Village of North Aurora | Crossroads on the Fox

Committee of the Whole Minutes

OCTOBER 3, 2011

In attendance: Mayor Dale Berman, Trustee Chris Faber, Trustee Ryan Lambert, Trustee Mark Gaffino, Trustee Mark Guethle, Trustee Laura Curtis, Trustee Vince Mancini, Village Clerk Lori Murray.

Staff in attendance: Village Administrator Wes Kornowske, Finance Director Bill Hannah, Community Development Director Scott Buening, Public Works Superintendent Mike Glock, Police Chief David Summer, Village Atty. Kevin Drendel.


1. Discussion on Draft Village Incentive Guidelines
Trustee Mancini noted that the variable may not be the same in all cases and that the Village needs to set standards for the incentives. Mancini suggested a sliding scale dependent upon how much money a business generates. Kornowske said that all of the rebates have been on pro-forma data. Mayor Berman suggested researching the incentives from surrounding communities.

2. Discussion on Requested Intergovernmental Agreements with District 129 and
Messenger Library
A draft IGA was provided from the library which also included the school’s initial thoughts. The IGA would allow for a distribution for library per capita revenues. The school district has asked for a hold back of 20% of that amount. The state statute requires reimbursements to the library district if additional housing units are funded by TIF revenues. Buening said he would look into what the Village responsibilities would be in terms of reimbursement.

Trustee Curtis asked if the Village would be able to maintain the money within the TIF. Buening said he would have to look into the true impact. Mancini suggested the Agreement use the wording “dwelling units” instead of “residents”. Mancini said he did not see either of the requests jeopardizing the viability of the TIF.

Kornowske said that if the Village is not looking to move forward with this, can sign something that says the Village is willing to work on an MOU for the future since the Village does not have anything to work with at this time.

Agreement to be placed on the agenda for the October 17th meeting.



1. Probable Litigation
2. Land Acquisition

Motion to adjourn to Executive Session for the purpose of Probable Litigation and Land Acquisition. All in favor. Motion approved.

(return from Executive Session)

Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Faber. All in favor. Motion approved.

Respectfully Submitted,

Lori J. Murray
Village Clerk

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