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Temporary Use of Generators - Safety Guidelines

Glenside Fire Protection District has been experiencing a significant number of emergencies that relate to the temporary use of generators. These emergencies range from high levels of Carbon Monoxide in homes to injuries to people who have been overcome and poisoned by this deadly gas. In response to this increase, Glenside Fire Protection District is providing the public with some guidelines that will hopefully keep residents safe. Click here to download a copy of the guidelines (pdf).


Backflow Prevention/Cross-Connection Program

In order for the Village of Glendale Heights to comply with IEPA and Illinois Plumbing Code regulations, all business and residential homes with an RPZ or other testable device for backflow prevention are required to have it inspected yearly by a licensed Cross-Connection Control Device Inspector (CCDI) in backflow testing. The Village Cross-Connection Control Program is designed to eliminate drinking water contamination caused by cross-connections and backflow. This is required of all public water supplies.

The Village of Glendale Heights has contracted with Backflow Solutions, Inc. (BSI) to administer the Village's cross-connection control/backflow tracking program. The Cross-Connection Control Device Inspector (CCDI) is required to submit your backflow test results online via BSI Online's secure website. All backflow test reports for the Village must be entered using the BSI online system.

For assistance please contact Backflow Solutions, Inc (BSI) at 800.414.4990 or the Village of Glendale Heights Public Works Department  at 630.260.6040.


Smart911 - Are you ready for Emergencies?

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Help 9-1-1 protect your family. Share critical information before an emergency so 9-1-1 dispatchers have it during one.

Glendale Heights Emergency Communications Center now offers a free, new service to help you when you call 9-1-1. Once you've signed up, first responders will be provided important information that will help them address your emergency. This information includes photos, medical issues and current location, which can help Police, Fire and EMS locate and help you.

Click Here to Register Now.


Drive Now. Text Later.

The Glendale Heights Police Department, Illinois Tollway, Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police, Illinois Secretary of State and AAA Chicago are urging drivers to “Drive Now. Text Later.”  The statewide campaign is raising awareness of the dangers of texting while driving in an effort to reduce the number of cell phone-related accidents on Illinois roadways. For more information, click here to download a pdf flyer.


Golden Shears Hair & Nail Salon

Need a fresh new look for the Holidays? Try out the new Golden Shears Hair & Nail Salon conveniently located in the Center for Senior Citizens, right next to the Village Hall & Sports Hub. Due to its popularity and many requests from residents, the salon is now taking appointments for adults who have not yet reached 60 years of age or better. The Golden Shears Salon serves both ladies and men.

Consult with our professional hair stylist on a fresh new color or flattering new hair style that suites your lifestyle and is perfect for you. Sometimes a little change can make a big difference in the way you look and feel! Appointments are recommended. Call 630.260.6055.


Community Room Rentals

Stop in today to see the beautiful new Community Room at the Center for Senior Citizens that can seat up to 140 guests and is available for rent for your next family party such as a: Bridal Shower, Baby Shower, Birthday Party, Graduation Party, Wedding Reception or Holiday Party.

The Community Room includes a fully equipped catering kitchen to bring in your own home cooked food or have your party catered, or a little of both! The attached veranda includes patio furniture, lighting, and even heat for chilly evenings. Our friendly staff will work with you to make your special event a success!

The Community Room is available for rent:
Monday – Thursday: 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Friday: 3:00 pm to Midnight
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 am to Midnight

Call 630.260.6050 for more information.


Street Sweeping Parking Restrictions

To enable an efficient and effective street sweeping schedule, the Village will be divided into four zones. Parking on streets will be prohibited during the months of April, May, October and November between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm one specific day each week in each zone. Color coded "No Parking" signs have been posted throughout the Village.

Red Zone - No Parking on Mondays, during April, May, October and November 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Blue Zone - No Parking on Tuesdays, during April, May, October and November 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Green Zone - No Parking on Wednesdays, during April, May, October and November 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Brown Zone - No Parking on Fridays, during April, May, October and November 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

For any questions or concerns you may have regarding the new Street Sweeping Program, please contact Public Works at 630.260.6040 or email us at publicworks@glendaleheights.org.

