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Wheaton City Council Highlights
Meeting: May 2, 2011

New Council Members and Mayor Sworn Into Office

Preceding the official business of the City Council meeting, a ceremony took place to swear in newly elected Council At-Large members Jeanne Ives and Evelyn Pacino Sanguinetti. Current Mayor Michael Gresk was sworn in for a second term as mayor. All three positions are for a four-year term beginning May 2, 2011.

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(Being sworn in, from left): Jeanne Ives, Evelyn Pacino Sanguinetti and Michael Gresk

May 13-22 Celebrated as Poppy Days

5-2-11dWheaton will mark May 13-22 as Poppy Days, during which VFW Post 2164 will dispense poppies to raise funds for disabled veterans and their families. The City encourages residents to observe Poppy Days by wearing a poppy and to consider contributing to the VFW Post 2164’s cause. Mayor Gresk presented a proclamation to John Milton, Commander of VFW Post 2164, honoring Poppy Days.

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

5-2-11eMayor Gresk presented a proclamation to Dr. Sheri Billing in honor of Better Hearing and Speech Month, which is observed in May. The month raises awareness of the estimated 42 million Americans who have some type of communication disorder and salutes the 60,000 audiologists and speech language pathologists who help them.

Wheaton Honors Public Works Department

5-2-11fDirector of Public Works Vince Laoang accepted a National Public Works Week proclamation from Mayor Gresk. The designated week, May 15-21, is intended to draw attention to the important work performed by public works professionals to provide water, sewers, streets, traffic control, urban forestry and snow removal services. Mayor Gresk encouraged residents to recognize the contributions of Wheaton’s public works employees toward our health, safety, comfort and quality of life.

City Treasurer and City Clerk Reappointed

5-2-11gThe City Council approved the reappointment of John Vires (pictured at left) as City Treasurer and Sharon Barrett-Hagen as City Clerk for four-year terms.

Resident Appointed to Environmental Commission

The Council appointed Damian Dockery to a three-year term on the Environmental Improvement Commission. 

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