Naperville was hit with about three inches of snow last night. The City of Naperville’s Public Works Department has been rotating their 22 snow trucks around town all evening and continuing through this morning. On average it takes around four hours for snowplows to get through the main city roads. Another three inches of snow is expected to hit the area this evening starting around 10 p.m. Public Works officials recommend drivers give themselves plenty of time to get to and from wherever they’re going during this week’s snowfall.
District 204 Yorkshire Plaza Possibility
At last night’s District 204 meeting, the mayor of Aurora and members of his development team shared plans to redevelop Yorkshire Plaza, just north of the Fox Valley Mall. A prospective developer wants to turn the area into a mixed commercial/residential use Asian market. Aurora’s team presented the proposal to the board because the developer requested the area become a TIF district – which could reduce the property tax income 204 sees from the development – and Aurora wanted to talk things over with 204. Nothing is set in stone yet, but board members encouraged Aurora to continue looking into the development.
District 203 Five-Year Financial Forecast
And last night for District 203, the board discussed its five-year financial forecast. The board passed the full 2017 levy increase request a few months ago, but now there’s talks of reducing that request in March. Taking the full 2 point 1 percent consumer price index extension would have no loss for the district, but there are options to reduce portions of it, either by one, two, three, or the full four million dollars. The board will continue to discuss its five-year financial forecast for the next two meetings before making a decision.
Girls Gymnastics Sectionals
Despite the chilly weather, the area’s girls gymnastics teams brought the heat at sectionals last night at Carl Sandburg High School. Melissa Martin for the Waubonsie/Metea Co-op competed in all four events, including her solid beam routine, landing her a 9.12. Naperville North freshman Kelsey Sumser will be continuing her career for a few more weeks, tying for fourth place on the vault with a 9.225. Another athlete going to state is Jane Riehs for Neuqua Valley. She placed second with her bars routine, fifth for her beam, and third for her floor, which helped her place third in the All-around with a total score of 36.875. Sumser and Riehs will compete at the state competition, which starts February 16.