All posts tagged "Erin Willrett"
Ardent about trees: Arbor Day celebration Saturday
ELBURN—Elburn will celebrate trees and all they bring to the health and wellbeing of a community at an Arbor Day event at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, at the Elburn Community Center in the park at...
- Posted April 29, 2011
It’s budget time at Village Hall
Elburn—Now is the time of year when village officials are putting the finishing touches on the budget for the next fiscal year.
- Posted April 8, 2011
Fund accounting 101
Elburn—The village of Elburn is switching its accounting system for this year's budget to fund accounting.
- Posted April 8, 2011
Elburn board avoids water rate increase
Elburn—It looks as if residents won’t have to face a water/sewer increase—for a while, at least. Superintendent of Public Works John Nevenhoven told the Elburn Village Board Monday that to complete all the projects on his wish list,...
- Posted March 25, 2011
Priorities, numbers needed to make a decision about water rate hike
Elburn—Discussion at Monday's Committee of the Whole meeting centered on the need to have capital projects prioritized and numbers clarified in order to make a decision whether water and sewer rates should be increased.
- Posted March 18, 2011
Village approves Elburn Station concept plan
Elburn—Elburn Village Board on Tuesday evening voted 5-1 to approve the Elburn station development's concept plan. Jeff Walter was the sole vote opposing the plan.
- Posted February 25, 2011
Elburn approves revised IGA
Move extends agreement with Kaneland for 1 year Elburn—In October 2010, Elburn signed a three-year intergovernmental agreement (IGA) between local municipalities and the Kaneland School District that provided for land and cash dedications and school impact payments.
- Posted January 21, 2011
Public works budget laid out for review
by Lynn Meredith Elburn—Public Works, like the other village of Elburn departments, presented to the board on Monday its proposals for spending in the coming year. “We’re not voting. We’re just discussing at this point,” Village Administrator...
- Posted January 14, 2011
Chipping away at challenges
Elburn—The village of Elburn worked to meet the challenges of budget belt-tightening in ways large and small, and in the process completed ongoing projects during 2010.
- Posted December 31, 2010
The process begins
Elburn Village Board begins difficult budget process ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board took a first look at what will be a series of reviews of its 2012 budget at the Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday. The process...
- Posted November 26, 2010
Proposed village budget has new IT expense
Mosquito abatement expenditure debated ELBURNâ€”The village of Elburn's proposed budget includes a new line item for 2011-12â€”an expenditure of $10,000 for information technology (IT) services formerly provided by a village employee.
- Posted October 30, 2010
Recycling programs vary among villages
SG/MP/ELB/KNVLâ€”The concept of recycling rarely comes across as complex. After all, whatâ€™s so difficult about placing plastics and paper in a separate bin when you are putting the garbage out?
- Posted October 22, 2010
Proposed levy intended to capture new growth
Board will vote on final proposal Nov. 15 ELBURNâ€”Village Administrator Erin Willrett on Tuesday presented the village's tentative 2010 property tax levy of $939,718.
- Posted October 15, 2010
New cable ordinance tougher on violations
More programming, wider service area ensured ELBURNâ€”The Elburn Village Board on Monday approved a new cable ordinance that steps up the village's requirements for its cable TV provider.
- Posted September 25, 2010
Healthy Coffee Bus proposed for Metra station
Elburnâ€”Commuters may soon be able to purchase coffee at the Metra station again, but it won't be an ordinary cup of Joe.
- Posted August 27, 2010
Protecting volunteer protectors
Elburnâ€”As part of the effort to appoint voluntary auxiliary officers in the village, Elburn officials faced the question of insurance and liability during Mondayâ€™s Village Board meeting.
- Posted August 6, 2010
Police, fire chiefs agree on burn permit changes
ELBURNâ€”The Elburn Police Department currently issues burning permits for outdoor fires. However, Police Chief Steve Smith suggested during the July 12 Public Safety Committee meeting that the Elburn & Countryside Fire Department should do the inspections for...
- Posted July 23, 2010
Morrison resigns from village administration
ELBURNâ€”David Morrison, a longtime top administrator for the village of Elburn, has resigned.
- Posted June 16, 2010
Trustee believes village staff is top-heavy
ELBURNâ€”The village of Elburn had three top staffersâ€”an administrator, a police chief and a public works superintendent until 2008, when it created another positionâ€”community development director, a job that later was renamed assistant village administrator.
- Posted May 7, 2010
Special-use permits issued for new tavern
ELBURNâ€”Kevin Schmidt, owner of Schmidt's Towne Tap, was granted three special uses he applied for recently for the bar and restaurant he opened last December at 107 N. Main St., Elburn.
- Posted April 16, 2010
Former planned development site on Rt. 38 in Elburn sold
The site's new owner, Joseph Valente, has no plans yet for the property.
- Posted April 9, 2010
Officials ponder employee-related budget cuts
ELBURNâ€”Elburn officials are looking at employee-related expenses to see where cuts possibly can be made to reduce an expected $760,000 shortfall in the village's next fiscal-year budget, which they plan to finalize during the next few weeks.
- Posted April 2, 2010
Stimulus funds sought for aging stormwater system upgrades
MP, ELBURNâ€”Maple Park and Elburn officials hope that economic stimulus funds will make sorely needed stormwater system improvements possible in their villages.
- Posted March 5, 2010
Village goal: Pare down projected $2 mill. deficit
ELBURNâ€”Budget planning continued during Monday's Village Board meeting, a process that started early this year so the village officials can find ways to pare down an expected deficit of nearly $2 million.
- Posted February 26, 2010
Village officials: New employee handbook a must
ELBURNâ€”The first draft of a new employee manual, a priority project for the village, is nearly finished. The manual will reflect workplace legislation and village policies that were established since the current handbook was created 17 years...
- Posted February 5, 2010
Budget talks begin in Elburn
ELBURNâ€”Elburn village officials already have begun budget planning for the next fiscal year, with the goal of minimizing an expected revenue shortfall.
- Posted January 14, 2010
Elburn village notes
Village to repair Blackberry Creek pump, Village to receive state funding for sidewalks, Police union plans Oct. 1 golf fundraiser
- Posted August 6, 2009
Village President sells building after buyer receives liquor license
ELBURNâ€”Elburn Village President Dave Anderson sold his building at 107 N. Main St. on July 23 to Kevin Schmidt, three days after Schmidt obtained a village liquor license for the site, Village Attorney Bob Britz said.
- Posted July 30, 2009
Building department staff cut to combat revenue crunch
Despite other cuts, Elburn budget still in red ELBURNâ€”The village of Elburn will have to dip into its reserves to cover spending for its fiscal year 2009-10, even though it has trimmed total staff salaries.
- Posted July 24, 2009
Elburn officials expect budget deficit from revenue decline
ELBURNâ€”The Elburn Village Board is considering two different budget proposals prepared by village staff, both with expenses that are greater than revenues.
- Posted July 17, 2009
Money sought for $30 million road extension, overpass construction
ELBURNâ€”Kane County transportation officials want the Anderson Road extension and railway overpass project built in 2011 and 2012 but cannot meet that goal unless funding for the $30 million construction project becomes available.
- Posted July 17, 2009
Bankrupt developer still plans huge project
Kirk Homes still plans to build the 350-acre Welch Fields development in Elburn even though the company filed for bankruptcy May 13.
- Posted May 29, 2009