Westmont Is An Official Olympic Gold Map Location! Westmont will be the location for the U.S. Olympics Luge Team tryouts again this year the weekend of June 16. For more info: http://ow.ly/RFa330ixyZp
Coyote breeding late Feb and early Mar, gestation period is 58-63 days. Male coyotes can become more aggressive during this time of year, and can always pose a risk to your dog and other small pets. That risk increases during mating season. For more info: http://ow.ly/jjID30ixzln
CO-EXISTING WITH WILDLIFE
The Village of Westmont reminds citizens that the next 4-6 weeks is mating season for coyotes throughout much of the Midwest. Do not let your dogs out alone and don’t allow your outdoor cats to roam. Although coyotes are prevalent in outlying and rural areas, they’re also thriving in suburban and urban areas.
Coyote breeding typically peaks in late February and early March, the gestation period averages 58 to 63 days. Male coyotes can become more agg...ressive during this time of year, the long and short of it all is that coyotes always pose a risk to your dog (and other small pets). That risk increases during mating season.
Spay or neuter your pet. Coyotes are attracted to and can mate with unspayed or unneutered domestic dogs. Unspayed female dogs in season can attract male coyotes. Un-neutered male dogs can be lured away by the scent of a female coyote in her ovulation cycle.
Additionally, male dogs can be lured by the female coyote’s scent and killed by male coyotes. You should also be mindful that clever coyotes learn the daily schedules of people and their pets. If you let your dog out every evening at 9 p.m., chances are that a coyote is well aware of your routine. So change your schedule a bit, walk your dog on leash close to you, and keep a close eye on them at all times.
Coyote mating season peaks in late winter and can lure domestic dogs. Please monitor all small pets when outside.
COYOTE RULES OF CAUTION
* Never feed coyotes — it is illegal to feed coyotes in most places. Feeding endangers your family and neighbors as it lures coyotes into neighborhoods.
* Keep unattended cats and dogs indoors or in completely enclosed runs, especially at night, and do not assume that a fence will keep a coyote out of your backyard.
* Accompany your leashed pet outside. Make sure you turn on lights if it is dark to check your backyard for unexpected wildlife.
* Keep dogs on short leashes while walking outside; the Division of Wildlife recommends a leash no longer than six feet.
* Leave noisemakers on hand to scare away coyotes that may enter your yard, such as whistles and horns.
* Yell, clap hands, blow a whistle and try to make yourself look larger if you have a close encounter with a coyote.”
DEALING WITH SKUNKS
In the winter and early spring skunks may be seen out of their dens at almost any time of day, especially before and after long periods of snow cover or prolonged cold weather. Skunks do not hibernate in winter; they do sleep more but will come out of the den to forage for food when they are not snowed in .
Following are some link about co-existing with these amazing animals:
More questions? Please feel free to contact Community Service Officer Rosanne Terry at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-981-6378.
Westmont Police Encourage Citizens
To Seek Information From Official Sources
On the heels of the recent school shooting incident in Florida comes a heightened sensitivity regarding student safety at school. Following these types of incidents come concerns of copycat crimes as well as hoaxes. At all times, the Westmont Police Department encourages residents to be alert in reporting crime and suspicious behavior....
“A common mantra of law enforcement is ‘SEE IT - REPORT IT’,” said Westmont School Resource Officer Nick Glynn. “We ask our students, staff, families, and the entire community to report all suspicious activity and possible threats. When in doubt, contact the Police Department. At the same time, we ask citizens to not post and repost misinformation on social media. It is important to make sure that only accurate information from credible sources is published, especially as it relates to community safety. If you want accurate information regarding law enforcement, we ask you to seek information directly from our Village of Westmont website and our official Village of Westmont social media. If you have further questions or concerns, then do not hesitate - please contact the Police Department.”
