Welcome to the Village of Franklin Park's On-line Bill Pay.
Welcome to the Village of Franklin Park's On-line Bill Pay. As part of our on-going effort to improve services, we are now offering this new payment option to our residents and businesses. We hope you will find it easy and convenient to use.
Payments for Water/Sewer/Garbage can be made using: MasterCard, Visa and Discover
You may make a payment via E-PAY to the Village of Franklin Park by clicking on the link below:
Payments for Water/Sewer/Garbage
If you are experiencing problems with this service, please call 847-671-4800.
Please note - There is a convenience fee charged for using this system. The fee is not charged or collected by the Village. Click here to view the Convenience Fee Rates.
Railroad Daze Needs Food Vendors
The Village is inviting area restaurants to participate in Railroad Daze! Sign-up now and reserve your space as a food vendor at the festival during the evenings of June 12 & 13 and during the day and evening of June 14. Each year our festival draws larger crowds who come to sample the food, enjoy the carnival, unique train display and musical talent. This opportunity offers great exposure to our local community.
For more information on volunteering or to sign-up as a food vendor at Railroad Daze, please email bcollins@vofp or call 847-671-4800.
Village of Franklin Park
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR A VENDOR TO DESIGN AND INSTALL STRUCTURED COMMUNICATIONS CABLE SYSTEMS
LEGAL NOTICE / PUBLIC NOTICE
Public Notice is hereby given by the Village of Franklin Park, Cook County, Illinois, that sealed proposals are being sought for a vendor to design and install a complete "end-to-end" certified system for transmission of voice and data signals.
The Village will hold a pre-bid walk-through meeting on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 11 AM. In the meeting the Village will go over the bid requirement and site requirements. Potential bidders are encouraged to attend walk-through.
Sealed proposals will be received in the office of the Village Clerk, Village of Franklin Park, 9500 Belmont Avenue, Franklin Park, Illinois, 60131, from Friday, February 28, 2014 until Friday, March 14, 2014, at 4:00 P.M. All proposals must be in writing.
A specifications and proposal packet that contains an overview of the procedures, general instructions and scope of services sought with appendices is on file and available in the office of the Village Clerk, Village of Franklin Park, 9500 Belmont Avenue, Franklin Park, Illinois, 60131, T-847-671-8242 during normal business hours. Can also be downloaded from Village website www.vofp.com
Under "Our Government", click on "Bids and requests for proposal" drop down.
All proposals must include required information and submissions contained in the specifications and proposal package and abide by the requirements therein contained. "DESIGN AND INSTALLATION OF STRUCTURED COMMUNICATIONS CABLE SYSTEMS" and the contractor’s name must be marked clearly on the outside of the sealed envelope when submitting a proposal.
Proposals will be discussed and considered on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. in the main conference of the Village of Franklin Park, 9500 Belmont Avenue, Franklin Park, Illinois, 60131. The Village of Franklin Park reserves the right to reject any and all proposals and waive any informality or irregularities. All interested parties are invited to attend.
If you have any questions, please contact Vernel Miller, IT Manager, Village of Franklin Park, 9500 Belmont Avenue, Franklin Park, Illinois, 60131, T-847-671-8225.
/s/ Tommy Thomson, Village Clerk, Village of Franklin Park
Link to attached bid package
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HELP COOK COUNTY PLAN FOR NATURAL HAZARDS BY SHARING WHAT YOU KNOW
HELP COOK COUNTY PLAN FOR NATURAL HAZARDS BY SHARING WHAT YOU KNOW
A partnership of local governments in Cook County is working on a plan to be prepared when natural hazard events occur: the Cook County Multi-Jurisdictional All Hazards Mitigation Plan. By participating in this plan, local governments will be eligible for federal funding to help pay for actions that reduce the potential for natural hazards to harm life, property or the environment.
Your help is needed to complete the plan! A public information survey is available online for you to provide input on your own experiences with natural hazards in Cook County. Your survey responses will provide important information about how much citizens already know about natural hazards and how they are most vulnerable. The survey results will also be used to help prioritize projects to reduce our risks from natural hazards.
Franklin Park/Schiller Park/River Grove Chamber of Commerce Scholarship
The Franklin Park/Schiller Park/River Grove Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship for the 2014-2015 school year.
Open to all Franklin Park, Schiller Park, and River Grove residents, the application may be accessed by contacting the Scholarship Chair, at email@example.com. Please include a contact phone number. Applications and all required information must be received by May 1st, 2014. The Franklin Park/Schiller Park/River Grove Chamber of Commerce will award one $1,000 scholarship to a full-time student based on the following criteria: educational goals, grade point average, campus/community involvement, and application content and quality.
Applicants must be accepted as a full-time student at an accredited college, university, community college or trade school in the United States and have had a minimum 3.0 GPA in high school. In addition, applicants must be a resident of Franklin Park, Schiller Park, or River Grove; a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, demonstrate financial need based on the FAFSA, and have developed in a leadership role in school, the community, employment, etc.
The award selection will be completed by May 31, 2014. Please direct any inquires to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Franklin Park Police Department Releases Annual Report
The Franklin Park Police Department's 2013 Annual Report provides an overview of the public safety challenges our community faces and a summary of crime and accident trends for 2013. Last year our public safety professionals moved into the new LEED Gold certified police station and the police department reported a decline in reported crime and an increase in arrests. To read the entire report, go to FRANKLIN PARK POLICE DEPARTMENT 2013 Annual Report
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Get Covered Illinois Health Coverage Options
The "Get Covered Illinois" program helps provide affordable health insurance to currently uninsured residents. The program offers essential health benefits including doctor’s visits, hospital stays and prescriptions for many residents with medical challenges but without insurance coverage. Get Covered Illinois may offer more affordable insurance options for Illinois residents who currently purchase health insurance, but are struggling with high costs. This coverage will vary depending on the size of your family and your income. Small businesses with fewer than 25 employees may also be eligible for a health care tax credit to help provide insurance for their workers.
