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Halloween -- Trick-or-Treating

The Village of North Aurora has received several inquiries about Halloween trick-or-treating. At this time, the Village still has suggested Halloween trick-or-treat hours, being from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., on Saturday, October 31.
 
As always, whether to participate or not in trick-or-treating activities is at the resident’s discretion. Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, we do encourage residents choosing to participate to practice best safety measures to protect themselves and others. You can find the CDC’s recommendations for various Halloween events here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html#halloween
 
We do suggest keeping an eye on the Village website and Facebook closer to the Halloween date in the event any type of guideline or mandate is later imposed by the State.


Construction Project Updates October 23, 2020

 

Construction Project Updates October 23, 2020

Silo
This week the aluminum window covering was fabricated and installed on the west side of the silo.  Next week the electrical contractor will be running conduit to the top of the silo.

 


Scavenger Hunt Update (+ another hint!)

Scavenger Hunt Update (+ another hint!)
Another week gone by and we've got a few more entries for our fourth place drawing for a $25 giftcard. Way to go to everyone who has been participating and congrats to those who have finished! As a reminder, you have until November 9 to complete the hunt!
Based on the comments and messages the page has received, it looks like Location #4 (from Clue #3) is the sticking point for many of you. We know, it is a tough one 😉 To help out anyone who has gotten stuck please see a little hint below.
Good luck!
Hint for Location #4:
Don’t seek out the sly fox for help as it will lead you astray
Instead ask the loyal, loving bulldog to show you the way.


Free Leaf Disposal Dates and Information

Free Leaf Disposal

There are two options for disposal of leaves. Residents may bag their leaves in Kraft paper bags and Waste Management will pick up leaf-filled Kraft paper bags FREE on Fridays during October and November.  Please note: Yard waste (stickers required) will also be picked up on Fridays through November. After November landscape waste will not be picked up until April.

Residents may also choose to rake leaves to the curb for the Village’s free curb-side leaf pick-up.  Leaves must be raked to the parkway along the curb by 6 a.m. Monday of the pick-up week. Leaf piles should be less than 2 feet in height, must be free of foreign materials (branches, plants, rocks and landscape waste)  and raked in a row parallel to the street, at least 1 foot and no more than 5 feet back from the curb.  The village’s free leaf pick-up program will run from mid-October through late November based on the schedules outline below:

• Residents on the WEST side of the River, pick-up will begin on Mondays the week of:  Oct. 19, Nov. 2 and Nov. 16

• Residents on the EAST side of the River, pick-up will begin on Mondays the week of:  Oct. 26, Nov. 9 and Nov. 23

 The Village keeps a log of streets that have been serviced and the leaf-vactor truck will not go down streets a second time, once they have been serviced that week.  If leaves are not raked to the curb by Monday, 6 a.m. of the pick-up week, residents will have to wait for their next scheduled pick-up week or bag the leaves for pick-up.

 Residents are encouraged to park in driveways or garages during this operation, to allow better access for the leaf collection equipment.  Please keep leaves away from mailboxes, ditches, pipes and culverts.  Please note that snow, rain, below freezing temperatures or mechanical difficulties may delay or halt the curbside leaf collection program. 


Scavenger Hunt Update

Scavenger Hunt Update (+ a clue hint!)
We are excited to announce that as of this morning we have had THREE teams complete the scavenger hunt. Congratulations to all! Those three teams all have guaranteed prizes, however any team that submits the ten locations between now and November 9 will be entered into a drawing for a $25 giftcard to a North Aurora business AND in any case we hope you're having fun solving the clues and exploring North Aurora!
Since we do want everyone to have fun and able to participate and our guaranteed prizes have been secured, we're going to offer a little hint for the first clue location for those of you who may have gotten stuck this weekend.
Your hint is: Just as how the clues are hidden, this first location is a hidden gem of North Aurora. In fact, it's so hidden you may not even realize it is IN North Aurora. (p.s. addresses are not always what they seem ;))
(find the first clue text in full here: https://tinyurl.com/y6gd6j48)
 


Village Board Meeting Zoom Information

The Services Committee meeting and the Village Board meeting on October 19, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m respectively will be held electronically using the Zoom conference platform.

If you wish to speak during the audience comment portion, please use the "Raise your Hand" feature of the Zoom meeting or message the meeting host using the chat feature.
Below is the Zoom meeting information.

Topic: Services Committee Meeting 
Time: October 19, 2020 6:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Website Address: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84989027887
Meeting ID: 849 8902 7887
Dial In: +1 312 626 6799

 

Topic: Village Board Meeting 
Time: October 19, 2020 7:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Website Address: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89134058435
Meeting ID: 891 3405 8435
Dial In:
   +1 312 626 6799


Village-Wide Scavenger Hunt -- First Clue!

 
The North Aurora Village-wide scavenger hunt starts... now!
 
Before we get to the clue, a reminder of our general rules:
 
1) You (or your team) must have at least one North Aurora
resident to participate.
2) Please do not remove or tamper with clues and please put the clues back EXACTLY how you found them so they stay secure.
3) Do not post or share riddles or locations.
4) Make sure you write down each clue location as you will need to submit all ten at the end of the scavenger hunt.
5) All clues are located on public property
6) Have fun!
 
You can find additional details (and prize information) here: https://tinyurl.com/y33byuvp
 
Also, in the event you reach a location, scout out where you feel the clue should be and it does not seem to be there, please call Village Hall (630-897-8228) Monday - Friday 8am - 4:30 pm or message our Facebook page at any other time. While we certainly hope all of the clues remain where they are supposed to, in the event it has gone missing our staff will confirm with you that location and provide you the next clue so you can continue your hunt.
 
And now, without further ado, your first clue:
 
Over the tracks and into the woods
Onto the first clue we go!
A scenic bike path is here
But don’t follow it, oh no!
 
Look to the right of the three poles
But no rope for us please
Turn left where Goldilocks says “just right!”
Find your clue by stones in the count of threes


Coffee with the Mayor - Cancelled


Village-Wide Scavenger Hunt Preview

 

The Village of North Aurora would like to invite you to its first ever Village-wide scavenger hunt! This fun event will have you traveling all about North Aurora as you solve clues and riddles to find locations throughout town. And not only do you get the thrill of solving riddles and exploring North Aurora, you could also win a prize!


Our scavenger hunt will officially start on Friday, October 16, when we will release the first clue on the Village Facebook and website. You (or you and your team!) will need to solve that riddle to uncover the next clue that will lead you to a total of TEN locations around town. Please note, all clues will be hidden on public property.


If your team solves all ten riddles and finds all ten locations you win! There will be guaranteed prizes to the first three teams to complete the scavenger hunt and any other team that successfully completes it by the final date of November 9 will be entered into a drawing for a fourth place prize. And the prizes? A giftcard to any North Aurora business in the amounts of: $100 (first place), $50 (second place), $25 (third place) or $25 (fourth place drawing).


A few small rules for our scavenger hunt:
1) Since this scavenger hunt is for Village of North Aurora residents, you (or your team) must have at least one North Aurora resident to participate.
2) Please do not remove or tamper with clues.
3) We want everyone to have a chance to have fun and solve the clues, so do not post or share riddles or locations.
We’ll be posting further details as we get closer so please keep an eye on our Facebook and website!


Construction Project Updates October 2

 

Construction Project Updates October 2, 2020

Silo
This week Metronet has run their fiber optic line to the silo vestibule.  Fabrication of aluminum for the window will continue and delivered to the site in two weeks.  Electrical work will also continue.

 


Construction Project Updates September 25, 2020

Construction Project Updates September 25, 2020

Silo
This week the work the steel ring that will act as the base for the light fixtures was installed on the silo.  Fabrication of aluminum for the window and electrical work will continue next week.


Messenger Library Board Trustee Candidate Packets Available

The Messenger Public Library of North Aurora announces the following library trustee seats to be elected during the April 6, 2021 Consolidated Election: four full-term four-year seats.

Candidate information packets will be available beginning 9:00 a.m. Monday, Sept. 14, at the library's administrative offices 113 Oak St. in North Aurora. Stop by during the library's open hours. Packets are also available at North Aurora Village Hall, 25 East State Street beginning Monday, September 21.

Petitions can be circulated beginning Tuesday, Sept. 22.

Candidates must file completed forms and petitions with the Village Clerk at the Village of North Aurora Village Hall during the filing period beginning Dec. 14 at 8:00 a.m. through Dec. 21 at 5:00 p.m.

Filing hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday December 14 – Friday, December 18, and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 21.

Questions about the elected position of library trustee for the Messenger Public Library of North Aurora can be directed to Kevin Davis at  (630) 896-0240 or by email director@messengerpl.org.

More information about the Library is available at messengerpl.org


Village Board Meeting Zoom Information

The Services Committee meeting and the Village Board meeting on September 21, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m respectively will be held electronically using the Zoom conference platform.

If you wish to speak during the audience comment portion, please use the "Raise your Hand" feature of the Zoom meeting or message the meeting host using the chat feature.
Below is the Zoom meeting information.

Topic: Services Committee Meeting 
Time: September 21, 2020 6:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Website Address: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86510423356
Meeting ID: 865 1042 3356
Dial In: +1 312 626 6799 US

 

Topic: Village Board Meeting 
Time: September 21, 2020 7:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Website Address: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87611705980
Meeting ID: 876 1170 5980
Dial In: +1 312 626 6799


Annual Fall Clean-Up

The WEST side will be picked up on Friday, September 18.
The EAST side will be picked up on Saturday, September 19.
 
Stickers are required for all regular household garbage and yard waste, which will be picked up on the same day as the clean-up schedule.
 
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.
 
Following Fall Clean-Up, residents will need to use stickers on all large bulk items put out until Spring Clean-Up next year, as the free weekly bulk item pick-up program will end.


Construction Project Updates

2020 Street Improvements

This week landscape restoration was completed.  In the coming weeks outstanding punch list items and pavement striping will with be addressed and scheduled.  This will be the final update for the 2002 Street Improvement Project.  Any future inquiries regarding the project can be directed to the Public Works Department.  

Silo
This week the fiber optic cable installation was coordinated with our utility provider.  Work has begun on the structural steel ring and will continue next week.


North Aurora Police Introduce New Pilot Social Worker Program

North Aurora Police introduce new pilot social worker program

North Aurora, IL The North Aurora Police Department is excited to announce a new pilot program to provide a social worker as a resource to our community to help address issues that are not always criminal in nature.  This is an expansion of a longstanding partnership between our Department and the Association for Individual Development, in which A.I.D. has been providing victim services to our community for many years.

A.I.D. provides 24-hour outreach and wrap around services to victims of crime or trauma, and provides assistance to individuals that have basic physical and mental health concerns.  A.I.D. Victim Services has over 14 years experience working with fire and police departments.