Contact: Larry McIntyre
Village of Westmont Communications Director
2018 Spring Citizens Fire Academy Sign-Up NOW! The Westmont Fire Department announces open registration for the 2018 Spring Citizens Fire Academy. Tuesday evenings from 6pm-9pm for five weeks from March 20 through April 17
Westmont Fire Department Presents 2017 Annual Report Now Available. The report highlights achievements in operations, fire prevention, EMS, and public education. For more info: http://ow.ly/SdVr30iySuh
Westmont Police Dept. Receives Recognition From Special Olympics and Plans 2018 Events-Cop on Top, Volleyball Tournament Fundraiser, Paper Shredding Fundraiser and more! http://ow.ly/wAFV30iweI3
DuPage County Operating
Flood Control Facilities Tuesday Morning
Wheaton – DuPage County Stormwater Management is currently operating most of its major flood control facilities, as well as all smaller, gravity-operated flood control facilities, following overnight rainfall....
Beginning early Monday, DuPage County received between 1.1 and 2.15 inches of rainfall countywide with an additional 1.2 inches forecasted through Wednesday morning. This precipitation raised elevations in Salt Creek and the West Branch DuPage River enough to trigger operation of the County’s large flood control facilities, including the Elmhurst Quarry, Fawell Dam (Naperville), Spring Creek Reservoir (Bloomingdale) and the Armstrong Park Reservoirs (Carol Stream), early Tuesday morning. The final large facility, the Wood Dale-Itasca Reservoir, is expected to go into operation this morning. Operation of the major facilities is anticipated through Friday.
Of the 16 flood control facilities DuPage County operates, these five larger facilities have mechanical equipment allowing staff to control them according to a predetermined operating plan. The remaining facilities protect the surrounding areas from flooding without human intervention using fixed weirs and natural drainage systems. In total, the facilities have a floodwater storage capacity of nearly six billion gallons.
DuPage County Stormwater Management staff will continue to monitor stream elevations and provide updates as they become available. For more information, local agencies and residents may visit
to learn about flood control facilities throughout the County, as well as to view rain and stream gages, forecasts and real-time pictures.
Fire Department Awards and Promotion
At the Westmont Village Board meeting on February 15, 2018, the Westmont Fire Department presented two retirement plaques and promoted a firefighter to the rank of Lieutenant.
Retirement plaques were presented to Fire Dept. Engineer Tom Barrett and Fire Inspector Jim Bresnahan. Tom started with the Westmont Fire Department 39 years ago. Over the years, he trained many firefighters to be engineers and was vital to putting together the Honor... Guard. Jim had been involved with fire service for over 40 years with the last 10 years being with Westmont. He served as Public Education Specialist and was the Fire Department Employee of the Year in 2016.
Also, Firefighter Pat Owens was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Pat has been with the department for 14 years and has expertise with Hazardous Materials, Technical Rescue, Dive Rescue, and Rope Rescue.
The Village of Westmont congratulates the Westmont Fire Department and staff for the excellent work they do for the community.
Contact: Larry McIntyre
Village of Westmont Communications Director/Public Information Officer
Westmont Police Receives Recognition
From Special Olympics and Plans 2018 Calendar
At the Westmont Village Board meeting on February 15, 2018, the Westmont Police Department was recognized for their 2017 fundraising efforts for Special Olympics Illinois....
“The Westmont Police Department is proud to support Special Olympics Illinois,” said Deputy Chief Brian Gruen, who helps coordinate the fundraisers. “Each year, our contributions to Special Olympics Illinois continue to grow.” The Westmont Police Department received a Silver Medal Award from Special Olympics Illinois for raising between $10,000 - $14,999 in 2017, which is more than double the amount raised in 2016.
“Special Olympics creates opportunities for children and adults with special needs to participate in competitive sports,” said Westmont Police Chief James Gunther, who has been part of the Illinois Special Olympics Torch Run for more than 5 years. “We encourage everyone to support this great cause. It really does make a difference in the lives of these young people.”
