The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded the Village of Downers Grove a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual
Financial Report (CAFR).
With the Downers Grove Village Hall and Police Department buildings beginning to show their age, village leaders will introduce a Facility Sustainability Plan at the Village Council meeting on Tuesday.
In an effort to increase the efficiency and safety of road-salt use on the village’s icy roads, Downers Grove Public Works crews pre-treated their winter stockpile of road salt late last week with Geomelt 55, a liquid material more commonly known as "beet juice," which counteracts many of the negative effects of road salt.
The Village of Downers Grove was recognized late last week for its commitment to implementing sustainable practices as part of its community culture, as the Suburban Branch of the American Public Works Association honored the village with its 2016 Sustainability Practices Award.
In an effort to streamline the process of designating certain zones for historic preservation, the Village of Downers Grove introduced and approved a new Historic Preservation Ordinance at a recent Village Council meeting.
The Village of Downers Grove released a draft report with guidance on bolstering the number of properties that are designated as historical landmarks, thereby avoiding the loss of buildings that are architecturally significant to the community. The report was done by the Architectural Design Review Board (ADRB) and the Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Historic Preservation.