Board reviews Facility Planning Area map

By on September 13, 2013

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 provided feedback, which was incorporated into the final version, Elburn Public Works Superintendent John Nevenhoven said.

The document is required by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency for the village’s low interest loan application to modernize the treatment plant. According to Nevenhoven, the document is used by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to determine the village’s viability to serve the area based on population projections by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP).

The map is somewhat similar to the village’s Comprehensive Land Use plan, but Nevenhoven said that an attempt was made to follow some sort of natural divide—for example, north of I-88 and west to Meredith Road (to include Kaneland schools).

Trustee Ken Anderson said he wanted to be sure that the map did not obligate the village to service the entire area.

“I don’t want to spend money on the treatment plant that we’re not going to use,” he said.

Nevenhoven reassured him that the map did not obligate the village.

Village Adminstrator Erin Willrett said that the final document did not need to be approved by the board.