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Tis’ the season for gratitude and giving. As they say, it takes a village! As the year ends, I would like to express my most sincere gratitude and appreciation for all your efforts to continue to serve our community in 2021. 

As we all know, Chicago is no stranger to the winter season. We are implementing and preparing the Village for all winter weather to ensure your safety. For more information on mailbox standards for snowplowing and road protections, visit our Village Update section of this Oak Leaf.

Don’t forget to support our small businesses and shop small this holiday season! Additionally, if you have the urge to give back to our community, the Willowbrook/ Burr Ridge Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Holiday Food Drive. Learn more here on how to participate. 

I wish all of you a very happy holiday season, with peace and joy in abundance with you and your families.

Evan Walter
Village Administrator 
Learn More
December 8th: Board of Fire and Police Commissioners Meeting 
December 8th: Pathway Commission Meeting 
December 13th: Village Board Meeting 
December 24th and 31st: Village Hall is Closed
More Details On Public Meetings

Village Wins Two Budget Awards

The Village has won not one, but two, awards from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for its presentation of the FY2022 budget. This is the second year in a row in which the Village has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. A special shout out to the Finance Department staff who made both awards a reality. We look forward to building on this achievement in the upcoming fiscal year!
Read more here.

A Message from the Burr Ridge Police Department

In preparation for the holidays, The Burr Ridge Police Department would like to provide the following recommendations from the US Postal Services that residents and business owners can take to protect their mail/packages from theft:

• Promptly pick-up mail.
• Deposit mail close to pick-up times.
• Inquire about overdue mail
• Don't send cash
• Arrange for prompt pick-up
• Use hold for pick-up
• Request signature confirmation
Anyone with information regarding mail theft is asked to contact the Burr Ridge Police Department Investigations Bureau at 630-323-8181.

Public Works Winter Pavement Safety Treatments

Our Public Works Department will deploy an advanced snow-fighting tactic again this Winter on Burr Ridge roadways. The Department will often spray a liquid brine solution before snowstorms onto main roads. Chemicals used in this application are safer for the environment than plain rock salt. We apply liquid brine to roads before a storm to help prevent ice on the pavement, making our plowing operation more efficient. We must keep salting roads, but our Public Works Department uses these emerging technologies to more effectively maintain our traveled ways each Winter season while reducing our reliance on rock salt and its effects on the environment.

Mailbox Condition Notice
The winter snow plowing season has now arrived. During snowfall events, it is not uncommon for mailboxes to be damaged by the force of snow as it comes off the snowplow blade.

Curious if your mailbox meets our requirements? Learn more here

Employee Spotlight: Joseph Mondala

Officer Joseph Mondala joined Burr Ridge as a sworn police officer in June 2021. He recently graduated from the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy (SLEA) at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn. The Village welcomes Officer Mondala to our outstanding police department.

Feeling Festive

 Thank you to the crew of the Public Works Forestry Division for once again so beautifully decorating County Line Road. We recognize it takes many hours, usually in the cold, to get that work done. An additional thank you to McFarlane Douglass for making Burr Ridge look so warm, welcoming, and festive. 

Recycling Holiday Lights All Year Long

Burned out or unused holiday lights and cords may be dropped off at the eWorks electronics-recycling center located at 451 Commerce Street. They are now accepting these products any weekday at any time of the year. For a list of other items accepted at the electronics recycling center, please visit here 

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