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Construction Project Updates September 20

 

Construction Project Updates September 20, 2019

Well Number 8  & 9 Transmission Mains
Patnick Construction has completed the Well 9 Transmission mains.  The Well #8 transmission main installation project has begun with the surveyors completing the construction layout. We are awaiting the constructor’s schedule.

Well Number 8 & 9 Pumps and Motors
Contracts have been signed and the next step will be to approve shop drawings.

Well Number 8 & 9 Well Building and Electrical
The Village received bids for this project on September 6, 2019.  The Village Board rejected bids at the September 16, 2019. The project will be split into two parts and the electrical work and site work bid as two separate projects.  The bid was advertised on Friday.

Well House Number 3 Demolition
On Thursday well house number 3 demolition was completed.  Restoration will be completed shortly.

2019 Street Improvements

  1. Summerwind: East Victoria Circle and Hidden Creek Avenue.

Pavement striping and punch list compilation is starting soon.

  1. Orchard Crossings: Westbury Circle, Forest Ridge Drive, Alexandra Court, Oakland Circle, Waterford Road, Fechner Circle, Messenger Circle, Hartsburg Lane, Hawksley Lane, Whalen Court, and Ritter Street

Corrective paving was completed on Friday on Messenger Lane punch list compilation and pavement striping will follow.

  1. Waterford Townhomes: Waterford Road, Kathryn Lane, and Arbington Lane.

Pavement striping and punch list compilation is starting soon.

  1. Patching: Arrowhead, April, Dee,  and Laurel 
    Pavement Patching has been marked out in white paint, this operation is expected to resume in September.

 

  1. Deerpath and Orchard Gateway: Intersection Repair (North Leg)
    Pavement striping and punch list compilation is starting soon.

 

If you need additional information regarding the Road Project please contact our construction inspectors. Rick Pace at 630.310.7574 or Eric Johnson 630.846.0830.

Silo
Bids were rejected at the August 5, 2019 Village Board meeting. Staff has met with a general contractor and is exploring a path forward for the rehabilitation and illumination of the silo.

LED’s
A preconstruction meeting was held with the contractor Utility Dynamics.  The contractor has indicated that work will begin in mid-October and completed by December 1, 2019.  The starting location will be determined before installation begins.

Tree Planting Program
Staff will be visited the nursery on September 4, 2019 and selected the 100 trees schedule to be planted by November 1, 2019.  

 

 


North Aurora Aggregation Program

The Village has managed an electrical aggregation program for Village residents since 2013. The program solicits pricing from energy suppliers based on the potential usage of residential accounts in order to try and provide a competitive price and option for residents to consider in comparison to the default ComEd rate. Residents have had the option to opt-out of the program and select either the default rate with ComEd or choose an alternate supplier. The program to date has resulted in savings of about $300.00 to the typical North Aurora resident and overall the program has achieved $1.5 million in total savings since its inception.

 

The Village’s current aggregation program expires in October 2019. The Village recently entertained bids to renew the program but unfortunately no bids were received with pricing below the ComEd rate.

 

Given that the submitted aggregation prices all came in above ComEd’s current effective rates the Village will be temporarily suspending the aggregation program and returning residents to ComEd. Please be advised that residents will see their first ComEd-supplied bill in November and ComEd will be issuing notice of this change. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Village Hall at 630-897-8228.

 

 


Resident and Police Work Together to Catch Car Burglar

North Aurora, IL – An alert resident and police worked together early this morning to catch a North Aurora man apparently burglarizing cars and police are now investigating additional, apparently linked vehicle burglaries.

 

At about 7:25 a.m., a resident reported that a suspect was seen entering vehicles in the 500 block of East Victoria Circle, provided police with a description of the suspect, and officers located the suspect a short distance away at Oak St. & Randall Rd.  The suspect was identified as Misael Bautista, 19, of the 500 block of Cherrywood Drive, and after an on-scene investigation, he was arrested and transported to the North Aurora Police Department, where the investigation continues.

 

After consultation with the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office, Bautista has been charged with Burglary, a Class 3 Felony, and Criminal Trespass to Vehicle, a Class A Misdemeanor, and is currently being held at the North Aurora Police Department.Misael Bautista Booking Photo

 

Bautista has been linked to at least one vehicle burglary and suspected in several more in North Aurora and the surrounding communities over the past six months.  Today alone, officers have taken 4 Vehicle Burglary and 3 Criminal Damage to Vehicle cases, which remain under investigation. All vehicles were unlocked.

 

Detectives recovered numerous items from Bautista and his residence which are believed to be proceeds from other burglaries, including numerous pairs of shoes, wallets, sunglasses, iPods or similar devices, and watches. 

 

Anyone with information or who may have been a victim of a burglary is asked to call the Investigations Division at (630) 897-8705, extension 610.  Anonymous tips may be left by calling (630) 897-8705 and choosing option 3.  Or call Aurora Area Crime Stoppers at (630) 892-1000 and receive a reward for information leading to a felony arrest.

 

Criminal charges are merely accusations and Bautista is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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For media inquiries, contact:

Deputy Chief Scott Buziecki

630-897-8705, ext. 752

sbuziecki@northaurora.org


Construction Project Updates September 16

Construction Project Updates September 16, 2019

Well Number 8  & 9 Transmission Mains
Patnick Construction has completed the Well 9 Transmission mains.  The Well #8 transmission main installation project has begun with the surveyors completing the construction layout. We are awaiting the constructor’s schedule.

Well Number 8 & 9 Pumps and Motors
The Village received bids for the pump and motor contract. This contract was awarded to Layne Christensen at the August 19, 2019 Village Board meeting. Contracts have been signed and the next step will be to approve shop drawings.

Well Number 8 & 9 Well Building and Electrical
The Village received bids for this project on September 6, 2019.  The Village Board will be considering staff recommendations and taking action at the September 16, 2019.

2019 Street Improvements

  1. Summerwind: East Victoria Circle and Hidden Creek Avenue.

Pavement striping and punch list compilation is starting soon.

