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VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA
VILLAGE BOARD MEETING MINUTES
MARCH 20, 2017

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 Gaffino, Trustee Mark Guethle, Village Clerk Lori Murray. Not in attendance: Trustee Mark Carroll.

Staff in attendance: Village Administrator Steve Bosco, Finance Director Bill Hannah, Community & Economic Development Director Mike Toth, Public Works Director John Laskowski, Streets Superintendent Brian Richter, Water Superintendent Paul Young, Village Attorney Kevin Drendel, Village Engineer Jim Bibby.

PUBLIC HEARING
1. Kane DuPage Soil and Water Conservation District – National Pollution Discharge
Elimination System (NPDES) – Ashley Curran
Mayor Berman opened the public hearing. Public Works Director John Laskowski explained that the Village has been designated by the EPA as a MS4 community. When receiving this designation, there are certain aspects of the national pollution discharge elimination system that you need to comply with. The Village has an ILR40 permit that requires the filing of a notice of intent. Part of the notice of intent is to allow the public to comment and provide input. Ashley Curran from the Kane Dupage Soil and Water Conservation District was in attendance to answer any questions from the Board. Mayor Berman said that Kane County recently resurrected the Stormwater Committee, which Mayor Berman is chairman of and they will be meeting on a monthly basis. The committee is also interested in clean water with the Northwest Water Planning Authority of which Mayor Berman also sits on. Mayor Berman closed the public hearing.

George Schramer, 708, Lindsay Circle, North Aurora, IL asked since when does the local government charge residents more money for less services. In particular, the use of city water. I use less than a thousand gallons every 3 months. My city water bill says I use 3,000 gallons every two months. I would prefer if you increased the small cost in my property tax bill which I can deduct off of my IRS yearly report. If there are going to be increased cost of services, put it in the property tax bill so that it can be deducted. Berman said, as he had mentioned during “Coffee with the Mayor”, the Village charges the minimum fee so we disperse the cost of the water system over all the users. Beyond that, you pay for what you use. In this case, we have a minimum charge which everyone pays, because that is what pays for our overall water system. Mayor Berman closed the Public Hearing at this time.

TRUSTEE COMMENTS – None

CONSENT AGENDA
1. Approval of Village Board Minutes dated 3/06/2017 and Committee of the Whole
Minutes dated 3/06/2017
2. Approval of a Bill List dated March 20, 2017 in the Amount of $264,756.04

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

NEW BUSINESS

1. Approval an Ordinance Providing for the Issue of Approximately $5,800,000 of
General Obligation Bonds (Alternate Revenue Source) of the Village for the Purpose of Improving the Village’s Waterworks System, Providing for the Pledge of Waterworks System Revenues to the Payment of the Bonds and the Levy of Taxes to Pay the Bonds if Waterworks System Revenues are Insufficient and Providing for the Sale of the Bonds to the Purchaser Thereof
Hannah said that the Village held a competitive bid process this morning. Kevin McCanna of Speer Financial addressed the Board. There were 5 bids. Best bid was from Cantor Fitzgerald out of Memphis, Tennessee with a rate of 3.08% and ended up at a 2.95%. Hannah said there is an updated ordinance for the Village to consider this evening incorporating the successful bidder of the bonds. Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Gaffino. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis–yes. Motion approved (5-0).

2. Approval of an Ordinance Approving a Cable Franchise Renewal Agreement with
Comcast of Illinois XIII, L.P.
This is a 10-year agreement. It is the same as the last agreement with the difference being the addition of HD quality for PEG Access should the Village produce programming in the future to meet those qualifications. Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Lowery. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

3. Approval of a Letter of Understanding with the State of Illinois for the maintenance
of Sidewalks and ADA Ramps on State R.O.W. by the Village of North Aurora
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Lowery. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

4. Approval of the Third Amendment to the Princeton Water Tower Lease Agreement with
AT&T
The agreement would be for 3.5% annual basis for five years with three consecutive 5 year contracts after that. Motion for approval made by Trustee Gaffino and seconded by Trustee Curtis. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

5. Approval of Funding in an Amount not to Exceed $19,480.00 for the installation of two
Miox Generators at the East Treatment Plant
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Lowery. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

6. Approval of an Ordinance Granting a Special Use pursuant to Title 17, Chapter 8 of the
North Aurora Zoning Ordinance to allow Motor Vehicle Repair and/or Service at 102 S. Lincolnway in the B-3 Central Business District, Village of North Aurora, Illinois
Motion for approval made by Trustee Gaffino and seconded by Trustee Curtis. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

7. Approval of an Ordinance Approving the Site Plan for the Property Located on Lot 107 of
the Randall Crossing Subdivision in the Village of North Aurora (North Aurora Smiles)
Motion for approval made by Trustee Curtis and seconded by Trustee Gaffino. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

8. Approval of an Ordinance approving the Site Plan for the Property Located on Lot 1 of the
North Aurora Towne Centre First Resubdivision in the Village of North Aurora (Riverfront Jeep)
Motion for approval made by Trustee Lowery and seconded by Trustee Curtis. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

9. Approval of a Bid from Geneva Construction in the Amount of $1,364,275.78 for the 2017
Street Improvements Program
Motion for approval made by Trustee Lowery and seconded by Trustee Curtis. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

10. Approval of a Bid from Cox Landscaping in the Amount of $8,873.00 for the 2017 Grass
Cutting Program
The agreement would be for 28 weeks of mowing. Motion for approval made by Trustee Faber and seconded by Trustee Curtis. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

11. Approval of the Purchase of Road Salt in an Amount not to Exceed $187,894.00 per State
of Illinois Purchasing Contract
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Gaffino. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

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

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
-Village Board just approved salt for next year. We have received 100% to 102% of our allotment so the Village’s salt barns are full.
-Introduced the new Public Works Director, John Laskowski. He comes from Dekalb where he was City Engineer and was an Interim Director of Public Works and was the Assistant Director at one point. He has worked in Hinsdale and Sycamore.
-Bosco stated that Paul Young found a dramatic savings for the Village with the MIOX units.

ATTORNEY’S REPORT - None

FIRE DISTRICT REPORT - None

VILLAGE DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. Finance - None
2. Community Development - None
3. Police - None
4. Public Works - None
5. Water – The watermain program started this morning on the west side. A precon meeting is scheduled for Friday for the water tower painting project by the auto mall tower. Will mobilize and start on Monday.

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Lori J. Murray
Village Clerk


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