All posts tagged "Erin Willrett"
Elburn police expenses outweigh revenues
ELBURN—Elburn Village President Dave Anderson on Monday pointed out that the village’s budgeted police operating expenses of $1.6 million outweighed the $1.3 to $1.4 million in general fund revenues. Elburn Police Chief Steve Smith requested $834,000 for...
- Posted March 7, 2014
Elburn Village President looks toward 2014 with optimism
ELBURN—Elburn Village President Dave Anderson sees growth and improvements for Elburn in the coming year. After three years with only two building permits for new homes in each of those years, 2013 will likely end with eight...
- Posted January 1, 2014
Elburn moves forward in 2013
by Susan O’Neill ELBURN—Elburn Village President Dave Anderson doesn’t like to call things the village gets done “accomplishments.” “We’re just doing our job,” he said. Even so, the list of items on the “Elburn doing its job”...
- Posted December 30, 2013
Elburn residents save money on electric bills
Village negotiates on their behalf with competitive bidders ELBURN—Elburn residents who took advantage of an electricity savings program the village initiated in 2011 have saved an average of about $40 per month on their electricity bill during...
- Posted December 6, 2013
Village Board agrees to keep current meeting schedule for a full year
ELBURN—Elburn village trustees on Monday agreed to continue meeting only twice a month for now, even though half of them had previously expressed a desire to return to a weekly schedule. Trustee Jeff Walter at the Nov....
- Posted November 22, 2013
Board members feeling ‘out of the loop’
Question whether meeting twice a month is enough ELBURN—The move for the Elburn Village Board to meet twice a month instead of four times a month has caused some trustees to feel “out of the loop,” as...
- Posted November 8, 2013
Trustees raise concerns on village social media policy
ELBURN—Village Board members and staff on Monday raised concerns regarding the village’s social media policy for its employees. The policy was added to the village’s employee personnel policy manual during the past year, and came up for...
- Posted November 7, 2013
Board reviews Facility Planning Area map
ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Sept. 3 reviewed the final draft of the Facility Planning Area document, which maps out the service area for Elburn’s waste-water treatment plant. The board viewed the initial draft in January and...
- Posted September 13, 2013
Village forming Economic Development Commission
ELBURN—Elburn Village President Dave Anderson on Tuesday offered seven individuals for appointment to the newly-formed Economic Development Commission, but the board will wait to vote on their approval until a few changes are made in the criteria....
- Posted September 6, 2013
Round two for village budget
Round two for village budget ELBURN—During a budget discussion at Monday’s Committee of the Whole meeting, Village President Dave Anderson said he does not support hiring a full-time police officer at this point in time.
- Posted March 29, 2013
Public Hearing held for comprehensive plan
ELBURN—Residents had an opportunity to provide feedback on Elburn’s 2013 Comprehensive Plan during a public hearing on Monday.
- Posted March 8, 2013
Due diligence snags savings in Elburn
ELBURN—As the year in Elburn winds up, Village President Dave Anderson on Dec. 17 took time out to congratulate members of the Village Board and staff on recent savings realized.
- Posted December 28, 2012
Village employee health insurance rates go up
ELBURN—Health insurance rates for Elburn village employees went up for fiscal year 2012-13, but the dollar amounts will be close to what they were two years ago, Village Administrator Erin Willrett said at the Village Board meeting...
- Posted October 5, 2012
Vending machines possible at Metra station
ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday discussed a proposal to bring in vending machines to the Metra warming house. Sycamore residents Alex Broches and Patrick Meister came up with the idea after noticing an opportunity.
- Posted August 17, 2012
Public speaks at annexation hearing
ELBURN—A small crowd at the Elburn Village Board meeting on Monday voiced their concerns about the annexation and planned development agreement between the village and Elburn Station.
- Posted July 20, 2012
Water, sewer fees get fresh look
New engineering firm proposes fee changes, ShoDeen raises concern ELBURN—A representative from a developer of a proposed plan that would double Elburn’s population raised concerns Monday after village officials heard a presentation that recommended the village raise water...
- Posted July 12, 2012
Elburn ends the year in the black
ELBURN—The village of Elburn ended the fiscal year with a positive balance, with more money to start this year than it had at the beginning.
- Posted June 1, 2012
Shodeen development public hearing stays open
ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board will keep the public hearing on the Shodeen property annexation open until Monday, June 4. Village President Dave Anderson said he hopes the three remaining issues are resolved by that date.
- Posted May 24, 2012
End (of negotiations) in sight for Elburn Station development
ELBURN—Village officials and Shodeen Construction representatives continue to work through the details of the annexation agreement for the Elburn Station development, with a special Village Board meeting set for Monday, May 14, to vote on the agreement....
- Posted April 19, 2012
Church may still close parking lot on April 15
ELBURN—The Community Congregational Church’s parking lot at Shannon Street and Route 47 might close on April 15, despite efforts by the village and the local businesses to work out a deal with the church.
- Posted April 12, 2012
Village finalizes budget for vote
Straw poll indicates 2 board members will vote no Elburn—The Elburn Village Board will vote on the 2012-13 fiscal year budget at its next board meeting on Monday, April 16.
- Posted April 12, 2012
Village discusses downtown parking lot
ELBURN—With the impending closure of the Community Congregational Church parking lot on the corner of Shannon Street and Route 47 in Elburn, local businesses are looking to the village to help them out.
- Posted March 29, 2012
Comprehensive Land Use Plan consultant approved for hire
ELBURN—Images, Inc. has been selected by the Elburn Village Board to work on the Comprehensive Land Use Plan, paid for by a $100,000 grant.
- Posted March 23, 2012
Elburn Village Board looks at budget
ELBURN—With expenditures still outweighing income on the first draft of the 2012-13 budget, the Elburn Village Board looked for ideas of what to cut and what to keep at its meeting on Monday.
- Posted March 22, 2012
Holding out hope to keep downtown parking open
ELBURN—The doors of communication are beginning to open between the church that owns the parking lot on the corner of Main and Shannon streets in downtown Elburn, and the business owners whose patrons park in that lot,...
- Posted March 8, 2012
‘Where is everybody going to park?’
Church's plan to close parking lot stirs business owners into action ELBURN—For anybody coming through Elburn on a given day, it's noticeable that the downtown is experiencing a boon.
- Posted March 1, 2012
Voters to decide on home rule status with March referendum
ELBURN—Elburn voters will be asked whether to allow the village to become a home rule unit with a referendum on the March 20 primary ballot.
- Posted December 16, 2011
Voters to decide on new tax to pay for police pensions
ELBURN—Voters in Elburn will be asked to approve a new property tax levy to pay for pensions for police officers. If approved, the new tax would be a separate line item on property tax bills.
- Posted December 9, 2011
Photo: Sweet beginnings
Made From Scratch Pastries owner Valerie McGrath cuts the ribbon at the bakery’s grand opening Wednesday morning.
- Posted December 2, 2011
Village gets $100,000 grant for land use updates
ELBURN—After initially being approved to receive a $15,000 grant to update the village’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan, the Chicago Metroplitan Agency for Planning decided that wasn’t enough, and awarded the village of Elburn a full grant in...
- Posted October 22, 2011
Cheaper electric rates coming to Elburn
Elburn—Elburn Village Administrator Erin Willrett is reviewing bids for an electric power provider as the village gets ready to purchase electricity at a reduced bulk rate and will make a recommendation to the board next week.
- Posted July 30, 2011
Board OK’s pursuit of playground grant
Elburn—There may be some new playground equipment next year at Community Center Park if the village is awarded an $85,000 grant through the Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development Program.
- Posted June 24, 2011