E-Newsletter - January 2018
Elk Grove Village Year in Review
2017 was an exciting and excellent year for the Village. Here are some of the Village's accomplishments:
- The Village's business occupancy rate is at an historic 97%!
- 121 Businesses moved to or expanded within Elk Grove Village.
- In 2017, the Village experienced a $175 million investment in new and existing Data Centers.
- The Village helped launch Next Level Northwest, a business accelerator as well as ENCLAVE, a learning & earning center for entrepreneurs.
- The Village Board approved agreements for a new 85-acre Elk Grove Technology Park, planned to include over 1 million square feet of clean, high-tech industrial, with over $1 billion investment estimated for the development.
Internet Exchange Purchase Location Now at Village Hall
Elk Grove Village is now offering an Internet Exchange Purchase Location! The concept of these locations is to provide a safe place for online buyers and sellers to exchange their goods and money. The Village offers two “Meet- Up" spots--one located within the police department lobby and one in the Police Department Parking lot.
Next time you need to meet up to buy or sell online, feel free to utilize use either of these new internet exchange purchase locations at 901 Wellington Ave--just look for the Internet Exchange Purchase Location signage. Click here to find out more about this initiative.
Biesterfield Public Works Facility Ribbon-Cutting
On Thursday, January 11--less than seven months after the ground-breaking took place--the Village held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the completion of the rehabilitated Biesterfield Public Works Facility. The rehabilitation has created a truly multi-purpose facility on the west side of the Village. The updates included a complete facade overhaul of the existing 37-year old building, the addition of a salt storage facility to serve the western portion of the community, additional storage space, interior renovations to improve operations, landscape enhancements and parking lot rehabilitation.
The Biesterfield Public Works Facility was one of the first projects planned as part of the Elk Grove 2025 Long-Range Infrastructure Plan.
Have something you want to discuss with the Village Board? Don't miss the next Coffee with the Mayor & Board on Saturday, February 3! Come to share your concerns and questions as you enjoy complimentary coffee and snacks.
Coffee with the Mayor & Board
Saturday February 3rd, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.
Village Hall, 901 Wellington Ave.
Enroll Now in the 2018 Citizens Police Academy!
The next Elk Grove Village Citizens Police Academy begins on February 7, 2018. Are you interested in: Automobile Crash Investigations, Crime Scene Processing, Canine Unit, Defensive Tactics, Firearms Training, and a Ride-a-Long with the Police? If so, consider applying for Elk Grove Village's Citizens Police Academy! T
he next Academy starts on February 7 and runs through March 28 on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. The Academy is open to anyone who lives or works in Elk Grove Village and is over the age of 18.
Space is limited to 24 accepted applicants on a first come first serve basis, so apply now! All completed applications must be received by January 26th. Applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed/dropped off at the Police Department to the attention of Officer Dave Johnson. Click here to download an Application.
Accepted applicants will be notified during the last week of January. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Crime Prevention Unit at (847)-357-4152.
Carnival of Exceptional Character
The Community Character Coalition of Elk Grove (CCC) is holding its third annual Carnival of Exceptional Character on February 24, 2018. This popular event is free to attend and includes free food, free games & prizes, and fun for the whole family! As families travel through booths with carnival-style games and activities, they will learn about the wonderful community service groups that help make Elk Grove Village an exceptional community with exceptional character!
Carnival Of Exceptional Character
Saturday February 24, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Elk Grove Park District Pavilion, 1000 Wellington Ave.
Free games and prizes include: Ring Toss, Bozo Buckets, Bounce House, Strike-A-Light, Bocce Ball, Dog Tags and more! Free food will be served while supplies last.