Village of Glen Ellyn Board

GEL OUTSIDER'S VIEW: COD, Glen Ellyn should kiss and make up

Now that the drama of the U.S. Congress doing its best to deep six the American economy is over, at least for the time being, we can safely turn our attention to a local issue in which, like the congressional battle, no one is covering himself with glory. I refer, of course, to the pressing question “Will the College of DuPage keep on working to de-annex itself from the village of Glen Ellyn...

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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.

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.

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.

Mark_Pfefferman

Having attended several Village Board meetings and recently attended the latest Glen Ellyn Park District Board meeting, I was curious about some differences in how the two Boards handle or solicit public input during its meetings.

It seems the Glen Ellyn Park District currently limits public participation to one 3 minute time slot per person towards the beginning of its meetings. It does not appear that the GEPD board solicits public input thereafter during agenda topics discussed by the board during its meetings, thus limiting public interaction and input.

Special Village Board Meeting

On Monday, March 30th at 8:00pm, the Village Board will hold a special board meeting to vote on a 1% increase in Sales Tax for Glen Ellyn. Meeting is held at the Civic Center and is open to the public.

Event Start Date: 
Mar 30 2009 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
Civic Center

Like many families, businesses, non-profit organizations, and other municipalities across our nation, the Village of Glen Ellyn is juggling the financial woes of having to trim costs with finding new revenue sources to make up for budgetary shortfalls.

One avenue the Village Board is contemplating is to enact a 1% sales tax increase using its home rule authority. The increase would apply to the sale of products except: groceries, drugs (both prescription and non-prescription), and vehicles. Excluded from the tax are services like massage, medical treatments, and haircuts.

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