United States General Election - Tuesday November 8
Don't forget to vote! Early Voting begins on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 at the Kane County Clerk's office only. Click this link for more information. Kane County Early Voting
Early voting at early permanent polling places and other early voting locations, begins on the 15th day preceding an election, on October 24, 2016, and extends through the end of day before election day. You may go to any one of these locations to vote early. Early voting is NOT conducted at your usual polling place. Polling places will only be open for voting on the observed Election Day.
Click Here to view a PDF of Early Voting Locations.
Halloween Trick or Treat Hours
Halloween suggested Trick-or-Treat hours are 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 31.
The following safety tips are good to remember as your kids trick-or-treat throughout our neighborhoods: Children should always go in groups with adult supervision, treats should always be inspected by adults before they are eaten, be sure to caution children to always look both ways and use crosswalks when crossing streets, and motorists please be extra careful when driving through neighborhoods.
Please note, there is no rain date for trick-or-treating due to weather.
Have a safe and fun Halloween!
Coffee With a Cop - McDonald's - 190 Hansen Blvd.
Come meet North Aurora police officers in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships and enjoy a free coffee.
North Aurora police officers will be at the North Aurora McDonald’s, located at 190 Hansen Blvd., on Wednesday, October 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. to meet with residents to discuss community issues and answer resident’s questions. Please feel free to stop by and say hello.
North Aurora Blood Drive - Tues. October 25
Help saves lives...donate blood!
The North Aurora Blood Drive will be held on Tuesday, October 25 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the North Aurora Police Department - Community Room, 200 S. Lincolnway, North Aurora.
To make an appointment please visit www.heartlandbc.org or call 1-800-786-4483. Appointments are appreciated; Walk-ins are always welcome.
Please be sure to bring a photo I.D. All donors will receive a long-sleeve tee shirt as a thank you.
Electronic Recycling - 1:00-3:00 pm Woodman's parking lot
New Life Recycling will hold an Electronic Recycling event on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Woodman's parking lot from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Click on the link below for a list of items they will be accepting.
New Life Electronic Recycling Information
Village of North Aurora seeks community members to apply for the North Aurora Board of Police Commissioners
The Village of North Aurora is looking to appoint a Commission member to the North Aurora Board of Police Commissioners to fill a current vacancy on the commission.
Village President Dale Berman encourages residents to participate in committees and commissions in the Village, as an opportunity to be a part of their community and to offer their knowledge and expertise. Residents who are selected to volunteer for these positions are a part of the decision making process on many essential Village matters.
The board of police commissioners consists of three members, whose terms of office shall be three years and until their respective successors are appointed. The board of police commissioners has the authority to appoint all officers to the North Aurora Police Department, except for the chief of police and the deputy chiefs of police, subject to the ordinances of the village as codified or otherwise and the provisions of the Illinois Municipal Code (65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-1 et seq.)
Residents who are interested in committing their time and knowledge by serving on the North Aurora Police Commission, are invited to submit a completed commission application and may include a letter and resume outlining their background and interests. Applications can be found on the Village’s website at http://northaurora.org/forms.aspx and can be submitted to the Village Hall.
The applicant who is selected to fill this vacancy will be appointed by the Village President, with concurrence by the North Aurora Village Board and serve a three year term.
Employment Opportunity - Senior Water Plant Operator
The Village of North Aurora (population 16,760) is currently seeking candidates for the full-time, non-exempt position of Senior Water Plant Operator.
This is a highly responsible position which requires possession of a valid Class “B” water operator’s certificate as issued by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) or the ability to obtain one within a reasonable time period, as well as possession of a valid CDL license.
Please click the link for a complete description of the position requirements: http://northaurora.org/government/employment.aspx
2016 Free Leaf Pick-up Program
FREE curb-side leaf pick-up will run from mid-October through late November based on the schedule below. Residents should place their leaves at the curb on the appropriate Monday for pickup during the week.
Residents living on the WEST side of the River, pick-up will begin on Mondays the week of:
October 17, October 31 and November 14
Residents living on the EAST side of the River, pick-up will begin on Mondays the week of:
October 24, November 7 and November 21
Leaves must be raked to the curb by 6:00 a.m. on Monday of the pick-up week. Leaf piles must be free of any foreign materials including branches, plants, rocks and landscape waste. Leaves should be raked in a row parallel to the street, at least 1 foot and no more than 5 feet back from the curb. Piles should be less than 2 feet in height. Leaves MUST be out at the curb by 6 a.m. on Monday of the pick-up week; however, leaves may be picked up at any time during that entire week. A log of streets that have been serviced will be kept, and trucks will not go back down streets that have already been serviced.
To allow better access for the leaf collection equipment, please keep leaves away from mailboxes, ditches, pipes and culverts. Residents are encouraged to park in driveways or garages, and not on the street in front of leaf piles. Snow, rain, freezing temperatures or mechanical difficulties may delay or halt curbside leaf collection.
