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Bryon Vana,
City Administrator
(630) 353-8114
City Hall (630) 852-5000
Police Department (630) 971-3999
Public Works (630) 852-5000
Mayor Kathy Weaver
City Clerk JoAnne Ragona
Treasurer Michael J. Coren
Ward 1 Ted Schauer
Ward 2 Tina Beilke
Ward 3 John F. Poteraske, Jr
Ward 4 Joerg Seifert
Ward 5 Joseph A. Marchese
Ward 6 Sylvia McIvor
Ward 7 Halil Avci

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City Hall Closed

Darien City Hall & Municipal Services Department will be closed on Monday, February 20th for Presidents Day.  For any Police response please dial 9-1-1. 

NO Refuse & Recycling Delay

Refuse and recycling pickup will be not be delayed by the week of February 20th.  Presidents Day is not considered a refuse holiday.

Next City Council Meeting - Correction

There was an error in the last direct connect.  Due to Presidents Day - The next city Council meeting will be on Tuesday, February 21st at 7:30 p.m.  The meeting may be viewed on DCTV channel 6.

Budget Meeting #1

The first budget meeting for FYE 13 will take place on Wednesday, February 22nd at 6:30 p.m. at Darien City Hall, Council Chambers.  The meeting may also be viewed on DCT Channel 6.  For more information please call 630-852-5000.

Electric Aggregation Ballot Question

The City of Darien has placed a referendum on the upcoming March 20th ballot allowing the City of Darien to solicit bids for the purchase of power on the open energy market.  The goal is to reduce the electricity costs for residential homes and small businesses.

 

Residential electric rates are set every May by ComEd.  The fixed rates are then in effect for 12 months.  The City is taking the necessary steps to have other electric suppliers provide rate quotes to compete with ComEd.  Even if the power is purchased from another supplier, residents would not notice a change as their billing would still be through ComEd.

 

The City of Darien has been purchasing its power for water pumping and street lighting operations from suppliers other than ComEd since 2007.  These suppliers have been able to offer lower rates than those we would have received from ComEd.

 

Municipalities are now able to receive bids from suppliers on behalf of the entire community.  If the rates are lower than ComEd’s, the municipality can move all residential and small business accounts in the city limits to the new supplier.  This is similar to how the City of Darien negotiates advantageous pricing for refuse haulers, concrete driveway repair, tree trimming, and gas lights.  Before the municipality can make this choice for electricity, the residents need to approve a resolution on the March 20th ballot.

 

Even if the referendum passes, Darien is not obligated to switch suppliers.  The referendum simply gives the municipality the right to solicit competitive bids.  Once the bids are received, then the City Council will decide if it is in the best interest of the residents to move to the lower cost supplier. Residents will have a few chances to opt-out of the aggregation program, but must do so before the City service begins. Residents will receive notice from ComEd informing them of the opt-out period, who to contact, and how they must communicate their intention to opt-out.  If not, all residents will remain with ComEd for the following 12 months.

 

For more information please visit our website or call Scott at 630-353-8104.

 

Coffee with Mayor Weaver

Saturday, February 18th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., at Home Depot, 2101 75th Street.  Come share your ideas and questions about Darien!

 

Last Day to Resister to Vote!

Tuesday, February 21st is the last day to register to vote In the March 20th General Primary Election.

You may register at Darien City Hall and the Indian Prairie Library.  For more information please call 630-852-5000.

 

Chicago Water Rate Increase

On January 1st, the City of Chicago and the DuPage Water Commission increased the amount the City of Darien is charged for water we receive from Lake Michigan by 34%.  This is only the first year of four annual increases by the City of Chicago through 2015.  Some communities increased their water rate on January 1st to make up the difference for the higher cost of water.  The City of Darien will maintain water rates at their current level until the water budget is reviewed as part of budget meetings that began on February 22.  The next budget year begins on May 1, 2012 and will take these current and projected future increases into consideration.  If you would like more information please call City Administrator Bryon Vana at 630-353-8114.

Chicago Water Rate Increase

On January 1st, the City of Chicago and the DuPage Water Commission increased the amount the City of Darien is charged for water we receive from Lake Michigan by 34%.  This is only the first year of four annual increases by the City of Chicago through 2015.  Some communities increased their water rate on January 1st to make up the difference for the higher cost of water.  The City of Darien will maintain water rates at their current level until the water budget is reviewed as part of budget meetings that began on February 22.  The next budget year begins on May 1, 2012 and will take these current and projected future increases into consideration.  If you would like more information please call City Administrator Bryon Vana at 630-353-8114.

 

City Meeting and Committee Agendas

The following links will direct you to the City Meeting and Committee agendas and packet information on our website.  Stay informed on City issues and upcoming projects! 

All Agendas:

City Council Meeting Agenda:  

 DuPage County Informational Open House for 75th Street Improvements

DuPage County will be holding an informational Open House for 75th Street Improvements between I-355 and Lyman Avenue only, on Wednesday, February 22nd between 4:00pm & 7:00pm, at Village Greens Golf Course, 1575 W. 75th Street in Woodridge.  The improvements include widening and resurfacing 75th Street between Woodward & Lyman.  For more information please contact the Division of Transportation at 630-407-6900.

 

Soon to be Published….

Darien Historical Society is accepting advance orders for the book “Images of America – DARIEN” which is soon to be published and contains over 200 photos.  The cost is $22.00.  You may obtain order forms by stopping at city hall, or an order form can be sent to you by calling 630-852-5000.

 



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