A.I.D. Victim Services provides an on-call social worker to police departments for situations that cannot be resolved by police intervention alone.  Examples include sexual assault cases, suicides/homicides/deaths, fires, cases resulting in severe physical or mental trauma, domestic violence victims, and volatile parent/child conflicts.  Last year 71 clients were served through this on-call program and referrals.

In this new pilot program in place through May 2021, A.I.D. will provide a contract social worker to work in our facility roughly eight hours per week to follow up on recent callouts and officer referrals, make home visits as needed, and provide training to officers.  We are happy to introduce our social worker, Mekayla Anderson, who will typically be on duty on Tuesdays, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.    Anderson has a Bachelor of Social Work degree along with minors in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Aurora University.  She is currently working on her Master of Social Work degree, also through Aurora University.

Some of the areas that Anderson can help the public with include accessing mental health services, crisis intervention, emotional support, funeral preparations, accessing local resources, legal advocacy, safety planning, and accessing victim’s compensation.

This new pilot program will complement our existing Crisis Intervention Team, which is comprised of officers who have received specialized training to assist community members with mental illness or who are in crisis. Anderson will work with officers to provide community members additional services and resources.

North Aurora residents who would like to make an appointment to see Anderson, should call the A.I.D. Crisis Line at (630) 966-9393, send her an email at mianderson@aidcares.org, or walk into or call the police station at (630) 897-8705 on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. when she is present.

Conversations and interactions with Anderson are confidential, unless someone expresses they are going to harm themselves or someone else.  Additionally, as social workers are mandated reporters, if any child/elder physical abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect are disclosed, Anderson would be required to report those things.  Any other information brought to Anderson stays between her and the client. 

To access Victim & Outreach Services, please call the A.I.D. Crisis Line of the Fox Valley at (630) 966-9393.


Construction project update Sept. 11 2020


Construction Project Updates

Construction Project Updates September 4, 2020

2020 Street Improvements
The contractor is working on scheduling pavement striping and the restoration of disturbed areas on Maple, Elm, and Locust, and at locations where sidewalk was removed and replaced. It is anticipated these activities will start in the coming weeks.

Silo
This week the tree removal has been completed. Currently the general contractor is coordinating the lift rental to coincide with the delivery of the steel.  It is anticipated this will occur within the next two weeks.  Staff is also coordinating a response to a request for information from the electrical contractor.


Final Mosquito Spraying

Clarke Mosquito will be spraying the evening of Sunday, August 30. This will be the final scheduled mosquito abatement application for this year.
 
To report high volumes of mosquitoes or to find out the last time your neighborhood was serviced, please call the Clarke Mosquito Hotline at 1-800-942-2555.


Construction Project Updates

 

Construction Project Updates August 28, 2020

2020 Street Improvements
The contractor is working on scheduling pavement striping and the restoration of disturbed areas on Maple, Elm, and at locations where sidewalk was removed and replaced. It is anticipated these activities will start in the coming weeks.

Silo
This week Public Works staff researched camera specifications and is working on obtaining pricing on installation.    Next week the general contractor will continue coordination with the steel fabricator and installation contractor.


Community Garage Sale

While North Aurora Days 2020 may have been cancelled, we’re happy to announce that the Community Garage Sale is still on! This yearly event is one we feel residents can safely participate in while adhering to social distancing measures and we hope everyone has a fun, safe time.

All North Aurora residents are invited to hold a garage sale during the dates of August 27 – August 29, 2020.

2020 Garage Sale Map:

List of Particpating Addresses:

(For a full size image of addresses click here)

list of addresses

 


Candidate Packets Available

Notice is hereby given that North Aurora Village Hall will have candidate packets available weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning August 24, 2020.  Petitions may not be circulated prior to August 25, 2020.


Construction Project Updates August 21, 2020

 

Construction Project Updates August 21, 2020

2020 Street Improvements
Friday August 21, the contractor is scheduled to complete the paving on Maple & Elm.  Next week any remaining restoration and punch list items will be addressed.

Silo
This week Public Works installed a conduit around the perimeter of the silo that will house the electrical and communication cables.  The Fox Valley Park District trimmed the brush and removed dead trees along the shared property line.  Next week the Village will coordinate the removal of the large dead tree on its property, while continuing to work with the electrical contractors to coordinate the installation of communications infrastructure to the silo.

 

 

 


Village Board Meeting Zoom Information

The Services Committee meeting and the Village Board meeting on July 20, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m respectively will be held electronically using the Zoom conference platform.

If you wish to speak during the audience comment portion, please use the "Raise your Hand" feature of the Zoom meeting or message the meeting host using the chat feature.
Below is the Zoom meeting information.

Topic: Services Committee Meeting 
Time: August 17, 2020 6:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Website Address: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81490896616
Meeting ID:  814 9089 6616
Dial In: + 13126266799

 

Topic: Village Board Meeting 
Time: August 17, 2020 7:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Website Address: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87643864229
Meeting ID: 876 4386 4229
Dial In: + 13126266799


Construction Project Updates August 14

 

Construction Project Updates August 14, 2020

2020 Street Improvements
This week the contractor finished all village wide hot-mix asphalt driveway patches, finished all curb and gutter on Maple & Elm, and restored access where possible to all residents on Maple & Elm. Next week Geneva Construction plans on finishing all hot-mix asphalt driveway patches early in the week. Towards the end of the week, they plan on milling Maple & Elm, patching, and possibly taking care of all the adjustments.

Silo
This week the roofers have completed work at the top of the silo and sand the general contractor has fabricated a door for the silo.  Staff has been researching remote communications options for the lights.  Next week, Public Works will assist the electrical contractor by installing the underground conduit. 

 

 

 


Update: North Aurora Village Hall Closed Until Monday, August 17

Update: North Aurora Village Hall will remain closed through the rest of this week and will tentatively reopen on Monday, August 17. All employees will be working remotely and the public is welcome to call Village Hall at 630-897-8228 and conduct business via phone and / or email.

Original post:


Due to a precaution, North Aurora Village Hall will be closed on Wednesday, August 12, to be deep cleaned and disinfected following a COVID-19 concern. 

 

All employees will be working remotely and the public is welcome to call Village Hall at 630-897-8228 and conduct business via phone and / or email.

 

Village Hall will tentatively reopen for Thursday, August 13. Please keep an eye on the Village website and Facebook for any updates.

 


Construction Project Updates August 7, 2020

 

Construction Project Updates August 7, 2020

2020 Street Improvements
This week the contractor completed the replacement of the all of the miscellaneous concrete sidewalk replacement and the spot repairs on the 400 block of Locust.  They have also removed and replaced half of the curb and gutter on Maple and Elm to provide adequate street parking for residents while the concrete cures.  We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate the residents’ patience as street parking is limited on Maple and Elm.  Next week, weather permitting, the remainder of the curb and gutter will be completed and restoration of driveways on Maple and Elm and in miscellaneous areas will continue.

Silo
This week the roofers have begun work at the top of the silo and staff has been researching remote communications options for the lights.  Next week, weather permitting, the roofers will continue their work and the electrical contractor may begin boring the electrical service.

 

 

 


Village Board Meeting Zoom Information

Village Board Meeting Zoom Information

The Village Board meeting on August 3, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. will be held electronically using the Zoom conference platform.

If you wish to speak during the audience comment portion, please use the "Raise your Hand" feature of the Zoom meeting or message the meeting host using the chat feature.
Below is the Zoom meeting information.

 


Website Address: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87305570417

Meeting ID: 873 0557 0417

Dial In: +1 312 626 6799


Construction Project Updates July 31, 2020

 

Construction Project Updates July 31, 2020

Well Number 8 & 9
Wells number 8 & 9 are being integrated into the computer system.  The performance and production of both wells will be monitored over time.  No further updates on this project will be included in future construction project updates.

2020 Street Improvements
This week saw cutting of various sidewalks throughout town has been performed, and construction layout on Locust was completed by the consulting engineer.  Next week, weather permitting, it is anticipated that the removal of concrete curb and gutter will begin on Maple and Elm.

Silo
This week the painters completed painting the silo.  They will return in the future for touch up work but are done for now.  Next week, the roofers will on site to begin the roofing and the electrician is planning on boring the electrical service.

 

 

 


ComEd: Financial Assistance Support for Residential Customers in Need

Info from ComEd on Financial Assistance


Village Board Meeting Zoom Information

The Village Board meeting on July 20, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. will be held electronically using the Zoom conference platform.

If you wish to speak during the audience comment portion, please use the "Raise your Hand" feature of the Zoom meeting or message the meeting host using the chat feature.
Below is the Zoom meeting information.

Village of North Aurora is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Village Board Meeting 
Time: July 20, 2020 7:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Website Address: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89912011450

Meeting ID: 899 1201 1450

Dial In: + 1 312 626 6799


Police Investigating Fatal Crash

North Aurora, IL – On July 20, 2020 at 8:31 a.m., officers of the North Aurora Police Department were dispatched to Mitchell Rd. at Bilter Rd. on the Village’s east side for a traffic crash.

A preliminary investigation has revealed that a red Hyundai Elantra, driven by a 49 year old North Aurora woman was traveling southbound on Mitchell Rd. and attempted a left turn onto Bilter Rd and struck a green GMC Sierra pickup, driven by a 35 year old Aurora man, which was going northbound.

The driver of the Elantra was pronounced deceased on the scene and the passenger, a 67 year old North Aurora man was transported to Delnor Hospital by Aurora Fire Department paramedics and later airlifted to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove with life-threatening injuries.  The driver of the GMC was not injured.

The names of the involved drivers and passenger are being withheld at this time, pending the notification of next of kin.  No citations have been issued and there is no indication of drugs or alcohol being involved at this time.  The crash remains under investigation.

Mitchell Rd. was closed to traffic for approximately 3.5 hours while investigators documented the scene.  The Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team (KCART) and the Aurora Police Department Traffic Division assisted with the on scene investigation and the North Aurora Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and the Kane County Office of Emergency Management provided traffic control assistance. 

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to call the North Aurora Police Department at (630) 897-8705.

 

 

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For media inquiries, contact:

Deputy Chief Scott Buziecki

630-897-8705, ext. 752

sbuziecki@northaurora.org


Construction Project Updates July 17

 

Construction Project Updates July 17, 2020

Well Number 8 & 9
Contractors continue to work on electrical issues and punch list items.

Maple and Elm Water Main
This week, all of the water services have been installed on Maple and Elm.  Next week the hydrant on the old main will be removed, and the old main will be disconnected and capped.  Weather depending, Geneva Construction may begin concrete removal work.

2020 Street Improvements
No work occurred this week, Weather depending, Geneva Construction may begin concrete removal work.

Silo
The painters continue to perform patching on the exterior of the silo. In addition the concrete conditioning coat has been applied to about 35% of the exterior of the silo.


