Spring in Lombard
The Pride Newsletter is mailed to every household in Lombard and includes information on popular spring time questions and topics. The Spring 2018 version is available online at www.villageoflombard.org/pride.
- The Village of Lombard is encouraging residents to connect on social media, as part of Illinois' Severe Weather Preparedness Week, March 4 - 10. If a severe storm or weather event impacts Lombard, the Village will communicate important information on www.villageoflombard.org, facebook and twitter, and via our weekly e-mail newsletter list. Connect
- Visit Ready.Gov for information on Storm Preparedness
- Did you know that outdoor weather sirens are not intended to be heard indoors? The sirens are designed to alert people who are outside and who might be away from media sources, of severe weather conditions and to take shelter immediately. Learn more about the Village of Lombard's Outdoor Warning Siren System.
- Construction Project Pages: Find out details about specific 2018 construction projects, news updates and access Public Work's interactive comprehensive Construction Map.
Outdoor Clean Up Activities
- Pride Clean Up: Saturday April 28, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
This annual tradition is meant to beautify the Village of Lombard in preparation for Lilac Time. Groups or individuals can volunteer to pic up trash, or to remove invasive buck thorn from a section of the Illinois Prairie Path or Great Western Trail by contacting email@example.com.
- DuPage River Sweep: Saturday, May 19, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Volunteers from Lombard and Glen Ellyn will remove trash along the banks of the East Branch of the DuPage River at Churchill Woods Forest Preserve on St. Charles Rd, just west of I-355. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (630)620-5740 for more information.
Community Events and Lilac Time
- Find upcoming community events and Village Meetings on our Village Calendar.
- Lombard's Lilac Time officially begins on May 4, 2018, and attend the crowning of the Lilac Queen during a ceremony on May 5 in Lilacia Park. The festival includes two full weeks of events including family fun in Lilacia Park, concerts, the Art and Craft Fair, tours with the Historical Society and so much more! The festival ends on Sunday, May 20, with the Lilac Time Parade down Main Street. Visit www.lombardlilactime.com for a complete list of events!
Preparing for April ShowersSpring weather in the Midwest can bring a lot of rain to your property. Are you prepared? Find out more in the resources below.
Your Home and Garden Projects
Public Works: Spring Time Projects Beyond Construction
In addition to construction projects,spring time also means spring cleaning! Here is how your Public Works Department is hard at work for you:
Public Works - Streets and Electrical:
- Removing snow plows and salt spreaders from trucks and storing them for the summer.
- Putting tailgates and tarps on the trucks, and setting up equipment to prepare for paving and patching operations.
- Installing the fountain in the pond by Village Hall.
- Sweeping up winter debris and spring buds falling from trees.
- Build and install mailboxes that were damaged during winter plowing.
Public Works - Forestry:Public Works - Underground:
- The Forestry Division is responsible for maintaining approximately 17,000 parkway trees and does two tree plantings per year (spring & fall).
- Forestry staff will be mulching those trees as well as several others for which we have received requests. Parkway restoration contractor has already begun restoring stumps which were ground late in the fall. Village staff will begin grinding stumps left over at the end of last Fall.
- Forestry staff will shift from cyclic pruning into service request trimming and Village mowing begins early April.
- Catch basins are cleared by Village Staff to help with storm water drainage and to help keep storm lines clear. Catch basins that need repair are fixed before summer patching takes place.
- Fire Hydrant flushing and testing ensures proper operation by helping us to locate problem fire hydrants and low flow areas. Fire hydrant repair or replacement.
- Retention/Detention pond out fall cleanup. This is the cleaning and clearing of Village owned pond out falls and restrictors to ensure proper operation during the spring rain season.