Wheaton City Council Highlights
Meeting: Sept. 19, 2011
Council Votes 4-3 to Proceed with Special Service Area Public Hearing
The City Council voted 4-3 to proceed with a public hearing regarding the proposed establishment of Special Service Area 7. The proposed ordinance would establish a new special service area in downtown Wheaton with a rate of 0.45 per $100 of assessed value, compared with the current rate of 0.95 for Special Service Area 6. The funds collected through this Special Service Area coupled with those collected through TIF District 2 would be used to fund the operations of the Downtown Wheaton Association and its activities, as outlined in an agreement that the City and Downtown Wheaton Association would create. A public hearing to consider Special Service Area 7 will take place Oct. 10, 2011.
Council Considers Ordinance Regarding Auxiliary Police Unit
The Council received the first reading of an ordinance adding language to the City Code relating to the training program for auxiliary police officers. The additional wording would provide the Chief of Police with the responsibility of establishing, supervising and administering the curriculum and training program.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Mayor Michael Gresk presented a proclamation to Michelle Blose of the American Cancer Society making October Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Wheaton. On Oct. 16, 2011, the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event will take place at Cantigny Park. The City encouraged residents to support the event and show support for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by wearing a pink ribbon.