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Village Board Meeting Zoom Information

The Village Board meeting on March 1, 2021, 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/81976363049
Meeting ID: 819 7636 3049
Dial In: +1 312 626 6799


Messenger Library Open For Grab and Go Services: Hours Expand to Include Wednesdays and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Messenger Library Open For Grab and Go Services: Hours Expand to Include Wednesdays and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

Messenger Public Library (113 Oak Street & online at messengerpl.org) based upon current COVID-19 Tier 4  restrictions in place in Kane County, is only offering Grab 'n Go services for patrons in the Library, and limited hours for curbside pick-up. Public computers are available. Study rooms and meeting rooms are not available at this time. This will continue until further notice. Call for up-to-date information.

The Library is open:

Monday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 
 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED

Curbside Pick-Up
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Book Bundles and Recommendations

Library staff are here to help you find books, DVDs, and more to pick up curbside! If you want a specific title, you can place holds in our online catalog and SWAN Libraries app, or by email, chat or phone.

For a variety of items chosen for you by a librarian, please use the online request forms (linked below) or contact us by email or phone.

Book and Media Recommendations for children and teens

Book Bundles (Board Books, Picture Books, Readers)

New Reads for adults (Tell us what type of books you like)

Masked Reads for adults (Let us keep you guessing! Mystery? Romance? Non-fiction?)

Look at our online catalog to find Best-Seller lists, new dvds and books

Programs and Take-Home Kits for Adults

No programs or kits have been cancelled. Take-home kits for adults are available while supplies last, do not need pre-registration, and can be found in the Lounge Area. Adult Craft Group supplies (pre-registration required) may be picked up at the Help Desk. 

Kit Pick-Up and Book Subscription Box Instructions for Children, Teens, and Families

No programs or kits have been cancelled. Please register using the online calendar for kits, Book Boxes and virtual programs. When you arrive to pick up kits for youth, teens and families, or Book Boxes (pre-registration required), please come to the Youth Services Desk.  When using curbside pick-up, call 630 896-0240, text 630-822-9040, or use the SWAN Libraries app to inform staff why you’re here before they come out to your car. See Curbside Pickup for further instructions. 

Free Supper & Snack Pickup for Children and Teens

Schedule: Mondays 3:30-4:30 & Thursdays 5:30-6:30

Save time and a little money with free meals and snacks! On Mondays and Thursdays, pick up two fresh meals per child in your household. Dinner is ready... or maybe lunch: pre-packaged and ready for a remote learning lunch break.

We welcome and encourage all families to pick up boxed meals, weekly STEAM kits and take-home activities, and (of course) your books and movies on hold!

Stop by and Teen Youth Services Department in the Library to pick up boxed meals for all children and teens, 18 years and younger. No registration is required, but you may register for reminder emails or texts on our online calendar. Please see the online calendar for instructions, menus, and up-to-date schedules.


Keep Fire Hydrants Accessible -- Please Help to Clear Snow

Due to the excessive amounts of snow we have recently experienced, the Village of North Aurora and the North Aurora Fire Department are asking residents that if they have a fire hydrant near their home to to please clear away the snow from around the fire hydrant. This will allow the hydrants to be located and accessible in the event of an emergency. Thank you very much for your assistance and cooperation.

 


North Aurora Police Earn Federal Use of Force Certification

North Aurora, IL – The North Aurora Police Department received certification yesterday that it meets federal use of force requirements as set by the United States Department of Justice.

The Presidential Executive Order on Safe Policing for Safe Communities empowers the U.S. Attorney General to designate independent credentialing bodies, including the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, to certify that a law enforcement agency meets certain standards on the use of force.  Following a review, including applicable policies and training, the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police determined that the North Aurora Police Department meets the conditions for certification.

Chief of Police David Fisher said, “The North Aurora Police Department always strives to be professional, fair, and unbiased, and to only use force when it is reasonable and necessary.  We meet this standard through regular reviews of our practices and policies and this certification confirms for the public that we are meeting best practices.”

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Kane County Moves to Tier 1 -- What You Should Know

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced Region 8 (DuPage and Kane) and Region 9 (Lake and McHenry) are moving to Tier 1 effective today. Information about which tier and phase regions are in can be found at the top of the IDPH website homepage.


