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Hear from the City Council on April 21st

Join other Naperville homeowners on Monday evening, April 21st at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive, when the monthly meeting of the Naperville Area Homeowners Confederation features our annual get-together with members of Naperville’s City Council. This month’s meeting includes a new time and a different location, so please mark your calendars!

Each April, the Confederation invites members of City Council to join our members for a discussion on priorities, needs, and opportunities facing our city and neighborhoods. The agenda is open, the discussion is interactive, and the only ground rules are civility, respect, and common courtesy.

Due to Easter weekend, our meeting for April has been moved to a Monday evening. Snacks and networking, sponsored by The Care of Trees, begins at 6:30 PM and the meeting starts at 7. Planned adjournment is 8:30 PM. We hope to see you at the 95th Street Library on Monday, April 21st for this always interesting and informative meeting.


Has Your Association Paid 2014 NAHC Member Dues?

To fulfill our mission, the NAHC needs paid members!

Invoices were e-mailed in February to associations on our mailing list and this annual $30 assessment covers the administrative costs of our mission to:
- Serve as an advocate for and a voice of the people who call the Naperville area their home;
- Create an awareness of residents' needs by developing and maintaining relationships with all levels of government -national, state, city, counties, townships, and school and park districts;
- Support member associations with their organizational and program needs - facilitating an interchange of ideas, resources, and information between and among homeowners associations;
- Build, through a cooperative effort, a community dedicated to the enhancement of our property; - Provide, through regular meetings, special events such as candidate and issue forums, our newsletter and website, a forum for homeowner concerns and interests.

If you received an invoice, please return a 2014 Dues check for $30 to:
Naperville Area Homeowners Confederation, Inc.
PO Box 5245
Naperville, Illinois 60567-5245

If you did not receive an invoice, email us at nahc- naperhomeowners@wowway.com and we’ll get one to you. If your Association is not currently a Confederation member, or if there have been significant changes in your association’s contacts, download and complete the Membership Application and send it to us along with your dues.
Remember, only paid members are eligible to vote at the May Annual Meeting. Thanks for your help and thanks for being part of the NAHC!


Naperville Offers Financial Assistance for Sanitary Sewer Backflow Prevention Device Program

Low-to Moderate-Income Homeowners May Qualify For Additional Assistance

If April showers are leading to flooded basements, the City of Naperville is offering financial assistance to residents who meet low- to moderate-income guidelines and are participating in the City’s Sanitary Sewer Backflow Prevention Device Program.
The program is open to anyone living in the City of Naperville who has experienced a sanitary sewer backup caused by an intense rainfall event or a surcharged sanitary sewer system. The initiative allows property owners to install the backflow prevention device of their choice, and the City will reimburse the property owner 75 percent of the cost.
Using $60,000 funds from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, the City will help eligible residents who meet low-to moderate-income guidelines by paying the remaining 25 percent of the project cost. The funds will be available beginning Tuesday, April 1 and will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Before applying for financial assistance, residents interested in the Sanitary Sewer Backflow Prevention Device Program must be pre-approved by the Department of Public Utilities – Water to participate in the program. For more information on the program and financial assistance offered, visit www.naperville.il.us/backflowprevent.aspx. Those interested in the Sanitary Sewer Backflow Prevention Device Program can also contact Tony Conn, program administrator, at connt@naperville.il.us or (630) 305-5537.

There is no deadline to enter the program; however, reimbursements will be made at a first-come, first-served basis.


Summer 2014 Park District Program Guides Are Coming

The Naperville Park District Summer Program Guide, including Fall Soccer, will be delivered to Naperville doorsteps beginning April 17th. If you are a Naperville resident and do not receive yours by April 21st, please call 630-848-5000 to request a prompt redelivery.
The virtual version of this publication will be available beginning April 14th 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 April 21st:
- 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.
- 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.

Registration for residents will begin on Thursday, April 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

Monday, April 21 - Resident form input and walk-in registration at 320 W. Jackson Ave. begins at 8:30 a.m.
Thursday, April 24 - Nonresident form input and walk-in registration for all programs other than Fall Soccer at 320 W. Jackson Ave. begins at 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday, April 29 - Resident online registration and form input for girls’ fall Naperville Youth Soccer and Premier teams begins at noon
Wednesday, April 30 - Resident online registration and form input for boys’ fall Naperville Youth Soccer and Premier teams begins at noon
Thursday, May 1 - Nonresident online, phone-in, walk-in and form input registration for boys’ and girls’ fall Naperville Youth Soccer and Premier begins at 8:30 a.m.


Download the April NAHC Newsletter

The April NAHC Newsletter is now available to be downloaded.
The NAHC publishes a newsletter every month filled with information homeowners and homeowners associations need to know!
This month's edition previews our Monday, April 21st Meeting at the 95th Street Library. We have invited the members of Naperville's City Council to join us, off the dais, to discuss matters of importance in our community.
We have also included information about the upcoming Naperville Cares Cuisine for a Cause; scams that may impact homeowners; best management practices for water management in our gardens; and more.
We proudly publish monthly updates from the Naperville Public Library, DuPage Children's Museum, Naperville Park District, ACTHA, KidsMatter, The Power of Choice, Naper Settlement, the University of Illinois Extension, and more.

Click Here to download your copy of the newsletter now!!



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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