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:              August 29, 2014

SUBJECT:        Administration Weekly Memo


Burr Ridge Briefs Newsletter

A draft of the Summer 2014 edition of the Village Burr Ridge Briefs newsletter has been sent to the Village Board for review. They are to notify Janet Kowal at (630) 654-8181 ext. 2120 or via email at jkowal@burr-ridge.gov with any suggested revisions by no later than Tuesday morning, September 2, by 9:00 a.m.

Concert on the Green – Friday, August 29, 7:30 p.m.

The last of this year’s Concert on the Green series is on Friday, August 29, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The scheduled entertainment is The Chicago Experience, a Chicago Tribute band. For more information, please contact Communications and Public Relations Coordinator Janet Kowal at jkowal@burr-ridge.gov or at (630) 654-8181, ext. 2120.

Market on the Green Farmers’ Market – Thursdays, 9:00 a.m.

Please be reminded that the Farmers’ Market will be held at the Village Center every Thursday through September 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Village Hall Closed for Labor Day – Monday, September 1

Please be reminded that the Village Hall will be closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day. I want to again wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday.

Citizen’s Police Academy – Thursdays, September 4-November 6, 6:30 p.m.

The Citizen’s Police Academy program begins on Thursday, September 4, and will run through Thursday, November 6, each class starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Police Station.

BFPC Meeting – Wednesday, September 10, 7:00 p.m.

The next Board of Fire and Police Commissioners meeting is scheduled on Wednesday, September 10, at 7:00 p.m.

Pathway Commission Meeting – Thursday, September 11, 7:00 p.m.

The next Pathway Commission meeting is scheduled on Thursday, September 11, at 7:00 p.m.
Restaurant Week – Friday, September 12, through Sunday, September 21

Please be reminded of the 2nd annual Restaurant Week that will begin on Friday, September 12, and will run through Sunday, September 21. This week-long event is sponsored by the Village’s Restaurant Marketing Committee and detailed information regarding it will be placed on the website, cable TV channels and our social media sites.

Plan Commission Meeting – Monday, September 15, 7:30 p.m.

The next Plan Commission meeting is scheduled on Monday, September 15, at 7:30 p.m.

Sprinkling Restrictions End – Monday, September 15

Please be reminded that lawn sprinkling restrictions will end on Monday, September 15.

Economic Development Committee Meeting – Tuesday, September 16, 7:00 p.m.

The next Economic Development Committee meeting is scheduled on Tuesday, September 16, at 7:00 p.m.

Veterans Memorial Committee Meeting – Wednesday, September 24, 4:00 p.m.

The September meeting of the Veterans Memorial Committee is scheduled on Wednesday, September 24, at 4:00 p.m.

Informal Meeting with 89th Street Residents – Tuesday, September 30, 7:00 p.m.

An informal meeting with residents on 89th Street subject to a proposed forced annexation has been scheduled on Tuesday, September 30, at 7:00 p.m.

Pool Maintenance Requirements

Please be advised that the Public Works Department has prepared an instructional pamphlet relative to end-of-season pool maintenance, pursuant to the Village Board directive of August 11, 2014.  Ordinance revisions that were approved at that meeting require that pool discharges be de-chlorinated and pH neutral, and that the discharge be directed into the storm sewer, curb, or roadside ditch.  The discharge into a rear-yard swale is prohibited.  The pamphlet has been mailed to all known properties with a pool, and has been posted to the Village website.

Governor Signs Two Important Bills for Municipalities

I am pleased to report that Governor Quinn has signed two bills that will benefit municipalities. The first is House Bill 961, which requires that the local share of State collected income tax revenue be transferred to the Local Government Distributive Fund within 60 days of it being certified. This bill will guarantee the prompt transfer of revenues to local governments.

The second is House Bill 3885, which permits the Department of Revenue to furnish sales tax information for individual businesses to all municipalities, if the municipalities agree in writing to the Act’s confidentiality provisions. In the past, this information was only provided to municipalities with a local municipal sales tax. As you will recall, because Burr Ridge does have a 1¼% local municipal sales tax, we were able to sign this confidentiality agreement last year.

Letter to Willow Springs re the Vale at Flagg Creek Bridge

A letter that was sent this week from Mayor Straub to Willow Springs Mayor Alan Nowaczyk regarding the Vale at Flagg Creek subdivision in the Village of Willow Springs, specifically addressing concerns over the fact that the elevation of the Vale bridge deck acts as an impediment to flow when debris accumulates against the structure, is available for review at the Village Hall.

IML Statehouse Briefings

The Illinois Municipal League’s Statehouse Briefings dated August 25 and August 27, 2014, are available for review at the Village Hall.

Pace Ridership Report

The July 2014 Pace Ridership Report 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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