  1. Orchard Crossings: Westbury Circle, Forest Ridge Drive, Alexandra Court, Oakland Circle, Waterford Road, Fechner Circle, Messenger Circle, Hartsburg Lane, Hawksley Lane, Whalen Court, and Ritter Street

Corrective work needs to be performed on Messenger Circle.  Milling of the problem was completed this week. Paving of the milled area and punch list compilation and pavement striping will follow.

  1. Waterford Townhomes: Waterford Road, Kathryn Lane, and Arbington Lane.

Pavement striping and punch list compilation is starting soon.

  1. Patching: Arrowhead, April, Dee,  and Laurel 
    Pavement Patching has been marked out in white paint, this operation is expected to resume in September.

 

  1. Deerpath and Orchard Gateway: Intersection Repair (North Leg)
    Pavement striping and punch list compilation is starting soon.

 

If you need additional information regarding the Road Project please contact our construction inspectors. Rick Pace at 630.310.7574 or Eric Johnson 630.846.0830.

Silo
Bids were rejected at the August 5, 2019 Village Board meeting. Staff has met with a general contractor and is exploring a path forward for the rehabilitation and illumination of the silo.

LED’s
A preconstruction meeting was held with the contractor Utility Dynamics.  The contractor has indicated that work will begin in mid-October and completed by December 1, 2019.  The starting location will be determined before installation begins.

Tree Planting Program
Staff will be visited the nursery on September 4, 2019 and selected the 100 trees schedule to be planted by November 1, 2019.  

Route 25 Paving Project (Lincoln Valley)
The final course of asphalt was placed on Route 25 at the entrance of Lincoln Valley.  Pavement striping will be placed on Saturday September 14, 2019.

 


Public Hearing Notice on Zoning Ordinance Text Changes Relative to Cannabis Land Uses

PUBLIC NOTICE FOR HEARING ON
ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT CHANGES RELATIVE TO CANNABIS LAND USES
PLEASE BE NOTIFIED that a public hearing will be held before the North Aurora Plan Commission at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at the North Aurora Village Hall Meeting Room, 25 East State Street, North Aurora, Illinois to consider the following text amendments to the North Aurora Municipal Code (Zoning Ordinance):
1) Title 17.8.2 to allow Recreational Cannabis Dispensaries in the District B-1 – Community Business District, B-2 – General Business District and B-3 – Central Business District as a special use.
2) Title 17.9.2 to allow Recreational Cannabis Dispensaries in the I-1 - Limited Industrial District, I-2 – General Industrial District and I-3 – Central Industrial District as a special use.
3) Title 17.9.2 to allow Cannabis Craft Growers, Cannabis Infuser Organizations, Cannabis Processing Organizations, and Cannabis Transporting Organizations in the I-2 – General Industrial District as a special use.
4) Title 17.10.2 to allow Recreational Cannabis Dispensaries in the O-R -Office and Research District and O-R-I – Office Research and Light Industrial District as a special use.
5) Title 17.11.2 to establish buffer requirements for Recreational Cannabis Dispensaries from the perimeter of school grounds, a playground, a recreation center or facility, a child care center, a public park or public library, or a game arcade to which admission is not restricted to persons 21 years of age or older.
6) Title 17.11.2 to prohibit on-site consumption of cannabis as part of any permitted or conditional use.
The proposed text amending the foregoing provisions of Title 17 of the North Aurora Municipal Code will be on file at the North Aurora Village Hall and available for public inspection, as amended from time to time. All public comments shall be taken at the hearing.
DATED: This 4th day of September, 2019
/s/ Michael Toth
Community & Economic Development Director


Construction Project Updates September 6

 

 

Construction Project Updates September 9, 2019

Well Number 8  & 9 Transmission Mains
Patnick Construction has completed the Well 9 Transmission mains.  The Well #8 transmission main installation project has begun with the surveyors completing the construction layout. We are awaiting the constructor’s schedule.

Well Number 8 & 9 Pumps and Motors
The Village received bids for the pump and motor contract. This contract was awarded to Layne Christensen at the August 19, 2019 Village Board meeting. Contracts have been signed and the next step will be to approve shop drawings.

Well Number 8 & 9 Well Building and Electrical
The Village received bids for this project on September 6, 2019 and is currently formulating a recommendation for consideration of the Village Board at the September 16, 2019 meeting.

2019 Street Improvements

  1. Summerwind: East Victoria Circle and Hidden Creek Avenue.

Pavement striping and punch list compilation is starting soon.

  1. Orchard Crossings: Westbury Circle, Forest Ridge Drive, Alexandra Court, Oakland Circle, Waterford Road, Fechner Circle, Messenger Circle, Hartsburg Lane, Hawksley Lane, Whalen Court, and Ritter Street

Corrective work needs to be performed on Messenger Circle, punch list compilation and pavement striping will follow.

  1. Waterford Townhomes: Waterford Road, Kathryn Lane, and Arbington Lane.

Pavement striping and punch list compilation is starting soon.

  1. Patching: Arrowhead, April, Dee,  and Laurel 
    Pavement Patching has been marked out in white paint, this operation is expected to resume in September.

 

  1. Deerpath and Orchard Gateway: Intersection Repair (North Leg)
    Pavement striping and punch list compilation is starting soon.

 

If you need additional information regarding the Road Project please contact our construction inspectors. Rick Pace at 630.310.7574 or Eric Johnson 630.846.0830.

Silo
Bids were rejected at the August 5, 2019 Village Board meeting. Staff has met with a general contractor and is exploring a path forward for the rehabilitation and illumination of the silo.

LED’s
Bids were opened on Wednesday July 31, 2019. The low bidder was awarded the contract by the Village Board at the August 5, 2019 Village Board meeting. The completion date for this project is December 15, 2019. Shop drawings have been approved.

