North Aurora Community Garage Sale
The North Aurora Days Community Garage Sale will not be held in conjunction with North Aurora Days this year.
There will, however, be a Village sponsored Community-wide Garage Sale planned for Thursday, September 4 through Saturday, September 6, 2014. This will provide the opportunity for residents to clean out their garage, basement, and/or attic prior to the Free Fall Clean-up provided by Waste Management on Friday, September 12th.
Residents who are interested in participating in this community garage sale must register to be included on a Garage Sale Map. Residents may download the Garage Sale registration form from the Village’s website or pick up a form at the Village Hall. There is no cost to register.
Please submit the completed, signed form by mail, in person, or by email to the attention of: Cindy Torraco, 25 E. State Street, North Aurora, IL 60542, email: firstname.lastname@example.org NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014.
The Community-wide Garage Sale will be promoted on the Village’s website with a link to the Garage Sale Map posted on the Village’s Facebook page. Be sure to submit your form by the registration deadline of Wednesday August 27, 2014.
Click the link to download the Registration Form: Community Garage Sale Registration Form
National Night Out - 6:00 to 9:30 pm
Tuesday, August 5th, is the date set aside for our “National Night Out” celebration. This year, more than 32 million people, in more than 10,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases world wide are expected to join forces. Billed as America’s Night Out Against Crime, National Night Out is designed to, (1) Heighten crime and drug awareness; (2) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community relations; and, (3) Send out a message that the neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
From 6 to 9:30 p.m. on August 5th, residents and business people throughout North Aurora, and across the nation, are asked to lock their doors, turn on the outside lights, and spend the evening outside with their neighbors. Many neighborhoods celebrate National Night Out with events and activities such as block parties, cookouts, and get-togethers. While turning on your lights is an important part of National Night Out, the real lasting benefits come from getting out and meeting your neighbors. We are asking everyone in North Aurora to join 10,000 other communities across the country in this years National Night Out celebration.
Police officers, squad cars, and McGruff the Crime Dog will stop and visit with as many neighborhood groups as possible. Please contact Officer Robyn Stecklein at (630) 897-8705, ext. 716 or email at email@example.com to be added to our list.
Whether or not your group plans any activities for National Night Out, remember to turn on your outside lights from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on August 5th, and spend the evening outdoors. Remember, National Night Out is not the solution to the crime problem, but it is a step toward developing the sense of community necessary to reduce the risk of crime.
NORTH AURORA DAYS
The Annual North Aurora Days event is scheduled for August 1,2 & 3 this year! Food vendors, beer tent, amusement rides and games, as well as great musical entertainment and fireworks (both Friday and Saturday!!) are all part of this fun-filled weekend.
Click on the following link to download an Event Schedule: http://northauroradays.com/events/event-schedule/
Also visit the North Aurora Days website for up to the minute information: http://northauroradays.com/
Click on the following link to become a sponsor to help ensure that North Aurora Days and the fireworks displays (both Friday and Saturday) will be spectacular:
North Aurora Days Fireworks Sponsorship
Click here for the North Aurora Days Parking and Traffic Guidlines
Comprehensive Plan - Help Define the Future of North Aurora
Help define the future of North Aurora!
The Village of North Aurora is in the process of creating a new Comprehensive Plan. The Plan will address land use, development, transportation, neighborhoods, parks and open space, the environment, community facilities, and much more.
How can I provide input regarding North Aurora’s future?
The Village is seeking your input to help create a plan that addresses local issues and aspirations. Please go to the Village’s website (http://www.vil.north-aurora.il.us/) and click on the “Comprehensive Plan Interactive Website” button on the right-hand portion of the homepage. This link will take you a one-stop portal where you can provide input through on-line mapping tools and questionnaires, receive updates about the planning process, and review preliminary plan recommendations.
What is the next chance to provide input to the Comprehensive Plan?
In addition to the project website, there will be several face-to-face opportunities to provide input. The next opportunity will be a Visioning Workshop held in early September. Please stay tuned for more information regarding the date, time and location for the workshop. The workshop will allow you to put markers to maps and describe your vision for key issues facing North Aurora, such as the role of the Fox River in recreation and development, the revitalization of IL 31, new economic development along Orchard Road, residential growth and development, public safety, and much more.
