Summer Road Resurfacing Plans for 2013 in the 8th Ward   The residential street resurfacing program will continue for 2013.  Once the final proposals for construction have been approved, I will release final street list.  Each road or portion of a road had curbs, drains and gutters repaired, any broken or uneven sidewalks replaced, the street top coat ground off and repaved.  Please send our engineering department any information about cracked or uneven sidewalks so they can be repaired promptmy.  Call the Customer Service Center at (630) 256-INFO (4636), M - F, 8 am to 5 pm or 24/7 online at

"Let's Get Growing" Community Gardens Offered   Two new community gardens in the heart of our community are ready for your green thumbs next Spring!  Located at Georgetown School on Long Grove and Gombert School on Ridge, these pilot garden plots are offered by South East Villages Neighborhood, Inc, a community organization dedicated to building solid community structure in Aurora.  They have partnered with the Indian Priarie School District 204 to make these garden plots available with the assistance of Aldermen Mervine and Lewandowski from Aurora's 8th & 9th Wards and the the Fox Valley Park District.  Sign up today at where an application form is available along with full information.

Plots are 10' x 10' for $15 each with a maximum of two available per household.  There are a limited munber available so get your application in today.  Application deadline is April 30th.

Eola Road Widening Update
We have completed the land acquisition phase of this project to widen Eola Road to 4 lanes from Montgomery Road to Keating. Construction funding from sources other than the city budget are not all in place at this time but preliminary engineering will be complete by July . More on this in the next few months as this process continues.  See the front page for more updated information.

Traffic Calming
New traffic calming devices will be installed in the coming weeks to help slow residential traffic at key locations such as schools, parks and long stretches of roadway. Ward 8 will be installing 10 of these devices now that Spring is returning.

Police Patrols
As the weather gets better, the Aurora Police Department will focus on speed as a local roadway problem. Expect them to run enforcement actions on all of our primary roadways and our residential streets as well. The residents of this Ward have shown a strong consistent preference for speed control in our area and the Police will see that this happens. Also remember, cell phone use is now prohibited in school zones during school days and times.