Dec. 5 Elburn village notes

By on December 5, 2008

by Martha Quetsch

Some residents unaware of burning ban

            Elburn police issued several warnings last weekend to residents who violated the village’s new ordinance prohibiting leaf burning.

            Police Chief Jim Linane said although the village has issued informational flyers about the ordinance taking effect June 1, and local newspapers published information about it, many residents still are not aware of the change.

            “We do everything possible to educate them, but we still are missing them,” Linane said.

            Under the new ordinance approved by the Village Board in May, residents must bag their leaves and other yard waste, such as grass, trimmings and brush, for disposal.

            The village’s garbage hauler, Waste Management, picks up yard-waste bags at no additional charge to customers; however, residents must purchase them. Large, paper, yard-waste bags are available at stores, including Jewel in Elburn.

            Compost piles for organic waste are allowed under the ordinance as an alternative to bagging.

Wastewater treatment plant to have new pumps

            The Elburn Village Board on Monday approved a contract with Gaskill and Walton Construction Company to replace three aging lift station pumps at the village’s wastewater treatment plant, for $80,400.

            Trustee Bill Grabarek said that unlike the old pumps, these all will be the same brand. Village officials expects to obtain and install the pumps within approximately four months.

            The village replaced another one of the plant’s four lift station pumps earlier this year, paying Mississippi Valley Pump $17,291 for the project.