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Village of Lisle News - August 19, 2016
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Refinanced Bonds Nets Village $1.3 Million Savings

During the August 15, 2016 Board Meeting, Trustees approved a bond sale to refinance the 2004 bonds issued by the Village to help construct the Village of Lisle/Benedictine University Sports Complex. The 2004 bonds, which totaled $6.4 million, were issued as General Obligation Bonds (Alternate Revenue Source) and were funded entirely by a 2% increase in the Hotel/Motel Tax.  Like homeowners who save money by taking advantage of lower mortgage rates, by refinancing the bonds, the Village will realize a $1.3 million savings over time due to the current lower interest rate environment and eliminate a balloon payment of $2.4 million that would have been due in 2024. To learn more, click here.

Monthly Electronics Recycling Events Now Accepts TVs  

What do you do with old TVs? Recycle them responsibly at the Lisle Monthly Electronics Recycling Events. The next event will take place on Saturday, August 20 from 8 a.m. – noon at the new location in the Commuter Parking Lot just west of Village Hall. The event now has expanded hours of  8 a.m. to noon.  A fee of $25 - $35 per TV will be charged depending on size. To learn more, click here.   

Jin & Tonic

Country Comes to Lisle! 

The next and final PrairieWalk Concert of the season will feature popular country band Jin & Tonic! This band has shared the stage with Lady Antebellum and The Band Perry and has played at House of Blues, the Cubby Bear, River’s & Blue Chip Casinos. Get ready for strong vocals, an amazing fiddle, pounding rhythm, impressive guitars, banjo and mandolin. Bring chairs, friends/family and boots for line-dancing! Food offered by Evviva! FREE! parking along Main Street or in the Train Station Commuter Lots. Thursday, August 25, 7 p.m. Route 53 and Garfield Avenue, Downtown Lisle. To learn more, click here.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Lisle Police are partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation to conduct a “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign from August 22 – September 5.   During this time, Police will be on patrol, checking for drunk or drugged driving, speeding and seat belt violations.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has created a new, free app that makes it easier to avoid driving drunk. The SaferRide mobile app allows you to call your contacts or request a taxi and identifies your location for easy pickup.  This app is available through iTunes and Google Play. Click here for more information.

School Bus

School's Back in Session 

School is back in session and Lisle Police are asking for your help in making it a safe year. Please observe speed limits, don't text and drive, limit distractions such as eating/drinking and allow pedestrians to safely walk at marked crosswalks. Realize students and parents can be distracted as they adjust to their new routines. Lisle Police will be out in the community enforcing violations, but it’s the responsibility of each driver to follow the rules of the road. Let's work together to keep our Village safe!

Police also recommend that parents review simple tips that can help should your school need to be evacuated during the day. Ensure the school has your current emergency contact information. Pre-authorize and make sure your school knows which friends/relatives can pick up your child in an emergency. Teach children to use short, simple text messages (IM OK), which are more likely to get through if phone service is disrupted following an emergency. For more recommendations, click here.

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