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E-Newsletter - April 2018

Post Date:04/06/2018

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Elk Grove Village Remains the Most Affordable Community for Residents

A 2018 survey of eight comparable communities shows that Elk Grove Village continues to provide the lowest cost of living for residents. Elk Grove Village routinely compares itself to neighboring municipalities and we are proud of our reputation of offering high quality services at affordable prices. Not only has Elk Grove Village maintained our place as the most affordable community since we began this survey over ten years ago, this is also marks the 20th year that our residents have had the lowest combined property tax rate in the area.

The annual cost-of-living survey is intended to account for the entire range of municipal taxes and fees that impact residents—this includes property tax, sales tax, natural gas tax, cable franchise fees, waste/recycling services, water/sewer rates, and various other costs. Compared to comparable communities, Elk Grove Village has the lowest annual municipal impact for these taxes and fees, coming it at under $9,000 per year.

2018 Cost of Living Bar Graph

The Village is able to maintain this low cost of living in large part to our robust business community. We work hard to cultivate relationships and provide value to our business community to help keep costs low for residents. Elk Grove Village is dedicated to offering residents an incomparable quality of life in an affordable community—this is just one factor that makes Elk Grove Village the Exceptional Community.  Find out more about how this chart is calculated on the Village website. 

Spring Clean-Up Assistance Program

Elk Grove High School is offering assistance with spring clean-up for seniors or disabled residents who are not able to do it themselves. Students will do flowerbed cleaning, trimming of bushes, window cleaning, and other small outside jobs. The first 18 registrants will be provided with a 45 minute time slot for Friday, April 27. 

For further information and to register, please call Community Services at 847-357-4120 by Friday, April 20.

Spring Large Branch Collection

The Department of Public Works conducts a Large Branch Collection Program to assist residents in their spring cleanup efforts. The Large Branch Collection Program picks up branches meeting the following requirements:

  • Large Branches (3.5'' to 8'' in diameter) from all threes and bushes except evergreens are eligible for pick-up.
  • Stack branches in the parkway with cut ends pointing to the curb.
  • Place branches in the parkway no sooner than the weekend before the designated pick up week.

To get your address listed for pickup, contact Public Works at (847) 734-8800 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Calls must be received no later than Friday 4:30 p.m. of the week prior to your scheduled pickup. Below are the scheduled pickup weeks for residential areas in the Village:

East of IL Route 53 April 16 - April 20
West of IL Route 53 April 23 - April 27

Yard Waste Collection & Small Branch Pickup

Yard waste is picked up each year from April 1 to December 15 and takes place the same day as the homeowner's garbage collection date. Yard waste includes leaves, brush, grass clippings, garden waste, and tree and brush trimmings. Yard waste must be placed in 30-gallon biodegradable "yard waste type" paper bag or an unlined 30-gallon rigid metal or plastic garbage can.  Yard waste stickers are required for bags and cans.

No sticker is required for properly prepared brush or tree trimmings.  If you have any brush or tree trimmings, cut them up and bind them into bundles of no more than four (4) feet in length, two (2) feet in diameter and weighing no more than fifty (50) pounds per bundle. Tree trimmings and branches cannot be wider than three and a half (3.5) inches in diameter. Please do not bind the bundle with wire or nylon cord.

For more information on the Yard Waste Collection program, please visit the Village website.

 Village Vacancy Rate Once Again Drops to Historic Low!

Elk Grove’s industrial vacancy rate is down again! This month the village received the quarterly update regarding the Business Park vacancy rate. For the end of the First Quarter, the Village’s vacancy rate for the Business Park stood at 2.87%. 

Village Approves Annexation for Residential Development

On Tuesday, March 27, the Village Board approved the annexation of property commonly known as 751 Meacham and 1050 Home Avenue for the purposes of a residential development, including 29 townhomes and 3 single-family homes. The Plan Commission recommended approved of the petitions for annexation, zoning and subdivision following two public hearings held on November 13, 2017, and February 12, 2018. 

The 5 townhome buildings consisting of 29 total units will be built along a cul de sac to be constructed on the vacant property known as 751 Meacham.  Two single-family homes will be built on the vacant property located at 1050 Home Avenue. Additionally, as part of the annexation agreement, the developer has purchased a vacant residential lot from the Village in order to construct a single-family home at 1 W Glenn Trail. Visit the Village website to download documents illustrating additional details of the development. 

 Elk Grove Youth Committee Scholarship Deadline Approaching!

The Elk Grove Youth Committee, in partnership with the Village of Elk Grove and the Elk Grove Parks Foundation, is offering four (4) $1,000 scholarship awards; two (2) by the Village of Elk Grove and two (2) by the Elk Grove Parks Foundation to recognize High School Seniors for their outstanding leadership, community participation, and service within the community.

Students must submit a completed application, one page typed essay and Letter of Recommendation to Village Hall. The application deadline is Friday, May 4, 2018 at 5 p.m. Applications are available on the Village website at For more information, please call 847-357-4030.

Reminder: the Village Has Eliminated Residential Vehicle Stickers

Elk Grove Village has eliminated residential vehicle stickers. Vehicle sticker revenue has long been a source of funding for road maintenance and resurfacing projects. The Village's exceptional economic success for the past few years has created an opportunity to replace lost revenue from residential vehicle stickers by using funds from the recent budget surplus.

Aside from the cost, it can be hassle for residents to purchase vehicle stickers each year, and the Mayor and Board are excited to be able to eliminate this annual fee for residents. Dedicated funding for road projects will continue to come from vehicles stickers for businesses. For more information, please visit the Village website

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