"Get Covered Illinois" open enrollment is available now and goes through March 2014. For insurance coverage starting January 1, 2014, you must enroll by December 15 of this year. To learn more, please visit www.GetCoveredIllinois.gov
or call the toll-free Get Covered Illinois help desk: 1-866-311-1119 (open from 8:00am to 8:00pm).
Individual employees without health insurance through their employer are required to have insuranceby January 1, 2014. Individuals should contact Leyden Family Service at (847) 451-8300 to make anappointment to answer questions regarding how to obtain insurance and to enroll in healthcare insuranceplans.
Additionally, Leyden Family Service can come to a work site to meet with uninsured employees, peremployer request. Employer can contact Leyden Family Service to discuss. (847) 451-8300 or email@example.com.
These services are furnished at no cost to either individuals or companies.
Phone Poll Offers Good Insight
The Village conducted phone polling to determine if we should place a referendum question on the March 18 Primary ballot proposing a 1% sales tax increase. The majority of respondents supported the Board placing the question on the ballot and the Board complied.
Phone poll respondents offered valuable insight regarding their support of the proposal. Most importantly, they indicated that well-maintained streets make us safer. Police and emergency vehicles can get to crime or accident scenes faster and our ambulances can quickly help someone in need.
The funds from this sales tax, NOT A PROPERTY TAX, will be strictly dedicated to the repair and maintenance of our streets. Groceries and medicine will not be taxed.
Phone poll respondents felt that the sales tax increase was the most equitable way to finance improving our streets because everyone who uses our roads helps to pay and not the homeowners.
We know many of our streets, as those in most mature communities, are in serious or failed condition. The cost of maintenance only rises if repairs are deferred, as they were by the previous administration. Consistently maintaining our streets saves taxpayer dollars over the long run. Potholes and unrepaired streets cause expensive wear and tear on our vehicles.
At the request of the Board of Trustees, strict accountability and transparency was built into the sales tax proposal. Should the referendum question be approved, the Village will report on how the proceeds of the tax were used and will provide updates on the street improvement projects. This information will also be available on the Village website. In addition, our Citizen’s Advisory Committee on Infrastructure will continue to meet to help prioritize projects.
Well maintained streets increase our property values and make us more attractive to new business and investment. Additionally, our businesses would not be placed at a competitive disadvantage because our surrounding communities already charge this tax.
Telephone Town Hall Scheduled for March
We want to make sure all our residents have the most comprehensive and factual information regarding this proposal so they can make an informed choice. The Village will be holding a Telephone Town Hall regarding this matter and you will be able to ask questions about this proposal. The next Telephone Town Hall will be held on Thursday, March 13 at 6:30 PM. If you do not receive a phone call from the village at that time, you can call in and join the conversation. The toll free number is 847-448-0028.
I urge you to participate so that you can make the best choice for our Village
Referendum Question (in blue)
Shall the corporate authorities of the Village of Franklin Park, Illinois be authorized to levy a Non-Home Rule Municipal Retailers' Occupation Tax and a Non-Home Rule Municipal Service Occupation Tax (commonly referred to as a "sales tax"), each at a rate of 1%, pursuant to 65 ILCS 5/8-11-1.3 and 65 ILCS 5/8-11-1.4, for expenditures on the repair and reconstruction of public streets?
Mayor, Village of Franklin Park
Program Provides Coverage For Outside Water Lines
Did you know that homeowners are responsible for the repair of your buried, outside service water line that runs from the utility service shut off valve to your home? A new program offered through the National League of Cities (NLC) and administered by the Service Line Warranty Program (SLWP) offers voluntary warranty protection, at an affordable price, for water lines in the event of a failure. It will cover repairs or replacements on the outside water line that runs from the point of the utility responsibility to your home.
Many factors beyond the life expectancy of the pipe can contribute to a failure including tree root intrusion, ground shifting and weather – all factors which are covered through this program. The program provides up to $4,000 in coverage with an additional allowance for public street or sidewalk cutting. Additionally, the program has no annual or lifetime limits, service fees or deductible. If lines break, leak or clog – SLWA will repair the line using local, licensed contractors who are familiar with local code and can ensure a timely response.
For questions about this service, or to enroll, please contact Service Line Warranties of America at 866-922-9006 or visit www.SLWofA.com
How To Report Excessive Train Horn Sounding
Excessive train horn sounding has become such an important issue for our Village that Mayor Pedersen recently traveled to Washington DC to speak personally regarding this to Joseph Szabo, the Federal Railroad Administrator. Mr. Szabo encouraged our residents to go straight to the Federal Railroad Administration Alleged Violation Reporting Form and report the violation online at: www.fra.dot.gov/app/violationreport
When you get to the part of the form that asks "Type of Alleged Violation", the drop down arrow will give you several options. Click on the option for "Train Horns." Please complete the time, date and location and then explain that you are reporting excessive train horn sounding that was either too loud, too long, or both.
Please continue to inform the Village about your experiences with train horns as we will be following up with the Federal Railroad Administrator to ensure that this issue is addressed. Thank you for taking time to complete the Alleged Violation Reporting form.