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Village Board Minutes

VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA
VILLAGE BOARD MEETING MINUTES
DECEMBER 5, 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, Trustee Mark Guethle, 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, Water Superintendent Paul Young, Village Attorney Kevin Drendel.

PRESENTATION
1. Certificate of Appreciation
In celebration of Waubonsee Community College’s 50th Anniversary, Lulu Blacksmith, Director of Government and Community Engagement for Waubonsee Community College, presented a plaque to the Village. The plaque recognized the Village of North Aurora as one of its community partners for supporting the growth of the college as well as supporting higher education. Of the 290,000 students the college has educated, more than 5,000 have been from the Village of North Aurora.

PUBLIC HEARING
1. Truth in Taxation for 2016 Property Tax Levy
Mayor Berman opened the public hearing regarding Truth in Taxation for the 2016 Property Tax Levy. There were no questions or comments from the audience. Mayor Berman then closed the public hearing.

AUDIENCE COMMENTS - None
TRUSTEE COMMENTS - None

CONSENT AGENDA
1. Approval of Village Board Minutes dated 11/21/2016; Approval of Committee of the Whole Minutes dated 11/21/2016
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Curtis. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

NEW BUSINESS
1. Approval of the Messenger Public Library Resolution of the Board of Library Trustees for
.02% Maintenance Tax
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Lowery. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

2. Approval of an Ordinance For The Levy And Assessment of Taxes in and for the Village of
North Aurora, Kane County, Illinois for the Fiscal Year Beginning June 1, 2016 and Ending
May 31, 2017
Motion for approval made by Trustee Lowery and seconded by Trustee Guethle. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, sTrustee Carroll – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

3. Approval of an Ordinance Levying the Taxes for the Waterford Oaks Special Service Area
#4 for the Fiscal Year beginning June 1, 2016 and ending May 31, 2017
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Carroll. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

4. Approval of an Ordinance Levying the Taxes for the Timber Oaks Special Service Area #8
for the Fiscal Year beginning June 1, 2016 and ending May 31, 2017
Motion for approval made by Trustee Lowery and seconded by Trustee Curtis. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

5. Approval of an Ordinance Levying the Taxes for the Pinecreek (Phase III) Special Service
Area #9 for the Fiscal Year beginning June 1, 2016 and ending May 31, 2017
Motion for approval made by Trustee Carroll and seconded by Trustee Guethle. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

6. Approval of an Ordinance Levying the Taxes for the Willow Lakes Special Service Area
#11 for the Fiscal Year beginning June 1, 2016 and ending May 31, 2017
Motion for approval made by Trustee Curtis and seconded by Trustee Carroll. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

7. Approval of an Ordinance Levying the Taxes for the North Towne Centre Special Service
Area #32 for the Fiscal Year beginning June 1, 2016 and ending May 31, 2017
Motion for approval made by Trustee Lowery and seconded by Trustee Curtis. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

8. Approval of an Ordinance Levying the Taxes for the Randall Highlands Single Family
Special Service Area #33 for the Fiscal Year beginning June 1, 2016 and ending May 31, 2017
Motion for approval made by Trustee Carroll and seconded by Trustee Curtis. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

9. Approval of an Ordinance Levying the Taxes for the Randall Highlands Multi-Family
Special Service Area #34 for the Fiscal Year beginning June 1, 2016 and ending May 31, 2017
Motion for approval made by Trustee Curtis and seconded by Trustee Lowery. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

10. Approval of an Ordinance Levying the Taxes for the Randall Highlands Commercial
Special Service Area #35 for the Fiscal Year beginning June 1, 2016 and ending May 31, 2017
Motion for approval made by Trustee Curtis and seconded by Trustee Carroll. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

11. Approval of an Ordinance Abating the Tax Heretofore Levied For The Year 2016 to Pay
Debt Service on $6,885,000 General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2014 (Alternate Revenue Source)
Motion for approval made by Trustee Lowery and seconded by Trustee Guethle. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

12. Motion to Approve the Implementation of Employee Insurance and Other Related Benefits
for 2017 as Presented
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Curtis. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

13. Approval of an Ordinance Amending Title 5 Chapter 5.05 Regarding Contractor
Registration in the Village of North Aurora
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Lowery. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

14. Approval of an Ordinance Amending the North Aurora Municipal Code Adding Chapter
5.35 to Title 5 Permitting and Regulating Mobile Food Vending in the Village of North Aurora
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Carroll. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

15. Approval of a Special Event Permit Application for Ava Warriors 5K Run/Walk in the
Mooselake Estates Subdivision
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 Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

16. Approval of an Ordinance Authorizing The Placement Of Four-Way Stop Signs and
Enforcement of the Stop Signs at the Intersection of Oak Street and White Oak Drive
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Carroll. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

17. Approval of the Acceptance of the Updated Strategic Plan
Motion for approval made by Trustee Lowery and seconded by Trustee Curtis. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

18. Approval of a Bill List dated December 5, 2016 in the Amount of $253,902.72
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Carroll. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

OLD BUSINESS - None

VILLAGE PRESIDENT’S REPORT
Mayor Berman noted he received a complaint stating Trustee Faber no longer lives in North Aurora while serving as a trustee for the Village. Mayor Berman asked Trustee Faber if he wanted to address the issue. Trustee Faber said he moved out of his house due to his pending divorce. Faber added that he is temporarily living with a friend whose residence is in North Aurora. During this time, his legal residence is the address on Wildwood in North Aurora.

COMMITTEE REPORTS - None
TRUSTEES’ COMMENTS - None
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT - None

ATTORNEY’S REPORT – There was an objection filed today for the position of Village President. The Village will have to convene an electoral board. This would normally be chaired by the Village President, however, since he is running for this position, he is disqualified. The electoral board will be made up of the Village Clerk and the two most senior trustees.

FIRE DISTRICT REPORT - None

VILLAGE DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. Finance - None
2. Community Development - None
3. Police - None
4. Public Works - None
5. Water - None

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
Village Administrator Steve Bosco mentioned that NOARDA had their holidays lights display last night at Island Park.

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Lori J. Murray
Village Clerk


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