27W031 North Avenue
US Postage Spring 2010
West Chicago IL 60185 PAID
West Chicago IL
Permit No 68 Important Numbers:
General Information, Supervisor, Clerk- 630-231-7140
General Assistance Department- 630-231-7173
Supervisor Assessor- 630-231-8900
Road Department- 630-231-4923
April Murphy Senior Center- 630-231-7155
Assessor WAYS (Wayne/Wineld Area Youth/Family Services)- 630-231-7166
Michael E. Musson
Ken Spitz WAYS Summer Day Camp
Trustees Wayne Township and
Summer camp begins June 7 and runs through Au-
DuPage County Partner gust 20, 2010. The standard fee for WAYS’ Summer
Brandi Fike Ramundo in Recycling Event Camp is $65 per week with scholarships available.
Matt Zimmerman WAYS offers a Healthy Choice curriculum which
includes physical activity, education on nutrition, and
Wayne Township and DuPage County will be host-
exercises designed to promote healthy self-esteem and
ing a recycle event on Saturday June 5 from 9am until
decision-making skills. Field trips, guest speakers, and
1pm in the Wayne Township parking lot.
the WAYS Second Annual Olympics is also scheduled!
Please ﬁll out the survey below and return to: COM2 Recycling Solutions in Carol Stream will
Parents can sign up children by the week or for the
Wayne Township Survey • 27W031 North Ave • West Chicago, IL 60185 once again be on hand to recycle electronics free of
entire summer. Registration starts immediately.
1. Are you a resident of a □Municipality □Unincorporated? New to our recycle event is the inclusion of docu-
ment shredding, the recycling of: car and sump pump WAYS Job Club
2. Should the Township enter into an agreement with a full service, single company to provide garbage col- batteries, re extinguishers, propane tanks, keys, and
WAYS Job Club is an ongoing group for those who
lection for all residences in the unincorporated areas of the Township? □Yes □No scrap metal. We will also be collecting cell phones, eye
are looking for employment. By meeting with others, it
glasses, American ag, pet supplies, and working adult
provides emotional support and encouragement as well
3. Would you prefer to receive your newsle er electronically via E-mail? □Yes □No bicycles.
as the sharing of practical ideas. It also provides a way
Please call Cindy at 630-231-7140 for more infor- of networking. Job Club meets every Wednesday from
Please rate the following Township services, with 5 being the highest, or N/A if you have never used the ser- mation as to what will be accepted for recycling. Please 11am until noon facilitated by Ray McKinnis, MDiv.
vice. note we will not be accepting any hazardous waste nor The fee is $1.00 per meeting. For more information,
will we be accepting paint of any kind. call Ray at 630-231-7166 x131.
Senior Program: 1 2 3 4 5 N/A
General Assistance: 1 2 3 4 5 N/A
N/A C A LEN DA R
Pace Dial-A Ride program: 1 2 3 4 5 N/A MARCH APRIL MAY
Taxi Cab Coupon Program: 1 2 3 4 5 N/A 14 Daylight Savings 01 Board Meeting* 06 Board Meeting*
What services would you like to see provided by the Township? Time Begins 01 National Census Day 09 Mother’s Day SEE BACK
18 Board Meeting*
Budget Hearing 7pm
13 Annual Town Meeting
7:30pm Senior Center
Please rate your satisfaction with government in general, with 5 being the highest value.
Federal: 1 2 3 4 5
15 Board Meeting* Ofces and Senior
20 WAYS Annual Lun-
State: 1 2 3 4 5 cheon 11am SURVEY!!
County: 1 2 3 4 5
Village: 1 2 3 4 5
Township: 1 2 3 4 5
Check our website (www.waynetwp-il.org) for a full list of events, additional details and changes.
Do you believe Wayne Township has spent taxpayer dollars wisely? * Town Board Meetings begin at 7:30pm in the Board Room of the Township building.
□Strongly Agree □Agree □Disagree □Don’t Know ** Many Senior Center events require a fee and advance registration.
Wayne Township Newsletter Spring 2010
Update From the Supervisor Senior Center Notes from the Assessor General Assistance Help for those in need
Michael E. Musson, C.I.A.O.