Tree Planting Program
Staff will be visited the nursery on September 4, 2019 and selected the 100 trees schedule to be planted by November 1, 2019

Route 25 Paving Project (Lincoln Valley)
The developer of the Lincoln Valley golf course property has contracted Geneva Construction to make widen Route 25 at the entrance of the new subdivision this work will begin August 5, 2019 and is scheduled to continue to September 13, 2019. 

 

 


Plan Commission to Discuss Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act

Beginning on January 1, 2020, the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act will go into effect in Illinois, which will allow for the possession and use of small amounts of recreational cannabis. The Law allows municipalities to ban recreational sales within the community, but not the possession or consumption of marijuana in a community.

At a previous North Aurora Committee of the Whole Meeting, Village staff was directed to go to the Plan Commission to discuss this Act and potential zoning regulations for recreational cannabis dispensaries should the Village choose to allow the sale of recreational cannabis.

At the upcoming Plan Commission meeting on Tuesday, September 3, information will be presented to the Plan Commission regarding the State law. It is also anticipated the local medical marijuana dispensary will present on cannabis dispensary operations.

The public is invited to provide feedback.

The Plan Commission meeting starts at 7:00 pm at Village Hall, 25 East State Street.

Please see the attached packet for more details.


Messenger Library North Aurora to Close September 16th and 17th For Parking Lot Resurfacing

Starting Tuesday, September 3rd and through the month of September, Messenger Public Library staff and at times patrons will have to park in the Church parking lot located just to the west of the library as temporary parking due to an ongoing parking lot resurfacing project.

The project work will start August 29th and will run with its substantial completion by October 8th.

The Messenger Public Library (113 Oak St.) will need to be closed entirely for two consecutive days on Monday, September 16th, and Tuesday, September 17th, due to the entrance driveway and parking lots being resurfaced in their entirety. The north emergency driveway will also be regraded and redone with new granite gravel.

All of this is weather permitting the work to be done.

An Alternate (or rain day(s)) are the following Monday and Tuesday, September 23rd and 24th.

The Library Board thanks everyone for their patience and apologizes in advance for any inconvenience this may temporarily cause our library patrons. The safety of our employees and our patrons are of paramount concern during the duration of this project.

For further information on this project please contact the Library Administrator Kevin Davis at 630-896-0240 or via email at Director@messengerpl.org. Visit the Library website for further information at messengerpl.org.


Suicidal Subject / Officer-Involved Shooting

Suicidal Subject / Officer-Involved Shooting
August 22, 2019

North Aurora, IL – On Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at approximately 11:17 p.m., officers of the North Aurora Police Department were dispatched to the area of the 600 block of Birchwood Dr. for a suicidal subject. Officers were advised that the 54 year old male subject was driving a gold Lincoln Navigator and was believed to be armed with a handgun. Officers responded to the area and were further advised that the subject was making suicidal statements and threatening to shoot someone.

At approximately 11:37 p.m., an officer saw the suspect driving in his vehicle in the area of Timber Oaks Dr. & Eastview Rd. Officers attempted to stop the subject but he did not stop until pulling into his driveway in the 600 block of Birchwood Dr.

Officers observed that the subject had a handgun and was holding it to his head. The subject exited his vehicle, was moving toward the occupied residence attempting to gain entry through the open garage door, and ignored multiple commands to stop. Fearing for the safety of the individuals in the house, an officer fired one round, striking the suspect, who fell to the ground.

Officers began lifesaving efforts until paramedics arrived and transported the subject to AMITA Health Mercy Medical Center in Aurora, where he later died at 12:35 a.m. A handgun was recovered at the scene.

The officer involved is a 13 year veteran of the North Aurora Police Department and, per policy, has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the investigation of this incident.

The Kane County Major Crimes Task Force is leading the investigation.


U.S. Census Bureau to Begin Canvassing in Area

The U.S. Census Bureau will be conducting address canvassing for the upcoming 2020 census. Canvassing is expected to begin the week of August 19 in North Aurora and will continue for about two months into mid-October. 

From the Census Bureau Website:

Aug. 12, 2019 — Today, the U.S. Census Bureau briefed the media on the launch of address canvassing, the first major field operation of the 2020 Census. Address canvassing improves and refines the Census Bureau’s address list of households nationwide, which is necessary to deliver invitations to respond to the census. The address list plays a vital role in ensuring a complete and accurate count of everyone living in the United States.

 “The Census Bureau is dedicated to ensuring that we are on track, and ready to accomplish the mission of the 2020 Census,” said Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham. “We have made many improvements and innovations over the past decade, including better technologies for canvassing neighborhoods and developing complete and updated address listings and maps.”

The Census Bureau created new software called the Block Assessment, Research and Classification Application (BARCA). It compares satellite images of the United States over time, allowing Census Bureau employees to spot new housing developments, changes in existing homes and other housing units that did not previously exist. Reviewers also use BARCA to compare the number of housing units in current imagery with the number of addresses on file for each block.

“We were able to verify 65% of addresses using satellite imagery — a massive accomplishment for us,” said Census Bureau Geography Division Chief Deirdre Bishop during the briefing. “In 2010 we had to hire 150,000 people to verify 100% of the addresses in the field, this decade we will only have to hire about 40,000 employees around the nation to verify the remaining 35% of addresses.”

Census Bureau employees (listers) have started walking through neighborhoods across the country checking addresses not verified using BARCA software. In-field address canvassing will continue through mid-October.

To help identify address listers, employees will have badges and briefcases indicating their affiliation with the Census Bureau. They will knock on doors and ask a few simple questions to verify the address and any additional living quarters on the property for inclusion in the census.

Employees will introduce themselves as a Census Bureau employee, show their official government ID badge, and explain the purpose of the visit. People may also ask them for a picture ID from another source to confirm their identity.

The 2020 Census: In-Field Address Canvassing (IFAC) Viewer provides county information on areas that listers will visit.

This operation is one of several activities the Census Bureau conducts for an accurate and complete count. The Census Bureau also partners with the U.S. Postal Service and tribal, state and local officials to update the address list.

