Welcome to the Friday Wrap for April 27th, 2018! (Sorry for the delay, I had an invitation to meet a buddy at Hampton Social this evening…so I took him up on it:) Click on the pic or link to watch the video filmed at The Design Bar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hn-IfeLgLU.
Indian American Medical Association (IAMA) Event:
Last Saturday, Burr Ridge was well represented at the Indian American Medical Association which held their Semi-Annual Meeting and the IAMA Charitable Foundation Fundraising Banquet. Invited once again by Burr Ridge resident Dr. Sreeni Reddy, who is this year’s IAMA President, I learned a lot about their accomplishments, goals and plans all in keeping with their mission “To Serve the Underserved”. In addition to Dr. Deepak Mital and Vijay Singh (see picture), I must have seen dozens of village residents at the event held at Waterford Banquets in Elmhurst.
Village Board Meeting:
It was a lengthy meeting on Monday as the Mayor and Trustees discussed several important topics at our Regular Board Meeting. The Board decided to have staff do further research to the pros and cons of simplifying the Burr Ridge Address System of those homes and businesses whose addresses also include a prefix of “15W or 16W” before the house number. In addition to being confusing and sounding outdated and rural, I have had personal experiences when it also caused safety concerns when dialing 911. That was followed by discussion on having a clear and well publicized definition of what constitutes a “Balanced Budget” in municipal fund accounting to avoid any confusion in the future. (Our budget has been balanced 19 out of the last 20 years…FYI) Then, we looked at progress of our Strategic Goals and approved a Bicycle Committee to promote Awareness & Safety; it was followed by a Closed Session.
Shirley Ryan Ability Lab Opens in Burr Ridge:
During a private tour of the new Shirley Ryan Ability Lab on Thursday, I learned that they offer three (3) programs: 1) Outpatient (Orthopedic, Post-ops, etc.), 2) Day Rehab (Brain injury, Strokes, Neurological), and 3) Physician Practice (specialized services). The inside of the facility looks more like a health club and fitness center, though much more high-tech; it even includes a staircase for rehabilitation and exercise which ends at a window…but has quite a view looking east! The Ability Lab employs about 30 people and three quarters of their patients arrive via shuttle or bus which has their own covered entrance. Their public Grand Opening will be next Saturday, May 5th from 10-12 AM.
THE Design Bar Expands & Moves to Village Green!
We filmed the Friday Wrap this afternoon at another business that just opened up this week: The Design Bar!!! They moved from the middle of the center so they could expand to 7000 square feet along the Village Green. My first words upon entering were something like “OMG…this place is spectacular!” Check it out…they provide much more than just decorations. According to owner Leslie Bowman, they offer furniture vignettes, art gallery, lighting gallery, design center. THE DESIGN BAR is a full-service interior design firm and can provide anything that you need for your home, townhouse or condo and even commercial properties! IMPORTANT: the old location is still open until May 31st and has some GREAT DEALS…per my wife!!
On a Personal Note . . .
In addition to seeing the Parthenon in Athens, Greece and one of the most beautiful bays on the Island of Santorini, our daughter was able to visit St. Peter’s Square in Rome, Italy as well as Venice. I’m a little envious since I have always wanted to visit the Vatican, but we are so happy that Alysa is fully enjoying her first year working and out on her own!
Have a blessed week,
Mayor Mickey Straub