Committee of the Whole Minutes
VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING MINUTES
JUNE 6, 2016
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Berman called the meeting to order.
In attendance: Mayor Dale Berman, Trustee Laura Curtis, Trustee Mike Lowery, Trustee Chris Faber, Trustee Mark Carroll, Trustee Mark Gaffino, Trustee Mark Guethle and Village Clerk Lori Murray.
Staff in attendance: Village Administrator Steve Bosco, Finance Director Bill Hannah, Community & Economic Development Director Mike Toth, Police Chief Dave Summer, Public Works Superintendent Mike Glock, Village Attorney Kevin Drendel.
AUDIENCE COMMEMNTS – None
TRUSTEE COMMENTS - None
1. Discussion of Entryway Sign Bid
Went out to bid a few months ago. Five companies were interested. Three bid. One was the low bidder but did not meet our responsible bidder requirement. Two others did and they ranged between $144,000 and $161,000. We then decided to go back out to bid to get better pricing. We got rid of the responsible bidder requirement for things that were not prevailing wage required. Sent bid notices back out to the five companies. Two specifically did not bid because they could not meet the requirement. Only one submitted the bid and it was the one, had we picked them in the beginning as the lowest bidder, would have been the same company.
Bid is a little higher, from $144,000 to $151,000, which is due to the Village adding some additional structure work to make the signs more sturdy.
The consensus of the Board was to move forward with Identity Services.
Trustee Lowery said that dropping the responsible bidder clause is not really necessary since the work is for manufacturing and the clause does not apply to manufacturers, only installation. Bosco said that was correct.
Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Lowery. All in favor. Motion approved.
Lori J. Murray