How can I receive information about the planning process?
The best way to receive information about the planning process is to check in on the project website. Village staff will also distribute information through its email distribution list regarding the Visioning Workshop and opportunities to review preliminary recommendations. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org–aurora.il.us to be added to the email distribution list.
Illinois Tollway Park and Ride Facilities
The Illinois Tollway’s Board of Directors today approved an intergovernmental agreement with Pace that will allow the transit agency to move forward with plans to design and build new Park & Ride Facilities on the I-90 Corridor with the Tollway’s $2.5 billion Rebuilding and Widening Project. The Illinois Tollway will accommodate transit and direct access for the public to Pace bus service along one its roadways for the first time in the agency’s history.
Click the link for more information: Illinois Tollway Park and Ride Facilities
Call J.U.L.I.E. before you dig - Dial 811
Planning a home improvement job? Planting a tree? Installing a fence or deck? Whether you are planning a do it yourself project or hiring a professional, call J.U.L.I.E. first at 811 before any outdoor project. Call J.U.L.I.E. by dialing 811 48 hours or two business days before you begin your project. Locators will be out to mark the approximate location of your underground lines, cables, pipes and utilities so you will know what's below. You can then begin digging safely and avoid any underground utilities that can cause damage and costly delays as well as personal injury.
So before you dig, call J.U.L.I.E. by dialing 811
Contractor Registration List
Village of North Aurora Contractor Registration
All Contractors doing work in the Village of North Aurora must be registered with the Village.
Before having any work done on your home, residents should check to be sure the contractor they hire is registered with the Village. Registered contractors and subcontractors may conduct work between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. Please contact the Village of North Aurora to report any work being conducted outside of the permissible hours of construction (630) 897-8228.
Please click the link below to see the list of currently registered Contractors.
Registered Contractors List July 2014
Messenger Library soliciting for bids for renovation project
SECTION 00 11 13
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
PROJECT: MESSENGER PUBLIC LIBRARY - YOUTH SERVICES INTERIOR RENOVATION
113 OAK STREET
NORTH AURORA, ILLINOIS 60542
OWNER: MESSENGER PUBLIC LIBRARY
113 OAK STREET
NORTH AURORA, ILLINOIS 60542
ARCHITECT/ KLUBER ARCHITECTS + ENGINEERS
ENGINEER: 10 S. SHUMWAY AVENUE
BATAVIA, ILLINOIS 60510
DESCRIPTION OF THE WORK:
The Owner will receive bids for the interior renovation of the Youth Services department of Messenger Public Library in North Aurora, Illinois 60542. The Work will include: interior demolition, gypsum board and metal studs, doors and hardware, painting and finishing, custom casework, interior finishes, acoustical ceilings, furniture and shelving reconfigurations & incidental HVAC, electrical & low-voltage improvements.
BASIS OF BIDS:
Bids will be a single contract, stipulated sum.
TIME OF COMPLETION:
The Work will commence on Monday, August 25, 2014 and be performed such that the Project will be Substantially Complete by January 16, 2015.
Sealed bids for will be received by the Owner until 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 in a sealed envelope addressed with the name of the Project, Bidder, Owner and the date and time of the Bid. Deliver to the Messenger Public Library, 113 Oak Street, North Aurora, Illinois 60542. Bids will be publicly opened at that time.
EXAMINATION AND PROCUREMENT OF DOCUMENTS:
The Bidding Documents will consist of one full set of Drawings and one Project Manual.
The Bidding Documents may be viewed free of charge online at www.kluberplanroom.com. Click on "Public Jobs", then "View Plans" or "View Specs" to browse through the drawings or specifications. No bid deposit is required to obtain the Bidding Documents. Full sets of plans and specifications in PDF format may be downloaded for a one-time charge of $ 9.95. Printed copies of plans and specifications may be obtained for the cost of reproduction as indicated at the www.kluberplanroom.com project website.