RESTAURANTS AND BARS

• Indoor service limited to the lesser of 25 guests or 25% capacity per room
• Establishments offering indoor service must serve food
• All bar and restaurant patrons should be seated at tables
• No ordering, seating, or congregating at bar (bar stools should be removed)
• Tables should be 6 feet apart
• No standing or congregating indoors or outdoors while waiting for a table or exiting


ORGANIZED GROUP RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES (fitness centers, sports, etc.)

• Sports should follow the mitigation measures set forth in the All Sports Guidance, which outlines appropriate levels of practice and competition based on individual sport risk
• Face coverings must be worn at all times in fitness centers, including while engaged in individual exercise regardless of person or machine spacing
• Recreation, fitness centers and outdoor activities (not included in the above exposure settings) follow Phase 4 guidance


MEETINGS AND SOCIAL EVENTS (including weddings, funerals, potlucks, etc.)

• Limit to lesser of 25 guests or 25% of overall room capacity both indoors and outdoors
o Applicable to professional, cultural and social group gatherings.
o Not applicable to students participating in-person classroom learning, or sports.
o This does not reduce the overall facility capacity dictated by general Phase 4 business guidance such as office, personal care, retail, etc.
IDPH will continue to closely monitor test positivity, ICU bed availability, and the number of people in the hospital with COVID-19. Should data show regions trending in the wrong direction, based on the established mitigation metrics, regions could once again find themselves in a higher tier with increased measures.


Regions 8 and 9 Tier 1/ Page 2
Metrics for moving from a higher to lower tier are as follows:
Moving from Tier 3 to Tier 2
o Test positivity rate ≥ 8% and below 12% for three consecutive days (7-day average); AND
o Staffed ICU bed availability ≥ 20% for three consecutive days (7-day average); AND
o Sustained decline in COVID patients in hospital (7-day average for 7 of 10 days)
Moving from Tier 2 to Tier 1
o Test positivity rate between 6.5% and 8% for three consecutive days (7-day average); AND
o Staffed ICU bed availability ≥ 20% for three consecutive days (7-day average); AND
o No sustained increase in COVID patients in hospital (7-day average for 7 of 10 days)
Moving from Tier 1 to Phase 4
o Test positivity rate ≤ 6.5% for three consecutive days (7-day average); AND
o Staffed ICU bed availability ≥ 20% for three consecutive days (7-day average); AND
o No sustained increase in COVID patients in hospital (7-day average for 7 of 10 days)
Information about mitigation and resurgence metrics can be found on the IDPH website at http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics.
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Messenger Public Library of North Aurora Illinois will offer in-building service beginning 1:00 p.m. Thursday January 21st

Messenger Public Library of North Aurora Illinois will offer in-building service beginning 1:00 p.m. Thursday January 21st now that our region has achieved Tier 2 status. 

Because COVID-19 still impacts our daily lives, the Library must follow guidelines from the State of Illinois for reopening (see below for more detail) we continue to follow recommendations from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). We share updates on our website, messengerpl.org.

Drop in to visit us in person for GRAB and GO Services:

* browse our collections
* check out materials
* use a computer (available first-come, first serve)

Building Hours:

Monday and Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. [Beginning Saturday, January 30, 2021 – hours increase to 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.]

CLOSED: Sundays and Wednesdays

[Beginning Wednesday February 17 we will be open 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays].

Curbside Service

Limited to Only Saturday hours. (Due to staffing shortage to provide both  in house and curbside at the same time.

For your safety, we will require masks throughout your stay. Reduced building capacity to allow for social distancing, increase our building cleaning and disinfection schedule, and place hand sanitizer throughout the Library for your convenience.

Questions? Email us at  askus@messengerpl.org or call us at (630) 896-0240 during library hours.

We are so grateful for your support and patience and look forward to seeing you soon!

