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     DUE DATE/ TIME: MAY 22, 2016 / 5:00 PM LOCAL TIME


    Date Published April 29, 2016
    Deadline Date for Inquiries May 11, 2016
    Deadline Date for Submittals May 22, 2016
    Anticipated Date for Consultant Selection June 2, 2016
    Anticipated Date for Award of Contract June 20, 2016





     DUE DATE/ TIME: MAY 22, 2016 / 5:00 PM LOCAL TIME


    Date Published April 29, 2016
    Deadline Date for Inquiries       May 11, 2016
    Deadline Date for Submittals  May 22, 2016
    Anticipated Date for Consultant Selection   June 2, 2016
    Anticipated Date for Award of Contract   June 20, 2016




    The Heart of the Community

    History of the Volunteer Program Development

    The Carol Stream Police Department began its volunteer program in 1997. The program was initiated as a means of integrating the community policing philosophy in the department. Sgt. Pat Quinn (ret.) of the Community Problem Oriented Policing (CPOP) Unit was sent to Tempe, AZ to gather information on the town's community policing model, as they were one of the pioneers in community policing at the time.

    Click here to read the full story.

    Since its inception, the Village’s population and staffing levels have grown significantly. A consultant analyzed our space based on staffing and community size and found our building was too small to meet our current and future needs. In addition to inadequate office work space, meeting room and storage space do not meet current Village needs and fall significantly short of industry standards for combined administration and police municipal facilities. The Village reviewed various options including construction of a new Village Hall and Police Station.

    The Village has completed a partial demolition, and is working on an expansion and full renovation of the Municipal Center. The project is estimated to cost $19 million (including the transition to temporary facilities) and will be paid entirely from reserves. The Village Board approved a contract with Williams Architects to design the renovation of the Gregory J. Bielawski Municipal Center.  The 14,300 sq. ft. of additional program space would accommodate additional authorized staff and increase built out space in the lower level for future expansion needs over the next couple of decades. The design development phase of the project is complete with actual construction to last through late 2018. During construction, Village operations have moved to the temporary facility at 505 E North Ave.

    The 500 North Gary Ave address is closed for all business until the new Municipal Center opens in late 2018. Village meetings such as Board, Red Light, Plan Commission, Administrative Tow Hearings, and other meetings as needed are now held at Fire Station 28 (365 N. Kuhn Rd.)

    The Village will continue to use 500 N. Gary Ave. as our mailing address during construction. A Drop Box for water bill payments was installed in the Ross Ferraro Town Center parking lot located at the southwest corner of Gary Avenue and Lies Rd. The 500 N Gary Ave. payment drop box closed on May 4th and should reopen in December 2018. The US Postal Service mailbox has been removed and will return in December 2018. The Village has also moved its Prescription Drop Box to the temporary facility where it will be available year round. 

    The transition to temporary facilities can be reviewed through this Story Map

    To review detailed site plans or the tentative renovation schedule view the links below.    

    Daily Herald Village Hall Renovation Article

    Village Renovation Concepts

    Project Contacts

    Green Renovation





    The Village uses several methods to extend the life of asphalt pavement in order to avoid expensive and disruptive roadway reconstruction projects. A neglected pavement may need to be replaced in 10-15 years, but a properly maintained pavement might last 30-40 years. This results in a great savings to the residents of Carol Stream.




    Due to a few years of shifting ground and thermal stresses, larger cracks in the pavement will eventually develop. At this point these larger cracks need to be filled with a flexible asphalt "crackfill" material. We use an asphalt liquid reinforced with polyethylene fibers. Although somewhat unsightly, this procedure prevents water from entering the pavement structure and creating larger cracks and potholes. Click here for a map of the streets which will have crackfilliing performed.

    Roadway Management System

    Engineering staff regularly inspects the pavement condition and enters the data into a computerized "roadway management system". This system documents the existing conditions, and helps predict future conditions based on past history. The reports generated by this system are used as tools to create the asphalt pavement maintenance portion of the capital improvements program.


    New asphalt pavements are sealed with an "asphalt rejuvenator". This product softens the asphalt, fills in small micro cracks, protects the pavement from oxidation (graying) due to sunlight exposure, and prevents water form entering the pavement structure. The expansion and contraction of water due to freeze/thaw cycles can quickly destroy a pavement. Sand is used for skid resistance.

    Restorative Seal

    The asphalt rejuvenator and crackfill procedures can usually be done twice on a pavement before a "restorative sealer" is used. This procedure covers the existing crackfill, fills in small cracks and pits, and again seals the pavement from water infiltration. Sand is also used to help restore a smooth surface. Restorative seal takes a little longer to cure than the rejuvenator because it is thicker and applied heavier. Click here for a map for which rejuvenator spray will be applied.


    After the pavement surface is no longer serviceable, the asphalt is ground off and replaced as part of the "street resurfacing" or "structural overlay" programs. The structural overlay is a thicker overlay for industrial and heavily traveled roadways; it may also involve use of a pavement reinforcement to further strengthen the asphalt. At this point deteriorated curbs and sidewalks are also replaced if they meet our criteria.


