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North Aurora Village Board vacancy filled

Mark Carroll picked to take spot

NORTH AURORA – Mark Carroll has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the North Aurora Village Board.

Carroll previously served on the North Aurora Plan Commission for five years. North Aurora Village President Dale Berman on Monday appointed Carroll to fill the vacancy caused by the recent resignation of Ryan Lambert.

Lambert resigned from the Village Board after he was named the new fire chief, following the retirement of Steve Miller.

Lambert was elected to the Village Board in April 2011, and Carroll will fill the remainder of his term, which expires in April 2015.

“He’s done a good job on the plan commission,” Berman said. “He’s a good thinker and is dedicated to North Aurora. He’s just the kind of guy we need.”

Carroll, 40, who is a past president of the North Aurora Lions Club, owns a law practice in Batavia. Carroll said he is looking forward to the opportunity.

“I am hoping North Aurora will continue to grow and continue to grow wisely, and I want to help do that,” he said.

Berman will now have to appoint someone to fill the vacancy on the North Aurora Plan Commission.

Berman invited those interested in the post to submit an application. Applications can be sent to his attention at North Aurora Village Hall, 25 E. State St.

Lambert took over the reins of the fire department May 1 after getting the nod from the North Aurora Fire Board of Trustees.

Before he was promoted, Lambert was the department’s fire marshal.

Lambert said he resigned from the board because being fire chief will demand his full attention.

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