What is the difference between a core service and an enhanced service?

The Village of Lombard is unwavering in its commitment to provide excellent core services to its residents and will continue to do so. These core services include public safety provided by Police and Fire Departments; road, sewer, and water maintenance from Public Works; building and code enforcement from Community Development, and responsible long-term financial planning from the Finance Department.

Enhanced services are those services that, which while still important, are more discretionary in nature and may be the product of historical service delivery, local policy and/or preference.

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1. Why is a bundled brush collection fee being implemented now (April 2019) after being free for so long?
2. What is the difference between a core service and an enhanced service?
3. Why was free bundled brush collection identified as an enhanced service?
4. What is the bundled brush collection fee?
5. Where can I purchase a yard waste sticker?
6. Will the Village require a yard waste sticker for brush collection after a storm event?
7. What are the restrictions for bundled brush collection?
8. If I don’t want to pay the fee, is there an alternative to bundled brush collection?
9. Why is there a budget deficit?
10. I pay taxes. Why don’t my tax dollars pay for this service?
11. What is the Village doing to help with the budget issues?