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Village News Village news briefs: June/July 2014

Summer Community Blood Drive The Village of Lombard’s Summer Community Blood Drive is scheduled for Wednesday, July 9. Donors can choose to give blood from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Yorktown and from 1:30 to 7 p.m. at Village Hall. Appointments are recommended, especially for Yorktown. There will be an additional Blood Drive held July 10 at the Lombard Westin Yorktown Hotel. The Village is also working with the Lombard Jaycees on a July 1 Blood Drive. Donors at this drive will receive free admission to the Taste of Lombard. To make an appointment, contact Carol Bauer at (630) 620-5712.

Attention Utility Bill Customers Please keep the Village updated whenever you change your telephone number or email address to help us provide services in a timely and quality manner. Information can be updated by sending an e-mail to waterbilling@ villageofl or call the water billing division at (630) 620-5920.

Planning a Move? Before you move, be sure to notify

the Village concerning your water/ sewer account. Give ample notice for a fi nal reading; a week is preferred. New owners should contact water billing two to four days prior to possession to avoid disconnection of service.

Time to Water the Lawn? The basic principle of lawn and garden watering is not to over water. Instead of watering on a schedule, only water when the grass or plants show signs of needing it. Lombard’s clay based soil holds water well, but is slow to absorb water. Wet the soil to a depth of 6 - 8 inches once or twice a week as needed. A good test is to walk across

your lawn. If your footprints spring back, the lawn has adequate moisture. If your footprints stay depressed, it is time to water. The Village sprinkling ordinance applies year round. Odd numbered addresses water on odd numbered dates and even numbered addresses on even dates.

Spotted a streetlight that is out? The streetlights in Lombard are owned either by the Village or ComEd. The Village’s lights are on concrete and metal poles and ComEd’s lights are on wooden poles. To report a streetlight out, call either the Lombard Public Works Department at (630) 620-5740 or ComEd at (800)-EDISON-1.

Graffi ti Removal To report graffi ti, call the Lombard Police Department at 9-1-1. The Police Department investigates and then the Public Works Department sends a waiver to the property owner prior to removing the graffi ti free of charge using a pressure washer and environmentally safe chemicals. Removal is usually completed within 24 hours of notifi cation.

50-50 Sidewalk The Public Works Department has begun the Village’s annual 50- 50 Sidewalk Replacement Program. Work will continue into November. Applications will be accepted until mid-October. Through this program the Village and resident equally share the cost of removal and replacement of public sidewalk in poor aesthetic condition (cracks, spalling, peeling, popping, fl aking or crumbling due to freeze-thaw action). Resident replacement cost this season is $87.50 per sidewalk square (5’ x 5’). Applications for the program are available through the Village’s website.

Cruise Nights to kick off June 7 in the Downtown

Lombard Cruise Nights will begin its 16th season, dubbed “License to Cruise,” on June 7 with its traditional Welcome Back Weekend.

Cruise nights will be held in Down- town Lombard every Saturday from June 7 through August 30, except for July 5.

Cruise cars are invited to park along St. Charles Road from Main Street to Elizabeth, which also is the main thoroughfare for the event. Cars are also invited to park along Park Avenue and in several parking lots within the “Cruise Zone” along St. Charles Road. Event volunteers will help assist with designating parking spots The Village of Lombard and the Lombard Police Department ask that Cruise Nights attendees and cruise cars do not park in the designated spots before 4 p.m., as many of these parking spots are used as customer parking for local businesses. The Vil- lage also asks patrons of the event to avoid blocking entryways to business- es that remain open during the event. Cruise nights run from 6-10 p.m. on Saturday nights and will feature the fol- lowing entertainment in 2014:

June 7

June 14 June 21 June 28 July 5

July 12 July 19 July 26

August 2 August 9

“Flashback ‘50s” D.J. “dupage”

“The StingRays”

“The Sundance Band” No Cruise Nights “Project 7x”

Flashback ‘50s” D.J. “7DEEZ”

“American English” Downtown Movie Night

August 16 “Evolution” August 23 “7th heaven” August 30 “Neverly Brothers”

For more information, go to www.vil- lageofl or call Communications Coordinator Bridget Doyle at (630) 620-5718. Residents and visitors can also pick up Cruise Nights schedules in the main vestibule at Village Hall, 255 E. Wilson Ave.

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