Village of Addison
1 Friendship Plaza
Addison IL 60101-2786


Mayor Larry Hartwig
Clerk Lucille Zucchero

Village Trustees:
Tom Hundley
Sylvia Layne
William Lynch
Joe McDermott
Harry Theodore
Richard Veenstra

Village Manager
Joe Block ................................... 630-693-7503

Assistant Village Manager
John Berley ................................ 630-693-7532

Human Resources ................... 630-693-7504

Water Billing .............................. 630-693-7570

Community Development
Engineering, zoning, building permits, code enforcement ...............................630-693-7330

Community Relations
Cable television, website, media relations, special events ........................... 630-693-7550

Public Works
Streets, water, tree trimming, branch pickup ...........................................630-620-2020

Environmental Services
Recycling, waste removal, sewer backups, flood control ............................... 630-279-2140

Police (Non-Emergency)
Traffic violations, crime prevention programs, stray animals .........630-543-3080



Village of Addison eNewsletter

April 2012

In this issue

Recycling Extravaganaza

Branch Pickup Schedule

Regular Features

Employee of the Month

A Bit of Addison History

News Blurbs

Important Links

MayorFrom the Desk of
Mayor Larry Hartwig

On March 20, voters in Addison – as well as 13 other municipalities in DuPage County – voted to approve Municipal Electric Aggregation. This allows the local municipality to negotiate with electricity suppliers other than ComEd to attain a lower rate.

Many of the other municipalities are now beginning the process of deciding which supplier is best for them. We, however, chose a company before putting the issue on the ballot. After researching available suppliers, we chose to partner with Integrys Energy Services, which has operated successfully in Ohio for more than 10 years.

The advantage to having already gone through the process of choosing a company is that we are already well on our way to actually seeing a cost savings on our utility bill.

State Law requires that we hold two public hearings before finalizing an agreement. Residents who wish to give input may attend either of these hearings, which are scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Monday, April 9 and 6:30 p.m., Monday, April 16. At the Village Board meeting later that evening on April 16, a final agreement is expected to be approved.

Following these hearings, residents will receive a notice in the mail, detailing terms of the contract and the rate which residents will pay. Anyone who does not want to be included in this program will then have the opportunity to "opt-out," by phone, web or mail. No one is forced to be a part of this.

Anyone who does wish to be included will simply do nothing – you will automatically be enrolled, and will hopefully begin seeing the cost savings as early as your June electric bill. Your bill will still come from ComEd, since they will continue to distribute the electricity. But under the line item of supply, you will see that Integrys Energy Services is now your supplier.

The ability to choose another supplier has been around for several years, and you may already have a contract with a supplier other than ComEd. If that is the case, you will not be a part of this program.

One of the more frequently asked questions I've received during this process is, "What is the Village of Addison getting out of this?" The short answer is – nothing! There are communities who agree to pay a slightly higher rate in exchange for some sort of payment to the municipality. Addison did not do this. We will negotiate the absolute lowest rate we can achieve for residents.

If you have concerns, I would encourage you to attend one of the public hearings. You can also call 877-549-9184 or visit for more information.


Larry Hartwig



Larry Hartwig


Addison's Recycling Extravaganza is Back

The Village of Addison invites you to a Recycling Extravaganza, sponsored by Republic Waste.

The event will be held Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Public Works Facility, at 1491 Jeffrey Drive.

This is a great opportunity to help protect our environment by properly recycling your items, so clean out those cabinets, basements, closets, garages and storage units.

This is not a household hazardous event. No clothing, toys or paints will be accepted.

For more information, contact Leslie Buelle at 630-693- 7506.


Acceptable Items Include:

•Eye glasses
•Hearing Aids
•Cell phones
•Oil / Anti Freeze
•Scrap Metal

•Building Supplies/Appliances/Lighting
•Classroom Books/Supplies
•CFL Bulbs
•Fire Extinguishers
•American Flags

Branch Pickup Resumes

Branches Picked Up First Week of Each Month

The Village of Addison offers seasonal branch pickup service to residents from April through October. Branch pickup will begin on the first Monday of each month, April through October, and finish by the end of the week, regardless of where you reside within the Village.

Branches should be on the parkway the Sunday before the scheduled pickup week. The service dates are listed below.  Contracted crews will pass down each street only one time, and only one collection will be made Village-wide per month.

The Village’s Branch Pick-up program is truly a service to Addison residents. It encourages each resident and building owner to pride themselves in the health, aesthetics and value of their home, building, surrounding yard and landscape. It promotes the community’s desire to beautify our neighborhoods while maintaining safe and healthy surroundings. Each month, April through October, a resident or building owner has the opportunity to place branches out curb-side in front of their property. The programs service level may range from the pick-up of a single broken branch placed out on the parkway, to the pick-up removal of a resident's entire tree, cut up and stacked as specified under the program's requirements.

