SUGAR GROVE—Nearly 30 Sugar Grove residents and community members attended the village’s Community Open House on Tuesday evening at Village Hall. Refreshments were served, and a “Key to the Village” was available in the form of a key-shaped flash drive, containing village information.
Village Board members were on hand to answer questions from members of the public in attendance. Community Development Director Richard Young mentioned that he had been answering questions from residents pertaining to their personal concerns and village plans.
“I received different questions from residents about their subdivisions, different permit requirements and long-range village plans,” he said.
There were also pamphlets and fliers available from the Public Works Department, along with copies of the board’s land use plan. The Village Board’s long-term plans, currently in the works, prompted people to come out to the event.
“Residents get excited about the details of plans and want to know when it will happen. There are couple of things we are looking into, such as creating a full interchange from Rt. 47 to I-88 and improving the roads leading to Rich Harvest Farms in preparation of their new (2016 International Crown) event (with) the LPGA,” Village Board trustee, Mari Johnson said.
A few community members attended for the sole purpose of supporting their community and mingling with other residents.
“I like to come out to the open house and meetings and talk to everyone. It’s good to be informed,” village resident Lisa Born said.
There were residents that expressed a love for the community and support for the local government.
“This is such a great event,” village resident Pat Graceffa said. “I like supporting the community by being here. Our local government is the most important, because they can make changes within our community.”