Message from the Mayor
I’d like to thank the 100-plus community members who attended the Village’s Town Hall Meeting on February 22 for our State of the Village presentation. This was a very successful evening where we shared information about our budget, economic development, infrastructure and construction projects, the community survey results from 2017, information from our police and fire departments, and an update on other regional issues affecting Roselle. Links to the information that was discussed are on the Town Hall Meeting page.
As described in the Spring 2018 issue of the Roselle Reporter newsletter, major construction is happening on Central Avenue this year. The first major project is to install a water main from the DuPage Water Commission tower near the Roselle post office along Central Avenue to connect water service to our neighbors in Bartlett. Bartlett previously received their water from the City of Elgin, but recently voted to join the DuPage Water Commission. They held a ground breaking ceremony for the water main on March 6, pictured below. The Village of Roselle has been a member of the DuPage Water Commission since 1986, and worked closely with DuPage Water Commission representatives in a cooperative effort to expedite the project to connect Bartlett.
One of the goals that I had when I took office as Mayor last spring was to address the blight along the south side of Lake St. and make plans to turn it into a valuable business corridor, both in Roselle and in the incorporated areas. While Roselle does not have jurisdiction over some of the areas, I have been meeting with Bloomingdale Mayor Franco Coladipietro, Hanover Park Mayor Rodney Craig, and representatives from the DuPage County Board to get the ball moving. I am hopeful that we will be able to collaborate to make changes to this corridor that will be beneficial for all of the communities involved.