June 2017 Issue
June 2017 Issue
DMMC Springfield Drive Down a Success 

The Conference held its annual Springfield Drive Down on April 25 and 26. During the Drive Down, a dedicated group of members lobbied legislators at the Capitol on topics of importance to municipalities and their residents, including the state budget, protecting local revenue, the potential impacts of property tax freeze legislation, and protecting local regulation of deployment of wireless infrastructure. Members met with a number of officials and legislators during their time at the Capitol, were provided with the opportunity to hear presentations by Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti and Treasurer Michael Frerichs, and participated in the Conference's Springfield Legislative Reception and Dinner, which was well-attended by legislators.
The Conference thanks all who took time out of their busy schedules to meet with the Conference during the Drive Down, including Governor Bruce Rauner, Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti, State Treasurer Michael Frerichs, House Republican Leader Jim Durkin, Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno, Representatives Steven Andersson, Patti Bellock, Peter Breen, Deb Conroy, Barbara Flynn Currie, Mary Flowers, Mike Fortner, Jeanne Ives, Emily McAsey, Michelle Mussman, David Olsen, Robert Rita, Kathleen Willis, Christine Winger, Grant Wehrli, and Chris Welch, and Senators Pam Althoff, Cristina Castro, Michael Connelly, Tom Cullerton, Terry Link, Laura Murphy, Chris Nybo, and Jim Oberweis.
Special thanks to Comcast for sponsoring the reception during this year's Drive Down. 
2017 Annual Dinner and Recognition Ceremony

On May 19, though the rain fell and the winds howled, over 120 members, Corporate Partners, and guests enjoyed a beautiful evening for the DMMC 2017 Annual Dinner and Recognition Ceremony at the Medinah Shrine Center in Addison. During the induction ceremony, outgoing President and Warrenville Mayor David Brummel thanked the 2016-2017 Board of Directors for their hard work and dedication. He then passed the gavel to Addison Mayor Richard Veenstra who enthusiastically welcomed the 2017-2018 Board of Directors. Mayor Veenstra assumed the Conference presidency on June 1, 2017, assisted by Vice President Nunzio Pulice, Mayor of Wood Dale.
The Conference sincerely thanks our Presidential Event Sponsor, Comcast, our Executive Event Sponsor, Robinson Engineering, Ltd., and our Golden Event Sponsors, Civiltech Engineering and Illinois American Water. Thank you to everyone who attended the event, especially State Treasurer Michael Frerichs who briefly spoke before dinner.
Thank You and Best Wishes to Lisle Mayor Joseph Broda   
Mayor Joseph Broda has been a valued member of the Conference, generously contributing his time, talents, and expertise. He has served the Conference as President and Vice President, Director and member of the Legislative Committee, and member of the Intergovernmental/Planning Committee, and has participated in numerous Mayors Only Coffees and Springfield Drive Downs.
Mayor Broda has devoted 31 years to serving the Village of Lisle, the past 16 as mayor. Mayor Broda has tirelessly served the municipalities of the region and the State of Illinois as Vice President and Executive Board member of the Illinois Municipal League and Executive Committee member of DuPage Public Safety Communications (DU-COMM).
We thank Mayor Broda for his extraodinary service and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.
Thank You and Best Wishes to Burr Ridge Village Administrator Steve Stricker  
After 27 years of serving the Village and the Conference, Steve is "going fishing".  His absence will not go unnoticed. Steve could always be counted on to  contribute invaluable support and expertise to better the Conference and municipalities of the region. Steve has been a member of the Board of Directors; Director, Deputy Director, and member of the Budget and Operations Committee; Director, Deputy Director, and member of the Regulatory Issues Committee; member of the Intergovernmental Relations Committee; member of the Legislative Committee; Director and member of the Water Conveyance Task Force; and Director of the Grade Crossing Task Force. He has also been an active  participant in numerous Springfield Drive Downs.

Regionally, Steve has served as Chair of the Northern Illinois Natural Gas Franchise Consortium; member of the Community Development Commission; President of the Illinois Association of Municipal Management Assistants; member of the Illinois City Management Association Board of Directors; member of the Intergovernmental Personnel Benefit Cooperative Board of Directors and Executive Board; and member of the International City/County Management Association. His significant involvement with the Intergovernmental Risk Management Agency has included serving as Chair and Treasurer of the Agency, as well as Chair of the Agency's Ad-Hoc Committee on Alternative Underwriting and Finance Committee and member of the Policies and Procedures Committee and Fire Chiefs Sub-Committee.

