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GEL SHARE: Glen Ellyn Park District Cuts Costs

A new majority of Glen Ellyn Park District board commissioners wasted no time Tuesday implementing measures intended to emphasize fiscal restraint.

It was the first board meeting with newly elected Commissioners Richard Dunn, Kathy Cornell and Gary Mayo, who ousted 12-year incumbent Ed Hess in the April election. They were endorsed by current Commissioners Melissa Creech, Jay Kinzler and Julia Nephew, who ran together as a slate two years before.

Read more: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20110503/news/705039669/#ixzz1Lp3Zb7sE

Trustee Peter Cooper

OPEN LETTER FROM VILLAGE OF GLEN ELLYN TRUSTEE PETER COOPER

Dear Friends:

It is almost precisely two years since I took my oath of office on becoming a Village Trustee for the Village of Glen Ellyn. During that time, I have tried to never lose sight of my sacred obligation to protect your trust and to pursue the best interests of our Village and its citizens. The work has frequently been hard and occasionally tedious, but it has almost always been rewarding.

GEL BIG PICTURE: Unmasking The Local Property Tax Bill

DuPage Property Tax 2010 Chart

No one likes taxes. Period. Do you feel like burying your head in the sand and hope some day they'll go away? Well, that's not a good strategy. It only makes your head hot and itchy.

The BAD
We think the feds are bad. When was the last time you really took a look at your property tax bill? Well, here's some excitement for you if you haven't been paying too much attention to it over the years.

The UGLY
I analyzed my 2010 property tax bill delivered in the USPS mail today.

GEL SHARE: COD gives Glen Ellyn an ultimatum

College of DuPage and Glen Ellyn officials appeared poised to end a long-running dispute about whether the college can install electronic signs on campus.

But a last-minute change to a proposed intergovernmental agreement by the village has both sides pointing fingers, suggesting they could be back to square one.
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The village had previously argued that the college’s signs violated village code. But under the deal, the college would be allowed to keep the existing signs and install five new ones. New signs larger than 200 feet would require discussions with the village.

GEL SHARE: Glen Ellyn village manager hopefuls field questions

Three candidates for Glen Ellyn village manager told residents what they would bring to the village during a town hall-style forum Tuesday.

A village-hired search firm has gathered 82 applications for the position since January, and village trustees met with the top six candidates last week. They narrowed the list down to three, and Tuesday was the first time the public had a chance to question the job seekers.
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GEL SHARE: Memorial Field Lights Take Step Forward in Glen Ellyn

A controversial plan to install lights at Glenbard West High School’s Memorial Field in Glen Ellyn has moved a step closer to reality.

The Glenbard High School District 87 board voted 5-2 Monday to send a variance application to the village to clear the way for the lights.
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The move follows a series of contentious meetings that began in February in which community members, parents, students and coaches on both sides of the issue sparred over the proposal’s merits.

Read more: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20110426/news/704269788/#ixzz1KmMig7iS

GEL SHARE: Local Earth Day Groups and Activities

· Sierra Club River Prairie Group: Connie Schmidt http://illinois.sierraclub.org/rpg/

· Cool Cities: Jeff Gahris. A part of Sierra Club. Initiative started by Mayor of Seattle.

o Look into Blue Star Energy. http://www.bluestarenergy.com/
o Watt meters can be checked out at the library to see how much power our appliances are sucking.
o Average home uses 10,900 kWh/year (in the past year we used 11,854) http://illinois.sierraclub.org/rpg/coolcities.html

Grand Marshal Nominations
The Glen Ellyn 4th of July Committee is seeking Grand Marshal nominations for its annual 4th of July Parade. The selection committee will consider things such as each candidate’s community service involvement, volunteerism and leadership.  The nominations should include background information on each candidate. Please include the name, address and telephone number of the nominator. Nominees must consent prior to being nominated.  Please submit at www.GlenEllyn4thofJuly.org.
 

GEL SHARE: New, old faces join Glen Ellyn school boards

Incumbents Lori Gaspar, Terry M. Lachcik, John Kenwood and Erica Nelson — as well as  newcomer Sam Black — won seats on Glen Ellyn’s two boards of education Tuesday night, according to unofficial results from the DuPage County Clerk’s Office.

In Glenbard High School District 87, there were four candidates for three spots on the board. Winners were Rose Malcolm, with 7,392 votes, Mary FitzGerald Ozog, with 7,316 votes, and Tom Trefilik, with 6,762 votes. Also running was Steven Dale Sebby, who got 6,041 votes.

GEL SHARE: Cornell, Mayo, Dunn the victors in Glen Ellyn Park District race

Cornell, Mayo, Dunn the victors in Glen Ellyn Park District race - Glen Ellyn residents Kathy Cornell, Gary Mayo and Richard Dunn won seats on the Glen Ellyn Park District Board of Commissioners Tuesday, according to unofficial election results.

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