E-Newsletter: October 8, 2021

DuPage County Health Department is preparing for the reopening of its Community Vaccination Clinic (CVC) on October 13, 2021, at the DuPage County Complex to administer COVID-19 booster shots to those eligible. 

COVID-19 Vaccine booster shots are available for the following Pfizer vaccine recipients who completed their initial series at least 6 months ago and are: 

Individuals newly seeking their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine can also receive their shots at the CVC. The Pfizer-BioNTech 2 dose series and the Johnson & Johnson one dose COVID-19 vaccines are available. Ages 12+ are eligible for initial doses. Anyone under 18 years old must have a parent or legal guardian accompany them. 

COVID-19 vaccines are by appointment only and advanced registration is required. 

Register for appointment notifications at: www.dupagehealth.org/covid19vaccine or call (630) 682-7400 if assistance is needed with registration (e.g., no internet or computer access, need language assistance, or have questions). 

Clinic hours are: 
Mondays and Wednesdays: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Fridays: 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Click here for more information. 
The City of Elmhurst will be making parking changes to the Central Business District (CDB). At the City Council Meeting held on October 5, 2021, the City Council approved a report presented by the Public Affairs and Safety Committee (PA&S). The Committee members met on several occasions to discuss parking alternatives for the CBD. A global review of the current parking status and anticipated future demand along with input from City Centre representatives and staff was taken into consideration. The approved changes reflect the City’s focus on turnover and availability of on-street parking spaces, the encouragement of longer customer visits to the downtown area by the use of parking structures, and ways to simplify the paid parking system. A detailed report of the PA&S recommendation can be found on the City’s website, Elmhurst.org
  • All spaces along streets currently subject to 3-hour time usage restriction will be changed to a 2-hour time usage restriction.
  • All spaces in parking structures currently subject to a 3-hour time usage restriction will be changed to a 4-hour time usage restriction.
  • The “Zone A” restriction will be eliminated. 
  • All current permit parking spaces on the first floor of the Adelaide parking structure will be changed to 4-hour customer only parking.
  • 11 part-time employee parking spaces will be added on the 3rd level of the Adelaide parking structure.
  • The current Elmhurst History Museum Only spaces (12) on the Crescent Court ring road will be changed to customer only parking. When needed for museum events, temporary signs may be posted to designate the spaces as parking for the museum only.
  • All permit and daily fee spaces in the Downtown parking system will be converted to Pay Parking (permit or daily fee) to simplify the paid parking system and provide more convenient shopper parking when needed. 
  • 3-hour surface lot spaces will not change.

All sign changes will be performed by City of Elmhurst employees starting on October 19, 2021. Throughout the transition parking will be enforced as signed. 
The full report to City Council on the CBD Parking changes can be viewed here: http://go.boarddocs.com/il/coe/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=C7ANCG5C358C .
For more information on parking in the CBD including parking permit applications, please visit https://www.elmhurst.org/561/Parking . 

Electronic Recycling Event

The City will host an Electronics Recycling event on October 23rd at the Public Works Facility (985 S Riverside Drive, Elmhurst) from 8 am until noon. This event is in cooperation with DuPage County. More information
Imagine a Day Without Water Campaign

Imagine a Day Without Water is a national education campaign that brings together diverse stakeholders to highlight how water is essential, invaluable, and in need of investment. This year, the day of action will take place on October 21, 2021.

No water to drink, or wash your hands with. No water to shower, flush the toilet, or do laundry. Hospitals would close without water. Firefighters couldn't put out fires and farmers couldn't water their crops. Disease would spread.

Many Americans take water for granted every day. But what would a day be like without water? Imagine a Day Without Water 2021 will be the seventh annual day to raise awareness and educate America about the value of water.

Sign the @ValueofWater 's online petitions so future generations never have to  #ImagineADayWithoutWater. #ValueWater 

Stay tune for daily "water value" social media posts during the week of October 21st!
Pumpkin Composting Event November 6th

Don't let your waste haunt you! When the Halloween season expires,
drop your pumpkins off for composting on Saturday, November 6th, 2021.

The event will take place at the City of Elmhurst Public Works Facility
at 985 S. Riverside Drive from 9-noon.

Free Fall Leaf Curb Pickup Dates!

Residents who wish to participate in the city's free leaf pick-up are asked to place leaves on the parkway in clearly marked garbage cans, cardboard boxes or Kraft paper bags on your regular collection day: November 3, 4, 5 and again on December 1, 2, 3.

Residents are reminded not to place leaves in plastic bags and not to mix leaves with other types of yard waste. Garbage cans and containers other than Kraft bags will be left on the parkway after the pick-up. Raking leaves, grass clippings or other debris into the street is prohibited by city ordinances. This practice may result in hazardous conditions for motorists and may clog inlets, preventing the flow of storm water into the city's storm sewer system.

Reminder! All yard waste pickup ends the week of December 3rd. 

Keep Your Leaves! Leaves make terrific mulch - instead of raking all of your leaves for the City's collection this year, pack them around your perennials and on your flowerbeds as insulation against the cold. If you have a vegetable garden, spread the leaves on top of it, then rototill them into the soil to enrich it for the next year’s crop. Leaves are also a valuable addition to a well-maintained compost pile.

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