The Bidding Documents may be examined at the Architect's office:
and online at the following URL(s):
McGraw-Hill Construction Dodge: www.construction.com.
Reed Construction Data: www.reedconstructiondata.com.
A Bid security in the amount of 10 percent of the total Bid is required.
A pre-bid meeting will be held at Messenger Public Library, 113 Oak Street, North Aurora, Illinois 60542 at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Prospective bidders are requested to attend.
RIGHT TO REJECT BIDS:
The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any errors, omissions or irregularities in the bids or the bidding procedure when, in the opinion of the Owner, such action will serve its best interests. Any bid which is not accompanied by the required bid security or by any other documents or certifications required by the Bidding Documents, and any bid which is in any way incomplete or irregular, is subject to rejection at the sole discretion of the Owner.
GOVERNING LAWS AND REGULATIONS:
Prevailing wage rates will apply and must be included in the Bid amount.
END OF DOCUMENT
Village Selects Verde Energy
Village of North Aurora
Date: June 13, 2014
Village Selects Verde Energy USA Illinois, LLC for the Residential Electric Aggregation Program for a One-Year Period with 100% Renewable Energy
The Village of North Aurora has entered into an agreement with Verde Energy USA Illinois, LLC for electricity supply for residents and small commercial businesses. The agreement will be effective beginning September, 2014 and will be for a twelve (12) month period ending September, 2015. Verde is the current provider for the Village’s electric aggregation program.
Residents and small businesses that are currently enrolled in the Village’s aggregation program with Verde as well as eligible ComEd customers will receive a letter describing the terms of the agreement as well as an “opt-out” form if the resident wishes to go back to ComEd for supply. Residents who wish to opt-out and go back to ComEd have a two-month period to select a new alternate supplier, or be locked with ComEd for a full twelve-month period.
The fixed-rate for the upcoming period beginning September, 2014 is 7.856 cents per kWh. The rate includes the support of 100% renewable energy. ComEd’s summer rate-to-compare is 7.60 cents per kWh. ComEd also assesses a Purchased Electricity Adjustment (PEA) on a monthly basis that can be a charge or credit of up to 0.50 cents per kWh. This charge has averaged an additional 0.33 cent charge over the last several year period which could result in an effective ComEd rate of 7.93 cents per kWh or as high as 8.1 cents. The non-summer ComEd rate beginning in October 2014 has not been finalized as of this time.
The fixed rate provided by Verde is not subject to the PEA. Once enrolled in the aggregation program, there are no termination fees if a resident wishes to choose another supplier at any point during the term of the agreement, or chooses to go back to ComEd for supply.
By continuing the aggregation program for a one-year period with a competitive rate the Village ensures that residents will have aggregation as a choice of electric supply over the next twelve months with support for 100% renewable energy and not inadvertently be locked into ComEd for a twelve-month period
For questions or more information please call the North Aurora Village Hall at (630) 897-8228.
Swimming Pools in North Aurora - Village Code Requirments
Did you know that Temporary, Portable, Inflatable, and/or Wading Pools that exceed 24 inches in depth are considered “swimming pools” in the Village of North Aurora and are subject to the State of Illinois barrier requirements? While these “temporary” pools do not require a building permit because they are intended to be removed at the end of each swimming season, stored, and put back up the following year, you should be aware of the applicable requirements as they relate to the safe use of these types of “temporary” pools. If you currently own or are considering purchasing a “temporary” pool which exceeds 24 inches in depth, please consider the following requirements:
As required by Illinois State Law, all swimming pools are required to be fenced no less than four (4) feet in height and with a self-latching gate that latches four (4) feet or more above the ground. Such fences shall have openings no more than four (4) inches and horizontal bracing a minimum of 45 inches apart.
Swimming pools are not permitted to be placed in any front or corner side yards. Also, ten (10) feet or more clearance on all directions from pool side wall to overhead wires should be maintained at all times.
With regards to swimming pool maintenance, the Village of North Aurora requires all swimming pools to be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition and in good repair. Also, any discharged water shall not create a nuisance to any adjoining properties.