The Wayne Township Job Fair was held, Monday October 19, Paula Eaton, Director • 630-231-7155 Juanita Martinez, Director • 630-231-7173 • M-F 9:00am - 2:00pm
Wayne Township Assessor
2009 from 10:00am until 2:00pm. The event was well attended by M-F 8:00am - 4:00pm 630-231-8900 • M-F 8:30am - 4:30pm The General Assistance Department offers a wide array of services to residents of Wayne Town-
both job seekers and employers. The Township was able to partner www.waynetownshipassessor.com ship. In addition to the basic needs programs, we also offer referrals to other agencies in our
It’s ofcial… Wayne Township Seniors is an award winning
with the Illinois Department of Employment Services. Thanks to the community that may offer additional assistance to our residents.
program! The end of 2009 was an exciting one for our Senior Center. 2009 Tax Bills
efforts of Bruce Olson, Business Services Representative from the
We received a lot of recognition for the exceptional program that it is. The 2009 tax bills, payable in 2010, will be FOOD PANTRY GRANTS
IDES, over 1800 individual who were seeking employment were At the T.O.I. (Township of Illinois) Awards Breakfast on November mailed by the DuPage County Treasurer in late The Wayne Township Food Pantry was awarded four grants in 2009 from the following organiza-
contacted by phone which created a turnout of well over 230 job 10, 2009 we received two awards! These awards were given out by April. The bills are payable in two installments,
seekers. tions: Rotary Club of Carol Stream ($2500), The Kara Foundation ($1500), West Chicago Lions
I.T.A.S.C.S.C. (Illinois Township Association of Senior Citizens Services on June 1st and September 1st. This year, the Trea- Club ($2000), McCormick Tribune Foundation ($1000). Your donations have made it possible
The Township would like to thank the employers who partici- Committee). These two beautiful wooden plaques were for; “Innovative surer has also implemented a new program that to ensure food accessibility to the growing number of families in need that we serve through our
pated. Those employers included: Aac, Allied Barton, Chase Card Senior Program Award” which was presented to “Wayne Township allows homeowners who pay their own real estate pantry. Thank you so much!
Services, Bartlett Police Department, Costco Wholesale, Country Seniors” and a “Senior Staff Member Award” which was presented to taxes (as opposed to those whose taxes are paid
with their mortgage payments) to prepay their HOLIDAY PROGRAM SUCCESS
Financial, FedEx Ground, Fifth Third Bank, Independent Stampin’ Paula Trigger. Then again on December 11, 2009 we received 2 more
awards at the Governor’s Conference in Chicago. This time we received taxes, and spread the payments out over several On behalf of our administration, staff and clients, we would like to thank all individuals and or-
Up! Demonstrator, Kinder Care Learning Center (West Chicago),
two awards from A.I.S.C. (Association of Illinois Senior Centers). They months. Payments may be made monthly, bi- ganizations who donated to our holiday programs. We really appreciated the way the community
Mary Kay Cosmetics, Reliv International, Super Target (Glendale monthly, quarterly or on any other schedule. Par-
were; “Outstanding Marketing and Website Design for 2009” and I was responded to the needs of their less fortunate neighbors. Your generosity allowed our department
Heights), United Stationers, Verizon Wireless, and WAYS (Wayne/ ticipants can also have their payments automati- to help more families in need than ever before!
Wineld Area Youth/Family Services). honored by the receipt of the “Outstanding Director of the Year for 2009”.
cally withdrawn from their bank accounts. The
These awards would not have been possible without the participation, CURRENT PROGRAMS
Secondly, every year Townships across the state of Illinois hold deadline to enroll in this program for the 2009
cooperation and unselsh generosity our all our great members. Energy Assistance- There is still time to apply for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance
their annual town meeting on the second Tuesday in April. We are tax bill is April 30, 2010. More information, and
no different and invite you to attend this very important meeting on This year we have a lot of fun and exciting things planned at the application forms, are available on the internet at Program (LIHEAP), which will end on May 30th (or sooner if funds are exhausted). Please
April 13, 2010, at 7:30pm. This meeting will be held in the Senior Center such as; Wii bowling, bingo, cards, parties, entertainment, http://www.dupageco.org/treasurer, or by calling call our ofce to nd out if you meet the guidelines to receive a one-time grant on your gas and
Center at the Township ofce located at 27W031 North Avenue in seminars, hearing screening, movies, books, puzzles and more. Some (630)407-5900. electric bills.
West Chicago. We encourage your attendance that evening to meet of our day trips include; lunches, casinos, sightseeing tours, cruises, 2010 Assessments Medical Assistance- This program is for people ages 19 - 64 who do not have access to any other
your Township Ofcials and to ask any questions you might have Broadway shows (Million Dollar Quartet & Billy Elliot), dinner theatre, As I have written in the past several newslet- type of medical coverage. Applications for Wayne Township residents are taken on Tuesdays by
regarding Township government. walking and more. Also this year we are planning a trip to Washington ters, overall assessments in Wayne Township will appointment only.
