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Strategic Plan

The Village Board has approved the 2022-2023 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 are objectives under the five overarching goals.

GOAL: COMMUNITY VITALITY

  • Promote more local / community identity in School District including establishing intergovernmental dialogue with School District
  • Pursue opportunities for green initiatives
  • Establish a dog park in North Aurora
  • Explore opportunities to create and increase community events and activities

GOAL: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  • Review zoning use classifications for all non-residential districts
  • Explore options for the use of vacant Village properties
  • Enhance the Towne Centre Development
  • Facilitate economic and business development activities

GOAL: EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE DELIVERY OF CORE SERVICES

  • Continue long term financial planning to meet evolving capital and operating needs for infrastructure and monitor threatened shared revenues
  • Review potential opportunities for a future Village Hall site
  • 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
  • Explore procurement opportunities for expedited equipment acquisition and collaborative purchasing
  • Facilitate community outreach in Police Department, enhance crime prevention programs and interactions, and explore expanded use of technology and methods
  • Undertake biennial strategic planning goal update meetings

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
  • Continue design and building of a new Public Works facility
  • Continue long term evaluation of annual infrastructure maintenance programs

GOAL: REVITALIZE THE ROUTE 31 CORRIDOR AND CREATE A COMMUNITY FOCAL POINT

  • Explore redevelopment options to create a focal point of the Route 31 Corridor between John and Oak Street and between Route 31 and the Route 25
  • Evaluate alternate uses and partnerships for the silo on the Fox River
  • Develop amenities along the riverfront and enhancements to North Aurora Riverfront Park
  • Remove the Fox River dam
  • Monitor progress, visible indicators and accomplishments of redevelopment on Route 31, including streetscape improvements and/or private redevelopment
  • Utilize Village TIF districts for redevelopment projects
  • Coordinate efforts with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) on corridor enhancements

Please find the full 2022-23 Strategic Plan here


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