The Village of Clarendon Hills Trustee Topics Newsletter

The Village of Clarendon Hills Trustee Topics Newsletter

  • Mike McCurry
  • 09/7/10

The Village of Clarendon Hills publishes The Trustee Topics newsletter and is an excellent resource for important business happening for homeowners and tenants in Clarendon Hills. For more information about Hinsdale, Oak Brook, Clarendon Hills, Downers Grove, Westmont and surrounding communities visit my website at

In This Issue

E-mail Edition | September 7, 2010

Special Service Area

Flagg Creek Update

Bicycle Safety

Bail Changes

Chamber Feature

Local Organization Feature

Meeting on proposed downtown SSA

A Question and Answer meeting for downtown business and property owners related to a proposed Special Service Area (SSA) for the Central Business District will be at 5 p.m. September 13 at Village Hall. The proposed SSA would fund sidewalk snow removal in the downtown area.

​​​​​​​The Village has funded sidewalk snow removal for the Central Business District (CBD) sidewalks and select downtown parking lots since 2000. This was provided as a service enhancement to the downtown, ensuring sidewalks were cleared in a consistent and timely manner. Over the last several years, as a result of the economic downturn, the Village has faced an increasingly tight budget. Therefore, enhanced services such as sidewalk snow removal have become difficult to fund. Last winter, the Village funded a reduced sidewalk snow removal program.


Village Board Meeting

7 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 7
Village Hall

Park District Fall Fest

4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 11

Prospect Park

SSA Question and Answer Session

5 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 13

Village Hall

ZBA/Plan Commission

7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 16

Village Hall

The Village has proposed retiring an existing CBD SSA ahead of schedule. A new SSA would be created at the same rate ($0.55 per $100 equalized assessed value) to fund sidewalk snow removal services. The proposed SSA would affect only those properties who receive sidewalk snow removal services from the Village and are primarily commercial properties located directly in the downtown area. The proposal would result in no overall increase in property taxes.

A public hearing will take place at the September 20 Board meeting. For more about the proposed SSA, please visit the Village’s website.

Flagg Creek revises work schedule

Flagg Creek Water Reclamation District (FCWRD) is currently in the process of constructing a major sanitary relief sewer that runs through sections of Hinsdale, Westmont and Clarendon Hills. Work is currently taking place at the intersection of Ann Street and Eastern Avenue. The construction project includes more than $14 million in improvements that will help relieve sanitary sewer surcharging during heavy rainfalls.

​​​​​​​The next street closure resulting from the project will take place near Park Avenue and Walker Avenue and is scheduled to take place on September 13 and will last four to six weeks.

This phase of the project will close Park Avenue between Walker Avenue and Walker alley. In addition, west-bound Park Avenue between Walker alley and South Prospect will be closed. Traffic traveling north on Walker Avenue will be able to access east-bound Park Avenue. Please also note that some parking will be blocked on Walker and Railroad Avenues. For a map of the project area, planned detours and updates on the construction, please visit the Village’s website.

Bicycle safety reminders

As children head back to school, please be reminded of these important safety tips for cyclists and motorists:

  • When you get a new bike, write down the serial number and register the bike with the Police Department. Registration and engraving are free.
  • Road safety is important for all cyclists. The American Pediatric Association notes that most bicycle-related head injuries could be prevented with the use of bike helmets. Helmets should fit property and be certified by either the Snell Foundation or the American Society for Testing and Materials.
  • Illinois law requires bicyclists to know and obey all State traffic signals and pavement marking. For a free booklet, call the Secretary of State’s office at 1-800-252-8980 or visit their website.
  • When motorists need to pass cyclists on the road, motorists should slow down and allow at least three feet of room between the cyclists and the vehicle.

Bail amounts changing

Changes to the State Supreme Court rules on bail take effect September 15, increasing the bail amount on a number of traffic and other offenses. For example, bail for minor traffic offenses will increase to $120 and bail for DUI-related offenses will increase to $1,500. To review the revised statute, please visit the State of Illinois website.

Local Organization

Do you know about The 3/50 Project?

The Village and the Clarendon Hills Chamber encourage residents to support The 3/50 Project, which encourages you to spend $50 at three local stores each month. The money not only helps to keep local businesses and business districts vibrant, but it also helps to support the community by keeping your sales tax dollars local. To learn more about the The 3/50 Project, visit their website. To find a local business, visit the Village’s business directory online.

Local Organization

Park District will host Family Fall Fest on Sept. 11

​​​​​​​The Clarendon Hills Park District will host Family Fall Fest on Saturday, September 11 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Prospect Park. The event will feature activities for everyone, including horse-drawn wagon rides, a petting zoo, a 9-hole mini putt golf course, food and beverages and live entertainment. Visit for more information.

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