August 11, 2016 
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Strategic Plan 2016-2018
Bounce Back to School Tonight
School Starts Soon - Please Drive Carefully
AARP Smart Driver Course

Community Coupons

Upcoming Events

August 12: Roselle Cruise Night, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at American Legion Post 1084, 344 E. Maple Ave.

August 14: Roselle United Methodist Church hosting Community Meal, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the church, 206 S. Rush St., featuring Tex-Mex cooking with nacho bar, followed by Praise Concert at 6:30 p.m. The Community Meal event regularly takes place the second Sunday of the month and is free and open to the public.

August 17: Township of Schaumburg's 6th Annual Community Wellness Day, 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Schaumburg Township Town Hall, 1 Illinois Boulevard, Hoffman Estates.

August 27: 2nd Annual Kids Against Hunger - Race to Stop Hunger 5K, 8:00 a.m. starting at the Kids Against Hunger Warehouse, 400 E. Irving Park Rd. (behind BMO Harris Bank). 100 percent of race proceeds will go toward feeding kids.

August 27: American Legion Post 1084 Riders Veterans Motorcycle Run, starting at the American Legion Post, 344 E. Maple. Registration starts at 9:00 a.m., kickstands up at 10:00 a.m. Cost: $20 per rider, $15 per passenger. All vehicles welcome. Call (630) 894-8524 for details.

August 30: Township of Schaumburg Assessor's Office hosting property assessment appeal seminar, 6:30 p.m. at Township of Schaumburg Town Hall, 1 Illinois Blvd., Hoffman Estates. Participants should bring a copy of their reassessment notice to this free seminar. Call (847) 884-0030 x 3023 for details.

August 31:
Deadline for the Village's 50/50 Shared Cost Parkway Tree Replacement Program orders.

Quick Links 
Village Board Updates Strategic Plan for 2016-2018
Village HallThe Village Board officially adopted its updated Strategic Plan for 2016-2018 at the August 8 meeting, establishing goals for the next several years. The four identified strategic priorities for 2016-2018 include financial sustainability, effective governance, infrastructure, and economic development.

The Village Board engaged in a strategic planning process during three sessions facilitated by Northern Illinois University Center for Governmental Studies in April 2016. The planning process included an assessment of the environment within which the Village operates, with an examination of the Village's internal and external challenges. Among the identified challenges for the Village are state issues (state budget, unfunded mandates), local economic development efforts, ComEd's proposed West Central Reliability Project, citizen engagement, infrastructure replacement and improvement, and fiscal sustainability. 
For more information, including the full report from the Northern Illinois University Center for Governmental Studies and the strategic initiative action plans, visit the Strategic Plan 2016-2018 page on the Village's website. 
Roselle Park District Hosting Bounce Back to School Tonight
Bounce back to school Join the Roselle Park District as they host their annual Bounce Back to School event tonight at Turner Park, 81 E. Devon Ave. from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

This free event includes carnival games, free hot dogs (while supplies last), face painting, inflatables, live music, and more! The Village of Roselle is participating in this event with a public safety booth, and touch-a-truck (police, fire, and public works vehicles).

Visit the Roselle Park District website for more information.
School Starts Soon - Please Remember to Drive Carefully 
School Bus Most of the local school districts kick off their new school year next week - motorists should be prepared to be especially careful and watch for children on their way to and from school.

Drivers can help protect children by being especially careful near schools and in residential areas, watching their speed, and obeying the adult crossing guard. Please remember to slow down in school zones and drive carefully!

For more traffic related back-to-school safety tips, please visit the National Safety Council website.
Police Department Holding AARP Smart Driver Course
September 7 & 8 
AARP Drivers The Roselle Police Department, in cooperation with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), is hosting a Smart Driver Course on September 7 & 8.

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.

The program is a two-day course and is open to all drivers. Participants will refine existing driving skills and develop safe, defensive driving techniques. They will review how to handle adverse driving conditions and traffic hazards and learn about the effects of aging and medication on driving, and much more.

The Smart Driver Course results in safer roads for everyone. Older drivers benefit from increased confidence on the road, better driving records, lower insurance rates and a continuing mobile, independent lifestyle for additional years. Please see the AARP Smart Driver Course page on the police department website for registration details.
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