Residents may choose to bag their leaves, and Waste Management will pick up leaf-filled Kraft paper bags free, no stickers required, on Fridays during October and November. All other landscape/brush waste will require a sticker. The last pick up for leaves and brush/landscape waste (sticker required) will be the last Friday in November. Landscape pick-up will then resume in April. For questions, please contact the Village Hall or Waste Management at 800-796-9696.
April 4, 2017 Consolidated Election Candidate Filing Information
The Village of North Aurora elects officers at the Consolidated Election and conducts the elections as provided for in the Illinois Election Code, except that no office for which the nomination is uncontested shall be included on the primary ballot and no primary shall be held for that office. An office is uncontested when not more than 4 persons are nominated for each office have timely filed valid nominating papers seeking nomination for the election to that office. Uncontested nominations (or candidates nominated at the February 28 Consolidated Primary Election, if held) will be included on the ballot for the Consolidated Election on April 7, 2015.
For complete details and filing dates for both the Municipal positions and Library Trustee positions, please click the link below:
Municipal and Library Candidate Filing Information
Energy Providers Soliciting in North Aurora
Over the last few weeks, energy providers have been going door to door soliciting residents to sign up for their services and many residents have reported aggressive and sometimes rude sales tactics.
Chapter 5.34 of the Village Code regulates solicitors within Village limits. See below for a link.
These energy solicitors are required to display a valid Soliciting Permit issued by the North Aurora Police Department and must follow certain regulations, such as:
• Solicitor must immediately and peacefully depart the premises when requested by the owner, resident, or occupant.
• Solicitor may not perpetrate a fraud or misrepresentation while engaged in solicitation.
• Solicitor may not use abusive, vulgar, obscene, or offensive language.
• Solicitor may not threaten force, use force, or otherwise coerce a person being solicited.
• Solicitation may only take place Monday through Saturday, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
• Solicitor may not solicit at any residence that has displayed a “No Solicitation” or “No Soliciting” sign on the front door.
Note that some solicitors are exempt from the permitting requirement, such as religious, political, charitable, or soliciting for the purchase or subscription of books, newspapers, magazines, and other publications.
If you feel that a solicitor has violated one of the above regulations, please call the police department non-emergency line at (630) 897-8705 and report the solicitor(s) physical description and direction of travel. The police department has been issuing ordinance tickets to violators when appropriate and we will continue to do so. It would help if you provided your name, address, or phone number to the dispatcher so a police officer can follow up with you. We typically cannot issue tickets for anonymous complaints.
Finally, we’d like to provide you with some factual information concerning your choices of electrical suppliers in North Aurora. Last year, in June of 2015, the Village entered into a two-year agreement with Dynegy Energy as the energy supply for the Village’s electric aggregation program. The agreement provides for rates from September of 2015 through September of 2017.
ComEd is still responsible for the delivery of energy supply to your home and responsible for service calls. The current rate of 7.073 cents per kWh decreases to 6.838 cents per kWh effective September 2016 through September of 2017. The agreement and rate provides for 100% Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) to show that 100% of your energy supply is represented by hydro, solar, and wind.
Due to the decline in energy prices over the last year, the default ComEd price is 6.388 cents per kWh. This can increase or decrease by 0.500 cents per kWh due to ComEd’s Purchased Electricity Adjustment (PEA). Because ComEd’s rate is lower, residents may wish to switch back to ComEd for supply by calling Dynegy at (844) 351-7691.
Residents are also free to leave the Village’s aggregation and select a different supplier if they so choose. Please be sure to investigate any solicited or unsolicited offers carefully for termination fees, temporary low rates that escalate, etc. The Village will evaluate the benefits of a new aggregation contract in May, 2017 which would take effect in September, 2017. Residents are encouraged to contact Village Hall at (630) 897-8228 for any questions.
Recent Burglaries of Unlocked Motor Vehicles
The North Aurora Police Department has taken numerous reports within the last two weeks for burglaries to UNLOCKED motor vehicles. Mostly spare change and wallets have been taken from unlocked cars. The crime wave started on the east side of town and is now being reported on the west side of town. Residents should be aware of this recent activity and be sure to PLEASE LOCK YOUR CARS and report ANY suspicious activity by calling 911.
For further information please contact Deputy Chief of Police David Fisher at email@example.com or 630-897-8705.
Help Reduce Storm Water Pollution
Help Reduce Storm Water Pollution - Water pollution prevention and control measures are critical to improving water quality and reducing the need for costly wastewater and drinking water treatment. Because water pollution can come from many different sources, a variety of pollution prevention and control measures are needed.
Stormwater runoff occurs when precipitation from rain or snowmelt flows over impervious surfaces such as driverways, sidewalks and streets, which prevents the runoff from soaking into the ground.
