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The principle mandate of the Act provides that each public body, upon submission of a written request, shall make available to any person for inspection, or to provide copies of any requested records that are subject to disclosure under the Act. Not all records are subject to disclosure, and the Act provides a number of exemptions.
This Act is not intended to be used to violate individual privacy, nor for the purpose of furthering commercial enterprise (there are further rules covering commercial requests), or to disrupt the duly-undertaken work of any public body independent of the fulfillment of the rights of the people to access information (5 ILCS 140/1). The Act does not require the Village to create new records or to answer questions other than through the production of records.
For VILLAGE FOIA requests:* In person at the Village Clerk’s Office, Village Hall, 31 W. Quincy during business hours* Online from the Village Website - please click on the link below
For POLICE FOIA requests:* In person at the Westmont Police Department, 500 N. Cass Avenue* For more info regarding Police Department FOIA requests, please visit: https://westmont.illinois.gov/index.aspx?nid=503
Per FOIA rules, the Village and Police Department must accept and process all written requests that are submitted. Village FOIA Request Form
Non - Commercial Requests: Response to requests for public records must be fulfilled within five (5) business days after the day that request has been received. There are some exceptions to this rule depending on the size of the request.
Commercial Requests: A public body shall respond to a request for records to be used for commercial purpose within 21 working days after receipt.
For more information regarding general public records FOIA requests, please contact the Village of Westmont Clerk’s Office at 630-981-6220. For more information regarding police record FOIA requests, please contact the Westmont Police Department at 630-981-6300.
Currently, the Village of Westmont does not require residents to have a garage sale permit, however, all other garage sale-related rules and regulations must be followed.
Only personal or household goods may be offered for sales at any garage sale. If you have further garage sale questions, please contact the Clerk's Office at 630-981-6222.
Complete the on-line form below, call the Village Clerk’s Office/Water Billing: 630-981-6220 or visit us 31 W Quincy Street, Westmont, IL 60559-1865 Contact the respective sanitary district to establish your sewage account. If you live west of Cass Avenue call Downers Grove Sanitary District at 630-969-0664, east of Cass Avenue call Flagg Creek Water Reclamation at 630-323-3299 In addition to setting up your account, the Clerk’s Office will: * Contact Waste Management for the delivery of recycling bins for residents.
Call the Village Clerk’s Office/Water Billing: 630-981-6220 or visit us 31 W Quincy Street, Westmont, IL 60559-1865
* Contact the respective sanitary district to terminate your sewage account. If you live west of Cass Avenue call Downers Grove Sanitary District at 630-969-0664, east of Cass Avenue call Flagg Creek Water Reclamation 630-323-3299
Residential renters are required to place a $50.00 deposit in order to set up water & garbage service in their name. Commercial property renters are required to place a $60.00 deposit in order to set up water service in their business name. Contact Waste Management 1-800-964-8988 to set up disposal service. Residential and Commercial deposits will be applied towards your final bill. Credit balances will be refunded via check.
* Please note that water rates are typically adjusted each year. The following rates went into effect May 2023.
* All water rates are billed at 1,000 gallons.
* First 1,000 gallons an additional $5.00 fixed connection service fee.
IN VILLAGEResidential…………..…………..…......$11.17 per thousand gallonsCommercial & Multi-Family………$12.17 per thousand gallons
OUTSIDE VILLAGE LIMITSResidential…..................................$16.76 per thousand gallonsCommercial & Multi-Family…..….$17.76 per thousand gallons
Please see the Recycling and Garbage Collection webpage for current rates.
Map link provided below: Pickup Schedule: Westmont provides a comprehensive solid waste collection program. Three vehicles collect materials on each pick up day. One truck picks up garbage, another picks up recyclables and a third truck picks up yard waste (April 1st to November 30th). The Village contracts these services through Waste Management (800)-964-8988. Pickups are made once per week in each quadrant of the Village. Wednesdays are reserved for commercial/business pickups. Every week residents are to use the 96 gallon (all green in color) waste container provided by Waste Management and can put out one large item out for disposal (no additional garbage cans, must be under 50 pounds and no electronics). Any additional garbage requires a red garbage sticker for removal by Waste Management. Residents should place their garbage, recyclables (container green and yellow in color) and yard waste next to each other 3 feet apart out for pickup on the morning of or evening before their collection day. (Recycling is picked up every other week. Please see recycling FAQ) Holiday Pickup Schedule: During the year, there will be six holidays on which garbage, recycling, and yard waste will not be collected: Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day Thanksgiving Day Christmas Day New Year’s Day During these weeks, collections will be made one day late from the observed holiday through the end of the week, with the final pickup day being Saturday.