Allowing and/or maintaining stagnant swimming pools is also not permitted in the Village of North Aurora because it creates a public health hazard due to the presence of bacteria and the potential for infestation.
Swimming pool safety and maintenance is important to the Village of North Aurora. By observing these codes, you help us create a safer environment and community for our residents and neighbors. Contact the Community Development Department of the Village of North Aurora at (630) 897-1457 for any questions or concerns.
NOTICE Road Closure: Mitchell Road Construction Project
Notice of Road Project
A Mitchell Road reconstruction project will be commencing within the next two weeks. As part of the completion of an existing office/industrial development project, Liberty Development will be required to reconstruct Mitchell Road from south of Stewart Avenue to just north of the I-88 bridge. Please be advised, Mitchell Road will be closed to all traffic during this construction project.
The road construction project is estimated to last approximately 7 weeks, weather permitting. Detour plans have been worked out and signs will be posted to guide traffic to detours around the project area. Access to Stewart Avenue in North Aurora and Mettel Road in Aurora will remain open during construction.
The Village of North Aurora appreciates your patience, understanding and cooperation as this project commences. If you have any questions please contact Mike Toth, Community Development Director, at 630-897-8228, ext. 228.
Plan Commission Vacancy
The Village of North Aurora is looking to fill a vacancy on the Plan Commission. The Village President will be reviewing applications to appoint someone to fill this vacancy.
The Plan Commission meets once a month to review proposed development plans and plats, review zoning issues, make recommendations to the Village Board and ensure compliance with the Village Code.
Residents interested in serving on the Plan Commission can submit an application to the attention of Mayor Dale Berman at the Village of North Aurora, 25 E. State Street or by email to email@example.com. You can also submit a cover letter and resume it you would like.
Click on the link below for an Application:
Application to serve on a Board or Commission
Door to Door Solicitation Reminder
Just a reminder to residents, with the recent storm and hail damage, you may be approached by companies soliciting their business for roofing and siding repair. Please be advised that any business soliciting door-to-door must be registered for soliciting with the North Aurora Police Department. Once registered, all persons who will be soliciting are issued a registration card, which residents should ask to see. No Soliciting stickers are available at the Police Department and the Village Hall. If you have a posted no soliciting sticker, and are having any problems with a solicitor who will not leave, please do not hesitate to call 911.
Also, any contractor doing work in the Village must register with the Village's Building Department prior to performing any work in the Village. Residents should ask for a copy of the contractor's registration or contact the Building Department at 630-897-8228 x222 to confirm a contractor is registered, prior to doing any work with the contractor.
Water Department to Upgrade Meter Reading Equipment
The North Aurora Water Department will be upgrading some of the meter reading equipment located on the exterior of houses in various locations throughout the village, over the next 6 months. Please be advised, these equipment upgrades will not affect or interrupt your water service. Water department technicians will be performing this work and residents should not be concerned if they notice a village vehicle and/or village water technician working on the meter at their home. Please contact the North Aurora Water Department at 630-897-8228, ext. 223 with any questions or concerns you may have.
Help Reduce Storm Water Pollution
Help Reduce Storm Water Pollution - Water pollution prevention and control measures are critical to improving water quality and reducing the need for costly wastewater and drinking water treatment. Because water pollution can come from many different sources, a variety of pollution prevention and control measures are needed.
Stormwater runoff occurs when precipitation from rain or snowmelt flows over impervious surfaces such as driverways, sidewalks and streets, which prevents the runoff from soaking into the ground.
Stormwater runoff can pick up debris, chemicals, dirt and other pollutants and flow into the storm sewer system or directly into lakes, rivers, ponds and wetlands. Anything that enters the storm sewer system is then discharged into bodies of water we use for swimming, fishing and providing drinking water. This in turn can increase costs for treating our drinking water.
