Message from the Mayor
We survived another winter here in Roselle, and spring is certainly in the air! It is this time of year that we do our annual drive down to Springfield to talk with our elected officials about issues that are important to our community. As part of a group from the DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference, Trustees Wayne Domke, Heather Pransky, Lee Trejo, Village Administrator Jeff O’Dell and I will visit with our legislators, and hopefully our new governor, in Springfield this May to express the importance of maintaining our equal share of funding from the state, and receiving those funds from the state in a timely manner.
I’d like to offer a big thank you to the Roselle Lions Club for agreeing to become the new official host of the annual Taste of Roselle festival the first weekend of August each year. In order to be in line with our official mission and charter, the Village began forging partnerships last year to spin off special events that had typically been run by Village commissions. I am confident that the Lions Club will continue to produce this festival that we all know and love. I am looking forward to an outstanding Taste of Roselle this year, which is scheduled to run August 2 through 4 on Main Street.
The promise of growth is still alive in Roselle, as developers and business owners continue to approach the Village with opportunities. The Village Board recently approved a 72-unit apartment development on the north side of Irving Park Road east of the Roselle Metra Station, with construction slated to begin later this spring. Additional new businesses that are expected to open soon are the Southern Café at 511 Roselle Road in the old Coach House location, Juice & Berry at 35 E. Main Street, and the new Jet Brite Car Wash on Lake Street near Springfield Dr. We also continue to work diligently with DuPage County on improving the Lake Street corridor, especially looking at opportunities in the unincorporated areas on the south side of the street.
I have an open door policy here at Village Hall, and I am always happy to arrange time to speak with residents and business owners who have questions and concerns. I am in the office on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. Please call my office at (630) 671-2804 if you would like to make an appointment to meet with me, or if you would like to arrange for me to come out and speak with your homeowners association or neighborhood group. I look forward to hearing from you!