Coffee with the Mayor - Cancelled


Messenger Library to Reopen with “Grab & Go” Service

Messenger Library to Reopen with “Grab & Go” Service Starting Monday July 13 

The Messenger Public Library of North Aurora (MPL) 113 Oak St. plans to reopen to the public with reduced services and hours beginning Monday, July 13, with several changes in place for the safety of the community and library staff. MPL’s “Grab & Go” service will include browsing and material check out. Hours of operation: 

Monday & Friday:  9:00 A.M. – 5 P.M.

Tuesday & Thursday:  1:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Saturday:  9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

Closed:  Wednesday & Sunday

Cardholders will be able to check out library material and place holds. Patrons will be counted as they enter the building as capacity will be limited. Face coverings / masks will be required to enter and use the Library. Those in line will be asked to wait once capacity is reached. Study rooms, meeting rooms, laptops and seating will be unavailable. Public computers will be spaced six feet apart, will require reservations of up to 2 hours, and will be limited to one reservation per day.  Toys and computers have been removed from the Youth area.

In following with the Illinois Department of Health guidance for reopening public spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic, face coverings will be required for all library staff and patrons over the age of 2. Contactless services will be available for those who cannot wear masks. Patrons will be asked to limit their time in the library, and keep any staff interaction to under 10 minutes. Six feet of distance must be maintained. MPL also asks that patrons stay home if they or a member of their family is currently ill.  

Book Returns
The library book drops, located on the west side of the building, are open. Oversized or fragile materials should be returned inside the library. Returned materials continue to be quarantined before they are checked in. No fines will be charged until further notice.

Curbside Pickup

Limited curbside pickup hours will be available. Call the library during open hours to get more information. Only requested items can be picked up curbside. Cardholders may place requests through their online library account or by calling 630-896-0240 during library hours. See Curbside Pickup for details.  

Visit the library website at messengerpl.org for more detailed information and updates.


Construction Project Updates July 10

Construction Project Updates July 10, 2020

Well Number 8 & 9
This week Village Staff met with the consulting engineer to develop a plan to address the electrical issues at Well 9 and address the substantial completion date of the project.

Maple and Elm Water Main
As of Friday morning 16 houses on Elm have had their water services replaced.  It is possible by the end of the day that all the services on Elm will be replaced and the excavation of a few on Maple street may begin. Next week the replacement of services on Maple Street will continue.

2020 Street Improvements
After the water services are installed on Maple and Elm, the road program will resume on these streets beginning with removal and concrete work.  At that time punch list work, sidewalk replacement, and a drainage improvement on Locust will also begin.

Silo
Monday limbs were removed from a tree obstructing access to the silo.  Tuesday, the painters completed the power washing of the silo and have begun the restoration work.  Restoration work will continue next week.


Village Board Meeting Zoom Information

The Village Board meeting on July 6, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. will be held electronically using the Zoom conference platform.

If you wish to speak during the audience comment portion, please use the "Raise your Hand" feature of the Zoom meeting or message the meeting host using the chat feature.
Below is the Zoom meeting information.

Village of North Aurora is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Village Board Meeting 
Time: July 6, 2020 7:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Website Address: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81834787519

Meeting ID: 818 3478 7519
Dial In: + 1 312 626 6799


Independence Day - Village Hall Closed

Village Hall will be closed on July 3 for the Independence Day Holiday. 


Construction Project Updates July 2

 

Construction Project Updates July 2, 2020

Well Number 8 & 9
This week Village Staff continued collecting and preparing information for the IEPA to issue an operating permit.  Wednesday the IEPA issued verbal approval for both wells.  

Maple and Elm Water Main
Both streets have passed their chlorination testing.  This week the contractor was delayed by the weekend rain and the short week for the holiday. Water services installation will begin on Elm Street next week.   

2020 Street Improvements
This week Geneva Construction completed paving and restoration on April, Arrowhead, Briar, Dee, and Laurel.  A list of punch list items are being compiled for the contractor.

Maple and Elm will occur after the water main replacement project is complete.

Silo
The demolition contractor completed the removal of items from the interior of the silo and the removal of the Christmas tree from the top.  Tree trimming of trees in the area is scheduled for Monday.   The concrete restoration is also scheduled to start Monday.  


Illinois Business Grants and Assistance Programs

The State of Illinois recognizes the immense burden the COVID-19 crisis has placed on many businesses across our state, with many facing a disproportionate impact due to their inability to operate, loss of revenues or recent property damage due to civil unrest. As part of a broader $900M community and business assistance program announced by Governor Pritzker on June 17, DCEO will make available two new business assistance programs. These programs will direct working capital to help businesses recover quickly – with capital funds to help businesses sustaining damages restore and repair.

Please find all information for the Business Interruption Grants and Distressed Capital Program on the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity website. 


Coffee with the Mayor - Cancelled


Free Bulk Item Pick-Up Options

Did someone say free bulk item pick-up?

We know many of you have been missing the annual Spring Clean-Up, which Waste Management postponed due to COVID-19 safety concerns. For our clean-up events, Waste brings in additional trucks just for bulk items that generally have more than one driver per truck and given circumstances they have not been able to safely do so. And while at this time Spring Clean-Up is officially cancelled, last night the Village Board approved an agreement with Waste Management to offer an alternative so that our residents can still dispose of bulk items for free.

Starting this Friday, June 19, and going through the Fall Clean-Up date (September 18 and September 19), Waste Management is offering the following options for North Aurora residents:

• Sticker customers – (1) bulk item OR (1) additional refuse container per week with no sticker required (the first refuse container must have a sticker)

• Flat rate cart customers – (1) bulk item OR (1) additional refuse container per week with no sticker required

We thank you all for your patience as we worked with Waste Management to find a safe alternative to our Spring Clean-Up.


Executive Order Extending Outdoor Dining Hours

Today the Mayor has issued an Executive Order that now allows North Aurora dining, tavern and brewpub establishments to operate their outdoor dining areas for extended hours.

Establishments can now operate on Monday – Thursday from 10am – Midnight; and on Friday and Saturday from 10am – 1am the next day.

Previously under Executive Order 2020-05-22, establishments could only operate until 10pm on all days.

View the Executive Order in full here: https://tinyurl.com/yd88b6oq

View a list of all North Aurora restaurants here: https://northaurora.org/restaurants_northaurora.aspx


June 15, 2020 Village Board Zoom Meeting Information

The Village Board meeting on June 15, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. will be held electronically using the Zoom conference platform.

If you wish to speak during the audience comment portion, please use the "Raise your Hand" feature of the Zoom meeting or message the meeting host using the chat feature.
Below is the Zoom meeting information.

Village of North Aurora is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Village Board Meeting 
Time: June 15, 2020 7:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Website Address: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87590293046

Meeting ID: 875 9029 3046
Password: 947643
Dial In: +13126266799


Village Hall and Police Department Lobbies Reopening on Monday, June 15

The Village of North Aurora plans to re-open the Village Hall and Police Department lobbies to the public on Monday, June 15. Though Village employees have been working during this time, both lobbies have been closed in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
 
The Village has taken safety measures in re-opening, including the installation of glass at Village Hall public interaction counters, social distancing markers and signage. In order to enter Village Hall all visitors will be required to wear a mask and to adhere to social distancing guidelines.
 
Almost any service provided to residents at Village Hall can be conducted over the phone or via online services, so we do encourage the public to continue to do so to minimize risk. Please visit our website at www.northaurora.org or call Village Hall at 630-897-8228.
 
Village Hall is open Monday – Friday from 8am to 4:30 pm. The Police Department lobby is open Monday – Friday from 7am to 10pm.


Construction Project Updates June 12

 

Construction Project Updates June 12, 2020

Well Number 8 & 9 Well Electrical Work
This week Village Staff has been working on collecting information necessary to prepare applications for operating permits for each well.  Next troubleshooting the electrical work on Well #9 will continue.

Maple and Elm Water Main
This week Maple Street achieved passing samples.  Over the weekend samples will be tested for Elm Street. As early as next week construction could start on the water services.  During the installation of water services the parkway in front of residents’ homes will be disturbed.

2020 Street Improvements
This week Geneva Construction finished all concrete work and flow line adjustments, with the exception of Elm Ave and Maple Ave. Next week Geneva Construction plans on milling Monday starting with Arrowhead Street and continuing to Laurel Drive and Dee Road, leaving Briar and April Lane for last. Landscaping is scheduled to start some time middle of next week after binder has been placed. During the milling and paving operations, when the construction is occurring in front of a home, the driveway may not be immediately accessible.  However the operation is a continuously moving one, so the inconvenience will be minimal.

Street construction on Maple and Elm will occur after the water main replacement project is complete.

Silo
This week, staff met with the Construction Manager and discussed the limited demolition that already took place.  Next week staff will prepare an area to place lifts for future construction activities.

Dam Removal Project
The IDNR has contracted with a consulting engineering firm that will be performing a wetland delineation in the area immediately surrounding the dam next week.  Residents who have property that may be impacted will be notified.


Curbside Delivery of Materials at Messenger Public Library Starts

The Messenger Public Library (113 Oak St. North Aurora) will begin the curbside delivery of materials Tuesday, June 9th to North Aurora resident cardholders. Details on curbside delivery service is available via the following link: messengerpl.org/curbside-holds-pickup-service.

 

The Library building remains closed to the public until further notice due to the pandemic limiting contact between staff and library patrons.

 

Library staff since March 16th have been working behind the scenes or at home on maintaining online virtual services (e.g. downloadablve e-books, movies, virtual online programming, etc.).

 

Patrons with questions on services are able to connect with a Library staff member via online chat.

 

For information on all of the above services visit the library website at messengerpl.org or call 630-896-0240.  


Mosquito Spraying Begins Tonight

Heads up! Clarke Mosquito will be spraying this evening, June 5.

For reference, the Village will have a mosquito abatement application done once a month in summer during the evening hours as well as treatments of all catch basins and ponds.

To report high volumes of mosquitoes or to find out the last time your neighborhood was serviced, please call the Clarke Mosquito Hotline at 1-800-942-2555.


Executive Order Allowing for To-Go Liquor Sales

Today the Mayor has issued an Executive Order allowing North Aurora businesses with valid liquor licenses to now offer to-go alcoholic beverages for pick-up or delivery, provided they are in a closed, tamperproof container and appropriately transported for safety purposes.

Previously under Executive Order 2020-03-20, only sealed bottles and cans were approved for pick-up and delivery orders. Now appropriately packaged cocktails and mixed drinks may also be available. This Executive Order is intended to help support our local dining establishments and we can all raise a glass to that!

View the Executive Order in full here: https://tinyurl.com/ycjlkbmn

View a list of all North Aurora restaurants here: https://northaurora.org/restaurants_northaurora.aspx

Cheers!


A Message from Mayor Berman Regarding Safety and Protests

A message from Mayor Berman:

As our community is likely aware, there have been a number of escalating situations in our area since yesterday. I would like to assure you that the Village of North Aurora is constantly monitoring these situations so we can best respond to protect both our residents and our businesses.

