Mickey Straub
Karen J. Thomas
Village Clerk
Steven S. Stricker
Village Administrator

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Steven S. Stricker
Village Administrator
(630) 654-8181 Ext. 2000
Email: sstricker@burr-ridge.gov

Barbara Popp
Executive Secretary
(630) 654-8181 Ext. 2020
Email: bpopp@burr-ridge.gov
Karen Thomas
Principal Office Clerk/Village Clerk
(630) 654-8181 Ext. 2030
Email: kthomas@burr-ridge.gov

Kellie Feehan
Part-time Receptionist
(630) 654-8181 Ext. 2040
Email: kfeehan@burr-ridge.gov

Victoria Marek
Part-time Receptionist
(630) 654-8181 Ext. 2070
Email: vmarek@burr-ridge.gov
Janet Kowal
Communications and Public Relations Coordinator
(630) 654-8181 Ext. 2120
Email: jkowal@burr-ridge.gov

The Village Administrator is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Village and reports to the Mayor and Board of Trustees on the management and operation of all affairs and departments of the Village.

The Communications and Public Relations Coordinator prepares the Burr Ridge Briefs and Burr Ridge Business Briefs newsletters, oversees the content and organization of the Village web site, maintains the local cable access Bulletin Board (Channel 6 & Channel 99) as well as other communications to the general public; acts as staff liaison to the Downtown Burr Ridge Events Planning Committee.

The Executive Secretary serves as secretary to the Village President, Village Administrator and other administrative staff; acts as the Village health and liability insurance claims coordinator; acts as the staff liaison to the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners.

The Principal Office Clerk maintains the Village's records, responds to requests made under the Freedom of Information Act, processes special assessments, liquor license applications, and water and sewer recaptures.

The Receptionist greets visitors at the front counter, answers the telephone, processes service requests and the daily mail.

TO:                   Mayor, Trustees, Village Attorneys and Village Clerk

FROM:              Village Administrator Steve Stricker and Staff

DATE:              March 27, 2015

SUBJECT:        Administration Weekly Memo


S.W.O.T. Questionnaire Due – Monday, March 30

Please be reminded that the Economic Development Plan Sub-Committee has asked the members of the Village Board to fill out the S.W.O.T. questionnaire to highlight the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats as they relate to overall economic development in Burr Ridge. These categories of the survey are specific to various business sectors, including retail, office, manufacturing, restaurants, and hotels. As a reminder, please complete the S.W.O.T. analysis questionnaire and return it to my attention by no later than Monday, March 30.

Plan Commission Meeting Cancelled

The Plan Commission meeting scheduled on April 6 has been cancelled, due to the need to prepare the Boardroom as a polling place for the April 7 election.

Economic Development Plan Sub-Committee Meeting – Monday, April 6, 7:00 p.m.

The next Economic Development Plan Sub-Committee meeting is scheduled on Monday, April 6, at 7:00 p.m.

Police Pension Board Meeting – Tuesday, April 7, 7:00 p.m.

The next Police Pension Board meeting is scheduled on Tuesday, April 7, at 7:00 p.m.

BFPC Meeting – Wednesday, April 8, 7:00 p.m.

The next Board of Fire and Police Commissioners meeting is scheduled on Wednesday, April 8, at 7:00 p.m.

Secretary of State MDSF – Wednesday, April 15, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Secretary of State will once again be at the Village Hall with its Mobile Driver Services Facility on Wednesday, April 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. At the mobile facility any Illinois resident can renew his/her license or ID up to one year in advance.  The facility also offers vision screening, duplicate and/or corrected drivers’ licenses, new ID cards and vehicle renewal stickers. Anyone over the age of 65 can obtain a free state ID that is good for life.  Standard fees apply.  The Mobile Facility does not offer road tests; anyone over the age of 75 is required to take a road test when renewing a drivers' license. To learn more about identification requirements, fees and services, visit the Secretary of State's web site at www.cyberdriveillinois.com.

