January 23, 2015

City Council

Tom Miers, was recommended to replace former Councilman Grant Wehrli after he resigned to become a State Representative.

Miers is the President of Naperville Bank and Trust, has over 30 years experience in budget and banking, and has served on numerous boards and commissions throughout his 40 years in Naperville.

Miers will be sworn in on February 3rd and will serve on council until a permanent member is elected in the April 7th consolidated election.

Two familiar food carts will make their way downtown this summer, without any added competition.

Council approved the return of Joey’s Red Hots and John’s Rib House as the two mobile food vendors that could set up shop downtown, but in a 6-2 vote, denied the request for a third permit for an Italian Ice Vendor called Little Jimmy’s, saying the addition would go against decisions made in 2013 to only allow two.

“It’s just in someways unfair competition, I know that it adds to the excitement and the feel to the downtown area and that’s fine, but the spirit of the agreement was that it wouldn’t be something direct competition,” said Steve Chirico, Councilman for the City of Naperville.

And bad news for a local museum may become good news for commuters.

Council Members brought up the idea of using the DuPage Children’s Museum lot as a temporary parking spot for commuters while the museum is closed for water damage until April.

“When it snows, bad weather, people who would drive and have a parking permit and so that ramps up the number of cars that are all competing for a diminished number of spots because of the snow and so this is a great idea,” said Robert Fiesler, Councilman for City of Naperville.

The city plans to reach out to the museum for further discussion on the topic.


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