Naperville Now 11-7-17

November 7, 2017
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Fifth Avenue Committees

Tonight the Naperville City Council will vote on whether to approve the selection process for the Fifth Avenue steering committee and working groups. The proposed steering committee would comprise 12 members including two city council members, two city staff members, two Ryan Companies representatives, three area residents, one commuter, one Naperville Area Homeowners representative and one Senior Task Force representative. Working groups will also include community members and will deal with more in-depth topics brought up during community input sessions.

Springbrook Golf Course Cell Tower

Also at that meeting, council will consider approving a conditional use permit for the construction of a 130-foot cell tower on the Springbrook Golf Course. A representative of Verizon says the tower would fill an area that lacks sufficient cell coverage. At the last meeting, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County requested the petitioner consult with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources before council approves construction, saying the Illinois Endangered Species Protection Act requires it. Council postponed a decision to determine first if that consultation is required.

 Holiday Setup

Signs of the holiday season are already popping up here in Naperville. Last night the holiday lights were shining for the first time this year in downtown Naperville. City workers began stringing the more than 300,000 lights back in September for all to enjoy through the holiday season. And this morning some of Santa’s helpers were busy setting up for his visit this year. You’ll be able to visit Jolly Old Saint Nick at his Santa House on the Naperville Riverwalk starting on December 1. For more information visit the Naperville Park District’s website.

High School Bowling

Last night was a historic one for Naperville Central and local boys athletics. The Redhawks boys bowling team hosted its first match in program history and the first of its kind in school districts 203 and 204. Central welcomed Plainfield South to Lisle Lanes where the Redhawks put up a respectable showing despite only having several weeks of practice time. The Cougars won the match 2879 to 2398. Jawuan Brooks from Plainfield had the best score of the day with a 632, while Zak Knusel and Patrick Koh were the top two Central bowlers. The Naperville North Huskies face Oswego East this afternoon at Parkside Lanes in their first match ever.