Bart Olson Jan 2020 Chamber Annual Address

(Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce photo)

Yorkville City Administrator Bart Olson says a long-term water supply, a Kendall County Metra Extension, plans for a new public works facility and police station, and continuing to monitor state action on major roadway projects are all on the horizon for continued discussion for the next decade.

Olson gave his annual update at a Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon, earlier this week. He spoke with WSPY about the topics he presented.

Olson spoke of new construction and business openings in 2019, like the Holiday Inn, the city sale of the Old Kendall County Jail that is now being renovated for new use, and several restaurants and related business types.

Residential development has also restarted or continued in subdivisions like Raintree Village, Prestwick/Aspire at Ashley Pointe, Grande Reserve and Kendall Marketplace lots.

In regard to large city projects, Olson says the city will continue discussion of a regional water supply, which could mean Yorkville combines with Oswego and Montgomery to combine water systems. That source could come from the Fox River or from Lake Michigan.

The $100 million allocated in the state capital bill for a Kendall County Metra extension was also mentioned.

Facility changes are on the horizon in Yorkville for a new public works facility and to potentially build a new wing at the Kendall County Public Safety Center for Yorkville Police.

Finally, the state capital funding identified major roadway projects that run through Yorkville.

Continued replacement of sidewalks was also mentioned. The city council has a goal to connect subdivisions throughout town into town, and to replace very old sections of sidewalk in core parts of the city.