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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

Next City Council Meeting Monday, April 16 at
7:30 p.m.

Official City of Darien Page on Facebook

The City of Darien official Facebook page can be viewed by clicking here.  “Like” us for city contact information and current city news!

 

Refuse Sticker Price Increase

Per the city’s contract with Veolia, the price of garbage/yard waste stickers increased on April 1 to $3.03. There will be no change in the appearance or color of the stickers. Stickers purchased before April 1 will still be accepted on garbage/yard waste. 

City of Darien Named Tree City USA

The City of Darien has been named as a Tree City, USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation to honor the City’s commitment to its community forest. The City of Darien meets the four standards for a Tree City USA recipient which include: Assignment of individuals responsible for tree care, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program, and an Arbor Day observance. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service.

The City of Darien is Currently Hiring Seasonal Workers

Looking for a summer job?  The City of Darien is currently hiring seasonal workers for the Municipal Services Department.  The positions assist with jobs such as grass cutting, branch pickup and chipping, and light construction work.  Starting salary is $10.00 per hour.  You may fill out an application by clicking here and faxing it to (630) 852-4709 or drop it off at City Hall, 1702 Plainfield Road.

 

2012 Concrete Replacement Program

In conjunction with the street replacement program, the City of Darien will again offer reduced pricing to residents interested in replacing their sidewalks, driveways and aprons.  Suburban Concrete was awarded the bid for 2012.  The prices are as follows:

 

Driveways                               $5.90 per square foot

Sidewalks                                $3.89 per square foot

Apron                                      $3.89 per square foot

Apron w/fiber mesh                $4.25 per square foot

Curb & gutter                          $11.90 per square foot

Sealer                                      $0.95 per square foot

 

Resident wishing to replace their driveways should call Suburban Concrete directly at 847-837-8805, and inform them you are a Darien resident.  Suburban Concrete will invoice you for the work.

 

Residents wishing to replace the sidewalk, apron or depress their driveway curb should call City Hall at 630-353-8102.  The City will invoice you for this work.

 

The deadline to participate in this year’s program is July 1st.

 

Homeowners Association Contact Information Wanted

The Darien Police Department is trying to establish a complete list of Homeowner’s Association contacts, Neighborhood Watch leaders, or any other type of neighborhood point-of-contact.  The Police Department would like to encourage open lines of communication with those groups.  If you are a member of one of these groups. Please contact Officer Nick Skweres at nskweres@darienil.gov or 630-353-8337.

 

Monthly Electronics Recycling

Downers Grove Township Highway Department will host electronic recycling on the third Saturday of every month (excluding holiday weekends) from 8:00am to Noon at the highway garage, 318 East Quincy Street in Westmont.  The next event will be on April 21st.  For more information please call 630-719-6625 or visit their website

 

Electronics Recycling Event hosted by College of DuPage April 28th

On Saturday, April 28th, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., get your spring cleaning started by bringing your old electronic items to College of DuPage where they will be sent for proper recycling at no cost.  Universal Recycling Technologies will be assisting with the event and is committed to ensuring that all electronic items are either refurbished, reused, or recycled properly.  At the end of the event, they disburse a check to College of DuPage based on the amount of items that have been collected.  The more items collected, the more proceeds that will be given to COD student clubs for volunteering at the event!  The event will be held at 425 Fawell Blvd in Glen Ellyn. Visit the COD website at www.cod.edu.  Click on "Local Community Members" and then "Calendar" for more details.  You can also contact Ami Chambers at (630) 942-3823 or chambersa@cod.edu for more information.

 

New Illinois Foreclosure Prevention Network

The newly announced Illinois Foreclosure Prevention Network is seeking to make it easier for homeowners to access and navigate the full range of assistance programs available to them to help prevent foreclosure.   The network brings together the services and resources of various state agencies and qualified participating non-profit agencies to guide Illinois residents through the process of weighing your options that could help you stay in your home. These services are free. Visit www.keepyourhomeillinois.org for more information.

 

 Coyote Mating Period

You may see more coyotes in the area in coming months, as February through April are the typical coyote mating period. The City encourages you to be especially careful to keep your pets on a leash. Due to recent isolated incidents reported in Darien and surrounding communities, the Darien Police Department is releasing this information for you to take the necessary precautions for you and your family pet.  Should you have an encounter with a coyote please call 911 immediately.

 

Coyotes are a permanent fixture in DuPage County’s rural, suburban and urban areas. Seeing a coyote cross a field, backyard, road or golf course does not necessarily constitute a problem or dangerous situation, either for humans or domestic animals. Coyotes will be more active and more visible in late-winter/early spring during their breeding seasons. Most coyotes are harmless; their goal is to eat more natural foods such as mice and rabbits. However, coyotes are opportunistic. If coyotes see easy food – such as open garbage- and aren’t afraid, they may take advantage. That puts them in direct line for a confrontation with pets. Coyotes are not interested in eating pets, these are territorial disputes.  The Darien Police Department recently received a report of a small family dog that was killed by a coyote. Studies have shown that attempts at eliminating all coyotes are not practical, economical or workable. When coyotes are removed others quickly move in.

For more information on Coyotes you can visit the DuPage County Forest Preserve District at www.dupageforest.com

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

Carmelite carefree Village Annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

Carmelite carefree Village Annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser will be held on Sunday, April 22nd from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at 8419 Bailey Road.  Tickets cost $5.00 per person and include 3 pancakes, 3 sausages, toppings from the toping bar, coffee, tea, juice or milk.  Eat more for the cause – 3 additional pancakes are $1.00.  For more information and to reserve your spot call 630-324-5355

 

Eisenhower Junior High Presents Disney’s “Beauty & the Beast”

Eisenhower Junior High Presents Disney’s “Beauty & the Beast” on April 26th & 27th at 7:00 p.m. and April 28th at 1:00 p.m. at Eisenhower Junior High School – 1410 75th Street.  All tickets are $5.00, sold at the door or in advance.  For more information please call Ms. Modi at 630-964.5200

 


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