Message from the Mayor
I would like to offer my heartfelt thanks to the Roselle Lions Club for hosting the Taste of Roselle the first weekend in August. The weather was beautiful, the festival was very well attended, and the Lions Club did a wonderful job organizing everything. A lot goes into planning the Taste of Roselle, most of which is done by volunteers. Led by the Lions Club, we also had opening ceremonies with the Roselle American Legion Post 1084 color guard and the singing of the National Anthem by Daniella Crocco, the Roselle Chamber of Commerce & Industry ran the Bingo tent all weekend and co-sponsored the beer tent with the Lions Club, and all of the Taste of Roselle entertainment, both in the Civic Plaza and in the beer tent, was performed by non-paid volunteers. Thank you to everyone who made the Taste of Roselle successful for the 38th consecutive year!
It is in the Village Board’s Strategic Plan for 2018-2021 to engage in a long-term community visioning project. Please join us on November 6 at Lake Park High School West Campus to give input as to where you think the Roselle community should be over the next 30 years. Thank you to our partnering agencies for working on the Envision Roselle project with us: Lake Park High School District 108, Medinah School District 11, Roselle School District 12, Bloomingdale School District 13, Keeneyville Elementary School District 20, Roselle Public Library District, Roselle Park District, Medinah Park District, & Bloomingdale Park District. I am very much looking forward to the results of this project, and the action plan that will be presented to our community in March 2020. Please visit the Envision Roselle page for more information about this important initiative.
The development and redevelopment of properties to grow our tax base in Roselle remains a priority of the Village Board, and I am happy to report that developers are seeking us out and knocking on our doors here at Village Hall. A new 72-unit luxury apartment complex is currently being built just east of the Roselle Metra Station, with leasing expected to begin this winter. This development is in line with our Comprehensive Plan, which calls for higher density development in and around our Town Center. I am very hopeful that we will have more news to share about redevelopment efforts for our Town Center in the very near future.
One of the most important things that the Village Board does is to set a budget for the upcoming year. I invite you to our 2020 budget discussions in the Council Chambers at Village Hall on November 11 and November 25 to learn more about how we provide core services to our residents in a fiscally responsible manner. More information about our budget is available on the Village’s website.