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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:              September 26, 2014

SUBJECT:        Administration Weekly Memo

Community Paper Shredding Event – Saturday, September 27, 8:30 a.m.

Please be reminded of the Community Paper Shredding Event on Saturday, September 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at 111 S. Grant Street, Hinsdale. For more information, call (630) 986-0540 or visit the website www.brummetandolsen.com.

Tour of Indian Prairie Library – Monday, September 29, 7:00 p.m.

Please be reminded that the Indian Prairie Library has invited the Village Board to tour its facility at 401 Plainfield Road, Darien, on Monday, September 29, at 7:00 p.m. Attendees will meet at the library at 7:00 p.m. in the Conference Room on the second floor.  From there, the Library Director and Marketing Director will give us a brief overview of the library, its available services and a tour of the facility.  If you are unable to attend, please contact Janet Kowal.

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

Please be reminded of the meeting with residents on 89th Street subject to a proposed forced annexation that has been scheduled on Tuesday, September 30, at 7:00 p.m. Board members are invited to attend.

Habitat for Humanity 5k Race – Sunday, October 5, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Hinsdale Central High School will be conducting a 5K Run/Walk “Raise the Roof” fundraiser on Sunday, October 5, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., starting and finishing at Hinsdale Central. This annual event will benefit Habitat for Humanity and has historically created minimal interruptions in the neighborhoods surrounding the course. Proceeds from the race will be used to build a home for a family in Pendleton County, West Virginia. Informational letters have been sent to all affected homeowners in the area.

Plan Commission Meeting – Monday, October 6, 7:30 p.m.

The next Plan Commission meeting is scheduled on Monday, October 6, at 7:30 p.m.

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

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


BFPC Meeting Rescheduled – Thursday, October 9, 7:00 p.m.

The October 8 Board of Fire and Police Commissioners meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, October 9, at 6:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct interviews of candidates being considered for promotion to Sergeant and Corporal.

Strategic Planning Workshop – Monday, October 13, 7:30 p.m.

Please be reminded that the Strategic Planning Workshop scheduled on September 8 was rescheduled to Monday, October 13, at 7:30 p.m., immediately following the Board meeting.

Fall Curbside Brush Pickup – begins Monday, October 13

The Village of Burr Ridge is pleased to report that the Fall 2014 Resident Brush Pick-up Program will commence in mid-October. This program is intended to provide a service to residents who perform landscaping work on their private property and would like to dispose of the brush. Again this year, the brush will be collected by a grapple-claw mechanism and removed to a remote site for chipping. This process allows the work to be performed more quickly, more quietly and with less chipping debris on the street. The work will be performed under contract with Kramer Tree Specialists. 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. The program is intended to assist residents who perform their own work.
  • Branches may not exceed 8” in diameter.
  • Branches must be stacked neatly on the parkway, oriented parallel to the street.
  • Branches must not be ties 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 much not be placed in the parkway more than three weeks before the chipping program begins.
  • 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 revised process allows the brush removal to be performed in an accelerated manner; 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 October 13. Questions should be directed to the Public Works Department at (630) 323-4733.

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

The second October meeting of the Plan Commission is scheduled on Monday, October 20, at 7:30 p.m.

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

The next Veterans Memorial Committee meeting is scheduled on Wednesday, October 29, at 4:00 p.m.

Letter from Nicor Gas re Modernization of Infrastructure in Illinois

Available for review at the Village Hall is a letter from Karen Gustafson, Manager of Community Relations and Economic Development for Nicor Gas, indicating that, in July 2014, the Illinois Commerce Commission approved Nicor Gas’ Qualifying Infrastructure Plan Tariff that will allow for the recovery of pipeline infrastructure investments across northern Illinois. This will result in the acceleration of the modernization of natural gas infrastructure in Illinois to ensure continued access to abundant and affordable natural gas. Nicor will recover the cost of these infrastructure investments through a cost-controlled adjustment on customer bills, with the maximum increase to the average residential customer bill in 2015 to be approximately $0.75 per month.

Comcast Programming Changes

A letter from Anthony Signorella, Government Affairs Manager for Comcast, highlighting changes to programming that will go into effect October and December, 2014, 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.

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