We thank Steve for his vast, instrumental contributions to the Conference and to the region.  We wish Steve all the best in his retirement. 
Transit Oriented Development Workshop

On April 10, the Conference hosted a workshop on Transit Oriented Development (TOD). The workshop provided examples and resources for TOD in DuPage County. Presenters included Lynnette McRae and Kendra Freeman, Managers for the Metropolitan Planning Council; Than Werner, Planning and Zoning Administrator for the City of Elmhurst; Sean O'Gorman, Jr., Project Architect for FitzGerald Associates Architects; Kristen Andersen, Principal Planner for Metra Commuter Rail; and Colin Murphy, Researcher for Shared-Use Mobility Center.
For more information on TOD and the workshop, click here.
DMMC 2017 STP Workshop

The call for FY 2018 - 2023 Surface Transportation Program (STP) project proposals is fast approaching!

Whether you're new to the STP or a seasoned professional, the workshop aims to provide useful information to help you successfully utilize the STP program.  This workshop will provide project sponsors with information for using DuPage Council STP funds. Attendance is voluntary. Staff from IDOT, CMAP, and the Conference will be on hand to discuss their organizations' roles in the STP process and to answer any questions. Eligible local transportation projects include sidewalks, bikeways, traffic signal improvements, road reconstructions and resurfacings, and many others. 
When: Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Conference Office, 1220 Oak Brook Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523
For more information on the workshop agenda and cost, click here.
Click here to register.
DMMC 2017 Golf Outing - Registration Now Open

Join us for what promises to be a fun and exciting day of golf and networking! On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, DMMC will be holding its annual golf outing at the Village Links of Glen Ellyn, with delicious food, fun, and a chance to win great prizes!

When:  Wednesday, July 19, 2017,  11 a.m. Registration and 12 p.m. Shotgun Start
Where: Village Links of Glen Ellyn, 485 Winchell Way, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Details:  A day of fun on the links with great food, networking opportunities, and amazing raffle prizes.
Click here to register.  
Upcoming Meetings

Board of Directors:
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Thursday, August 3, 2017
DMMC Conference Room
Business Meetings (Full Conference):
June Conference Business Meeting
When: Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Where:  Hilton Lisle/Naperville
Beth Marchetti, Executive Director of the DuPage Convention and Visitors Bureau, will provide a brief overview of the action plan for the DuPage County Tourism Strategic Plan. This new plan is intended to increase competition in the tourism marketplace.
Click here to register.
Welcome New Platinum Partners
In April the Conference welcomed SAFEbuilt as a new Platinum Partner.  SAFEbuilt has spent more than 25 years working closely with local governments to build communities and was founded on the principle of making a difference in the communities where we live. Through quality people and consistent service, SAFEbuilt plays a role in continually improving lives by developing attractive, safe communities. 
Also in April, HR Green, a longtime Conference Corporate Partner, upgraded its partnership to Platinum. We appreciate their continued support and commitment to our membership and goals. 
For more information on the Corporate Partners program, contact Suzette Quintell, Deputy Executive Director, at 630-571-0480, ext. 227, or visit the DMMC website.
Corporate Partners
Please visit our Corporate Partner websites via the links below:
Platinum Plus
Comcast logo

Corporate Partners Program

The DMMC Corporate Partners program provides an opportunity for participation by organizations that share a common commitment to the well-being of DuPage County municipalities. Corporate Partners gain high visibility among member communities through such means as meetings, workshops, publications, annual events, and sponsorship opportunities.
For more information on the Corporate Partners program, contact Suzette Quintell, Deputy Executive Director, at 630-571-0480, ext. 227, or visit the DMMC website.
Village of Lombard Summer Blood Drives
On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, the Village of Lombard and Heartland Blood Centers will be hosting a blood drive at two locations. At Yorktown Center from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and the Village of Lombard Village Hall from 1:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Appointments are recommended, you can sign up online at www.heartlandbc.org or contact Carol Bauer at 630-620-5712 or email bauerc@villageoflombard.org.
Surplus Vehicle & Equipment Auction Just a Month Away

