July 21, 2016 
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Street Improvement Program
Keeping Safe in the Heat
West Nile Virus Alert System

Community Coupons

Upcoming Events

July 21: Roselle Park District Concert in the Park, featuring Britt Marsden Band, 6:30 p.m. at Turner Park, 81 E. Devon Ave.

July 22: Roselle Cruise Night, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at American Legion Post 1084, 344 E. Maple Ave., with live music from The StingRays starting at 6:45 p.m.

July 30: Free document shredding event sponsored by State Representative Christine Winger, 9:00 a.m. to noon in the parking lot at the northwest corner of 3rd St. and Schick Rd. in Bloomingdale. Limit: 2 paper boxes per participant. Call (847) 252-9311 for details.

August 3: Back to School Fair for low income families, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Odeum Expo Center, 1033 N. Villa Ave., Villa Park. School supplies, health screenings, employment and financial information will be available to those who qualify. Call (630) 495-8008 ext. 2110 for details.

August 5-7: Taste of Roselle on Main St. between Roselle Rd. and Howard Ave. Bring family, friends, and your appetite and come out and enjoy the great food, live entertainment, carnival, Bingo tent, and craft fair. 

August 5: Bloomingdale Township Electronic Recycling Event, 8:00 a.m. to noon at the Bloomingdale Township Highway Department, 6N030 Rosedale Ave. This event is free, but is limited to Bloomingdale Township residents (Roselle residents who reside in DuPage County) only.  

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Timeline for Completion of Expanded Street Improvement Program Established
Construction for the Village's annual Street Improvement Program (SIP) is currently underway throughout Roselle. Nearly $1.6 million is being spent on street improvements this year to resurface streets throughout the community that have been identified as being in poor or fair condition. The project is expected to be completed by August 15, weather permitting.

The SIP is expanded this year to improve more streets, following several years of street programs that were reduced in scope. The Village's 2016 budget included an initiative to issue $2.4 million in limited tax bonds to fund the SIP for 2016 and 2017.

The Village acknowledges that the concrete and underground portions of the project this year took much longer than anticipated due to the expanded workload. We apologize for any inconveniences that were created during construction, and thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation while Village staff works with the contractor to ensure the timely completion of the balance of this year's project.

The construction includes resurfacing the asphalt roadways and intermittent curb sidewalk replacement. A complete list of Village streets included in the year's program can be found on the Village's website

2016 SIP Timeline:
  • All concrete and underground utility work has been completed, including curb/gutter and sidewalk replacement, and adjustments to storm inlet frames.
  • Pavement grinding began earlier this week, and is scheduled to be completed by early August.                
  • Paving operations started today and are scheduled to be completed by mid-August. With the asphalt grinding, pavement patching, and base coat applications, "Fresh Oil" signs will be posted. The final surface layer of asphalt will follow.
  • Impacts to traffic will be minimal and the driving surface will be passable during all phases of the grinding and paving work. Some work may require the temporary closing of streets when crews are present.
  • Following the completion of the paving phase, landscape restoration of Village parkways will occur.
If you have questions or concerns about this year's Street Improvement Program, or would like additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Roselle Public Works at (630) 980-2020.

Street Construction
Keeping Safe in the Heat 
heat wave The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued an excessive heat warning for Northern Illinois through tomorrow evening. Heat indices are expected to exceed 100 degrees today and Friday, and weekend forecasts call for temperatures to top 90 degrees. Officials at the Village of Roselle are encouraging residents to be prepared for extreme weather.

The Roselle Public Library, 40 S. Park St., is a designated cooling site in DuPage County and is open 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. today, and from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Both DuPage and Cook Counties have listings of cooling sites throughout the counties on their websites, along with other heat-related resources.
DuPage County West Nile Virus Alert System 
WNV PPI The DuPage County Health Department re-launched its online tool this summer to help educate the public about the potential risk of contracting West Nile virus (WNV).
This alert system, known as the Personal Protection Index (PPI) is part of an aggressive public health education campaign targeted toward WNV prevention. The PPI alerts residents of WNV risk level and advises them of the precautions they should take to protect themselves. In addition to appearing on the DuPage County website, the PPI is also published on the Village of Roselle website.
Based on the DuPage County Health Department's review of human and mosquito surveillance data, the PPI widget will be updated by 3:00 p.m. each Wednesday throughout the WNV season. Additional WNV surveillance data is available on the DuPage County Health Department website.
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