In an attempt to educate the community on ways to prevent the potential for storm water pollution, we ask that residents be aware of the direct links between land activities and rainfall and snow melt runoff that drains into storm drains and ends up in our rivers and streams. Clean up pet waste to keep it out of street gutters; sweep up grass clippings and rake leaves to keep yardwaste debris from blowing into street gutters; apply lawn fertilizer and pesticides sparingly; control soil erosion on your property by planting ground cover; clean up spilled automotive fluids such as oil, anti-freeze and transmission fluids from driveways and don’t hose the spills into the street. Please do your part to help eliminate storm water pollution. For information on disposal of hazardous waste and pollution prevention, contact Kane County at 630-208-5118. For more recycling information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 630-208-3841.
North Aurora named Tree City USA by Arbor Day Foundation
Arbor Day foundation Names North Aurora Tree City USA
North Aurora, IL was named a 2013 Tree city USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.
North Aurora achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at lease $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.
“Everyone benefits when elected officials, volunteers and committed citizens in communities like North Aurora make smart investments in urban forests,” said John Rosenow, found and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Trees bring shade3 to our homes and beauty to our neighborhoods, along with numerous economic, social and environmental benefits.”
Cleaner air, improved storm water management, energy savings and increase property values and commercial activity are among the benefits enjoyed by Tree City USA Communities.
More information on the program is available at www.arborday.org/TreeCityUSA.
Press Release - North Aurora bond Rating Upgraded to AA+
Village of North Aurora
Dated: April 17, 2014
North Aurora Bond Rating Upgraded to ‘AA+’ on Stronger Financial Position
On Thursday, April 17, 2014, Standard and Poor’s (S&P) raised its long-term and underlying bond rating for the Village of North Aurora, Illinois to ‘AA+’ from ‘AA‘ with a stable outlook based on the application of its local general obligation (GO) criteria released Sept. 12, 2013.
“The rating reflects our assessment of the Village’s strong budgetary performance and very strong budgetary flexibility,” said Standard & Poor’s credit analyst Scott Nees, “along with its very strong liquidity position.”
“The stable outlook reflects our expectation that North Aurora will sustain very strong budgetary flexibility and at least adequate budgetary performance through the two-year outlook horizon,” he added. “If reserves deteriorate in a manner that we believe compromises the village’s budgetary flexibility, we could lower the rating.”
Among the many reasons cited in the report for the increase include the strong North Aurora economy, strong budgetary performance, very strong budgetary flexibility and liquidity position signified by consistent governmental fund reserve levels, strong financial management policies and practices and reasonable debt and contingent liability profile.
“While we do not anticipate any relevant credit factors improving sufficiently to warrant an upgrade in the next few years, improvement in the village’s economy, particularly in the form of higher market value per capita, and a stronger debt profile, coupled with maintenance of exceptional budgetary flexibility, could lead to an upgrade at some point” according to the press release from S&P.
North Aurora Village President Dale Berman commented on the rating increase saying, “We are very proud of the board and staff for supporting and implementing financial policies and practices that enable North Aurora to be one of the most financially strong village’s in the area, and this rating increase is a testament to that.”
An ‘AA+’ rating is one notch below the highest rating possible from S&P, or AAA.
For additional information or questions please contact Bill Hannah, Finance Director at (630) 897-8228 x225. The full report from S&P can be located here at http://www.vil.north-aurora.il.us/departments/finance.aspx
Water Conservation Information
The Village of North Aurora wants to remind the public about water conservation measures. That drip is money down the drain! We all depend on our water infrastructure of pipes, pumps and meters to deliver clean, high-quality and reliable water to our homes. Did you know that the average household wastes 10,000 gallons per year on leaks, enough water to fill a swimming pool? You can help by checking toilets, faucets, showerheads and appliances for leaks and making needed repairs. Water infrastructure needs to be maintained by both your utility and you. Utilities can check for leaks in pipes on the way to your home and you can check for leaks IN your home. Checking for leaks can prevent water waste and improve the reliability of your water supply. Thank you for doing your part to help ensure that our community and neighbor communities have a clean and reliable water source now and for future generations!
