A Message from Mayor Ron Serpico

Entering Melrose Park, one returns to a time when neighbors talked over the fence, moms watched out for each other’s children, and churches were central to family life. Our tree-lined streets are populated with well-manicured homes. But what you really notice upon entering Melrose Park is the diversity of its residents. Walk down any street and you will be immersed in a tapestry of cultures, each with their unique language, food and customs – Melrose Park is a shining example of the ideal of the “American Melting Pot”.

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Road Closures

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Dear Residents, Schools, Hospitals, and Business Owners,

As you may be aware over the past several years the Villages of Bellwood and Melrose Park have been working tirelessly to address the delays and safety concerns with the at grade crossing of 25th Avenue at the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR)…

 

 

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Rules For Conducting A Melrose Park Garage Sale

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Garage sales shall be conducted only during the hours of 9:00 and 5:00 PM

GARAGE SALE DATES AND RULES

Garage sales will be held on the third weekend of the following months: May, June, July, August and September. Sales are to be conducted on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of the designated weekends.

No sales are allowed on Sundays.

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Volunteer for the Silver Creek Clean Up on May 2nd

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 Be Part of the “Stream Team” and help make our community a nicer place to live by participating in our annual Silver Creek Clean Up Program.

On May 2nd at 9:00 AM behind the Winston Plaza on 9th Avenue directly north of the creek, volunteers will be assembling to participate in the annual Silver Creek Clean Up Program.

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Discount For Flood Insurance Premiums Coming Soon

Melrose Park Residents Living in a Designated Flood Plain Will Soon Be Eligible for a 10% Discount on Their Flood Insurance Premium Payments.

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After 2 ½ years of continuous hard work by Building Department Commissioner Ralph Sorce and his staff, Melrose Park achieved a class 8 rating through the National Flood Insurance Program resulting in a 10% discount on flood insurance in 2015.

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Fall Tree Planting

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If you are interested in a tree for your parkway area, we are  now compiling a list for Melrose Park’s fall tree planting program.

 To request a tree, please call the Public Works Department at (708) 343-5128.

Division St. Gateway Enhancement Begins Spring 2015

The streetscape enhancement for the Division Street Gateway will be starting in the spring of 2015. Pictured is a rendering of the project as well as the proposed monument highlighting the naming for Division Street as Honorary John D’Alessandro Way. John was a lifelong Melrose Park resident who suffered an untimely death. Monuments will be installed on the north and south side of Division Street and 25th Avenue.

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Important Melrose Park Flood Relief Information

It is that time of year when Spring weather can cause havoc with your most prized possession… your home. Arm yourself ahead of time by clicking on the following three links:

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Determine if your house is in a floodplain and eligible for flood insurance

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What to do in case your home is flooded

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Help prevent flooding in Melrose Park

Click to download FEMA Registration Flyer on how to apply for disaster relief.

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Real-Time River Gauge Near Melrose Park To Determine River Level

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Flood Inundation and Response 3 Stage Map

The following two links give you important information regarding flood insurance regulations, qualifications, floodplain maps, and how to apply.

FEMA Flood Insurance Program
http://www.fema.gov/business/nfip/index.shtm

FEMA Map Service Center

www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program/map-service-center

The following link provides very important information on where to go for disaster assistance when a flood hits and answers many of a homeowner’s questions regarding disaster assistance.

http://www.disasterassistance.gov/