We firmly believe everyone has the right to free speech and to protest peacefully. Safety for all those in our community remains our number one concern and as such you may see an increased police presence. Our police are here to protect and serve the North Aurora community, but to assist them and for your own safety I do ask that if possible you please at this time avoid making any unnecessary trips to any higher trafficked areas.

Thank you all for your understanding, stay safe and God bless.

Mayor Dale Berman


Construction Project Updates May 29

 

Construction Project Updates May 29, 2020

Well Number 8 & 9 Well Electrical Work
This week consultants, contractors, ComEd, and Village Staff have been working on troubleshooting electrical issues at Well 9. We are awaiting operating permits for both wells from the IEPA.  Next week the electrical issues will continue to be evaluated.

Maple and Elm Water Main
This week the installation of the water main was and pressure testing was completed on Maple and Elm Streets.  The mains were chlorinated and samples are being taken to the labs.  Next week, after the water achieves passing results, construction will start on the water services.

2020 Street Improvements
The project started on May 22, 2020 and continued this week with saw cutting and removal of concrete sidewalk and curb on the Dee, Laurel, Briar, April, Arrowhead.   Resident notifications are being distributed to those residents whose driveways will be impacted by construction.  Next week concrete removal will continue and these areas will be framed for concrete to be poured back later in the week.

Street construction on Maple and Elm will occur after the watermain replacement project is complete.

Silo
The contract for the Silo Illumination and Restoration project was awarded at the May 18, 2020 Village Board meeting.  The electrical supply for the project is waiting for connection from ComEd.

 


Village Hall and Police Department Tentatively Reopening to Public on June 15

 

The Village of North Aurora Village Hall and Police Department front lobby will tentatively be reopening to the public on Monday, June 15.

With the State of Illinois moving into Phase Three, the Village is looking to reopen Village Hall and the Police Department front lobby so we may continue to best serve our community. Safety for both Village staff and the public is of the utmost importance and as such the Village is currently preparing appropriate measures in order to safely open for all, which includes the installation of glass at Village Hall front counters.

Please be sure to visit the Village’s website and/or Facebook for further updates and information as it becomes available.


Executive Order Allowing Dining Establishments to Expand Outdoor Dining Options Once Phase 3 of Restore Illinois Plan Begins

Today the Mayor has issued an Executive Order allowing North Aurora restaurants, bars and breweries to have expanded opportunities for outdoor dining once Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois Plan begins, which could be as early as May 29.

This Executive Order is intended to help support our local dining establishments and safely begin to re-integrate dining back into our community. Outdoor dining may be allowed under the conditions set forth in the Executive Order.

This Executive Order applies to all North Aurora’s dining establishments and allows for them to expand their current outdoor eating areas and will also give dining establishments without current outdoor dining areas the ability to put up temporary outdoor dining areas.

We certainly hope that this Order will both help our dining establishments, who we know have been affected by COVID-19, and allow our community to safely enjoy themselves and support some of our local businesses at the same time.

View the Executive Order in full here

View a list of all North Aurora restaurants here


2020 Streets Improvement Project Notice

 


May 21, 2020

Dear Sir or Madam,

The 2020 Streets Improvement Project will begin saw cutting as early as May 22, and continue on Tuesday May 26, weather permitting.  The reverse side of this letter shows a map of the area impacted. This letter provides important information about the project activities, the project schedule, and contact information if you have questions or concerns. Periodic project updates, progress, and schedule will be available at http://northaurora.org/ starting May 29.  We apologize in advance for the inconvenience this project may temporarily have on your neighborhood.

Project Activities.
This year the work will be performed by Geneva Construction and their sub-contractors. The project will consist of the removal and replacement of the asphalt pavement, the removal and replacement of hazardous and deteriorated sidewalk and curb, the installation of and repair of some storm sewer, and the restoration of the areas that are disturbed by the construction activities.   During this project the Village of North Aurora will try to minimize your inconvenience. Please place garbage out on Thursday evening because Waste Management may come early Friday morning for pick-up. Mail delivery will not be interrupted and emergency response vehicles will have access at all times.

When the road surface is milled, a displacement (bump) will be created between your driveway and the street.  Immediately after this operation the contractor will ramp your driveway temporarily to provide access. If the curb in front of your driveway is painted for replacement, you will not be able to access your driveway until it has cured approximately 4 days to a strength to support vehicular traffic. The contractor will notify you in advance so you can get vehicles you need to use out of the driveway. The contractor will generally work between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., however they are allowed by ordinance to from work 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. During this time cars shall not be parked on the street.

Traffic Control.
You will notice traffic control devices like barricades, construction barrels, and signs erected to direct traffic. Please pay careful attention to flaggers, signs, barricades and drive slowly with caution. 

Project Schedule.
The project is scheduled to begin May 22, 2020 with the installation of traffic control, and follow with saw cutting concrete repairs, sewer repairs, milling, patching, adjustments, asphalt paving and then parkway restoration. We anticipate the project will be completed by August 28, 2020.  Check the Village web site for project schedule updates. http://northaurora.org/

Contact Information.
If you have general questions regarding the project please contact Public Works Director John Laskowski or Brian Richter Streets Superintendent at 630.897.8228. The Resident Engineer In Charge of this project is Brandon ­­­Kramer.  Brandon will be supervising the construction activities taking place and can answer any detailed questions you may have. Brandon, Resident Engineer In Charge: 630.809.4328

Very Truly Yours

202
John Laskowski
Public Works Director

 

 


Coffee with the Mayor - Cancelled


North Aurora Independence Day Fireworks and North Aurora Days 2020 Have Been Cancelled

After much consideration and discussion, the Village’s Independence Day Fireworks and North Aurora Days 2020 have officially been cancelled.

These decisions were not made lightly. All of us here at the Village love putting on both the Independence Fireworks and North Aurora Days and we know both are events the community looks forward to each year. However, for the health and safety of our residents, our staff and our community, and the current timeline surrounding COVID-19, we will not be able to host  these events this year.

We thank you all for your understanding and support in this matter. We look forward to celebrating North Aurora Days 2021 with you all and hope you have a safe and festive Fourth of July!


Village Board Meeting Zoom Information

Tonight’s board meeting will be held electronically using the Zoom conference platform.

If you wish to speak during the audience comment portion, please use the "Raise your Hand" feature of the Zoom meeting or message the meeting host using the chat feature.
Below is the Zoom meeting information.

Village of North Aurora is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Village Board Meeting and Committee of the Whole 05-18-2020
Time: May 18, 2020 7:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Website Address: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85801633515
Meeting ID: 858 0163 3515
Dial In: +1 312 626 6799


Census 2020 Update

From the Messenger Public Library: 

Thank you to the 72.5% of North Aurora households that have responded to the 2020 Census! This outpaces both the state and national response rates.

If you are part of the uncounted 27.5%, here's why completing your 2020 Census form is so important: Your participation will inform decisions about federal funding for North Aurora’s library, schools, roads and more. Every uncounted person reduces the amount of funds that will be directed to our community for the next ten years. The data you provide to the Census Bureau is highly secured. The U.S. government will not release personally identifiable information about an individual to any other individual or agency until 72 years after it was collected. 2020 data will not be available until 2092.

We need to reach 100% participation. You can complete your Census form by mail, by phone (844-330-2020) or online at 2020 Census.            En Español: Complete el censo en línea

Count every person, even those not related to you, living in your home on April 1. This includes newborn babies through all ages. If you need help getting started, please email a librarian. 

The U.S. Census Bureau continues to accept applications for temporary part-time positions with the 2020 Census. Apply now.


Waste Management Resumes Pick-Up of Bulk Items; Spring Clean Up Still Postponed

Been itching to get rid of those large, bulk items from your spring cleaning? Good news!

Waste Management will be resuming the collection of bulky items beginning the week of May 11, 2020. Bulky items include furniture, mattresses, carpet and appliances.

Waste Management respectfully asks that residents with a large amount of bulky items adhere to the volume limits in their community and place these items out over time. This will help their drivers and collection teams complete all essential waste and recycling collection services each week.

For reference, items 50 lbs and under require one Waste Sticker per item. Items 51 pounds and more require four Waste Stickers per item.

There is no new Spring Clean-Up scheduled at this time, but the Village of North Aurora is working with Waste Management to possibly reschedule in the near future.


NOW AVAILABLE: COVID-19 Emergency Grant Assistance for Small Businesses in Kane, Kendall, and DeKalb Counties

The Kane County Office of Community Reinvestment is pleased to announce that it is now accepting grant applications from small businesses facing financial impacts from the COVID-19 emergency. The program, which is funded by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, aims to provide assistance to small businesses in order to avoid layoffs due to Illinois Executive Order 2020-10 (COVID-19 Stay-at Home Order).

Funds from this reimbursement-based program will be used to help eligible businesses mitigate layoffs and adhere to “social distancing” provisions established by state and federal public health authorities. It is not intended to duplicate other types of assistance available from federal, state, or local government. Individual awards under the program may range from $5,000 to $50,000 per employer/physical location. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Program guidelines, application materials, and a “frequently asked questions” can be found here. Questions should be emailed to WIOAProgram@countyofkane.org. Businesses located outside Kane, Kendall, and DeKalb Counties are encouraged to request contact information for their county’s local workforce development office. 

The allowable activities and costs can be found here.

 


Village Board Meeting Zoom Information

Village Board Meeting Zoom Information

Tonight’s board meeting will be held electronically using the Zoom conference platform.

If you wish to speak during the audience comment portion, please use the "Raise your Hand" feature of the Zoom meeting or message the meeting host using the chat feature.
Below is the Zoom meeting information.

Village of North Aurora is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Village Board Meeting and Committee of the Whole 05-04-2020
Time: May 4, 2020 7:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Website Address: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84373460350
Meeting ID: 843 7346 0350
Dial In: +1 312 626 6799


Crackfilling Project Beginning Week of May 3

Weather permitting the Village crackfilling project will begin the week of May 3.

Crackfilling is a preventative maintenance technique performed on the roads. It seals cracks and prevents water from entering the pavement and accelerating its deterioration. The operation will begin with the contractor using compressed air to blow debris from the cracks to clean them. Next, the crackfilling material is placed in the crack to seal it. The material only needs 15-20 minutes to cool so that traffic can again drive down the streets. Please obey the traffic control devices and the flaggers working in the construction work zone.

At the conclusion of the Village-wide project, a street sweeper will collect the debris that was blown from the cracks. The locations for the proposed work can be found in the below lists and maps.

 


Earth Day Webinar

Waste Management is hosting an educational webinar to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22 from 11am - 12 pm. Please find details in photos below and and sign up here: https://video.ibm.com/channel/DGpcSSjPybZ

 


4/20/2020 Village Board Meeting Zoom information

Friendly Reminder

Tonight’s board meeting will be held electronically using the Zoom conference platform.

