliminate any parking on the affected roadways for Tuesday thru Friday morning to allow the work to proceed. Temporary “No Parking 7am-5pm” signs will be posted beginning on October 27th. Cars parked along the roads will restrict us from getting the necessary work done. You may park your cars on adjacent streets not affected by the construction process or in your driveways. If you can postpone your need to use the local roads during this period of time it would be helpful. Please adhere to the temporary one way traffic plan (northbound only) that has been implemented on Coe Road.
Beginning Tuesday at 7:00am the following streets will be impacted:
- Coe from Chicago to Ogden
- Maple from Jackson to Coe
- Walnut from Middaugh to Coe
- Hickory from Jackson to Coe
- Naperville Road from Jackson to Stonegate
- Stonegate from Naperville to Ogden
- Columbine from Naperville to Stonegate
- Larkspur from Columbine to Stonegate
The following tasks will be completed this week:
- Variable grinding of the entire roadway will occur on the existing streets on Tuesday, October 28th. You may drive on the streets while this is ongoing. There will be a lot of truck traffic so detouring over to Middaugh or Jackson is strongly suggested.
- Base repairs or pavement patching will be occurring at various locations as needed on Wednesday, October 29th. You may drive on the streets while this is ongoing. There will be a lot of truck traffic so detouring over to Middaugh or Jackson is strongly suggested.
- Placement of leveling binder will occur on Thursday, October 30th and Friday morning (if needed) of the entire roadway. Road closures will be necessary for this work to be completed. Temporary detours will be needed to route you away from the paving operation. The existing roadway will also be primed prior to this work beginning.
You may drive on the new asphalt as soon as the work is completed and the road has been re-opened.
Information about the upcoming advisory referendum: information is available here about the upcoming advisory referendum.
Information about the 88 Park Lawsuit: information is available here about the ongoing lawsuit.
No cost leaf pick-up starts in October: Leaves will be picked up for free starting in October running through the end of November. Twigs, glass clippings and other yardwaste will still require stickers.Water Conservation Tips: The DuPage Water Commission details how to save water through its "Preserving Every Drop" campaign. Water conservation helps save you money, while protecting valuable natural resources. Go to their website for more information.
Village Ebola Protocols Established: While there is no local case of Ebola, we along with our sister agencies and our hospital networks are taking actions that are in an abundance of caution to assure the safety of both our residents and emergency response personnel. For more information click here.
RTA Access to Transit Improvement Program: The Village is developing two applications seeking RTA and federal CMAQ funding to install pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular access and rail road crossing improvements around the Village METRA Commuter Station...(click here to read more)
Coyote Sightings: There have a been a number of coyote sightings around town. Residents with small children or dogs are advised to not leave the children or dogs unattended outside especially around dusk or at night. Residents walking dogs, as always should keep those dogs on a leash. For more information about the coyotes, click here.
2014 Downtown Master Plan: On October 20, 2014, the Village Board of Trustees directed staff to further amend the 2014 DTMP final document by omitting the reference to a potential multiple-use community center from the plan. The final draft of the 2014 Downtown Master Plan is scheduled for approval during the November 3, 2014 Village Board meeting. Click here for more information.
ComEd Efficiency Programs: ComEd will pay you for your old refrigerator or air conditioner. They are also directly rebating efficient light bulb purchases. Click here for their October newsletter.
Business Owners: Are eligible for a free energy saving audit. Click here for more information.
Passport Parking: Passport parking program which allows users to pay for train station parking through their smart phone has been rolled out for all the Village owned commuter parking. The Village hopes this will provide a convenient option for commuters and occasional users of the train station. Click here for more information.
Stormwater Survey: DuPage County Stormwater Management is encouraging residents and business owners to complete a brief survey regarding water quality in the County’s waterways. Stormwater Management is conducting the survey to measure public awareness of stormwater runoff and its effect on local streams and rivers. In an effort to attain healthier waterways nationwide, public education about water quality is among activities mandated by the Clean Water Act. Responses will be used to create and modify water quality outreach materials, which are aimed at educating residents on ways to reduce pollution in the County’s waterways. The end goal is to make local rivers and streams supportive of both aquatic life and recreational uses. The survey is available through the end of November at www.surveymonkey.com/s/dpcwaterquality.
One Way on Coe Rd.: Road construction has forced the Police Department to recommend closing Coe Rd for southbound traffic between Naperville Road and Chicago Avenue. This effectively makes the street one way. This was done for safety reasons. If you have any questions about the change please contact Chief Jenkins at (630) 286-5460. This is expected to be in effect, starting 3:30 PM Oct 10th, through Nov 12th.
Press Release- Randy Recklaus Departs as Village Manager: Randy Recklaus is stepping down as Village Manager for a position in Arlington Heights. Click here for more information.
New Refuse Cans Distributed: As part of the new refuse contract 95 gallon carts were delivered to all residents. After receiving the cart, if you would like to request a smaller cart please call Republic Services at (630) 964-3232. As a reminder, recycling and yard waste is unchanged and refuse stickers are no longer required if your garbage exceeds the limits of the new can.
Shop Local - GoLocal! The Village’s new GoLocal! program is live! Residents can visit GoLocal! at www.clarendonhills.us/golocal.cfm to learn about Clarendon Hills’ registered businesses and contractors. Registered business owners and contractors can use this site to claim their listing, post business information, specials, coupons and employment opportunities, and maintain their annual business license with the Village.
Blue Dot Parking- Blue Dots are now assigned to businesses instead of employees, each business only needs to purchase enough blue dots to have a spot for each employee that is currently on shift. Also, blue dots are now available online. Go to https://payableform.appspot.com/forms/6kfss and fill out an application.
Storm Water Update: Visit the new Storm Water page for an update on the Village's response to ongoing flooding issues, available here. More the frequent updates regarding storm water issues, join the Village's new storm water email list by clicking here.
Vehicle Stickers and Pet Licenses Now for Sale: Village vehicle stickers and pet licenses are now available for sale (due August 1st). Click here to purchase vehicle stickers online. Or visit us a Village Hall.
Prescription Drop Off: For your safety and the safety of the environment, the Police Department (448 Park Ave.) allows anyone to drop off any unused medications with no questions asked (during office hours of Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
Online Payments Now Accepted - You can now purchase your Village vehicle sticker online and Blue Dot parking pass, as well as pay your water bill and parking tickets online. The service is offered through the Illinois e-Pay service using your MasterCard, Discover, American Express or electronic check. Click here to access the Village's e-Pay web page, hosted by the Illinois State Treasurer.