Elburn to apply for county riverboat funds

By on March 14, 2014

ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on March 3 agreed to give the go-ahead to Village Administrator Erin Willrett to apply for Kane County riverboat funds to finance a central business streetscape project.

Willrett explained that the $100,000 she plans to request on behalf of the village would be used for new street lamps, benches, planters and trash receptacles for the downtown Main Street area.

This remodeling effort, together with new sidewalks planned for both Main and First streets, would create a renewed and welcoming look to the downtown business district.

The riverboat money, should the village receive it, would come with no requirement that the village provide matching funds.

Trustee Pat Schuberg encouraged Willrett to obtain the buy-in from the business owners in town.

The board will vote on the resolution at its next regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, March 17.