E-Newsletter - May 2019
James Paul Petri Bids Farewell at Final Village Board Meeting
On May 14, 2019, long-time Village Trustee James (Jim) Petri was honored with a plaque on the Village’s Rotunda of Recognition with sincere gratitude and appreciation of his dedicated service to the Village of Elk Grove. Mayor Craig B. Johnson and the Board of Trustees were joined by Petri’s family and friends in recognizing his 40 plus years of devoted service and paid tribute to his accomplishments.
Among his many contributions to the community, Trustee Petri oversaw the growth of the community from corn fields to houses past Meacham Road; helped bring Cable Television to the community; and helped bring Lake Michigan Water to Elk Grove and surrounding suburbs.
The residents of Elk Grove Village, and the entire region will forever benefit from Jim’s strong dedication and impressive accomplishments.
New Facility Grand Opening Event on Saturday, May 18
The Village of Elk Grove is hosting a Grand Opening Event on May 18, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for three new facilities constructed as part of the Elk Grove 2025 Long Range Infrastructure Plan.
Residents and members of the community are invited to visit and tour these new facilities, which include Fire Station 8 at 700 Fargo Avenue, Fire Station 10 at 676 Meacham Road and the Public Works Biesterfield Facility at 1635 Biesterfield Road. Visitors can tour all three facilities from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m, and can also enjoy a morning treat or hot dog lunch at the new fire stations.
Village Officials will host a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Fire Station 10 (676 Meacham Road) beginning at 9:00 a.m. and a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Fire Station 8 (700 Fargo Avenue) will begin at 10:30 a.m. Both ribbon cuttings will be followed by flag raising ceremonies.
Memorial Day Ceremony
Residents are invited to join in observance of Memorial Day at the 22nd annual Memorial Day Ceremony hosted by Elk Grove Village, with the support of American Legion Post 216, VFW Post 9284 and its Ladies Auxiliary. The ceremony will be held indoors, rain or shine.
Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 27, 10:45 a.m.
Elk Grove Park District Pavilion
1000 Wellington Avenue
The event will include Place of Wreaths by community organizations, a flag folding ceremony by the Police and Fire Honor Guard, as well as a gun salute and performances by the Elk Grove Village Big Band and the Elk Grove Baptist Choir. Refreshments will follow the ceremony.
Fallen Soldier Memorial Scholarship Recipients
Four young citizens of Elk Grove Village were awarded $1,000 scholarships towards their college education at the Village Board Meeting on Tuesday, May 14. The Fallen Soldier Memorial Scholarship, presented by a partnership of the Village of Elk Grove, Friends of the Elk Grove Library, and the Community Character Coalition (CCC) of Elk Grove, is awarded based on the Character Counts pillar of Citizenship.
Congratulations to Holly Olson from Elk Grove High School and Kelly Guagenti, Nicole Brashear, and Tristan Fissette from Conant High School. These graduating high school seniors are beginning their college studies in the Fall of 2019.The Village of Elk Grove congratulates all four scholarship award recipients and wishes them the best of luck in their college endeavors.
June Recycling Events
Elk Grove Village is partnering with SWANCC to offer residents two Recycling Events in June!
Electronics Recycling & Document Destruction
Saturday, June 1, 2019, 9 a.m. - Noon
Open to Residents of Elk Grove and SWANCC-Member Communities
Paint and Motor Oil Event
Saturday, June 8, 2019, 9 a.m. - Noon
Open to Elk Grove Residents Only
Please visit the links above for more information on location and items accepted.
Think Green Elk Grove
Spring is an opportunity to hit the refresh button! You can do this by cleaning out your home, getting a fresh haircut, or making small changes to live a greener lifestyle. Check out these 5 tips below:
- Skip the Plastic Bags - Reusable bags are environmentally friendly and can make it easier to tote large amounts of groceries or other items.
- Bike, Walk, or Carpool - Consider if some of your daily trips can be accomplished on foot, bike, or with a friend to reduce vehicle emissions.
- Switch to a Reusable Water Bottle - Refillable water bottles reduce the use of plastic, and can look very sharp as well.
- Use Non-toxic Cleaning Products - Some cleaning products contain chemicals that can be harmful to you, your pets, and the environment.
- Be mindful of Water Usage - You can reduce water usage with simple steps, like turning off the faucet when you brush your teeth and wash dishes.