Wheaton Weekly

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Support Wheaton’s Cops on a Rooftop Friday

Members of the Wheaton Police Department will be supporting Special Olympics Illinois through the annual Cop on a Rooftop event this Friday, May 18, from 5 a.m. to noon. They will be at the Dunkin’ Donuts location at 956 E Roosevelt Road in Wheaton, joining police statewide at nearly 300 Dunkin’ Donuts locations to support Special Olympics Illinois. Come visit the Wheaton Police Department at this event to show your support! 

Vintage Rides

Vintage Rides Car Shows Return this Friday with New Location 

Due to construction on Front Street, this year's Vintage Rides car shows will take place on Hale Street between Liberty and Willow. The events will be Friday nights from 6-9 p.m. Find out more about these family-friendly events organized by the Downtown Wheaton Association.  

History Lecture Covers Naperville vs Wheaton in the County Seat War 

As part of the Wheaton Historic Commission’s events for Preservation Month, the commission invites you to attend a lecture on the conflict over where the DuPage County Seat would be soon after the Civil War: Naperville or Wheaton. Bob Shuster of the Billy Graham Center Archives at Wheaton College will present this lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17 at the Wheaton Public Library, 225 N Cross St. The event is free, but registration is required

Watering Restrictions Underway 

Annual lawn watering restrictions are now in effect. From May 15 through September 15 of each year: 

  • If your address ends in an even number, you can only water your lawn on even-numbered days on the calendar, but not between noon and 6 p.m. on even-numbered days. 
  • If your address ends in an odd number, you can only water your lawn on odd-numbered days on the calendar, but not between noon and 6 p.m. on odd-numbered days. 

If you are planting grass seed or laying sod, contact the City's Water Division at 630-260-2090 to receive a 10-day variance from these requirements. 

Traffic Detour for Harrison Avenue Work 

Contractors for the City of Wheaton will be replacing the water main on Harrison Avenue from West Street to Washington Street as part of the City’s annual road construction program. Starting the week of May 20, 2018, traffic will be detoured between Main Street and President for the water main replacement. The detour will be in effect during the construction crew’s working hours but will be removed at the end of each work day. This project is expected to take approximately 3 weeks. 

Road Closures for Briar Glen Bulldog 3K 

Please note that there will be road closures during the Briar Glen Bulldog 3K, which will take place Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Closures are listed on the City’s website. Residents, citizens, and motorists are asked for your cooperation in not moving the barricades to ensure the safety of the participants. 

Commission to Present Good Citizen Awards May 21 

The City of Wheaton will soon recognize 8 individuals and one group who serve as examples of what it means to be an outstanding member of the Wheaton community.?At 7 p.m. Monday, May 21, the Wheaton City Council will honor recipients of the 2018 Good Citizens Awards during their meeting at Wheaton City Hall, 303 W Wesley Street. The recipients are nominated by members of our community and are selected by the Community Relations Commission. Learn more on the City’s website

Cantigny Park to Offer Free Parking to Residents through May 21 

In honor of Preservation Month, from Friday, May 11 to Monday, May 21, Cantigny Park is waiving its parking fee for Wheaton residents. For free entry, just show proof of Wheaton residency at the entrance. A valid driver’s license is preferred. Museums, gardens and other attractions inside the park are always free admission. For more information, visit Cantigny.org or call 630-668-5161. 


West Street Resurfacing Begins Next Week 

Crews contracted by the City of Wheaton will be resurfacing West Street from Roosevelt Road to Wesley Street starting the week of May 20. This work will include grinding down the existing pavement before putting down a new layer of top pavement. It will also include replacing sidewalk corners and some curb. West Street will remain open during resurfacing.?It will be reduced to one lane of travel while paving operations are in progress.?All lanes should be open during non-working hours and on the weekends. This project is anticipated to take approximately 6 weeks.  

Interested in Becoming a Wheaton Police Officer? 

The Wheaton Police Department will be conducting testing for those interested in applying for a police officer position. You must submit an online application and required documents by 4 p.m. May 22. For more information and to apply, see the City’s website

Take Survey on Adams Park 

As the City seeks to address accessibility needs, preserve Adams Park's character and develop a landscape plan, the City of Wheaton encourages you to take a survey to gather your feedback about the park. You can take the short online survey, or attend public feedback meetings at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, May 24 at Wheaton City Hall. For more information, see the City’s website

Note New Route for Memorial Day Parade 

The 2018 Memorial Day Parade is Monday, May 28, 2018, beginning at 10 a.m. Due to construction taking place on part of the usual parade route, the parade is scheduled to step off from Memorial Park and proceed: 

  • South on Hale Street to Wesley Street. 
  • West on Wesley Street to Wheaton Avenue. 
  • South on Wheaton Avenue to Liberty Drive. 
  • East on Liberty Drive to Main Street. 
  • South on Main Street to Elm Street. 
  • West on Elm Street to Warrenville Road. 
  • South on Warrenville Road to the Wheaton Cemetery. 

For more information, see the City's website.  

Job Opportunity: Sewer Superintendent 

The City seeks applicants for a Sewer Superintendent position in the Public Works Department. To find out more, visit the City's website at www.wheaton.il.us/jobs.  

Students Invited to Participate in US Senior Women’s Open Art Contest 

As Wheaton gets ready for the inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open, which will take place this July in Wheaton, the United States Golf Association invites students in grades 3-8 to take part in an art contest. Winning entries will be displayed on volunteer notebooks or sold as a poster at the championship. All entries will be displayed throughout the championship grounds. Entries maybe turned into the Wheaton Public Library through June 8. For rules and an entry form, see the Wheaton Public Library’s website

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Upcoming Meetings

Fine & Cultural Arts Commission Special Meeting

Wednesday, May 16, 6 p.m. 
Wheaton City Hall 
303 W. Wesley St. 

Bicycle Advisory Commission Meeting 

Wednesday, May 16, 7 p.m. 
Wheaton City Hall 
303 W. Wesley St. 

City Council Meeting 

Monday, May 21, 7 p.m. 
Wheaton City Hall 
303 W. Wesley St. 
Council Chambers 

Library Board Meeting 

Monday, May 21, 7 p.m. 
Wheaton Public Library 
225 N Cross Street 

Planning & Zoning Board Public Hearing and Meeting 

Tuesday, May 22, 7 p.m.* 
*The meeting will immediately follow the public hearing. 
Wheaton City Hall 
303 W. Wesley St. 
Council Chambers  

Environmental Improvement Commission Meeting 

Tuesday, May 22, 7:30 p.m. 
Wheaton City Hall 
303 W. Wesley St. 

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