Wheaton Weekly

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019

Passport Parking sign

New Parking Payment System Begins Next Week

Next week, the City will roll out a new parking payment system for daily fee commuter parking, which will replace daily fee pay boxes in commuter lots and some meters for 12-hour parking spots with two new payment options: using the Passport Parking app on a mobile device or using new digital kiosks.

A convenience fee of $0.32 applies for payments using the parking app. If you’d prefer to use the new digital kiosks, they accept cash (exact change only) and credit cards. The kiosks are located:

  • Near the downtown train station: At the corner of Liberty & Carlton
  • Near the College Avenue train station: President Street where it meets the railroad tracks, and at the College Avenue train station (2 kiosks)
Please note that whichever way you choose to pay, you will need to know your license plate number, which you will enter either at the kiosk or on your mobile phone.
Storm Ready Sign

Wheaton Earns “Storm-Ready” Designation

In recognition of the work the City of Wheaton has done to establish emergency management procedures and activities, Wheaton was recently named a “Storm Ready” community by the National Weather Service. Wheaton is one of only 82 communities statewide to achieve this designation.

To qualify, the process involved an assessment by a panel comprised of representatives from the National Weather Service, Illinois Emergency Management Agency and DuPage County Office of Homeland Security.

Paving Resuming on Butterfield Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation informed the City of Wheaton that later this week, its crews intend to pave the portion of Butterfield Road (Route 56) that is under construction in Wheaton. This work is expected to take approximately one week and will require some lane closures. Look for electronic signs with more information. You may want to consider another route once work is underway to avoid delays. Thank you for your patience.


Read the October Newsletter

The City’s monthly newsletter is now available. Check it out for upcoming events, fall leaf pickup information, safety messages and more.


Applications for Police Officer Position Due by Friday

The Wheaton Police Department is accepting applications for its police officer testing process. The application is due by 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4. If you are interested in becoming a Wheaton Police Officer or know someone who is interested, please see this video and visit the City’s website for information on how to apply and the testing process.


Join the City Council for Coffee on Saturday

Members of the Wheaton City Council will host their monthly Coffee with Council informal meeting this Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Gamon Room of Wheaton City Hall, 303 W. Wesley St. Residents can stop by to discuss Wheaton issues informally with the City Council during this gathering.


Road Closure: October Fest on Oct. 5 

The Wheaton Park District will be hosting its 2nd Annual October Fest event on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wesley Street will be closed from Main Street to Scott Street from 12 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, to accommodate this event. Wheaton Police officers will be present during this event and monitoring the area. View a map of the road closure.


Hazardous Waste Collection Oct. 5

A one-day hazardous waste event will allow you to bring items such as oil-based paints, paint thinners, gasoline, motor oil, herbicides, household batteries, cleaning agents and more. This event will be on from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Bensenville Public Works Facility, 711 E. Jefferson St., Bensenville. Sponsored by the Illinois EPA and DuPage County, this event is open to all Illinois residents.

Craig Williams

Firefighter Honored with Award of Valor

Wheaton Firefighter Craig Williams was recently selected as a recipient of the DuPage 100 Club 2019 Award of Valor. He is receiving the award for his involvement in the West Chicago structure fire that occurred April 17 in the 100 block of West Grand Lake Boulevard. 

Williams and several members of Carol Stream Fire Protection District subjected themselves to extreme fire conditions to rescue a trapped 92-year-old man from the home. While all personnel operating on the scene that night worked under extreme conditions at a high level, the personnel being recognized were selected for going above and beyond the call of duty. Congratulations to Craig Williams for receiving this honor. 

Welcome New Businesses

  • Arcade V, 126 N. Hale St., offers the newest trend in interactive entertainment in the virtual reality world.
  • Altiro Latin Fusion, 132 N. Hale St., offers tapas-style inspired Latin fusion cuisine 


Wheaton Police Offering ALICE Training

The Wheaton Police Department will be offering an ALICE Training session on Oct. 23 from 6-8 p.m. at Wheaton City Hall, 303 W Wesley Street. ALICE (Alert-Lockdown-Inform-Counter-Evacuate) helps teach how to proactively handle a threat in a violent encounter/active shooter event. Register by calling 630-260-2012.


City of Wheaton Videos


Talk About Choices: Paula Barrington
 
Streetscape Update: Hale Street

9/23/19 City Council Planning Session





Upcoming Meetings

Community Relations Commission Meeting

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street

Coffee with Council

Saturday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street
Gamon Room

City Council Meeting

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

Planning & Zoning Board Public Hearing & Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m.*
*The meeting will immediately follow the public hearing.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street
Council Chambers



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