Wheaton City Council Highlights
Meeting: Sept. 6, 2011
Council Approves Parking Restriction
The Council voted 4-3 in favor of an ordinance prohibiting parking on the south side of Lincoln Avenue from Ellis Avenue to Washington Street and on the north side of Lincoln Avenue from the Winfield Creek Bridge to Sherwin Street. The restrictions are related to the redevelopment of the property at 935 W. Union Ave. into a church.
Residents Appointed to Commissions
The City Council approved the reappointment of Mike Bock and Dee Hicks to three-year terms on the Fine & Cultural Arts Commission; the reappointment of Mark Kmiecik to a three-year term on the Group Care Home Commission; and the reappointment of Nathan Bossenga and the appointment of Max Williams to three-year terms on the Wheaton Downtown Design Review Board.
Intergovernmental Agreement Reached for School Liaison Officer
The Council unanimously approved an intergovernmental agreement between the City and Community Unit School District 200 for the School Liaison Officer Program. In the agreement, the Wheaton Police Department places two Wheaton Police Officers in the district’s two high schools and three middle schools. The new agreement has been updated to more accurately reflect the costs associated with the officers providing the liaison service.
Council Postpones Vote on Special Service Area
Because the City has not received financial audit statements due Sept. 1 under the current Special Service Area agreement between the Downtown Wheaton Association and the City, the City Council voted to postpone a decision regarding a new Special Service Area agreement. The ordinance will be formally considered at the Sept. 19, 2011 City Council meeting.
City Honors National POW/MIA Recognition Day
Mayor Michael Gresk read a proclamation making Sept. 16 National POW/MIA Recognition Day in Wheaton. The day, celebrated nationwide on the third Friday of September, pays tribute to the American men and women who have not returned from the battlefield. In issuing the proclamation, the City Council asks Wheaton residents to honor the service, sacrifice and courage of those in the military who are serving or have served, those who are missing, and their families. Mayor Gresk presented the proclamation to members of Wheaton VFW Post 2164.
Constitution Week is Sept. 17-23
Sept. 17 marks the 224th anniversary of the drafting of the U.S. Constitution by the Constitutional Convention. To recognize this historic date, the City of Wheaton and the nation will celebrate Constitution Week Sept. 17-23, 2011. Mayor Gresk presented a proclamation to Yvonne Nasr of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
September is PTA Month
To honor the work of the Wheaton-Warrenville School District 200 PTA, Mayor Gresk presented a proclamation to Chris Crabtree making September 2011 PTA Membership Recognition Month and urged residents to join and participate in the organization. The PTA works to promote the welfare of children in the home, school, community and place of worship.