Naperville's Neighbor to Neighbor Network

 

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

The Confederation wishes you and your family, a very happy Thanksgiving. We are thankful to have you as our neighbors!

December 13h Meeting Looks at New Development Around Town

As reported in numerous polls, Naperville is a great place to live and do business. A result of these rankings is a continued demand for housing, business locations, and community amenities to serve our growing population and community.
For our December meeting, we will take a look at some of the new businesses, buildings, and residential developments around town. Joining us will be Naperville Development Partnership President Christine Jeffries and Naperville Park District Executive Director Ray McGury as, from the comfort of the Park District’s newest building, the Knoch Knolls Nature Center, we drive the Confederation’s virtual bus around town to see what is new and coming soon.
During the meeting, we’ll also be drawing names out of the hat to determine which Candidate Forum City Council hopefuls will be invited to in March!

The meeting will begin on Saturday, December 13th at 8 AM in Naper Settlement’s Tavern at the Knoch Knolls Nature Center, in Knoch Knolls Park at 320 Knoch Knolls Road.
This month, coffee and networking is sponsored by the Downtown Naperville Alliance. The business meeting begins at 8:30 and will adjourn by 10 AM. All Naperville area residents and neighborhood association board members are welcome!


Leaf and Yard Waste Collections is "bagged" Only

Curbside bulk leaf pickup has ceased and you will need to bag or mulch your yard waste
The bagging program, provided through Allied Waste, allows residents to dispose of yard waste bags without yard waste stickers each week on their normal trash collection day. This free bagged collection program is available through December 12. 2014 bagged and bundled yardwaste collection will end on December 12! Collection will resume March 16, 2015.

For more details go to http://www.naperville.il.us/yardwaste.aspx
If you live in an unincorporated area, check with your township for details on their pick up schedule and programs.


Naperville Park District Offers Holiday Lights Recycling

Recycling Available through Feb. 13, 2015

Did you discover non-functioning lights while preparing to deck the halls? The Naperville Park District's fifth annual holiday lights recycling program in partnership with Elgin Recycling, runs through Feb. 13, 2015.
Residents and businesses are invited to bring their old, nonworking lights to any of three locations throughout the District. (see below)
The following types of lights are accepted: Mini-lights, C-7 lights, C-9 lights, Rope lights, LED lights and extension cords. All colors and lengths will be accepted.
The Park District will receive a rebate of approximately $.15 for each pound of lights recycled, which will be used to support the District’s ongoing environmental initiatives. The cash reimbursement from the 2013 recycling was applied toward the purchase of educational materials for Knoch Knolls Nature Center.
The following Park District locations are accepting lights for recycling:
• Knoch Knolls Nature Center (Hours: Mon.-Sat., 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Sun. 12:00 noon-5:00 p.m.)
• Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Avenue – Lower Level (Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. with additional evening and weekend hours for programs)
• Springbrook Golf Course, 2220 W. 83rd Street (Hours: Mon.-Sun., 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.). Please note that Springbrook Golf Course will be closed Dec. 24-Jan. 1.


Winter 2014 Park District Program Guides Are Coming

The Naperville Park District Winter Program Guide will be delivered to Naperville doorsteps beginning November 13th. If you are a Naperville resident and do not receive yours by November 17th, please call 630-848-5000 to request a prompt redelivery.
The virtual version of this publication will be available beginning November 10th at www.napervilleparks.org. Simply click on the picture of the Program Guide to open the publication.

You can also pick one up at these Park District facilities beginning November 17th:
- Administration Building, 320 W. Jackson Ave.
- Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave.
- 95th Street Center, 2244 West 95th Street, 2nd and 3rd floors
- Barn Recreation Center, 421 W. Martin Ave.
- Knoch Knolls Nature Center, 320 Knoch Knolls Road
- Springbrook Golf Course, 2220 W. 83rd St. and at
- Naperbrook Golf Course, 22204 W. 111th St/Hassert Blvd.
Guides will also be available at all three Naperville Public Library locations and the Naperville Municipal Center.

Resident online, phone-in, walk-in and form input for all winter programs other than Spring NYS and Premier begins on Monday, November 17th at 8:30 a.m.

To register online (on or after the start date), please visit www.napervilleparks.org and click on the “Click here for online registration” link on the home page.

Other Important Registration Dates


Thursday, November 20 at 8:30 a.m. Nonresident online, phone-in, walk-in and form input for all winter programs other than Spring NYS and Premier begins.
Tuesday, December 2 at noon Resident online and form input registration for girls Spring Naperville Youth Soccer and Premier begins.
Wednesday, December 3 at noon Resident online and form input registration for boys Spring Naperville Youth Soccer and Premier begins.
Thursday, December 4 at noon Resident and nonresident phone-in, nonresident online, walk-in and form input registration for boys and girls Spring Naperville Youth Soccer and Premier begins.



Founded in 1979, the Naperville Area Homeowners Confederation believes in connecting people to what matters most - each other, neighbor to neighbor.

We are:
  • A knowledge resource, covering topics of interest to our members and their neighborhoods. We seek out and share information on issues and developments, events, association governance, and property management and maintenance.
  • An advocate for homeowners, voicing community concerns through Public Position statements, advisory groups, and liaison committees.
  • A stage where speakers address what is important to our member associations and Naperville area residents.
  • A conduit bringing government to the people. Our meetings create dialogue opportunities with community leaders.
  • A host for educational, non-partisan forums on issues, referenda and candidates.


  • The Confederation at Work

    The Confederation received the Naperville League of Women Voters 2008 Rosemary Martin Democracy in Action Award for its ongoing commitment to involve Naperville residents in local government and create opportunities for education on public issues important to the quality of their lives.

    "The Confederation receives information from the City and meets regularly with City Staff to review those issues pertinent to all homeowners. Many concerns are solved quickly with the positive communication between the City and homeowners. It's a very constructive and motivated group."
    A. George Pradel, Mayor

    "For the Naperville Park District, the Naperville Area Homeowners Confederation is an important partner in our success. The NAHC has become an increasingly vital conduit to communicate with residents about our programs and events, and their committed efforts in helping us to reach our constituents is invaluable."
    Ray McGury, Executive Director, Naperville Park District

    "Serving in an at-large capacity can be very time consuming to understand the needs of 145,000 people and meet those needs. The salvation of being effective was listening to the (Naperville Area) Homeowners' Confederation, which was my constant source of information and fount of knowledge."
    Former City Council Member Gary von Behren as reported in the Naperville Sun 10/1/2008

    "The role NAHC plays in fostering meaningful communication between residents and decision-makers in government is crucial to our democratic process. It is a role you play well, and we commend you for that."
    Michèle D. Johnson, Former President, ECHO Board of Directors

    "Its our liaison to the City and it keeps us informed. We would not know about certain issues if it were not for the wealth of information disseminated to us by the Confederation."
    Marie Muller, Former Delegate, Maplebrook II

    Join the NAHC!

    If your association is not a member of the NAHC, joining is easy!
    Click Here to download a membership application. NAHC Membership and Associate Membership is available to Homeowners and Homeowner, Condominium, and Tenant Associations in the Naperville area.
    For more information on joining the NAHC, please see our by-laws.

    Contact the Confederation at:

    Naperville Area Homeowners Confederation, Inc.
    PO Box 5245
    Naperville, Illinois 60567-5245

    nahc- naperhomeowners@wowway.com

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