Village of North Aurora | Crossroads on the Fox

Village of North Aurora Strategic Plan


The Village Board has approved the 2015-2016 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

Conduct a formal building needs assessment for a community building/space

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 and management in the Village

Develop a Village flag embracing our new logo and color scheme

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

GOAL: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

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

Expand economic development activities including marketing and promoting of North Aurora

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

Develop a Village Economic Action Plan to facilitate economic and business development activities

Facilitate the location/opening of more sit-down restaurants and dining options in the Village particularly on Orchard or Randall Roads

Explore the feasibility, interest, and requirements of a "convention center" or "destination attraction" in North Aurora on available parcels and at key locations

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 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

Continue to write / refine our Village wide Disaster Preparedness Plan

Explore equipment acquisition opportunities from federal/state surplus sales

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

Take advantage of the ITEP program to improve the Village’s transportation corridors

Continue evaluation of shared equipment and resource uses with other units of local government (consider establishing an equipment exchange)

Undertake yearly or bi-yearly strategic 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

Reach emergency water distribution inter-connect agreement with City of Aurora

Completion of the new 750,000 gallon elevated water storage facility

Build well #8 for Village water supply enhancement

Evaluate the need to upgrade water meter system to fixed base system; improve loss/cost and maximize integration of financial management software

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

GOAL: REDEVELOPMENT AND ENHANCEMENT OF THE ROUTE 31 CORRIDOR

Develop a plan and approach for the "Block One" 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

“Block One” consensus plan implementation begun and underway

See progress and 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
Administration Fax (630) 897-8258
Police (630) 897-8705
Police Fax (630) 897-8700
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
Fire District (630) 897-3050