Safety Campaign to Focus on 'Move Over Law' through Feb. 22
Wheaton Police Officers are conducting a roadway safety and awareness campaign this week focusing on violations of the “Move Over Law." This law requires drivers to change lanes when approaching stopped emergency vehicles with their flashing lights on, or any stationary vehicle with its hazard lights flashing. If changing lanes isn't possible/safe, reduce speed & leave a safe distance until passing the vehicle. Please help keep our first responders and other drivers safe!
Lakeshore Recycling Systems Resolving Customer Billing Issue
Lakeshore Recycling Systems identified the cause of a billing issue affecting Wheaton customers who receive their garbage/recycling bill electronically. Residents who receive their bill electronically received an erroneous bill on or around Feb. 18. The company will be issuing a corrected bill to all customers who receive their bill electronically within the next few days. Please see the full statement on the City's website and look for information coming directly from Lakeshore Recycling Systems in the coming days.
Public Hearing Feb. 25 to Consider Short-Term Rentals
The Planning and Zoning Board will be conducting a public hearing at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 in the Council Chambers of City Hall to consider an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance to allow short-term rentals available through hosting platforms such as Airbnb.
Currently, the City prohibits short-term rentals. The proposed amendment would allow short-term rentals of individual rooms where the homeowner, or “host,” is present. The proposed amendment would not allow the short-term rental of an entire home.
At the public hearing, anyone wishing to make a public statement will be encouraged to do so. Written comments may be submitted to the Board prior to or at the public hearing.
A copy of the proposed amendment is available for review in the office of the Director of Planning and Economic Development, 303 West Wesley Street, Wheaton, Illinois during normal business hours.
Historic Commission Seeks Members
Wheaton’s Historic Commission is seeking residents interested in promoting Wheaton’s history to join the commission. You can learn more about the commission and its activities on the City’s website, and fill out an application if you are interested in joining.