Owens Appointed Township Clerk

Posted on May 16, 2016 in News, News Releases

AURORA TOWNSHIP – The Aurora Township Board of Trustees voted unanimously to appoint Jason Owens as Township Clerk to fill the remaining term of the late Ken Christy. Christy passed away suddenly on March 26, 2016, said Aurora Township Supervisor Bill Catching. Owens has served as Deputy Township Clerk for the past three years. Five other Aurora Township residents applied for the open position, but board members felt that Owens’ experience as Christy’s deputy set him apart, Catching said. Owens, 40, lives in North Aurora with his wife, a high school math teacher, and two children. Prior to being hired as recycling/project coordinator at the Aurora Township Highway Department in 2010, Owens worked in the mortgage industry. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Augustana College in 1997. He also earned a Certified Illinois Assessing Officer designation from the Illinois Property Assessment Institute in 2012. The Township Clerk is clerk of the town board of trustees and is official keeper of all records except for active General and Emergency Assistance cases. The Clerk is required to keep accurate records of all Town Board meetings and also serves as ex-oficio clerk of the Road District. The clerk must be present for bid openings for both the township and road...

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Township Seeks Town Clerk Candidates

Posted on Apr 29, 2016 in News, News Releases

Aurora Township is seeking applicants to fill the remaining term of the late Ken Christy, who served as Township Clerk. Christy passed away suddenly on March 26, 2016 and is fondly remembered and missed by the board and staff of Aurora Township, said Aurora Township Supervisor Bill Catching. The Township Clerk is clerk of the town board of trustees and is official keeper of all records except for active General and Emergency Assistance cases. The Clerk is required to keep accurate records of all Town Board meetings and also serves as ex-oficio clerk of the Road District. The clerk must be present for bid openings for both the township and road district. By state law, candidates to fill this vacancy must be a registered Democrat living in Aurora Township. Interested candidates are asked to submit their resumes with a cover letter to the Aurora Township offices, 80 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL 60505 no later than 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Candidates will be offered an opportunity to speak at the May 12 board meeting at which time the replacement will be selected by the Town...

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Special Board Meeting at 1 p.m. Friday May 8

Posted on May 6, 2015 in News

The Aurora Township Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 1 p.m. Friday May 8 at the main office, 80 N. Broadway, Aurora. The sole purpose of the meeting is to approve a bill to Midwest Sports Design of Chicago to install multipurpose modular flooring in the gymnasium of the Aurora Township Youth Center, 313 Gale Street. At their regular meeting on April 30, the Town Board approved the low bid of $26,616 from Midwest Sports Design of Chicago for the new flooring. The contractor required half of the contract amount as a deposit to order the new flooring. To avoid delays on the project, a special board meeting was called rather than waiting until the next regular meeting on May 14. Agenda Special Mtg...

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Rep. Foster Recognizes Aurora Township

Posted on Apr 23, 2015 in News

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster recognized Aurora Township for rejecting Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s resolution to create “right-to-work” zones in a speech yesterday on the floor of Congress. The Aurora Township Board voted unanimously at their April 14 meeting against a model resolution proposed by Gov. Rauner that laid out his “Turnaround Agenda.” The board objected strongly to creating local “right-to-work” zones, eliminating prevailing wage on public works projects and undermining public employee bargaining rights, said Aurora Township Supervisor Bill Catching. “We recognize that the State of Illinois is facing serious financial problems,” Catching said. “A broad attack on the collective bargaining rights of workers is not the answer. “We appreciate Rep. Foster’s recognition in his remarks yesterday and applaud him for taking a strong stand on this important issue.” The text of Rep. Foster’s remarks is below: Thank you Mr. Speaker. Today, I rise to commend the communities in my district that have rejected the Governor of Illinois’ efforts to create so-called “right-to-work zones.” Rather than lifting Illinois up to make life better for working families, the Governor’s divisive plan would drag down all corners of the state in a race to the bottom. These zones are a gimmick to pit communities against each other, to deprive workers of their rights, and to weaken unions. Rather than creating good paying jobs for Illinois workers, these zones will depress wages across the state by incentivizing companies to move to whatever town offers them the possibility of paying lower wages and offering fewer benefits. We shouldn’t be asking hardworking men and women to work for poverty wages to make up for the fiscal deficit Illinois faces. A deficit which is caused, in large part, by laws that we pass  right here on the floor of Congress that cause the citizens of  Illinois to pay $20 billion more each year in taxes than we get back in federal spending. Unions did not cause the problems that Illinois faces, and cutting workers’ pay will not solve them. So I commend those in Naperville, Aurora Township, Oswego, and communities throughout Illinois fighting against this bad policy. I’m proud to stand with you. Video of Foster’s speech is available here. The Aurora Township board represents approximately 150,000 people in Aurora, North Aurora, Montgomery and unincorporated areas. It is the largest township by population in Kane County where Gov. Rauner stopped earlier this month seeking support for his resolution. “We urge the Kane County Board as well as the other municipalities within our township to join us in formally rejecting this so-called Turnaround Agenda resolution,” Catching...

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