April 15, 2016 
In This Issue
April is Safe Digging Month
Roselle Lions Club Fireworks Donation
Upcoming Events
Yard Flooding Assistance Program
Cashless Toll Collection on I-390
ComEd High-Voltage Line Update
Village Hall Closed April 20
Fish Release at Turner Pond
Miss Teen Chicago

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April is Safe Digging Month: Dial 811 Before You Dig
According to Illinois one-call system administrator JULIE, underground utility lines are unintentionally damaged once per minute. Homeowners and professional excavators who fail to notify a state one-call center, like JULIE, before digging cause approximately 40 percent of all damages, making it the top reason for these dangerous and costly incidents. This statistic jumps to 60 percent for landscaping and fence building projects.
Know what's below: dial 811 for utility line location before you dig. 
JULIE Safe Dig
Roselle Lions Club Makes Donation Toward Roselle Fireworks Display   
The Roselle Lions Club made a $500 donation toward the 2016 fireworks display at the April 11 Village Board meeting. The fireworks display is part of the Independence Day Celebration in Roselle, scheduled for Sunday, July 3 at Lake Park High School West Campus.

Planned festivities include a "Party in the Park" hosted by Mission Church, with live music starting at 6:45 p.m., and fireworks at dusk. The fireworks display is jointly sponsored by the Exploding Turkey Trot 5K, the Roselle Lions Club, and the Village of Roselle. Thank you to our 2016 Independence Day Celebration sponsors!

Upcoming Events

April 22: Deadline for Rose Parade entry applications.  Entry applications are available for download from the Roselle Chamber of Commerce website.
April 25 & 26: AARP Smart Driver Course at the Roselle Police Department, 103 S. Prospect St. Class meets from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and costs $15 for AARP members or $20 for non-members.

April 30: National Drug Prescription Take-Back Day event, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Roselle Fire Station, 100 E. Maple Ave. (north side of building, off Prospect St.) 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.

May 31: Deadline to purchase vehicle stickers. Stickers purchased after May 31 are subject to late fee penalties. The graduated fine schedule, along with additional information about purchasing vehicle stickers, is posted on the Village of Roselle website.

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Roselle Public Works Introduces Yard Flooding
Assistance Program 
Yard Flooding Roselle Public Works is introducing a new Yard Flooding Assistance Program this spring. This cost sharing program, designed to assist property owners to address problems related to yard flooding, was approved by the Village Board on March 28.

Yard drainage problems arise for many reasons, including ground settling around pitched slopes originally designed to facilitate drainage, and the development of areas that can no longer absorb water due to increases in impervious areas and the resultant runoff from private property. Property improvements such as building additions, patios, pool decks, sidewalks and accessory buildings can contribute to yard flooding.

Participation in this program is based on a first come first serve basis and is subject to available funding. Visit the Yard Flooding Assistance Program page on the Village's website for details.
Cashless Tolling on I-390 Starts July 5 
Cashless toll collection begins on July 5, 2016, on the Illinois Route 390 Tollway (Elgin-O'Hare Expressway) from Lake Street to I-290. According to Illinois Tollway, this will be the first all-electronic roadway on the Illinois Tollway system, and will provide for a safer, more efficient and seamless method of collecting tolls from customers.

Toll collection equipment over the traffic lanes will read the I-PASS transponder on the windshield and automatically collect tolls. Drivers will continue at highway speeds without the need to slow down or stop to pay at a toll. According to Illinois Tollway, individual tolls are lower on I-390 because they are assessed more frequently than other parts of the system, allowing for greater sensitivity for shorter trips and helping local communities provide congestion relief on adjacent roads.

Motorists with I-PASS transponders will pay 50 percent less than those who do not have an I-PASS. Non-I-Pass users will be required to make toll payments online. I-PASS transponders are available at I-PASS Customer Service Centers or any Jewel-Osco location.

For more information, visit the I-390 Tollway page on the Village of Roselle website or visit the Illinois Tollway website.

I-390 Tolls 
Click the toll map for a larger version.
ComEd High-Voltage Line Update 
According to the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC), nearly 900 comments have been submitted as feedback regarding ComEd's proposed West Central Reliability Plan. The proposed plan includes the installation of a high-voltage line through Roselle along the south side of I-390 that may be located adjacent to residential property. The ICC is accepting comments about the proposed plan on its website.

Roselle officials continue to work with legal counsel, lobbyists, state and federal legislators, and neighboring communities to oppose ComEd's proposed plan. Current work includes introducing state legislation that would require high-voltage lines to be buried underground in urbanized areas.

"We are working diligently on this complex issue," said Mayor Gayle Smolinski. "It requires a lot of work to take steps forward, and I know the process is as frustrating for our residents as it is for us. We are still firm in our resolve to fight this proposal."

The Village Board approved spending up to $100,000 to oppose the project back in March. ComEd originally stated that they would file their plan for the high-voltage line project with the ICC this spring, but have since announced that they are delaying the project by at least six months.

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

High Voltage Line
Village Hall Closed April 20
Village Hall in Roselle will be closed next Wednesday, April 20 for a records inventory day. Village Hall will reopen on April 21 for the regular Thursday operating schedule, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 Village Hall
Help Release the Fish at Turner Pond April 16  
Fish Drop
The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club is sponsoring "Release the Fish" events to stock Turner Pond in Roselle (81 E. Devon Ave.) and Lakeview Pond in Bloomingdale. Kids of all ages are invited to help release almost 1,000 fish during these simultaneous events this Saturday, April 16, at 9:00 a.m.
The event is expected to last approximately 30 minutes. The Rotary Club will accept non-perishable food donations at the Release the Fish events for the Bloomingdale Township Food Pantry.
Lake Park Student Wins Miss Teen Chicago Title, Advances to National Competition
Congratulations to Lake Park Student Jaidene Samiec on winning the Chicago Miss Teen 2016 title at the regional pageant on April 10. The Roselle resident will compete for the National Miss Teen title later this year in Orlando, Florida.
miss teen
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