Wheaton City Council Highlights
Meeting: Aug. 15, 2011
Council Adjusts Ambulance Fees
The Council approved an ordinance adjusting the ambulance user fees for both residents and non-residents. The new user fee for residents is based upon the Medicare allowable reimbursement rate, and the fee for non-residents is adjusted to a rate that is the average of nearby communities studied.
Church Receives OK to Redevelop Packaging Plant
In response to an application from Church of the Resurrection, the Council approved a Special Use Permit to redevelop the former Alcoa Flexible Packaging Plant as a church. The property is located at 935 W. Union Ave. Plans call for a maximum sanctuary size of 990 seats.
City Enters into Agreement with Wheaton Sanitary District
The City Council signed an intergovernmental agreement with the Wheaton Sanitary District outlining certain tasks and conditions for both agencies relating to the Wheaton Sanitary District’s project to construct a new sanitary interceptor sewer. The agreement states the District will repair all roadways disturbed by the project and coordinates additional curb replacements to coincide with the City’s Annual Road Program. The agreement also turns over responsibility of certain reconstructed portions of the sanitary sewer from the Wheaton Sanitary District to the City, as these portions will now be located within the City’s right-of-way.
McDonald’s Remodeling Request Approved
To modernize its appearance and enhance the restaurant’s accessibility for those with disabilities, McDonald’s submitted a request to remodel the exterior of its Danada Square location on Naperville Road. The Council approved the request.
Parking Restricted on portion of Lincoln Avenue
The Council voted 4-3 in favor of a 24-hour parking restriction on the north side of Lincoln Avenue from the Winfield Creek bridge to Sherwin Street. The restriction was requested as part of a zoning approval of the Church of the Resurrection redevelopment at 935 W. Union Ave.
City Proclaims Literally Ending Hunger Together Day
Mayor Gresk presented a proclamation making Sept. 15, 2011 Literally Ending Hunger Together Day in Wheaton. The day is a partnership between Loaves and Fishes and Literacy DuPage, as literacy and education are seen as key to reducing poverty and hunger.