2016 North Aurora Days Traffic and Parking Guide
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North Aurora Days Parking and Traffic Guide
Wanted - Temporary Special Census Workers
Village of North Aurora
Temporary Special Census Workers
In the near future, the U.S. Census Bureau will conduct a Partial Special Census in the Village of specific areas that have seen significant growth over the last six years since the last full census in 2010. The Village has requested this census and will incur the cost. Local residents are needed to work as enumerators as well as clerical positions and field supervisor. Enumerators visit households and collect a few facts about each member such as name, age, and relationship to the householder. The Census Bureau will determine which applicants will fill these positions. The hourly rate paid ranges from $11.99 per hour to $16.49 per hour dependent on position, plus reimbursement for mileage and paid training, if applicable.
To be considered for temporary census employment, review the job description fact sheet to determine if you meet basic eligibility requirements. Then submit a completed job applicable to the Village Hall at 25 E. State St., North Aurora.
The job description fact sheet and job application can be viewed online by going to https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/programs-surveys/specialcensus/BC-170B.pdf. Paper copies of both documents can also be picked up at Village Hall.
Applicants will be contacted prior to the Special Census to take a job-related test to further determine suitability for census employment. The job description fact sheet and application also includes information about identification documents you need to bring to the testing session. If selected, you will be invited to attend a training class and then given a work assignment that lasts approximately three to five weeks. It is anticipated at this time that this Partial Special Census will take place during the month of September, 2016, although that is subject to change.
For more information about the Special Census jobs please email email@example.com or call the Village Hall at (630) 897-8228 and ask for either Bill Hannah or Mandy Flatt.
Community Garage Sale - Aug. 4-6
A Community Garage Sale will be held in conjunction with North Aurora Days this year. This is a Village sponsored community-wide garage sale planned for Thursday, August 4, Friday, August 5, and Saturday, August 6, 2016.
Residents who are interested in participating in the North Aurora Community Garage Sale must register to be included on a Garage Sale Map. Residents can download the garage sale registration form from the North Aurora Days website at www.northauroradays.com or pick up a form at the Village Hall. There is no cost to register.
Please submit the completed, signed registration form no later than 4:30 pm on Friday, July 22, 2016 in order to be included on the Garage Sale Map. Any registrations forms received after this date, will not be included on the garage sale map. Submit completed forms to: Village of North Aurora, Attention Cindy Torraco, 25 E. State Street, North Aurora, IL 60542. Registration forms may also submitted by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Garage Sale Maps will be available at the Village Hall and on the North Aurora Days website by Friday, July 29. Additionally, the community-wide garage sales event will be advertised in a local paper.
Garage Sale Form
* All registrations forms that are submitted by e-mail will get a response, therefore, do not assume a form was received unless you receive a response from the Village.
North Aurora Police Encourage Residents to Participate in National Night Out - August 2
NORTH AURORA, IL—On Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016, neighborhoods throughout North Aurora are invited to join over 38 million people in over 16 thousand communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide. National Night is nationally sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), ADT, Nextdoor, Associa, and co-sponsored locally by the North Aurora Police Department.
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. Together, we are making that happen.
From 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., neighbors throughout North Aurora and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on your front porch lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and law enforcement. To participate in National Night Out, all citizens have to do is to turn on their outside lights, gather with neighbors (in the front of the houses), and socialize. Your event can be as involved or simple as you want it and you set the hours. The North Aurora Police Department will have extra officers and McGruff the Crime Dog on patrol stopping by citizen gatherings. They’ll share crime prevention information, show off their squad cars, and give away sticker badges to the kids.
Residents hosting an event should register to ensure that they receive a police visit. Register by contacting Crime Prevention Officer Robyn Stecklein at (630) 906-8146 or email@example.com.
For more information, contact:
Deputy Chief Scott Buziecki
Public Information Officer
(630) 897-8705, ext. 752
Electronic Recycling - Sat. July 23 - 1:00-3:00 pm Woodman's parking lot
New Life Electronic Recycling Event - 1:00-3:00 pm Woodman's parking lot
NO Televisions are being accepted at this time. New Life Inc. Electronics Recycling has a drop off location at Woodman's Food Market Parking lot. Their truck will be available on Saturday, July 23 between the hours of 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm for all your electronic recycling, and they will unload your car for you.
Computers, routers, modems, radios, dvd players, stereos, phones, cables and speakers are some of the items accepted.
