Message from the Mayor
We had picture-perfect weather for this year’s Rose Parade, and the Roselle Lions Club ran a wonderful Rose Festival the first weekend in June. Thanks to everyone who came out for both of these fun community events this year. The 25th Annual Run for the Roses was also that same weekend, and it was the last time the race will be held. I’d like to offer a heartfelt thank you to both Mark Mandel and to Patrick Devitt, who each served as director for this race in our community over the past 25 years.
The Taste of Roselle is just around the corner, August 2 will be here before you know it. The Roselle Lions Club has agreed to take over hosting this festival from the Village, and we are extremely grateful for their leadership. I will be out there on Main Street during the Taste, which runs August 2, 3, & 4 I hope to see all of you out there! Full details about the Taste are available on the Taste of Roselle website.
The Flags for Roselle organization installed flags in the front yards of over 300 subscribers for Memorial Day and Flag Day, and will be back out with flags on Independence Day, Patriot Day, and Veterans Day this year. This program is in its third year, and is run by an organization founded on a partnership between the American Legion, the Roselle History Museum, Lake Park High School, and many volunteers. We are proud to have this organization in our community, helping us to shine on these special holidays.
We are in constant contact with executives at ComEd to monitor their potential plans for installing a high-voltage power line along I-390 through Roselle. From our conversations with them, they have no plans to proceed with the West Central Reliability Project in 2019. Their engineering and project management teams will meet later this fall to develop recommendations for their capital programs in 2020. At that time, we will know of any plans for proceeding with the project in 2020, and we will be sure to share information with the community as soon as we hear from them.
I have an open door policy here at Village Hall, and I am always happy to meet with residents and businesspeople to discuss issues affecting Roselle. I have office hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons, please call (630) 671-2804 to set up an appointment if you would like to come over and chat.