Posted on Apr 15, 2020
Village Update - Mark Franz, Village Manager           
While we are all at home awaiting release from quarantine the Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn has been moving forward. We have ZOOM'ed into action. Is that too cutesy for you Rotarians? That is the effect of quarantine on this normally curmudgeonly septuagenarian.
The club has used Zoom to have a "Rotary on the Road" gathering, to conduct the interviews of 20 scholarship applicants with four members presiding, a board meeting and one regular club lunch meeting. I for one am grateful to District 6440 for purchasing the Pro-Zoom app for each club in the district so we can stay connected and continue to do business in the community.
The club also gave a grant to the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry of $1,400 to supplement the needs during this time of quarantine and loss of incomes for those less fortunate. $700 of this grant was matched buy Rotary District 6440.
Mark Franz filled us in on the Village of Glen Ellyn's two objectives: Essential services and communications to the citizens of the village. All departments are operative and NO employees have been diagnosed with Covid-19. The villages offices are closed and separation protocols are in place for essential village employees: staggered shifts, 45 lap tops assigned to workers to use at home. The unsheltered people we usually see in Glen Ellyn are being sheltered in hotels. About 90 rooms are being used. Churches and PADS are helping coordinated and provide food and other basic needs for the homeless.
The Frida Kahlo exhibit may be differed to another time. No final decision has been made. The Taste of Glen Ellyn has been moved to August 27 - 29 and the French start market to June 1. All other special events have been cancelled.
Some of the planned capital projects will go forward and some will have a 30 day hold or rescheduling.
More information about the Covid-19 news and plans for the village or county:, the village web site has a covid-19 dashboard with details and specifics about both the village and the county cases. AM 1620 is the Village local radio station.