Wheaton Weekly

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Last Call for Good Citizen Award Nominations!

Do you know someone who you think should be recognized for how they give back to the community? Time is almost up to nominate someone for a Good Citizen Award! Submit your nominations by April 10. You can submit entries online at www.wheaton.il.us/goodcitizen. This is an annual program recognizing outstanding members of our community, led by Wheaton’s Community Relations Commission.

Yard waste video

Yard Waste Pickup Resumes

Yard waste/organics/food scrap collection is back! Residents served by Lakeshore Recycling Systems can place containers or biodegradable bags at the curb for collection on their garbage day starting this week. Check out this quick video for more information

Work Begins on Downtown Project

Work is starting up for the portion of Front Street from West Street to Cross Street as part of the Downtown Streetscape Project. Landmark Construction will be replacing the roadways and curbs, updating lighting and benches and will be adding new wayfinding signage, creating wider sidewalks and relocating Martin Memorial Plaza to the north side of Front Street. The new plaza will contain a new water feature and an outdoor fireplace. Today, crews are removing trees – which will be replaced by new trees that will have more space for their roots to grow and provide a canopy over downtown streets.

Paper Shredding This Weekend

The City will offer a free paper shredding event for Wheaton residents from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, April 7, in Commuter Parking Lot 9, Carlton Avenue and Liberty Drive. Here are some important reminders. Also, please note that Lot 9 will be closed starting early Saturday morning, and Wheaton Police will be assisting with traffic flow near this event.

Library Program: The Science of Climate Change

The Wheaton Public Library invites the community to attend The Science of Climate Change at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12. Michelle Nichols of the Adler Planetarium will put politics aside and focus on the science of this hot topic and discuss what science says is happening, where the data comes from, and what our future might be. Registration required at wheatonlibrary.org/calendar or call 630-868-7520.

French Market is Back April 14

Wheaton’s French Market will kick off its season on Saturday, April 14. From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the commuter parking lot at Main and Liberty Drive, you will find specialty foods, fresh produce, jewelry, locally made gifts and much more. Vendors vary by week.

Save the Date for Native Plant Sale

Wheaton’s annual Native Plant Sale will be Saturday, April 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Here you will find eco-friendly, low-maintenance flowers, grasses, bushes, trees and more. This event is organized by the City of Wheaton, Environmental Improvement Commission and Wheaton Park District. Find out more on the City’s website.

Request a Location for Prairie Path Cleanup

Community volunteers of all ages will lend a hand April 28 at the annual Illinois Prairie Path Cleanup. This is an opportunity for individuals, families, scout troops, businesses and community organizations to help keep the portion of the Illinois Prairie Path that runs through Wheaton free of litter. While you do not need to register to participate in the cleanup, if you’d like to request a certain location on the path, contact Wheaton’s Environmental Improvement Commission at wheatoncleanup@gmail.com. For more information, see the City’s website.

Upcoming Meetings

Coffee with Council

Saturday, April 7, 10 a.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W. Wesley St.
Gamon Room

City Council Public Hearing & Planning Session

Monday, April 9, 7 p.m.*
*The Planning Session will immediately follow the public hearing.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W. Wesley St.
Council Chambers

Planning & Zoning Board Meeting

Tuesday, April 10, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W. Wesley St.
Council Chambers

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