The Village of Clarendon Hills Trustee Topics Newsletter October 5th, 2010

  • Mike McCurry
  • 10/5/10

In This Issue

E-mail Edition | October 5, 2010

Flagg Creek Update

​​​​​​​Internet Safety Training

Train Station project meeting

Fire Prevention Week

Village Survey

HCHS Hall of Fame
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Local Organizations


Calendar

Kruml Park Dedication
Saturday, Oct. 16
Kruml Park

Village Board Meeting
7 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 18
Village Hall

Train Station Area Redevelopment Project Community Meeting
7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 27
​​​​​​​Prospect Elementary School

Flagg Creek Work Continues Downtown
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Flagg Creek Water Reclamation District (FCWRD) is in the process of constructing a major sanitary relief sewer that runs through sections of Hinsdale, Westmont and Clarendon Hills.


Construction is currently taking place at Park Avenue and Walker Avenue and will last through October. Currently Park Avenue is closed between South Prospect and Walker Alley. Vehicles now have access to east-bound Park Avenue from north-bound Walker.


Construction recently began on Harris Avenue between Route 83 and Ann Street. This section of Harris is open to local traffic only. On approximately October 15, construction will begin on Eastern Avenue between Park and Holmes, including the intersection of Holmes, Eastern and Harris. Traffic on north-bound Holmes will be detoured to Sheridan and then to Prospect.


For a map of the project area, planned detours and updates on the construction, please visit the Village’s website, www.clarendonhills.us/flaggcreek.cfm. The construction project includes more than $14 million in improvements that will help relieve sanitary sewer surcharging during heavy rainfalls.


Internet Safety Training Available Online

​​​​​​​The Illinois Attorney General’s Office and the Illinois State Board of Education have launched an Internet safety training program for Illinois schools. Several training modules were created to provide teachers with resources to educate and inform students on Internet safety information. Each module covers topics such as online exploitation, cyberbulling, sexting and piracy. The modules are available online at www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov by clicking on the “Internet Safety” icon. Additional information about cyberbullying is available at http://ebully411.com. For more information, call 1-888-414-7678 or e-mail info@atg.state.il.us.

Quick Links

Village Wants Your Ideas for Train Station Project

​​​​​​​The Village is currently conducting a Train Station Area Redevelopment Planning project to identify opportunities to improve the train station site. A community meeting to discuss the project is planned for 7 p.m., Wednesday, October 27 at Prospect Elementary School. All residents, business owners and others interested in the project are invited to attend. At the meeting, consultants will present concept plans for review and comment.


The Train Station Area Redevelopment Plan builds on the vision of the Village’s Downtown Master Plan, which was approved in 2006 following significant public input. A key component of the Downtown Plan is redevelopment of the train station site. The Train Station Area planning project is funded through two grants the Village received. The Regional Transportation Authority contributed $80,000 and the West Suburban Mass Transit District contributed a $20,000 match. It is anticipated that future redevelopment of the site would be funded through private investment, public funds and grant opportunities.


Silent Parade to Conclude Fire Prevention Week
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A Silent Parade will conclude Fire Prevention Week on Friday, October 8. The parade is dedicated to the firefighters and civilians who have lost their lives due to fires. The parade will begin in Hinsdale at 7 p.m., traveling through Clarendon Hills and ending at Route 53 in Lisle. Clarendon Hills residents may view the parade and pay tribute by holding a flashlight as the cortege passes at approximately 7:10 p.m. The best place to view the parade in Clarendon Hills is from the Clarendon Hills Middle School, 301 Chicago Ave., Clarendon Hills Park District, 315 Chicago Ave., or the Notre Dame Church parking lot, 64 Norfolk Ave. A brief ceremony will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1101 Kimberly Way, Lisle, at approximately 7:45 p.m.


Community Needs Survey Reminder

​​​​​​​The Village recently distributed its sixth annual Community Needs Survey to 1,000 randomly selected households in the Village. Residents who receive a survey are encouraged to complete it and return it to the Village promptly. All surveys are requested to be returned by October 15.


The answers of all respondents will be combined to portray a statistically accurate picture of Village opinions.Survey results will be posted on the Village website and at the Clarendon Hills Library in December.


Trustee Cochran inducted to HCHS Hall of Fame
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Congratulations to Village Trustee Diane Smith Cochran who was recently inducted into the Hinsdale Central High School Hall of Fame. Trustee Cochran was honored for her commitment to community service, including serving as a past President of the Clarendon Hills Chamber of Commerce, her service as a Village Trustee, and involvement in numerous other organizations.


Local Organizations

Park District hosting Kruml Park Dedication

​​​​​​​The Clarendon Hills Park District will host a Kruml Park Dedication from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 16. The event will include a ribbon cutting, officially opening the 2.3-acre park to the neighborhood and community. All are welcome, but please note that parking is limited.

Community Presbyterian Preschool Open House

Community Presbyterian Church Preschool will host an open house on Wednesday, October 20 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The preschool is NAECY Accredited and has classes for 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds. Community Presbyterian Church is located at 39 N. Prospect Ave.

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