Wheaton Weekly

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Todd Scalzo

Council Thanks Todd Scalzo for 10 Years of Service

At the July 15 City Council meeting, the Wheaton City Council honored outgoing City Councilman Todd Scalzo, who has served for the past 10 years as the West District City Council representative. In expressing the City’s appreciation for his service, the City Council presented Councilman Scalzo with a proclamation. Thank you, Councilman Scalzo for your commitment and dedication to the City of Wheaton, its businesses and residents!

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Update on Downtown Improvements

Did you know...

  • During Phase 1 of the Downtown Streetscape project, 11 new parking spaces were created for a total of 112 spaces available on Front Street.
  • When Phase 2 is complete, 21 new spaces will be added for a total of 174 spaces on Wesley, Hale & Cross Street.
  • 153 new trees were planted, and 106 bike racks and 82 benches will be installed.

Watch this latest video update to see more of the progress being made on Wesley Street and more. 

Residents Sought to Apply for Vacant Council Seat

The Wheaton City Council is seeking individuals who would be interested in being appointed to the currently vacant West District City Council position. The West District includes properties in the City generally located south of Front Street, west of Naperville Road/Plamondon Road to the western City limits. See the Election District map on the City’s website. This position became vacant on July 16 as a result of Councilman Scalzo’s resignation from the Wheaton City Council. The appointment to this position would be for the remaining two years of this term, ending in May 2021.
Individuals interested in being considered for this position are asked to submit an application to the Wheaton City Clerk, Wheaton City Hall, 303 W. Wesley St., Wheaton, IL 60187, no later than 5 p.m. on Aug. 6, 2019. Applications can be obtained by contacting the City Clerk at 630-260-2012 or sbarrett-hagen@wheaton.il.us.

See Updates Planned for Memorial Park

In the latest edition of the Wheaton Insider, representatives from the Wheaton Park District talk about upcoming improvements to Memorial Park, including a new band shell. Check out this video to see what changes you will see coming to the park for the community to enjoy.

Sidewalk Sales This Weekend Feature Free Trolley Rides & Activities

The Downtown Wheaton Association encourages you to take advantage of four days of deals, prizes and events in both downtown Wheaton and downtown Glen Ellyn, this Thursday through Sunday. The two downtowns have teamed up with free trolley rides, live music, face painting, a balloon artist and more from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 20. For more information and a list of many deals being offered, see the Downtown Wheaton Association’s website.

Lot 8 Temporary Closure for Sealcoating

Weather permitting, Lot 8 at the College Avenue Train Station Parking Lots (located at the southwest corner of Blanchard and Crescent) will be closed for sealcoating and restriping on Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21. The adjacent Lots 6 and 7 will remain open for parking. Lot 8 is expected to be reopened by the afternoon of Sunday, July 21. This work may be rescheduled in the case of poor weather conditions.

Wheaton Police Offer ALICE Training July 23

Join the Wheaton Police Department for ALICE Training (Alert-Lockdown-Inform-Counter-Evacuate) on Tuesday, July 23 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Wheaton Public Library, 225 N Cross Street. ALICE helps teach individuals and groups how to proactively handle the threat in a violent encounter or active shooter event. Ages 16 + up, please. Registration required.

IDOT Road Resurfacing Projects: Harrison, Blanchard & President

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) in cooperation with the City of Wheaton will be completing several road resurfacing projects in Wheaton starting in mid-July, with an estimated completion date by the end of September. The following areas are included in this project:

  • Harrison Avenue from College Avenue to Ellis Avenue: scheduled to begin the week of July 14
  • Blanchard Street from President Street to Hawkins Circle: scheduled to begin the week of July 21
  • President Street from Blanchard Street to Route 38: scheduled to begin the week of July 21

See more information about these projects on the City’s website.

Library Hosting First-Ever Wizard Fest

In celebration of Harry Potter’s birthday, the Wheaton Public Library will host its first-ever all ages Wizard Fest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 27. Find games, activities, music, and magic throughout the library. This event is free for all ages. No registration necessary. For a schedule of events, visit the Wheaton Public Library’s website.

National Night Out is Back Aug. 6

The Wheaton Police Department is looking forward to seeing the community on Tuesday, Aug. 6 at Northside Park for National Night Out. This fun, free family-friendly event offers music, food, touch-a-truck, activities and a chance to connect with your local Police Department. Mark your calendar for 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6!

See Highlights from Music in the Park

The Wheaton Fine & Cultural Arts Commission presented their Annual Music in the Park event last Saturday night in Memorial Park. Here's a look at some of the talented musicians, and you can check out the full concert on Channel 17.

Save the Date for Festival of Cultures

Wheaton’s Community Relations Commission encourages the community to save the date for the Festival of Cultures, which will take place Sunday, Sept. 15, 1-5 p.m. at Main Street & Liberty Drive (Lot 4, the Wheaton French Market site). Don’t miss this fun afternoon of storytelling, culture, food, arts, activities, music and more. Experience the more than 30 participants and groups who will be at booths sharing their heritage and cultures. The event will feature live music, food trucks and prizes for those who fill out a Festival of Cultures passport.

Commission Recognized for Parade Entry

Congratulations to Wheaton’s Community Relations Commission for their Festival of Cultures entry at the 4th of July Parade. The Community Relations Commission received the Mayor’s Spirit Award for the Best Representation of Wheaton.

City of Wheaton Videos

Fourth of July Parade
Wheaton Insider: Memorial Park Updates
July 15 City Council Meeting

Upcoming Meetings

City Council Public Hearing & Planning Session

Monday, July 22, 7 p.m.*
*The Planning Session will immediately follow the public hearing.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street

Fine & Cultural Arts Commission Meeting

Tuesday, July 23, 6 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street

Planning & Zoning Board Public Hearings & Meeting

Tuesday, July 23, 7 p.m.*
*The meeting will immediately follow the public hearings.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street

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