For more information on all electronics that is accepted, please click the link to access their website: http://nlerinc.com/what-we-accept/ or call New Life Electronic Recycling at 866-929-5551 for any questions regarding electronic recycling.
North Aurora Days is looking for VOLUNTEERS!
If you are looking to be a part of the North Aurora Days Event by volunteering, your time and assistance would be most appreciated! This is a great way to give back to the community!
Currently the North Aurora Committee is in need of assistance with the following events:
- Run for the Riverfront Event
- Cleanup during and after the event
- Various other event activities
Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to request more information on how you can be part of this great community event!
Check out the North Aurora Days website at northauroradays.com for more information about the event.
They’re Back… Summer Means Mosquitoes!
The Village of North Aurora contracts with Clarke Mosquito for our Mosquito Abatement Program.
Clarke Mosquito treats 1,450 on-street catch basins and 450 backyard catch basins. They inspect and treat 133 ponds or standing water sites and visit each site 9 times throughout the season. Clarke provides 4 community-wide truck treatments per season and 4 special event treatments.
Please call the Clarke Mosquito Hotline (1-800-942-2555) for any of the following information:
- To report high volume of mosquito activity
- To request information for when areas of the Village was last sprayed
- To report stagnant water
- To add your phone number to an automatic call notification list for when trucks will be spraying in your area
For additional information please visit the Clarke Mosquito website at http://www.clarke.com/
Kane County Electronic Recycling Suspended
Due to statewide problems with the electronics recycling law and the sheer volume of TVs that have been received, all Kane County electronics drop-off locations and the monthly electronics recycling event have been suspended indefinitely.
Please note that the June Extravaganza and Shred event will still be happening, for all other materials except electronics.
Please call Kane County at 630-208-3841 for alternate locations and up-to-date information on all recycling or visit CountyofKane.org.
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.
Mosquito Season Tips
Each year, the Kane County Health Department identifies positive West Nile virus mosquito pools and monitors human cases within Kane County. The process used to prevent the breeding of mosquitos that transmit the West Nile Virus can also be used to prevent breeding of mosquitos that transmit the Zika virus.
Residents should be aware that West Nile virus is transmitted to humans by a bite from infected mosquitos. Most people with the virus have no clinical symptoms of illness, but others may become ill three to 14 days after the bite of an infected mosquito. Only about 2 out of 10 persons who are bitten by an infected mosquito will experience any illness. West Nile virus can develop into a serious illness, therefore, consult your doctor if you feel you have been bitten by an infected mosquito. The best way to prevent West Nile disease or other mosquito borne illnesses such as the Zika virus, is to reduce the number of mosquitos around your home and take personal precautions to avoid mosquito bites.
- Avoid being outdoors when mosquitos are most active, between dusk and dawn. Use prevention methods whenever mosquitoes are present.
- When outdoors, wear shoes and socks, long pants and long-sleeved shirt. Apply insect repellant that includes DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus according to label instructions. Consult a physician before using repellant on infants.
- Make sure doors and windows hve tight-fitting screens. Repair or replace screens that have tears or other opeings. Try to keep doorsa nd windows shut, especially at night.
- Change water in birdbaths weekly. Properly maintain wading pools and stock ornamental ponds with fish. Cover rain barrels with 16 mesh wire screen. In communities where there are organized mosquito control programs, contact the municipality to report areas of stagnant water in roadside ditches, flooded yards, and similar locations that may produce mosquitoes.
Although no breeding populations of the mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus have been established in Kane County, it is important to note that the same precautions mentioned above will help prevent the breeding of these mosquitoes as well.
Additional information about West Nile virus (www.kanehealth.com/west_nile.htm) and Zika virus (http://www.kanehealth.com/zika.htm) can be found on teh Kane County Health Department's website or the Illinois Department of Public Health's website at http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/zika and http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/west-nile-virus
Storm Water and Illicit Discharge Detection
The Illinois EPA Clean Water Act established the NPDES storm water program to prevent pollution ativities of our streams, rivers and lakes. The act requires municipalities to address the most significant sources of pollution in storm water runoff.
The Village of North Aurora has adopted a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Ordinance and reports annually to the EPA on possible pollution activities and ways the Village prevents activities that may impact storm sewer systems. Storm sewer systems collect storm water runoff and distribute it directly to streams and rivers. In order to ensure the health, safety and general welfare of its residents, the illicit discharge of pollutants into the storm drain systems is prohibited.
