Committee of the Whole Minutes
VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING MINUTES
DECEMBER 5, 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, 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.
AUDIENCE COMMENTS – None
TRUSTEE COMMENTS – None
1. Updates on Village Signage
Village Administrator Steve Bosco reported that the new welcome signs for the Village should be installed by the end of December. Foundations for the signs will be in place within the next 2 weeks. One change that was made was the gray stone will be replaced with a gray aluminum. Signs will also be placed on the bike paths and at the North Aurora Riverfront Park. The community sign was donated by the Lion’s Club thirty (30) years ago. A thought is to have a digital board which will be lit in its place.
In regard to a new name for the Riverfront Park, Trustee Gaffino was in favor of having it named after something historical within the village. Trustee Lowery suggested the new sign be lower in height. A suggestion was also made to have a sign for Island Park so that it is at street level instead of below grade as it currently is located. Bosco said he would bring this back for further discussion at the next meeting.
2. Relocation and extension of North Aurora Days
Discussion regarding relocating North Aurora Days due to the size of the annual celebration centered around Fearn Park as the new location. There was also discussion about adding a carnival to North Aurora Days. By having the event at Fearn Park, it would be large enough to allow all of the events such as the car show, emergency vehicle show and carnival in one place. Since the location is near residential, the event would have to end at 10:00 p.m. instead of continuing until midnight.
The Board was in favor of moving NA Days to the new location at Fearn Park and extending North Aurora Days so that it would run from Thursday through Sunday.
Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Curtis and seconded by Trustee Gaffino. All in favor. Motion approved.
Lori J. Murray/Village Clerk