Keep up with the latest Library news at messengerpl.org


Mayor Berman Steps Down, Trustee Gaffino Elected to Acting President

At last night’s Village board meeting, Mayor Dale Berman officially stepped down as North Aurora Village President after 30 years of service to the Village and over 50 years to the North Aurora community. Mayor Berman will be focusing on his recent election to the Kane County Board and we wish him all the best, thank him for his many years of not only service, but wisdom, compassion and leadership, and congratulate him on his “retirement.”
 
At this time, we’d like to welcome Trustee Mark Gaffino, who was elected among the current Village Board members, to serve as the Acting President for the Village of North Aurora. Mayor Gaffino has served on the Village Board since 2009 and has been an incredibly active member of the North Aurora community his entire life. We are very excited to begin this new chapter of North Aurora’s history with Mayor Gaffino and look forward to working alongside him, all of our Village trustees and our wonderful community.
 
Dale Berman Mark Gaffino


North Aurora Police Department Accepting Applications for Lateral Transfer Officers

The North Aurora Police Department, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is seeking certified, experienced lateral transfer officers and applications are now available.

The North Aurora Police Department provides policing services to over 19,000 residents within our 10 square mile community.  The department is proactive, working aggressively and consistently to identify and resolve problems and other issues to improve the quality of life within our community.  We are a community policing department and hold many public events which are intended to build relationships with the community that we serve.

Check us out on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NorthAuroraPolice or Twitter https://twitter.com/N_AuroraPolice.

North Aurora offers:

Þ A starting salary of up to $76,615 (step 4) for lateral transfer officers and annual step increases.  Top pay after June 1, 2021 is $94,786 (step 8).  Officers are represented by the Metropolitan Alliance of Police (MAP) and the current contract is in effect through May 31, 2022;

Þ Health, dental, vision, life insurance plans, retirement savings, pension plan;

Þ Patrol currently works 12 hour shifts (every other weekend off);

Qualifications:

Þ Be a current, sworn, Illinois municipal police officer, county sheriff's deputy, or Illinois state trooper who possesses a State of Illinois certification by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board for one year after completion of a probationary period and currently in good standing at the police department in which the person serves, or in laid-off status due to financial restraints only.

Þ Possess substantially equivalent skills and abilities as a current North Aurora Police Officer.

Þ Possess a valid driver’s license.

Þ Reside within a 25-mile radius of the village limits within 18-month probationary period.  

Þ Candidates must be able to pass an extensive background investigation, polygraph exam, psychological exam, medical exam, and drug screening prior to getting hired.

Applications are available beginning January 8, 2021 at the North Aurora Police Department located at 200 S. Lincolnway, North Aurora, Illinois 60542 OR online at https://northaurora.org/departments/police/employment.aspx.  Applications will be accepted until February 12, 2021.


Free Christmas Tree Collection

Waste Management will pick-up Christmas trees free of charge until the end of January on regular trash pick-up days. This week trash pick-up will be Saturday, January 2 due to the New Year holiday.


All decorations must be removed and trees cannot be in plastic bags. Trees over 6 feet should be cut in half.


After the last pick up in January, all Christmas trees will require one sticker.

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Deadline to Sign up for Government 101 - FREE Local Government Education Program

Sign up for Government 101 - FREE Local Government Education Program

The Village’s “Government 101” Education Program will be scheduled for five consecutive Tuesday evenings, beginning January 5, 2021 and going through February 2, 2021 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to be held on Zoom. The program is free and open to residents 16 and older. This program will provide an opportunity for residents to understand how the Village operates.
 
The weekly classes will include information on the operations of each Village Department: Administration, Community Development, Finance, Police and Public Works.
There is no cost to participate in this program, however, registration is still required so we can gauge interest and have contact information to send Zoom meeting links to. Please email the following to nstevens@northaurora.org by Friday, December 18 at 4:30 p.m. to register:
 
•Subject Line: Government 101 Registration
•Name
•Phone Number
•Email
 
Please note, the program will require a minimum of 15 participants or it may be cancelled.


Pre-Filing Election Notice for Library Board

VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA

PRE-FILING NOTICE

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 September 21, 2020. Petitions may not be circulated prior to September 22, 2020.

