March E-News from the City of Elmhurst
Dear Subscriber,

Thank you for subscribing to our weekly E-Newsletter. Here you will find some highlights on events and activities from the City.
EVERYONE COUNTS, ELMHURST!
Census 2020 is coming to your mailbox in March 2020! Participation is critical for your community. When you respond to the census, you help Elmhurst get its fair share of the more than $675 billion per year in federal funds spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works, and other vital programs. Federal funds, grants, and support to states, counties, and communities are based on population totals and breakdowns by sex, age, race, and other factors. The community benefits most when the census counts everyone.
ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE, MARCH 7
Elmhurst proudly presents its 24th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Saturday March 7th starting at noon. The parade will begin at the intersection of Wilson Street and Spring Roads and continue north on Spring Road in Elmhurst!
VEHICLE STICKERS ON SALE NOW
City vehicle stickers must be purchased and displayed by May 1st on all vehicles registered or garaged within City limits. Stickers are sold at a discount from March through April. Applications have been mailed to residents, and are available to download at elmhurst.org . Stickers can be purchased in person, online or by mail and should be displayed immediately. Money collected through the sale of vehicle stickers goes into the City’s General Fund and is used for roadway maintenance and construction. 
BIKE & PEDESTRIAN PLAN
The new City of Elmhurst Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan will guide the improvement of walking and biking in the community. It will determine where and how the City will create and improve infrastructure to make biking and walking safe, convenient and comfortable for all residents of Elmhurst. The website, bikewalkelmhurst.com , has been created to help keep the public informed and gather input for the plan.
MEET OZY!
The Elmhurst Police Department is proud to introduce its new K9, a 2 year old German Shepherd named Ozy. Officer Brandt Cappitelli and his K9 partner Ozy recently completed the Northern Michigan Police Canine training program and the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board State Canine Certification. Ozy assists police each day by tracking fleeing suspects, locating missing people, detecting drugs, finding crime scene evidence and protecting officers. Ozy is well-trained to obey his handler’s commands. Stay tuned for Ozy’s monthly announcements with crime prevention tips! 

WE HEAR YOU ELMHURST!

Each week on Elmhurst.org and the City of Elmhurst facebook page, we will feature a frequently asked question that we hear from our residents. We hope that you find this information useful and it provides facts on topics that may cause confusion.
FAQ OF THIS WEEK:
QUESTION:  How can I adopt a fire hydrant?
ANSWER:  The Elmhurst Fire Department is asking residents to adopt a fire hydrant near your home! It is vital for fire responders to quickly gain access to hydrants in order to extinguish a fire. By adopting a fire hydrant, you would be volunteering to clear all snow, grass/weeds and any debris from around the fire hydrant. You will also be asked to call Public Works if there is any damage or leaks. This is a free volunteer service and there are 2,400 hydrants looking to be adopted in Elmhurst.
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Thank you for your interest in our community.  If our office can be of assistance to you, please don't hesitate to contact us via  email   or by phone, (630) 530-3000.

Sincerely,

Jim Grabowski
City Manager
City of Elmhurst
630-530-3000 
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