All posts tagged "Erin Willrett"

  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Proposed village budget has new IT expense

    Mosquito abatement expenditure debated ELBURN—The village of Elburn's proposed budget includes a new line item for 2011-12—an expenditure of $10,000 for information technology (IT) services formerly provided by a village employee.

    • Posted October 30, 2010
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  • Recycling programs vary among villages

    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?

    • Posted October 22, 2010
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  • Proposed levy intended to capture new growth

    Board will vote on final proposal Nov. 15 ELBURN—Village Administrator Erin Willrett on Tuesday presented the village's tentative 2010 property tax levy of $939,718.

    • Posted October 15, 2010
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  • New cable ordinance tougher on violations

    More programming, wider service area ensured ELBURN—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
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  • Healthy Coffee Bus proposed for Metra station

    Elburn—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
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  • Protecting volunteer protectors

    Elburn—As part of the effort to appoint voluntary auxiliary officers in the village, Elburn officials faced the question of insurance and liability during Monday’s Village Board meeting.

    • Posted August 6, 2010
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  • Police, fire chiefs agree on burn permit changes

    ELBURN—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
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  • Morrison resigns from village administration

    ELBURN—David Morrison, a longtime top administrator for the village of Elburn, has resigned.

    • Posted June 16, 2010
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  • Trustee believes village staff is top-heavy

    ELBURN—The village of Elburn had three top staffers—an administrator, a police chief and a public works superintendent until 2008, when it created another position—community development director, a job that later was renamed assistant village administrator.

    • Posted May 7, 2010
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  • Special-use permits issued for new tavern

    ELBURN—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
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  • 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
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  • Officials ponder employee-related budget cuts

    ELBURN—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
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  • Stimulus funds sought for aging stormwater system upgrades

    MP, ELBURN—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
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  • Village goal: Pare down projected $2 mill. deficit

    ELBURN—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
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  • Village officials: New employee handbook a must

    ELBURN—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
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  • Budget talks begin in Elburn

    ELBURN—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
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  • 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
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  • Village President sells building after buyer receives liquor license

    ELBURN—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
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  • Building department staff cut to combat revenue crunch

    Despite other cuts, Elburn budget still in red ELBURN—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
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  • Elburn officials expect budget deficit from revenue decline

    ELBURN—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
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