Monday, November 9, 2015

City of Wilmington - 2015 Volunteer of the Year

Please assist us in recognizing outstanding volunteer service in Wilmington
by nominating a "Volunteer of the Year" for volunteer service during 2015
For further instructions & to download the nomination form,visit www.wilmington-il.com

Friday, November 6, 2015



Leaf Vac Update

The leaf vac is currently operating on the south side of Main, Joliet & Kankakee Streets. Next week the crew will be in the Brookside neighborhood and heading south into the School Meadows subdivision.

For more information about this program, please contact the Public Works Department at 815-476-3104.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Wilmington Police Department Open House

After 34 years, we have moved! Come and see your NEW Police facility on Saturday, November 7th from 10:00am until 1:00pm. See the state of the art facility from behind the scenes! We will also be recruiting for our new Explorer Police Cadet program.
129 Robert Weidling Dr. (across from City Hall)

City Council Meeting 11-3-2015

Friday, March 20, 2015

Bridge Repair project on IL 53 over the Kankakee River

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 9, 2015
Bridge Repair project on IL 53 over the Kankakee River
CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a bridge repair project will occur along IL 53 over the Kankakee River in Wilmington starting, weather permitting, March 15.
In order to complete the work, traffic will be reduced to one lane, with alternating traffic directions controlled by temporary traffic signals. Work will involve repairing sections of the existing bridge deck and placing a new latex concrete overlay on the bridge deck, which provides a better riding surface on the bridge. IDOT had postponed repair work to this structure until work on I-55 over the Des Plaines River was completed in 2014. The work is expected to be completed, weather permitting, by Sept. 1, 2015.
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
Find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1 athttp://goo.gl/upgvZu. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available atwww.travelmidwest.com.
This area is designed to provides IDOT’s target audiences with our story, past, current, and our vision for tomorrow, as well as provide information on employment and training opportunities and how to stay connected and get involved with transportation efforts near you.
IDOT.ILLINOIS.GOV

Request for Proposals for Lawn & Maintenance Services

Notice to Bidders - Request for Proposals for Lawn & Maintenance Services
The City of Wilmington will receive sealed proposals from experienced vendors who specialize in lawn & maintenance services.
Proposal documents may be obtained from Wilmington City Hall or click on the link
WILMINGTON-IL.COM

A Long Range Transportation Plan for Fast Growing Will County


Regional projections show the County's population growing from approximately 680,000 to more than 1.2 million by the year 2040, adding over 520,000 residents and over 241,000 jobs! To help us understand what this means for our multimodal transportation network over the next 25 years, the Will County Division of Transportation (DOT) is updating its current Long Range Transportation Plan and kicking off an initiative called "Will Connects 2040".
Will Connects 2040 will serve as our roadmap for transportation that will guide investments for everyone who lives, works, and plays here. The County has made significant investments in its multimodal infrastructure, which must not only be maintained, but also strategically enhanced to accommodate residents and businesses. To foster the continued prosperity of residents and businesses and the high quality of life we enjoy here, we are proactively planning for growth by establishing a strategic direction and setting priorities for future transportation investments through Will Connects 2040.
Key Activities for Will Connects 2040 Project
Evaluate the transportation system in light of forecasted population and employment growth through 2040.
Identify transportation trends, issues, and challenges facing the County.
Establish a strategic direction and priorities for transportation project investments and ways to track progress.
Assess a range of alternative future scenarios to understand impacts to the transportation system and how to address them.
Conduct a financial analysis and ultimately recommend a set of future multimodal investments.
We Want You To Weigh In!
Starting this January, Will County DOT launched an online community engagement tool on its project website, www.WillConnects2040.org, to gather input early in the planning process. Residents, business owners, transportation users and the general public are invited to weigh in on issues, needs, and priorities for Will County's transportation system. Your input will have a direct effect in shaping the future of transportation initiatives across the County.
Take Will County's transportation survey at www.WillConnects2040.org and share this flyer or survey information with your friends, neighbors, and colleagues!
Survey closes April 9, 2015.
Help shape Will County's Transportation Plan! Join us at an upcoming Open House!
April 28th, 4-7PM
Joliet Junior College
1215 Houbolt Road
Concourse C*1031
Joliet, IL
April 29th, 4-7PM 
Wilmington City Hall
Council Chambers 
1165 S. Water Street
Wilmington, IL
May 5th, 4-7PM 
New Lenox Village Hall
Community Room 
1 Veterans Parkway
New Lenox, IL
May 12th, 4-7PM 
Governors State University
Hall of Honors 
One University Parkway
University Park, IL
Everyday our residents and businesses depend on our transportation network to move people and goods, safely and effectively. We encourage you to stay involved in this important planning process! Attend an Open House! Visit the project website, and take our survey! Join our database so we can send you updates!

