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Darien Direct Connect June 1 2012

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Darien Receives Lowest Electric Rates in Illinois
Darien voters authorized the City to negotiate electric supply rates on the behalf of residents.  We are proud to announce our recent bid provides for the lowest rates in the State of Illinois, at 4.54 per kWh for two years, when compared with the current ComEd rate of 7.73 per kWh.  These savings would save the average resident approximately $250 per year, even as the ComEd rate drops to around 7.00 per kWh in June.  Residents began receiving notices in the mail on May8 from Direct Energy, allowing them to opt-out of the program if they so choose.  This is a legitimate mailing, and unless residents choose to opt out no further action is necessary.  Please contact Scott Coren at 630-353-8104 for additional information.

Water Rate Increase
On January 1st, the City of Chicago and the DuPage Water Commission increased the amount the City of Darien is charged for water we receive from Lake Michigan by 34%.  This is only the first year of four annual increases by the City of Chicago through 2015.  Because of the current and future increases, the water rate beginning with the May 1, 2012 billing will increase from $4.90 per thousand gallons to $5.90 per thousand gallons for residents with an additional $5.00 flat service fee, and from $5.88 per thousand gallons to $7.08 per thousand gallons for unincorporated customers with an additional $6.00 flat service fee.  Individuals can learn more about conserving drinking water atwww.preservingeverydrop.org.  If you would like more information please call City Administrator Bryon Vana at 630-353-8114.

Brush Pickup 2012
The City of Darien is pleased to offer Free Brush pickup for all residents within our boundaries.  Listed below is the remaining scheduled brush pickup for this summer.  If you have any questions please call City Hall at (630) 852-5000.

June        25 through 29
August     27 through 31
October   22 through 26

2012 Street Rehab
The City of Darien is beginning its street repaving project.  Our goal is to improve the streets while inconveniencing the residents as little as possible.  Residents living on these streets will receive flyers with information and timelines before the paving occurs. The Following streets are scheduled for construction the week of June 4th .  For more information please call Municipal Services at 630-353-8105.

ALDEN LANE BREWER TO BURGESS
ALLISON LANE CASS TO LIMIT
ANDERMANN LANE HAYENGA TO NANTUCKET
ARROW LANE PORTSMOUTH TO LIMIT
BAKER COURT ANDERMAN TO LIMIT
BANTRY COURT DARIEN CLUB TO LIMIT
BARRYMORE DRIVE BAILEY TO CAPRA
BURGESS LANE DROVER TO LIMIT
CLARE COURT DARIEN CLUB TO LIMIT
CLOVER COURT DARIEN CLUB TO LIMIT
COMSTOCK LANE WALNUT TO NANTUCKET
CRAMER LANE BREWER TO DROVER
DELL COURT 79TH TO LIMIT
DONEGAL DRIVE MEYERS WOOD PARK TO DONEGAL
HAYENGA LANE WALNUT TO ANDERMAN
IRISH COURT DARIEN CLUB RO LIMIT
MAPLE LANE RICHMOND TO CLARENDON HILLS
MAPLE LANE (CDS#1) MAPLE LANE TO LIMIT
MAPLE LANE (CDS#2) MAPLE LANE TO LIMIT
MARK DELAY SCHOOL WILMETTE TO LIMIT
PINE COURT GREENBRIAR TO LIMIT
ROBERT ROAD OLDFIELD TO DONEGAL
SANDALWOOD DRIVE BELLER TO WATER TOWER LN.
SHANNON COURT ROBERT ROAD TO LIMIT
SLEEPY HOLLOW LANE CASS TO ADAMS
STEWART DRIVE BAILY TO LIMIT
TAMARACK RICHMOND TO BEECHNUT
WATER TOWER LANE PEARSON TO SANDALWOOD



City Meeting and Committee Agendas
The following links will direct you to the City Meeting and Committee agendas and packet information on our website.  Stay informed on City issues and upcoming projects!
All Agendas:
http://www.darien.il.us/Government/Minutes/2012/MinutesOverview.html
City Council Meeting Agenda:http://www.darien.il.us/Government/Minutes/2012/Council/CityCouncilMinutesOverview.html
Watering Restrictions
Beginning May 15th through September 15th of each year the City of Darien restricts the watering of trees, gardens, lawns, shrubs, or other outdoor plants.  Residents may not water between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.  This helps to conserve water by preventing evaporation during the hottest part of the day.

Bicycle Riders Wanted for Independence Day Parade
The Darien Lions Club is looking for area boys & girls to decorate their bicycles and ride In this year's annual Fourth of July Parade.  This year's theme is "Honoring our Veterans". The bikes will be judged at 8:00 am before the parade.  Trophies will be awarded to the best decorated bikes. Those interested should contact Parade Chairman, Dennis Brier at 630-969-3412 or thebreiers@gmail.com

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