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Municipal electric aggregation allows municipalities to pool residential and small commercial retail customers together for the joint purchase of electricity. By creating these economies of scale, a community can leverage the buying power of thousands of residents and small businesses in an effort to obtain a lower price for the supply of electricity.
The Village of Glen Ellyn approved a 24 month contract with Constellation NewEnergy, Inc. as the Village’s energy supplier after receiving multiple bids from energy companies through the Electric Aggregation Program. The new contract with Constellation will go into effect October 1, 2018 and expire in October 2020.
The Glen Ellyn Rate (October 2018 to October 2020) is $0.07334 per kilowatt hour.
Residents and small businesses will be automatically included in the Village's aggregation program, unless they wish to opt-out. Small businesses are defined for the purposes of aggregation as those that use 15,000 kilowatt hours per year or less. Any business utilizing more than 15,000 kilowatt hours per year cannot be included in the Village's aggregation program, but may have an opportunity to seek out an individual contract with an alternative electricity supplier.
All eligible residents and small businesses will be automatically enrolled in the program unless they "opt-out." Before the new contract began all residents received notice to opt out of the program.
The only impact residents will see resulting from the aggregation program will be a lower electricity supply rate on the monthly bill. ComEd will continue to bill all residents on a monthly basis, and continue to be the utility provider delivering electricity to homes and businesses. Residents would continue to receive a ComEd bill and would continue to call ComEd in case of an outage or service need.
Visit the Constellation website or call 844-252-3655.
From time to time, the Village receives reports that companies are engaging in door-to-door and phone solicitation as an electrical supplier in the Village. These companies are not affiliated with the Village's Electricity Aggregation Program. Any company asking you to "sign-up", or make any advance payments, is not affiliated with the Village of Glen Ellyn proposed Aggregation Program.
If your business utilizes 15,000 kilowatt hours per year or more, you are ineligible to participate in the Village's aggregation program, per the Illinois Commerce Commission. However, businesses have the option to contract individually with alternative retail electric suppliers and receive a lower rate than ComEd. More information on rate options is available at the Plug In Illinois website. Additionally, businesses may consider the Clean Air Counts Energy Savings Program for an individual contract.
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The Village of Glen Ellyn has eight parking lots available for use in the downtown area, which include permit, lease, meter, or pay-as-you-park options. For more information, visit our Parking Information page.
Once a year, the Glen Ellyn Police Department hosts a Citizen Police Academy. Find out how you can get involved by visiting our Citizen's Police Academy page.
On Tuesday 6/25/2019, Governor JB Pritzker signed Illinois House Bill 1438, better known as the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (CRTA), thus legalizing the consumption and possession of cannabis for adults 21 and older in Illinois starting January 1, 2020. Illinois is the 11th state in the country to legalize the recreational use and purchase of marijuana (after Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington).
Illinois residents may possess up to:
As a result of the new State legislation, the consumption of cannabis as of 1/1/2020, will be treated similarly to that of the consumption of alcohol with any Illinois resident, or non-resident, ages 21 or over, now being able to purchase and consume cannabis.
Only licensed businesses will be able to legally grow and sell cannabis. Medical cannabis patients will be allowed to grow up to five plants each within their home. Recreational users will not be allowed to grow any plants.
No, municipalities cannot ban or override the CRTA. Furthermore, municipalities cannot ban residents from private cannabis consumption.
Yes, Section 55-25 of the Act (attached) outlines what municipalities are allowed to regulate. The Village may enact reasonable zoning regulations that do not conflict with the act including buffers between sensitive uses. Furthermore, the Village can require Conditional/Special Use permits for cannabis businesses to impose limits on “time, place, manner, and number” of cannabis business operations. The Village is allowed to ban recreational cannabis businesses completely and may regulate or ban on-premise consumption of cannabis at cannabis business establishments. Please note, local governments are required to allow medical cannabis dispensaries subject only to local zoning provisions and cannot ban residents from using cannabis products on private property.
Any person, business, public entity, or landlord may prohibit the use of cannabis on private property. Smoking cannabis is prohibited in any location where smoking is prohibited by the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82), including hospitals, restaurants, retail stores, offices, commercial establishments, etc.
No, the consumption of cannabis in public, including school grounds, will be considered unlawful. It will be unlawful to consume cannabis I close physical proximity to someone under 21 who is not a registered medical cannabis patient.
The consumption of cannabis will be allowed on private property. Consumption may potentially be permitted at specifically designated establishments such as dispensaries or smoking lounges if allowed by local ordinance. Smoking at dispensaries or smoking lounges would be dependent on the Village Board approving zoning for such a use.
The Recreational Cannabis Act itself prohibits a new cannabis dispensary from locating within 1,500 feet of another dispensary. Glen Ellyn may further restrict the location through reasonable zoning regulations. The Act authorizes up to 500 dispensary licenses, allows dispensaries to operate from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and enables dispensaries, infusers and/or craft growers to share a facility if allowed by the local municipalities. The Act requires that cannabis advertising be at least 1,000 feet from school grounds, playgrounds, public recreational facilities, child care centers, public parks, public libraries, and gaming arcades (if that arcade is not limited to patrons 21+).
The 55 current medical-cannabis dispensaries get early approval for licenses to sell under the new Act. They may apply to dispense recreational pot at their current stores and for a license for a second location, meaning the state could have 110 recreational pot outlets by the time sales start January 1, 2020.
