Village of North Aurora | Crossroads on the Fox

Village of North Aurora Strategic Plan


The Village Board has approved the 2016-2017 Strategic Plan for the Village of North Aurora. The Strategic Plan will be used to guide North Aurora into the future and help determine where the Village wants to go as as a municipal government, as an organization, and as a community over the next several years.

The following Goals and Objectives were devised during the Strategic Planning workshops and finalized for Village Board approval.  The elected officials and staff are very excited to put the plan into action.  

GOAL: COMMUNITY VITALITY

Design and install new gateway entry signage for the Village

Promote more local / community identity in School District including establishing intergovernmental dialogue with School District

Explore collaborative Intergovernmental approach to wetland development

Continue the Village’s branding and identity program; expand use of new logo and branding elements

Evaluate alternate uses and partnerships for the silo on the Fox River

Develop amenities along the riverfront and enhancements to North Aurora Riverfront Park

Monitor opportunities for community building space 

GOAL: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Explore options for the use of the Village parcel at Orchard Gateway

Expand economic development activities including marketing and promoting North Aurora

Facilitate economic and business development activities

Review the current status of the Village’s three Tax Increment Financing (T.I.F.) Districts 

GOAL: MAINTAIN AND STRENGTHEN THE VILLAGE'S STRONG FINANCIAL POSITION

Continue long term financial planning to meet evolving capital and operating needs for infrastructure and monitor threatened shared revenues

GOAL: EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE DELIVERY OF CORE SERVICES

Develop an implementation plan for a Geographic Information System (G.I.S.) use in the Village

Enhance resident communication options and methods to improve information distribution channels internally and externally for village services and activities

Enhance and develop governmental understanding and awareness

Continue to write / refine our Village wide Disaster Preparedness Plan

Explore equipment acquisition opportunities from federal/state surplus sales

Facilitate community outreach in Police Department, enhance crime prevention programs and interactions, explore expanded use of technology and methods

Continue evaluation of shared equipment and resource uses with other units of local government

Undertake annual or biennial strategic planning goal update meetings

Evaluate departmental staffing levels to address changing demands and programs as part of the annual budget process

GOAL: CONTINUE MAINTENANCE AND CAPITAL RESOURCE PLANNING FOR VILLAGE INFRASTRUCTURE

Take advantage of state and federal funding programs to improve the Village’s transportation corridors

Stabilize existing water supply and storage

Further evaluate the inclusion and design of non-motorized transportation lanes in the Village

Conduct a Public Works Facility Space Needs Assessment

Expand and Enhance the Village’s Water Conservation Efforts and Programs

Continue long term evaluation of annual infrastructure maintenance programs

GOAL: REDEVELOPMENT AND ENHANCEMENT OF THE ROUTE 31 CORRIDOR

Develop a plan and approach for the "Block One" (River District / Village Center) area of Rt. 31/56 focal point

Explore proactive redevelopment of retail / commercial parcels at the Rt. 31/56 intersection

Relocate the Route 31 Gazebo and create a pedestrian friendly recreation area at the Police Department

Monitor progress, visible indicators and accomplishments of redevelopment on Route 31, including streetscape improvements and/or private redevelopment

 

 

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Village of North Aurora
25 East State Street
North Aurora, IL 60542

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Administration (630) 897-8228 ext. 224
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Finance (630) 897-8228 ext. 225
Community Development (630) 897-1457 ext. 228
Code Enforcement (630) 897-1457 ext. 231
Building and Zoning (630) 897-1457 ext. 222
Public Works (630) 897-8228 ext. 260
Water (630) 897-8228 ext. 223
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