Wheaton Weekly

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019

How to Submit Online Requests

Wheaton residents, do you need to report a pothole, streetlight outage or overgrown grass/weeds? You can report these issues and more online at www.wheaton.il.us/servicerequest.

Fall leaves

Leaf Collection Reminders

As leaves begin to fall, please note that you can place them in containers 35 gallons in size or smaller, or in biodegradable bags. Containers or bags must weigh less than 50 pounds when filled. Each container or bag requires a Lakeshore Recycling Systems yard waste/ organics/excess garbage sticker, which is available at City Hall and at many local grocery and hardware stores.

When you’re cleaning up leaves, please be careful not to blow or rake them into the streets. Doing so can prevent storm sewers from functioning properly and can lead to flooding. Check out this short video to learn more. If your house is located near a storm sewer catch basin, please help keep it clear by sweeping away leaves and debris from the sewer grate. Also, please note that burning leaves is not allowed.

Wheaton Police Offering ALICE Training

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

Art Donations Accepted for Library Sale

Donate framed and unframed art for the upcoming Friends of the Library Holiday Book & Art Sale.  Donations may be left by the book donation bins in the library lobby.  The Holiday Book & Art Sale runs from November 7 – 10.  More information is available at www.wheatonlibrary.org/friends.

Parking Kiosk

New Parking Payment System in Operation

Last week, the City of Wheaton launched a new payment system for daily fee commuter parking. Users can pay using the Passport Parking app or pay with cash/credit card at new digital kiosks. Find out more on the City's website

Home History Research Help

Interested in learning more about your historic property? Ever wonder how old your house is? Who lived there in the past? What it looked like originally? Whether your interest is a home’s construction date, past owners, or its architecture, drop by Wheaton Public Library to discover available resources, where to find them and what each reveals. Learn about the Wheaton Register of Historic Places and getting your house listed.
Assistance will be provided by City of Wheaton Historic Commission members and Wheaton Public Library staff. The event is free and open to the public at the Wheaton Public Library, 1st Floor Genealogy Section, on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 1-4 p.m. and on Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 6-8 p.m. Drop-ins are welcome, but reservations are recommended (RSVP to the Reference Desk direct line 630-868-7520).

Save the Date for Boo-Palooza

On Saturday, Oct. 26, downtown Wheaton will be alive with Halloween spirit. Mark your calendar for Boo-Palooza, the annual event led by the Downtown Wheaton Association. With a costume contest, trick-or-treating at local businesses, free hayrides, pumpkin carving demonstration, face painting and more, it’s a family-friendly event you won’t want to miss. This event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, see the Downtown Wheaton Association’s website.

Maker Day

Get Ready for the Library’s Maker Day

Wheaton Public Library will hold its second annual Maker Day for all ages on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 1-4 p.m. to celebrate the Maker Movement, which embraces innovation, creativity and learning. There will be maker stations throughout the library and will include hands-on demonstrations, make-it take-it, and presentations that relate to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics). Examples of interactive presentations include: Arduinos, Calligraphy, Claymation, Decorating bookmarks, Hand-pedaled trike, Interactive Marble Maze, Micro:Bit, Robotics, Simulated Search and Rescue, and Slime. For more information, visit www.wheatonlibrary.org/makerday.

City of Wheaton Videos

City Council Planning Session & Public Hearing            

City Scene: Keep the Water Flowing

League of Women Voters: Current State of Foreign Affairs with Craig Kafura

Upcoming Meetings

Bicycle Advisory Commission Meeting

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street

City Council Meeting

Monday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street
Council Chambers

Library Board Meeting

Monday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m.
Wheaton Public Library
225 N Cross Street

Fine & Cultural Arts Commission Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 6 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street

Planning & Zoning Board Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street
Council Chambers

Environmental Improvement Commission Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street

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