The July 25 Municipal Surplus Vehicle and Equipment Auction at America's Auto Auction in Crestwood is just a month away. There is still time to join Aurora, Evanston, Glenview, Lincolnshire, Morton Grove, Orland Park, Oswego, Park Forest, Sauk Village, Skokie, Skokie Library , Steger, Wheeling and Wilmette at the auction. Therefore, please review your fleets and plan to take advantage of this opportunity to receive top dollar for your vehicles and equipment. The final sale date for the remainder of 2017 is Tuesday, October 24. The America's Auto Auction contract also provides for year-round online sales, so participants needing to sell vehicles and equipment between live auction dates have the ability to do so.

Upcoming auction dates (held quarterly):
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Conference's agreement with America's Auto Auction also provides for year-round Internet sales, so participants do not have to wait for one of the quarterly live sales in order to dispose of surplus vehicles and equipment. For questions or additional information, please contact America's Auto Auction Commercial Account Manager Bruce Uhter, 708-389-4488 (office), 219-713-0327 (cell) or Bruce.Uhter@americasautoauction.com; or sales representative Jim Fee, 773-315-0293 or jamesfee7522@yahoo.com.

For additional auction information, please click here.
SPC Renews Fuel Contract

The Suburban Purchasing Cooperative (SPC) Governing Board has awarded the first of three (3) possible, one-year contract extensions on Gasoline, Diesel Fuel, Ethanol, and Bio Diesel Fuel (Contract #159) to MBE vendor Gas Depot Company of Morton Grove. The contract extension is effective July 6, 2017 through July 5, 2018. Pricing will remain the same, with the exception of a $0.06/gallon price increase for fuel deliveries of less than 2,500 gallons. The contract extension also contains the following changes to the product offerings:

* Suppliers no longer offer 92 octanes, so 93 octanes are the only Premium No-Lead option.

* The 70/30 blend is a combination of #2 grade diesel and #1 grade diesel. Since OPIS has a separate accounting of each product and since the SPC requires mark-up on each product, the 70/30 blend is obsolete.

* Separate line items for E75 and E85 have been combined as the suppliers/terminals need to adjust the amount of ethanol throughout the year by mandate of the EPA. Depending on the time of year the product name changes. For example, January thru March it may be E75 and April through August, E85.

* Due to demand for bio-blends, B2, B5, B11 and B20 fuels have been added as line items.

For questions or additional information, please contact Arnie Berg, arnie@gasdepot.com or 847-462-4263.
SPC Extends Ford, Chevy Truck Contracts

The Suburban Purchasing Cooperative (SPC) Governing Board awarded final contract extensions on a variety of Ford and Chevrolet Trucks. Contracts are extended through the end of the 2017 model year production (estimated to be Fall 2017) on the following vehicles through Currie Fleet of Frankfort: 

 Ford F-250 Super Duty Pick Up (Contract #142) 
 Ford F-350 Super Duty Pick Up (Contract #143) 
 Ford F-450XL Chassis Cab (Contract #145) 
 Ford F550XL Chassis Cab (Contract #146) 

The Chevrolet Tahoe Police Patrol Package (Contract #147) through Currie Motors of Forest Park has been extended from April 11, 2017 through April 10, 2018. Orders for the 2017 model are being accepted through the factory order cut-off date in May. When production begins on the 2018 model year, there will be no price increase. For questions or additional information on both the Ford and Chevrolet vehicles, please contact Tom Sullivan, 815-464-9200 or CurrieFleet@gmail.com

The Ford F-350 4x2 Chassis Cab (Contract #144) contract with Landmark Ford of Springfield has been extended through the end of the 2017 model year production, also estimated to be fall, 2017. For additional information, please contact Steve Decker, 217-862-5253 or steve.decker@landmarkauto.com
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DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference
1220 Oak Brook Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523
Founded in 1962, the DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference is a council of municipal governments representing over 1,000,000 people. A coalition of cities and villages, the Conference works to voice municipal concerns on local, regional, state, and national issues. It also serves its members and the region by fostering intergovernmental cooperation. The Conference is a not-for-profit organization supported by membership dues and grants.