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Topic: Village Board Meeting and Committee of the Whole 4-20-2020
Time: Apr 20, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Village Hall Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19; Village Precautionary Measures

A Message from Mayor Dale Berman

Dear North Aurora Community,

The Village of North Aurora would like to inform the community that an employee of the Village tested positive for COVID-19.

This employee works at Village Hall, which has been closed to the public since March 18th and will remain closed through April 30th per the Governor’s Stay-At-Home Order. This employee has not had contact with the public during this time nor staff since April 7th. In an effort to keep employees safe and continue our operations, any Village employee who may have been in contact with the affected employee has been given the option to be tested. Staff will not be working in Village Hall until April 22nd unless they test negative.

During this crisis the Village has been doing all we can to protect our staff and to continue to best service our community. This has been accomplished by splitting Village Hall staff into two teams so we can guarantee that we will have staff on hand no matter what situation might arise. We want to assure you all Village employees are still working, so please call Village Hall with any questions you may have. We are here for you and we continue to serve our North Aurora community.

We would like to remind everyone to continue to engage in social distancing measures, to wear masks to protect themselves and others, and to practice all other recommended health guidelines. Stay safe!

Thank you and God bless,
Mayor Dale Berman

 


Police Seek Public Help to Locate Missing Teen

North Aurora, IL – The North Aurora Police Department are seeking help from the public to locate a missing teen.  Madison Greene, 17, was reported missing from her North Aurora home on the morning of Monday, April 6th.

Madison was last seen at home at about 6:00 a.m. on Monday when her mother left their home at about 6:20 a.m.  When her mother returned at about 10:00 a.m., Madison was gone.  It appears that Madison packed a bag with personal items.

Madison is described as 5’10”, 135 lbs with brown eyes and black hair.  Madison attends Yorkville Christian High School in Yorkville, Illinois and has friends & acquaintances that live in Aurora and go to West Aurora High School.

 

This case remains under investigation by the North Aurora Police Department.  Anyone with information should call the Investigations Division at (630) 897-8705, extension 610.  Anonymous tips may be left by calling (630) 897-8705 and choosing option 3. 

  

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For media inquiries, contact:

Deputy Chief Scott Buziecki

630-897-8705, ext. 752

sbuziecki@northaurora.org                                                          


Spring Clean-Up Postponed

Due to COVID-19, Waste Management has made the decision to postpone North Aurora’s annual Spring Clean-Up, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, May 15 & 16. This decision was made in light of health and safety concerns for both Waste Management employees, residents and the community. Regular waste collection and recycling, as well as yard waste pick-up, continues to function as normal.

The Village will be working with Waste Management to reschedule the event, if possible. If a new date becomes available, we will share that information as soon as we can. At this time, there is still a Fall Clean-Up day scheduled in September.

Thank you all for your understanding and patience.

And as a reminder, large bulk items and white appliances pick-up are still suspended during this time.  Please do not store these items outside. Outside storage of furniture, appliances, etc.is prohibited.


Messenger Public Library Closed; Information on Renewals and Digital Services

From the Messenger Public Library:

Hello, Messenger Library of North Aurora patrons and residents of the Village of North Aurora.

In response to Governor Pritzker’s stay-at-home order, the Messenger Public Library has been CLOSED since Monday March 16th 2020 and will remain CLOSED until further notice. We will re-open on a date to be determined upon the stay-at-home order being lifted and adjust our plan as the situation develops.

For updates, follow us on social media Facebook or visit the Messenger Public Library website.

All Library sponsored programs for all ages, events and community meetings held at the library and all library room reservations are cancelled indefinitely and until further notice.

We ask that you keep all materials. Please don't leave materials in book drops. We will automatically renew your items. No need to return items until further notice. No fines will be charged during this time.

We recognize the need for our customers to access digital content right now and are currently focusing our resources towards digital content via our NEW Digital Library Branch onlineWe are working hard to bring you materials that you want and need during this time.

Patrons current library card accounts will renew automatically in terms of the expiration date. If you need a library card please apply online for a digital card here.

Stay in place and stay well, my Library Board of Trustees, the Library Staff and I will see you on “the other side” of the pandemic.

Sincerely, Kevin Davis, Library Administrator


The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act


The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. When implemented, there will be many new resources available for small businesses, as well as certain non-profits and other employers.

This guide provides information about the major programs and initiatives that will soon be available from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to address these needs, as well as some additional tax provisions that are outside the scope of SBA.

Please find the guide in full here.


Yard Waste Pick-Up Begins

Yard Waste Pick-up resumes on Friday, April 3rd. Kraft paper bags and waste stickers are required for all yard waste pick-ups through the end of November. Brush and branches must be bundled in 4 ft. lengths not exceeding 50 lbs. and require a sticker at all times. Bagged leaves are picked up free only during October and November. Any leaves left from last summer will need to be bagged and will require a waste sticker.


Information to View and Participate via Telecommunications North Aurora Village Board Meetings

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Village Hall is closed to the public. Therefore, the Village Board meeting will be conducted live remotely via telecommunications while Village Hall remains closed to the public.  Although Village Hall is closed to the public, the public is still invited to attend the board meeting remotely via telecommunications. The Village Board meeting will be conducted on Zoom.

This procedure is being followed pursuant to the Illinois Governor’s “Executive Order” suspending certain provisions of the “Open Meetings Act” (i.e. 5 ILCS 120/2.01; 5 ILCS 120/7).

To join the meeting for the upcoming Village Board Meeting and Committee of the Whole Meeting on Monday, April 20, 2020, starting at 7 p.m.

Website Address: https://zoom.us/j/98663000122
Meeting ID: 986 6300 0122
Dial In: +1- 312 626 6799

To Participate / Ask a Question During Public Comment

For the portion of the meeting where the public may ask questions we will be using the chat feature of the Zoom meeting.  At the bottom of the window on the right side of the screen, click the button labeled "Raise Hand." Your digital hand is now raised. The meeting host will then unmute you so you may ask your question.

To participate via a phone-in with no computer, dial *9 to "Raise Hand."

 


North Aurora Police Department Lobby Closed

***** NOTICE OF POLICE LOBBY CLOSURE *****

In response to the continuing spread of COVID-19 and with the intention of helping limit exposure and spread of the virus, the North Aurora Police Department lobby will be closed to the public through April 30, 2020.

If you have an emergency, please call 9-1-1. If you have business to conduct with police department staff or need to pay a parking or tow fee, please press the call button on the call box to the right and state your request. You are also encouraged to use the following online resources:

- File a non-emergency police report at https://www.frontlinepss.com/northaurora

- File a FOIA request at https://www.northaurora.org/government/foia.aspx

- Purchase a copy of a crash report already filed at https://policereports.lexisnexis.com


SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Illinois Small Businesses Economically Impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

To our Local Small Businesses:
 
The entire state of Illinois is now included in the disaster declaration made by the Small Business Administration; as such, loan assistance will be available to businesses and non-profit organizations impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak.
 
According to the SBA, the loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. Disaster loans can provide vital economic assistance to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.
 
Please find more information on the SBA website, https://www.sba.gov/ or in the SBA news release in full posted below.
 
Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

                                               

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Illinois Small Businesses Economically Impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

ATLANTA – TheU.S. Small Business Administration is offeringlow-interestfederal disaster loans for working capital to Illinois small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced today. SBA acted under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, to declare a disaster following a request received from Gov. JB Pritzker on March 17, 2020.

 

The disaster declaration makes SBA assistance available in the entire state of Illinois; and the contiguous counties of Clinton, Des Moines, Dubuque, Jackson, Lee, Louisa, Muscatine and Scott in Iowa; Benton, Gibson, Knox, Lake, Newton, Posey, Sullivan, Vermillion, Vigo and Warren in Indiana; Ballard, Crittenden, Livingston, McCracken and Union in Kentucky; Cape Girardeau, Clark, Jefferson, Lewis, Lincoln, Marion, Mississippi, Perry, Pike, Ralls, Saint Charles, Saint Louis, Saint Louis City, Sainte Genevieve and Scott in Missouri; andGrant, Green, Kenosha, Lafayette, Rock and Walworth in Wisconsin.

 

“SBA is strongly committed to providing the most effective and customer-focused response possible to assist Illinois small businesses with federal disaster loans. We will be swift in our efforts to help these small businesses recover from the financial impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19),” said Administrator Carranza.

 

SBA Customer Service Representatives will be available to answer questions about SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program and explain the application process.

 

“Small businesses, private non-profit organizations of any size, small agricultural cooperatives and small aquaculture enterprises that have been financially impacted as a direct result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) since Jan. 31, 2020, may qualify for Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses which could have been met had the disaster not occurred,” said Carranza.

 

“These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. Disaster loans can provide vital economic assistance to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing,” Carranza added.

 

Eligibility for Economic Injury Disaster Loans is based on the financial impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The interest rate is 3.75 percent for small businesses. The interest rate for private non-profit organizations is 2.75 percent. SBA offers loans with long-term repayments in order to keep payments affordable, up to a maximum of 30 years and are available to entities without the financial ability to offset the adverse impact without hardship.

 

Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard‑of‑hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX  76155.

 

The deadline to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan is Dec. 21, 2020.

 

For more information about Coronavirus, please visit: Coronavirus.gov.

 

For more information about available SBA resources and services, please visit: SBA.gov/coronavirus.

 

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About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.

 


North Aurora Declares a State of Emergency

North Aurora Declares a State of Emergency

A Message from Mayor Berman

Dear North Aurora Community,

Over the last few weeks, the Village of North Aurora has been making operational changes to mitigate the risk of exposure to COVID-19 for both our community and Village staff. At our Monday board meeting, I spoke with the Village Board in preparation for changes that may be coming as the situation continues to evolve. Today I am officially declaring a State of Emergency for the Village of North Aurora.

To be very clear, this decision is not being made due to an increased danger to the public regarding COVID-19. Declaring a State of Emergency gives the Village legal authority to operate and continue to best provide services by expanding our internal operating procedures during this very uncertain and ever changing time. 

I wish to assure you that I and the Village Board are in continuous contact with the Village of North Aurora staff and all other public agencies so we can best continue to serve you while keeping our staff and our Village safe.

Please continue to look out for one another, to engage in recommended health practices and social distancing, and be considerate, kind and patient. We are all in this together and together we will get through this.

Thank you and God bless,

Mayor Dale Berman


Waste Management Suspending Bulk Item Pick-Up Until Further Notice

Waste Management is not suspending or cancelling regular garbage pick-up. All regular garbage will continue to be picked up as normal. This suspension is only in regards to bulk item collection; such as large items outside the cart and includes white good pickup.

These changes are being implemented by Waste Management for the health and safety of their staff.

