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Village Board Minutes

VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA
VILLAGE BOARD MEETING MINUTES
NOVEMBER 7, 2016

CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Berman called the meeting to order.

SILENT PRAYER – MEDITATION – PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL
In attendance: Mayor Dale Berman, Trustee Laura Curtis, Trustee Mike Lowery, Trustee Chris Faber, Trustee Mark Carroll, Trustee Mark Gaffino, Village Clerk Lori Murray. Not in attendance: Trustee Mark Guethle.

Staff in attendance: Village Administrator Steve Bosco, Finance Director Bill Hannah, Community & Economic Development Director Mike Toth, Village Attorney Kevin Drendel, Water Superintendent Paul Young, Public Works Superintendent Mike Glock, Police Chief Dave Summer.

PRESENTATIONS
1. Recognition Award – Rodd Winscott, Police Commissioner
Mayor Berman presented a plaque to Rodd Winscott in appreciation of his 11 years of service with the North Aurora Police Commission.

2. Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) Presentation – Sikich
Jim Savio, partner with Sikich, provided an overview of the comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ending May 2016. Sikich issued an unmodified opinion, which is the highest level of assurance to the Village. (A detailed copy of this report is available at Village Hall). There were no questions from the Board.
PROCLAMATION
1. Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner – honoring Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner. Served 3 terms as Mayor of Aurora. Mayor Berman and the Village Board of Trustees offered their mutual appreciation and respect to Mayor Weisner’s contributions to the City of Aurora.

2. Fox Valley Special Recreation Association – 40th Anniversary – Alex Engelhardt, superintendent of recreation for the FVSRA (2121 W. Indian Trail, Aurora, IL 60506) stated that they are celebrating their 40th anniversary. She thanked the Village for allowing those with disabilities to be an integral part of North Aurora. Mayor Berman congratulated FVSRA on their 40th anniversary.

3. Waubonsee Community College – 50th Anniversary – has served more than 290,000 students and has grown to 4 campuses (Aurora downtown, Aurora Fox Valley, Plano and Sugar Grove. Mayor Berman congratulated Waubansee on their 50 year anniversary.

AUDIENCE COMMENTS - None
TRUSTEE COMMENTS - None

CONSENT AGENDA
1. Approval of Village Board Minutes dated 10/17/2016; Approval of Committee of the Whole Minutes dated 10/17/2016
2. Approval of an Interim Bill List dated 10/31/2016 in the Amount of $119,417.44
3. Approval of a Pay Request No. 1 to Fox Excavating, Inc., in the Amount of $48,345.00 for the 24 S. Lincolnway Demolition

Motion for approval made by Trustee Gaffino and seconded by Trustee Lowery. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

NEW BUSINESS
1. Approval of a Motion to Receive, Accept and Place on File the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report as of May 31, 2016 and Other Related Reports for the Fiscal Year
Motion for approval made by Trustee Carroll and seconded by Trustee Faber. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Faber – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

2. Approval of a Property Tax Levy Estimate
Motion for approval made by Trustee Faber and seconded by Trustee Lowery. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

3. Approval of the Normal Contribution Payment to IML Risk Management Association for the 2017 Renewal in the Amount of $282,108.42
Motion for approval made by Trustee Lowery and seconded by Trustee Curtis. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

4. Approval of a Bid from Acres Group in the Amount of $59,985.00 for the Replacement of 215 Parkway Trees
Motion for approval made by Trustee Lowery and seconded by Trustee Faber. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

5. Approval of a Bill List dated November 7, 2016 in the Amount of $502,625.30
Lowery. Carroll.
Motion for approval made by Trustee Lowery and seconded by Trustee Carroll. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes. Motion approved (5-0).
OLD BUSINESS - None
VILLAGE PRESIDENT’S REPORT - None
COMMITTEE REPORTS - None
TRUSTEES’ COMMENTS - None

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
Administrator Bosco stated that he is hoping to have Board discussion regarding the park sign at the next Committee of the Whole meeting where a presentation of different sign renderings could be reviewed. If the Board is in favor of renaming the park, this can also be discussed at the next COW.

ATTORNEY’S REPORT - None
FIRE DISTRICT REPORT - None

VILLAGE DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. Finance - None
2. Community Development - None
3. Police - None
4. Public Works – Public Works Superintendent Mike Glock announced that as of December 30th, he would be retiring from the Village. Glock thanked the mayor, trustees, past mayor and past trustees as well as staff for supporting him over the last forty (40) years.
5. Water – Water Superintendent Paul Young stated that the east treatment plant took a lightening hit a week ago. This caused a major electrical problem and repairs are being made. The electrical issues stem from an incorrect installation from the conception of the treatment plant. There are still a few minor pieces of equipment that need to be fixed.

ADJOURNMENT
Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Curtis and seconded by Trustee Carroll. All in favor. Motion approved.

Respectfully Submitted,

Lori J. Murray
Village Clerk

 


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