Message from the Mayor
The Village Board is preparing to begin discussions on the most important thing we do each year – set our budget. All of our initiatives and projects are planned for the upcoming year through our budget process. Please join us during our budget discussions on November 6 at 7:00 p.m. and on November 13 and 26 immediately following our regular Village Board meetings to learn more about our spending plan for 2018, and to provide feedback on those plans to the Village Board.
I first became involved in the local government here in Roselle by serving on the Planning and Zoning Commission. Other boards and commissions established by the Village include the Zoning Board of Appeals, the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners, the Fire Pension Board, the Police Pension Board, the Taste of Roselle Commission, the Rose Queen Pageant Commission, and the Sister City Commission. We are always accepting applications for those interested in serving on a commission when a vacancy occurs. Access our volunteer forms online and apply to serve on one of the Village’s commissions. We would love to have more community members getting involved with the Village, to learn more about what we are doing here through serving on a commission.
The Village Board recently recognized Lynfred Winery for their long-time commitment to community involvement by dedicating 4th Ave. between Elm St. and Main St. in Roselle as Lynfred Lane. A ceremony was held for the dedication of the street on September 30, just as Lynfred kicked off their annual Oktoberfest celebration. Lynfred Winery has been open in Roselle since 1979, and has helped make our town center, and our community, a destination that people want to visit. Not only are they a world-class winery and bed & breakfast, they are an incredible community partner. Thank you, Lynfred Winery, for recognizing that great communities are made when businesses and organizations work together!
Another long-time commitment to this community was also recently recognized. On August 14, the Village’s municipal complex was officially renamed the Gayle A. Smolinski Municipal Complex. Gayle and her family attended a ribbon cutting ceremony that evening as the Village Board unveiled the new sign. I was very proud that we were able to honor Gayle in this way for her 31 years of service. Her leadership and guidance helped change our community in such a positive way, and will continue to do so for many years to come. I thank her from the bottom of my heart for all she has done, and wish her well in retirement.