Village Response To COVID-19 

Protecting the health and safety of the people, visitors, and businesses in Itasca is our first priority. As we move through these uncertain times, the Village has updated its policies to follow state and federal guidance, taking proactive measures to help limit the spread of the Coronavirus.

The impact on daily life is a challenge everyone faces. Together, everyone can help protect neighbors and limit the destructive impact of this global pandemic.

Executive Orders and State of Emergency Declarations

In response to the governor’s disaster proclamation on March 9th, many communities and counties across Illinois issued their own emergency declarations.

On March 17th, the Village Board approved Ordinance 1936-20 granting the Mayor temporary executive powers to respond to the COVID-19 epidemic. In line with the powers granted to him, Mayor Pruyn declared a State of Emergency on March 18th. Understanding that the pandemic has caused unprecedented fiscal harm to residents and businesses, Mayor Pruyn issued several executive orders aimed at alleviating financial pressures and code regulations on residents and businesses alike. Each of the below orders are reviewed and ratified by the Board of Trustees, who are working diligently on maintaining the health and vitality of our community. 

Executive Orders

State of Emergency Declarations (Declarations are being extended through Resolutions)

Approved Ordinances and Resolutions

Event and Gathering Guidelines

After reviewing the Restore Illinois Plan released by Governor Pritzker on May 5, 2020, it is clear that our region will not be permitted to hold gatherings of more than 50 people for several more weeks, if not several months. Restore Illinois does not permit community gatherings until Phase 5. To review the Restore Illinois Plan, visit https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/.

Cancelled events include:

  • Subaru Car Show
  • Memorial Day Parade (in partnership with Itasca Park District)
  • The Scottish Festival and Highland Games (hosted by Chicago Scots)
  • Itasca Summer Concert Series (in partnership with Itasca Park District)
  • 4th of July Celebration (in partnership with Hamilton Lakes Business Park)
  • Itascafest (hosted by Itasca Lions)
  • Itasca Community Garage Sale (hosted by the Itasca Park District)
  • Fishing with the Cops (in partnership with Itasca Police Department)
  • Ice Cream in the Park (In partnership with Itasca Fire District, Police Department and Park District)
  • National Night Out, which is traditionally held in August, has been rescheduled nationally to October 6, 2020.

The health and safety of our residents is our first priority. The Village will continue to evaluate guidance published by the State of Illinois and Du Page County Health Department with the hope of resuming community events as soon as it is deemed safe to do so.

Working with our community partners, the Village is exploring new ways to keep Itasca connected. Stay tuned for opportunities to participate in socially distanced celebrations and events, which will be posted on the Village’s website throughout the summer.

Village Board and Committee Meetings

At this time, regularly scheduled Village Board, Committee and Commission meetings will take place as needed through Zoom. The State guidelines for the Open Meetings Act has been modified to all participants of the above meetings to join via teleconference or video conference. Village staff is being urged to only forward essential business for consideration on upcoming agendas. Meetings will be cancelled if there is no essential business to discuss. For more information on Village Meetings, please click here

Conducting Village Hall Business

Protecting the health and safety of the people, visitors, and businesses in Itasca is our first priority. While extreme precautions are being taken for everyone’s safety, it’s important to note the Village continues to conduct important Village business.

The following measures are now in effect:

Village Hall is now closed to the public and residents.  Essential services are being coordinated by phone, email, and the Village website. 

For those that are unable to pay utility bills online, they may be mailed or dropped off in the drop box in the parking lot at Village Hall.  

Building permit applications, business licenses, and contractor registrations are to be submitted electronically whenever possible by emailing the application and materials to commdev@itasca.com.

For permit submittals that are too large to email:

  • Please go to https://wetransfer.com/ and drag and drop your files to the box on the left hand side and enter commdev@itasca.com as the email address to send the files.  Wetransfer does not require you to create an account to use the service.  Dropbox or FTP can also be used for those more comfortable with those platforms.
  • For those that are unable to make submittals online, a permit submittal drop off box is now located outside the front door of Village Hall and it is accessible between 8am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday.  The public is being asked to place large submittals in this box and to call Community Development at 630-773-5568 so that submittals can be immediately picked up from the bin. Small submittals will continue to be permitted in the drive up drop box.

Building inspections are being scheduled by calling Community Development at 630-773-5568 or emailing commdev@itasca.com

Residents and contractors are encouraged to use the Drive-Up Drop to submit the following:

  • Utility Bill Payments
  • Small Scale Permit Submittals
  • Contractor License Registration
  • Business License Applications

The Village is handling zoning, building, inspections, and code enforcement questions by phone or email. 

Customers wishing to review a permit submittal with staff are instructed to schedule a phone conference call by emailing commdev@itasca.com

The Village has suspended in-person investigations of non-life safety code enforcement violations until further notice.

The Village has secured the necessary Personal Protective Equipment for employees to use as needed.

Public Works has suspended indoor meter replacement maintenance until further notice.

Public Works has suspended interior water leak detection until further notice.

Public Works employees have been instructed not to enter any home or business for non-emergency needs until further notice.

Public Safety Update

The Itasca Police Department and the Itasca Fire District have secured CDC recommended Personal Protective Equipment and are following recommended safety protocols.

All Village departments are updating their emergency response plans to ensure continuity of operations during this time. 

Officials from the Village of Itasca, Itasca Police Department and the Itasca Fire District continue to actively monitor recommendations released by DCHD, the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for preparedness and response.

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