 “Ultimately, the success of the census depends on everyone’s participation,” said Marilyn Sanders, Chicago regional director. “And it’s important to remember, when you respond to the census you shape your future and the future of your community.”

The 2020 Census officially starts counting people in January 2020 in remote Toksook Bay, Alaska. Following the count of people in remote Alaska, most households in the country will start receiving invitations to respond online, by phone or by mail in March 2020.

The U.S. Constitution mandates that a census of the population be conducted once every 10 years. Census data is used to determine  the number of seats each state holds in Congress and how more than $675 billion in federal funds are distributed back to states and local communities every year for services and infrastructure, including health care, jobs, schools, roads and businesses. 

For more information on address canvassing, visit the Census Bureau website.


Free Fall Cleanup - September 20 & 21

The annual FREE Fall Clean Up Day has been scheduled for the West side of the river on Friday, September 20 and the East side of the river for Saturday, September 21. Please have items out by 7 a.m. as Waste Management will run extra trucks causing pickup times to change. All non-hazardous bulk trash items will be picked up for free. Stickers are required for all regular household garbage and yard waste, which will be picked up on the same day as the cleanup schedule.

 

For further information, download a copy of Waste Management’s “Collections Guidelines.” For electronic recycling, please see Kane County’s website at www.countyofkane.org/recycling.

 


Watering Restrictions Are In Effect

The Village of North Aurora would like to stress how this recent hot and dry weather has become very taxing on the entire North Aurora water system due to increased lawn watering. In order to maintain adequate water supply for domestic use and fire protection it is imperative to follow the guidelines of this ordinance (see full ordinance below).

The Village's monitoring system indicates lawn watering is beginning earlier than allowed and ending later than allowed. Watering is only allowed between the hours of 6am to 9am and 6pm to 9pm on odd/even days corresponding to your house address.

In order to ensure that the restrictions are being adhered to, North Aurora staff will be out days and evenings to monitor the lawn watering. Tickets may be issued (starting at $50.00 and increasing) to those watering outside of the allowed times.

Please do your part so everyone has sufficient, safe water both for domestic use and fire protection. The Village has had to issue complete lawn watering bans in past years and hopes to avoid this action.

Note from the Village's Water Superintendent: Lawns that go dormant will come back to life when we finally get some rain. Take a break from mowing!

Watering Restriction Ordinance: http://northaurora.org/departments/water/restrictions.aspx


Construction Project Updates August 2

 

Construction Project Updates August 2, 2019

Well Number 8  & 9 Transmission Mains
Patnick Construction has completed the Well 9 Transmission mains.  The Well #8 transmission main installation project will resume on August 30, 2019.  Surveyors will be on site prior to this performing construction layout.

Well Number 8 & 9 Pumps and Motors
The Village is seeking bids for the installation of pumps and motors for the newly drilled wells.  The Village will be receiving bids on August 13, 2019.  A recommendation will be presented to the Village Board for action at their September 16, 2019 Board meeting.

Well Number 8 & 9 Well Building and Electrical
The Village will be receiving bids for this project on September 6, 2019.  The proposed award date with be September 16, 2019. Stay tuned to our web site to see more detailed information about this and other competitive bid and proposal opportunities. http://northaurora.org/government/rfp-rfq-bidding.aspx

2019 Street Improvements

  1. Summerwind: East Victoria Circle and Hidden Creek Avenue.

Milling, which is grinding and the removal of old pavement, will begin on Wednesday. It will begin in the northernmost section and work its way towards Summerwind. This trajectory is due to the schools in the area. The process is expected to take around three weeks.

  1. Orchard Crossings: Westbury Circle, Forest Ridge Drive, Alexandra Court, Oakland Circle, Waterford Road, Fechner Circle, Messenger Circle, Hartsburg Lane, Hawksley Lane, Whalen Court, and Ritter Street

Milling, which is grinding and the removal of old pavement, will begin on Wednesday. It will begin in the northernmost section and work its way towards Summerwind. This trajectory is due to the schools in the area. The process is expected to take around three weeks.

  1. Waterford Townhomes: Waterford Road, Kathryn Lane, and Arbington Lane.

Milling, which is grinding and the removal of old pavement, will begin on Wednesday. It will begin in the northernmost section and work its way towards Summerwind. This trajectory is due to the schools in the area. The process is expected to take around three weeks.

  1. Patching: Arrowhead, April, Dee,  and Laurel 
    Pavement Patching has been marked out in white paint, this operation is expected to resume in September.

 

  1. Deerpath and Orchard Gateway: Intersection Repair (North Leg)
    OnAugust 5, storm sewer improvements will begin at the intersection of Deerpath Road and Orchard Gateway. The north leg of the intersection will be closed while this work is being performed, and will be opened at the end of each work day.

 

If you need additional information regarding the Road Project please contact our construction inspectors. Rick Pace at 630.310.7574 or Eric Johnson 630.846.0830.

Silo
Bids were opened on July 12, 2019 and will be considered by the Village Board on August 5, 2019.

LED’s
Bids were opened on Wednesday July 31, 2019. A recommendation will be presented to the Village Board on August 5, 2019 for action. The completion date for this project is December 15, 2019.

Tree Planting Program
The Village will be letting a contract for furnishing and installing  100- 3” trees.  Bid documents were  posted on the village web site starting July 24, 2019.  The bids will be received and opened on Monday August 14, 2019.  A recommendation will be presented to the Village Board at their September 2, 2019 Board meeting. The project has a completion date of November 1, 2019

Route 25 Paving Project (Lincoln Valley)
The developer of the Lincoln Valley golf course property has contracted Geneva Construction to make widen Route 25 at the entrance of the new subdivision this work will begin August 5, 2019 and is scheduled to continue to September 13, 2019. 


North Aurora Days 2019

 

North Aurora Days is here and you don't want to miss out!

