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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Proposed House Bills to amend the Small Cell Wireless Facilities Deployment Act

Proposed House Bills for the 102nd Illinois General Assembly, introduced by Representative Deanne Mazzochi, to amend the Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act:

HB2561

HB2562

HB2563

HB2564

HB2565

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: February 11, 2021

President Gallagher Encourages Support for Senate Bill 41

President Alice Gallagher recently sent letters to the leaders of various municipal councils of government, encouraging them and their municipal members to support Senate Bill 41, sponsored by Senator Glowiak-Hilton, and its sister House Bill, sponsored b...

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: February 9, 2021

AT&T Permit Application - Project 700 1C 4T4R

Below are links to documents pertaining to AT&T's request to replace antenna equipment on the Village's Standpipe located near 300 48th Street and Garden Market. The Village has requested additional documentation and Information from...

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: February 9, 2021

Verizon Permit Application - LOC 187785

Below are links to documents pertaining to Verizon Wireless' request to replace antenna equipment on the Village's Standpipe located near 300 48th Street and Garden Market.. The Village has requested additional documentation and Informat...

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: February 9, 2021

Verizon Permit Application - LOC 165643

Below are links to documents pertaining to Verizon Wireless' request to replace antenna equipment on a cellular tower located near Birch Lane and adjacent to the Hinsdale Oasis. The Village has requested additional documentation and Information f...

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: September 15, 2020

T-Mobile Proposal to Replace Antenna Equipment on Standpipe

Updated 01/13/21

The Village has completed the review of the proposed equipment replacement request for cellular equipment located on the Village's standpipe at 300 48th Street. A permit for the equipment replacement has been approved by the Village under ...

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: December 7, 2020

Government Relations Update

Dan Shomon provides a government relations update with respect to 5G and other legislative matters. 

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: November 10, 2020

President Gallagher Signs Executive Order 2020-06

At the November 9 meeting, the Board of Trustees extended the Village's declaration of a state of emergency. Immediately following, President Gallagher signed Executive Order 2020-06, tolling the application and review period for small cell wireless permi...

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: November 6, 2020

Verizon response to letter from Attorney Michael Marrs

Verizon responded to the October 22, 2020 letter from Michael Marrs of Klein, Thorpe, and Jenkins. Read the response here

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: October 27, 2020

Tuesday Topics - Special Edition on 5G

President Gallagher has issued a special edition of her weekly Tuesday Topics newsletter, in response to concerns raised at the Board meeting on October 26, 2020.

You can read Tuesday Topics here.  

Watch the Board meeting video here.&...

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: October 20, 2020

EBI Consulting - Invitation to Comment Letter (Updated 12/10/20)

As noted during public meetings and in information posted on the Village website, permit submittals for small cell and/or 5G antennae are expected in the future. These permit applications are likely to be submitted by telecom providers or their consultant...

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: August 13, 2020

Rep. Mazzochi Announces 5G Bill

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This morning at the Tower Green, State Representative Deanne Mazzochi announced new legislation related to 5G wireless technology in suburban communities. House Bill 5818, the “Protect Me From 5G Act,” would establish greater control for local municipalit...
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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: August 12, 2020

AT&T Project Notification on Elevated Tower (Rev 11/06/20)

The Village received a response from AT&T, after President Gallagher’s email requesting further details about the planned replacement and upgrade of cellular equipment on the elevated tower at Spring Rock Park

Read the letter here: AT&T Response

Upd...

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Verizon Response: 3/30/20

A response to the letter issued from KTJ Law on behalf of Western Springs, Hinsdale, and Clarendon Hills, was received from Verizon on 3/30/20. 

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Verizon Letter + Response from KTJ Law (Rev 11/06/20)

A message from Village President Gallagher: 

Dear Residents,

While we are currently focused on ensuring the health and well-being of our residents, we wanted to update you on a development regarding 5G small cell wireless technology. Verizon repres...

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Additional Info... 5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Approved Resolutions and Ordinances related to Small Cell Wireless Deployment Act

The Village Board has approved three Resolutions/Ordinances related to Small Cell Wireless facilities in the Village at its March 16, 2020 Board Meeting. 

Resolution 20-2538 - Adopting Revised Design Standards.pdf

Resolution 20-2540 - Proposed Legi...

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Draft Amendments to the Small Cell Wireless Deployment Act

 The Village has developed a set of proposed amendments to the Small Cell Wireless Deployment Act. You can view the draft amendments here.

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: February 24, 2020

Draft Ordinance, Resolution and Guidelines Available Online

The following items have been added to the "Village Guidelines, Ordinances and Resolutions" section on the 5G page of the Village website (http://www.wsprings.com/5G), and can also be read by clicking on the links below: 

1. DRAFT Ordina...

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: February 12, 2020

J.U.L.I.E. Locates for Telephone Service Installation

The Village has received several of J.U.L.I.E. requests to mark underground facilities for "telephone services installation." The Village is making these requests available to the public.

Please note that the request to locate underground facilit...

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Additional Information Regarding JULIE 5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: February 3, 2020

Town Hall Meeting on 5G/Small Cell Technology

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As part of the Village’s ongoing efforts to share information with the community, there will be a Town Hall Meeting on 5G/Small Cell Wireless Technology on Thursday, February 13, from 7 - 9 pm, at Lyons Township High School South Campus Corral (4940 Willo...

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: January 31, 2020

Answers to questions raised at the January 27, 2020 Village of Western Springs Village Board Meeting

Does the fiber permit application submitted by Ledcor on behalf of MCI/Verizon trigger the 90 day review timeline required by Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act?

