Melrose Park and Mayor Ron Serpico Earn 2017 Greenquality Achievement Award from West Cook County Solid Waste Agency

PJD_9541 copy (1)Since 1957 there has been talk about building an overpass over the Union Pacific railroad tracks at 25th Avenue. When Mayor Ron Serpico first ran for office he made building the overpass a priority. It took many years but finally on December 22, 2016 the overpass became a reality as Mayor Serpico drove the first car over it.

The overpass accommodates two lanes of traffic in each direction over the railroad tracks. Each day, up to 59 Metra trains and 52 freight trains pass through this location. On average, 19,000 vehicles travel this stretch of 25th Avenue daily, with 3,500 of them getting stopped by trains before the overpass was built, resulting in 28,400 annual hours of motorist delay. 

The 2017 Greenquality Award was presented at the full membership meeting of the West Cook County Solid Waste Agency and the West Central Municipal Conference held on April 26, at the Brookfield Zoo Discovery Center. This award recognizes Mayor Serpico’s role in the construction of this vital overpass. Previously, cars and trucks would be stuck by trains and sit idling on 25th Avenue wasting gas while generating harmful emissions into the air which is now a thing of the past thanks to the vision and determination of Mayor Ron Serpico.25thAveBridge copy (1)

Mayor Serpico is seen in accompanying picture with Bellwood Mayor Frank Pasquale and former Governor Pat Quinn cutting the ribbon for the opening of the 25th Avenue overpass

Chicago Magazine Names Melrose Park as One of the Best Areas for First Time Home Buyers


Hooray… Melrose Park Garage Sale Season Begins May 18th


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.

The dates for 2017 are:
May 18th, 19th and 20th
June 15th, 16th and 17th
July 20th, 21st and 22nd
August 17th, 18th and 19th
September 21st, 22nd and 23rd

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Let Your Dog Have Fun… Melrose Park Dog Park Now Opened

getty_rm_photo_of_dogs_running_in_parkAs a convenience to our residents, the village of Melrose Park and Westlake Hospital have opened the dog park at 13th Ave. and Main St.

All residents are invited to use the facility during hours of operation from 8 a.m.-8 p.m., seven days a week throughout the spring and fall months. Rules and regulations have been posted at the site and individuals must obtain a permit from the village of Melrose Park to utilize the park.

For additional information, please call the village of Melrose Park at (708) 343-4000.

Register for Mayor Serpico’s Free Senior Resident Painting Program

1-P1040940_zpse5318076 (1) Mayor Serpico announced the village of Melrose Park will again offer the popular free Residential Painting Program for those who need light paint work around their homes such as fences garage doors, railings, etc. To qualify: a) Must be 65 and over b) and own a single family home in Melrose Park

This program will not do any interior painting or any interior or exterior carpentry work.

Click on picture for a form to fill out and mail in