For further information and alerts related to Waste Management visit www.wm.com/alerts.


North Aurora Village Hall Closed to Public (All Services Functioning)

Edit: Given the newest executive over from Governor Pritzker on March 31, 2020, Village Hall will remain closed to the public through Thursday, April 30.

A Message from Mayor Dale Berman

Dear North Aurora Community,

The health and safety of all North Aurora residents and community is the Village of North Aurora’s highest priority. On behalf of myself, the Village Board and Village staff, we are committed to providing essential Village services while also engaging in best practices to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and protect both our residents and staff.

Beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at 8:00 am, the Village Hall and Public Works buildings will close to the public with an anticipated reopen date of Monday, April 6, 2020. The North Aurora Police Department lobby will remain open. I want to assure you, Village employees are still here and the Village is functioning so we can continue to best serve our community and provide all necessary services to residents while keeping our staff safe and preventing additional contact.

Any service provided to you at Village Hall can be done by phone or email with the exception of garbage stickers; please see the necessary contact phone numbers below so we can best assist you. Regarding garbage stickers, there are other locations throughout North Aurora that they can be purchased from; please visit our website for a full list. Items like water bills or permit fees can be paid over the phone. We will be monitoring our water bill drop box outside of Village Hall where you can also deposit permits and other documents at this time for our staff to receive and process. Village staff is available Monday – Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm electronically to assist you and answer your questions and concerns.

We are in an unprecedented time. We must all do our best to follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, which call upon us to begin “social distancing” and limiting our exposure, as well as direction and guidance provided by both Federal and State agencies. As a local government, it is our responsibility to lead by example and help alleviate the effects from COVID-19.   We are continuing to work with the Kane County Health Department and we will continue to evaluate the situation to keep you informed as new information and updates become available.

I encourage you to visit our Village of North Aurora Facebook page (www.facebook.com/villageofnorthaurora) and also our website (www.northaurora.org) where we will communicate any updates or changes.

We know that this is an uncertain time for many, but please rest assured that the Village of North Aurora will do all we can to continue to best serve our community and to keep it safe. Please continue to look out for one another, to engage in best recommended health practices, and be considerate and kind. We are all in this together and together we will get through this.

Thank you and God bless,

Mayor Dale Berman

Village Phone Numbers

Village Hall Main Line (Including Public Works): 630-897-8228
Community Development: 630-897-1457
Police Department: 630-897-8705


Village of North Aurora Police Citizen Reporting -- Report Crimes Digitally

Citizen Reporting

Welcome to the North Aurora Police Department’s online reporting system.  This system allows you to easily report crimes, extra patrol requests, and crime tip reports when it’s most convenient for you.  You can even upload pictures to supplement your report.  All cases filed using the online reporting system will be reviewed by a supervisor.  Upon review, if further investigation of your case is needed, you may be contacted by a police officer or detective.  After your case has been approved and entered into our records system, the case report number will be sent to you via e-mail (when applicable).

You will receive a confirmation e-mail after submitting a report.  If you would like a copy of the report for insurance or other purposes, you can obtain a copy by completing a Freedom of Information Act request form.  Additional information on F.O.I.A requests can be found on the Village of North Aurora website.  Completed F.O.I.A. request forms can be mailed, faxed, hand delivered to the police department, or sent electronically to:  PoliceFOIA@northaurora.org

Please note: filing a false police report is a crime.

Sometimes victims of minor crimes do not report the matter to police; however, these types of incidents are still important to report. Patterns of criminal behavior can be critical to develop predictive patrols and crime prevention, which enhances the safety and security of all who live, work, visit, and pass through our community.

Officers are still available to meet with you if you would like.  This system is simply another tool to help us provide you with services in a manner that could be beneficial to you.

Is this an emergency?  If yes, please call 911 immediately!

If this is an emergency, or if the crime is in progress, please dial 911 on your telephone to immediately report the incident.  Do not submit an online police report in these instances.

To proceed to the online reporting system, visit https://www.frontlinepss.com/northaurora and then click the “SUBMIT NOW” button under the option for Citizen Reporting.

WARNING:  Before proceeding, Illinois State Law (720 ILCS 5/26-1) makes it a crime to transmit or cause to be transmitted a false report to a police officer or public safety agency.  In any instance where it is found that this has occurred, the offenders will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.  Dial 911 for in progress emergencies.  

 


Messenger Public Library Closed - OPEN FOR VOTING

Messenger Public Library will be closed beginning Monday, March 16 through Sunday, April 5.

The Library will be open for voting on Tuesday, March 17, but the rest of the building will remain closed.

These safety measures are being taken based on recommendation of the Illinois Department of Health regarding event cancellation and social distancing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.


ComEd Transmission Corridor Vegetation Management Occurring in March and April

From ComEd:

During the months of March and April 2020 ComEd will begin performing regularly scheduled Transmission Corridor vegetation management activities within your area.  ComEd’s vegetation management activities are necessary to ensure the reliability of electrical service and to ensure public safety.  

 

As a public utility, ComEd has a legal obligation regarding the management of transmission corridors under both federal and state law.  The mandatory Reliability Standard FAC-003-001 has been promulgated by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), the Electric Reliability Organization certified by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) under the terms of the Federal Power Act.  FERC has approved this Reliability Standard, which prescribes requirements for vegetation management programs in 83 III. Admin. Code 411.190, and the tariff approved by the Illinois Commerce (I.C.C. No. 10 at 152), also mandates compliance with the vegetation management requirements of the National Electric Safety Code.

 

The transmission corridors in your area are composed of large steel poles or tower structures that are used to transport large volumes of electricity.  The transmission corridors are frequently located adjacent to interstate highways and railroad tracks.  ComEd owns or has express property rights to perform vegetation management in the transmission corridor area. 

 

Qualified line clearance workers contracted by ComEd perform all tree pruning and vegetation management work.  Supervisors and general foreman maintain close contact with crews to ensure safety and adherence to proper vegetation maintenance procedures.

 

Trees and bushes that grow to heights less than 10 feet, may be approved by ComEd for planting near power lines.  Trees that grow greater than 15 feet, for example maple, elm and blue spruce, should never be planted under or near power lines.  At full height, these trees could contact lines and cause a power outage or create a safety issue.

 

For more information about vegetation maintenance along power lines please visit: https://www.comed.com/SafetyCommunity/Safety/Pages/TreesPowerLines.aspx


COVID-19 Resources and Information via Kane County Health Department

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise we would like to take a moment to address it and related concerns here.

The Village of North Aurora is working alongside and consulting regularly with the Kane County Health Department regarding updates and best practices to keep safe and best prevent the spread of the virus. We are continuing to monitor the situation and how it may affect our community.

The Kane County Health Department has released several resources so residents can best educate themselves on both prevention measures and identification and diagnosis of COVID-19.

The following are PDF files regarding these items:

What You Need to Know About Coronavirus: http://kanehealth.com/…/CoronavirusFlyer%20-%20English%2003…

What You Need to Know About Coronavirus (Spanish): http://kanehealth.com/Docu…/Diseases/Coronavirus-Spanish.pdf

Stopping the Spread of Germs and Getting Your Household Ready: http://kanehealth.com/…/Stop%20The%20Spread%20Of%20Germs%20…

Stopping the Spread of Germs and Getting Your Household Ready (Spanish): http://kanehealth.com/…/Stop%20The%20Spread%20Of%20Germs-11…

You can visit the Kane County Health Department website (http://kanehealth.com/) for additional resources and information.

The Illinois Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hotline and email address provides up-to-date information from the CDC. Call 1-800-889-3931 anytime or email DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV

Our friends at Kane County Health Department recommend and reiterate the guidelines you have already been hearing as they are the best methods to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, being:

• Wash hands often
• Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
• Avoid contact with sick people
• Stay home while you are sick
• Cover mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing/sneezing
• Clean in disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces


Early Voting Locations and Options

Given the current climate and health advisory to avoid group gatherings Governor Pritzker has reported there is a concern voter turnout may be light for the March 17th primary and has reached out to municipalities to spread the word about alternative voting options. Being able to exercise your right to vote is an incredibly important part of our democratic process and I want all in our community who wish to do so be able to safely take part.

 

Today, March 12, 2020, is the last day to request an absentee ballot to vote by mail. You can do so by visiting https://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionOperations/VotingByMail.aspx and scrolling to the bottom of the page and selecting “Download – Illinois Application for Vote by Mail Ballot” and following the prompts.

 

It is also encouraged to vote early as to avoid larger crowds on March 17, 2020. To see a list of all early voting locations and hours please visit https://www.elections.il.gov/VotingAndRegistrationSystems/EarlyVotingLocationsSearch.aspx and select the appropriate items from the drop-down menu.

 

Stay safe and thank you for exercising your right to vote.

 

Sincerely,

Dale Berman
Village of North Aurora President

 

 


Village Board Meeting - 7:00 pm

NORTH AURORA VILLAGE BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2020 – 7:00 P.M.
NORTH AURORA VILLAGE HALL - 25 E. STATE ST.

AGENDA

CALL TO ORDER - SILENT PRAYER - MEDITATION – PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL

PUBLIC HEARING
Randall Crossing Mixed Use
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System

AUDIENCE COMMENTS

TRUSTEE COMMENTS

CONSENT AGENDA

1. Village Board Minutes dated 02/03/2020
2. Bills List Dated 02/17/2020 in the Amount of $258,341.92
3. Travel and Expenses for Business Purposes in the Amount of $40.00
4. Approval of Pay Request #4, Partial for Well # 8 & 9 Pumps and Motors to Layne Christensen Company in the Amount of $27,000.00

NEW BUSINESS

1. Approval of Ordinance to Decrease Class F Liquor Licenses by One
2. Approval of Ordinance to Amend North Aurora Code Chapter 5.08.070 Liquor License Restriction on Issuance
3. Approval of Ordinance to Amend North Aurora Code Chapter 5.06 Regarding Business License Certificates
4. Approval of Ordinance Approving the 1st Budget Amendment for Fiscal Year 2019-20

OLD BUSINESS

VILLAGE PRESIDENT

COMMITTEE REPORTS

TRUSTEES’ COMMENTS

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

ATTORNEY’S REPORT

VILLAGE DEPARTMENT REPORTS

1. Finance
2. Community Development
3. Police
4. Public Works

EXECUTIVE SESSION

ADJOURN

 


Proclamation: Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the League of Women Voters

 PROCLAMATION

CELEBRATE THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS

WHEREAS, on February 14, 1920, the League of Women Voters (“League”) was formed at the Congress Hotel in Chicago, Illinois;

WHEREAS, the League was formed six months prior to, but in anticipation of, ratification of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote in the United States;

WHEREAS, the League was a political experiment designed to help 20 million women carry out their new responsibilities as voters by educating them about issues;

            WHEREAS, from the beginning the League determined that it would be nonpartisan, neither supporting nor opposing any political party or individual candidate;

            WHEREAS, the League continues today as a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy;

 WHEREAS, today the League is composed of members in over 700 local, county, and state leagues in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, and Hong Kong;

            WHEREAS, among those state Leagues is the League of Women Voters of Illinois that was incorporated on March 22, 1920 and in turn is composed of over 40 local Leagues with almost 4,000 members;

WHEREAS, among those local Leagues in Illinois is the Aurora Area chapter that was recognized on July 25, 2019, and in turn is composed of 28 members;

WHEREAS, the League is a civic organization that has fought since 1920 to improve government and engage everyone in the decisions that impact their lives;

WHEREAS, the League will celebrate its 100th anniversary on February 14, 2020; 

       NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED that I, Dale Berman, Village President, and the Board of Trustees of North Aurora do hereby proclaim February 14, 2020 as a date to celebrate the League of Women Voters and its vision of a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge, and the confidence to participate. 


