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Wheaton City Council Highlights
Meeting: March 21, 2011

Wheaton Wins National Award for Make A Difference Day

03-21-11aOn behalf of the Community Relations Commission, Laurie Swanson Oberhelman accepted a proclamation from Mayor Michael Gresk congratulating the commission, the Chamber of Commerce and all of the community for their efforts on Make A Difference Day, Oct. 23, 2010. These contributions earned Wheaton one of only three Make A Difference Day City Awards in the nation from USA Weekend Magazine, in large part due to the success of the Stuff-a-Truck food drive for the People’s Resource Center. The award comes with a $10,000 donation to a nonprofit of the community’s choice, and the Community Relations Commission presented the donation to the People’s Resource Center. The nonprofit organization helps low-income DuPage County residents to meet their basic needs through its food pantry, clothing donations, job assistance, computer training and more.

Agreement Establishes City’s Portion of Butterfield Road Project

The City Council unanimously approved an agreement with the Illinois Department of Transportation outlining the City’s responsibilities associated with the state’s Butterfield Road widening project. This project will increase the width of Butterfield Road from two lanes to four lanes and add other improvements between Naperville Road and Route 59. The City is required to appropriate funds for its portion of the project, which includes relocation of a water main. This is estimated to cost approximately $365,148.

City Adopts Fiscal Year 2011-2012 Budget

The City Council unanimously approved the fiscal year 2011-2012 budget for the City. The City Council and City staff discussed the budget during a series of budget workshop sessions that were open to the public. The budget presented includes expenditures of $80,799,614 and revenues from all funds of $81,216.127. The General Fund has revenues of $38,197,610 and expenditures of $36,017,942. 

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