Not only did your police chief go... on record as saying there has never been a report of an incident involving a pit bull or rottweiler
The Village of Oak Brook recently approved the replacement all water meters throughout the Village. The new water meters and transceivers will allow the Village to provide better customer service, greater data accuracy, and will provide reduced operational costs of our water system.
The following information is important to understand in advance of our visit to your home or business:
• This is a mandatory water meter replacement project. The Village and United Meters, Inc. ...will work to make this as convenient as possible for all residents and businesses.
• The replacement of most water meters will require access to your residence or business, as nearly all of them are located inside.
• You will receive a mailed notification from United Meters, Inc. prior to installers arriving in your neighborhood. This notification will provide instructions on how to set up an appointment for your water meter to be replaced.
• An adult age 18 or older must be present at all appointments, which will take approximately 30 to 60 minutes.
• The automated water meters will transmit water usage data wirelessly to the Village, but they present no health or data security risks.
We appreciate your cooperation in making this project a success.
To schedule the meter replacement in your home, please contact United Meters, Inc. at (815) 941-1061.
For all other questions related to this project, please contact the Oak Brook Public Works Department at (630) 368-5270.
IMPORTANT: Please wait until you receive a written letter from United Meters, Inc. before calling to schedule an appointment to replace your meter.
Residents of Oak Brook's Saddle Brook subdivision are concern about increased traffic from a coming apartment and natatorium development nearby at the Oak Brook Hills resort, 3500 Midwest Road, Westmont.
About 4,500 Oak Brook Public Library cardholders will gain access to a substantially larger pool of resources with the library's May 1 move to a new consortium.
Pending Cellular Communication Legislation
When it comes to quality of life, Illinois taxpayers could soon bear the burden of the cellular industry’s 5G technology. The Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act (SB 1451) gives big telecom companies carte blanche to place small cell antennas — the size of refrigerators, in some cases — on streetlights and utility poles in the public right of way in towns across the state....
In its editorial section today, the Chicago Tribune published an op-ed developed by the DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference (DMMC) and submitted by Mayors Steve Chirico of Naperville and Richard Irvin of Aurora.
The editorial outlined DMMC’s opposition to the Small Cell Bill (SB 1451), which is now on Gov. Rauner’s desk.
Please contact Governor Rauner’s office at 217-782-0244 and urge him to veto or make changes to the legislation that would:
Protect local authority
Enable municipalities to directly negotiate agreements with wireless carriers
Allow local government to charge competitively based on market prices
Establish size, height and design standards
Lengthen the approval process to give towns adequate time to review applications
Mayor Rich Veenstra, DMMC President
Village of Oak Brook Management Team:
Back Row from Left:
Information Technology Director, Jim Fox
Human Resource Manager, Kathy Vonachen...
Director Public Works, Doug Patchin
Fire Chief, Barry Liss
Head Librarian, Jacob Post
Finance Director, Jason Paprocki and
Development Services Director, Tony Budzikowski.
Front Row From Left:
Chief of Police, James Kruger
Village Manager, Riccardo F. Ginex
Executive Assistant, Donna Bettin and
Golf Course Superintendent/Manager, Sean Creed
VILLAGE SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
The Village President is currently taking applications for an appointment to the Board of Fire and Police Commission (BFPC). If you are interested in volunteering your time to serve as an appointed member on the BFPC or any of the other Village Boards, Commissions or Committees, you are invited to complete an application for appointment form which can be obtained from Village Hall or on-line at www.oak-brook.org. All BFPC applications must be submitted by March 19, 2018.
Oak Brook public works crews try to stay ahead in the pothole challenge.
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of long time Village Resident Ed Main. Ed was appointed to the Oak Brook Board of Fire & Police Commission in 2011 and served as Chairman since 2013. It was very important to Ed that Oak Brook had the best officers and firefighters possible. He was involved in the hiring, approving full-time status, or promoting of 21 sworn Fire Department personnel, and also 21 sworn Police Department personnel between 2011 and 2017. In addition, he was a Member and President of the Oak Brook Club Homeowners' Association.
The Village of Oak Brook would like to congratulate Sgt Doug Jacobs on his 25th year anniversary, and Officer Vel Torlo and Mark Kozlowski on their 20th year anniversary. Congratulations and thank you for your service!
Severe Winter weather Update
The Village has been notified by the National Weather Service that a Winter Storm Warning will continue until 6:00PM this evening. A region of heavy snow has set up between I-88 and I-80 with visibility less than a half mile, and snowfall rates of 1 inch per hour are expected until 6:00PM. Travel will continue to be dangerous, residents are encouraged to keep travel to a minimum.
Public Works crews are continuing to work on the main arteries in t...he residential subdivisions. The crews will shift to the residential cul-de-sacs and will complete a final cleanup once the once the snow subsidizes.
Due to the severe winter weather the Butler Government Center (Village Hall) and Oak Brook Public Library will be closing early today at 3:00PM.
Updates will continue to be posted on the Village website at www.oak-brook.org.