Committee of the Whole Minutes
VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING MINUTES
FEBRUARY 6, 2017
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 Gaffino, Trustee Mark Guethle and Village Clerk Lori Murray. Not in attendance: Trustee Mark Carroll.
AUDIENCE COMMENTS - None
TRUSTEE COMMENTS – None
1. Cell Tower Lease Agreement
An amendment to the Princeton Water Tower agreement. They are looking for a 20-year lease with a 3.5% annual increase. At this time they are at 4%. This will go to the Village Board for approval at the next Village Board Meeting.
2. Teska Riverfront Park Concept
Jodi Mariano of Teska Associates addressed the Board with the Riverfront Park concept plan.
Hillside Seating Area: $46,000
Gateway & Wayfinding Signage: $313,000
Kayak Launch/Improved Access: $55,000
Retaining Wall Mural: $5,000
Industrial Art Enhancements: $50,000
Trustee Curtis asked why the pavilion was not on the preferred list. Bosco said the total amount would be $3 million so the Village is looking at the smaller items first which can be incorporated into the budget. Curtis questioned the $300,000 plus for signage. Bosco said that signage would be throughout the Village and not just the park area. Some items are easy and affordable. Some are more expensive. The pavilion is the second most expensive item at a cost of $1 million. The Board liked the ideas that were proposed. To be discussed further at a future meeting.
ADJOURN TO EXEC SESSION
Motion made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Lowery to adjourn to executive session for the purpose of property acquisition. All in favor. Motion approved.
(Return from Exec Session)
Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Lowery. All in favor. Motion approved.
Lori J. Murray/Village Clerk