Wheaton Weekly

Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018

One More Week for Free Christmas Tree Recycling

If you receive service from the City's garbage hauler, Lakeshore Recycling Systems, crews will pick up live Christmas trees for recycling on your collection day during the first two weeks of January at no charge and with no sticker needed. Place your tree at the curb, and make sure trees are free of all decorations and are not in plastic bags. After the collection period, you will need to attach 1 garbage/organic sticker to a Christmas tree to have it collected.

Temporary Seasonal Worker Opportunity

The City is looking for applicants for a temporary seasonal worker position in its Public Works Department. The position will be for May through August. Find out more on the City’s website.

Snow Reminders

Watch this quick video for some important snow removal reminders.
Snow reminders video

Prevent Frozen Pipes

Do you know how to prevent water pipes in your home from freezing? Here are some tips:

  • Make sure to insulate pipes in unheated areas or against outside walls and seal any leaks that may let cold air in.
  • Keep your garage door closed if your water meter is in that area.
  • Disconnect your garden hose and shut off the water supply to outside faucets.
  • If the temperature gets extremely cold, open cabinet doors under sinks to allow heat to get to pipes and let a faucet drip at a trickle if possible.
Questions may be directed to the City of Wheaton Water Division at 630-260-2090.


Coffee with Council this Saturday

Interested in talking with members of the Wheaton City Council in an informal setting? Attend the next Coffee with Council, which will be this Saturday, Jan. 6, at 10 a.m. in the Gamon Room at Wheaton City Hall, 303 W Wesley Street. 

Applications Available for Housing Assistance Program

Wheaton’s Housing Commission is now accepting applications for its Senior Housing Assistance Program, through which Wheaton seniors 65 and older could receive financial assistance to help defray housing costs. The maximum annual household income for acceptance into this program is $25,800. For more information or to fill out an application, see the City’s website.

Upcoming Meetings

Coffee with Council

Saturday, Jan. 6, 10 a.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W. Wesley St.
Gamon Room

City Council Planning Session

Monday, Jan. 8, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W. Wesley St.
Council Chambers

Planning & Zoning Board Meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 9, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W. Wesley St.
Council Chambers

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