The annual summer tradition this year takes place over the weekend of August 2nd, 3rd and 4th in North Aurora and offers a wide range of activities and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

Some of those fun-filled events include multiple parades – being the Lights and Sirens Parade on Friday evening and the Pet Parade on Sunday afternoon – to community-wide events – a garage sale spanning the weekend, book sales, dodgeball and softball games, and so many more – to of course the festival food and amusement rides and the live entertainment – featuring bands Billy Croft and the 5 Alarm, Libido Funk Circus, The Moods, Fool House and Strung out.

The hub of North Aurora Days takes place at Clock Tower Plaza (corner of Randall Road and Oak Street) where the amusements and food and main stage will be set up, but the fun doesn’t stop there. There are events spanning from Messenger Public Library to Mooseheart to Willow Lake to Riverfront Park, where the party really gets going with Sunday’s “Party in the Park” to wrap up the weekend.

A full schedule of events and locations can be viewed at northauroradays.org, along with additional event information.


Construction Project Updates July 26

 

Construction Project Updates July 26, 2019

 

Well Number 8  & 9 Transmission Mains
Patnick Construction has completed the Well 9 Transmission mains.  The Well #8 transmission main installation project is suspended until the project site dries out.  Our consulting engineer has been in discussions with Patnick.

Well Number 8 & 9 Pumps and Motors
The Village is seeking bids for the installation of pumps and motors for the newly drilled wells.  The Village will be receiving bids on August 14, 2019.  A recommendation will be presented to the Village Board for action at their August 19, 2019 Board meeting.

Well Number 8 & 9 Well Building and Electrical
The Village will be finalizing dates for advertisement and award of this contract.  Stay tuned to our web site to see more detailed information about this and other competitive bid and proposal opportunities. http://northaurora.org/government/rfp-rfq-bidding.aspx

2019 Street Improvements

  1. Summerwind: East Victoria Circle and Hidden Creek Avenue.

Miscellaneous storm sewer repairs and restorations were completed and will continue next week.  More substantive construction operations will resume following North Aurora Days. 

  1. Orchard Crossings: Westbury Circle, Forest Ridge Drive, Alexandra Court, Oakland Circle, Waterford Road, Fechner Circle, Messenger Circle, Hartsburg Lane, Hawksley Lane, Whalen Court, and Ritter Street

Miscellaneous storm sewer repairs and restorations were completed and will continue next week.  More substantive construction operations will resume following North Aurora Days. 

  1. Waterford Townhomes: Waterford Road, Kathryn Lane, and Arbington Lane.

Miscellaneous storm sewer repairs and restorations were completed and will continue next week.  More substantive construction operations will resume following North Aurora Days. 

  1. Patching: Arrowhead, April, Dee,  and Laurel 
    Pavement Patching has been marked out in white paint.

 

  1. Deerpath and Orchard Gateway: Intersection Repair (North Leg)
    The contractor has called in JULIE locates for this location and the contractor has requested staking information from the consulting engineer.  It is likely that the underground repairs to the storm sewer will begin shortly at this location.

 

If you need additional information regarding the Road Project please contact our construction inspectors. Rick Pace at 630.310.7574 or Eric Johnson 630.846.0830.

 

Pavement Striping
The Pavement Striping Project on Randall, Orchard  Gateway, Grant and multiple railroad crossings was completed on Thursday July 25, 2019.

Sanitary Sewer Televising and Cleaning
National Power Rodding has been in town cleaning and televising sanitary sewers on the south side of town near Sullivan Road. As they discover problems with a pipe they relay the information to the Village to address the problem.   On rare occasions this can cause water to spout out of toilets, sinks, and bath tubs.  Please report this to the Village if it occurs in your home.  This project should be complete next week.

Silo
Bids were opened on July 12, 2019 and will be considered by the Village Board on August 5, 2019.

LED’s
The Village is letting a contract to install 327 LED lights and 17 poles.  The pre-bid meeting was held on Tuesday July 23, 2019, bidders must be present at this meeting to submit a bid.  The bids will be received and opened on Wednesday July 31, 2019. A recommendation will be presented to the Village Board on August 5, 2019 for action. The completion date for this project is December 15, 2019.

Tree Planting Program
The Village will be letting a contract for furnishing and installing  100- 3” trees.  Bid documents were  posted on the village web site starting July 24, 2019.  The bids will be received and opened on Monday August 26, 2019.  A recommendation will be presented to the Village Board at their September 2, 2019 Board meeting. The project has a completion date of November 1, 2019


North Aurora Police Department Joins 2019 Illinois Speed Awareness Campaign

The Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP) has asked Governor J.B. Pritzker to proclaim Wednesday, July 24, 2019, Illinois Speed Awareness Day with the goal of encouraging the public to recognize the importance of speed awareness and driving safely.

The ILACP, partnered with FACES4, is coordinating the 3rd ISAD and are supported by ISP, Tollway, IDOT, Illinois Sheriffs’ Association, Illinois Truck Enforcement Association, Illinois High School and College Driver’s Education, AAA, and Illinois local and county law enforcement agencies and first responders have committed to take a proactive approach to promote safety for motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists through enforcement and education. The agencies will share information about the dangers of speeding, and the possible consequences speeding can have.


North Aurora Police to Participate in “National Night Out” Against Crime

North Aurora Police to Participate in “National Night Out” Against Crime

 

North Aurora, IL – On Tuesday, August 6th, neighborhoods throughout North Aurora are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “36th Annual National Night Out” crime and drug prevention event.

 

National Night Out is designed to: (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

 

From 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6th, residents in neighborhoods throughout North Aurora and across the nation, are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police.

 

Many neighborhoods throughout North Aurora will be hosting a variety of special events such as block parties, cookouts, and other gatherings.  There will be visits from police, including McGruff the Crime Dog, and the fire department.  We’ll be showing off our vehicles and interacting with the residents and kids.

