Aurora Township Senior and Youth Services Foundation

Posted on Jan 28, 2015 in

The Foundation for Aurora Township Senior and Youth Services provides undergraduate and graduate level scholarships for students from the Aurora Township area who are planning on entering social service-related degree programs and careers. foundation also provides grant funding and other financial assistance to support local agencies and associations that provide programs and services for area youth and senior citizens. Guidelines and an application for program-related grants can be found here. Volunteers from the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley review scholarship applications as part of a consolidated application for a number of local scholarships. For more information – or to donate to the township’s scholarship fund, please visit our scholarship fund profile at the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley....

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Aurora Township Foundation

Posted on Oct 9, 2014 in

The Foundation for Aurora Township Senior and Youth Services provides undergraduate and graduate level scholarships for students from the Aurora Township area who are planning on entering social service related degree programs and careers; it provides grant funding and other financial assistance to support local agencies and associations that provide programs and services for area youths and senior citizens; and provides grant funding or other financial assistance to area youths and senior citizens when in need. Guidelines and an application for the program can be...

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Senior Referendum – Q and A

Posted on Mar 13, 2018 in News

On March 20, voters will decide whether or not to approve approximately $500,000 in additional property taxes payable to Aurora Township for services for senior citizens. The increase would result in additional property taxes of $12.50 annually for the owner of a $150,000 home – the median home value in Aurora Township. The Ballot Question Shall Aurora Township, Kane County, Illinois be authorized to levy a new tax for the sole and exclusive purpose of providing services to senior citizens under Article 220 of the Township Code, including but not limited to construction, maintenance, repair, and operation of a senior center, and have an additional tax of 0.025% of the taxable property therein extended for such purposes? (1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the most recently extended limiting rate is $4,029,812 and the approximate amount of taxes extendable therefore if the proposition is approved is $4,513,503. (2) For the 2017 levy year the approximate amount of the additional tax extendable against property containing a single family residence and having a fair market value at the time of the referendum of $100,000 is estimated to be $7.18. Who asked for this referendum? Representatives of Senior Services Associates, a not-for-profit agency based in Elgin, asked the Township Board to place this question on the ballot. Aurora Township’s senior population is growing rapidly, they argued. Senior Services have had to eliminate programs, impose hiring freezes and start wait lists for other services. The not-for-profit offers adult protective services, care management, caregiver assistance and in-home services, to name a few. A similar ballot question passed in Elgin Township last year. Although Senior Services Associates has been in the forefront of advocating for this referendum, proceeds from the new tax would be available to all nonprofit agencies that serve seniors in Aurora Township. If the referendum is approved, how will the money be spent? In the end, the Township board will approve all expenditures. The board has not voted upon a process to decide exactly how the funds would be spent but an unpaid advisory board will likely be appointed and make recommendations to the board. It is likely that the board would partner in a unified application with the local Funders Consortium, a group including the Dunham Fund, the Inc Board, our local United Way, the City of Aurora and the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley. By law, all spending would have to be on services for senior citizens. Although the question includes a reference to construction of a senior center, one already exists in Aurora with a long-term lease. What happens if the referendum is not approved? In short, the status quo. Aurora Township will continue to participate...

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Posted on Sep 21, 2013 in

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Elected Officials

Posted on Sep 18, 2013 in

Meetings of the Aurora Township Board of Trustees are held at 4 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at the Township Office, 80 N. Broadway, Aurora, Illinois. The public is welcome to attend. All of the elected officials below are serving four-year terms from May 2017 to May 2021. William Catching, Supervisor After graduating from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in 1990, William “Bill” Catching moved to Aurora to work as a reporter at The Beacon-News. He served as an assistant chief of staff at the City of Aurora, director of development at the Fox Valley United Way and, more recently. as a freelance writer and marketing consultant. He has 3 children: Caleb, Zoe,and William. In March 2008, he was nominated for the Aurora Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Volunteer of the Year award for his volunteer work on their golf outing. He has served as a board member of Communities in Schools, Fox Valley United Way, the Aurora Puerto Rican Cultural Council, Aurora Cease Fire, West Aurora Volunteers for Education and the A+ Foundation for West Aurora Schools. He is serving his second term as Township Supervisor and previously served on the Township’s Board of Trustees from 2008-2013. Davis Offutt, Assessor A lifelong Aurora Township resident, Davis attended West Aurora District #129 schools beginning with the North Aurora Grade School, Jefferson Junior High and West Aurora Senior High. He completed four years in the U.S. Air Force that included a tour of duty in South Vietnam as a ground Forward Air Controller. Davis completed his formal education with an Associate of Science Degree from Waubonsee Community College and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Aurora University. He has been active with the Boy Scouts of America and earned the Eagle Scout Award. He holds the highest State of Illinois appraisal license as a State Certified General Appraiser and is designated as a Certified Illinois Assessing Officer – Master. He is also a Realtor and licensed Real Estate Managing Broker. Juan Reyna, Highway Commissioner A lifelong resident of Aurora, Juan graduated from East Aurora High School in 1988. Juan spent 7 years in the United States Army, exiting the military as a Spec.Class E4. Married and a father of 3, Juan previously served his community as a Kane County Board member, representing District Three from 2011-2012, and as an Aurora Township Trustee from 2013-2017. He served on the Human Services and the Public Services committees, the Liquor Control Board, and he also served on the Kane County Forest Preserve Commission’s Planning and Utilization Committee. Reginald Campbell, Clerk Brenda Hernandez, Trustee Brenda is an 18-year resident of Aurora. She...

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