Stormwater runoff can pick up debris, chemicals, dirt and other pollutants and flow into the storm sewer system or directly into lakes, rivers, ponds and wetlands. Anything that enters the storm sewer system is then discharged into bodies of water we use for swimming, fishing and providing drinking water. This in turn can increase costs for treating our drinking water.
In an attempt to educate the community on ways to prevent the potential for storm water pollution, we ask that residents be aware of the direct links between land activities and rainfall and snow melt runoff that drains into storm drains and ends up in our rivers and streams. Clean up pet waste to keep it out of street gutters; sweep up grass clippings and rake leaves to keep yardwaste debris from blowing into street gutters; apply lawn fertilizer and pesticides sparingly; control soil erosion on your property by planting ground cover; clean up spilled automotive fluids such as oil, anti-freeze and transmission fluids from driveways and don’t hose the spills into the street. Please do your part to help eliminate storm water pollution.
For information on disposal of hazardous waste and pollution prevention, contact Kane County at 630-208-5118. For more recycling information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 630-208-3841.
Waste Management Holiday Pick-up Information
Waste Management Recognized Holidays - In the event that any of the following holidays fall on a weekday, all refuse, yard-waste, and recyclable collections services on that day, and for the remainder of that week, shall be delayed one day after the recognized holiday. This will generally result in trash collection on Saturday for your regular Friday pick-up.
The following are the Waste Management RECOGNIZED HOLIDAYS that will affect trash pick-up in 2016:
New Years Day 1/1 - Trash pick-up Saturday Jan. 2
Memorial Day 5/30 - Trash pick-up Saturday June 4
Independence Day 7/4 - Trash pick-up Saturday July 9
Labor Day 9/5 - Trash pick-up Saturday Sept. 10
Thanksgiving Day 11/24 - Trash pick up Saturday Nov. 26
Christmas Day 12/25 - Trash pick up Saturday Dec. 31
All other holidays such as Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Columbus Day, or Veterans Day WILL NOT affect your regular Friday trash pick-up.
Call JULIE Before You Dig - dial 811
Planning a home improvement project this spring? Installing a fence or deck? Planting a tree or shrubs? Whether you plan to do it yourself or hire a professional, be smart and call J.U.L.I.E. at 811 before you dig!
Every digging project requires that you call... even if you are just planting shrubs or bushes.
Calls should be made 48 hours (2 business days) prior to doing any digging. The call is free and JULIE will notify all utilities to mark their locations to prevent any unintentional damage to underground utilities.
So be safe and smart - Call JULIE before you dig!
Southwest Fox Valley Cable Consortium
The Village of North Aurora would like to remind residents that pertinent information about our community is always available on the Southwest Fox Valley Cable Consortium's public access channel.
Additionally, please take a moment to complete a short survey (5-10 minutes to complete) which is designed to give Comcast customers in the Southwest Fox Valley Cable and Telecommunications Consortium communities (North Aurora, Plano, Sandwich and Yorkville) an opportunity to assist the Consortium in determining cable-related needs and interests as provided for by the Federal Cable Act (47 U.S.C. 546(a)(1)) and local ordinances. To take the survey, please click the link below:
Waste Management Trash Toters
87% of North Aurora residents currently use the sticker program to dispose of garbage. As a reminder, both the current contract and the new contract allows residents to rent a 96-gallon trash toter from Waste Management. The current price to rent a toter is $28 a month; however, under the new contract beginning June 1st, the monthly price is dropping to $23.
Toters may not make sense for everyone, but they do provide the storage capacity of approximately three-standard size garbage cans. Toters have wheels and come with attached lids to secure trash. Stickers are still required for trash items that don’t fit in the toter or for any additional receptacles. If you have any questions about the trash toters or are interested in renting one, please contact Waste Management at 1-800-796-9696.
Local Business Directory - Free listing for local Businesses in North Aurora
Just a reminder to our local North Aurora businesses that the Village of North Aurora has a Local Business Directory listing on our website. Local businesses can provide contact information and a link to the business website to be posted free on this Village Business Directory.
Please contact the Village at 630-897-8228 ext. 224 for further information on getting your business posted on the directory. It's a free service and provides an opportunity for your business to be advertised free to our residents.
Check out the Village's Business Directory here: http://northaurora.org/residents/business-directory.aspx
Water Department to Upgrade Meter Reading Equipment
The North Aurora Water Department will be upgrading some of the meter reading equipment located on the exterior of houses in various locations throughout the village, over the next 6 months. Please be advised, these equipment upgrades will not affect or interrupt your water service. Water department technicians will be performing this work and residents should not be concerned if they notice a village vehicle and/or village water technician working on the meter at their home. Please contact the North Aurora Water Department at 630-897-8228, ext. 223 with any questions or concerns you may have.