 

We encourage residents to contact us if you are hosting a National Night Out gathering so that we can put you on our list to visit.  Please contact Crime Prevention Officer Robyn Stecklein at (630) 906-8146 or rstecklein@northaurora.org

 

 

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Village of North Aurora July 3rd Celebration

Visit our Facebook Page for updated information.

GENERAL: 

Like previous years, the Village of North Aurora will hold our celebration and fireworks show on July 3 (Wednesday).

It will be held at Riverfront Park (25 East State Street), which is right next to Village Hall. Read further down for parking maps.

The entire length of the event will extend from 7 pm until the end of the fireworks show, which launches at 9:30 pm.

The evening is bring your own food AND bring your own liquor (we also recommend bug spray and possibly blankets or chairs!).

MUSIC: 
Starting at 7 pm the 28DAYS Band will be performing in Riverfront Park for your entertainment. This cover band specializes in current TOP 40 and hits from 70's, 80's and 90's!

FIREWORKS:
The fireworks show will launch at 9:30 pm and for the first time it will be set to music! Speakers for the music will be at Riverfront Park.

PARKING: 
Handicap parking is available at Riverfront Park and Village Hall. The back lot of Village Hall will be closed.

Click the following link to access the parking map for your convenience: https://tinyurl.com/y5f32r5g

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!


North Aurora Police Department Tentative Written Entrance Examination Scores

The Village of North Aurora Police Department recently had written testing for its eligibility list. 

View the Tentative Written Entrance Examination Scores here.


Municipal Aggregation program update

In 2012, the residents approved a resolution to have the Village manage a Municipal Aggregation program. The Village seeks competitive pricing for the residents’ home bills and has been very successful since the inception of the program.  The Village’s current Municipal Aggregation pricing is 7.72 cents/kWh through October of this year.

ComEd issues residential pricing annually. They just released their pricing for June 2019 to May 2020 at 7.063 cents/kWh (annualized). This new ComEd price would lower the average resident’s bill by approximately $6 per month.

Residents who would like to opt out of the program and return to ComEd should need to call 1-844-351-7691. Please have your ComEd account number available when you call. There are no fees charged to return to ComEd.


Waste Management Spring Clean-up

Spring Clean-Up -- Friday, May 17 - West Side of Fox River and Saturday, May 18 - East side of Fox river

Waste Management will provide a free Spring and Fall Clean-up this year, and residents should note that the clean-up will be a two day pick-up based on whether your residence is located on the west side or east side of the Fox river.

Please note that the two-day pickup will include both clean-up, bulk items as well as regular trash (stickers required) being picked up on Friday, May 17 for all residents WEST of the river, and Saturday, May 18 for all residents EAST of the river.

The Free Clean-up provides an opportunity for residents to clean out basements and attics and dispose of bulk items free of charge. Please be aware that all regular household trash and yardwaste will require stickers as usual


2019 Water Quality Report

 The North Aurora Water Department recognizes the need for safe drinking water and is committed to providing tap water that is superior to state and federal water quality standards. Drinking water is continuously tested and monitored to ensure quality and safety.

The drinking water quality report provides factual information about your drinking water including sources, water quality and treatment processes. The new 2019 Water Quality Report is now available on the Village's website.

Click the link for a copy:  2019 Water Quality Report

 


North Aurora Police Dept. Testing

The North Aurora Police Department, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is testing to establish a Police Officer Eligibility List with qualified, professional individuals interested in a career in law enforcement. Police Officers are responsible for enforcing all State and Local Laws and upholding the U.S. and Illinois Constitution.

Applications are available at the North Aurora Police Department located at 200 S. Lincolnway, North Aurora, Illinois OR by going to http://northaurora.org/departments/police/employment.aspx

A $40.00 non-refundable administrative fee will be due from each applicant when he/she arrives for testing on Saturday, June 15, 2019.


What can YOU do to prevent 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.

Storm water runoff occurs when precipitation from rain or snowmelt flows over impervious surfaces such as driveways, sidewalks and streets, which prevents the runoff from soaking into the ground. Storm water 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. When the water in our rivers, lakes, and oceans becomes polluted, the effects can be far reaching. It can endanger wildlife, make our drinking water unsafe and threaten the waters where we swim and fish.

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 storm water/rainfall and snow melt runoff that drains into storm drains and ends up in our rivers and streams.

The following tips can help prevent storm water pollution of our rivers and streams:

• Keep litter, pet wastes, leaves and debris out of street gutters and storm drains—these outlets drain directly to lake, streams, rivers and wetlands.
• Apply lawn and garden chemicals sparingly and according to directions.
• Dispose of used oil, antifreeze, paints and other household chemicals properly—not in storm sewers or drains. 
• Clean up spilled brake fluid, oil, grease and antifreeze. Do not hose them into the street where they can eventually reach local streams and lakes.
• Control soil erosion on your property by planting ground cover and stabilizing erosion-prone areas.
• Have your septic system inspected and pumped, at a minimum every three to five years, so that it operates properly.
• Purchase household detergents and cleaners that are low in phosphorous to reduce the amount of nutrients discharged into our lakes, streams and coastal waters.

Please do your part to eliminate storm water pollution. For more information on hazardous waste disposal and pollution prevention, please call Kane County at 630-208-5118.


Kane County Human Services Information and Referral Hotline

Kane County has created a Human Services Information and Referral Hotline for Kane County Residents. 

Dial 2-1-1 to get help with food, clothing, shelter, counseling, senior services, substance abuse, domestic violence, employment, transportation, legal assistance and other issues that Kane County residents may be facing.   The call is free and confidential with help available in a variety of languages.


North Aurora Named Tree City U.S.A.

The Arbor Day Foundation has named North Aurora a 2018 Tree City U.S.A. and awarded us  a Growth Award in honor of our commitment to effective urban forest management, environmental improvement and higher level tree care.  North Aurora achieved this recognition by meeting the program's requirements, including a Proclamation and observance of Arbor Day in North Aurora.

