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VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA
VILLAGE BOARD MEETING MINUTES
MARCH 6, 2017

CALL TO ORDER
In the absence of Mayor Berman, Trustee Gaffino called the meeting to order.

SILENT PRAYER – MEDITATION – PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL
In attendance: Trustee Mark Gaffino, Trustee Laura Curtis, Trustee Mike Lowery, Trustee Chris Faber, Trustee Mark Carroll, 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, Water Superintendent Paul Young, Street Superintendent Brian Richter, Village Attorney Kevin Drendel

Trustee Mark Gaffino mentioned that Mayor Dale Berman would not be in attendance at the meeting due to having shoulder surgery earlier in the day.

PUBLIC HEARING
1. Franchise Agreement Comcast
2. Franchise Agreement Metronet

Trustee Gaffino opened the public hearings. There were no public comments. Mike Toth noted that Metronet could not be in attendance for the meeting and requested the meeting be carried over to the Village Board meeting in April. Motion made by Trustee Carroll and seconded by Trustee Faber to continue the public hearing to the April 3rd village meeting. All in favor. Motion approved.

AUDIENCE COMMENTS
George Schramer, 708 Lindsey Circle, North Aurora – Mr. Schramer requested the Village review the waste contract regarding the requirement for brush to be cut into certain lengths and bundled before pickup. He requested this change to accommodate the elderly residents in the Village. Schramer said that he has mentioned this in the past, and suggested an increase of the trash rate to provide for the cost of the brush pickup. Schramer suggested two pickups each year for brush.

Mike Harrington, 921 Deerpath Road, North Aurora – Mr. Harrington requested the allowance of a temporary For Sale sign to be placed on a 4-acre property located at 921 N. Deerpath Road.

AUDIENCE COMMENTS – None

TRUSTEE COMMENTS - None

CONSENT AGENDA
1. Approval of Village Board Minutes dated 2/6/17 and Committee of the Whole dated 2/6/17
2. Approval of a Resolution Accepting a Grant of Sidewalk Easement in the Windstone Place Subdivision
3. Approval of a Pay Request #2, Partial to National Power Rodding Corp. in the amount of $101,322.90 for the 2016 Sanitary Sewer Televising Project
4. Approval of an Interim Bill dated February 22, 2017 in the Amount of $123,006.79
5. Approval of a Bill List dated March 6, 2017 in the Amount of $449,552.86

Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Carroll. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Gaffino - yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

NEW BUSINESS
1. Approval of an Ordinance to amend the North Aurora Code, Title 5, Section
5.08.350 by Decreasing the Number of Class A Liquor Licenses Authorized in the Village of North Aurora (Events of Elegance Banquets)
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Carroll. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

2. Approval of an Ordinance to Amend the North Aurora Code, Title 5, Section
5.08.350 by Decreasing the Number of Class B Liquor Licenses Authorized by the Village of North Aurora (Taco Madre)
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 Gaffino – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

3. Approval of an Ordinance Granting Approval of a Variance to Increase the
Allowable Size of a Class 2 Temporary Sign on the Property located at 921 N. Deerpath Road
Motion for approval made by Trustee Carroll and seconded by Trustee Curtis. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Faber – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

4. Approval of a Resolution to hold a Public Hearing on April 6, 2017 for the Proposed
Exchange of Land between the Village of North Aurora and Oberweis Dairy, Inc.
Motion for approval made by Trustee Curtis and seconded by Trustee Faber. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Faber – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

5. Approval of a bid from Gerardi Sewer and Water Company in the Amount of
$464,847.50 for the 2017 Cherrytree Court Water Main Project
Motion for approval made by Trustee Carroll and seconded by Trustee Curtis. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Motion approved (6-0).

6. Approval of a Resolution to Approve Revisions to Section 9.10 (Travel and Expenses
for Business Purposes) of the Human Resources Manual for the Village of North Aurora
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Lowery. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

OLD BUSINESS – None
VILLAGE PRESIDENT’S REPORT - None
COMMITTEE REPORTS – None
TRUSTEES’ COMMENTS – None

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
House on 800 block of Magnolia – Steve Bosco stated that the Village was working with the bank that owns the property regarding the safety and unsightliness due to the recent fire at the home. The Village will begin to put up security around the property and will lien it, submitting fines for every day that the property is not in compliance.

Trustee Carroll noted that some of the copies for the meeting agenda showed an item 8 for Approval of a Cell Tower Lease Agreement. Bosco said that the agenda had been revised and that Item 8 was reflected on the original agenda. Since the printed agendas were provided at the meeting, the Board voted to table this to another meeting. A Motion was made by Trustee Faber and seconded by Trustee Curtis to table this item until the March 20th Village Board meeting. All in favor. Motion approved.

ATTORNEY’S REPORT – None
FIRE DISTRICT REPORT – None

DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. Finance – The Village received from the GFOA the Certificate of Achievement for
Excellence in Financial Reporting award. This is the Village’s 16th consecutive year receiving this award. The Village also received a bond rating of AA+. The Village is moving forward with the bond issuance process and will take competitive bids in two weeks. It is a $5.8 million bond issuance to finance several improvements to the Village’s water system. Bill Hannah noted that this will be paid back with water revenues, not property taxes.
2. Community Development – None
3. Police – None
4. Public Works – None
5. Water – Paul Young mentioned that a precon meeting is scheduled for Wednesday with Gerardi Sewer. Young also mentioned that the Auto Mall water tower will be painted this spring.

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

Respectfully submitted,

Lori J. Murray
Village Clerk

 


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