City wide spring clean up is May 14, 2015

City of Wilmington Residents:
The city wide spring clean up is May 14, 2015. All items must be placed curbside by 6:00 a.m. for Waste Management pickup.
Items to be picked up include: couches, chairs, tables, mattress, white goods (i.e. ranges, washers, dryers, appliances with Freon, water heaters), automobile tires (limit of 4 - no rims), carpet and padding (all carpet & padding must be cut into 4-foot lengths, rolled and secured with tape or sting not to exceed 50 lbs).
No pick-up for building materials, fencing, large car parts, engine oil, and yard waste. To make special arrangements for pick up of these items call Waste Management directly at 1-800-796-9696.
As of January 1, 2012, the following electronic devices have been banned from landfills: televisions, computers, printers, electronic keyboards, facsimile machines, videocassette recorders, portable digital music players, digital video disk players and video game consoles, small scale servers, scanners, electronic mice, digital converter boxes, cable television receivers, satellite receivers, and digital video disc recorders. Will County offers free disposal for these items at various drop locations throughout the County. A list of these sites with hours of operation can be found atwww.willcountygreen.com. For home pick up residents can also contact Vintage Tech Recyclers directly at 1-866-631-1707 or by email at willcounty@vintagetechrecyclers.ccm.
Anyone hauling items into the City will be considered dumping and will be fined.
For further information regarding spring clean-up, please contact Waste Management at 1-800-796-9696.

Yard waste pickup resumes for the season on April 2, 2015.

City of Wilmington Residents,
Yard waste pickup by Waste Management resumes for the season on April 2, 2015.
Yard waste such as grass clippings, leaves and tree branches will be collected on a weekly basis the same day as your regular pickup.
Yard waste must be placed in kraft paper bags, which can be purchased at local retail stores.
96-gallon yard waste carts are available for rent from Waste Management for $48.00 per year by contacting the Customer Service Center at 1-800-796-9696.
Brush and branches MUST be cut into 4-foot lengths and bundled with string or twine. Each bundle must not exceed 50 lbs. Unbundled brush will not be collected. Whole tress and limbs greater than 4 inches in diameter and stumps are not included in this weekly pickup. Please note that sod, whole trees, and dirt are not part of the weekly yard waste program.
The yard waste program runs until November 27, 2015. For more information, please visit www.wm.com.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Candidate Forum

Voters can ask the Wilmington candidates

 

The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a candidate forum for Thursday, March 19, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Wilmington City Hall, 1165 S. Water St.
The public is invited to pose questions to the candidates running for Wilmington City Council, the School District 209-U Board of Education and Island City Park Board.
Voters who have concerns on, say, local government spending, the future of the school district, direction of the park district, can ask questions in written form to the candidates who hope to take office.

After brief introductions by each candidate, the forum will entertain questions from the public. Questions can be written on a 3x5 index card and presented when the doors open at 6 p.m., up until the 6:30 p.m. start, or emailed to Chamber president Wes Smith at wsmith@wilmingtonilchamber.org

City Council Meeting 3-3-2015

Thursday, November 20, 2014

City Hall Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday


Waste Management will end its collection of yard waste materials for 2014

City of Wilmington Residents,

Waste Management will end its collection of yard waste materials (i.e. trimmed branches, shrubbery, leaves, grass clippings) for the 2014 season on November 28th. Yard waste is collected by Waste Management once per week on the same day as the refuse collection. All yard waste items placed out for collection by residents must be at the curb by 6:00 a.m.

Yard waste materials can be placed in “Kraft” paper bags designed and sold specifically for the collection and disposal of yard waste. Waste Management has available for rent or purchase 96-gallon carts to homeowners for the purpose of disposing of yard waste. If you would like obtain a yard waste cart please contact Waste Management directly at 1-800-796-9696.

Branches and brush must be bundled and tied with string or twine (not wire). Branches must be cut into lengths of 4 feet or less, and each branch should be no larger than 4 inches in diameter. Each bundle must not weigh more than 50 pounds.

This collection will resume on April 2, 2015.

City Council Meeting 11-18 -2014


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Business Showcase Member Is... Absolute Home Care Plus

Business & City marketing local businesses as partners working together 

to promote local commerce.








This is a program working with the City of Wilmington to showcase new and existing Chamber members at the City Council meetings.




Business Showcase Member for Tuesday November 18th 
City Council Meeting Is...Absolute Home Care Plus



For more information visit: City of Wilmington

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Trick Or Treat Hours


Curbside leaf vacuum service

City of Wilmington Residents, 

The City of Wilmington curbside leaf vacuum service is currently being delayed due to do equipment failure. Once the Public Works Department has fixed the leaf vac vehicle it will be back on the streets. To find out more information on the leaf vacuum services call the Wilmington Public Works Department at 815-476-3104.