    It is only after the entire pavement structure, surface and base, are no longer serviceable that the roadway will need to be reconstructed. Only then will all of the asphalt be removed and new layers of asphalt base and surface be constructed. When the new asphalt surface is placed the entire cycle of rejuvenator, crackfilling, and restorative seal procedures can be repeated. Concrete curb and sidewalk may also need to be replaced if it is in poor condition.

    Active Village Projects

    Flexible Pavement Phase II 2016

    Flexible Pavement Project 2016

    Proposed West Branch of DuPage River/Fair Oaks Road Multi-use Trail Project


    Please click on the links below for information regarding Carolshire Commons Condominiums.








    Executed Consent Decree Between Village of Carol Stream and Carolshire Commons Condominium Association

    Violation Abatement Schedule By Month




    • Carolshire Commons Condominiums, located on the north side of Elk Trail west of Gary Avenue, was originally constructed in 1977 as an apartment complex, and was later was converted to condominiums. The property is 10.45 acres in size, and includes 18 three-story buildings of 12 units each, for a total of 216 units. Although all of the units are privately owned, many units are rented out to non-owners.
    • The Carolshire Commons Condominium Association (‘CCCA’) is responsible for ensuring that the common areas of the property and buildings are maintained in accordance with the Village of Carol Stream’s adopted building and property maintenance codes. Unit owners are responsible for maintaining individual units in accordance with the adopted codes.
    • The Village of Carol Stream neither controls nor participates in the election or appointment of the Board members of the CCCA. Only unit owners are able to participate in the election of Board members. Similarly, the Village is not involved in the selection of the management company hired to maintain the common property and building areas.



    • On August 31, 2010, the canopy over the building entry and balconies at 129 E. Elk Trail collapsed to the ground. Immediately thereafter, the Village retained a structural engineer to evaluate all canopy structures at Carolshire Commons Condominiums. The structural engineer found evidence that other canopy structures could be at risk of collapse, and so the Village condemned all remaining canopy structures, along with the access doorways and balconies beneath them. CCCA subsequently removed all canopy structures throughout the complex.
    • While in the process of inspecting the canopy structures, the structural engineer also found evidence that structural support members on some exterior balconies were rotting, resulting in a potentially unsafe condition. As such, the Village condemned all balconies within the Carolshire Commons Condominiums complex. CCCA subsequently replaced the structural support members on all 144 balconies in the complex.



    • Due to continued concerns about what appeared to be ongoing building and property maintenance code violations in the common areas of the Carolshire Commons Condominiums, in August 2012, a codes consultant retained by the Village conducted a comprehensive inspection of the interior and exterior common areas at Carolshire. The inspection report documented 665 code violations in the interior and exterior common areas of the Carolshire buildings. The report can be viewed by clicking here.
    • On September 21, 2012, the Village issued a Notice of Violation, placing the CCCA on notice for a total of 665 code violations and directing the CCCA to submit a plan for abatement of the violations.
    • The Village has been very successful in recent years resolving code violations under the Village’s ‘voluntary compliance’ philosophy. Over the past several years, the Village has worked on more than 2,000 building and property maintenance code cases, and less than one-quarter of one percent (0.25%) of these cases required an appearance in DuPage County Circuit Court.
    • In accordance with our voluntary compliance approach, during the period between September 2012 and September 2013, the Village sought to work with CCCA to obtain voluntary compliance on the
      abatement of code violations.



    • On September 26, 2013, having failed to obtain voluntary compliance on the remediation of all building and property maintenance code violations, the Village filed a lawsuit against CCCA.
    • With the lawsuit ongoing, the Village conducted an inspection in July of 2014 which revealed that 392 out of the 665 violations were found to have been corrected.
    • In 2015, the Village began working with CCCA and its attorney on a settlement agreement. The benefits of a settlement agreement are that it would be a court-ordered and court-enforced agreement that would establish a schedule for the abatement of the remaining violations, as well as
      penalties that the judge would enforce against CCCA in the event of a failure to comply with the terms of the settlement agreement.
    • In June of 2015, the Village again had an inspection of the common areas performed. 152 out of the original 665 violations remained, and 36 new violations were identified.
    • The lawsuit is still pending in DuPage County Circuit Court. At this time, the parties have agreed upon a consent decree that would establish the court-ordered terms with which CCCA would need to comply in the abatement of all remaining violations.



    • Upon the approval of the consent decree in DuPage County Circuit Court, all Carolshire Commons Condominium unit owners are required to receive a copy of the consent decree from CCCA.
    • CCCA will take the steps necessary to abate the remaining violations as provided in the abatement schedule approved as part of the consent decree.
    • The Village will continue to inspect the common areas of Carolshire Commons Condominiums in accordance with the terms set forth in the consent decree.


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