Applications Due for City Council Appointment
The Wheaton City Council is seeking individuals who would be interested in being appointed to the currently vacant West District City Council position. Applicants must be registered voters who live within the West District. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Aug. 6. For more information and a map of the West District boundaries, see the City’s website.
Save the Date! Bike Wheaton Festival is Aug. 10
Help celebrate the 5th annual Bike Wheaton Festival on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. to noon. Led by the Wheaton Bicycle Advisory Commission and the Downtown Wheaton Association, this is a free family-friendly event celebrating fun on two wheels.
This year’s Bike Wheaton Festival will take place in the parking lot behind Wheaton City Hall, 303 W Wesley Street. A bike parade begins at 10 a.m., followed by a bike decorating contest and a bike rodeo with Wheaton Police. Also included are exhibitions promoting cycling, bike safety and maintenance; a live DJ; and a place to donate bicycles to the organization Working Bikes.
Environmental Improvement Commission Seeks Members
Wheaton’s Environmental Improvement Commission’s mission is to implement practices that promote environmental health throughout the City of Wheaton by advising City staff and officials on policies and programs relating to the environment and sustainability. If you are interested in becoming a member, see the City's website for a Boards & Commissions application and information on how to apply.
Council to Consider Amendments to Peddlers & Solicitors Ordinance
Over the last year, the Wheaton City Council and City Staff have been working together on amendments to the city’s existing Peddlers and Solicitors Ordinance. A first reading will take place during the Monday, Aug. 5 City Council Meeting. You can read a summary of the proposed changes and the proposed amendments in full on the City’s website.
Wheaton Named Among Top 20 Safest Small Cities in America
The City of Wheaton was recently ranked #19 safest small city in the U.S. in a study of crime data performed by Frontpoint. The study collected information on cities with populations between 50,000 and 75,000 to come up with its rankings for safest small cities across the nation.