Take the Water Sense Pledge through the EPA partnership program. Click on the link for more information and to take the pledge: http://www.epa.gov/watersense/pledge/index.html
North Aurora Activity Center Temporarily Closed
Date: March 12, 2014
Village of North Aurora
25 East State St., North Aurora, IL 60542
Phone: 630-897-8228 / Fax: 630-897-8258
The Village of North Aurora has made the decision effective today, March 12, 2014, to temporarily close the North Aurora Activity Center located at 1 N. Lincolnway, North Aurora, IL due to structural damage to the roof of the building.
Structural engineers have confirmed that the roof joists over the west side of the building shows significant damage. In addition to the stress and damage of this aging infrastructure, the unusually heavy snowfall this season has increased the load on this structure.
The Village of North Aurora has made this decision with regard to the safety of the children and staff who attend the Share and Care Daycare at this building, and for the safety of any other persons who occupy space in this building. As of today’s date, any use, occupancy, or rentals of this facility will not be allowed until further notice.
The Village of North Aurora will have structural engineers provide a thorough structural analysis of the integrity of the entire building. The building will remain closed until the a recommendation on possible remediation is made, at which time, depending on the results, the Village of North Aurora will assess whether or not the building should be re-opened.
Contact: Steve Bosco, Village Administrator
630-897-8228, ext. 233
ComEd Financial Assistance for Eligible Residents
Com Ed realizes that some residents or local organizations may need some assistance this year with their electric bill, due to the harsh winter we have had.
ComEd has dedicated $10 million in assistance funds in 2014 to help customers facing financial hardship pay their electric bill. Through April 1, 2014 ComEd has adjusted the eligibility requirements for financial assistance programs for eligible residents including seniors, veterans and activated members of the armed services. In addition, the company is now offering flexible budget billing and flexible deferred payment agreement options to assist customers receiving higher than normal bills in light of the severe cold weather blanketing northern Illinois.
To apply for ComEd’s Residential Special Hardship grant, or the State sponsored assistance programs, such as LIHEAP, customers should visit a local LIHEAP Agency. For more information on any of ComEd’s assistance programs or to enroll in ComEd’s bill-payment assistance programs, call 1-888-806-CARE (2273) or visit www.ComEd.Com/CARE for more information.
Waste Management Holiday Pick-up Information
WASTE MANAGEMENT HOLIDAY PICK-UP INFORMATION
Waste Management Recognized Holidays:
In the event that any of the following holidays fall on a week-day, all refuse, yard-waste, and recyclable collections services on that day, and for the remainder of that week, shall be delayed one day after the recognized holiday. This will result in trash collection on Saturday for your regular Friday pick-up
The following ARE THE RECOGNIZED HOLIDAYS that will affect trash pick-up:
New Years Day
All other holidays such as Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Columbus Day, or Veterans Day WILL NOT affect your regular Friday trash pick-up.
Nicor Gas Provides Programs to Assist Residents with Heating Bills
Nicor Gas Provides Programs to Assist Residents with Heating Bills - programs are listed below:
• The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides financial assistance through grants that do not need to be repaid. Call 877-411-WARM (9276) or visit www.liheapillinois.com
• The Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) participants pay a percentage of their income and receive a monthly benefit toward their bill. Call 877-411-WARM (9276) or visit www.liheapillinois.com
• The Nicor Gas Sharing Program provides one-time annual grants that do not need to be repaid. Call 773-205-3520 or visit www.nicorgas.com
• The Nicor Gas Budget Plan is a bill management program that provides a convenient way for customers to pay their natural gas bills and makes household budget planning easier. The plan minimizes the “peaks and valleys” in natural gas bills by allowing customers to pay a consistent amount every month for a 12 month period. Customers interested in enrolling in the budget plan should visit www.nicorgas.com and look under the “Pay your bill” section.
• The Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program offers ideas and rebates to help customers save energy and more. The program provides the education, resources and financial rebates to make homes and businesses more energy efficient. For energy-saving tips and tools, visit www.NicorGasRebates.com.
