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Village of Addison
1 Friendship Plaza
Addison IL 60101-2786


Mayor Rich Veenstra
Clerk Lucille Zucchero

Village Trustees:
Tom Hundley
Cathy Kluczny
Sylvia Layne
William Lynch
Joe McDermott
Harry Theodore

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 ...............................630-693-7530

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 2016

In this issue

Branch Pickup Schedule

Regular Features

Employee of the Month

News Blurbs

Important Links

Mayor Richard VeenstraFrom the Desk of
Mayor Rich Veenstra

Despite the uptick in the economy over the past few years, we all know there are still many families struggling to make ends meet. It is not uncommon to hear of people working two, or even three, part time jobs, because they are unable to find full time work.

Meanwhile, with the fourth largest industrial park in the State of Illinois, Addison is home to manufacturing and industrial companies who can't find skilled laborers to meet demand.

It's frustrating to hear, because opportunities for both these communities to work together to address their mutual needs seem obvious, but unfortunately also seem to be just out of reach.

This is just one of the issues being tackled by the recently formed Workforce Development Committee. Members of our business community – especially the industrial sector – College of DuPage, Technology Center of DuPage and others have begun meeting to develop a strategy to bring together industry, education, and community in an effort to pool resources and opportunities to address the issues of underemployment (employees working at substandard jobs), job openings, and development of a skilled labor force.

The ultimate goals: to provide skilled labor so that businesses have the human resources to grow and compete in the marketplace, to provide career opprtunities and financial growth potential to Addison resdients, and to better utilize our educational resources.

DuPage High School District 88 has taken a lead role in this, for obvious reasons – preparing students for their careers is their primary goal. But beyond traditional students, there are adults who need assistance as well.

Job Expo
To download a copy of the Job Expo Flyer/Reservation Form, click here.

The first event to result from this committee is coming up on May 7, hosted by Addison Trail High School. The industrial Job Expo will be an opportunity to connect community members with our local businesses looking for potential employees. This free event will be held from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Addison Trail High School, 213 N. Lombard Road.

Industrial businesses in Addison who are interested in having a booth at the Job Expo, or who might need more information, should contact my assistant, Mary Heneghan at 630-693-7510 or email, no later than April 22. Space is limited, so make your reservation soon.

Watch for more news out of this new Committee in the near future.


Rich Veenstra



Branch Pickup Resumes in April, Expands to November

Branches Picked Up First Week of Each Month

The Village of Addison has expanded its seasonal branch pickup service to residents – pickup will begin in April and for the first time will conclude in November.

Branch pickup will begin on the first Monday of each month, April through Novmber, 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 4

May 2

June 6

July 5 (Tues.)

August 1

Sept. 6 (Tues.)

October 3

November 7


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 shall be limited to eight feet in length and 8 inches in diameter.
  • Limbs larger than 8 inches in diameter must be cut into 16-inch log lengths and placed separate from the branches.
  • Branches shall 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 shall not be stacked in the alley or along private drives.  These will not be picked up.
  • No contractor cuttings will be picked up. Trees and branches cut by a privately contracted company, or individuals hired by a resident or property owners do not qualify for the Village’s Branch Pickup Program. Branches, trees and/or logs of this type must be properly disposed of by said private contractor, or other private service.
  • Branch piles shall 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.

Employees of the Month

Joanne SampsonJoanne Sampson
CSO/Administrative Assistant
Police Department
January 2016

Joanne Sampson has worked as a Community Service Officer/Administrative Assistant in the Police Department for the past 12 years.

She administers the Photo Enforcement Program; updates Police Department and Village Code websites; posts to Facebook/Twitter; and does back-up in both the Police Department and Evidence.

Joanne, and her husband Rick, enjoy hiking and gardening

Bridget OlsonBridget Olson
Clerk Typist
Finance Department
February 2016

Bridget Olson started working in the Village at the Police Department about 3 years ago. A year later, she transferred over to the Finance Department.

Her job duties include issuing and processing business licenses; water billing; and working the front counter.

Bridget and Ben are anticipating the arrival of their new son in May, who will be joining older brother Eli (4).

She enjoys sewing, baking, cooking, spending time with family and friends and going to concerts.

Tim TokarzTim Tokarz
Electrical & Forestry Foreman
Public Works Department
March 2016

Tim Tokarz, the Electrical and Forestry Foreman, has been employed with the Village for 16 years.

His job is is to oversee and supervise electrical and forestry operations within the Village’s Public Works Department. This includes management of the municipal trees (remove, planting and pruning), streetlight system (installation, maintenance and repairs), and working with his excellent crew.

Tim and his wife Janeen have two daughters, Trinity (11) and Megan (9).

In his spare time, he coaches and instructs Muay kick boxing as the Chicago Representative for the World Thai Boxing Association; fights crime and fends off alien attacks with his children (from behind a video console), and occasionally, builds pumpkin monsters!

News Blurbs

'Ask Mayor Veenstra' Live April 4

Mayor Rich Veenstra will answer questions from residents Monday, April 4, when he makes his monthly appearance on Addison Community Television's "Ask Mayor Veenstra" program.

Tune in to the live broadcast at 6 p.m. and call the phone number on your screen to speak with the mayor about a question or concern. Or email your question before or during the program to

"Ask Mayor Veenstra" airs the first Monday of each month (except for holidays.) Future programs will be held May 2, June 6, and Tuesday, July 5.

Addison Community Television can been seen on Comcast Cable Channel 6, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99, and is streamed online here.

Miss Addison Applications Available

Applications for the 2016 Miss Addison Scholarship Pageant are now available. Young women between the ages of 17 and 21 who are residents of Addison are encouraged to apply by June 3, 2016.

Miss Addison will receive a $2,000 scholarship. First runner up will receive $1,000 and second runner up $500 in scholarships.

For a full list of criteria and the application, please click here.

Landscape Waste Removal to Begin

The Village of Addison provides landscape waste pickup each year, April through November. Grass and other landscape waste should be kept separate from other solid wastes, and will be removed on normal garbage pickup days by the contracted waste hauler.

Acceptable yard waste will be collected either from bags or trash cans.

Residents may fill 30-33 gallon trash containers with landscape waste, provided they obtain landscape waste stickers at Village Hall and affix them to each container. There is no charge for the decals, which are necessary to make the landscape waste easily distinguishable and visible to the collectors.  One sticker is needed per container. Please note: there is a weight limit of no more than 50 pounds per can.

Otherwise, residents may purchase paper biodegradable bags at area retailers including: Jewel/Osco, 140 W. Lake St.; Walgreen's, 16 E. Lake St.; Walmart, 1050 N. Rohlwing Road and Len's Ace Hardware, 30 W. Lake St. Stickers are not necessary when utilizing the paper bag system.

An unlimited amount of landscape waste may be placed at curbside, but it must be kept separate from other garbage. Mixed garbage will not be removed.

Large branches, tree cuttings, sod rolls, root balls and soil are not acceptable in the landscape waste program.

Hydrant Flushing Scheduled

The Village of Addison Public Works Department - Water Division will begin fire hydrant flushing on Monday, April 18 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Crews will work their way through neighborhoods until the project is completed. Watch for signs posted in your area, to know when your neighborhood's hydrants are being done.

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