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Insurance company reviewing report on North Aurora Activity Center

Published: Monday, April 21, 2014 11:07 p.m. CDT

NORTH AURORA – Village trustees are waiting to see how much the village’s insurance company will pay for damage to the village-owned North Aurora Activity Center and possible repair costs before making a decision on the building’s future.

The North Aurora Activity Center at 1 N. Lincolnway, has been closed since March 12 because of structural damage.

Batavia-based Kluber Architects and Engineers had determined there are three sections of the building where the roof joists were deemed to have failed.

The village’s insurance company is reviewing a report by an insurance adjuster that has examined the building’s condition.

“It’s hard for the board to make a decision without knowing if it’s covered,” Village Administrator Steve Bosco said Monday. “Knowing how much they will pay will help us make a decision.”

The unusually heavy snowfall this season increased the load on the building, Bosco said. Share and Care Learning Center, which was one of the main tenants in the North Aurora Activity Center, recently found a new permanent home in the former Rainbow Tile building at 12 John St. in North Aurora.

The North Aurora Activity Center originally served as North Aurora Grade School from 1933 to 1968. Other tenants in the building included Haley’s Playground, which serves those with special needs.

Haley’s Playground has announced a new partnership with the Association of Individual Development’s Keeler Center in Aurora, and will be moving there soon.

The Friday Nite Spot – a volunteer-run activity for fourth- through eighth-grade students – also has been housed at the North Aurora Activity Center.

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