Wheaton City Council Highlights
Meeting: Feb. 22, 2011
Council Honors Retiring City Clerk
The City Council and City staff thanked retiring City Clerk Emily Consolazio for her many years of exemplary service. Consolazio has worked for the City of Wheaton since 1983 and became City Clerk in 1987. She has worked with five Wheaton mayors, attending hundreds of City Council meetings and overseeing thousands of records for the City. Kittie Kopitke, president of the Municipal Clerks of Illinois, also presented Consolazio with a proclamation honoring her years of service to the Wheaton community and the state of Illinois.
Boy Scouts’ Achievements Highlighted
Mayor Gresk read and presented a proclamation to Pat Kroenwetter, Chanonee District Chairman, honoring Boy Scout troops who had members earning the rank of Eagle Scout. Kroenwetter expressed his appreciation to the City Council for recognizing the accomplishments these young men have achieved individually and collectively.
New City Clerk Appointed
The City Council voted to appoint Sharon Barrett-Hagen Wheaton City Clerk upon the retirement of Emily Consolazio from the position. Barrett-Hagen’s initial term will be through May 2, 2011, or until the Mayor and City Council members are sworn in following the April 5, 2011 municipal election. She will be eligible for reappointment for a four-year period coinciding with the term of the Mayor.
Engineering Services Addressing Sewer System Approved
The Council unanimously approved an agreement with RJN Group Inc. for sewer engineering services as part of the Sanitary Sewer System Rehabilitation Program. The City Council discussed the proposed services at its Feb. 14, 2011 Planning Session. The work will help identify and remedy deficiencies in a portion of the City’s sewer system that is known to have flooding issues, and it can serve as a model for how other portions of the sewer system can be addressed.
Agreement with Downtown Wheaton Association Adopted
The City Council voted in favor of an agreement in which the Downtown Wheaton Association provides management, maintenance and promotion services for Special Service Area #6.
Councilman Resigns from Position
Councilman Levine informed the Council of his decision to resign from his Council seat representing the South District effective Feb. 22, 2011. City Council members expressed their appreciation for Levine’s six years of service as a City Council member and presented him with a plaque of appreciation.