District Trustee Update
District 1 Trustee Dan Whittington (630) 518-2457 Happy Summer Lom-
bardians! There are so many happenings in the summer months in Lom- bard. We welcome the underpass on South Park Avenue. Despite the painful construction period, it will be a wonderful addition in our downtown. I look forward to our residents’ ability to safely cross to and from Parkside to the downtown area. This will encourage our residents to pass from Lilacia Park, the Library, The Historical Society and Maple Street to the downtown restaurants and shops, whether it be walking or biking. Cruise Nights are underway and we have many terrifi c entertainment nights planned as well as some different evening events, including a movie night sponsored by Lombard Town Centre. Please enjoy a safe summer. I’ll see you downtown!
District 2 Trustee Mike Fugiel (630) 212-0040 Over the next
several months, the Environmental Concerns Committee is providing a survey instrument to assess environmental attitudes and behaviors of Lombard residents. It is the hope of the committee the resulting data will assist in the development of future projects and initiatives within the community. Check the website for the link to participate in the survey or feel free to stop in at one of our upcoming meetings. Be reminded the electronics recycling drop-off program is available the fi rst Saturday of each month through November from 9 a.m. to noon at the commuter parking lot on Main and Parkside. As summer winds down, look for additional information regarding the Recycling Extravaganza, which will be held on Sept. 20 at Village Hall. I wish to thank the Environmental Concerns
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Committee for making Lombard a better place to live, learn, work and play. Kindly feel free to contact me anytime.
District 3 Trustee Reid Foltyniewicz (630) 621-2861 A big thank you to our community for another memorable Lilac Time. My family and I stayed
busy enjoying all Lombard had to offer. I
hope your families enjoyed this time as well. Now, we roll right into another fun time in Lombard. The summertime offers Cruise Nights, the Taste of Lombard, Germanfest, and much more. Mark your calendars for a newer tradition in Lombard, the Civil War Encampment at Four Seasons Park beginning Friday, July 25 and ending Sunday, July 27. Lombard Forward, Together.
District 4 Trustee Peter Breen (630) 403-5963 One recent issue
facing your Village Board is whether to allow video
gambling machines in Lombard. Many people have expressed to me their strong opposition to these gambling machines. When folks “shop local,” the money stays here, generating local jobs and benefi t, but 60% of the money lost by residents at gambling machines is sent outside our local area. State law also prohibits our village from limiting the locations of these machines -- if we bring in any gambling, it must be allowed at every facility that serves alcohol. Further, studies show negative social consequences in communities with video gambling: increases in gambling addiction, bankruptcy, depression, divorce, and even suicide. Finally, many Lombardians have expressed concerns about property values, quality of life, and the fact that our comparable communities have all rejected gambling machines, towns like Elmhurst, Wheaton, Downers Grove, and Glen Ellyn. Because of the potential for
harm to our community, I have strongly opposed video slots and poker machines in our town. Thank you again for trusting me to be your Trustee and please call me if I can help you in any way.
District 5 Trustee Laura Fitzpatrick (630) 426-0621 The Village is
continuing to work hard to fi nd new ways to
communicate with residents. Be sure to follow the Lombard’s social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and more to stay in- the-know. In the past year, the Village of Lombard has tripled its Facebook “likes” and doubled its Twitter followers. News is shared daily on these sites, so it’s a great way to stay up to date. Also please sign up for the E-News email newsletter sent out every Friday afternoon. The E-News provides important meeting dates, top news stories as well as a roundup of community events. Go to www.vi
to sign up. Have a great summer, and please contact me anytime.
District 6 Trustee William Ware (630) 319-5805 Happy summer,
Lombard! Troika Brewing,
doing business as Noon Whistle, has sign a lease for 800 E. Roosevelt Road for a proposed microbrewery and tasting room. Final consideration will be made by the Village Board in June. They are hopeful that they can be open by the end of 2014 or early 2015. Two new businesses to Roosevelt Road include Sleepy’s and Lombard Tobacco. Construction of the Lombard Meadows Phase I Project has begun and involves the reconstruction of about 1,400 feet of roadway and utility improvements. Madison Street Concrete Rehab began in May. Expect lane closures and detours during this work. Updates on all projects are available on the Village’s website.
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