Notice is hereby given that the office of the Village Clerk of the Village of North Aurora will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, December 14, 2020 through 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 21, 2020 for the purpose of accepting candidate petitions for the Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Consolidated Election for the following offices:

1. Library Trustee – Four Year Term
2. Library Trustee – Four Year Term
3. Library Trustee – Four Year Term
4. Library Trustee – Four Year Term

The dates and times that the Village Hall will be open to accept the nominating petitions are as follows:

• First day to file: Monday, December 14, 2020 - 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
• Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
• Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
• Friday, December 18, 2020 - 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
• Last day to file: Monday, December 21, 2020 - 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Petitions should be filed at the North Aurora Village Hall, 25 E. State St., North Aurora, IL 60542.

A lottery will be held for all simultaneous filings that are filed at 8:00 a.m. on the first filing day.

The complete Candidate’s Guide can be obtained from the State Board of Elections website at elections.il.gov.


ComEd Small Business Customer Assistance Program

From ComEd to Small Businesses:
 
ComEd understands that COVID-19 continues to create economic hardship for many of our customers. To assist in this time of need, we created a new program to help small businesses.
As of December 16, 2020, we're accepting applications for assistance that would be applied to a business’ bill in 2021 if they meet all qualifications.
 
The Small Business Assistance Program provides eligible small business customers, with a one-time grant up to $2,000 towards a past due balance. Eligible customers may also place a remaining balance into a payment plan of up to six months. To apply for the Small Business Assistance Program, please call 1-877-426-6331/
 
More information can be found at https://www.comed.com/MyAccount/CustomerSupport/Pages/SmallBusinessAssistanceProgram.aspx


Construction Project Updates December 11, 2020

 

Construction Project Updates December 11, 2020

Silo
The silo project is complete.  Please enjoy the illuminated silo starting Friday evening, December 11, 2020.   

 


Construction Project Updates December 11, 2020

 

Construction Project Updates December 11, 2020

Silo
The silo project is complete.  Please enjoy the illuminated silo starting Friday evening, December 11, 2020.   

 


Silo Tree Finds New Home

♫ Where Are You Christmas (Tree?) ♪
 
As many North Aurora residents may be aware, there used to be a lighted Christmas tree atop the silo. We are ourselves where did it go? When? Why? And to answer those questions, first we’ll start off with a little history of this beloved tree.
 
As far as our records show, the tree was created in 1984 by employees of the Belson Manufacturing Company, North Aurora residents, and also in collaboration with the North Aurora Fire Protection District, North Aurora Lions Club, and the North Aurora Business Association, and placed atop the silo. For many years, the North Aurora Protection District provided assistance by keeping it lit annually during the holiday season.
 
In 2017, the Village received the silo and the land around it for the Silo Illumination and Restoration project and thus took ownership of the tree. Due to lights being added to the silo roof and construction work to restore the top of the silo as part of the illumination project, the tree was taken down.
 
When doing so, Village staff discovered that the tree was in rather poor condition after being atop the silo for so many years and needed a little TLC. We know how much this tree means to the community, so our Public Works Department took on the task of restoring the tree to get it into working condition so we can present (get it? 😉 ) it this year and will continue restoration efforts in the off-season.
 
We are excited to announce that the tree has been set up in Riverfront Park as an addition to the holiday light display. It is displayed by the rain garden, which is right off the parking lot behind Village Hall, so we invite the community to drive right on up and take a look.
 
 


The Village of North Aurora Launches Livestreaming Camera Atop Silo

How’s the view up there?

 

You’ll be able to answer that question when you check out the livestreaming camera mounted 98-feet high atop the newly restored and illuminated silo.

 

The camera provides a 360-degree view of the surrounding area, including North Aurora Riverfront and Island Parks and the Fox River, which will be set at various positions by Village staff over the course of the week.  The public can view the livestream at any time by visiting the Village’s website, https://northaurora.org/community/livestream_camera.aspx.

 

In addition to the livestream video feed, photo snapshots will be taken and featured on the Village’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/villageofnorthaurora


Village of North Aurora Silo to Light Up the Sky Starting December 11

The Village of North Aurora is pleased to announce the completion of the Silo Restoration and Illumination project that will literally brighten up the town.

