John Purcell

Yorkville Mayor-elect John Purcell ( photo by James Wyman)

At tonight's 6:00 p.m. Kendall County Board meeting, board members will consider a proclamation making May 14 of this year "John Purcell Day." in the county.

Purcell will be sworn in as the new Mayor of Yorkville on May 14, and he is leaving the county board after almost 19 years.

County Board Chairman Scott Gryder will have two months from the time Purcell turns in his letter of resignation to appoint a board member to take his place.

In other business at tonight's meeting, the Kendall County Board will vote on the approval of a resolution requesting the state's attorney to enter into a settlement agreement for the payment of interest attributable to delinquent taxes in Yorkville.  No other information is in the agenda regarding the settlement.

County board members will also vote on an amendment petition pertaining to regulations of outdoor practice or shooting ranges.

The county board will also vote on approval of a $75,700 replacement contract for window replacement in the historic Kendall Co. Courthouse, and the board will vote on a $16,000 engineering proposal to upgrade the Animal Control building behind the Public Safety building.

The Kendall County Forest Preserve will also meet tonight.  On the agenda is approval of a utility license agreement and a utility easement agreement for work at the Hoover Forest Preserve.