Thursday, February 21, 2013
Nine things discussed at Tuesday's Elmhurst City Council meeting you may want to know about.
UPDATE: 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 The City of Elmhurst released an announcement Thursday evening stating that City Hall will, in fact, be an early-voting location for the April Consolidated Election. Previous information shared at the Tuesday, Feb. 19, City Council meeting is no longer valid. Information below has been updated to reflect the correct information. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Among other business, aldermen at the Feb. 19 City Council meeting: Let Patch save you time. Get more local stories like these delivered right to your inbox or smartphone with our free newsletter. Fast signup here. For a different take, like us on Facebook.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Take two: This more detailed look at the city's garbage contract with Allied Waste is intended to clear up some of the many questions residents had this week.
Editor's Note: An article on Elmhurst Patch Dec. 17 about the city's new refuse and recycling contract with Allied Waste generated myriad questions and concerns among residents. This followup is intended to clarify the city's stated reasons for the new contract, as well as provide answers from city officials about when and how it will roll out to residents. Please leave any additional questions in the comments and we'll do our best to get them answered for you. The city of Elmhurst's new contract with Allied Waste Services will mean changes for some residents, but those changes are expected to save homeowners money and encourage recycling, city officials say. The new contract will only feature garbage toters with wheels in either a 65-…
Monday, December 17, 2012
Some residents will have to get used to a new, larger can.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This article has been updated with comments from Elmhurst's Public Works Director Mike Hughes. Elmhurst residents will continue to see Allied Waste trucks on neighborhood streets three days per week, but those trucks will soon only be grabbing garbage from 65- and 95-gallon receptacles. The City Council on Monday approved keeping Allied as its refuse collector following a request for qualifications process that began last month. The $15 million contract with Allied includes an average of a 3.6 percent increase in the amount the city will be charged for service over five years. For 2013, costs will actually decrease from $2.95 to $2.8 million. What will change are the two types of containers residents will haul to the curb. …