Should you have further questions, please contact the Village of Addison Public Works Department at 630/620-2020.

Branch Pickup Dates

April 2

May 7

June 4

July 2

August 6

September 4

October 6


The requirements for Branch Pickup are as follows:

  • Branches must be placed curbside on the parkway, not in the street, stacked in one direction, with the thicker ends facing the street. DO NOT cross stack branches.
  • Branches should be limited to eight feet in length and 8 inches in diameter.
  • Limbs larger than 8 inches in diameter should be cut into 16-inch log lengths and placed separate from the branches.
  • Branches should not be tied with string, wire, etc.
  • Branch piles containing root balls, lumber, metal, glass, yard waste or other debris, as well as large branch mound that have been multi-directionally cross stacked, will not be picked up.
  • Branches should not be stacked in the alley or along private drives.  These will not be picked up.
  • No contractor cuttings will be picked up.
  • Branch piles should not be placed on the parkway prior to or after the weekend prior to pick-up.  All branches must be stored in the back yard until then.

Battle of the Bands

WindmillA Bit of Addison History

The year was 1970. The place was Addison. The trend was for women (and sometimes men) to wear fashion wigs, whether they needed one or not.

How do we know? By looking at ads in the Yellow Pages of the 1970 Illinois Bell Telephone Directory for Addison – Elmhurst – Lombard – Villa Park.

Under the Beauty Salons category in this directory there appears an advertisement for complete wig service provided by Feminique Coiffures, which was located in Barge-Way Plaza, at the southwest corner of Mill Road and Lake Street. Feminique also offered expert mother and daughter hair cutting in its “air conditioned salon with dryers.”

Leon Beauty Salon, which was located in Green Meadow Shopping Center next to Goldblatt’s, sold 100% human hair and synthetic wigs, in addition to offering personalized hair cutting and shaping, silver blonding and toning, permanent waves and corrective tinting.

Wigs were also sold, styled and cleaned seven days a week at The Mantrap Beauty Salon, 65 E. Fullerton. Similar services were provided at Lydia’s Beauty Cottage, 319 N. Addison Road, where proprietor Lydia Maddox also offered the finest in “hi-fashion, in-fashion and old-fashion” styling. Finally, Geri’s Wig Studio at 336 E. Lake St. sold and serviced wigs and toupees, in addition to offering cosmetics classes and fund raising shows.

Whether it’s a name, address, phone number, or in this case a fashion trend, telephone directories from the past can be a valuable source of historical information.

To learn more about this subject, or to take a look at local telephone directories from the past, visit the Addison Historical Museum, 135 Army Trail Road. Open Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Phone: (630) 628-1433. email:

Leon Beauty Salon

John BrechinEmployee of the Month

Arlene Kollar
Village Planner II
Community Development Department
March 2012

Arlene Kollar has been a Village of Addison Employee for 11 ½ years. As Planner with the Community Development Department, Arlene is part of a team that reviews planning, economic development and zoning projects for the Village. She has the opportunity to be part of current development occurring in town as well as seeing what is being planned for the future.

In addition, Arlene finds it interesting working with businesses along Lake Street to encourage the improvement of their property via the Village’s Façade Improvement Program. Arlene enjoys assisting residents with zoning questions and gets great satisfaction in taking time to work with owners to explore different ways to achieve their goals.

Arlene is single, but is still looking for “Mr. Right.” Her hobbies include reading and playing piano. She has just started taking German classes and would like to take a pastry class in the future.

In her spare time, Arlene enjoys biking, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, and cross-country skiing. She also likes checking out new restaurants, concerts, plays and art galleries. Arlene also volunteers with the Kane County Certified Naturalist Program.

News Blurbs

Miss Addison 2012 Applications Available

Applications for the 2012 Miss Addison Scholarship Pageant are available now.

Young women between the ages of 17 and 21 who are Addison residents may apply to compete on July 18 and July 25. Scholarships of $2,000, $1,000 and $500 will be awarded.

Applications must be completed and returned by July 2.

Applications and full criteria are available at Village Hall, Addison Trail High School, or may be downloaded here.

Garden Market Planned

The Village of Addison is exploring the possibility of coordinating a "Garden Market" – an opportunity for local gardeners to meet weekly to sell some of the excess produce from their own gardens.

If you or someone you know is a backyard gardener, who may be interested in participating, please email as soon as possible.

Ask Mayor Hartwig on April 2

Deputy Mayor Richard Veenstra will fill in during Addison Community Television’s monthly feature, “Ask Mayor Hartwig,” to answer questions from viewers live on the air.

Tune in at 6 p.m., on Monday, April 2, and call the phone number on your screen to speak with the Deputy Mayor about your question or concern. Or email your questions before or during the program to

Addison Community Television appears on Comcast Cable Channel 6, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99, and can be seen streaming live here.

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