Council Continues to Look at Budget, Reallocation of Prairie Parkway Funds
Session begins at 7 p.m. at city hall.
Yorvkille officials will continue to delve into the proposed budget Tuesday night, examining the various funds in the 2014 spending plan.
Earlier this month the board heard a presentation by City Administrator Bart Olson providing a broad view of the budget, including an expected shortfall of $700,000 in the city's general fund, cuts in the leaf pickup program, cutting city payments to the Kendall Area Transit and a monthly $8 road infrastructure fee on residents.
Council will look at funding for street maintenance, engineering costs and other city services during the meeting.
In addition to the budget, officials will receive an update on replacement of 20
downtown parking stalls in the Old Jail Parking Lot. The spaces are being replaced due to Route 47 construction and have a price tag capped at $643,000. The current planned location for the parking lot is at the southeast corner of Main and Van Emmon Streets, according to city documents.
In order to stay within budget, some items on the wish list, including permeable pavers, retaining wall and curb, gutter and sidewalk on Main Street have been removed. Bids for the project could go out in June with construction completed by November.
Mayor Gary Golinski will also seek a resolution for the reallocation of $51 million in prairie parkway funds to the northern Route 47 corridor expansion project between Kennedy Road in Yorkville and Cross Street in Sugar Grove. The portion of Route 47 carry traffic amounts higher than considered safe by the Illinois Department of Transportation, according to city documents. The section of Route 47 between Kennedy Road in Yorkville and Cross Street in Sugar Grove had 300 reported crashes between 2007 and 2011, city documents said. The total expansion of that stretch of Route 47 is estimated to cost $77 million.
The board meets tonight at 7 p.m.