During this time, please take advantage of the lawn waste services provided by Waste Management. Leaves along with all yard waste materials can be placed in “Kraft” paper bags designed and sold specifically for the collection and disposal of yard waste. Waste Management has available for rent or purchase 96-gallon carts to homeowners for the purpose of disposing of yard waste. If you would like obtain a yard waste cart please contact Waste Management directly at 1-800-796-9696.

Waste Management will end its collection of yard waste materials (i.e. trimmed branches, shrubbery, leaves, grass clippings) for the 2014 season on November 28th. Yard waste is collected by Waste Management once per week on the same day as the refuse collection. All yard waste items placed out for collection by residents must be at the curb by 6:00 a.m.

Branches and brush must be bundled and tied with string or twine (not wire). Branches must be cut into lengths of 4 feet or less, and each branch should be no larger than 4 inches in diameter. Each bundle must not weigh more than 50 pounds.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Political Signs

City of Wilmington Residents and Business Owners:
It’s election season, and political signs are popping up everywhere. All political signage must adhere to the following regulations:
• Location - Signs cannot be placed on any property without the consent of the current legal property owner. Signs cannot be placed on public rights-of-way. 
• Setback - Signs shall be setback at least twenty-five (25) feet from the edge of pavement of any adjacent street.
• Size – Sign cannot exceed 16 square feet.
• Display Period - There is no limit on the display period for political signs to the extent provided by 65 ILCS 5/11-13-1.
• Number of Signs - There is no limit on the number of political signs that can be displayed.
The City will remove any signs that are illegal or deemed to create safety concerns for pedestrians or motorists.
Please call 815-476-2811 to make a complaint regarding signs in the right-of-way.

Resident Information


Leaf and Yard Waste


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Nominating petitions


News Release ~ For Immediate Release


Nominating petitions and all necessary forms, including signature requirements, will be available for pick up at Wilmington City Hall, 1165 S. Water Street from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. beginning September 23, 2014 for candidates who would like to circulate petitions for the April 7, 2015 Consolidated Election.

The following offices for the City of Wilmington will be nominated for election:

One (1) First Ward Alderman – 4 year unexpired term
One (1) Second Ward Alderman – 4 year unexpired term
One (1) Third Ward Alderman – 4 year unexpired term
One (1) Fourth Ward Alderman – 4 year unexpired term
One (1) Fourth Ward Alderman – 2 year unexpired term

The first day to file a petition is December 15, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. The last day for filing is December 22, 2014 until 5:00 p.m.

It is extremely important that prospective candidates learn about the qualifications and requirements for a particular office, gather enough valid signatures and correctly submit the necessary paperwork so they are not taken off the ballot. Many potential candidates are not always familiar with the process and make mistakes that jeopardize their candidacies. The candidate’s guide is available on the Illinois State Board of Elections website at: www.elections.state.il.us.

If you need further information, please contact me directly at jziller@wilmington-il.com or 815-476-2175 ext 228.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Back to School Fair


Michelin breaks ground at RidgePort



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7/29/2014 10:10:00 PM
Michelin breaks ground at RidgePort
Expect vertical development this summer

Pam Monson
Editor
THE WILMINGTON CONNECTION — representatives of the city and township of Wilmington celebrated the groundbreaking of the Michelin distribution facility last Wednesday, including (from left) Attorney Scott Nemanich, partner in Hinshaw and Culbertson LLC, Wilmington Township road commissioner Bill Weidling, Fire Chief Tim Zlomie, city engineer Colby Zemaitis, ESDA director Dennis Housman, Fourth Ward Alderman Steve Evans, Police Chief Darin Plotts, Fire district trustee John Cairns, Ridge Development CEO Jim Martell, city administrator Tony Graff and Mayor Marty Orr. The Michelin project will go vertical this year, and be completed next summer.
THE WILMINGTON CONNECTION — representatives of the city and township of Wilmington celebrated the groundbreaking of the Michelin distribution facility last Wednesday, including (from left) Attorney Scott Nemanich, partner in Hinshaw and Culbertson LLC, Wilmington Township road commissioner Bill Weidling, Fire Chief Tim Zlomie, city engineer Colby Zemaitis, ESDA director Dennis Housman, Fourth Ward Alderman Steve Evans, Police Chief Darin Plotts, Fire district trustee John Cairns, Ridge Development CEO Jim Martell, city administrator Tony Graff and Mayor Marty Orr. The Michelin project will go vertical this year, and be completed next summer.




The second tenant in the RidgePort Logistics Center broke ground on a 1.7-million square foot
facility last week, which will create over 200 construction jobs and as many new employment
 opportunities.

Michelin is expanding its distribution operation in Illinois with a state-of-the-art facility at the
 logistics center on the west side of Interstate 55 at Lorenzo Road. It will be moving out of a
 facility in Monee that is too small and not expandable.

