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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 12/03/20)

Linked below is a letter and supporting documents pertaining to EBI Consulting’s (on behalf of Verizon Wireless) request for village staff comments pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act only and not the local zoning r...

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

T-Mobile Request to Replace Antenna Equipment on Standpipe

Below are links to three documents pertaining to T-Mobile’s request to replace antenna equipment on the standpipe:

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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. 

Read it here.

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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

News Flash

Posted on: January 27, 2020

12/05/2019 Public Meeting Questions/Comments and Village Responses(Originally Published on1/27/2020)

Residents of Central Avenue and Elm Avenue met with Village staff on December 5, 2019 to discuss the preliminary design of the Central Avenue Reconstruction and Stormwater Improvements Project. The purpose of the meeting was to review the scope of the pro...

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Posted on: February 10, 2020

Central Avenue - Future Public Meeting (Originally Published on 2/10/2020)

At the December 5th public meeting, staff and residents discussed having a second public meeting in February. The second meeting was also referenced in the December 5, 2019 Summary and Response to All Written Comments. On January 27th, James J. Benes , th...

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Central Avenue - 1/27/2020 Board Meeting Update Central Avenue Reconstruction

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Posted on: December 1, 2020

Tuesday Topics, from President Gallagher

This week: Styrofoam recycling, WSBA holiday activities, Giving Tuesday, and more...

Read the current issue of Tuesday Topics.

Previous issues are available here.

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Community News
Posted on: November 25, 2020

WSPD Awarded Sixth Consecutive Reaccreditation from CALEA

The Western Springs Police Department is proud to announce its sixth consecutive reaccreditation award from the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). They were also recognized with a special award for their continuous commit...

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Community News
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Leaf Pickup Program Ends Next Week

*Update*: All leaves must be out by Sunday, November 29. Public Works staff will make one final pass through the Village during the first week of December.

Leaf pickup begins on Monday October 19 and runs through the first week of December. The Public Work...

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Community News
Posted on: November 23, 2020

LRS Holiday Schedule and 2021 Rates

During Christmas and New Year week, Friday collection will be delayed by one day. LRS will be collecting Christmas trees from the parkways between January 4 - 15. Read more about the holiday schedule, and how to ensure your tree is suitable for collection...

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Community News
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Holiday Light Recycling

Recycle holiday lights by placing strands of lights in the drop boxes at Village Hall, Village True Value Hardware, and Thomas Ford Library. Lights will be collected between November 20 - January 31, during business, hours, with face coverings required to...

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Community News
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Thomas ford Library Temporarily Closed

A message from the Thomas Ford Memorial Library: 

The Library is temporarily closed from November 23rd to December 7th.

 

Due to staff exposure to COVID-19 and out of an abundance of caution, the library will be closed to the public from 11...

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Community News
Posted on: November 11, 2020

Water Bills: bank payments require correct address

Whether you pay bills by mail or using bank paper payment transactions, please be sure to verify all bill payment addresses.  

 

Residents using their banks to pay their bills may have experienced a recent problem with water bill payments....

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Community News
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Changes to 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 no longer permitted after a snowfall of 2inches or more – a change from the previous measure of ...

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Community News
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Covid-19 Resurgence Mitigations for Suburban Cook County

Illinois public health officials announce increased restrictions for suburban Cook County, effective October 28. 

Read the press release here. 

Learn more at: www.wsprings.com/covid19

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Community News
Posted on: October 21, 2020

BNSF Railroad Bridge Project - Demolition of Existing Bridge

The BNSF railroad bridge project has moved into the next phase, and all trains are now operating on the shoo-fly structure. Demolition work to remove the existing bridge will begin as early as October 26. Work is anticipated to take place both during the ...

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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: November 24, 2020

Crime Alert - Vehicle Burglaries and Motor Vehicle Theft

The Western Springs Police Department is currently investigating three vehicle burglaries and a motor vehicle theft that occurred overnight. Camera footage of these incidents shows two male subjects of unknown race wearing hooded sweatshirts. These subjec...

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Law Enforcement Services

News Flash

Posted on: October 5, 2020

2020 Modified Pavement Condition Index Report is Now Available

The 2020 Modified Pavement Condition Index (MPCI) Report is now available at the link below. This year, the roadway database was migrated into the existing Western Springs ArcGIS database. The report is now available as a ArcGIS "story map", all...

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2020 Modified Pavement Condition Index Report Municipal Services

News Flash

Posted on: November 14, 2020

A Very Merry WS Recreation Christmas!

Christmas is right around the corner so check out our fun Christmas activities you can do remotely!  And the best gift of all - they are FREE as our gift to you!

Flyer and Letter to Santa... Recreation

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Posted on: November 11, 2020

2021 Grand Avenue Improvements Project - New Project Page and News Flash Category

A new project page for the 2021 Grand Avenue Roadway and Proposed Green Infrastructure improvements project has been created. The page describes the project, outlines proposed improvements and provides access to previous and future documents. Please use t...

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Grand Avenue Roadway Reconstruction Project Road Construction Projects
Posted on: November 6, 2020

2020 Clausen Avenue - West Lane is Now Open for Public use

The west lane of Clausen Avenue will be available for public use today. At this time, Clausen Avenue will also revert back to a two-way street. Please be advised that the following work still needs to be completed in 2020:

  • Restoration of Parkways (grading,...
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Road Construction Projects
Posted on: October 28, 2020

2020 Clausen Avenue - West Lane Poured and Curing

The pouring of the west lane of Clausen Avenue was completed this afternoon. The concrete roadway is currently curing and will continue to do so for 7-10 days before vehicular traffic can utilize it. Driving on the roadway before it reaches proper cure ti...

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Road Construction Projects
Posted on: October 13, 2020

2021 Grand Avenue Improvements Project - Second Public Meeting at Ridgewood Park

The Village identified Grand Avenue, Lawn Drive to Linden Circle, as a concrete reconstruction and green infrastructure improvements project for 2021. A second public meeting is scheduled for October 21st, from 5pm – 7pm on Grand Avenue in Ridge...

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Road Construction Projects
Posted on: October 8, 2020

2020 Clausen - West Lane Official Start Date/East Side Public Access (Updated 10/12/2020)

Update 10/12/2020: The contractor has postponed the start date of the west lane and the re-opening of the east lane until tomorrow, October 13, 2020, weather permitting. The delay was due to projected inclement weather and concrete testing results for the...

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Clausen Avenue On Street Parking Locations Road Construction Projects
Posted on: October 2, 2020

2020 Clausen Avenue - East Lane Completion and West Lane Start Date

The contractor is scheduled to complete the pouring of the east lane on Monday, weather permitting. The concrete pavement will remain closed to public use while the curing process takes place. Curing is a process that allows concrete to build in strength,...

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Road Construction Projects
Posted on: September 17, 2020

2020 Clausen Avenue - Official East Lane Start Date (9/21/2020)

The contractor is officially scheduled to begin the east lane reconstruction on September 21, 2020, weather permitting. Residents on the east side of Clausen should have vehicles removed from your driveway by 7:00am on September 21st. The contractor will ...

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2020 Clausen Project - On-Street Parking Locations Road Construction Projects
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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