Wheaton City Council Highlights
Meeting: Oct. 5, 2009
Oct. 7 is International Walk to School Day
Mayor Gresk read and presented a proclamation to Barbara Williams and students from Longfellow School proclaiming Oct. 7, 2009, as International Walk to School Day in Wheaton. Teachers will begin at four locations and walk to school with students joining them along the way. Mayor Gresk stated he planned to participate, too.
Wheaton Recognizes Illinois Junior Week
Wheaton Junior Woman’s Club Co-Presidents Krista Boba and Chris Pinn accepted a proclamation from Mayor Gresk making Oct. 19-23 Illinois Junior Week in Wheaton. This is the club’s 60th anniversary. The club’s focus is serving the community through scholarships and other programs.
League of Women Voters Week Is Oct. 19-26
Mayor Gresk presented a proclamation to Olga Rammer, director for the Finance Drive of the
Wheaton League of Women Voters, proclaiming the week of Oct. 19-26, 2009, as League of Women Voters Week in Wheaton.
Commission Encourages Participation in Make a Difference Day
In honor of the 19th annual Make a Difference Day, Mayor Gresk presented a proclamation to members of Wheaton’s Community Relations Commission making Oct. 24 Make a Difference Day in Wheaton. The commission is sponsoring an event called “A Job Makes a Difference” at the Illinois Institute of Technology to help the unemployed and under-employed.
Chamber to Host Stuff a Truck Food Campaign
Lisa Bock of the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce accepted a proclamation recognizing the Chamber’s Stuff a Truck food campaign as its Make a Difference Day event. Donations of food are being taken through Oct. 23 at various locations, including City Hall.
Oct. 29-30 Are Young Hearts for Life Screening Days
Wheaton Warrenville South High School and Midwest Heart Community Foundation will be teaming up for Young Hearts for Life Screening Days Oct. 29-30. The screenings are able to detect the possibility of heart problems at an early age. Dr. Tom Discher of the foundation accepted a proclamation from Mayor Gresk recognizing Young Hearts for Life Screening Days in Wheaton.
Council Congratulates Church’s Anniversary
Mayor Gresk read a proclamation congratulating Antioch Community Church on its fifth anniversary.
Video Gambling Prohibited
The City Council unanimously approved an ordinance that prohibits video gambling in Wheaton. The state of Illinois passed a law earlier this year allowing for video gambling, but cities had the option to prohibit their use within their jurisdiction.
Council Appoints New Treasurer
The City Council unanimously appointed John Vires as the new City Treasurer. William Davis, who had served as treasurer for 18 years, retired from the position. Mayor Gresk thanked Davis for his service to the City and the community. Mayor Gresk administered the Oath of Office to Vires.
Residents Appointed to Commissions
The Council approved the appointment of Barbara Dutton and the reappointment of Sherry Torppey to three-year terms on the Historic Commission; and the appointment of Diana Fagans and Paula Sellergren to three-year terms on the Sister City Commission.