by Martha Quetsch
Commuters may pay for parking with debit cards
The village of Elburn plans to install machines at the Metra station that will allow commuters to pay for parking with their debit cards.
The village will pay for the $99,000 electronic pay system with funds from its Metra parking fund, composed of money it has collected in commuter parking fees.
The Village Board voted Monday to seek a project contractor through Metra’s bid process for the Elburn commuter lot expansion. However, the lot expansion will be a railroad expense, for which it is seeking federal funding.
Currently, commuters from Elburn must deposit cash in drop boxes to park in the commuter lot.
Morris firm will conduct annual audit
Elburn trustees approved a proposal June 1 from Macchietto Roth & Company to provide the village’s annual audit services for a sum not to exceed $8,000. The village has used the Morris, Ill., firm yearly since 2000.