D.C. and a trip around Lake Michigan. New trips and activities are nally begin to fall in 2010. As I have also writ-
Lastly, for those interested in the nancial side of the Town- opening all the time so stop by and pick up one of our Senior Newsletters Food Assistance Programs- Residents of Wayne Township may visit our food pantry once a
ten, state law requires that assessment changes
ship, the Township has completed its work on the tax levy. The levy month for a food distribution to supplement your food needs. A variety of food items like cereal,
“Aging to Perfection” or go online to our website “www.waynetwp-il. each year be based on sales that occurred in the
that was passed represents only a modest increase in revenue for the snacks, canned and dry goods, frozen meats and pastries are available.
org” to get all the details. prior three years. The result is that assessments
Township. This modest increase will not cover the cost of increases change moderately, rather than suddenly, when Food Pantry Hours- Open Wednesdays from 10am to 2pm. Please bring a lease or utility bill
in expenses along with the expansion of our current programs. Come on and join the fun, the market increases or decreases. Therefore, al- as proof of address.
Paula Eaton, Director though the market has been declining for at least Express Stamps- A volunteer is available every Wednesday from 10am to 2pm to take applica-
two years, assessments have been slow to react. tions for food stamps. Bring social security numbers for everyone age 18 and older, income
In addition, many of the sales that have occurred information for the last 30 days, and know your monthly housing costs.
Wayne Township Supervisor were due to foreclosures. State law does not al-
TOI Awards Breakfast 2009 Clothes Closet- Used clothing and other household items are available free of charge. Dona-
Left to Right: Paula Trigger, low us to consider these sales when determining
assessments. tions of new or gently used clothing, shoes and miscellaneous items are needed. Please call for
Supervisor Tom Arends, Paula Eaton
donation drop-off times.
As I have explained in previous newsletters,
across-the-board assessment reductions will not Financial Assistance- Help is available to eligible households who are currently experiencing
WAYS corner cause taxes to go down because taxing bodies a nancial hardship and are facing a utility disconnection or a 5-day notice. Certain guidelines,
(schools, villages, and park/library/re districts) rules and restrictions apply for each program. Please call for additional information.
Wayne/Winﬁeld Area Youth/Family Services Senior Computer Classes- Fri. 10am, free to seniors.
usually maintain or increase their levies each year.
Patricia Gherardini, Director Senior Computer Club- Wed. & Fri. 11am UPCOMING PROJECTS
Tax rates increase as assessments decrease ensur-
Easter Basket Project- We are looking for dona-
630-231-7166 • www.ways4change.org Teen Club- Fri. 3pm - 5pm. ing that taxing bodies extract the same (or more)
tions of baskets, plastic Easter eggs, candy and cel-
Walking Club- Wed. 5:30pm tax dollars. The taxing districts must reduce their
To register or for more information, call WAYS intake at lophane paper to make baskets for the needy chil-
spending in order for taxes to go down.
630-231-7166. Registration required in advance for all services. dren who participate in our programs. If you would
Kohl’s gift cards- you get face value gift card and WAYS gets We expect to complete the 2010 assessments like to make a donation or sponsor a child, please
After School Program- Weekdays 3pm - 6pm. 5%program support. by August 2010. The 2010 assessments will be call for details. Donations should be dropped off no
Special Event Days- Offered 10am - 4pm (extended hours WAYS Annual Luncheon- Tue. April 20 11am Augustino’s in reduced by an equalization factor from the Super- later than March 26.
available) on March 22-April 2. Carol Stream. visor of Assessments. Individual property own-
ers will not receive assessment notices, unless Project Backpack- Please call for additional de-
Individual & Family Therapy in English and Spanish Donations needed- digital projector, laptop, youth craft supplies, improvements have been made to their properties, tails. Easter Basket Distribution 2009
Youth Tutoring- certied teachers le cabinet, paper shredder, wii games, kids movies, chair with Home Improvement Exemptions are expiring, or
arms, at screen monitors, white board unless their neighborhoods require reassessment My staff is also available to discuss assessments with property owners throughout the year.
Adult Anger- Mon. 8pm Certicate of completion.
beyond the equalization factor. The equalization If you receive solicitations from attorneys or agents offering to represent you in an assessment
Teen Anger- Tue. 6pm Help Wanted- Fax resume to 630-231-7180. Background check appeal, please call my ofce. It is typically not necessary for homeowners to pay for representa-
notice will be published in the Examiner News-
Parenting Classes- Mon. 8pm Certicate of completion. and drug screening apply. tion in appeal hearings.
papers, and property-owners will have 30 days to
Sliding-scale scholarships & “WAYS Bucks” apply to all the fees; insurance may also apply. le assessment appeals. As we get closer to completing the 2010 assessment process, we will post our estimated clos-
ing date on our website, as well as in the next Township newsletter.