The Westmont Police Department will continue their ambitious schedule of fundraising events in 2018. Following is this year’s schedule:
Volleyball Tournament Fundraiser
April 11, 2018 - 6-9pm
Westmont High School
Dunkin’ Donuts Cop On Top
May 18, 2018 from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Dunkin’ Donuts, 19 W. 63rd Street and 121 W. Ogden in Westmont,
Paper Shredding Fundraiser
Westmont Police Department
For more information regarding these events, contact Deputy Chief Brian Gruen at email@example.com or 630-981-6340.
Contact: Larry McIntyre
Village of Westmont Communications Director
SIGN UP TODAY FOR THE
2018 SPRING CITIZENS FIRE ACADEMY
There is no fee to attend. For information or to request an application, please contact Chris Hardy at the Westmont Fire Department, 630-981-6400 or firstname.lastname@example.org....
The Westmont Fire Department announces open registration for the 2018 Spring Citizens Fire Academy. The Citizens Fire Academy will meet Tuesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for five weeks from March 20 through April 17, with the graduation ceremony on April 17. The Citizens Fire Academy program is designed to help citizens better understand the Department’s firefighting and rescue operations as well as the multitude of services it provides to the community. The five-week course is not designed to train future firefighters, but to educate residents who are interested in gaining an insider’s view of the lives of professional firefighters and EMS personnel.
The course also provides fire safety training for the home and workplace. Participants experience the world of emergency services through hands-on activities. The curriculum is divided into three areas: classroom participation, hands-on practical training and live fireground activities. CPR and first aid is also covered during the course. Every aspect of the program is voluntary, so if a participant prefers to observe rather than take part in a particular exercise, the experience will be adapted to ensure that the activity is interesting and enjoyable.
Participants must be at least eighteen (18) years of age, of good standing within the community, and reside or work within the Village of Westmont. There is no fee to attend. For further information or to request an application, please contact Chris Hardy at the Westmont Fire Department, 630-981-6400 or email@example.com.
WESTMONT CHAMBER PRESENTS 2018 SCHEDULE AND PLANS OPEN HOUSE
Village of Westmont
Date Issued: February 13, 2018
The Westmont Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau recently held their Annual Membership Meeting to kick off the new year and announce their 2018 schedule. The Westmont Chamber, an organization consisting of member businesses and professionals, is dedicated to improving the economic environment of Westmont through promotion and relationship-building.
The Westmont Chamber will also have an open house on February 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the TECO Cultural Center at 55 E. 63rd Street. The event is open to the public and a great opportunity to meet with the local business community. Additionally, the event will be a “reveal party” for the second annual Westmont Restaurant Week.
For more information about the Westmont Chamber, visit their website at westmontchamber.com or call 630-960-5553.
Following is a list of Chamber of Commerce 2018 events:
2018 Westmont Chamber of Commerce Events Schedule
February 13 - Multi-Chamber Economic Outlook Luncheon
February 21 - Winter Chamber Open House
March 2-11 - Westmont Restaurant Week
March 7 - Multi-Chamber Luncheon
March 15 - April 4 - Readers’ Choice Award Program
Date TBD - State of the School District Address
April 11 - Chamber Membership Huddle
April 30 - Westmont Community Awards Dinner
TBD - Scholarship Luncheon
May 20 - Pet Promenade Party in the Park 11 am-2 pm
May 25-27 - Westmont Lions Club Red, White and BBQ Festival
June 15 - Chamber Golf Outing
TBD - Multi-Chamber Progressive Luncheon
July 11 - Chamber Membership Huddle
July 12-15 - Westmont Special Events Taste of Westmont in Downtown Westmont
TBD - Multi-Chamber Speed Networking Luncheon
September 19 - Fall Chamber Open House
October 7-31 - Scarecrow Decorating Contest
TBD - State of the Village Address
October 20 - Wicked West Fest, Trick or Treat Trail, Caskets on Cass, and more
November 14 - Chamber Membership Huddle
November 24 - Holly Days Frosty & Friends Parade
November 30 - Holly Days Winter Ball
TBD - Holly Days Home and Business Decorating Contest