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Village Board Minutes

VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA
VILLAGE BOARD MEETING MINUTES
APRIL 3, 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 Carroll, Trustee Mark Gaffino, Village Clerk Lori Murray. Not in attendance: Trustee Mark Guethle.

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, Police Chief David Summer and Village Attorney Kevin Drendel.

SWEARING IN OF PATROL OFFICER
Officer Michael Robinson was sworn in by Mayor Dale Berman as a patrol office for the North Aurora Police Department.

PUBLIC HEARINGS
1. Metronet Cable Franchise Agreement (Continued from March 6, 2017)
Mayor Berman opened the public hearing. There were no audience comments. Mayor Berman then closed the public hearing. Village Administrator Steve Bosco said that the draft agreement would be discussed in this evening’s Committee of the Whole meeting.

2. Randall Highlands Annexation Agreement Amendment
Mayor Berman opened the public hearing. There were no audience comments. Mayor Berman closed the public hearing.

3. Oberweis Exchange of Land
Mayor Berman opened the public hearing. There were no audience comments. Mayor Berman closed the public hearing.

PROCLAMATION
1. Arbor Day – Mayor Berman proclaimed April 28, 2017 as Arbor Day in the Village of North Aurora.

AUDIENCE COMMENTS - None

TRUSTEE COMMENTS - None

CONSENT AGENDA
1. Approval of Village Board Minutes dated 3/20/2017 and Committee of the Whole Minutes 3/20/2017

2. Approval of Travel and Expenses for Business Purposes in the amount of $75.00

3. Approval of a Bill List dated April 3, 2017 in the Amount of $219,751.01
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 Carroll – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

NEW BUSINESS
1. Approval of an Ordinance Approving the Amendment to the Annexation
Agreement between Village of North Aurora, Illinois and Wiseman-Hughes Enterprises, Inc. Randall Highlands Subdivision Randall Crossing Hotel and Multi-family Development, and Fee Reduction
Motion for approval made by Trustee Curtis and seconded by Trustee Lowery. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

2. Approval of an Ordinance Approving an Amendment to the Special Use Multi
District Mixed Use Planned Unit Development for the Randall Highlands Development affecting only a portion of the Randall Crossing Commercial Development
Motion for approval made by Trustee Gaffino and seconded by Trustee Faber. Trustee Faber asked if the ordinance states that the hotel has to be built before the townhomes. Community & Economic Development Director Mike Toth said that this is a requirement of the annexation agreement. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (5-0)

3. Approval of an Ordinance Approving a Map Amendment for property in the
Randall Crossing Development in the Village of North Aurora
Motion for approval made by Trustee Carroll and seconded by Trustee Faber. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

4. Motion to Waive Bids and Approve a Contract with Western Remac Inc. for an
Amount not to exceed $70,000 for the Design, Build and Installation of a Community Sign
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 Carroll – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

5. Approval of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 9.38 to the Village’s Code in
Reference to Prohibiting the Possession of Cannabis and Drug Paraphernalia
Motion for approval made by Trustee Faber and seconded by Trustee Carroll. Chief Summer said that the minimum fine would be $150 with a maximum fine of $750. Curtis asked Chief Summer if the Village would see a substantial increase in people buying cannabis within the village and if it would have an impact on teenagers and crime. Chief Summer said he did not predict an increase.

6. Approval of a Resolution Approving an Agreement between the Village of North
Aurora and Chesterfield H.O.A. for the Acquisition of Feltes Lane
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 Carroll – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

7. Approval of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 13.28.04 of the Village of North
Aurora Municipal Code relating to Watering Permits
Motion for approval made by Trustee Faber and seconded by Trustee Lowery. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

8. Approval of a Contract with Melrose Pyrotechnics in the Amount of $25,000 for the
July 3, 2017 Fireworks Show
Motion for approval made by Trustee Carroll and seconded by Trustee Curtis. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Faber – no. Motion approved (4-1).

OLD BUSINESS - None
COMMITTEE REPORTS - None
TRUSTEE COMMENTS - None
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT - None
ATTORNEY’S REPORT - None
FIRE DISTRICT - None

VILLAGE DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. Finance – The Village will be closing on the $5M bond ordinance tomorrow.
2. Community development – 803 Magnolia – The property has been secured with fencing at this time and the Village is in contact with the bank in terms of what will be done with the property moving forward.
3. Police – none
4. Public Works – none
5. Water - none

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Lori J. Murray/Village Clerk


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