Click here to view a zone map (pdf). Click here to view a list of streets in each zone and the date parking is prohibited in each zone.


Fraud Alert

The Village has received reports from neighboring municipalities that there may be a contractor scam circulating in the suburbs.  This scam alleges  that there is a "Government Neighborhood Improvement Program" where a homeowner and the government share the cost for renovations to their homes, such as a new furnace or window replacement.  PLEASE NOTE: There is no such government program. For more information, please click here to visit the Police Department News page.


Prevention of Illegal Dumping in Illinois

We have all seen illegal dumping – fly dumping of bags of trash, old mattresses or appliances thrown down a stream bank, piles of construction debris or tires left on an empty city lot or even on private property. Illegal dumping affects the quality of life for citizens who live near the dumping locations. How can we prevent this criminal act?

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA), the Office of the Illinois Attorney General (OIAG), the Illinois Departments of Public Health (IDPH), Natural Resources (IDNR) and Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), as well as county, township and municipal enforcement authorities and elected officials are linking strategies to fight these unsightly blights on our communities that may present a threat to public health or the environment as well as a potentially negative impact on area property values.

Click here for more information (pdf).


Electronic Recycling Program

Residents are reminded that electronic items are not collected at the curbside during regular refuse and recycling curbside pick-up services in accordance to the 2012 Illinois Landfill Ban that prohibits the disposal of such items.

The Village of Glendale Heights resumes electronic recycling collections in May on Thursdays from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm at the Glendale Heights Public Works Garage, located at 1635 Glen Ellyn Road. This location serves as a free drop-off facility. Participants are asked to bring assistance, if needed to unload their items.

Accepted Items: Computers, monitors, televisions, keyboards, mice, printers, scanners, fax machines, copy machines, VCRs, stereos, radios, tape players, CD players, Mp3 players, telephones, cameras, controllers, modems, docking stations, CD Roms, UPSs, microwaves, small household appliances, carbon monoxide detectors. (For a complete list, visit the Go Green pages of the Village of Glendale Heights' website at www.glendaleheights.org/Goes_Green.

Hazardous Waste, Paint, FLs are NOT accepted.

This recycling program is brought to you by the DuPage County Environmental Committee. For further information and a list of other FREE drop-off locations and service dates, you may visit www.dupageco.org/recycling.


Medical Equipment Program

Are you in need of medical equipment? Thanks to the generous contributions of new or gently used medical equipment, the Village's Medical Equipment Pantry has walkers, wheel chairs, canes, quad canes, crutches, commodes, and other bathroom equipment and more, that may be borrowed FREE of charge to residents. For further information or if you are interested in making a donation, please call the Glendale Heights Center for Senior Citizens at 630.260.6050.


DuPage Homeownership Center
Foreclosure Prevention

The DuPage Homeownership Center (DHOC) is a nonprofit housing counseling agency certified by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Their foreclosure prevention services are free and are available to all DuPage County homeowners. Click here to download a pamphlet regarding DHOC's Foreclosure Counseling.

For more information, you can call DHOC at 1-630-260-2500 or visit their website at www.dhoc.org.


West Nile Virus

The Village and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend residents take precautions to protect themselves and their families from mosquito bites.  Especially important is the use of insect repellent containing DEET (N, N-diethyl-meta-toluamide), Picaridin, (KBR 3023), synthesized Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus (PMD) or IR3535 when mosquitoes are active.

For more information regarding how to avoid mosquito bites to avoid infection, click here to visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.


9-1-1 CELL PHONE PROGRAM

The Village of Glendale Heights' cell phone program is dedicated to providing the highest quality service to the elderly and disabled in our community with recycled cell phones for 9-1-1 calls. Our team is dedicated to working with the elderly/disabled person in an effort to provide greater security, dignity and independence.

Interested senior citizens and/or disabled persons must call to schedule an appointment at 630.260.6050, phones will be given out by appointment only.

Do you have a cell phone that you are not using? The Glendale Heights Police Department is collecting cell phones, chargers and batteries for our cell phone program. Please drop-off cell phones and their necessary accessories in a plastic bag to the Police Department or the Glendale Heights Center for Senior Citizens. Thank you for your donations.

 

 

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