Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Wheaton councilman John Rutledge announces his run in the 2013 election for the South District seat on Wheaton's City Council.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The following is a press release from John Rutledge: John K Rutledge, Wheaton City Councilman representing the South District, intends to run for a full four-year term beginning in May 2013. He was appointed to fill a vacancy in March 2011 and will have served two years at the time of the next election in April 2013. With a career of over forty years devoted to commercial and residential real estate investment and management, he brings a unique perspective regarding the many zoning and development matters that come before the Council. In addition to economic development, other priorities are the preservation of Wheaton’s strong financial condition and continual maintenance and improvement of infrastructure. In particular, he has vigorously…
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Petitions for candidacy in the 2013 Wheaton municipal election will be available Aug. 28 at City Hall. Two current City Council members have confirmed they will run for re-election.
Petitions for candidacy in the 2013 Wheaton municipal election will be available Tuesday, Aug. 28 in the Office of the City Clerk at City Hall, 303 W. Wesley St. in Wheaton, according to a message from the city. One four-year position for each of the City’s four Districts—North, South, East and West—is up for election (see map). Terms expire in 2013 for Councilman Tom Mouhelis, East District; Councilman John Rutledge, South District; Councilman Todd Scalzo, West District; and Councilman Phil Suess, North District. Todd Scalzo announced his re-election campaign at Cosley Zoo's "Run for the Animals." Phil Suess confirmed Wednesday he plans to run for re-election in the North District. Candidates must: The filing period for petitions begins …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Wheaton City Council approves two percent increase for non-union employees of the City of Wheaton.
Wheaton City Council members unanimously approved a two percent salary increase Monday for city employees who are not in a union. Assistant City Manager Mike Dzugan said the resolution will allow for a two percent annual range adjustment for non-union employees, as staff and council approved for the 2012-2013 annual budget. The employees receiving the raise include the city's divisional superintendents, departmental directors, police and fire chiefs, and the City Manager and Assistant City Manager. The maximum salary for the City Manager is $185,303. The maximum for the Assistant City Manager, police and fire chiefs, directors of finance and public works, is $142,733. To read the full Occupation Pay Schedule, click to view it on the City …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Wheaton zoning board meets for public hearing for a proposed planned unit development (PUD) for a senior living facility Tuesday. City Council will consider the board's recommendation when voting to approve or deny the request.
Wheaton city staff will recommend the Planning and Zoning Board's approval of a planned unit development (PUD) for a proposed senior housing development in Wheaton, assuming the applicant provides the city's requested testimonies on the project at a hearing Tuesday, Apr. 10. The zoning board could vote to recommend approval of the PUD to City Council after two public hearings for the proposed development of the Heritage Woods senior living facility. The 4-acre property is located at 219 Parkway Drive, on the north side of Parkway Drive, between Main and Washington streets. At the March 13 hearing David Haymes, the architect for the propject, told the zoning board last month the development's preliminary floor plan shows a total of 84 …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Wheaton's zoning board begins public hearing process for proposed assisted living facility in north Wheaton.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Wheaton's zoning board on Tuesday night continued a public hearing for the consideration of the development of a senior living facility at 219 Parkway Drive in Wheaton, TribLocal reported Wednesday. Chicago-based developer Supportive Living Services, LLC submitted an application for permitting for a planned unit development, to allow the developer to begin construction of the proposed four-story building that would house approximately 80 units. The target population for private assisted living facility would be seniors around 85, according to a memo from city staff. City staff recommended approval of the plans for the development. According to TribLocal, a resident had concerns the four-story bilding would tower over its neighboring …
Monday, January 9, 2012
City meets for planning session to discuss the definition of mayor and the mayor's vote, a five year financial forecast and a report on the city's capital equipment schedule/fund.
Wheaton City Council will meet for a planning session at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9 at City Hall, 303 Wesley Street, to discuss the following agenda items: Wheaton City Code—definition of Mayor/Mayor’s vote: The City staff and City attorney’s office have identified two provisions in the City Code related to the circumstances in which the mayor’s vote counts and the definition of mayor. City Attorney Jim Knippen will present to review the definitions, which staff believes need to be clarified, according to a city memo. Five year financial forecast, 2013-2017: City Council in a December meeting deferred discussion of the five year financial forecast until Jan. 9. City Finance Director Robert Lehnhardt will provide an overview of the financial …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
City officials will review Downtown Wheaton Association financial statements from the end of the fiscal year before creating a new Special Service Area in downtown Wheaton.
The City Council will revisit a proposal to commence the process of creating a new Special Service Area (SSA) in downtown Wheaton after a review of the Downtown Wheaton Association’s (DWA) financial statements from the last fiscal year. City officials discussed the DWA’s request to establish a new SSA in its meeting Monday after the DWA made its formal request to start the process and set a public hearing regarding the SSA on Aug. 31. In its request the DWA proposed a tax rate of $.45 per $100 of assessed value in its new SSA, down from the current rate of $.95 per $100. Further, the DWA suggested that the city provide SSA funds that are captured as TIF funds to help offset losses with the lowered tax rate, according to a city staff …