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Village Board approves Walgreens liquor license

By Keith Beebe
SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village Board members on Tuesday voted 5-0 in favor of a 2012-13 liquor license for the Walgreens store located at the corner of Route 47 and Galena Boulevard.

Trustee Tom Renk was absent from the meeting.

“I am glad to have (Walgreens) in town. I wasn’t sure if this would be a Walgreens that serves liquor,” Village President Sean Michels said. “(The building) is looking good. It’s all landscaped. The parking lot is done.”

The Village Board also voted 5-0 to amend a resolution that regulates the number of liquor licenses per class. According to a document from Village Clerk Cynthia Galbreath, the amendment is necessary to “reflect the granting of an additional license for the 2012-13 licensing year.”

Walgreens is slated to open in Sugar Grove in early November.

Letter: Mallard Point/Rolling Oaks drainage project ready to set sail

On Aug. 1, a pre-construction meeting was held for the Mallard Point/Rolling Oaks drainage project. The purpose of the meeting was to walk through the project with all principals involved to review the schedule and contract documents, and to identify key contacts that would be involved at each stop of construction.

Work will begin at the south end near Jericho Road and progress north to the Mallard Point/Rolling Oaks drainage area. The project includes the installation of 8,800 feet of pipe, dewatering and work on the detention pond near Mallard Park. The majority of the work will be completed within easements on open land granted by private land owners. Work will begin by the end of August, but could begin as soon as the end of next week.

An important step in the project—the movement of water to the south through the new pipe—will occur approximately 45 days after the start of the project. In total, the project is scheduled to be substantially completed in 150 to 180 days.

Although one cannot literally sail on the Mallard Point Rolling Oaks detention area, the village expects that the project will sail through construction.

It should be noted that this project will not affect traffic flow, only water flow.

Cynthia Galbreath
Village Clerk
Sugar Grove

Recycling programs vary among villages

by Keith Beebe
SG/MP/ELB/KNVL—The concept of recycling rarely comes across as complex. After all, what’s so difficult about placing plastics and paper in a separate bin when you are putting the garbage out? Well, some people might be interested to find out that although Elburn, Sugar Grove, Maple Park and Kaneville all embrace recycling programs, the overall approach to “going green” varies a bit from one village to another.

Take Elburn, for example, where residents pay a yearly recycling fee regardless of whether or not they use the service provided by Waste Management. In addition to the recycling bin provided by Waste Management, residents are able to use any container as an extra recycle bin, as long as it has “recycle only” written on it. The village also offers “recycle only” stickers free of charge. All materials, with the exception of items including hazardous waste (batteries, anti-freeze, pool chemicals, etc.), are acceptable for recycle pick-up.

“Since all Elburn residents pay for recycling, it makes sense for them to use the service and get the most out of their money,” Village Administrator Erin Willrett said. “There is no separate rate (for recycling). It’s all bundled into one (cost covering trash pick-up).”

Sugar Grove also has a contract with Waste Management, but provides each of its residents with one, 64-gallon container for recycling use. Common materials such as plastics, glass and cardboard are accepted, but used household batteries must be put in a sandwich bag and placed next to the recycling container.

“I don’t think we’ve ever had a resident ask for a second container, since the one we provide them with is quite large,” Sugar Grove Village Clerk Cynthia Galbreath said.

Maple Park, like Elburn and Sugar Grove, has a recycle pick-up contract with Waste Management, but the village’s approach to recycling containers is a bit more traditional. Waste Management provides all the bins, and any resident who wants a bigger container must pay extra for it.

And then there is Kaneville, where recycling is certainly encouraged but also greeted with a more freewheeling approach.

“We’ve typically let residents choose their own recycle pick-up service in the past,” Village Clerk Sandra Weiss said.

Kaneville’s guidelines regarding recycling will become more traditional on Jan. 1, 2011, when the village will enter into a recycle pick-up contract with Waste Management.

One “green” item not allowed in any of these village’s recycle bins is a compacted fluorescent light bulb (CFL), which uses less energy and lasts considerably longer than incandescent light bulbs. The reason residents may not place these energy-saving light bulbs in their everyday recycle bin is because the bulbs contain very small amounts of mercury. However, residents can recycle CFL bulbs at any location that collects hazardous waste recyclables.