Recreational Vehicles and Trailers
Village staff would like to inform residents of the recent changes to North Aurora’s Code of Ordinances regarding the storage of recreational vehicles and trailers on residential properties. If you own a recreational vehicle or trailer, including boats, rafts, campers, motor homes, pickup coaches, snowmobiles, jet skis, or other types of utility trailers, you will want to familiarize yourself with these recent changes. It is important to note that a utility trailer may also include trailers not intended solely for recreational purposes, but also trailers used for commercial purposes. Recreational vehicles and trailers can only be parked on a residential driveway during the following periods:
1) Friday noon to Monday noon (entire year)
2) April 15 through April 30 (contiguous two weeks)
3) October 1 through October 15 (contiguous two weeks)
According to the Village Code of Ordinances, recreational vehicles and trailers may only be stored on residential properties if they are located within a fully-enclosed permanent structure or are completely screened from view by a solid wood fence or masonry screen wall at least six (6) feet in height. Also, only one recreational vehicle or trailer may be permanently stored on a residential property and must be parked or stored on a hard surface. Recreational vehicles and trailers parked over a public sidewalk or in the street is prohibited. It is important to observe these important changes and codes as you plan for your vehicle/trailer storage needs.
By observing these codes, you help us create a safer environment and community for our residents and neighbors. Contact the Community Development Department of the Village of North Aurora at (630) 897-1457 for any questions or concerns.
Call JULIE Before You Dig - dial 811
Planning a home improvement project? Installing a fence or deck? Planting a tree or shrubs? Whether you plan to do it yourself or hire a professional, be smart and call J.U.L.I.E. at 811 before you dig!
Every digging project requires that you call... even if you are just planting shrubs or bushes.
Calls should be made 48 hours (2 business days) prior to doing any digging. The call is free and JULIE will notify all utilities to mark their locations to prevent any unintentional damage to underground utilities.
So be safe and smart - Call JULIE before you dig!
North Aurora Watering Restrictions
Effective September 5, 2012 NEW Watering Restrictions in North Aurora were approved and are in effect. The North Aurora Village Board passed an Ordinance that amends the North Aurora Municipal Code, Section 13.28.040 subsection A (Watering Restrictions)in its entirety as follows:
13.28.040 Watering Restrictions
A. No village water may be used for the restricted watering uses described in Section 13.28.030 of this Chapter except between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and between the hours of 6:00 p.m and 9:00 p.m. subject to the following restrictions, or as otherwise allowed in this section:
i. All properties with even-numbered street addresses may use water for restricted watering purposes on even-numbered days of the month only;
ii. All properties with odd-numbered street addresses may use water for restricted watering purposes on odd-numbered days of the month only.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding these watering restrictions, please contact Paul Young, Water Superintendent, at 630-897-8228, ext. 229.
History of North Aurora book - Now Just $15
Stop by the Village Hall and pick up your copy of the "History of North Aurora" book - now just $15.
This book is a wonderful history of your community from the early days of when it was settled through life in the 1940's. This history provides some very interesting facts about North Aurora. There are numerous pictures on every page that provide a visual history as well.
Be sure to stop in soon to purchase a copy.
Bricks Available for Purchase for Veteran's Memorial
Memorial Bricks are available for purchase for the Veteran's Memorial Plaza.
Engraved bricks are placed in the Veteran's Memorial Plaza as a way to honor and recognize North Aurora Residents who have served and given their lives in service of the United States.
Single 8x8 bricks are $75 - Two bricks are $125
If you would like to honor a veteran by purchasing a brick, please stop by the North Aurora Village Hall at 25 E. State Street to pick up an order form or call 630-897-8228 for more information.
Fire District provides Lockbox Program for Senior Citizens
Did you know that the North Aurora Fire District provides lockboxes for residences of senior citizens who live alone or any resident with an illness or injury that would prevent them from answering the door in the event of an emergency situation?
There is a $20 deposit for the lockbox and it would be installed by the Fire District. The lockbox would only be accessed by the Fire District in an emergency and remains the property of the Fire District.
When the resident moves or requests removal, the lockbox would be removed and the $20 deposit would be refunded.
Residents who would like to obtain a lockbox or would like further information regardng this program, should contact the Fire Station at 630-897-9698.