Plan Commission Meeting – Monday, April 20, 7:30 p.m.

The next Plan Commission meeting is scheduled on Monday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m.

Spring Curbside Brush Pickup – begins Monday, April 20

Please be reminded that the Spring 2015 Residential Brush Pick-up Program will be conducted the week of April 20. Again this year, the brush will be collected by a grapple-claw mechanism and removed to a remote site for chipping. As a reminder, please ensure that brush conforms to the following requirements, as the Village cannot require the contractor to return to a site if it does not comply:

  • Branches removed by contractors are NOT accepted.
  • Branches may not exceed 8” in diameter.
  • Branches must be stacked neatly on the parkway, oriented parallel to the street.
  • Branches must not be tied with string, wire, etc. Branches must be free of wire, staples, nails or metal of any kind.
  • Root balls, stumps, lumber, debris, rocks, grasses or any non-woody material will not be accepted.
  • Branches and twigs shorter than 18” should be placed in a yard waste bag for removal by your waste hauler.
  • Branches must be in the parkway by NO LATER THAN 7:00 A.M. on the first day of pickup (October 13). Once the contractor has progressed past your street, they will not be able to return.


The new process results in accelerated removal of branches; therefore, the Village will not be divided into two geographic regions for service. Service will be provided to the entire Village during the week of April 20. Questions should be directed to the Public Works Department at (630) 323-4733.

Veterans Memorial Committee Meeting – Wednesday, April 29, 4:00 p.m.

The April meeting of the Veterans Memorial Committee is scheduled on Wednesday, April 29, at 4:00 p.m.

Scott Rolston to Leave Village Center

Scott Rolston, General Manager of the Village Center, has accepted a new position with Bucksbaum Retail Properties to oversee, among other things, a new city project that is currently under construction along North Avenue Retail Corridor in Lincoln Park. Scott has been the General Manager of the Village Center since its opening and will be missed. It is my understanding that Trademark will be bringing someone in from Texas to fill in until a new person can be hired.

February Building Report

The Building Report for the month of February, prepared by Building & Zoning Assistant Julie Tejkowski, is available for review at the Village Hall. The report shows the following building permits issued during the month:

  • No New Single Family Residential
  • 4 Residential Additions/Alterations in the amount of $547,575
  • No New Non-Residential
  • 2 Non-Residential Additions/Alterations in the amount of $562,880


A year-to-date grand total of 19 permits were issued for a year-to-date construction value of $5,244,244.

Roses from the Field

As a gentle reminder of the great efforts of our Public Works employees during times of difficult circumstances in the Village, I would like to share some kind words of praise received from a resident on Carriage Way Drive after the most recent snow storm. In his own words:

“I'm writing to let you know of the excellent work of two Burr Ridge public works employees: Jack and Dave. 
On March 23, 2015, we had what was hopefully the last snow storm of the season. While clearing the streets of the heavy wet snow the plow knocked my new mailbox off its pole. My wife called the Village Hall and told Vicky of the situation. She alerted Public Works of the situation.
On March 24, Jack and Dave showed up early and began repairing the mailbox. Their attention to the details and careful work not only repaired the box but restored it to its original condition.
They informed and showed me the damage and what would be needed for repairs. They asked and received our approval of our restored mailbox. Our mail service continued uninterrupted.
Please convey our appreciation to Jack and Dave for a job well done!”

IML Statehouse Briefing

The Illinois Municipal League’s Statehouse Briefing dated March 27, 2015, is available for review at the Village Hall.



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For other copies of the Village Administrator's Update please email bpopp@burr-ridge.gov.

Municipal Code

The Municipal Code of Burr Ridge is a codification of the Village Ordinances. Ordinances may be passed, modified or repealed on an ongoing basis. The individual chapter listings below are typically updated on a monthly basis. The entire municipal code book file is typically updated twice annually.

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