North Aurora is proud to be named a Tree City U.S.A. and wants to remind the community of the many benefits that trees provide.  Trees improve the visual appeal of a neighborhood, increase property values, reduce home cooling costs, remove air pollutants and provide a habitat for wildlife, among may other benefits.  


Census Bureau Job Fair - Messenger Library

U.S. Census Bureau To Host A Job Fair at North Aurora Public Library in March, April and May.

The U.S. Census Bureau will be hosting a hiring job fairs for the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census at the Messenger Public Library North Aurora (113 Oak St. North Aurora) on the following dates and times:

Wednesday, March 20th, 1:00 pm to 4pm
Monday, April 15th, 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Saturday, May 18th, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon

A Census representative will be available to answer questions and help with online applications. The Library will have laptops available allowing job seekers to apply online for positions.

The average salary for Census position is $ 19 per hour, flexible hours, many different jobs. Bi-lingual is desirable, but not necessary. Students in 12th grade and graduating this Spring and College students can apply.

For more information visit the U.S. Census Bureau website at www.2020census.gov/jobs or call 1-855-562-2020.


Waste Management Reminds Residents to Recycle Right - Recycle Often

Waste Management wants to remind residents to Recycle Right, Recycle Often - by clicking this link residents can find helpful information on the proper way to recycle items and to make recycling sustainable for future generations.

Certain items, such as plastic bags, food residue on items (such as pizza boxes), or styrofoam cups/containers can contaminate the recycling process, or ruin the entire load.  It may seem like such a small detail – a wrong item in the recycling bin – but it represents a global problem that’s preventing thousands of tons of recyclables from ever seeing a second life. 

Please do your part and recycle properly to be sure your recycled items can be re-used.  


Local Business Directory - Free listing for local Businesses in North Aurora

Just a reminder to our local North Aurora businesses: the Village of North Aurora has a Local Business Directory listing on our website.  Local businesses can provide contact information and a link to their 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 


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:

2019

New Years Day 1/1/2019 - Trash pick-up Satruday Jan. 5
Memorial Day 5/27/2019 - Trash pick-up Saturday June 1
Independence Day 7/4/2019  - Trash pick-up Saturday July 6
Labor Day 9/2/2019 - Trash pick-up Saturday Sept. 7
Thanksgiving Day 11/28/2019 - Trash pick up Saturday Nov. 30
Christmas Day 12/25/2019 - Trash pick up Saturday Dec. 28

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.

 


North Aurora Electric Aggregation Program Update

North Aurora Electric Aggregation Program Update

The Village’s electricity aggregation program was recently renewed for the period of October 2018-October 2019. At the time the decision was made to continue the aggregation program at a fixed rate of 7.72 cents/kWh, the Village was comparing that fixed rate to ComEd’s estimated comparable rate of 7.76 cents/kWh for the same time period. The ComEd rate to compare was based on a blended rate of the Illinois Commerce Commission’s published ComEd rate for the period of October 2018 through May 2019 (7.941 cents/kWh) and an estimated rate for June 2019 through September 2019 based on this year’s summer ComEd rate (7.395 cents/kWh).

The Village has since been informed that the current ComEd rate was recently reset BELOW our aggregation program rate to 7.29¢ for October 2018 through May 2019. ComEd’s rate was unexpectedly lowered due a settlement between the Illinois Commerce Commission and the Federal Regulatory Commission regarding electricity transmission costs.

Due to ComEd’s reduced rate of 7.29¢ the Village of North Aurora recommends that residents consider switching their account back to ComEd to realize this more favorable pricing. As the Village has negotiated a fixed rate for a one year contract with Dynegy, the Village’s rate can not change to reflect the reduced rate.

Residents are encouraged to return to the lower ComEd rate of 7.29¢, with no early termination fee. To do so, please call Dynegy Energy at 844-351-7691.

For any questions or concerns, please contact Bill Hannah, Finance Director at 630-897-8228, ext. 225.


Veteran's Memorial Commemorative Bricks

The Village of North Aurora Veterans Memorial located at Farview Dr. and Willow Way has room for additional engraved commemorative bricks!   

For anyone looking to commemorate or memorialize a friend or family member, Memorial Bricks are available for $75 for one, or $125 for two, with an option to include an engraving of the American flag.  Click the link for a copy of the Memorial Brick Order Form and submit the completed form with a check payable to the Village of North Aurora. 

Memorial Brick Order Form


State of the Village Address - Video

The Village of North Aurora recently held our State of the Village Address at Oak Street Restaurant on March 14th, hosted by the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Check out the Video on our YouTube Channel to watch Mayor Berman's addres and see what's been happening in North Aurora this past year and where we are headed in the future. 

YouTube Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMkeYokjaGo 


Mutual Ground - Break the Cycle of Domestic Violence and Abuse

Mutual Ground in Aurora is a safe place where people come together to break the cycle of domestic violence and sexual abuse. Mutual Ground answers almost 2,000 calls for help each and every month with 24-hour hotlines staffed by trained Mutual Ground Crisis Intervention Advocates. As one of the oldest and largest domestic violence and sexual assault service agencies in the state of Illinois, Mutual Ground is the place where the healing begins. Located in Aurora, Illinois, Mutual Ground serves the Greater Aurora area, Southern Kane and all of Kendall County.

Mutual Ground provides help to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault free of charge, with support from grants, churches, civic groups, corporate and individual donors. Their services include an emergency shelter along with all of the tools, support and services victims will need for the healing to begin.

Mutual Ground also welcomes the valuable contribution of volunteers. We are flexible in terms of time commitment, requesting part-time, seasonal and full-time help.
Additionally, Mutual Ground also provides prevention and awareness programs for the community that can save families and lives. Are you looking for a speaker for your community group? Mutual Ground prevention programs promote awareness and are often an important first step in breaking the cycle of domestic violence and sexual abuse.

If you know of someone who may be in need assistance, if you are looking to volunteer or if you want to schedule a program for your community group to learn awareness and prevention, please contact Mutual Ground by calling 630-897-0084 or visit their website: http://www.mutualground.org.


