December 17, 2015
In This Issue
Holiday Schedule Updates
Upcoming Events
Hover Board Safety Warning
Citizen Police Academy
Holiday Light Recycling

 Community Coupons  
Holiday Closures & Refuse Schedule

Village Hall will be closed on December 24, December 25, December 31, and January 1 for the Christmas and New Year's Holidays.

There will be no change in the refuse and recycling pickup schedule the weeks of Christmas and New Year's. Republic Services will pick up Christmas trees for recycling on regular pickup days December 29 through January 13.

All decorations and the tree stand must be removed before the tree can be recycled.  
Yard waste stickers are not required for Christmas tree disposal.

 Upcoming Events
December 18: Deadline for Toys for Tots donations. New, unwrapped toys are being accepted in the special donation bins at Village Hall, the Roselle Police Station, and the Roselle Fire Station.

December 19: Santa Paws and Pictures at Clauss Recreation Center, 555 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Sittings for pictures of pooches with Santa held between 10:00 a.m. and noon. Each dog will receive a holiday treat and a souvenir photo. Refreshments are included. Registration is required.  

Quick Links 
National Fire Protection Association Issues Safety Warnings on Hover Boards 
Hover Board
Citing media coverage of several recent fire incidents, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) issued a series of safety tips urging hover board owners to read product guidelines and be aware of potential fire hazards when using these trendy devices.

According to Roselle Fire Marshal Robert Morris, while hover boards are one of the hottest gift items this holiday season, some have the potential to start a fire. pulled several models of hover boards from their site due to safety risks.

The NFPA offers the following tips to keep the holidays fire-safe. If you purchase a hover board:
  • Choose a device with the seal of an independent testing laboratory.
  • Read and follow all manufacturer directions. If you do not understand the directions, ask for help.
  • An adult should be responsible for charging the hover board.
  • Do not leave a charging hover board unattended.
  • Never leave the hover board plugged in overnight.
  • Only use the charging cord that came with the hover board.
  • Stop using your hover board if it overheats.
  • Extreme hot or cold temperature can hurt the battery.
  • Be on the lookout for product updates from manufacturers and safety groups.
  • Many airlines have banned hover boards. If you plan to fly with a hover board, be sure to check with your air carrier.
  • When riding in a car, keep the hover board where you can see it in case it shows signs of a problem.
Some hover board fires have involved the Lithium-Ion battery or charger. Signs of a problem include:
  • Leaking fluids
  • Excessive heat
  • Odor
  • Sparking
  • Smoke
If you notice any of these signs, stop using the device right away and call 9-1-1.  If safe to do so, move the hover board outside away from anything that can burn. If you have had a fire or injury event involving a hover board, contact the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Applications Now Being Accepted for Citizen Police Academy   
The Roselle Police Department is now accepting applications for its 2016 Citizen Police Academy. The 11-week program is scheduled to begin in March, and will meet on Thursday nights from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. through the end of May.

The Citizen Police Academy is designed to help participants understand how the police department operates, and fosters improved relationships between police officers and citizens who work together to enhance quality of life issues in the community.

Applicants for the Roselle Citizen Police Academy must be at least 18 years of age, live or work in the Village of Roselle, and will be subject to a background check. Applications and a full program description are available on the Citizen Police Academy page on the Village's website. For more information, email Sergeant Tim Cook at or call (630) 671-4082.
Holiday Light Recycling Program
Tangled Lights
Roselle residents can recycle broken and tangled strands of non-working holiday lights through a program sponsored by the Village of Roselle.  
Bring unusable indoor, outdoor, LED, or specialty holiday lights to the holiday light recycling drop boxes located at Village Hall, 31 S. Prospect St., and at Clauss Recreation Center, 555 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.

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