Monday, August 25, 2014

This Week's Meetings

Technology Committee, 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
421 N. County Farm Rd., 3500-B

  • Finance Committee, 6 p.m.
    Tuesday, August 26, 2014
    421 N. County Farm Rd., County Board Room
  • County Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, August 26, 2014
    421 N. County Farm Rd., County Board Room
  • Federal Flood Relief Hearing, 7 p.m.
    Tuesday, August 26, 2014
    421 N. County Farm Rd., Room 1500-B
  • Zoning Hearing Officer Program, 2 p.m.
    Wednesday, August 27, 2014
    421 N. County Farm Rd., Room 2400
  • Sheriff's Merit Commission - Special Call, 8:30 a.m.
    Thursday, August 28, 2014
    421 N. County Farm Rd., 3500-B
  • Election Commission, 4 p.m.
    Thursday, August 28, 2014
    421 N. County Farm Rd., Room 3500-A
  • Zoning Board of Appeals Hearings, 6 p.m.
    Thursday, August 28, 2014
    421 N. County Farm Rd., 3500-B
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    High Temperatures Expected

    There are a variety of cooling sites located throughout DuPage County at local libraries, park districts and community centers. A list of cooling sites can be found on the county website at http://www.dupageco.org/ProtectDuPage/.  Residents should call centers first to make sure they are open.

    Residents are also encouraged to:

    ·         Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water. Exercise during cooler times of day.

    ·         Check on the elderly, family, friends, and neighbors who do not have air conditioning or who spend much of their time alone.

    ·         Never leave children or pets alone in closed vehicles.

    ·         Ensure that pets have enough water and shade.

    ·         Review the heat safety tips and suggestions on this checklist from the American Red Cross.

    For more tips and information please visit www.ProtectDuPage.org.

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Future Leaders in Planning


    A great opportunity for high school students in DuPage County.  The Future Leaders in Planning program available through the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning is a leadership development opportunity where students can contribute to a better future for our region. Participants in this new program will learn more about the northeastern region and share their thoughts with other teens from Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties. Participants will also meet and interact with selected regional leaders who make key planning decisions in our communities.

    The application deadline for this opportunity is September 22. More information can be found using the provided link.




    Monday, August 18, 2014

    This Week's Meetings


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    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    DuPage County approves contracts with lobbyists


    DuPage County Procurement Ordinance requires written disclosure prior to award:
    Every contractor, union or vendor that is seeking a contract with the county resulting in the aggregate amount or in excess of $25,000 shall provide all political campaign  contributions to any incumbent county board member, county board chairman or countywide elected official whose office the contract to be awarded will benefit with current and previous calendar year contributions.

    A contractor that knowingly violates the disclosure requirement is subject to penalties which may include, the immediate cancellation of the contract and possible disbarment from future county contracts. 

    The Daily Herald - Robert Sanchez reports




    Despite the approval of the contracts, board member Elizabeth Chaplin voiced concern about All-Circo and McGuire Woods failing to disclose several campaign donations they had made to board members within the past 12 months.

    “The vendors didn’t skip over the item,” she said,  “They wrote none.”

    It later was learned that All-Circo in December gave in-kind contribution to Cronin.  It was for transportation valued at $1445.  Also in December, McGuire Woods donated $500 to board member Tonia Khouri.

    “Whether they misunderstood the form or disregarding the form, I think it’s an issue”, said Chaplin, adding the county needs a better way of documenting campaign contributions from vendors.


    You can read the full story   here.

    Friday, August 8, 2014

    DuPage Hosts Public Hearing Aug. 26 Regarding $18.9 Million in Federal Flood Recovery Funding

    DuPage Hosts Public Hearing Aug. 26
    Regarding $18.9 Million in Federal Flood Recovery Funding
     
    Wheaton … DuPage County is hosting a public hearing on Tuesday, Aug. 26, to gather the public’s input about an $18.9 million disaster recovery action plan that will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
    The public hearing will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the DuPage County JTK Administration Building, Room 1500-B, 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton.
    HUD announced in June that DuPage County will receive an additional $18.9 million in disaster relief funds related to the April 2013 flood event that occurred in April 2013. This funding is in addition to the $7 million HUD previously approved for the county related to the same flood event.
    The Action Plan is available for public comment at www.dupageco.org/cdbg-dr through Wednesday, Sept. 10. It outlines the multiple flood control projects and a strategic buy-out program for homes prone to flooding.
    Highlights of the County’s action plan include:
    ·         $4.5 million to purchase homes in flood prone areas;
    ·         $3.5 million to assist in the construction of the Klein Creek watershed flood control project at Armstrong Park in Carol Stream;  and
    ·         $4.4 million for the West Branch River restoration and flood mitigation project.
    The County will submit the Action Plan to HUD by Tuesday, October 7.
    The location of the public hearing is accessible to people with disabilities. Anyone who wants to attend the hearing who requires special accommodation for language assistance, hearing impairment, physical or other disability may also call (630) 407-6706 prior to the public hearing to be sure that their needs are met the night of the event.

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014

    Training opportunities for skilled jobs are coming to DuPage County

            
    Training opportunities for skilled jobs are coming to DuPage County.
    95% of Training Graduates Get Hired
    About Career Connect:
    Career Connect is a nonprofit organization committed to finding solutions for individuals seeking meaningful, long-term careers.

    Hear more at our recruitment event and learn about opportunities for FREE training in CNC Machining and Welding.

    Event Co-Sponsored by:
    Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans
    Next Recruitment Session:
     
    Tuesday, August 12, 2014
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
     
     DuPage Housing Authority
    711 E. Roosevelt Road
    Wheaton, IL 60187 
     
     
    Starting Wages
    $12 to $16 an hour.
    Train in skills that provide he necessary qualifications for jobs with career-long potential.
     
     
    Existing Jobs that
    MUST be filled!
    Learn more about industries that need to replace over 9,000 positions in the west suburbs over the next ten years.
     
     
    Resources Available
    Trainings are FREE, and
    extra services and assistance for working and low income individuals will be provided as needed. 
     
     
     
    For More Info
    or to Register:
     
    Contact:
    Javon at MSHV
    (630) 871-8387