 

The silo and surrounding land, located east of the intersection of State Street (State Route 31) and Lincolnway (State Route 56) and overlooking the Fox River, was dedicated to the Village of North Aurora by the Harner family in 2017, the owners of Harner’s Bakery.

 

The Silo Restoration and Illumination Project was funded using TIF funds, which are set aside for a specific area for beautification and infrastructure projects. The project was originally scheduled to be completed earlier; however, it was delayed in an effort to reduce costs through a revised construction management process, which ultimately led to more than 20% in savings.  

 

Rising 98-feet high into the sky, the concrete silo, a former grain tower, is incredibly hard to miss to anyone passing by, making it a clear focal point of the community. The silo will be even more noticeable in the evening hours as it will be illuminated in bright colored lights and become a literal beacon in the heart of North Aurora.

 

“North Aurora has very few historical landmarks,” explained Mayor Dale Berman. “The Fox River and our parks are our most favorable assets and we want the citizens to enjoy them. The silo will be a beacon and bring recognition to the area and create a memorable vision for all.”

 

Starting on Friday, December 11, and going forward, the silo will be lit up nightly in a variety of colors and patterns for the community to enjoy. The silo will be illuminated by multiple rows of lights surrounding the body of the building, in the windows and on the roof.

 

“The lights are programmed in all sorts of colors and patterns,” said Mayor Berman, “including features for various holidays and seasons, which is very fitting for this time of the year. I am excited to see the beautiful light displays coming our way.”

 

In addition to the lights, a livestreaming camera has been mounted atop the silo, providing a view of the surrounding area, including North Aurora Riverfront and Island Parks and the Fox River. The public will be welcome to view the livestream at any time by visiting the Village’s website, www.northaurora.org. Snapshots will be taken and featured on the Village’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/villageofnorthaurora.

 

Previously atop the silo roof was a well-beloved tree. During the project lights were installed on top of the silo and the tree was removed.  However, Village staff have relocated the tree as a feature in North Aurora Riverfront Park with the holiday light display.

 

Silo silo

 


North Aurora man arrested after child pornography investigation

North Aurora man arrested after child pornography investigation

12/7/2020

 

North Aurora, IL – A North Aurora man was charged on Friday in connection with a child pornography investigation that spanned several months.  Michael R. Pauls, 48, of the 600 block of Hammer Ln. on North Aurora’s east side was arrested on Thursday evening and charged Friday with:

 

  • 2 counts of Possession of a Child Pornography video (class 2 Felonies)
  • 2 counts of Possession of a Child Pornography photo (class 3 Felonies)

 

The investigation began on June 25, 2020 with a cyber tip from an email provider to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that an email account contained suspected child pornography.  The case was sent to the Illinois Attorney General’s office and then to the Aurora Police Department after the Internet Protocol address of the user showed to be in the Aurora area.

 

After Aurora Police investigators determined that the email account belonged to Pauls in North Aurora, the case was transferred to North Aurora Police on November 17th.

 

North Aurora Police obtained a search warrant for Pauls’ home and, with the assistance of the Kane County Sheriff’s Office and Will County State’s Attorney’s Office, executed the search on Thursday, December 3rd.  Recovered in the search were several electronic devices, including cellular phones, tablets, and laptops which revealed two pornographic videos and two pornographic photos of female children under the age of 18.  Pauls’ was arrested and transported to the North Aurora Police Department.  Forensic examination of the devices is ongoing, with the assistance of the Illinois Attorney General’s High Tech Crimes Bureau.

 

On Friday, December 4th, after reviewing the case, the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office authorized the listed charges against Pauls.  He appeared at a remote bond hearing on Saturday, where a judge set his bond at $75,000 / 10% to apply.  He was transported to the Kane County Adult Justice Center where he later posted $7,500 and was released with the conditions to have no contact with anyone under the age of 13 and to refrain from the use of social media where children are present.  He is scheduled to appear in court at 9:00 a.m. on January 28th, 2021 at the Kane County Judicial Center.