No, the fiber permit is not subject to the Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act. The...

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Online Form for Town Hall Questions 5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: January 30, 2020

Statement Regarding Inaccurate Information Circulating on Social Media

The Village has recently been made aware of mis-information circulating on social media pertaining to the January 27, 2020 Board Meeting and the recent release of additional FOIA documentation.

Comments on social media stated that the Village Board refused...

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: January 15, 2020

MCImetro Access Transmission Services - Permit Application #1 for Fiber Optic Cable Installation

** Updated 03/12/20: The Village’s response to the submitted permit has been provided back to LTS Mechanical. The response letter and plan sheets can be viewed below**

MCIMetro Access Transmission Services D/B/A Verizon Access Transmission Services has sub...

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Small Cell Wireless Technology 5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: January 15, 2020

ComED Permit Application: Work Task 16167192 - Pole Replacement and Approval

** Due to resident questions from the 01/13/20 Board meeting regarding ComED utility poles located in portions of Forest Hills, the Village is making the ComED permit application available for reference.**

** PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WORK DOES NOT RELATE TO A...

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: December 19, 2019

Crown Castle Permit Application #1 (withdrawn 1/8/20)

** THIS PERMIT APPLICATION WAS WITHDRAWN BY CROWN CASTLE FIBER LLC, AS OF 1/8/2020. **

Crown Castle Fiber LLC has submitted a permit application for the "Installation of a small wireless facility on an existing wood utility pole" within the Villa...

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Small Cell Wireless Technology 5G News and Permit Applications

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

March 2021 - Project Update

The Village is is currently working on temporary and permanent storm-water construction easements with IDOT. Once the IDOT process has been completed the Village anticipates moving forward with the finalization of Phase II Design in early 2021.

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Central Avenue Reconstruction

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Full Board Packet

The full board packet for the March 8th meeting is available on our website and can be viewed here.

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Community News
Posted on: December 1, 2020

Tuesday Topics, from President Gallagher

This week:  Upcoming elections, pothole repairs, styrofoam recycling, mortgage relief, and more ...

Read the current issue of Tuesday Topics.

Previous issues can be found here.

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Community News
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Report Potholes for Repair

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Residents are encouraged to report potholes to the Village by calling the Department of Municipal Services at 708-246-1800, ext. 200, or using the Village website (by clicking on the 'Service Request' icon on the homepage, shown here).&a...
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Community News
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Mortgage Assistance from Chicago Volunteer Legal Services

COVID-19 Mortgage Relief 

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS) provides free legal advice and representation to low-income families. Through the CARES Act, homeowners with federally-backed mortgages can put their loans into forbearance for six ...

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Community News
Posted on: February 2, 2021

Cook County Property Tax Bills - No Late Fee Through 5/3/21

The Office of the the Cook County Treasurer has announced that property owners have two extra months to pay their First
Installment Cook County property tax bills without a late fee, through May 3, 2021.

Read the press release here

Property owne...

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Community News
Posted on: January 4, 2021

Register for COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Online

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Cook County Government, Cook County Health and Cook County Department of Public Health are pleased to offer COVID-19 vaccines to those who living or working in Cook County. 

On this site you can sign up for COVID-19 updates, and information to sch...

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COVID-19 Community Vaccination Program Community News
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Pay Water Bills Online Using Green Pay

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Pay water bills online with Green Pay. With the Village's new online utility bill payment option, residents can receive water bills electronically, sign up for Auto Pay (ACH) from the bank, or pay with a credit or debit card (a $2.00 convenience fee appli...

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Green Pay Community News
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Street Parking During a Snow Event

In January 2020, the Village Board approved a change to on-street parking restrictions
during snow events. 

On-street parking is not permitted after a snowfall of 2inches or more. Public Works crews begin plowing streets when 2 inches ...

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Community News

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

New Smoke Detector Law in Illinois

A new law regarding smoke detectors has been passed in Illinois. The new law requires Illinois residents to replace their smoke detectors with the type that has a long-term, 10-year sealed battery.

By the end of 2022, single and multi-family homes that are...

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Illinois Fire Safety Alliance Fire & EMS

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Posted on: January 19, 2021

Tuesday Topics from President Gallagher

This week: Upcoming elections, pothole repairs, styrofoam recycling, mortgage relief, and more ...

Read the current issue of Tuesday Topics.

Previous issues can be found here. 

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From the Village President

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

ComED Vegetation Management: 55th Street

ComEd has informed the Village that it intends to perform vegetation management activities on distribution circuits on portions of 55th Street within the Village through the end of April. The vegetation management activities are a key component of ComEd&a...

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ComEd’s “Right Tree, Right Place” Program Municipal Services

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

March-May Activities Brochure Now Available!

BROCHURE MAR APR MAY 2021 COVER

March-May Activities Brochure now available!  Registration begins Monday, February 22nd.

Recreation

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

2021 Grand Avenue Improvements Project - First Public Meeting Recording

On September 9, 2020, the Village hosted a public meeting for residents of Grand Avenue (Linden Circle to Lawn Drive) to discuss the 2021 Grand Avenue Improvements project. The purpose of the meeting was to introduce improvements to the roadway and implem...

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Road Construction Projects

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Well #5 - March 2021 Update

Due to the severe weather in February, the completion of the final electrical work for Well #5 was partially delayed. The Village anticipates completing exterior electrical work during March with the expectation of Well #5 startup to occur in mid to late ...

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Well 5 Construction

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