Feb. 4 Village notes

By on February 4, 2010

Parking permits available for residents near Metra
ELBURN—Residents of the neighborhood on the southeast side of Elburn near the Metra station may pick up their 2010 resident parking protection district permits at the Police Department, 301 E. North St.

The village created the parking protection district three years ago to deter commuters from parking in the neighborhood near Metra to avoid the commuter lot fee.

The following streets comprise the parking protection district: Nebraska Street (First Street to Third Street); Kansas Street (First Street to the east end); South Street (First Street to Third Street); Third Street (Nebraska Street to South Street); Second Street (Nebraska Street to South Street); First Street (Union Pacific Right-Of-Way to Oak Drive); and Oak Drive (from First Street to the east end).

Police issue tickets to commuters who park on those streets but will not ticket vehicles bearing the parking protection stickers. Neighborhood residents also may obtain parking stickers for visitors, so that their vehicles are not ticketed.

Elburn officials say yes to free promotion
ELBURN—Elburn will participate in the St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau to allow the organization to promote village attractions.

The St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau will list Elburn attractions in its tourism publications at no cost to the village.

The Elburn Village Board members decided Monday that the village should participate, a move that the Development Committee recommended last week.

The only expense related to participating would be if the village of Elburn decided to place an advertisement in one of the St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau publications, the organization’s executive director Amy Egolf said.

The St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau is supported by city and state funding. The Bureau works with the Illinois Bureau of Tourism, which will include Elburn attractions in state visitors guides at no charge to the village.

The village will have an opportunity to renew its participation annually.

Company hired to find possible leaks
MAPLE PARK—The village of Maple Park will pay $1,700 to locate possible leaks in 4.5 miles of water main pipes. The Village Board on Monday decided to hire the Arlington Heights company, Find That Leak, to use telemetry technology to determine whether the leaks are causing excess flow.

Trustee Mark Delaney, a member of the Infrastructure Committee, said if leaks are identified, the village will need to determine the cost to repair the pipes and when to move forward with the project.