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Last updated 2/12/2020 at 3:37pm
Mark Your Calendars, 2020 Census Day is April 1
Did you know that the 2020 Census starts this spring? Census Day will be observed nationwide on April 1, 2020. Responding to the Census is a civic duty and affects the allocation of funding for a community’s public resources, future planning, and voice in government. For the first time, citizens can respond to the census online. Responding by mail will still be an option. To learn more, go to villageoflisle.org.
Save the Date – Sustainable Saturday in Lisle is March 21, 2020 from 9 a.m. to Noon
Sustainable Saturday is scheduled for Saturday, March 21st from 9 a.m. to noon in the Benedictine University Rice Parking Lot at 5700 College Road. Attendees are encouraged to bring electronics, bicycles, building/hardware supplies, textiles, paper and more to this annual event. To learn more, go to villageoflisle.org.
Sharps Disposal at Police-Fire Facility
The Village of Westmont has a sharps disposal container in the lobby of the Westmont Police-Fire facility located at 500 N. Cass Avenue. Residents can safely discard their syringes and other medical-use needles, frequently referred to as “sharps”, in the container during business hours.
All sharps must be empty of medicine and secured in a small sharps container with a tamper-proof lid. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends that used needles and other sharps be immediately placed in FDA-cleared sharps disposal containers after each use.
EMPTY SHARPS ACCEPTED
Syringes, needles, pen needles, hypodermic needles, EpiPens, lancets, and other items used for home glucose monitoring.
ONLY medical waste “sharps” containers are accepted at this drop-off location.
For at-home disposal, use a durable plastic container with a screw-top lid, or a metal can. Place sharps into the container, secure the lid, and then tape the lid shut with duct tape. Label your container “SHARPS”. Do not put any sharps containers in your recycling. Once the sharps have been put in an appropriate container, sealed, and properly labelled, then they can be placed in your regular garbage. Never throw away loose needles and other sharps directly into the sharps disposal kiosk, trash cans, or recycling bins. Also, sharps should never be flushed down the toilet.
Residents Encouraged to Share Their Vision of Westmont’s Future
Westmont citizens are asked to create and send their written or visual arts interpretation of Westmont’s future, specifically, the year 2121, which will be Westmont’s 200th Anniversary. Submissions will be reviewed and then forwarded to artist Fanny Moy, who will use the information to create the final installment of the historical murals project. “We really want people to be creative,” said Moy. “Let us know what you think our future will be like.” Citizens can submit their submissions now through February 28, 2020. To sign up, go to westmont.illinois.gov.
For more information regarding the 100th Anniversary Committee or the Future of Westmont Project, contact us at [email protected] or 630-417-0280.
Woodridge 2020 State of the Village
The Village is inviting you to the 2020 Woodridge State of the Village, taking place on Wednesday, March 4. The event will start at 7:30 a.m. and will be held at the Woodridge Village Hall, located at 5 Plaza Drive. Mayor Gina Cunningham will be sharing the Village’s clear vision for 2020 and providing updates on key village projects. The event is a great opportunity to network with Village representatives and business owners before the State of the Village presentation. Registration is free, but please RSVP, and a light continental breakfast will be served.
Local scholarship opportunities
The Village annually collects information on available local scholarships including the Village of Woodridge/Prologis Foundation Scholarship and many more. Additional opportunities include scholarships from the VFW, Woodridge Special Events Committee, Junior Woman’s Club and Chamber630. Click the link below for more information on these scholarships.
Village of Woodridge accepting applications for mechanic, part-time
The Public Works Department is seeking a candidate for a thirty (30) hour per week Mechanic, Part-Time. Under supervision, the technician is responsible for performing skilled and semi-skilled mechanical work maintaining the vehicles and mechanical equipment of the department. Additional tasks as well as overtime may be assigned when needed.