Day 1 Bill is mailed.Day 20 Total bill amount is due. Day 21 10% late charge is assessed.Day 26 Late notice mailed.Day 33 Shut-off notice is mailed. Day 45 Termination of service.
Westmont citizens age 65 and above who live in an owner-occupied, single-family residence may receive a 25% discount on their recycling and waste hauling bill. To participate, qualified citizens must fill out the Senior Recycling & Garbage Discount Form, provide proof of age, proof of property ownership, and must currently reside at the address. For more information regarding this program, contact the Village of Westmont Business Office at 630-981-6220.
To pay in person (Checks, Cash, Visa & MasterCard):
Please come to the Village Hall, located at: 31 West Quincy St. Westmont, IL 60559-1865
To pay by mail: (Please use the enclosed envelope.)Village of Westmont31West Quincy StreetWestmont, IL 60559-1865
Please write your account number on your check and make the check payable to the Village of Westmont. DO NOT SEND CASH. Using the envelope provided with your bill include the remittance portion of your bill along with your check.
If you use online banking, please use the Village hall address and remember to include your complete account number:31 W Quincy StreetWestmont, IL 60559-1865
To pay via the the internet click on the Make A Payment button and follow the instructions.
Payments are accepted at the Clerk’s Office Cashier Window or use the 24 hour Depository Box located on Quincy Street, 100 feet west of the Westmont Train Station Depot. Remittances made before 7:00 a.m. are credited to the prior day; after that time, payments are credited to the current day’s business. Direct Debit is available. Visit the Village Clerk’s Office or download the application from our website.
Questions about water quality or service problems:Call Public Works: Water Division at 630-981-6270
Questions about late payments:Call Village Clerks: Collectors Office at 630-981-6220
ODD-NUMBERED street addresses should sprinkle between the hours of 7 and 11 a.m. or between the hours of 7 and 11 p.m.on dates of the month having an odd number.
EVEN-NUMBERED street address should sprinklebetween the hours of 7 and 11 a.m. or between the hours of 7 and 11 p.m. on dates of the month having an even number.
The watering of trees, shrubs, flowers and gardens shall be permitted at all times provided such watering is done by means of handheld devices. Watering by “soil soaking” method also shall be permitted.
During any period in which an extreme water supply shortage exists in the Village, as determined by the Mayor, no water from Village water mains shall be used for any purpose outside a residence, business or other building, other than for the extinguishing of fires or other emergencies.
Violation of this ordinance may result in a fine. If you have further questions or concerns, please contact Westmont Public Works at 630-981-6270.
Parking violations may be paid through the mail using the envelope provided or in person at the Westmont Police Department, 500 N. Cass Avenue. Payment in the form of cash, Visa or Master Card credit cards and checks (made payable to the Village of Westmont) will be accepted. There are 2 drop boxes located in front of the Police Department (500 N. Cass Ave.) Village Hall (31 W. Quincy Ave) is also available for drop off payment.
Administrative towing fees are charged when an arrest is for one of the following offenses:
Administrative hearings are conducted at the Westmont Village Hall, 31 W. Quincy Street, Westmont, IL. Hearings are generally assigned and held on the third Tuesday of each month, and alternate each month between day time and evening sessions.
Traffic Court for minor traffic offenses is located inside the American Legion Hall located at 4000 Saratoga Ave Downers Grove, Illinois 60515. Court dates for Westmont Police Department cases are assigned to Wednesday’s at 1:00 PM.
• MYTH 2 - SCHOOL DISTRICTS WILL BE DEPRIVED OF REVENUES DURING THE LIFE OF THE TIF DISTRICT.First, a school district, as well as the county, the municipality, and all other taxing bodies continue to receive the full amount of the taxes that they have levied on the “Base EAV” during the life of a district. Secondly, TIF districts can create money for schools. In Illinois, school districts continue to receive all the tax revenue they were entitled to before creation of a TIF district. Although schools usually lose General State Aid when assessed valuations increase, the incremental growth in property values within a TIF district is excluded from the property tax base when the State of Illinois calculates the amount of aid it awards to a school district. Therefore, the “poorer” a school district is, the more it stands to gain from having a TIF District.