January 7, 2016 
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Christmas Tree Recycling
CFL Light Bulb Recycling
ComEd Hosting Open House Meetings
Coffee With the Board Schedule
Make 2016 A Fire-Safe Year
Sister CIties Commission Dance
Citizen Police Academy

 Community Coupons  
Upcoming Events
January 10
: Roselle United Methodist Church hosting Community Meal, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the church, 206 S. Rush St. This event regularly takes place the second Sunday of the month and is free and open to the public.

January 10: Roselle United Methodist Church hosting "Selma - Civil Rights and Race Relations" discussion, 6:00 p.m. at the church, 206 S. Rush St. The movie Selma will be shown, followed by a discussion with Rev. Ron Graham, who marched in the Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches and attended seminary in Boston with Martin Luther King, Jr.  This event is free and open to the public.

January 28: Rose Queen Pageant Applications are due. The Annual Rose Queen Pageant will be held on Friday, February 27, at Lake Park High School West Campus.

Curbside Christmas Tree Recycling Runs Through January 13
Republic Services will pick up Christmas trees for recycling through January 13. All decorations and the tree stand must be removed before the tree can be recycled. Yard waste stickers are not necessary for Christmas tree recycling.

Contact the Village's waste hauler, Republic Services, at (847) 981-0091 for questions about curbside Christmas tree recycling.

Christmas Tree Recycle

CFL Light Bulb Recycling Available at Village Hall
As part of the recycling program offered by Republic Services, residents may bring spent fluorescent bulbs to the lobby of Village Hall, 31 S. Prospect St., to be recycled.

The following types of bulbs will be accepted in the CFL recycling bin at Village Hall: fluorescent bulbs, linear fluorescent bulbs (4' and under), compact fluorescent bulbs, circular fluorescent bulbs, u-shaped fluorescent bulbs, HID bulbs (Metal Halide, HPS, LPS), and incandescent bulbs.

Quick Links 
ComEd Proposing New High-Voltage Lines in Roselle
Along I-390 
Electrical Wires
It is important for Roselle residents to be informed about a plan proposed by ComEd for its West Central Reliability Project, which includes the installation of a new 138kV electric line from its Bartlett substation to a substation in Itasca. ComEd's plan is to run the high-voltage line through Roselle, along the south side of the I-390 (Elgin-O'Hare Expressway) corridor, but could also include the north side.

The open house meetings will provide details on the $58 million project, including pole heights, pole placements, and the impact of the project on the surrounding communities. The proposal calls for steel poles that could be up to 170 feet high that may be located adjacent to residential property.

Roselle residents are encouraged to learn more about the high voltage transmission line project and how it affects Roselle by attending an upcoming open house meeting. The open houses will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the following schedule:
  • January 14 at American Legion Post 1084, 344 E. Maple Ave., Roselle;
  • January 19 at the Schaumburg Park District Community Recreation Center, 505 N. Springinsguth Rd., Schaumburg;
  • January 27 at American Legion Post 1084, 344 E. Maple Ave., Roselle.
More information about the West Central Reliability Project is available on the ComEd website
Coffee With the Board Moving to Quarterly Schedule 
Coffee The Coffee With the Board meetings are moving to a quarterly schedule. The first Coffee With the Board for 2016 is scheduled for March 5, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. in the Council Chambers at Village Hall.

While the Coffee With the Board meetings will be less frequent, there are still multiple ways of providing input to the Village Board.

Those who want to contact the Village Board can email, use the Communicate With the Village Board form on the Village's website, call (630) 980-2000 during  business hours to leave a message, or attend a Village Board meeting on the second or fourth Monday of the month. 
Make 2016 A Fire-Safe Year  
Roselle Fire Department If you're like many Americans, you're starting off the New Year with a resolution to improve your health. As you work towards your resolution, consider one additional step to maintain your health: fire prevention.

The Roselle Fire Department, along with the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) is urging everyone to make 2016 a healthy and fire-safe year. Most people say they feel safest at home. But data shows 83 percent of all fire deaths in the U.S. happen in homes. Follow these tips to ring in fire safety this New Year:
  • Make sure your home is protected by working smoke alarms. Half of all home fire deaths happen at night, when people are sleeping.
  • Test your smoke alarms once a month, and replace your smoke alarms when they're 10 years old.
  • Cooking is the main cause of home fires and home fire injuries. Make safety your first ingredient; stay in the kitchen when you are cooking at high temperatures. Fires start when the heat gets too high. If you see any smoke or grease starts to boil, turn the burner off.
  • If you have children living in your home or visiting look for fire and burn dangers from their point of view. Never leave lighters or matches where children can reach them.
For additional fire safety information, visit the USFA online
Sister Cities Commission Hosting Mid-Winter Dance  
Sister City Logo The Roselle Sister Cities Commission is hosting its 11th Annual Mid-Winter Dinner Dance on January 23 at the Trinity Lutheran Church Family Life Center, 405 Rush St., from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m.

Dinner will be catered by Jolly Inn, and the evening will include dancing, a DJ, a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle, and more. Tickets are $30 in advance ($35 at the door) and can be ordered by calling (630) 518-8266. All proceeds benefit the partnership with Roselle's Sister City, Bochnia, Poland.

Visit the Roselle Sister City Commission website for more information. 
Applications Now Being Accepted for Citizen Police Academy  
PD Logo 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.
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