Oak Park village announcements - Feb. 27, 2013

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By Community Editor

Public invited to learn more about proposed building code changes

Property owners and managers, contractors, design professionals and the general public are invited to learn more about proposed changes to building and property codes currently under consideration by the Village Board. Public forums are scheduled for 5 – 6:30 p.m., Wed., March 6 and 7 – 8:30 p.m., Wed., March 13 at Village Hall, 123 Madison St. Representatives from the Building & Property Standards Department, Fire Department and Business Services Division will be on hand to discuss the proposed changes and answers questions. The proposed local amendments, along with an overview of the changes, are posted online at www.oak-park.us/codeamendments. For more information, call 708.358.5430 or e-mail building@oak-park.us.

Forecast key to on-street parking when it snows

With the snow emergency parking rules being implemented twice in the last several days, residents who park on the streets are urged to plan ahead by monitoring weather forecasts. A snowfall of two or more inches may trigger the emergency snow parking plan, which bans parking on major streets designated as snow route and restricts when and where vehicles can be parked on other streets. Details are posted at www.oak-park.us/snow, including information on sidewalk shoveling requirements. To find out if the snow emergency parking plan is in effect, call 708.358.SNOW (7669) for a recorded message that is updated at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day if necessary. Information also is broadcast on VOP-TV, the Village's cable television station available to Comcast subscribers on channel 6 and AT&T subscribers on channel 99, and distributed via the Village twitter feed and facebook page. In addition, residents can sign up for notifications via text or e-mail at www.oak-park.us/notifyme.

Computer class offered to seniors

Individuals more than 62 years old who are interested in learning more about computers are invited to take a free introduction class at the West Cook YMCA, 255 S. Marion St. Each class requires two, two-hour sessions held the same week. Sessions are scheduled for 10 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 5 and 7, and March 12 and 14. Individuals whose second language is English also are encouraged to participate. For more information and to register, call 708.383.5200 or e-mail bedwards@westcookymca.org.

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