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CANCELED Plan Commission Meeting 2014 September 24 (September 24, 2014; 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
Event details:
September 24, 2014
Time:07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: Village Hall, Franklin Park, US-IL -US-IL

CANCELED Plan Commission Meeting
 
CANCELED Economic Development Commission Meeting 2014 September 25 (September 25, 2014; 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
Event details:
September 25, 2014
Time:08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Location: Village Hall, Franklin Park, US-IL -US-IL

CANCELED Economic Development Commission Meeting
 
Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting 2014 October 01 (October 01, 2014; 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM)
Event details:
October 01, 2014
Time:07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location: Village Hall, Franklin Park, US-IL -US-IL

Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting
 
Senior Citizen Commission Meeting 2014 October 2 (October 02, 2014; 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM)
Event details:
October 02, 2014
Time:01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Location: Village Hall, Franklin Park, US-IL -US-IL

Senior Citizen Commission Meeting
 
Fall Fest Parade - October 5, at Scott & Addision (October 05, 2014; 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM)
Event details:
October 05, 2014
Time:01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Fall Fest Parade - October 5, 1 to 2 PM at Scott & Addision
 

Village's Credit Rating Upgraded to A+


Standard and Poor’s Rating Service has raised Franklin Park's credit rating two full categories to A+. This increase is a validation of the Village's ever improving financial performance and indicates that our financial condition is strong and continues to strengthen.

Also, for a third year in a row, the Village has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association. It is the highest form of recognition in government accounting and financial reporting.

Click here to read the entire media release.

EPA Grant to Fund Assessment in Brownfield Sites in Western Suburbs


The EPA has awarded a $600,000 grant to Cook County and a coalition of seven western suburbs, including Franklin Park to assess potentially contaminated properties and their redevelopment potential.

"Intergovernmental cooperation and collaboration allows us to work together to leverage grant funding that we may not be able to secure on our own," stated Franklin Park Mayor Barrett Pedersen. "This grant will help to address environmental issues that hinder redevelopment and to ultimately attract new investment to our community."

The County’s Department of Environmental Control has begun working with coalition member communities on next steps.

Click here to learn more.

Village Seeks Veteran Names for Monument


Interested veterans or family members can submit the name of a veteran from Franklin Park to have it added to our Veteran’s Monument. Submit a copy of the veterans DD-214 form to the Village Clerk, at Village Hall, by October 15th to ensure the name will be added to the wall before our Veteran’s Day ceremony on November 11th. For more information, call (847) 671-8244.

Train Safety Week - September 14 - 20


To promote rail safety awareness and education, the Franklin Park Police Department will be participating in Illinois Rail Safety Week. Please remember, not only is it against the law to stop your vehicle on the railroad tracks, it is against the law to stop your vehicle anywhere within the highway-rail grade crossing which are typically marked by white stop lines on the pavement. When crossing railroad tracks, you must always obey the law and be aware of your surroundings.

For more information about Illinois Rail Safety Week, please visit www.illinoisrailsafetyweek.org and click here to download a flyer.

Fire Department Open House - October 11


Join the Franklin Park Fire Department at their annual Open House on Saturday, October 11 from 11 AM to 2 PM at Fire Station #2 at 10001 Addison. Learn how to keep your family safe by utilizing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 847-671-8798.

Franklin Park Military Days -
October 11 & 12


American Legion Post 974 is sponsoring two days of events to support Operation Comfort Warriors. The event will include WWII re-enactments and displays, food booths and a 1940’s USO-style dinner dance at Legion Hall on Saturday. For more information, download the event flyer here… Direct questions to Fpmilitarydays2014@usa.com.

Traveling WWII Monument - October 19


Everyone is welcome to attend a special presentation sponsored by Franklin Park American Legion on Sunday, October 19 at 1 PM. The event will be held at the American Legion Post 974, located at 9757 Pacific Avenue in Franklin Park. Admission is free. For more information and to register a WWII VETERAN for the Program Book, Pillars of Honor, call (847) 954-0520.

Visit the website at www.pillarsofhonor.org.

Leaf Pick-up and Street Sweeping


Place leaves in brown biodegradable bags only and put them out on garbage day with your recycling for pick-up. Bags are available for purchase at local grocery and hardware stores. Leaves cannot be picked-up if they are placed in plastic bags or in the street. Pick-up continues until early December. In addition, yard waste bags will only be picked up through December 5. These dates are established by Allied Waste.

The Department of Public Works will sweep Village curbs through late November. Please check signs on your block for parking restrictions.

FAA Declines Study on Airplane Noise


I am deeply disappointed that the FAA has declined to conduct a new Environmental Impact Study on the noise and pollution effects of the new runway configuration. The study was requested by Congressmen Quigley, Duckworth and Schakowsky in response to the surge in noise complaints in the last year.

Since the opening of the new runway last October, Franklin Park along with other communities adjacent to the airport, have endured unprecedented levels of noise and pollution.

I will continue to advocate with our Congressional delegation, the State of Illinois and the City of Chicago’s Department of Aviation for more funding for sound insulation, additional noise monitors, and a change in the decibel level regulations in order to protect our community.

Additionally, we will continue to fight for a more equitable distribution of air traffic patterns to provide relief to our residents.

I urge you to continue to register EVERY complaint of noise, disturbances and pollution to 1-800-435-9569. You may also file an on-line complaint and get more information on this website.

I promise we will continue to work vigorously to resolve this problem.

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Franklin Park Moves Forward with Infrastructure Renewal


Last week, the Village Board passed an ordinance increasing the water and sewer rate.

This ordinance was based on the recommendations from the Citizen’s Advisory Committee on Infrastructure, a nationally recognized consultant and the findings of the Asset Management Report. As we have discussed, the report found that our aging infrastructure requires serious attention and is in danger of failing. It noted the cost to address the severe need for water and sewer repair is approximately $235 million over the next 30 years. After reviewing the Village’s finances, we concluded that water and sewer rates must be increased to fund the renewal projects as well as to make the Village eligible to apply for grant funding to support infrastructure improvements.

Click here to read the entire column.

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Comcast Interview Highlights Franklin Park


Mayor Barrett Pedersen recently was a guest on the Comcast program "Newsmakers" and discussed Franklin Park's advantages for business.

Click here to watch the interview.

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