Village Administrator: Valerie Salmons, vlsalmons @ vbartlett.org, 630-837-0800
Assistant Village Administrator & ADA Coordinator:
Paula Schumacher, pschumacher @ vbartlett.org, 630-837-0800
The Village operates with a Board of Trustees and a Village Administrator. Policymaking and legislative authorities are vested in the Board of Trustees. The Village Administrator is responsible for carrying out the Board’s policies and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Village.
The Administration Department provides general administrative services for the Village as a whole. The staff works directly with the Village Board and directs all Village departments. Additional duties include the recycling program, the health inspection program, the monitoring of municipal franchise agreements and managing the Bartlett Farmers Market.
The Administration Department also includes the History Museum curator who designs new exhibits, records museum inventory, and presents educational programs to increase awareness of local history. The Bartlett History Museum is housed on the first floor of the Village Hall.
A Community Relations Coordinator is responsible for, among other things, production of the Bartletter (the bi-monthly newsletter mailed to every Village household), maintenance of the Village cable station, and writing various news releases. A full time Health Inspector monitors business and residential sanitation including weed control.
Administration News & Highlights
DuPage County Tax Relief
On September 10, the Village of Bartlett hosted a town hall meeting with Illinois Senator Tom Cullerton and representatives from the DuPage County Clerk’s Office, the Wayne Township Assessor’s Office and School District U-46. At that meeting, the Village heard from many residents who reside in DuPage County regarding the large percentage increase in their property taxes. An audio recording of the September 10, 2014 Town Hall Meeting is available on the agenda page of the Village’s website.
Village President Kevin Wallace has had meetings and lengthy discussions with the Illinois Department of Revenue and the DuPage County Assessor regarding the calculation of the burden and its ramifications for Bartlett residents. It was determined that the burden was calculated in error. Based on the information received from the DuPage County Clerk, the Village has calculated that the burden error increased DuPage taxes by $380 for a home valued at $300,000.
The Village Board shares your concern and frustration with increased property taxes. One action you can take immediately is to ask your mortgage company’s escrow department if they will adjust your payment now to account for the future correction from the county. Residents can request a letter for their mortgage company from the DuPage County Clerk’s Office at 630-407-5500.
Take One Minute of Time, Give One Good Idea
Input received throughout the year, through emails, letters and surveys, is a critical part of the Village Board’s strategic planning process. The Village is interested in your views and opinions. Please take one minute of your time to share at least one idea that you feel is important for the Village in terms of resident services, economic development and quality of life. Help the Village continue to be a community that everyone is proud to call home.
Send your good idea to: Administration Department, Village of Bartlett, 228 S. Main Street, Bartlett, IL 60103. You can also email email@example.com. Please use “One Good Idea” in the subject line.
Bartlett Named 4th Safest Place in Illinois
Maintaining a safe community is one of the core missions of the Village of Bartlett. Now the Village’s success in meeting that objective has been confirmed by a Movoto Real Estate ranking of the 10 safest places in Illinois. Bartlett appears as number four on the list.
According to Movoto, Bartlett “had the fourth lowest property crime on our list with only 764 crimes of that type per 100,000 people.” The Village also ranked fourth lowest in total crime, with residents having only a 1 in 119 chance of becoming a crime victim.
The real estate company used the FBI’s 2012 Uniform Crime Report to create its ranking and focused on four categories: murders, violent crimes, property crimes and total crimes. If a community did not report its data to the FBI, it was omitted from the list, leaving 115 locations in the state with reported data.
To compare large and small places fairly, Movoto’s analysis was based on crimes per 100,000 residents. It also weighted its rankings so more serious crimes were worth a higher percentage of the overall score than the total number of crimes.
If the safety of your home and family is a high priority, these numbers show you can find security and peace of mind in the Village of Bartlett.
Use the following link to read the full article: http://www.movoto.com/il/safest-places-in-illinois/
GoRequest, Bartlett's Citizen Request System
Now, it’s easier than ever to contact the Village of Bartlett. GORequest, Bartlett’s new citizen request management system, helps you find useful information, submit a request for Village services and check the status of your requests at your convenience, day or night.
When you click on the GORequest logo on the Village’s homepage, you’ll see a dynamic FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) list on a wide range of topics, which may answer your question immediately.
GORequest also lets you enter a service request using simple pull-down menus. A mobile application is available to residents who want to submit requests from an Android device, iPhone or iPad. If you prefer to make a request by calling or coming to Village Hall during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon), staff will enter it into the GORequest system.
Don’t know who to contact? With GORequest you don’t have to know which employee or department is responsible for a specific service – the system ensures that your request is delivered to the right person. And if you choose to make your request confidentially, you’ll usually have that option too.
Once a request is entered into the program, GORequest will: 1. Create a unique tracking number so you can easily track the status of a request. 2. Automatically notify you when the request has been completed. 3. Allow you to contact the Village whenever it’s most convenient for you.
The Village hopes that once you use the system, you’ll see how intuitive and easy it is. The Village’s primary goal is to provide everyone who lives, works and does business in Bartlett with the very best customer service and GORequest will help us do that more quickly and efficiently.
GORequest Mobile for the Android, iPhone & iPad
A GORequest mobile application is available for submitting requests from an Android, iPhone or iPad. Windows phones and other web enabled devices can browse a mobile web version of the Village website.
Meetings via Audio
The audio recordings of all Village Board and Committee of the Whole meetings are now available on the Village website.
The audio recording of Board meetings is normally posted within a week of the meeting date on the websites “meetings, agendas and minutes” page. The text version of the meeting minutes is normally posted several weeks following the meeting date on the same page.
You Should Know
The Village publishes a bi-monthly newsletter. The newsletter is mailed to all Bartlett residents approximately the first week of even months.
Comcast Channel 17 & AT&T Channel 99
Residents can tune into Comcast cable channel 17 or AT&T channel 99 to watch a community bulletin board of area news, events and activities. Civic groups and schools are welcome to submit their special events for broadcast on the bulletin board.
The Administration Department sponsors community Clean-Up Week events each June. Past events have included a used book exchange, prom dress collection, cell phone & gym shoe recycling collection and document shredding event.
Pride in Ownership
The Village of Bartlett’s Pride in Ownership Program recognizes outstanding property maintenance of single family homes, multifamily homes, commercial properties, beautiful backyards and exceptional exterior home remodeling. Nominations are accepted in June and July.