 

This case remains under investigation and charges are not proof of guilt.  Pauls is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial, at which it is the burden of the State to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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For media inquiries, contact:

Deputy Chief Scott Buziecki

630-897-8705, ext. 752

sbuziecki@northaurora.org                                                   


Construction Project Updates December 4, 2020

 

Construction Project Updates December 4, 2020

Silo
Last week the sheet metal workers and electricians have completed their work on the silo.  Currently the electricians and lighting contractor are working together to aim the lights.  Additionally the Village is working with the subcontractors to develop lighting schemes. Next week the Village will observe the testing of the lighting schemes.   

 

 

 


Construction Project Updates November 25, 2020

 

Construction Project Updates November 25, 2020

Silo
In the short week, the sheet metal workers completed the installation of the windows.  The electricians are scheduled to be completed with the electrical work this week so the design consultant can begin aiming the lights next week.   


Clearwater Crossing Closed November 24 - November 25

 


Construction Project Updates November 20, 2020

 

Construction Project Updates November 20, 2020

Silo
This week the electrician worked on the roof lighting and camera.   Next week the sheet metal windows will be installed and electrical work completed. 


Sign up for Government 101 - FREE Local Government Education Program

The Village’s “Government 101” Education Program will be scheduled for five consecutive Tuesday evenings, beginning January 5, 2021 and going through February 2, 2021 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to be held on Zoom. The program is free and open to residents 16 and older. This program will provide an opportunity for residents to understand how the Village operates.
 
The weekly classes will include information on the operations of each Village Department: Administration, Community Development, Finance, Police and Public Works.
There is no cost to participate in this program, however, registration is still required so we can gauge interest and have contact information to send Zoom meeting links to. Please email the following to nstevens@northaurora.org by Friday, December 18 at 4:30 p.m. to register:
 
•Subject Line: Government 101 Registration
•Name
•Phone Number
•Email
 
Please note, the program will require a minimum of 15 participants or it may be cancelled.


Kane County Business Grant Program Round Two Now Accepting Applications

We’re happy to announce that Kane County is now accepting grant applications from local businesses in need of financial assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Today we are launching “Round Two” of the county’s Business Grant Program. The Kane County Board appropriated $5 million for this initiative from its Coronavirus Relief Fund. Eligible businesses may apply for up to $25,000 to cover certain expenses from 3/1/2020 to 12/30/2020. (Businesses that applied under Round One are welcome to apply under Round Two.) More information, including a link to our web-based application portal, is posted on the county’s Coronavirus Relief Fund page. We’ve established a dedicated telephone number and email address for this important program and our staff are ready to field inquiries.

 

Round Two Business Grant Hotline and Email:

630-762-2084

CRF2@co.kane.il.us

 

Finally, for businesses that would benefit from one-on-one assistance or might lack adequate technology to complete our on-line application, we are making computer and scanning technology available free of charge at our office in downtown Batavia. Please note we are making this service available by appointment only in order to ensure strict compliance with COVID-19 screening and distancing standards. Applicants will be able to bring their financial and expense documentation to our office where it can be digitally scanned for upload to our application portal.

 


Messenger Public Library Returning to Curbside Services

MESSENGER LIBRARY RETURNS TO CURBSIDE ONLY SERVICES DUE TO TIER 2 COVID RESTRICTIONS

In order to promote the safety of the community and reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Messenger Public Library of North Aurora (113 Oak St.) will be closed to the public beginning Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. The library will be returning to Curbside e Holds Pickup Service during the following hours: Mondays and Fridays: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The library is no longer open to the public for inside “Grab and Go” services until further notice.

Curbside Pickup Service is available and allows patrons to reserve library materials via the online catalog on the library website. Curbside takes place in the west employee parking lot. Drive up Book returns are located on the west side of the Library.

Though the building is closed to the public, the library will continue to provide the best services possible. The community is encouraged to use the library‘s online resources including eBooks, downloadable audiobooks and databases for homework help.

The library offers a variety of virtual programs. Check our website and our event calendar for details.

The library will be posting updates and announcements regularly on messengerpl.org on social media channels. Be sure to visit these sites for up-to-date information. For more information, please call 630-896-0240. The Messenger Public Library of North Aurora is located 113 Oak Street in North Aurora.


