E-Newsletter - June 2019
Elk Grove Village Welcomes New Trustee
At the Elk Grove Village Board Meeting on Tuesday, May 28, Stephen Schmidt was sworn in as a new Village Trustee for a four-year term. Trustee Schmidt previously served as the Village’s Chief of Police for 17 years before his retirement in 2016. Schmidt began his 41-year law enforcement career at the Village as a patrol officer in 1975 and continually expanded his responsibilities to include serving as a Field Evidence Technician, Traffic Specialist, Sergeant, Commander, Deputy Chief and finally, Chief of Police in 1999.
Incumbent Trustees Nancy Czarnik and Sam Lissner were also sworn in at the Village Board Meeting to serve another four-year term. Trustee Czarnik has served as a Village Trustee since 1989 and Trustee Lissner has served since 1995.
“The Village is pleased to welcome Trustee Schmidt as the newest member of the Village Board.” said Mayor Craig Johnson, “We are committed to continuing the spirit of cooperation and respect that has allowed the Village Board to focus on improving the quality of life for residents and businesses through innovation and long-term investment in the community.”
RotaryFest 2019, June 12 - June 16
RotaryFest will kick off the summer season this Father’s Day weekend, Wednesday, June 12 through Sunday, June 16, at Rotary Green. There will once again be a large carnival, entertainment, and a great selection of food. RotaryFest offers Free Parking, Free Admission, and a SmokeFree Family Environment! Live Concerts will include:
Wednesday, June 12: Rob Post Band featuring Jim Cunningham
Thursday, June 13: Eliminator, Lava Rock
Friday, June 14: Heart to Heartbreaker, Rod Tuffcurls & the Bench Press
Saturday, June 15: Cowboy Jukebox, 97.nine, 16 Candles
Sunday, June 16: Rosie & The Rivets
In addition to the live music, you can enjoy a variety of carnival rides, games and sample a great selection of food! Once again The Club is hosting the RotaryFest Car Show. Enter a car for just $20 for a chance to win 5 incredible trophies with categories like Fan Favorite, Mayor’s Choice and Rotary’s Choice. Even if you have no car to enter still come by and enjoy the show on Saturday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Reminder: Hometown Parade Now Takes Place in September
For the first time, the Elk Grove Village Hometown Parade will take place in conjunction with the Village's Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. For more information or to sign up to participate, please visit the Village website.
Village Celebrates Opening of New Facilities
Elk Grove Village held a Grand Opening Event to mark the completion of three new facilities on May 18, 2019. The Grand Opening event featured the new Fire Station 8 at 700 Fargo Avenue, Fire Station 10 at 676 Meacham Road and the Public Works Biesterfield Facility at 1635 Biesterfield Avenue.
The new Fire Station 10 at 676 Meacham Road replaced a 40-year-old, 7,000 square foot firehouse, which had reached the end of its design life. The new facility is 16,000 square feet and features many new updates. During construction, firefighters operated out of a temporary location within the updated Public Works Biesterfield Facility. Firefighters moved into the newly constructed Fire Station 10 on April 29, 2019.
The new Fire Station 8 at 700 Fargo Avenue is a 21,000 square foot facility with a 4-story, 11,000 square foot training tower located in the Business Park. This station consolidated the equipment and personnel to replace two former fire stations—the 48-year-old fire station located at 1655 Greenleaf Avenue, and the 27-year-old fire station located at 1000 Oakton Street. Firefighters moved into the new Fire Station 8 on April 30, 2019. The former fire stations at 1000 Oakton and 1655 Greenleaf are now closed.
The new fire stations were constructed to allow for enhanced operational efficiency and sufficient space for future growth. Areas along the apparatus floors provide adequate storage for all equipment and gear to be kept separate from the living quarters. Significant consideration was also given to proactive efforts to combat the incidence of cancer in firefighters due to exposure to carcinogens. The new training tower at Fire Station 8 is a masonry burn building with 2 individually controlled gas-fired burn props and integrated smoke system.
The rehabilitation of the Public Works Biesterfield Facility at 1635 Biesterfield Road was completed in January 2018 and opened its doors to allow the public to tour the upgraded facility as part of the Grand Opening Event for the adjacent Fire Station 10. The rehabilitation 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, and interior renovations to improve operations, landscape enhancements and parking lot rehabilitation.
Village Officials hosted Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies for both Fire Station 10 (676 Meacham Road) and Fire Station 8 (700 Fargo Avenue).
“The completion of these new facilities is a major milestone in the Elk Grove 2025 program, which is providing the infrastructure to serve our community for the next generation and beyond. The Fire and Public Works Departments provide essential services to the community and these new facilities will help ensure efficient and effective operations.” said Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson.
Fire Station 10, Fire Station 8 and the Public Works Biesterfield Facility were constructed as part of the Elk Grove 2025 Capital Program. The Public Works Biesterfield Facility was completed in 2018 and Fire Stations 8 and 10 were completed in April of this year.
Village Splash Pad Now Open!
The Splash Pad, located on the Village Green (901 Wellington Ave) is up and running for the season! Beat the Summer heat by cooling off in a family-fun environment. The Village Splash Pad is open daily from 10 a.m. to Midnight.
Elk Grove Farmers Market
The Elk Grove Farmers Market is dedicated to bringing residents and visitors alike a wonderful Saturday market with a tempting variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, spices, breads, drinks and much more.
Elk Grove Farmers Market
Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
June - October
The Market is located at the Charles J. Zettek Municipal Complex parking lot (901 Wellington Ave.), adjacent to the Elk Grove Public Library and across the street from the Park District Pavilion. Find more information on weekly entertainment and special activities on the Farmers Market Facebook Page at Facebook.com/ElkGroveFarmersMarket.
Elk Grove Village and Elk Grove Park District are hosting the 10th annual "Unity Within the Community" Mid-Summer Classics Concert starting next week! Kick off your Independence day celebrations with a concert by Melissa Etheridge, followed by the Lions Club 4th of July Fireworks at Rotary Green!
For the safety, comfort and convenience of attendees, please remember the use of tables, tarps, blankets or construction tape are not permitted at the concerts. The full concert line up and more information can be found on the Village website.