Wheaton Weekly

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony Taking Place Monday

The City of Wheaton and American Legion Post 76 invite the community to honor those who have served our country during the annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony on Monday, May 27. Please note there is a new route this year due to downtown construction. The parade steps off at 10 a.m. from Memorial Park, 210 W Union Avenue, continuing west on Union, and then south on West Street until the Wheaton Cemetery. A Memorial Day ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. at the cemetery.

Good Citizens

Congratulations, Good Citizens!

The Wheaton City Council honored this year’s recipients of the Good Citizens Award at the May 20, 2019 Council meeting, highlighting some outstanding individuals and groups who have made a difference in the community. The Wheaton Community Relations Commission oversees this annual program, which was developed to recognize residents for their acts of selflessness, generosity, and service to our community. Read about this year’s award recipients.

Cop on a Rooftop

Wheaton Police Thank Community for Cop on a Rooftop Support

The Wheaton Police Department would like to thank the community for their support during last week’s Cop on a Rooftop event for Special Olympics Illinois at Dunkin’ Donuts. The community donated $4,200 during this event, and 100% of these proceeds will benefit Special Olympics Illinois athletes and programs.  Thank you for your generous support!

New Martin Memorial Plaza Dedication & Vintage Rides Kickoff This Friday

Join the City of Wheaton and the Downtown Wheaton Association for a special rededication of the Martin Memorial Plaza on Friday, May 24. It will also serve as the “We’re Back on Front Street!” kickoff of the Vintage Rides classic car show season, which returns to Front Street on Friday nights for the summer. 

Check out the vintage cars starting at 6 p.m., and celebrate the rededication of Martin Memorial Plaza (on Front Street just west of Main Street) with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 6:30 p.m. The special evening will celebrate the new Front Street improvements and will feature vintage cars, music, strolling entertainment, cake and food vendors.

A focal point of the work completed in Phase 1 of the Downtown Streetscape Project, the new Martin Memorial Plaza features an outdoor fireplace, water feature, unique planters with a nod to Wheaton’s railroad history, a large gather space with tables and chairs, and overhead light strands that set a festive mood at night. 

Lawn Watering Restrictions Underway

Lawn watering restrictions started May 15. Annual lawn watering restrictions are in effect from May 15 to September 15. Residents with odd-numbered street addresses can water their lawns on odd-numbered days and those with even-numbered addresses are limited to even-numbered days. Sprinkling is prohibited between noon and 6 p.m. every day. Contact the Water Division at 630-260-2090 for a 10-day new sod/seed variance.

No Garbage Pickup Monday

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, there will be no garbage/recycling/yard waste pickup on Monday, May 27. All pickups for the week of May 27 will be one day later than usual.

City Offices Closed Monday

Non-emergency City of Wheaton offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day.

Sister City Commission Seeks Members

The Sister City Commission is currently seeking residents interested in becoming part of the commission. The Sister City Commission’s purpose is to encourage communication and consciousness between the people of Wheaton and its sister cities: Karlskoga, Sweden, and Wheaton Aston, England. To be considered for the commission, please fill out the Boards & Commissions Volunteer Application form and submit it to the City Clerk’s office.

Deadline is May 28 to Apply for City Council Position Appointment

The Wheaton City Council is seeking individuals who would be interested in being appointed to the currently vacant North District City Council position for a 2-year term. The North District includes properties in the City located north of the railroad tracks. The position became vacant on May 6, 2019 as a result of Councilman Suess being sworn in as Wheaton City Mayor. The deadline to submit documents for consideration to this appointment is 5 p.m. May 28. See the City’s website for more information.

Taste of Wheaton Coming Soon

Join the Wheaton Park District and Wheaton Chamber of Commerce for Wheaton’s annual kick-off to summer with the Taste of Wheaton May 30 through June 2. Taste of Wheaton offers food, live entertainment, a carnival, arts & crafts fair and much more. Visit www.wheatonparkdistrict.com for more information.

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Upcoming Meetings

City Council Planning Session

Tuesday, May 28, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street
Council Chambers

Fine & Cultural Arts Commission Meeting

Tuesday, May 28, 6 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street

Environmental Improvement Commission Meeting

Tuesday, May 28, 7:30 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street

Planning & Zoning Board Public Hearings & Meeting

Wednesday, May 29, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street
Council Chambers

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