April 7, 2016 
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Water/Sewer Rates
AARP Smart Driver Course
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

 Community Coupons  
Upcoming Events

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.

April 9:  American Legion Post 1084 Riders Annual Luau and Pig Roast at the American Legion Hall, 344 E. Maple Ave., 6:00 p.m. Event includes live music by The Fairlanes, raffles, and more. Tickets can be purchased at the American Legion Post 1084 bar for $20; tickets will be $25 at the door.

April 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.

April 20: Village Hall closed for records inventory day. Village Hall will reopen on April 21 on the regular Thursday schedule, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  

April 22: Deadline for
Rose Parade entry applications.  Entry applications are available for download from the Roselle Chamber of Commerce website. 

Quick Links 
Water/Sewer Rate Increases Tied to Infrastructure Improvements
Water Jugs Shortly after Roselle incorporated in 1922, the first pipes in the Village's water system were laid. Over the past 94 years, the Village has been responsible for delivering clean, safe tap water to its residents. While the source of the water has changed over the years - from municipal wells to Lake Michigan water starting in 1993 - the Village's commitment to using best practices to maintain its water system has never wavered.

Some of the original pipes laid back in 1922 are still in service today. However it is the large number of cast iron pipes that were installed during the local building boom between 1950 and the early 1970s that are starting to break more frequently and are coming to the end of their useful lives. The Village commissioned a report from consulting engineering firm Baxter & Woodman to plan for the infrastructure improvements and for calculating the cost required to maintain both the water and the sewer systems in Roselle.

"We are the stewards of the infrastructure here in Roselle," said Mayor Gayle Smolinski. "We need to keep up our investment in our water and sewer systems while ensuring that our water delivery and wastewater collection systems meet the set standards, and that our residences and businesses are receiving the cleanest water that we can provide. I see this as continuing with our good stewardship."

Incremental rate increases over the next five years will provide the revenue necessary to address improvements in the Village's aging water and sewer systems. The water, sewer, and capital improvement surcharge rates increased in Roselle on April 1, and will be reflected for April usage in the May 2016 bills. Full details about the new water and sewer rate structure is available on the Village of Roselle website.

In addition to providing $1 million per year for the next five years to replace aging water mains, the rate increases address costs related to over $18.9 million in planned improvements identified for the Village's wastewater system between now and 2020. The Village adopted a Wastewater Facilities Master Plan in 2015 that provides long-range planning for the collection and treatment systems in Roselle.
AARP Smart Driver Course  
AARP Drivers
The Roselle Police Department, in cooperation with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), is hosting a Smart Driver Course on April 25 & 26.

The class will meet from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on each day of the two-day course, at the Roselle Police Department, 103 S. Prospect. The cost is $15.00 for AARP members or $20.00 for non-members. The fee covers all classroom materials. Coffee and rolls will be served.

Please see the AARP Smart Driver Course page on the police department website for registration details.
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Event April 30 
The Village of Roselle is participating in the National Drug Prescription Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 30. Visit the Roselle Fire Station, 100 E. Maple Ave. (north side of building, off Prospect St.) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Residents are encouraged to safely dispose of accumulated unwanted, unused, and expired prescription and over-the-counter drugs during this event.

Medication should be taken out of the original container or packaging and placed in a zip-lock bag. Please recycle plastic vials at home. Liquids or syringes will not be accepted.

This is part of a national effort sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). For more information, call the Village Clerk's Office at (630) 671-2802. 
Drug Takeback 2016
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