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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

October 2015

In this issue

Addison Fall Fest

Regular Features

Employee of the Month

News Blurbs

Important Links

Mayor Richard VeenstraFrom the Desk of
Mayor Rich Veenstra

On a cold November evening in 1991, about 100 people in Addison attended an event hosted by Village President Anthony Russotto. He called it the "Mayor's Ball" and it raised several hundred dollars for our local food pantry. Tony saw it as an opportunity for community members to get dressed up, enjoy a nice dinner and entertainment, and raise some money for a good cause.

I remember that night very well, so it's hard to believe that next month, I will have the honor hosting the 25th Annual Mayor's Community Charity Ball. It's even harder to believe that throughout the years, this event has raised more than $800,000 that has been used to support dozens of charities and service organizations located here in Addison. Last year, in fact, we raised $53,000.

But as we celebrate the silver anniversary, it's important to remember that at its heart, this event is meant for the community. It's meant for all of our residents to come and have fun, while doing some good for Addison. There are 20 local causes that will benefit from this year's event, and I dare say that you or someone you know will reap the rewards.

Above, Mayor Rich Veenstra and his wife Maryann (left) greet guests, Mr. & Mrs. Carlo DeBenedictis (right) of the Sister Cities organization at last year's Mayor's Community Charity Ball. Below, guests browse through the hundreds of items available in the Silent Auction, while the Addison Trail Chamber Strings perform.

So please consider this an invitation for you to join us on Saturday, Nov. 14 at Alta Villa Banquets. You don't have to be member of one of the participating organizations, and you don't have to be a friend of any of our officials. You just need to care about Addison, and want to enjoy yourself for an evening of great food, entertainment and fun.

Money will go to our local food pantry, scholarship opportunities, foster families, recreation, art and cultural programs and those recovering from substance abuse. These funds are raised through the dinner tickets (a portion of each ticket goes to the cause of your choice,) cash raffle and silent auction.

Participating organizations this year are: Addison Community Switchboard, Addison Center for the Arts, Addison Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Addison Rec Club, Americans of Italian Descent, Concord Lutheran School, District 4 Foundation for Educational Excellence, District 88 Foundation, GlenOaks Hospital Foundation, Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, Kiwanis Club, Knights of Columbus, Lutherbrook Child & Adolescent Center, Medinah Shriners, Parks & Recreation Foundation, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Serenity House Counseling Services, Sister Cities of Addison, Student Participation Center and Women's Club.

Tickets are $85 per person; purchase by Oct. 30 and they are just $80. You can purchase yours at Village Hall in the Community Relations Department, or online here.

For those who may not be able to attend, you can still participate in three ways: make a donation to any of the organizations you choose; purchase raffle tickets from the organizations, or at Community Relations in Village Hall; or participate in the Silent Auction onlne! You no longer need to attend the event to bid. The auction will go live approximately a week before the event. Visit the Village website, or contact Community Relations for more details.

l hope you'll join us on Nov. 14. If you have any questions, please contact Doree in the Community Relations Department at 630/693-7550.


Rich Veenstra


Fall Fest

Employees of the Month

David BakerDavid Baker
Media Production Coordinator
Community Relations Department
July 2015

Dave Baker has been employed by the Village for 12-1/2 years. During this time, he has worked in Electrical & Forestry for about a year, and in Community Relations as a Media Production Coordinator.

His job includes design and maintenance of the ACTV room; creation of programming for air on ACTV; and assistance to the Village staff with their A/V needs.

In his spare time, Dave likes to travel to other countries, collect and listen to music; read and loves to run.

Mike SampeyMike Sampey
Information Technology Manager
Administration Department
August 2015

Michael Sampey, has been the IT Manager in the Village for about nine months. His duties include servicing all Village Departments and employees so they can better serve the community.

Mike is married to Monique and has four sons: Michael, 9; Keegan, 8; Kaelan, 6 and Finn, 4.

In his spare time, Mike enjoys different activities with his family and swimming.

Claire GuintoClaire Guinto
Assistant Director
Finance Department
September 2015

Claire Guinto, who is the Assistant Finance Director, has been employed in the Finance Department for 21 years. Her job includes handling daily accounting of Village operations and preparing monthly financials for the Board. She also interfaces with Village auditors after each fiscal year-end.

Claire and her daughter, Luchie, love to travel, shop, watch sports events, and dine out in Chicago.

News Blurbs

'Ask Mayor Veenstra' Live Oct. 5

Mayor Rich Veenstra will answer questions from residents Monday, Oct. 5, 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

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

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

The Village of Addison will host a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day for residents on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Public Works Facility, at 1491 Jeffrey Drive.

Items that normally cannot be put into the trash, such as paint, chemicals and pesticides will be taken. Closed containers should be put in the trunk of your car; when you drive up they will be removed with no need for you to even exit your vehicle!

For a list of acceptable and non-acceptable items, click here. Proof of residency is required.

New Recycling Center Hours

Beginning Oct. 3, 2015, the Recycling Center, at 711 N. Addison Road, will be open Saturdays only, 8 a.m. - noon. The Recycling Center is for use by Addison residents only; residency WILL BE CHECKED.

Trick or Treat Hours

The Village’s Trick or Treat Hours will be on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 3 to 7 p.m.

Children should only trick or treat within three blocks of their home. Parents are encourage to supervise children at all times, especially when crossing streets.

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