Village Administrator: Valerie Salmons
Assistant Village Administrator & ADA Coordinator: Paula Schumacher
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
FEMA Flood Assistance Available
On May 10, President Obama declared 11 counties in Illinois, including, Cook, DuPage and Kane Counties, disaster areas in response to the severe storms, straight-line winds, and flooding that occurred between April 16 to May 5. This disaster declaration now makes assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) available to Bartlett residents and businesses effected by flooding.
How to Apply for Assistance:
- Those in the county designated for assistance to affected residents and business owners can begin the disaster application process by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, by web enabled mobile device at m.fema.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Disaster assistance applicants, who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers are available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) Monday through Sunday until further notice. Applicants registering for aid should be prepared to provide basic information about themselves (name, permanent address, phone number), insurance coverage and any other information to help substantiate losses.
- For those in DuPage County, FEMA has opened a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Lisle. The DRC is located at the Lisle Police Department, at 5040 Lincoln Avenue. The operating hours for the DRC will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, including weekends, until further notice. Please note that the assistance offered via the DRC locations is identical to assistance available to residents who register via phone or Internet. As such, residents may find it more convenient to apply for assistance by calling 1-800-621-FEMA, or by going online to www.disasterassistance.gov.
Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:
Rental payments for temporary housing for those whose homes are unlivable. Initial assistance may be provided for up to three months for homeowners and at least one month for renters. Assistance may be extended if requested after the initial period based on a review of individual applicant requirements. (Source: FEMA funded and administered.)
- Grants for home repairs and replacement of essential household items not covered by insurance to make damaged dwellings safe, sanitary and functional. (Source: FEMA funded and administered.)
- Grants to replace personal property and help meet medical, dental, funeral, transportation and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance or other federal, state and charitable aid programs. (Source: FEMA funded at 75 percent of total eligible costs; 25 percent funded by the state.)
- Unemployment payments up to 26 weeks for workers who temporarily lost jobs because of the disaster and who do not qualify for state benefits, such as self-employed individuals. (Source: FEMA funded; state administered.)
- Low-interest loans to cover residential losses not fully compensated by insurance. Loans available up to $200,000 for primary residence; $40,000 for personal property, including renter losses. Loans available up to $2 million for business property losses not fully compensated by insurance. (Source: U.S. Small Business Administration.)
- Loans up to $2 million for small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and most private, non-profit organizations of all sizes that have suffered disaster-related cash flow problems and need funds for working capital to recover from the disaster's adverse economic impact. This loan in combination with a property loss loan cannot exceed a total of $2 million. (Source: U.S. Small Business Administration.)
- Loans up to $500,000 for farmers, ranchers and aquaculture operators to cover production and property losses, excluding primary residence. (Source: Farm Service Agency, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.)
- Other relief programs: Crisis counseling for those traumatized by the disaster; income tax assistance for filing casualty losses; advisory assistance for legal, veterans benefits and social security matters.
Senior Utility Tax Rebate
The Village has begun mailing utility tax rebate applications to residents who receive a senior discount on their water bills.To be eligible for the rebate, residents must show that they are 65 or older, have been a Bartlett resident since May 1, 2012, and hold a natural gas or electricity account in their name. (read more...)
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.
The Bartlett Farmers Market is operated by the Village of Bartlett from June to September. The market is held on Friday afternoons from 2 to 7 p.m. in the Village Hall parking lot on Main Street in downtown Bartlett.. Parking for the market is available in the Village Hall employee parking lot.
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.