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As we enter this new year, full of promise and possibilities, we look forward to continuously engaging and serving our community in meaningful and impactful ways. With you, our residents top of mind, we strive to better our community and keep the Village of Burr Ridge “A Very Special Place.” 

Our priority is your safety, and as the winter season forges on, we would like to remind you to keep a snow-free radius around your fire hydrants during the winter months to ensure easy access in case of an emergency. See further details on this and other snow maintenance reminders in the Village Update section of this Oak Leaf below. 

A New Year represents refreshment and renewal. That goes for license renewals as well! We encourage business owners to visit the Business License Applications page on our website for license renewals or new business applications. 

I wish all of you a very happy and prosperous new year!

Sincerely,

Evan Walter
Village Administrator 

0% Increase to Annual Tax Levy

At the Village Board Meeting on Dec. 1, the Board of Trustees passed the annual property tax levy. The Board voted to adopt a flat tax levy, reflecting no increase from the previous year's. The financial impact of the levy for a property owner depends on the change in the assessed value of their property from 2020 to 2021; however, the Village projects that most homeowners will not see an increase in the Village's portion of their property tax. 

Fire Hydrant Reminder

After a snowfall, remember to clear a three-foot radius around fire hydrants near your home. In an emergency, seconds matter. Searching for a buried hydrant, then shoveling away the snow and ice wastes valuable time to get water on the fire. Help Tri-State Fire Protection District help you!

Village Street Plowing

 Our regular snowplow drivers do their best to clear the streets as quickly and safely as possible. The first streets plowed are the main thoroughfares, followed by secondary streets.  Cul-de-sacs are generally plowed last and, during heavy snow or extended hours, they are often done by outside contractors.  Please be advised, shoveling snow from driveways onto the street is illegal, and cars parked on the street when snowfall is over 2" can be ticketed and towed since they impede plowing.

To learn more about the Village's snowplow operations, click here.

Christmas Tree Removal

Christmas trees will be collected on your regular waste collection day for the first two weeks of January at no additional charge. Trees must be placed curbside, without any remaining decoration, and should not be bagged. We thank you in advance for your cooperation!

20 Year Recognition – Officer Robert Wirth 

At the Village Board Meeting on Dec. 13, the Mayor and Board of Trustees passed a resolution recognizing Officer Robert (Bobby) Wirth for 20 years of service with the Village of Burr Ridge. He has provided dedicated and exceptional service to the Village residents, businesses, and the community at large over the past 20 years. 

Officer Wirth has served as a DARE Officer, Community Policing Officer, Detective, and many other roles.  As the Community Policing Officer, Robert Wirth coordinated and presented curriculum at the Burr Ridge Citizens' Police Academy, several public safety seminars, annually participated in the DuPage County "Shop with a Cop" event, and managed the collection and disposal of the prescription drug takeback program.

Innovation & Honored Traditions

Lyons Township High School District #204 will be launching a stakeholder-engaged strategic planning process called “Inspire LT” to help improve and inspire the vision and future of their school community. 

As part of this effort, LTHS will form a Strategic Plan Team of individuals to analyze data, discuss the District’s values and priorities and present a draft plan for consideration to the District #204 Board of Education. Ultimately, the “Inspire LT” Strategic Planning process will be an engaging opportunity for staff, students, parents, alumni, business leaders, and community members to shape the future of Lyons Township High School! For those interested in participating, further details can be found here

In addition to the Strategic Plan Team, there will be multiple opportunities throughout the upcoming semester for the LTHS community to participate in the strategic planning process through surveys, focus groups, and communications.

Giving Warms the Heart
Next month, the Village of Burr Ridge will host a Blood Drive on February 3rd. This blood drive will take place in the mobile coach parked in the Burr Ridge Village Hall lot at 7660 County Line Road from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Appointments are encouraged and walk-ins are welcome. Click here for more information.
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