Jim Martell, CEO of Ridge Development, the developer of the RidgePort Logistics Center in
Wilmington, said the site's location alongside I-55 and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad
 line was a tremendous differentiating factor for his company to become involved in the project.

"To be able to have rail service, to be able to have the infrastructure of I-55, and now the
 potential of the Illiana Expressway really, really enhances this part of metropolitan Chicago,
Will County and the city of Wilmington," Martell said.

Mayor Marty Orr would like to think Michelin selected the Wilmington site because of how the
city did business with the company, one of the largest tire manufacturers in the world; but he
 knows there was more to it.

"I think it was a combination of things; the location by I-55 and the Burlington Northern; the
 diverse market for the jobs they were seeking in Will County, and in a small way, the city of
 Wilmington and the economic incentive packages we offer this type of business to come into
Wilmington."


The Michelin project will create 200 permanent jobs, which makes the company eligible to
 receive more than
 $2 million in sales tax exemptions and $126,000 in job training grants from the state. Michelin
will have to retrain 100 of the Monee workers for positions in Wilmington to tap some of those
 incentives.

"There are a lot of blue collar people in our community, so we're excited to bring any type of
 job creation that allows them to work close to home, so they don't have to travel," Orr said.
The mayor expects those new jobs will offer pay in the $15 range.

The Wilmington City Council also approved nearly $400,000 in utility tax breaks and will abate
 some of the facility's property taxes.

"The project is a big first step in the actual development of RidgePort," commented Orr.
"To have not only a large distribution facility, but a company that's as reputable as Michelin
 to choose the city of Wilmington over other areas in Illinois and adjoining states ... I think it's a
 great step."

Ledcor Construction Inc. is the general contractor. Peter Gasparini, regional manager for Ledcor,
 said the project affectionately code named Project Lego will be a 40-acre building built on
 90 acres of land. By the time it's complete, Ledcor and its subcontractors will have installed over
1,200 insulated pre-cast panels totaling more than 435,000 square feet of pre-cast. With the
 installation of 5,700 joists, columns and beams, Ledcor will have erected nearly 7,000 tons of
steel; delivered, fabricated and erected on site. Safety will be ensured by 18,000 sprinkler
heads and over 1.5 million gallons of fire protection water supply stored on site.

Michelin's confidence in the RidgePort project, as well as more than $8 million in infrastructure
 work already completed at the logistics center, is expected to generate more interest in the
location. Mayor Orr believes the city could attract some light manufacturing businesses as
well as warehouses - there are a lot of acres for diversity, he said.

Gasparini said the project will go vertical this year. Michelin is expected to take possession in
 summer 2015.

Martell also used the groundbreaking ceremony to explain that Graaskamp Boulevard, the main
 thoroughfare into the logistics center, was named after Dr. James "the Chief" Graaskamp,
 professor of Real Estate at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, who is nationally
renown for his real estate savvy and for starting the number one real estate education
program in the country.

The logistics center's first tenant, McKay TransCold, opened its facility along the rail line in May.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Local State Rep. brings constituent service resources to area communities

John Anthony

Anthony announces Traveling Office Hours


State Rep. John Anthony (R-Morris) has announced upcoming traveling office hours to serve residents of Kendall, Grundy, LaSalle and Will Counties at convenient locations in their communities.
A representative from Rep. Anthony’s office will be present at each location to meet with constituents and address questions or concerns related to legislation and state government. The traveling office hours will be visiting the communities of Wilmington, Diamond, Seneca, Mazon, Minooka and Plano.
“This is a good opportunity for residents to meet with our staff and discuss issues of concern to local families,” Rep. Anthony said.  “Traveling office hours are a great way for us to hear from constituents face-to-face and share how our office can help answer questions and offer valuable state resources.”
The schedule for Rep. Anthony’s Traveling Office Hours is as follows:
Tuesday, July 29
Wilmington City Hall – Council Chambers Room                 
1165 S Water Street
TIME: 9:30-11:30am                                                                                       
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Diamond Village Hall
1750 Main Street
TIME: 12:30-2:30pm
Thursday, July 31
Seneca Village Hall                                                                                          
340 N Cash Street
TIME: 9:30-11:30am
__________________
                                                                                 
Mazon State Bank
606 Depot Street
TIME: 12:30-2:30pm

Wednesday, August 6
Minooka Village Hall – Community Room                                             
121 McEvilly Road
TIME: 9:30-11:30am
___________________
                                                                                  
Plano Public Library
15 W North Street
TIME: 1:00-3:00pm

Constituents are also welcome to call and make an appointment to meet at Rep. Anthony’s District Office located at 3605 N. State Route 47, Suite F in Morris. For questions or more information, please call Rep. Anthony’s office at (815) 416-1475.
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