Village President's Report
● By Tim
Dales Berman, North Aurora Village President
The North Aurora Lion’s Club recently presented their 2014 Annual Awards to the following recipients: Dennis Martz, Lion of the Year; Sean McCoy, Police Officer of the Year; Aaron Christensen, Firefighter of the Year; and Beth Drendel was named Citizen of the Year. These individuals are deserving of this recognition and I thank them for their dedication and contributions to North Aurora!
Don’t forget to VOTE in the upcoming election on April 7. Your elected officials represent you and what happens in your community so it is important that residents get out and vote for the candidates of their choice.
Spring is just around the corner! Along with milder weather, we are looking forward to new developments and projects, both in our community and in our homes. Just a reminder, residents should contact the North Aurora building department to obtain a building permit for any home improvement projects you may be planning.
The village will begin planting approximately 800 trees this spring, to replace the dead ash trees that have been removed from parkways throughout the village. A portion of the trees will be planted in the spring, beginning in March, through June 1, with the remainder being planted in the fall months. This will replace all the infected ash trees that have been removed throughout the village.
The village’s 2015 Water Main Project is scheduled to begin in March with a completion date of May 29. Approximately 4,000 lineal feet of water main will be replaced on Butterfield Annex Rd., Dee Rd. (between Hill Ave. and Laurel Dr.), Hawthorne Dr. and North Grace St. 58 residences will receive new service connections to their existing B-Box valves. Water service will be periodically interrupted while new connections are made. Residents in these areas will have access to their homes but are asked not to park on the streets during the hours of 7am to 7pm daily. Your cooperation is appreciated as we improve our water system.
The village’s 2015 Road Improvement Project will be starting in May with resurfacing of the following roads:
Roberts St. from John St. to State St.; State St. from Roberts St. to Rt.31; Randall Rd. from Oak St. to the I-88 tollway; Butterfield Annex Rd. from Laurel to Hickory; Banbury Rd. from Ridge Rd. to the north; and Hawthorne Dr.
The village makes every effort to keep the impact of road construction to a minimum during these projects and your cooperation is appreciated as we work to maintain the roads.
Bull Dog Ale House restaurant will open soon at 459 N. Randall Rd. I would also like to welcome Recora, LLC, a sensor manufacturer that has recently opened at 197 Alder Dr.; Property Recycling Service Corp. a demolition contractor at 480 Clearwater; and Temperature Equipment Corp., an HVAC distributor and wholesaler at 100 Overland Dr. I am happy to welcome all these new businesses to North Aurora and wish them much success.
Dale Berman,Village President