North Aurora Police Offer New Citizen Reporting Features

North Aurora, IL – The North Aurora Police Department is pleased to announce a new, efficient, and simpler way for the public to submit certain types of information to officers.  We have partnered with Frontline Public Safety Solutions’ Mobile Tool-Kit, which residents and businesses can use for Citizen Reporting, Vacation Watch requests, and Business and Residential Keyholder entry.

Beginning on Tuesday, January 28th, the public can go to our website https://northaurora.org/departments/police.aspx to access these features.

The Citizen Reporting portal allows users to provide police with details of incidents that do not require an immediate police response, such as reporting crime tips and requesting extra patrol or traffic enforcement.  Requestors may choose to remain anonymous when submitting these requests.

The Vacation Watch portal allows users to submit requests for officers to check their property while they are away.  Residents provide basic details of their property and the dates they will be gone.  Officers on patrol are then aware of vacant properties and can check on them periodically as call volume allows.  The resident will receive an email notifying them each time a check of the property was performed.  Vacation Watch requests may also be submitted in-person at the North Aurora Police Department, 200 S. Lincolnway.

The Keyholder portal allows residents and businesses to share contact information securely in the event of damage, break-in, or other problem that requires notification to a keyholder, which officers on patrol can access.  A yearly update will be emailed to residents and businesses to ensure information is up to date.

“We are excited to provide this tool-kit to our residents and businesses. It will make submitting Vacation Watch requests and other information more user-friendly and more efficient for our officers and staff,” said Chief of Police David Fisher.

Even though these services are convenient they are not a replacement to calling 911 for in progress crimes or emergencies or calling (630) 897-8705 to report an already-occurred crime.

Resident or business questions or concerns about any of these services may be directed to pdinfo@northaurora.org.


Winter Alert - Please Do Not Park Cars on Street

The Public Works Department is asking residents not to park on the streets from Friday night, January 10th, to Sunday afternoon, January 12th.

This storm is forecast to start with rain, heavy at times, then transition over to sleet and ice. With ice accumulations of a quarter inch or more it will make it difficult to travel on the streets. Cars parked along the streets make it difficult for the salt trucks to treat the roads. Cars parked on the streets are at risk of being struck by other vehicles during an ice event like this one.

The sleet will then transition over to all snow with 3 plus inches possible. During a snow event Village ordinances restrict parking on the street after 2 inches of snow has fallen and the removal process has finished. This ordinance allows Village crews and subcontractors to remove the snow in a safe and timely matter. We appreciate your help in keeping North Aurora safe.


North Aurora man in custody again for vehicle burglary

North Aurora man in custody again for vehicle burglary

12/23/2019

A North Aurora man is in custody for vehicle burglary for the third time in a little more than three months. 

The incident began on Saturday at about 9:35 a.m. when officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Oak St. for a vehicle burglary.  Officers learned that sometime after midnight, someone illegally entered an unlocked vehicle in the 600 block of Oak Street and stole two pairs of boots, approximately $10 in change, a utility knife, and a pack of cigarettes.  Also stolen with the boots was the sales receipt from a store in Aurora, where the boots were recently purchased. 

At about 3:18 p.m. 20 year old Misael Bautista, of the 500 block of Cherrywood Dr, North Aurora, entered a store in Aurora and attempted to return the boots with the receipt for cash.  The burglary victim, who was the person who recently purchased the boots, works at the store and recognized them as well as her debit card number on the receipt. Employees called police and Bautista was taken into custody without incident.

The Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the facts of the case and authorized one count of Burglary, a class 3 felony, and one count of Theft, a class A misdemeanor. His bond was set at $19,400, which he needs to post in order to be released.  He is currently in custody at the Kane County Adult Justice Center.

Bautista was previously arrested by the North Aurora Police Department for a vehicle burglary on September 18th, 2019 in the 500 block of East Victoria Circle and again on December 1st when he was charged with burglary to three vehicles in the 500 and 600 blocks of Cherrywood Dr. as well as the 600 block of Birchwood Dr.

Anyone with information about this case may reach 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.  The North Aurora Police Department reminds residents to do the #9pmRoutine to avoid becoming a victim of burglary:

 

  • Remove valuables & garage opener from vehicles parked outside
  • Lock your car doors
  • Close your garage
  • Lock your residence
  • Turn on your outside lights


Meet Santa at North Aurora Police Department

 

Bring the kids to our FREE Visit Santa event on Saturday, December 14th, 2019! Light refreshments will be served (while supplies last) and you can take pictures with your own camera for no charge!


Maddie’s Mitten March will be here to collect used winter clothing such as coats, hats and gloves, to be distributed to underprivileged families throughout Kane County. The police department will also be collecting canned and dried foods to distribute to a local food pantry.


Leaf and Yard Waste Pick Up Announcement

This Saturday, November 30, is the LAST day of the FREE leaf pick up program.

If you miss this Saturday's pick up, Waste Management's Yard Waste program has been extended by one week until Friday, December 6. Please note: ALL bags put out for December 6 pickup will require a STICKER.

Due to the high winds today (11-27-2019) the leaf collection program (via curbside leaf pickup) will be continued on Monday for the following streets on the West Side:

Moutray Lane
Bauer Road
Meade Boulevard
Glover Drive
Schrader Lane
Church Street
Westover Road
Stratford Drive
Maple Avenue
Elm Avenue
Part of Oak Street West of Randall
Some Dead Ends and Cul –de-Sacs


Construction Project Updates November 22, 2019

 

Construction Project Updates November 22, 2019

Construction Project Updates will be suspended until Spring 2020 Construction Season begins or until significant events occur with the below projects.  Residents that wish for updates on specific projects can contact Public Works for additional information at 630.897.8228.

Well Number 8  & 9 Transmission Mains
Staff has met with the contractor to discuss alternative construction options and schedule impacts. The revised completion date has been identified as January 1, 2020

Well Number 8 & 9 Pumps and Motors
Contracts have been signed and the next step will be to approve shop drawings and getting the equipment ordered. The anticipated completion date of this project is mid-February 2020.

Well Number 8 & 9 Well Building (Site Work)
Staff met with the contractor H Linden and Sons to discuss the project schedule. Site work may begin this year on the Well 9 site.

Well Number 8 & 9 Well Building (Electrical).
Staff met with the contractor Frank Marshall Electric on November 5, 2019 to discuss schedule and coordination with the site contractor.

Sullivan Road Water Main
This week the water main will be flushed clean, pressure tested, chlorinated, and samples drawn for testing prior to putting it back in service.

2018 Street Improvements
Asphalt core samples and soil borings were collected on Friday November 1, 2019. Staff is awaiting the analysis from the consulting engineer.

2019 Street Improvements
This project has been suspended, any outstanding punch list or other items will be addressed in spring.

Silo
The Village is meeting with its design team the week of December 1, 2019 to review design alternatives.

LED’s
The project began this week in Timber Oaks and Tanner Trails with the installation of the LED lights.  The project is on schedule to be completed December 1, 2019.

Tree Planting Program
The tree planting program began on Tuesday November 19, 2019.  Staff has placed white flags in the parkway denoting the locations of the proposed trees.   Approximately 38 trees have been planted so far.  The project should be completed next week.

 


Curbside Leaf Pickup Pushed Back One Week

That snow came a little early, huh? As you may have guessed, it's a little hard for our crews to vacuum up leaves when they're beneath snow. Because of this, we are pushing back the final curbside leaf pickup by one week for both East and West sides.

Weather permitting, the new dates are:
• East side 11/18
• West side 11/25

Please note, you may still see Public Works crews out and about during this week picking up leaves, but the above dates are the new scheduled pick-up weeks.

Leaves must be out by 6 am Monday morning. See all guidelines for leaf pick up here: https://northaurora.org/news.aspx#6656


Veterans Day Ceremony **UPDATED LOCATION to North Aurora Police Department**

**UPDATE** Due to the incliment weather the Veterans Day Ceremony has been relocated to the North Aurora Police Department (200 S. Lincolnway).  

Please join us for our annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the North Aurora Police Department to honor our veterans.

The ceremony will include a Rifle Salute by the North Aurora Honor Guard, Taps played by a Marmion Academy Bugler along with a welcome and thanks provided by our Mayor and other officials.

Following the ceremony (around 3:00 p.m.) the North Aurora Police Department invites Veterans, especially North Aurora Veterans and their families, to come to a reception at the Police Department. For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/440492203268195/

 


Proclamation: National Apprenticeship Week Nov. 11-16

 PROCLAMATION

NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP WEEK

WHEREAS, economic growth in the nation and the State of Illinois, and in the Village of North Aurora depends on the continued development of workers skilled in their chosen fields; and

WHEREAS, apprenticeship programs help fill this need by providing the means for the development of skilled workers and the cultivation of pride in workmanship; and

WHEREAS, registered apprenticeships are vital components of talent and development in many high demand and high growth sectors and are recognized as critical post-secondary education training for future employment; and

WHEREAS, apprenticeship programs help enhance economic vitality and create a stronger economic environment by producing highly skilled and competitive workers; and

WHEREAS, the Village of North Aurora recognizes the strength and leadership displayed by apprentices, which results from the dedication and generosity of sponsors and participating employers who provide meaningful educational opportunities through on-the-job learning and related technical and academic instruction, which, in turn, serves to enhance the economic vitality of North Aurora; and,

WHEREAS, November 11-16, 2019 is being recognized as National Apprenticeship Week in North Aurora. The Village of North Aurora appreciates the positive impact that apprenticeships have on individuals and businesses, which helps to improve the workforce in North Aurora and grow our economy.

       NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED that I, Dale Berman, Village President, and the Board of Trustees of North Aurora do hereby proclaim November 11-16, 2019 as NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP WEEK in North Aurora and ask all residents to recognize the purpose and values of apprenticeship training for the economic growth of North Aurora.