The Act allows for up to 47 dispensary licenses to be awarded within the “Chicago-Naperville-Elgin” region by May 1, 2020. The applications for such licenses shall be available by October 1. Once the disparity and market studies are complete, the state can issue additional licenses if needed. These licenses must take into account the findings of the disparity study.
The Village plays no role in the licensing process as it is left up to the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (DFRF) to select and process those individuals attempting to obtain a license. The 55 current medical-cannabis dispensaries get early approval for licenses to sell under the new Act.
Yes; the list of conditions that are covered under the use of medial cannabis was expanded to now include chronic pain, autism, migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, osteoarthritis, and anorexia.
Yes. By state and local ordinance, medical cannabis facilities have been allowed in Glen Ellyn since 2014. Medical cannabis dispensaries are allowed as a special use in C4 office zoning district and allowed by-right in the I1 light industrial zoning district. They are only permitted to operate between 8:00am and 6:00pm, must be at least 1,000 feet from other medical dispensaries, and cannot operate drive-throughs or perform window sales. The Act allows registered medical cannabis users will be allowed to grow up to five plants in their home.
Sales will be taxed at 10% for cannabis with THC levels at or less than 35%; 25% for cannabis with THC levels above 35%; and 20% for cannabis infused products such as edibles. This is in addition to standard state and local sales taxes. Additionally, municipalities may add a special tax of up to 3% and counties may add a special tax up to 3.75% in unincorporated areas.
The municipal cannabis sales tax will be collected and enforced by the Illinois Department of Revenue (IDR), which is entitled to retain 1.5% of the amount distributed to each municipality as an administrative fee.
While the Act presently would allow for the tax to be effective not sooner than September 1, 2020, the Illinois Municipal League (IML) recommends that municipalities consider adopting the tax ordinance imposing the tax effective on January 1, 2020, and certify the ordinance to the IDR by October 1, 2019, in anticipation of a legislative amendment to the Act that may authorize the local tax as of January 1, 2020.
Additional taxes will be collected by other government bodies including a cultivation privilege tax, cannabis purchaser excise tax, cannabis county retailers’ occupation tax. State tax revenue will be placed in the Cannabis Regulation Fund. The Department of Revenue projects that this industry will generate over $57 million in tax revenue and licensing fees in FY20.
Within the Act, distribution of government proceeds collected by the State associated with the sale of recreational cannabis was established as follows:
Although cannabis remains illegal at the federal level, federal law enforcement has rarely interfered with individuals possessing the state regulated legal amount or businesses complying with state enforced programs. Any questions related to Federal or State regulations should be directed to the proper agencies.
Nothing in the Act prohibits employers from adopting reasonable zero tolerance or drug free workplace policies, or employment policies concerning drug testing, smoking, consumption, storage, or use of cannabis in the workplace or while on call provided that the policy is applied in a nondiscriminatory manner. Nothing in the Act limits or prevents an employer from disciplining an employee or terminating employment of an employee for violating an employer’s employment policies or workplace drug policy. The Act prohibits discrimination against employees for use of "lawful products" like cannabis during nonworking and non-call hours.
The Act bans any sign that makes any health, medicinal, or therapeutic claims about cannabis or cannabis products, includes the image of a cannabis leaf or bud, or advertises to minors (such as including cartoons, toys, or animals). Packaging will require warnings about cannabis consumption.
Illinois Governor JB Pritzker has stated that he will pardon past convictions for possession of up to 30 grams, with the attorney general going to court to delete public records of a conviction or arrest for the now legal amount. Regarding possession of 30-500 grams, an individual or a state’s attorney may petition the court to vacate or expunge the conviction. If the cannabis offense was connected to a violent crime it is ineligible for the automatic expungement processes but the individual (or State’s Attorney) can still file motion with the court to vacate conviction.
Records will be expunged if one year or more has elapsed since the date of the arrest with no criminal charges filed or charges were subsequently dismissed, vacated, or the individual was acquitted. Many of the records will relate to municipal code violations, which will be required to be expunged according to a schedule described in the bill that will give municipalities until January 1, 2025 to expunge records that precede January 1, 2000.
Guardian is a computerized phone system that calls registered members on prearranged days and times to verify that they are okay. If the member does not respond to the telephone call by entering a four-digit code on their telephone an alarm sounds and a police dispatcher will attempt to reach the member via telephone.
If still unsuccessful, a previously designated neighbor or family member will be contacted. If the emergency contact cannot be reached, a deputy will be sent to the member's home to make sure everything is okay.
Guardian is available to DuPage County residents who are over the age of 62 or physically or mentally disabled and live alone.
To register for the Guardian program you may call the Sheriff's Office at 630-407-2400 to have an application mailed to you. Applications may also be picked up at any Township Office or at:Sheriff's Office501 N County Farm RoadWheaton, IL 60187
Please consult with the Administration Department at 630-469-5000 prior to submitting a special event permit application to discuss whether your event falls under this policy.
Generally, commercial or non-residential outdoor events that will take place on public or private property or which will take place in public right-of-ways (i.e. street, sidewalk, parking lot), or that will be held on public property where liquor is to be served fall under the scope of this policy. Generally, indoor private events (i.e. invitation only) are exempt from the application process, but are required to apply for all applicable liquor licenses.
Special event permit applications must be submitted at least sixty days in advance of the event.
There is a $50 application fee required for every special event application. Please make checks payable to the Village of Glen Ellyn.