7/23 Elburn notes

By on July 23, 2009

by Martha Quetsch

Shop’s sidewalk sign may be posted at 6 a.m.
Party Animals, 301 E. North St., Elburn, may place a sandwich board sign on the sidewalk in front of the shop starting at 6 a.m., since the Village Board approved a variance to the sign code.

The sign ordinance states that such signs may only be posted between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Owner Cindy Thul asked for the variance because the coffee shop at her business does most of its business before 10 a.m.

Wastewater pumps replaced, payment authorized
The village of Elburn will pay Gaskill & Walton Construction Company $80,400 for the recent installation of three new lift-station pumps at the wastewater treatment plant.

The pumps replaced three aging pumps that were not functioning well, Public Works Superintendent John Nevenhoven said.

The Village Board authorized the payment Monday after the village engineers, Rempe-Sharp, submitted a certificate of completion of the project.

The village replaced one of the wastewater treatment plant’s four pumps last year, paying Mississippi Valley Pump $17,291 for the project.

The village replaced the pumps to make sure none of them failed during heavy rains, when stormwater has infilitrated the sewer system. Nevehnoven said normally, the wastewater treatment plant pumps approximately 700,000 gallons per day, but during heavy rainfall, the flow has jumped to 3.4 million gallons per day.

Public works staff are investigating the cause of the stormwater infiltration.