How to call Santa Claus
n A notice published in last week's "In The Community" section about the Kiwanis Club's annual Dial-A-Santa program failed to list the telephone number to call. The number is 330-562-6188. Elementary school children can dial that number to reach the North Pole and let Santa Claus know what they'd like for Christmas. The Kiwanis Club started the program in Aurora more than 40 years ago.
Developments' affect on
house values is studied
n The city's architectural board of review is looking at the issue of whether residential conservation developments would impair or destroy neighboring property values.
The topic came up during a Nov. 8 review of a zoning code section dealing with the architectural similarities of homes.
Chairman Chris Holecek said the board wishes to investigate the matter since its responsibility under the code is to protect and preserve property values.
Holecek recommended the board postpone a decision on a proposed revision to a code section pending further research on what the lot size of 75 feet or less in a residential conservation development may have on adjoining properties.
Board member Greg Barrow said he will attempt to find an eppert to discuss the issue at a further meeting.
In board actions, plans for single-family homes to be built by Breezy Point Ltd., Blossom Homes and Pulte Homes were approved.
Elevations for the ongoing renovations at the Atrium at Anna Maria and the design of a pergola for resident Lou Virost also were approved.
Hotel's CZC is on agenda
n At its meeting tonight (Dec. 5), the city's planning commission may act on a conditional zoning certificate for Cerruti LLC, which would pave the way for reopening of the former Aurora Inn hotel and restaurant. The meeting starts at 7 in Town Hall.
Also on the agenda are a revised development plan and replat of cluster site 4 at Hawthorn of Aurora, site plan for the Atrium at Anna Maria's addition at 889 N. Aurora Road, a zoning amendment for James Occhinzzi at 283 E. Garfield Road and a review of Chapter 5 of the master plan draft.
Drug dropbox available
n Aurora police officials remind residents that a dropbox for disposing of expired and no longer needed prescription drugs is now outside the police station's entrance on Route 43 north of Town Hall. Unwanted prescdription drugs can be dropped off 24 hours a day.