Wheaton Weekly

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Share Input on Adams Park Landscape Designs

The City of Wheaton is looking for your input and ideas as we review landscape designs for Adams Park. Please visit our survey to let us know what you like (or don't like) for this beautiful downtown park: www.wheaton.il.us/AdamsParkLandscape.

William Murphy

Wheaton City Manager Appoints New Chief of Police

Wheaton City Manager Mike Dzugan announced that he is appointing Deputy Chief William (Bill) Murphy to the position of Chief of Police, following Chief Jim Volpe's retirement. Murphy has been a member of the Wheaton Police Department since 1990. Over the last 28 years, he has served as Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Detective, Officer-in-Charge, Sergeant, and Lieutenant.
Murphy will be sworn in as the City's 12th Police Chief during the Council Meeting on July 2.

Independence Day Fireworks Show is July 3

The Wheaton Park District’s annual fireworks show will take place Tuesday, July 3 at Graf Park. Entertainment at Graf Park includes rides, concessions, and DJ entertainment in the afternoon, culminating with the fireworks show at 9 p.m. For more information, visit the Wheaton Park District’s website.

Fireworks Safety Information

The Wheaton Fire Department reminds you that fireworks are best left to professionals. Fireworks annually cause devastating burns, injuries, fires, and even death, making them too dangerous to be used safely by consumers.
Most fireworks are illegal in the state of Illinois, including fireworks bought in other states and brought into Illinois. This includes generally any fireworks that explode, shoot a flame, or go up in the air, such as bottle rockets.
Legal fireworks include sparklers, smoke bombs and caps. However, these items also can be hazardous, with sparklers burning at a temperature of more than 1,200 degrees F. In the U.S., approximately 11,000 injuries – the majority of which involve children younger than 15 – occur each year related to fireworks, in addition to nearly 20,000 fires sparked by fireworks. Please leave fireworks to the professionals to ensure a happy and safe Independence Day.

Get Ready for Fourth of July Parade

Wheaton’s Fourth of July Parade will be held on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, beginning at 10 a.m. and concluding at noon. This popular annual event is organized by the Wheaton Park District.

Due to construction in downtown Wheaton, the parade route will be slightly different than usual. It will begin at Main Street and Hawthorne Boulevard, traveling south on Main Street. The parade will turn west (right) onto Wesley Street, concluding in front of City Hall. This year’s announcing and judging will take place on Main Street between Seminary and Wesley. For more information, see the City’s website.

No Garbage Pickup July 4

There will be no garbage pickup on Wednesday, July 4 due to the holiday. Pickup for July 4-6 will be one day later than usual.

City Offices Closed

Non-emergency City of Wheaton offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 4. They will reopen on Thursday, July 5.

Roosevelt Road Resurfacing Planned

The Illinois Department of Transportation will be resurfacing Roosevelt Road (Route 38) from just west of Pierce Avenue in Wheaton to Nicoll Way in Glen Ellyn. This project involves replacing sidewalks at all intersections for ADA compliance, clearing some trees along various locations, and resurfacing the roadway. This work will be performed by state-contracted crews from R.W. Dunteman. The project is expected to begin soon and be completed in the late fall of 2018.

See the Annual Water Quality Report

The City of Wheaton 2017 Water Quality Report is now available online. Please go to www.wheaton.il.us/2017WaterReport to view your 2017 annual water quality report and learn more about your drinking water. This report contains important information about the source and quality of your drinking water. If you would like a paper copy of the 2017 Water Quality Report, please call 630-260-2090.

Sewer Work in Downtown July 9-21

Wheaton's Public Works Sewer Division will be operating in the Central Business District July 9-21. They will be vacuuming catch basins and cleaning storm sewers from 8 p.m. until 4 a.m. Monday through Friday. The cleaning process should not disrupt any businesses or facilities from their normal operations.

Do You Know the 4 D’s?

Check out this short video to learn how you can protect yourself from mosquitoes this summer, especially following all of the rain we have experienced.

Final Week for Golf Ball Voting!

Have you voted for your favorite golf ball sculpture yet? Voting closes next week, so check out the 3-foot diameter golf balls throughout the city and place your vote at www.wheaton.il.us/golfballvoting now! Only one vote per computer/device is allowed.

Wheaton’s Golf History Trolley Tour

Take an hour-long tour on a trolley to the sites of Wheaton’s golf past – locations of former golf courses, homes of golf architects, club makers, and golf pros, and learn about Wheaton’s unique and significant contributions to the development of golf in the USA. Tours led by Wheaton’s Historic Commission will be available at 1 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. on July 1 and July 8, starting and ending at Arrowhead Golf Club, 26W151 Butterfield Road, Wheaton. For ticket information, see the City’s website.

Traffic Signal Updates on Main Street

The traffic signals at Main & Front Street and Main & Liberty Street have been turned off and put on stop sign control as contractors work to install and tie in new signal infrastructure on Front Street as part of the Downtown Streetscape Project. The stop signs will be in place for the duration of the work over the coming weeks. Read more on the City’s website.

City of Wheaton Videos

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Taste of Wheaton 2018

Upcoming Meetings

Fine & Cultural Arts Commission Meeting

Wednesday, June 27, 6 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street

City Council Meeting

Monday, July 2, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street
Council Chambers

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