An illicit discharge is any substance other than storm water that is being released into a storm sewer system. Motor oil, gasoline, paint, soap/bleach, organic materials (grass/leaves), fertilizer and animal waste are some examples of illicit discharges. These contaminants have a negative effect on the health of our local waterways and surrounding communities.
Some acts of illicit discharge include throwing animal waste into a storm drain, blowing leaves and grass clippings into the street, or hosing soap/bleach or lawn chemicals down the driveway into the street to run into the storm drain.
Certain other signs may also signify an illicit discharge reaching a stream or river. Pipes in disrepair or hoses that lead to a storm drain or body of water are all signs of an illicit discharge. Stains, suds, unusual odors, abnormal vegetative growth and structural damage to streets or inlets usually signifies a problem as well. A more obvious way to spot an illicit discharge is when there are materials flowing into streams and rivers from storm sewer grates or pipes during dry weather.
Residents can help prevent this pollution of our storm sewers by taking simple measures to keep our storm sewers free of pollutants. In addition, Residents can report any suspicious illicit discharge to the Village by calling 630-897-8228 ext. 230.
As a reminder to all residents, 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. For additional information please see the attached Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
Residents are free to leave the Village’s aggregation and select a different supplier if they so choose, or return to ComEd for default supply pricing. Residents are encouraged to contact Village Hall at (630) 897-8228 for any questions.
North Aurora Days Committee Names Bands for 2016 North Aurora Days
Planning is underway for the 2016 North Aurora Days and the North Aurora Days Committee has got a head start by booking the bands for the event in August.
Friday August 5, 2016
The Clones - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
The Breakfast Club - 9:00 pm to 11:45 pm
Saturday, August 6, 2016
Hillbilly Rockstarz – 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Labido Funk Circus – 9:00 pm to 11:45 pm
Click on the band names above to be linked to the band’s website or Facebook page for information on their music.
The North Aurora Days Committee is always looking for volunteers to participate with planning, as well as help the weekend of the event. Check out the North Aurora Days website and Facebook page for more information. Website: http://northauroradays.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/northauroradays
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
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!
North Aurora Accepts Credit Card Payments (no transaction fees) On-line and at Village Hall
The Village of North Aurora is excited to announce that residents/customers can now pay their water bill online, without transaction fees, using the following link: https://northaurora.merchanttransact.com
The types of payment accepted include Visa, MasterCard, Discover and eCheck. Residents and customers can also use this link to sign up to opt out of paper water bills, receive water bills by email and also view water usage history.
In addition, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover cards are now also being accepted at the village hall for payment of water bills, as well as other transactions such as building permits, business/contractor registration, waste stickers, or ordinance violations.
Along with the upgraded payment options, residents may have noticed a new format to the Village’s utility bill. The new format was designed to provide residents with additional information on their water bills, including a graph that illustrates both past and current water usage.
Please contact the Utility Billing Department at (630) 897-8228, x223 for further information
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:
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.
History of North Aurora book - Now Just $15
Stop by the Village Hall and pick up your copy of the "History of North Aurora" book - now just $15.
This book is a wonderful history of your community from the early days of when it was settled through life in the 1940's. This history provides some very interesting facts about North Aurora. There are numerous pictures on every page that provide a visual history as well.
Be sure to stop in soon to purchase a copy.
Bricks Available for Purchase for Veteran's Memorial
Memorial Bricks are available for purchase for the Veteran's Memorial Plaza.
Engraved bricks are placed in the Veteran's Memorial Plaza as a way to honor and recognize North Aurora Residents who have served and given their lives in service of the United States.
Single 8x8 bricks are $75 - Two bricks are $125
If you would like to honor a veteran by purchasing a brick, please stop by the North Aurora Village Hall at 25 E. State Street to pick up an order form or call 630-897-8228 for more information.
Fire District provides Lockbox Program for Senior Citizens
Did you know that the North Aurora Fire District provides lockboxes for residences of senior citizens who live alone or any resident with an illness or injury that would prevent them from answering the door in the event of an emergency situation?
There is a $20 deposit for the lockbox and it would be installed by the Fire District. The lockbox would only be accessed by the Fire District in an emergency and remains the property of the Fire District.
When the resident moves or requests removal, the lockbox would be removed and the $20 deposit would be refunded.
Residents who would like to obtain a lockbox or would like further information regardng this program, should contact the Fire Station at 630-897-9698.