Trustee Topics for Clarendon Hills Online

  • Mike McCurry
  • 08/15/10
The village, County offer services for those in need.
 
The Village of Clarendon Hills is a safe and welcoming place for all residents and visitors. To ensure this continues, the Village encourages all residents to watch out for others in our community. If you see anything suspicious, or a person in need, please call 9-1-1 immediately. However, there may be times you are concerned about someone’s well-being, but there is no apparent emergency. The Village and County offer services that may help prevent emergencies.
 
The Village provides a Reassurance Program for the Elderly, which provides daily contact between the resident and members of the police department to ensure the resident’s well-being. In addition, Village officers can serve as a resource for elderly resident with questions or concerns. Please contact the Police Department non-emergency number at 630-286-5460 for more information or to speak with an officer. Residents are also encouraged to check on neighbors who may be frail or in poor health during times of extreme hot and cold temperatures.
 
DuPage County Human Services provides a full range of programs, from home weatherization assistance to transportation services for those in need. For information about specific programs, please visit their website, call 630-407-6500.

By helping each other, we can ensure the safety and well-being of all residents and visitors in the community.
 
State Sales Tax Holiday runs through Aug. 15
 
In time for back-to-school shopping, the State of Illinois is offering a sales tax holiday, eliminating the 5 percent sales tax on many items purchased between August 6 and August 15. During this time, local sales taxes will apply. For a list of items that qualify, please visit www.tax.illinois.gov.
 
As you shop for items during the sales tax holiday, the Village encourages you to support local businesses. Shopping locally supports not only the local businesses but the local economy as well. For more about shopping locally and local retailers, please visit the Clarendon Hills Chamber of Commerce website at www.clarendonhillschamber.com.
 
We want your ideas for the train station area
 
The Village recently kicked off a Train Station Area Redevelopment Planning project. The project builds on the 2006 Downtown Plan and is aimed at identifying opportunities to improve commuter access and development opportunities. A project website has been created that allows input through an interactive mapping tool and surveys.
 
The planning process, which is anticipated to run through January 2011, will include additional opportunities for public input and review of the plan proposals. For more information about the project, please visit the Village’s website.
 
Thanks for another great concert series!
 
The Village’s 2010 summer concert series was a success again this year. Thank you to all who attended and enjoyed the great music and food. And a special thanks to sponsoring Fifth Third Bank and the many generous sub sponsors, including All Wined Up; Allied Waste; County Line Realty; FitnessWerks; Mike McCurry of Coldwell Banker; Oak Brook Racquet and Fitness Club; Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins; and Christopher Burke Engineering.
 
Pay water bill by electronic withdrawal

The Village offers the convenience of paying your Water Bill by electronic withdrawal directly from your checking or savings account at no cost.  This program is secure, and reliable, eliminates the hassles of check writing, and ensures your bill is always paid on time, thereby eliminating late penalties.
 
To enroll in the Automatic Bill Payment Program, simply complete an Authorization Agreement for the Automatic Bill Payment Plan Program, and send it to the Village of Clarendon Hills Finance Department, along with a voided check.
 
Please note that by enrolling in the Automatic Bill Payment Program, you are giving the Village of Clarendon Hills permission to withdraw the amount of each water bill from the account you designate. Deductions from your financial institution will occur on the bill’s due date (the last business day of every month). Any questions regarding this program, please contact the Water Department at (630) 286-5416.
 

Clarendon Hills Chamber of Commerce

Visit the Chamber’s website
 
To learn more about the Chamber, member businesses, and how to join, visit the Chamber online at www.clarendonhillschamber.com.
 

Local Organization

LionsFest set for August 28
 
LionsFest, a community event hosted by the Clarendon Hills Lions Club, is planned for Saturday, August 18 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Clarendon Hills pool complex. The event offers fun and enjoyment for the community while supporting the charitable mission of the Lions Club. For more information, visit the Lions Club website at www.chlions.org.
 
 

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