by Susan O’Neill
ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday approved an intergovernmental agreement with Kane County to grant Pouley Road “rustic road” status.
The purpose of the Rustic Roads Program, which was adopted by the Kane County Board in July 2000, is to preserve and enhance Kane County’s rural character while incorporating new development and transportation needs as subtly as possible.
According to Kane County Board member Drew Frasz, Pouley Road had been the original “poster child” road for the Rustic Roads Program. However, some details had to be worked out with the owners before the designation could take place, so Pouley wasn’t the first road in the county to obtain the rustic road status.
According to documentation for the Pouley Road designation, the goals are to preserve the natural, agricultural and man-made features of the road.