Posts by: Mark Thoman

Supervisor Report 2021 Annual Towns Meeting

It’s been two years since I’ve reported out on Township activities of the Supervisor’s Office. Despite the lockdowns and a few setbacks, the Supervisor office worked hard turning lemons into lemonade.

I’m going to cover four main areas of our accomplishments over the last two years.

First and most […]

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Five Pack Frozen Meals available to seniors citizens 60 or over is on for April 29th! This very popular and successful 2020 event in cooperation with the DuPage Senior Citizens Council is back for 2021.

YOU MUST REGISTER starting now, through Monday April26th at Noon. PICK UP is Thursday April 29th from 9 A.M. to […]

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The April 2021 edition of the industry magazine for the American Public Works Association features an article covering the history and construction of the new Township Center building. We’re pleased and honored to be featured in this magazine.

You can read about it here: https://apwa.partica.online/reporter/april-2021/flipbook/82/

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The Westmont Police Department will once again participate in the annual National DEA-sponsored Drug Take Back Day. This year’s events will be held on Saturday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be two drop-off locations in Westmont: the Westmont Police Department at 500 N. Cass Avenue, and the Westmont Fire Department […]

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Friday March 19, 2021 the Township Center was dedicated in a brief ceremony. With a ribbon cutting, speakers included FISH board chair John Aguzimo, Friends for Downers Grove Township Seniors board chair Robert Petranek, and Township Supervisor Mark Thoman.

FISH Chair Aguzimo spoke of how the new pantry space comes at a critical time for […]

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TIMKEN FOUNDATION AWARDS $19,000 GRANT TO DOWNERS GROVE TOWNSHIP FOR SENIOR CENTER

Friends for Downers Grove Township Seniors, (a fundraising organization for Downers Grove Township) recently received a direct grant award from the Timken Foundation of Canton, a company with local roots in the community via Lovejoy, a local manufacturing subsidiary located in Downers Grove.

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Darien Lions Says Thanks!

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Dairen Lions is one of the non profit groups in our township doing good work helping kids get through hard times. 2020 was a hard time for this great group of community volunteers too. We used part of our CARES Act funds to help them continue their mission of helping over 250 families of children […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Downers Grove Township will hold a dedication ceremony for the newly built Township Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4341 Saratoga Ave., Downers Grove.  The dedication will take place on March 19th at 10am.

The project is a Township multi-purpose Senior Center featuring the Downers Grove FISH Food and Clothing Pantry.  Work […]

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We’re pleased to announce that Chamber 630 will be helping us with our dedication ceremony on March 19th at 10am. This will be a combination live and on-line event. Posted is a brief walk-through created by our FFDGTS foundation Chair Robert Petranek and Township Supervisor Mark Thoman for Chamber 630.
https://youtu.be/XZeBG53ozGI

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Take the COVID Survey!

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Access DuPage has a survey out about COVID vaccines. Here’s your chance to be heard on this topic.

Start here: https://fb.watch/3TERi05Pta/
or go direct to the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/COVID19VaccineDuPage

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Unincorporated residents who are enrolled in Groot refuse services will see their rates increase April 1, 2021. This is a planned increase of the current agreement. 10% discounted Senior Rate continues where indicated.

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We’ve been getting a lot of calls about where and when. We don’t know, we’re waiting just like you.
HOWEVER, the Illinois Department of Public Health finally came up with a list of vaccine locations HERE: https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/vaccination-location

We’ll try and keep this updated. If you know an elderly or non-computer senior […]

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Supervisor Thoman reports:

“In 2018 the Township replaced 112 failing aged fluorescent light fixtures with new state of the art LED panels. That investment reduced our electric bills by about $500/month. With energy rebates and purchasing group price savings, it has already paid for itself. Saving money long term for the taxpayer, and using green technology […]

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Effective today, February 10, 2021, we’ve passed all inspections and have been issued a Temporary Occupancy Permit so we can begin loading in the FISH Pantry and other interior items into 4341 Saratoga, the Township Multi Purpose Senior Center! We still have some interior add-in work to do, like spin up our internet access. Our […]

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It’s been brought to my attention the proposed budgets for Fiscal Year 21/22, while being published in a timely manner and hung as required by statute, are pretty much buried on our website in the post announcing the February Board of Trustees meeting. It’s my intention this post resolve that transparency issue. – Supervisor Thoman

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