Monday, May 13, 2013
Outgoing Village President Mark Pfefferman thanks residents for their confidence and for the opportunity to serve.
Monday, May 13
Patch accepts and publishes letters to the editor sent to Charlotte Eriksen at Charlotte@patch.com. ----------- Dear Editor, Our town is blessed with wonderful neighborhoods, outstanding schools and plenty of nature. Yet it is truly the people who make Glen Ellyn a premiere community. Government must reflect this excellence. Martha, Matt, Mitch and I would like to thank you for the honor of serving Glen Ellyn as Village President these past four years. Thank you for your confidence and giving us this incredible opportunity. With a lot of hard work, tremendous community support, planning, and an incredible team, the village seems to be better off than we were before. I sincerely hope you are proud of your community. Some say it takes a …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The Village of Glen Ellyn Community Grant Program supports nonprofits that provide services to Glen Ellyn residents.
The Village of Glen Ellyn in fiscal year 2013-14 will offer up to $25,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations in the area through its Community Grant Program, according to a news release from the village. "The Community Grant Program seeks to enhance the quality of life of Glen Ellyn residents by providing annual funding opportunities to organizations that provide critical services to Glen Ellyn residents," according to the release. Grants could support programs related to education, social services, physical and mental health, safe and positive living environments, environmental and natural resources, community events and arts, according to the release. In order to be eligible for the program, organizations must be nonprofits that …
Monday, April 22, 2013
The amended agreement is meant to lessen the cost of providing services to residents.
The Villages of Glen Ellyn and Lombard have announced they have amended and approved an intergovernmental agreement related to the Glenbard Wastewater Authority. Both Village Boards approved the agreement on April 15. In addition, the full board of the Glenbard Wastewater Authority approved the agreement. “We are very fortunate to have this level of partnership and commitment between the Villages and the GWA,” said Glen Ellyn Village President and GWA Executive Oversight Committee Chairman Mark Pfefferman. “We look forward to many more years of continued intergovernmental cooperation to deliver critical services to residents in the most efficient manner.” The amendmended agreement will modify funding formulas for operations and maintenance…
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The village will hold a special curbside refuse collection beginning April 20. Find out what items will be accepted.
Thursday, April 18
From the Village of Glen Ellyn The Village of Glen Ellyn's special refuse pickup will begin April 20 at 7 a.m. and may take several days to complete. To ensure that you are not missed, items must be at the curb by 7 a.m. on Saturday, April 20. All materials must be in containers or bundled (maximum 50 lbs.), with the exception of bulk items, such as couches, chairs, lamps, appliances, etc. Containers include trash bags and cans. Items such as old carpet must be broken into sections and bundled or containerized. (All bundles must be no longer than 4 feet in length.) No loose construction material will be accepted during the special refuse collection. All construction material must be placed in containers or bundled and tied with rope. …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Village President Mark Pfefferman urges residents to vote in the upcoming election. To send a letter to the editor, email Charlotte@Patch.com.
Wednesday, April 3
Glen Ellyn Patch accepts and publishes letters to the editor emailed to Local Editor Charlotte Eriksen at Charlotte@patch.com. ------------ “And I think to myself, what a wonderful world.” The lyrics to this Louie Armstrong classic play loudly in my thoughts during daily travels throughout Glen Ellyn. It is an honor to be Village President of this exceptional town of fine people. To maintain our quality of life and grow the village to its full potential, leadership requires integrity, objectivity, communication, accountability and putting Glen Ellyn and its customers, the taxpayers, above all else in decision and action. Local school district, park district, county, township and village elections will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The Village of Glen Ellyn recognizes fourth graders for raising money for the village's Emerald Ash Borer treatment program.
The Glen Ellyn Village Board last week recognized the Ben Franklin Elementary School fourth grade class for their recent fundraising campaign that raised more than $400 for the Village's Emerald Ash Borer treatment program, according to a news release from the Village of Glen Ellyn. The fourth grade classes each participated in this effort by selling bracelets within the community, according to the release. The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a small, green insect that has killed millions of ash trees in the United States and was confirmed in Glen Ellyn in March 2009, according to the Village of Glen Ellyn website. The village in March 2012 surveyed the ash population of 1,279 trees and found 376 infested with EAB. The infested threes were …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The Village of Glen Ellyn is asking residents to submit questions to Village President Mark Pfefferman this week. Questions may be related to just about any village topic.
Have questions related to just about anything Glen Ellyn? The Village of Glen Ellyn is holding a virtual question and answer period for residents to ask Mayor Pfefferman. Questions will be accepted through March 9 and will be answered within the week, according to the village. No village related question is off limits. Questions may be e-mailed to Mark Pfefferman, posted on the village’s Facebook page or on the Glen Ellyn Forum. In addition, comments and suggestions are also welcomed. What questions do you have for the Village of Glen Ellyn? Share them in our comments.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Village of Glen Ellyn hires Al Stonitsch as the new assistant village manager to manage human resources, IT and oversee communications.
The Village of Glen Ellyn on Monday announced the appointment of Al Stonitsch as its new assistant village manager. Stonitsch, who has 11 years of experience in local government and currently works as the human resources director for the Village of Glenview, will move into his new role March 11, according to a news release from the Village of Glen Ellyn. The village received than 90 applications for the position that pays roughly $110,000 a year, following the retirement of former Assistant to the Village Manager, Dana Marie Izzo. The village has two assistants to the village manager; one who handles administrative affairs and the other has typically managed human resources. Stonitsch will manage human resources, IT and oversee …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
A look back at some of the top stories of the week and items you may have missed.
Police Blotter: Stolen Phone, Egged Car, Cannabis Possession Glen Ellyn Police Department reports, Feb. 17-24 D41 Board of Education Approves Teacher Contract Through 2016 Moving forward teachers will receive increases based on the consumer price index plus a 1.5 percent component. New Hadley Junior High Principal Named The Glen Ellyn District 41 Board of Education approved the appointment of Steve Diveley during its meeting Monday night. D41 Board Hears Think Tank Recommendation; Forum Planned Prior to March 11 Vote A public forum on District 41's Think Tank initiative will be held March 9, prior to the board voting on the measure. Glen Ellyn Receives Reforestation Matching Grant The grant will allow the village to plant 100 parkway …
Friday, March 1, 2013
The grant will allow the village to plant 100 parkway trees.
Friday, March 1
From the Village of Glen Ellyn Glen Ellyn was recently awarded $15,000 in reforestation matching grants from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. This grant will allow for the planting of over 100 parkway trees. One hundred and twenty trees are scheduled to be planted this spring and an additional 102 trees were planted in the fall of 2012. Public Works employees will plant all of these trees. In addition, parkway trees will be planted in front of the Glen Ellyn Public Library along Duane Street. A donation from Meatheads Restaurant will fund the planting of two parkway trees on Buena Vista Drive. A separate $500 anonymous donation will be used to plant additional trees in the Village Arboretum at Panfish Park. “Emerald Ash Borer …