EEI presents overview of FPA update

By on January 12, 2013

by Susan O’Neill
ELBURN—Jason Freeman of Engineering Enterprises, Inc. attended Monday’s Elburn Village Board meeting to give trustees an overview of EEI’s plan for updating the Facilities Planning Area, focusing on the sanitary sewer system.

The first step will be for the village to identify the boundaries for the infrastructure plan, based on the best estimate for where future development might occur, as well as which areas would be the most cost-effective to serve. The initial proposed boundaries—Beith Road on the north, Main Street Road on the south, Harley Road on the east and Francis Road on the west—were determined by the current 1.5 mile planning area from current corporate village limits, as well as a combination of natural boundaries, roads, and existing governmental boundaries.

Village President Dave Anderson said that the village will need to adjust at least part of the western boundary out to Meredith Road in order to accommodate Kaneland schools.

Freeman emphasized that the village will want to take advantage of gravity in the plan wherever possible to reduce the need for additional lift stations. The current system has sanitary sewers ranging in size from 6 to 24 inches, and includes five lift stations.

Trustees will provide their comments to Public Works Superintendent John Nevenhoven by Wednesday, Jan. 9.