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GEL SHARE: Glen Ellyn hires village manager

Glen Ellyn’s village president and board have narrowed down a list of 82 candidates for the open village manager’s position to one.

Mark Franz, the current village manager of Homewood, has been chosen to oversee day-to-day operations of village government in Glen Ellyn, following the board’s 5-0 approval of an employment agreement on Monday.
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A village-hired search firm began seeking applications for the position in January, after Steve Jones had stepped down from the position two months before.

GEL SHARE: Work it out, Glen Ellyn and College of DuPage

Once again, the marriage of Glen Ellyn and the College of DuPage is on the rocks.

A long-running dispute that began with village officials’ concerns about the community college’s signage has escalated into threats of divorce, nearly literally.
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College of DuPage officials say they are pursuing plans to de-annex their 273-acre campus from Glen Ellyn after village officials set aside a negotiated agreement the two sides worked out.

David Garmoe

A former member and longtime treasurer of the Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company has been accused of stealing $260,000 from the fire company and using the money for personal expenses and to support his private business, authorities said Friday.

David Garmoe, 54, of the 600 block of Prairie Avenue in Glen Ellyn, was arrested Friday and charged with eight counts of theft, two counts of forgery, two counts of continuing a financial crimes enterprise, money laundering and financial institution fraud, Glen Ellyn Police Chief Phil Norton said.

GEL REFERENCE: COD Letter Regarding Position on Glen Ellyn Ordinance

College of DuPage Sign

June 21, 2010

Last week, the Village of Glen Ellyn sent a city inspector to threaten our contractors with citations if they continued to erect new electronic signs replacing older ones damaged by weather and time in the same locations. This was unfortunate, as we need these signs to communicate with the more than 30,000 students on our campus every semester.

GEL SHARE: COD seeks de-annexation from Glen Ellyn over tabled agreement

College of DuPage President Robert L. Breuder with his wife Wendy

College of DuPage officials announced that they will pursue de-annexation from the village of Glen Ellyn after the Village Board voted Monday night to table an intergovernmental agreement previously reached by both parties on April 19.

The COD Board of Trustees unanimously approved the agreement at its April 28 meeting. COD President Robert L. Breuder informed Village President Mark Pfefferman in an April 29 communication that failure by the village to act on the agreement would result in COD pursuing de-annexation.

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