Bullet Points: A Quick Guide to This Week's Public Meetings

With so many meetings taking place in Naperville we know most people can't or don't want to attend. So here's a rundown on what will be happening this week.

A number of public meetings will be held this week in Naperville. Along with government meetings, both school district boards will meet. Here is a quick rundown on the meetings taking place this week:


City Council Workshop

The City Council will hold its workshop at 5 p.m. on Feb. 7. During its workshop the council will discuss:

  • Financial Gap Update – Estimated to be $700,000 for FY 2012.
  • Debt Threshold.
  • Capital Improvement Projects including objectives, new and non-recurring projects and recurring projects.

Board of Education

The Board will meet at 7 p.m. at the district’s administration building. During the meeting the board will discuss:

  • Special Education Program and Service Delivery Review. The Urban Special Education Leadership Collaborative was contracted to conduct a review of the programs and services offered to special education students in the district over the summer of 2010. Representatives will present some of the findings to the board.
  • Graduate summary: A survey of graduates was taken and the responses were gathered into an executive summary.
  • Social networking regulation: The district has been working to create a guideline for the use of electronic communication and social networking in the realm of district business. See the attached board documents.
  • 2011-12 General/Optional Fees: The board will discuss and take action on student fees. A committee reviewed the way fees are established, the costs they are meant to defer and other fees students incur. The committee was asked to make a recommendation. The committee recommends maintaining the current way fees are established, increasing most fees and establishing clear links between the fee and the service. See attached document.

Board of Education

The Board will meet at 7 p.m. at the district’s administration building in Aurora. The board will discuss:

  • Budget: The Board of Education will approve its final budget. The board had an interim budget as it waited for funding from the State and approval of programs.
  • STEM: An update on the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program in the district. The presentation will include an explanation of what STEM means, what the district is doing with STEM and where the district is headed with its program.


Naperville Zoning Board of Appeals

The board will meet at 7 p.m. in the city council chambers in the municipal center. Some items on the agenda include:

  • Public hearings: A public hearing for a variance for off-street parking at Buffalo Wild Wings. A number of public hearings will take place in which the applicants have requested variances for signs including: Loaves & Fishes, Fox River Commons and the YMCA on Washington Street.


The Naperville Riverwalk Commission

The commission will meet on Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. in the municipal center lunchroom. Among the items on the agenda:

  • Reports: A number of reports will be presented from representatives from various city departments including the park district, Millennium Carillon, Riverwalk Foundation, public relations and planning, design and construction.
  • Old Business: North Central College Gateway, Moser Bridge Shoreline Restoration and Naper Settlement signage request.


The park district will hold a special event at 8:30 a.m. in the Alfred R. Rubin Riverwalk Community Center. The public is invited to its State of the Park District presentation. A light breakfast and networking will begin at 8 a.m. The formal presentation, which will be given by Park Board President Mike Reilly, will start at 8:30 a.m.


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