Dated this ___04___ day of ________November__________ 2019

                                                                       

Dale Berman, Village President


Construction Project Updates November 1

 

Construction Project Updates November 1, 2019

 

Well Number 8  & 9 Transmission Mains
Patnick Construction has completed the Well 9 Transmission mains.  The Well #8 transmission main installation project has been delayed due to the saturated conditions of the soils.  Staff is meeting with the contractor to discuss alternative construction options and schedule impacts. The revised completion date has been identified as January 1, 2019

Well Number 8 & 9 Pumps and Motors
Contracts have been signed and the next step will be to approve shop drawings and getting the equipment ordered. The anticipated completion date of this project is mid-February 2020.

Well Number 8 & 9 Well Building (Site Work)
The contract for this project was awarded at the Village Board meeting on October 21, 2019.  The substantial completion date for this work is the first week of May, 2020.  The preconstruction meeting with be contractor was on Friday November 1, 2019.

Well Number 8 & 9 Electrical
The contract for this project was awarded at the Village Board meeting on October 21, 2019.  The substantial completion date for this work is the first week of May, 2020. 

Sullivan Road Water Main
This project has been awarded to the low bidder at the Village Board meeting on September 23, 2019.  The surveyor has completed the construction layout, the snow received this week delayed the start of the project.  The contractor is scheduled to mobilize on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.

2018 Street Improvements
Asphalt core samples and soil borings are being collected on Friday November 1, 2019 at the intersection of Oak and Orchard for further evaluation.

2019 Street Improvements
The 2019 Streets Improvements project has been completed except for restoration and punch list items. The only major outstanding item is the re-paving of the driveway to the Public Works facility.  An IDOT permit is being processed based on the weather forecast it is likely this the paving will take place next year.

Silo
The Village met with R.C. Wegman and M2 to discuss developing a design build project for the silo.

LED’s
The project began this week in Timber Oaks and Tanner Trails with the installation of the LED lights.  The project is on schedule to be completed December 1, 2019.

Tree Planting Program
The tree planting program will begin the week of November 4, 2019.  Staff has placed white flags in the parkway denoting the locations of the proposed trees.  

 

 


Trick-Or-Treating Hours in North Aurora

Trick-Or-Treating Hours in North Aurora are on Thursday, October 31, 2019 (Halloween) from 4 pm - 8 pm.

 

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Public Hearing Notice on Special Use to Allow a Recreational Cannabis Dispensary in the B-3 Central Business District

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

 

SPECIAL USE TO ALLOW A RECREATIONAL CANNABIS DISPENSARY IN THE B-3 CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT AT 161 S. LINCOLNWAY, VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA, ILLINOIS

 

 

PLEASE BE NOTIFIED of a hearing before the North Aurora Plan Commission on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the North Aurora Village Board Meeting Room, 25 E. State Street, NorthAurora, Illinois.  The applicant requests the following:

  1. Special Use to allow a Recreational Cannabis Dispensary in the B-3 Central Business District.

The property is commonly known as 161 S. Lincolnway, North Aurora, Kane County, Illinois.  PIN#’S 15-04-426-010,-011,-013

An application has been filed by the petitioner and is known as petition number #19-08.  The application for special use is on file at the office of the North Aurora Community Development Department and is available for public inspection.  Public comments will be taken at the public hearing.  Further information is available by contacting the Community Development Department at                630-897-8228. 

 

Dated this 9th day of October, 2019

 

/s/         Mike Toth                              

Community Development Director

 


Public Hearing Notice on the Extension of the Boundary Agreement with the City of Aurora

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE ON THE EXTENSION OF THE
BOUNDARY AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF AURORA

The Village of North Aurora Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing on November 18, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of hearing a proposed amendment to the jurisdictional boundary agreement between the Village of North Aurora and the City of Aurora that would extend the boundary agreement as is for one year beyond its current expiration date.

LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF BOUNDARY

A LINE RUNNING SOUTH ALONG THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF MITCHELL-HART ROAD FROM THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF PARCEL NO. 12-35-100-008 SOUTH PAST ILLINOIS ROUTE 56 TO THE NORTH LINE OF INTERSTATE 88; THEN WEST ALONG SUCH NORTH LINE TO THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF ILLINOIS ROUTE 25; THEN SOUTH ALONG SUCH WEST LINE TO THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SULLIVAN ROAD; THEN WEST ALONG THE NORTH RIGHT-OFWAY LINE OF SULLIVAN ROAD; THEN WEST ACROSS THE FOX RIVER ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF THE SULLIVAN ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY TO THE WEST LINE OF THE RIGHT-OF-WAY OF EVERGREEN DRIVE; THEN NORTH ALONG SUCH WEST LINE TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF PARCEL 15-09-101-009, WEST ALONG THE SOUTH PARCEL LINE OF PARCELS 15-09-101-009, 15-09-101-008, 15-09-101-016 AND 15-08-235-004 TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF PARCEL 15-08-235-004; THEN NORTH ALONG SUCH WEST LINE TO THE SOUTH LINE OF INTERSTATE 88 RIGHT-OF-WAY; THEN WEST ALONG THIS SOUTHERN RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF INTERSTATE 88 TO THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF RANDALL ROAD; THEN NORTH TO THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF INTERSTATE 88 RIGHT-OF-WAY; THEN WEST ALONG THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF INTERSTATE 88 TO THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF ORCHARD ROAD; THEN NORTH ALONG THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF ORCHARD ROAD TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF PARCEL NO. 15-06-351-004; THEN WEST ACROSS ORCHARD ROAD TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF PARCEL NO. 15-06-300-034; THEN WEST TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF PARCEL NO. 14-01-400-016; THEN WEST TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF PARCEL NO. 14-01-426-007, THIS POINT BEING ALSO ON THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE FOR DEERPATH ROAD; THEN NORTH ALONG THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF DEERPATH ROAD TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF PARCEL NO. 14-01-401-002 BEING ALSO THE SOUTH LINE OF THE COMMONWEALTH EDISON UTILITY TRANSMISSION POWER LINE; THEN WEST ALONG SAID LINE EXTENDED TO THE SECTION LINE DIVIDING SECTIONS 1 AND 2 IN SUGAR GROVE TOWNSHIP; THEN NORTH ALONG SUCH SECTION LINE TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF PARCEL NO. 14-02-400-007.

A copy of this notice is available at the Village Hall at 25 E. State Street, North Aurora, Illinois. The public hearing will be held at the same address in the Village Board Room.

\Lori Murray\
Village Clerk
Village of North Aurora


Free Leaf Disposal Beginning in October

FREE Leaf Disposal

Residents may bag their leaves in Kraft paper bags and Waste Management will pick up leaf filled Kraft paper bags FREE on Fridays during October and November.  Please note. Yard waste (stickers required) will also be picked up on Fridays through November.  After November landscape waste will not be picked up until April.

Residents may also choose to rake leaves to the curb for the Village’s free curb-side leaf pick-up.  The village’s free leaf pick-up program will run from mid-October through late November based on the schedules outline below:

Residents living on the EAST side of the River, pick-up will begin on Mondays the week of:  October 14, October 28 and November 11

Residents living on the WEST side of the River, pick-up will begin on Mondays the week of:  October 21, November 4 and November 18

 

Leaves must be raked to the parkway along the curb by 6 a.m. Monday of the pick-up week and must be free of foreign materials such as branches, plants, rocks and landscape waste.  Leaves should be raked in a row parallel to the street, at least one foot and no more than 5 feet, back from the curb.  Piles should be less than 2 feet in height. 

 

Leaves MUST be out by 6.m. on Monday of the pick-up week with leaves being picked up at any time during the entire week.  The Village keeps a log of streets that have been serviced, therefore, the leaf-vactor truck will not go down streets a second time, once they have already been serviced that week.  If leaves are not raked to the curb by Monday, 6:00 a.m. of your pick-up week, residents will either have to wait for their next scheduled pick-up week, or bag the leaves for pick-up.

 

Residents are encouraged to park in driveways or garages during this operation, to allow better access for the leaf collection equipment.  Please be sure to keep leaves away from mailboxes, ditches, pipes and culverts.  Please note that snow, rain, below freezing temperatures or mechanical difficulties may delay or halt curbside leaf collection


Village of North Aurora Implementing New Phone System - Phones May Be Down On Sept. 27

Village of North Aurora Implementing New Phone System - Phones May Be Down On September 27

UPDATE: 9/26/2019

On Friday, September 27, 2019, the Village of North Aurora will be implementing a new phone system for all Village departments including Village Hall, North Aurora Police Department and Public Works.

During this transition Village buildings will experience a phone service interruption.  This interruption is not expected to last long and does not affect 911 emergency service.  Please be advised there may be periods where the phones are not accessible.  Status updates will be posted as available on both the Village website and the Village Facebook.

Continue calling 911 during an emergency.


North Aurora Rail Safety Week

North Aurora, IL – Governor Pritzker has declared September 22nd to 28th as Illinois Rail Safety Week, which is intended to promote vehicle and pedestrian safety around railroad tracks and trains.  This year’s event is sponsored by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP) in partnership with Metra, CN Railroad, and Illinois Operation Lifesaver along with support from state, county, and local law enforcement agencies, railroads, schools, and various private sector agencies.

 

In addition, Operation Lifesaver has declared this week as national Rail Safety Week, and the ILACP is proud to be part of the national effort.  In Illinois during 2018, there were 86 collisions at public highway-rail crossings involving motor vehicles or pedestrians, which resulted in 26 injuries and 15 fatalities.  In addition, there were 40 trespasser incidents that resulted in 18 injuries and 22 fatalities when people trespassed onto railroad property.  During 2018, Illinois ranked 3rd in the nation in collision fatalities and 5th in the nation in trespasser fatalities.

 

To promote rail safety awareness and education, the North Aurora Police Department is participating in Illinois Rail Safety Week, focusing on education and enforcement.  Enforcement details are planned throughout the week at various railroad grade crossings within North Aurora to cite both drivers and pedestrians who disobey the laws associated with railroad grade crossings and railroad property.  In addition, police officers will be distributing literature to the public that contains information on how to be safe around trains and train tracks.

 

Please remember, not only is it against the law to stop your vehicle on railroad tracks, it is also against the law to stop your vehicle anywhere within the highway-rail grade crossing.      Highway-rail grade crossings are typically marked by white stop lines located on the pavement in advance of the crossing, and if not marked by white stop lines, the highway-rail grade crossing extends from protective gate arm to protective gate arm.

 

According to Illinois Operation Lifesaver, more than 85 percent of all collisions occur at crossings with active warning devices (flashing lights, gates, and ringing bells).  For more information about Illinois Rail Safety Week, please visit www.illinoisrailsafetyweek.org or contact the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police.


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.  

 

 


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Village of North Aurora

25 East State Street
North Aurora, IL 60542

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Public Works (630) 897-8228 ext. 260
Water (630) 897-8228 ext. 223
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