North Aurora Police investigating ruse burglaries targeting seniors

North Aurora, IL – The North Aurora Police Department is investigating a series of ruse burglaries that have targeted senior citizens in recent days.  A ruse burglary is when two or more suspects attempt to enter a home by distracting or confusing the homeowner(s). 

 

The first happened in the 2400 block of S. River Rd. on Wednesday, November 11th at 12:15 p.m.  A white female suspect in a small, older red pickup truck claimed to be with the electric company and told the 86 year old male homeowner that she needed to check the lines inside the home after the recent storm.  The homeowner let the suspect in and brought her to the basement where the suspect turned on a water faucet, presumably to mask her accomplice entering the home, whom she used a walkie talkie to communicate with.  The homeowner later found a file cabinet had been rifled through, but nothing appeared missing.  The suspect was described as a white female, average height wearing a mask and a hat.

 

The next incident happened in the 0-100 block of S. Juniper Dr. on Saturday, November 14th at 3:49 p.m.  Two Hispanic males in a white or silver SUV with black trim around the tires and on rear bumper told the 83 year old male homeowner that they were buying a house in the area and wanted information about the house.  Missing was jewelry and some collectible coins.  The suspects were described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5’6”, wearing a brown Carhartt-type jacket and a Hispanic male, approximately 5’9”.  A surveillance video image later provided to police shows that the suspect vehicle appears to be a white, late model Ford Escape. 

 

The last incident happened in the 500 block of N. River Rd. on Sunday, November 15th at 4:00 p.m.  Two male suspects, either white or Hispanic, told the homeowners, age 82 & 83, that they were putting up a fence and wanted to show them the lot line markers.  Afterwards, the homeowners discovered approximately $25,000 in jewelry missing, including a wedding ring.  The suspects were described as a white or Hispanic male approximately in his 30’s and a white or Hispanic male approximately 25 years old.  No suspect vehicle was seen.

 

These incidents remain under investigation by the North Aurora Police Department.  Anyone with information should call the Investigations Division at (630) 897-8705, extension 758.  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.

 

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Pre-Filing Election Notice for Village Board

PRE-FILING NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the office of the Village Clerk of the Village of North Aurora will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, November 16, 2020 through 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 23, 2020 for the purpose of accepting candidate petitions for the Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Consolidated Election (Primary Election to be held on February 23, 2021 if required) for the following offices:

Village President – Four Year Term
Village Trustee – Four Year Term
Village Trustee – Four Year Term
Village Trustee – Four Year Term
Village Clerk – Four Year Term

The dates and times that the Village Hall will be open to accept the nominating petitions are as follows:

• First day to file: Monday, November 16, 2020 - 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
• Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
• Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
• Friday, November 20, 2020 - 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
• Last day to file: Monday, November 23, 2020 - 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Petitions should be filed at the North Aurora Village Hall, 25 E. State St., North Aurora, IL 60542.

A lottery will be held for all simultaneous filings that are filed at 8:00 a.m. on the first filing day.

The complete Candidate’s Guide can be obtained from the State Board of Elections website at elections.il.gov


Village Hall Reopening with Limited Staff on Monday, November 16

Update 11-15-20

Due to a COVID-19 concern, Village Hall will be minimally staffed until further notice.
 
As such, in the event you need to submit a building permit, please do so electronically, via the Water Bill box, or they can be dropped off in the Village Hall administration side lobby.
 
All Village Hall employees are still working, whether inside Village Hall or remotely, and there will be no interruption to Village services. The public is encouraged to call Village Hall at 630-897-8228 and conduct business via phone and / or email when possible.

 

Original post: 11-13-20

 

North Aurora Village Hall will reopen on Monday, November 16. 

The public is still encouraged to conduct business via phone and email when possible in order to help reduce foot traffic and the potential spread of COVID-19. Masks are required for entry into Village Hall. 

Village Hall hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.


Construction Project Updates November 13, 2020

Construction Project Updates November 13, 2020

Silo
This week the lights as the base of the silo have been installed. Next week the lights and camera on the top, and the lights in the windows will continue next week to completion.


