Message from the Mayor
The Village Trustees and I value the safety and well-being of Roselle and its employees as our top priority. To establish legal authority for prompt resource mobilization during the COVID-19 crisis, I have authorized a Declaration of Local State of Emergency in Roselle.
The declaration is mainly procedural and is valid until the next Village Board Meeting. The original declaration was valid through April 13, 2020, at which time the Village Board met and voted to extend it until our next meeting, scheduled for May 11, 2020. This declaration helps us to make timely decisions amid the coronavirus epidemic in the following ways:
- Purchasing – the Village may enter into contracts for the emergency purchase of goods and services.
- Staffing – authorizes the Village Administrator, Jeff O’Dell, the authority to implement emergency staffing protocols for public health and safety.
- Authority to closely cooperate with agencies – allows the Village of Roselle to coordinate resources more effectively with the federal, state, and county levels of government.
As Mayor, I am able to adjust ordinances, policies, and programs to address emerging issues resulting from the coronavirus pandemic through the issuance of executive orders during a Local State of Emergency. Please see the COVID-19 Executive Orders page for an explanation of all of the executive orders I have issued.
Even though our municipal buildings are closed to the public, our employees are continuing to work on-site and remotely to ensure that essential services like public safety, fire protection, emergency medical response, and water and wastewater service continue to be offered in Roselle. I encourage you to conduct business with the Village online, by email and by phone at (630) 980-2000 as much as possible. Additionally, the drop box in the circle drive in front of Village Hall can be used for document and payment delivery.
In these uncertain times, public engagement is very important to me and the entire Village Board. We are encouraging questions and feedback with our Q&A with the Mayor initiative. If you have a question or an issue you'd like to see addressed in this column, please fill out this Q&A with the Mayor form. The questions and answers appear here and in our weekly E-News publication.