The Wheaton City Council meets tonight — a meeting bumped to Tuesday by the Labor Day holiday — to consider a temporary street closure for one downtown event, plus fireworks and live music as part of two activities slated next month at Wheaton North High School.
The city staff is recommending approval of the requests, which include:
Fireworks from 8:30 to 8:35 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 for the annual Wheaton High School Homecoming halftime celebration. A three-man crew of experienced pyrotechnics operators would set off the fireworks for a crowd estimated at 4,000. No street closures are requested for this event.
From 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, for the FT Cares Foundation 5K. The race is a 5-kilometer run and a 1-mile walk through downtown Wheaton. The race will include the use of sound equipment, a first-aid area and tents. The course starts and ends at the First Trust Portfolios building, 120 E. Liberty Drive, but weaves around the city’s downtown. The agenda packet includes a detailed turn-by-turn course route as part of the application information.
8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Oct. 20, for the Wheaton North High School Falcon 5K. The event plans are unchanged from a year ago, and the request involves no street closures — mainly a permit for bands/live music at the high school.
More information about tonight’s meeting is detailed on the city website agenda page.
Also on tap today:
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Foundation Training Class: designed to teach you proper movement patterns and exercises/stretches to activate your posterior muscular chain. At 340 W. Front St. Wheaton.
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