Residential burglar alarm registration

The Police Department reminds all residents who have home burglar alarm systems to please complete an alarm registration form before January 1st, 2018.  If you have any questions about alarm registration, please contact the Police Department Records section at 630-897-8705.  Registration Form


Purchase Exchange Location - North Aurora Police Dept.

New Purchase Exchange Location

The parking lot of the North Aurora Police Department is now a purchase exchange location.

A parking space in front of the station, located at 200 S. Lincolnway, on the northwest corner of Rt. 31 & Airport Rd., has been designated as a “Purchase Exchange Location” to give residents a safe location to complete internet sales. The area is well-lit at night and recorded by surveillance cameras 24 hours per day. A sign has been posted to mark the location.

“The North Aurora police want to make a safe and secure place for people to exchange purchases,” said Chief of Police David Fisher. “The parking lot of the police department is a safe location to do so, as police are in and out of the building and the lot is under constant video surveillance,” he said.

The exchange location is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week on a first come, first served basis, though officers won’t be monitoring it in real time. If someone needs assistance, people should ask for an officer at the front desk or use the call box located inside the front entrance to reach dispatch. Call 911 if there is an emergency. Police recommend people use the exchange location during daylight hours.

The North Aurora Police Department recommends using our purchase exchange location whenever you have to meet a stranger to complete a sale. Don’t go alone and don’t go to someone’s home or invite them to yours.


North Aurora Crisis Intervention Team

The North Aurora Police Department has established a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), which is comprised of officers who have received specialized training to improve responses to people that are mentally challenged, have special needs, or who are in crisis. The team members will take a primary role in responding to calls that involve persons in a crisis situation.
These officers have each received 40 hours of intensive CIT training through the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB) on recognizing and addressing individuals in the community who have a mental illness, special needs, or behavioral disability, which will allow them to better assist community members through de-escalation of crisis situations, referrals to counselling agencies or medical providers, and improved communication.

The national CIT training curriculum was developed by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the University of Memphis CIT Center, CIT International, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. According to NAMI, CIT “teaches a new set of skills . . . the words, approach and body language that convince a person to get help, or defuse a potentially violent encounter.”

The North Aurora Police Department Crisis Intervention Team aims to provide improved services for the mentally challenged & special needs communities by learning about them - for instance, what upsets them, what calms them down, what to say, and what not to say - and providing this information to officers responding to a crisis so that they can use it to de-escalate the situation safely for all involved.

If you or someone you know is suffering from mental illness, or has special needs please contact the North Aurora Police Department at (630) 897-8705 and ask to speak with a CIT officer so they may further explain the services that the team can provide.


Kane County Hoarding Task Force - Information and Assistance


What is hoarding?

"Hoarding is a complex disorder that is made up of three connected problems: 1) collecting too many items, 2) difficulty getting rid of items, and 3) problems with organization. These problems can lead to significant amounts of clutter which can severely limit the use of living spaces, pose safety and/or health risks, and result in significant distress and/or impairment in day-to-day living."  -  International OCD Foundation

North Aurora is a member of the Kane County Hoarding Task Force, which provides individuals, agencies, and organizations with the tools to help with this issue and aims to serve as a clearinghouse of hoarding information and resources in Kane County, Illinois. 

The Kane County Hoarding Task Force was formed in 2014 to create a holistic approach to dealing with hoarding situations in Kane County. Member agencies work together to address all aspects of care, including mental health, senior services, animal control, cleanup and prevention of recidivism. 

If you or someone you know needs help with a hoarding situation or would like more information on resources, Please click on the link at http://www.kchoarding.org/ for information and connections for help with the following:

• Animal Welfare Representatives
• Attorneys
• Clean-up/Restoration
• Financial Services
• Government Agencies
• Human Service Agencies

North Aurora - Municipal Task Force Contact
North Aurora Police Dept
Ofc. Robyn Stecklein
630-906-8146
rstecklein@vil.north-aurora.il.us


Overweight / Oversize Permits

Starting April 1st, 2017 the Village of North Aurora will be changing the way we process our overweight/oversize permits. We will be using an online-based permitting system via the website, www.oxcartpermits.com. Once the software is implemented, the older system of processing permits (via fax and/or email) will be discontinued. Any of the old permitting forms submitted after that time will not be accepted and/or approved.

Any company wanting to apply for an overweight/oversize permit in the Village of North Aurora will have to use the Oxcart permitting software. Registration is easy and can be completed on the Oxcart website under the Trucking login/sign up link https://www.oxcartpermits.com/user/trucking. Once registered, companies will then be able to reap the benefits of the following via Oxcart:

• Access a simple to use online interface for requesting local permits
• Paperless permits downloadable to your computer or any mobile device
• Eliminate tedious paper processes, faxing and phone calls
• Speed the process of permit approvals
• Features an online, interactive mapping solution to assist in route selection
• Online permit approvals pushed to your email inbox
• Provide an easy, online payment system (Credit Card Only – see below)

Processing and Credit Card Fees
In addition to the Village of North Aurora permit fees, Oxcart will require a nominal processing fee for each permit. Oxcart will also assess a credit card fee for each permit processed. Those charges are as follows:

• Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and Diner’s Club – 2.9% of total permitting fee (permit & processing fee combined)
• Plus a $.30 transaction fee for ALL permits

If you have any questions, please contact Sgt. Daniel Cyko or a Records Specialist at the North Aurora Police Department by calling 630-897-8705 or sending an email to truckpermit@northaurora.org.


Village of North Aurora

25 East State Street
North Aurora, IL 60542

Driving Directions

Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Village Departments

Village Hall (630) 897-8228
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 Dev. (630) 897-1457 ext. 222
Code Enforcement (630) 897-1457 ext. 231
Building and Zoning (630) 897-1457 ext. 259
Public Works (630) 897-8228 ext. 260
Water (630) 897-8228 ext. 223
Fire District (630) 897-9698