March 24, 2016 
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Rose Parade Entries
ComEd High-Voltage Line Update
Electronic Recycling
Yard Waste Collection Resuming

 Community Coupons  
Upcoming Events

March 25: Vehicle stickers go on sale at Village Hall. Online sticker sales start May 1. The deadline to display a new vehicle sticker is May 31.

March 26:
Roselle Park District Breakfast With the Bunny + Egg Hunt, 9:30 or 11:00 a.m. breakfast seatings (catered by Brunch Café), egg hunt begins at 11:15 a.m.

April 2: Roselle History Museum's Annual Historical Evening
featuring a look at presidential campaigns, at the Trinity Lutheran Family Life Center, 405 S. Rush Street. Wine reception begins at 7:30 p.m. with the program featuring Terry Lynch starting at 8:00 p.m. Advance tickets are $15 ($18 at the door) and can be purchased at Village Hall, at the History Museum Office, 39 E. Elm Street, or from museum members. Students ages 6-12 will be admitted free.

April 5: League of Women Voters of Roselle/Bloomingdale panel discussion on working with victims of violence and abuse,  7:00 p.m. at the Roselle Fire Station, 100 E. Maple Ave. This event is free and open to the public. 

April 8:
Deadline for Roselle Chamber of Commerce & Industry scholarship applications. A minimum of two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded for the 2016-17 academic year. Applications are  available for download from the Chamber of Commerce website.

Roselle Chamber of Commerce Accepting Rose Parade Entry Applications
In partnership with the Village of Roselle, the Roselle Chamber of Commerce & Industry is pleased to present the 57th Annual Rose Parade on Sunday, June 5 starting at 2:00 p.m. As always, local businesses, organizations, and community groups are invited to participate! Entry applications are being accepted by the Roselle Chamber of Commerce through April 22.

Quick Links 
Roselle Officials Address Community About Proposed High-Voltage Electric Lines; ComEd Announces Project Delay
Nearly 400 people attended a community information meeting hosted by the Roselle Village Board on March 21 to hear about their coordinated response to ComEd's proposed plan to install a new high-voltage electric line through Roselle along the south side of the I-390 corridor as part of its West Central Reliability Project. Mayor Gayle Smolinski announced at the meeting that ComEd recently decided to delay the proposed project by at least six months.

"The Board of Trustees and I were delighted with the turn out for Monday night's meeting," said Roselle Mayor Gayle Smolinski. "Their presence allowed us to share information, answer questions, and see just how engaged our residents are on this issue. Keeping them engaged will continue to be our focus as we move forward with our strategy to oppose ComEd's plan."

The Village of Roselle is working with legal counsel, lobbyists, and neighboring communities, including Hanover Park, Itasca, Elk Grove Village, and Schaumburg to develop a strategy to contest the West Central Reliability Plan. At their March 14 meeting, the Village Board approved spending up to $100,000 to oppose the project. ComEd originally stated that they would file their plan for the project with the ICC this spring.

More information about ComEd's proposed project and Roselle's coordinated response to it is available on the Village's website.  

ComEd workers are currently installing poles and lines for the Grand Prairie Gateway Project, which runs from Byron to Wayne, just west of Bartlett. These are the same poles proposed for the West Central Reliability Project.  
Bloomingdale Township Electronic Recycling Program
Returns April 2
Old Electronics
Bloomingdale Township sponsors electronic recycling events the first Saturday of every month (except holiday weekends) April through December from 8:00 a.m. to noon.
Yard Waste Collection Resumes April 5 & 6
Yard Waste Bag
Republic Services will resume residential yard waste pickup on April 5 & 6. Residents may purchase a yard waste cart for $247 for the year, or participate in the yard waste sticker program at $2.85 per sticker.
The 95-gallon yard waste carts are billed annually each April, and are available from Republic Services. Please call Republic Services at (847) 981-0091 to order a yard waste cart.
Residents using the yard waste sticker option should place yard waste in sealed compostable paper bags or in plastic bins (no larger than 32 gallons no heavier than 50 pounds). Bundles are accepted as long as they do not exceed four feet in length, two feet in diameter or fifty pounds. All bags, bins, and bundles must have a Village of Roselle yard waste sticker on them to be picked up.
Stickers cost $2.85 each and are available at Village Hall and: 
  • Butera Finer Foods - 550 W. Lake St., Roselle
  • Caputos - 166 E. Lake St., Bloomingdale
  • Jewel Food Store - 1151 S. Roselle Rd., Schaumburg
  • Len's Ace Hardware - 425 W. Maple Ave., Roselle
  • Len's Ace Hardware - 272 W. Lake St., Bloomingdale
  • Roselle Ace Hardware - 821 E. Nerge Rd., Roselle
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