Dear Friends and Neighbors:
Since Spring is arriving a little later this year, let’s hope the warmer weather of summer is around the corner. I thoroughly enjoy seeing more residents out to enjoy their yards, walking or riding on our bike paths and connecting with their neighbors.
The Sports Core Advisory Committee under the leadership of Ms. Angie Lopez has held several meetings to assist the Village in improving services at the Bath & Tennis Club, Golf Course and open fields. The first major undertaking was partnering with the Oak Brook Park District to run the Bath & Tennis Club pool operations for the 2018 season. As I write this article, the pool cleaning and maintenance has begun, and filled with water so lifeguards can begin their training prior to the pool’s opening on Saturday, May 26th. I think you will find that the Bath & Tennis Club pool will have highly trained staff for the 2018 season and beyond. The Park District has been most cooperative in assisting the Village with all the details involved in the opening, hiring of staff and daily operations of the swimming pool. The Tennis season has already begun and there are several programs offered for the 2018 season. You should have received a Sports Core brochure with all of the Membership information, Swim, Tennis and Golf programs offered this summer. If you have not received your copy, please contact 630-368-5000 and request to have one mailed to you.
The Village will be hosting another fun summer of events in Oak Brook with the Annual Taste of Oak Brook on Tuesday, July 3, from 4 to 9 pm at the Oak Brook Polo Fields. Some of the Oak Brook area’s finest restaurants will serve delicious samplings from their menus. We will have wonderful children’s activities and live entertainment with the day concluding with a spectacular fireworks display that all will enjoy. Come and join us for some food, fun and fireworks!
Right around the corner is the 2018 Polo Season. Pineoak Partners have been working very hard to make this season bigger and better than ever. This year, Oak Brook will be host to nine matches beginning June 10th through September 23, 2018. The final match of the year will have the USPA U.S. Polo Alumni match. Information on ticket prices and dates/times of Polo matches are located elsewhere in this newsletter and online at www.oakbrookpoloclub.com. Come out and experience Polo in Oak Brook! With the warmer weather comes road construction. Our Public Works/Engineering Departments (and in some locations IDOT) will be busy this summer with the upkeep and maintenance/improvement of some of our roadways. Information on locations of these projects are also found in this newsletter.
Finally, Trustee Tiesenga and I were in Springfield on April 25 and 26, along with other DuPage County elected officials and Village Managers, to lobby our legislators on matters that affect our municipalities. We focused on supporting our resolutions to eliminate the 2% administrative fee currently being charged to municipalities to process local sales taxes, and to protect the local government distributive fund. These monies rightly belong to the municipalities. Another bill that we are strongly supporting is SB 2483, which would allow municipalities to use up to 25% of revenue collected from Hotel-Motel taxes for economic development and capital infrastructure, while still requiring 75% to be dedicated to promoting tourism. As always, the Trustees, the staff, and I are available to you at all times. Feel free to call, email or meet any of us if you have any thoughts and concerns. We are here to serve you.
Gopal Lalmalani, MD, MBA
Things To DoOvernight guests, business clients, visitors and employees of local businesses can try something new every day - fitness centers, swimming, well-appointed spas and salons, fine arts attractions, music, shopping, historical sites and more.
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