Wednesday, July 11, 2012
If you have other arrangements or want to remain with ComEd, return the postcard included.
In compliance with State Law, the Village of Downers Grove and its recently chosen electricity supplier, FirstEnergy Solutions, have mailed "opt-out" letters to all residents and businesses that are automatically enrolled in the new supply rate as part of the village's Electrical Aggregation program. According to the village's website, no action needs to be taken to receive the two-year fixed rate of 4.75 cents per kilowatt hour, which represents a saving of 42 percent when compared to ComEd's non-summer rate. However, if you do want to opt out and not participate, return the postcard that will be mailed to you and you will continue to have your electricity supplied by ComEd at your current price. If you are currently signed up with …
Monday, June 18, 2012
Get your week started with a look back at some of the interesting Downers Grove Patch articles from last week.
Here's a rundown of some of the DG Patch articles from last week: • Who Makes the Best Burger on 67th? Mayor Tully Chose... Mayor Martin Tully judged a hamburger cooking contest at a 67th Street block party Saturday. • Photos: Athletes of Dance Spring Recital Check out our gallery of photos from Saturday's recital. • DG Man Enters House Looking for Money Owed to Him According to Elmhurst police report, man was charged with criminal trespass. • Village Seeks Input on How to Make DG More Bike Friendly Village reps to be out-and-about seeking resident feedback on how to make Downers Grove a more enjoyable place for bikers and pedestrians. • Downers Grove Featured on 'Mob Wives Chicago' Bits of downtown DG and a long scene inside Bello Tea …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Village of DG and Westmont have awarded contract to First Energy, which will save the average household an estimated $350 annually.
Residents in Downers Grove will soon have a new supplier of electricity. The Village of Downers Grove in conjunction with the Village of Westmont have awarded an electric supply contract to First Energy as part of its Electrical Aggregation program. The new contract carries a two-year fixed rate of 4.75 cents per kilowatt hour for those eligible which represents a saving of 42 percent when compared to ComEd's non-summer rate, the village said. The price reduction refers only to the electricity supply portion of the bill and not the delivery itself. During the pre-qualification request for proposal, seven suppliers responded, and from that list four suppliers were ultimately considered in the final selection process. The main criteria for …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
The Walgreens petitioners withdrew their request hours before the council intended to vote on the issue.
The agendas were printed—the council was set to vote on the controversial proposed Walgreens at Tuesday night’s meeting—and then the petitioner withdrew their petition. In a letter sent yesterday morning, the petitioners said they “respectfully request that no further consideration be given to the proposed development.” Mayor Martin Tully at the beginning of the council meeting announced that the Walgreens issue had been withdrawn—not postponed. “It will not be on the agenda in any way, shape or form,” he said. Nevertheless, a couple residents still commented on the issue. “We are very pleased that Walgreens has withdrawn their application, though we don’t know the reason,” Dee Gordon said, adding she hoped resident efforts played a role…
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Phone calls from electricity suppliers not connected to village's electrical aggregation efforts.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
From the Village of Downers Grove website: An article in the May 3, 2012 Chicago Tribune reported that alternative electricity suppliers are soliciting residents in the northern suburbs to buy their products, in some cases claiming that they represent the municipality or have been selected by the municipality to provide electricity to residents. While the Village has not been notified of any similar tactics within Downers Grove, residents should be aware that any supplier delivering information, making phone calls, or visiting a residence or business in person is not representing the Village of Downers Grove or providing information as part of a the Village's Electrical Aggregation program. On March 20, 2012, voters approved a referendum …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Village Council also passed a resolution to issue $35 million in bonds for various projects.
Water rates are going up for 249 households in Downers Grove after the Village Council passed an ordinance during its Tuesday night meeting. The residents in the Knottingham Subdivision will see a rate change from $2.88 per 100 cubic feet to $4.13 per 100 cubic feet as of May 1. These residents receive water from Downers Grove that was purchased from Darien. Darien has increased their rates and now Downers Grove is altering their municipal code so Knottingham residents pay the same amount as other Downers Grove residents. These rate increases will add approximately $37,350 to the Water Fund each year. The village attorney’s salary is also going up—an increase of three percent for last year and three percent for this year was approved …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Council members are in agreement that something most be done to provide a steady revenue stream for stormwater management.
For the first time in weeks, the prospective Walgreens location on 63rd didn't dominate the village council meeting and instead the council focused on stormwater management Tuesday night. With elections approaching on March 20, Allison Deitch, a management analyst for Downers Grove, gave a short presentation about electrical aggregation. There will be a referendum on the ballot with the following question: “Shall the village of Downers Grove have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program?” Electrical aggregation, in the case of Downers Grove, is the process of finding a different supplier for electricity in an effort to lower fees…