The FRIDAY WRAP for July 27th, 2018

Hello and welcome to the Friday Wrap for July 27th, 2018!  Hope you enjoy hearing the wrap-up of BURR RIDGE News, Events and Progress for this past week. 

Concerts on the Green:
The weather for tonight’s concert should be perfect…and just in time for RECKLESS, led Burr Ridge’s very Lisa Martusciello!  I hope you can join us...from 7- 8:30pm! 
Indian Prairie Library:
Kudos to Indian Prairie Library and Director Jamie Bukovac for celebrating their 30th Anniversary!  I attended their events last Saturday which included a PetPalooza, Kid’s Activities and an Andrew Salgado Concert.

Trustee Zach Mottl Goes to the White House:
It’s not every day that someone we know gets invited to the White House, but this time it was Burr Ridge Village Trustee Zach Mottl.  Zach was there to participate in a ceremony honoring industrial leaders who manufacture their products in America.  He is the fourth generation of family-owned Atlas Tool & Dye Works who produced parts for the F-35 Fighter Jet in the picture. 
Charity Event for ST. JUDE’S Hospital…a HUGE SUCCESS!
The Annual Dodgeball Dodgeball Tournament for St. Jude’s Hospital hosted by Burr Ridge residents Karla and Pierre Wakim at their SCORE Sports Center was a HUGE success!  NBC5 NewscasterALLISON ROSATI not only emceed this very special event, she stayed for hours right up until the end…when they handed out the prizes and exceeded their fundraising goal of over $17,000!  
Village Board Meeting:
The Regular Meeting of the Mayor & Board of Trustees was held on Monday and most items were on the Consent Agenda.  After we went through the motion of voting to approve the Deployment of Small Wireless Facilities (Which is State Law!), we approved (after considerable discussion) a request to approve Pet Service Store for space in County Line Square.  My main concern was PARKING & BARKING; they assured us that due to their short hours (closing at 5:30) parking would not be an issue and because they are also a “Training Facility”, barking will not be an issue.  We also received an update from Doug Pollock about the Village’s Strategic Goals and glowing comments about Barbara Popp who submitted her Letter of Intent to Resign next month.  Barb has done an exceptional job for 25 years and served, in part, as our executive assistant. 
It was followed by a Closed Session Meeting to discuss Employment of Employee and the Sale or Lease of Public Property.
Veterans Committee Meeting:
Some members of the Veterans Committee met on Wednesday to discuss future landscaping and maintenance (to be conducted by the Village in the future.  We also discussed our strategy to get a wayward sign installed along I-55 and the possibility of a drone video to market it and make people aware of its existence.   By the way, WE NEED MEMBERS…and didn’t even have enough in attendance to reach a quorum.  If interested, please contact Village Hall! 
Village Center…FOR SALE: 
It was bound to happen eventually: OPUS never built the Village Center to keep, but the slow economy forced them to do so.  Now, unfortunately, expenses are too high and occupancy too low for them to get refinancing which forced the move.  We will keep you advised as progress is made.  (Retail is a tough business to be in these days!)

Hampton Inn & Suites Holds Employee Picnic: 
I went for a walk this afternoon...and ended up crashing a party complete with a barbequer and picnic tables under the trees!  It was a pleasure to see the management team again and to meet their new General Manager, Mark Stangle!  
On Personal Notes . . .

  • WANTED: A good friend of ours in the village asked for help in their search for a “Live-in Caregiver”.  Here is their ad: WANTED: “Live in” experienced Caregiver in Burr Ridge. Separate living quarters provided. Wage based on experience. RN or paramedic skills a plus. Flexible days off. Resume and reference a must. Please call Yvonne at (708) 557-1708.
  • I just wanted to do a Shout Out to Dr. Tony Fakhouri & MidAmerica Orthopaedics and a THANKS!   For several months, I put up with an issue of my left shoulder, but thanks to Burr Ridge resident Dr. Fakhouri (and team), I have made remarkable progress. 

 Have a blessed week…that’s a Wrap,

 Mayor Mickey

Mayor Mickey Straub

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