Village of North Aurora Veterans Day Ceremony

The Village of North Aurora is honored to host  a Veterans Day ceremony every year to give thanks to our Veterans for their service and sacrifice. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in the interest of safety, this year the Village took our Veterans Day Ceremony digital. We invite you to watch our digital ceremony, with all of the time honored traditions of our in-person ceremony. Thank you for watching and to all of our Veterans, thank you for your service.

Please view our Veterans Day Ceremony Here.

 


Construction Project Updates November 6

 

Construction Project Updates November 6, 2020

Silo
This week the lights have begun to be attached to the steel ring. Installation will continue next week and until completion.  Fabrication of the window lighting continues.


North Aurora Village Hall Closed Starting Friday, November 6

North Aurora Village Hall will be closed starting Friday, November 6, following a Village Hall employee testing positive for COVID-19.
 
This employee had limited contact with the public at Village Hall where safety measures are in place. These include the installation of glass at Village Hall public interaction counters, social distancing markers and signage, and required mask wearing in the building.
 
Village Hall employees will be working remotely during this time and there will be no interruption to Village services. The public can call Village Hall at 630-897-8228 and conduct business via phone and / or email.
 
At this time there is no set date for when Village Hall will reopen. Please keep an eye on the Village website and Facebook for further updates.
 
 
 
 
Original Post:
 
Village Hall is temporarily closed to the public due to a COVID concern. Please check the website or Facebook page for any updates.
 
Village Hall employees are still working and the public can call Village Hall at 630-897-8228 and conduct business via phone and / or email.


Webinar: SBA Discussing PPP Loan Forgiveness of $50,000 or less

For any of our small businesses that may be interested, the U.S. Small Business Administration is hosting a webinar discussing PPP forgiveness under $50,000.
 
Further info: "In this Friday feature Stephen Konkle with the SBA will discuss how small businesses who have a PPP loan of $50,000, or less can be forgiven. This webinar is for loan officers and small businesses."
 
Register here: https://tinyurl.com/y2jffe7g


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.


Business Interruption Grant (BIG) Program, Priority Being Given to High Impacted Businesses and Those affected by Recent Mitigation Measures

Business Interruption Grant (BIG) Program, Priority Being Given to High Impacted Businesses and Those affected by Recent Mitigation Measures

To our local businesses:

We would like to make certain our local businesses are aware of the Business Interruption Grant (BIG) program, which is a $636 million program developed by Governor Pritzker and the Illinois General Assembly to provide economic relief for small businesses hit hardest by COVID-19. BIG leverages federal funding provided by the CARES Act to help offset COVID-19 related losses for Illinois small businesses. Funding may be used to help businesses with working capital expenses, including payroll costs; rent; utilities; and other operational costs.

With the mitigations in the Kane County area, those businesses affected (that follow all criteria and are compliant with mitigation orders) will be receiving priority consideration for the grant program, as well as businesses that are considered as high impacted.

Below is the link to the main BIG page where business can apply for the grant.

https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/SmallBizAssistance/Pages/C19DisadvantagedBusGrants.aspx

 


North Aurora Village Hall Closed Monday, October 25 - Friday, October 30

Update: (10-26-20)

North Aurora Village Hall has had another employee test positive for COVID-19. Village Hall will continue to remain closed Monday, October 26 through Friday, October 30.
These employees have had no or very minimal contact with the public. Village Hall has safety measures in place, including the installation of glass at Village Hall public interaction counters, social distancing markers and signage, and requiring masks.
All employees will be working remotely during this time and there will be no interruption to Village services. The public can call Village Hall at 630-897-8228 and conduct business via phone and / or email.
Village Hall plans to reopen for Monday, November 2. Please keep an eye on the Village website and Facebook for any updates.

 

Original Post: (10-25-20)

North Aurora Village Hall will be closed from Monday, October 26 through Friday, October 30, to be deep cleaned and disinfected following a Village Hall employee testing positive for COVID-19. 

We would like to reassure the community that this employee has not had any contact with the public. 

All employees will be working remotely during this time and there will be no interruption to Village services. The public can call Village Hall at 630-897-8228 and conduct business via phone and / or email. 

Village Hall will reopen for Monday, November 2. Please keep an eye on the Village website and Facebook for any updates.


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-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. 


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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

 

 


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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
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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                                                          


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