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The Village of Burr Ridge is dedicated to bringing our community together. This Spring, we have a great lineup of family-friendly events. On Saturday, April 9th, the Village is sponsoring an Easter Egg Hunt at Harvester Park, and we have Run the Ridge 5K on Saturday, May 7th. Visit Race Roster to register today!


Our Public Works Department does a fantastic job of preserving and maintaining our public community areas, and we are very grateful for all they do. We are currently looking for individuals passionate about the outdoors who are looking for ways to put their skills to use in the community. The Public Works Department is accepting applications for a Summer Seasonal Worker and an Engineering Intern. If you are motivated to be more involved in the community and interested in either position, visit our Employment Page for more information on these opportunities. 

We are always looking for ways to make Burr Ridge a safe and beautiful area. Recently, the Village was awarded a $785,000 Community Project Funding grant for the Elm Street Culvert project through Representative Sean Casten's office. We look forward to this project's positive impact on the Village. Read more about this initiative below. 

Thank you for staying connected with us, and I hope you have a great rest of your Month.

Sincerely,

Evan Walter
Village Administrator 

April 11th: Village Board Meeting 
April 12th: Police Pension Fund Commission Meeting 
April 13th: Board of Fire & Police Commissioners Meeting
April 18th: Plan Commission Meeting
April 25th: Village Board Meeting 

More Details On Public Meetings

Let the Hunt Begin!

This weekend, the Burr Ridge Park District presents a variety of Easter festivities for the whole family to enjoy! On Friday, April 8th, hop on over to the Burr Ridge Park District Community Center for a Flashlight Egg Hunt at 7:00 p.m. The next morning on Saturday, April 9th, from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., there will be a special breakfast at Gower West School with music, games, activities, and pictures with the Easter Bunny! Then at 11:00 a.m., the egg hunt is on at Harvester Park in the Burr Ridge Park District Community Center. Don't forget to pre-register and find more details on all the easter fun here.

Save the Date and Participate!

We invite you to join us on May 7th for the Annual Village of Burr Ridge Run the Ridge 5k & 1K Run, Walk, and Roll. This event will be inclusive and accessible to all, and there will be kid-friendly entertainment for the whole family to enjoy! If you wish to participate in the in-person event, be sure to register here

We also encourage you to save the date for our Armed Forces Day Celebration at the Veterans Memorial on Saturday, May 21st. All are welcome to join in honoring those who have served our country with courage and bravery! Keep an eye out for further details.

Apply & Get Involved!

Are you interested in an opportunity to get involved and give back to our community? The Burr Ridge Public Works Department is accepting applications for a Summer Seasonal Worker and an Engineering Intern. Both positions are for 3 – 4 months over the summer. More information and a link to file a job application can be found on the Burr Ridge Employment Page.

Burr Ridge Named Tree City USA

The Village has once again been recognized as a Tree City USA for its commitment to urban forestry. Planting trees in an urban space comes with many benefits past the recognition of this program. Urban tree plantings help reduce energy consumption by up to 25%, which will reduce general energy costs and help with the overall cooling of the city as well. In addition, community members benefit from properly placed trees as they increase property values from 7-20%. Trees also positively affect the local ecosystem by helping to clean water and create animal habitats to encourage biodiversity.

Elm Street Culvert Grant Awards

The Village was awarded a $785,000 Community Project Funding grant for the Elm Street Culvert project through Rep. Sean Casten’s office. This grant now allows the Village to construct the largest possible culvert beneath Elm Street compared to the minimum improvement provided if the Village solely funded the project. With this grant, we anticipate construction to begin in summer 2023 on a substantially larger culvert that significantly reduces flooding. 

The Village was pleased to host Senator Tammy Duckworth at Elm School on Saturday, March 26. The Senator toured the Elm Street Culvert site in support of environmental and stormwater initiatives brought forward by ARPA. Thank you to Mayor Grasso and Trustees Franzese and Mital for their attendance and participation. Special thanks to numerous residents living on Elm Street who participated in welcoming the Senator. 

Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project

The Illinois Tollway sent a letter to residents of the I-294 project, advising them of the proposed schedule for removing the over-the-road building and bridge at the Hinsdale Oasis. Preparation for this phase began in March. The building’s removal is planned for this spring, followed by the bridge in the summer. Work is anticipated to be complete by the end of the fall. Stay tuned for further details to come.
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