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the of ficial publication of the V illage of Lombard OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2011


VOLUME 5.11


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LPFC Update on Lombard Hotel and Convention Center


The Lombard Public Facilities Cor- poration (LPFC) recently used money from reserves to fulfi ll a July 1 debt service payment on bonds that were issued to fi nance the Westin Yorktown Lombard Hotel and Convention Center.


What is the Lombard Public Facilities Corporation?


The LPFC was formed in 2003 as a result of a change in State law. Lom- bard Village offi cials lobbied in Spring- fi eld for a change in State law that would allow the Village to develop, and eventually own, a hotel and convention center. In this regard, an amendment to the Illinois Municipal Code, concerning convention halls, was passed, changing references from “city” to “municipal- ity,” and that became effective March 1, 2001.


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Westin Hotel and Convention Center The LPFC was established by the


Village to fi nance the construction of the hotel and convention center, and (Continued on page 4)


Free Residential Leaf Pick-Up


The Village of Lombard’s free leaf pick-up for residents will be held Octo- ber 24-December 2, 2011. The free leaf pick-up is for Kraft brown paper bags ONLY (unlimited number of bags) and these bags must contain only leaves. Residents will be required to place yard waste stickers on any cans that are fi lled with leaves. Bags of leaves may be put at the curb on the regular garbage collection day. Leaves may not be blown or raked into the streets. According to the Vil- lage’s Public Works Department, the leaves have a tendency to cover and block the storm drains in the street, which in turn cause fl ooding problems when it rains. It is against Village Code to place leaves in a public alley, road- way, street, driveway or sidewalk. The Village’s yard waste program will end for the season on December 16. Cans and bags fi lled with yard


waste (grass clippings, small twigs or branches and plant materials) must have stickers on them. Prop- erly bundled brush does not require a sticker. Brush is defi ned as limbs or branches from trees, shrubs or bushes. Bundles of brush must be securely tied, not exceeding six feet in length or 18 inches in diameter, and cannot exceed 50 pounds each. No individual branch or limb can exceed six inches in diam- eter.


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