Village Board Minutes
VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA
VILLAGE BOARD MEETING MINUTES
MAY 1, 2017
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Berman called the meeting to order.
SILENT PRAYER – MEDITATION – PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
In attendance: Mayor Dale Berman, Trustee Mark Gaffino, Trustee Mark Lowery, Trustee Laura Curtis, Trustee Mark Carroll, Trustee Chris Faber, Trustee Mark Guethle, Village Clerk Lori Murray.
Staff in attendance: Village Administrator Steve Bosco, Finance Director Bill Hannah, Community & Economic Development Director Mike Toth, Public Works Director John Laskowski, Police Chief Dave Summer, Village Attorney Kevin Drendel.
1. Public Hearing Regarding the Draft Annual Budget for the Fiscal Year Beginning
June 1, 2017 and Ending May 31, 2018
Mayor Berman opened the public hearing. There were no public comments or questions. Mayor Berman then closed the public hearing
1. Messenger Public Library 80 years of Service
The Messenger Public Library was founded in 1937 by Emeline Messenger. In appreciation and respect of all the wonderful work done by the Board members, staff and volunteers of the Messenger Public Library, Mayor Berman recognized the 80th year of the founding of the library.
2. Small Business Week 2017
Mayor Berman proclaimed April 30th through May 6, 2017 National Small Business Week.
AUDIENCE COMMENTS - None
TRUSTEE COMMENTS - None
1. Approval of Village Board Minutes dated 4/17/2017 and C.O.W. Minutes dated 4/17/2017
2. Bill List dated May 1, 2017 in the amount of $178,693.80
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Lowery. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (6-0).
OLD BUSINESS - None
VILLAGE PRESIDENT REPORT - None
ACKNOWLEDGE OUTGOING BOARD MEMBERS
Mayor Berman presented a plaque to Trustee Chris Faber in appreciation of his service to the Village (Three years on the Plan Commission and eight years on the Village Board) from 2006-2017.
INSTALLATION OF NEWLY ELECTED OFFICIALS
1. Oath of Office for Newly Elected Officials:
Dale Berman, Village President – Dale Berman was sworn into office by Atty. Kevin Drendel.
Lori Murray, Village Clerk – Lori Murray was sworn into office by Mayor Dale Berman.
Mark Gaffino, Village Trustee – Mark Gaffino was sworn into office by Village Clerk Lori Murray.
Mike Lowery, Village Trustee – Mike Lowery was sworn into office by Village Clerk Lori Murray.
Tao Martinez, Village Trustee – Tao Martinez was sworn into office by Village Clerk Lori Murray.
(Reconvene Board Meeting with the New Village Board)
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Berman called the meeting to order.
In attendance: Mayor Dale Berman, Trustee Mark Gaffino, Trustee Mike Lowery, Trustee Laura Curtis, Trustee Mark Carroll, Trustee Tao Martinez, Trustee Mark Guethle, Village Clerk Lori Murray.
INVOCATION – PASTOR MARK ALVIS – LIVING HOPE CHURCH
1. Motion to Approve a Contract with Central States Fireworks in the Amount of $12,000.00
for the 2017 North Aurora Days Fireworks Event
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Gaffino. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Martinez – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes. Motion approved (6-0).
2. Motion to Approve a Contract with Clowning Around Entertainment in the Amount of
$13,900.00 for the 2017 North Aurora Days Event
Village Administrator Steve Bosco said that it has been difficult to get a carnival company for North Aurora Days because these companies normally want 3 or 4 days for a carnival. This year, we are looking to purchase amusement from a company that rents it out for two days which will include a bungee trampoline, climbing wall, trackless choo choo, bungee run and an obstacle course. Trustee Gaffino added that the company also provides personnel to run the events. The Village has an additional $10,000 in the bank from last year from sponsorships. Sponsorships cover the cost of the fireworks. Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Carroll. Trustee Curtis noted that the rides are for smaller kids and was concerned that there is nothing available for the other age groups, such as teenagers. Bosco said that in order to get bigger rides, the Village would need to hire an actual carnival company. The Village has not had any luck hiring a carnival company unless the event is longer than a couple of days. The Village is looking to sustain itself for a year or two and then lock in a company. Trustee Gaffino said that a lot of carnivals want at least 4 days and 2 more days to set up and break down the equipment. Gaffino added that the Village really needs to look for another location to accommodate a carnival. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Martinez – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes. Motion approved (6-0).
VILLAGE PRESIDENT’S REPORT
Mayor Berman said that trustees would be appointed to the individual committees at a future meeting.
COMMITTEE REPORTS - None
TRUSTEES’ COMMENTS - None
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT - None
ATTORNEY’S REPORT - None
FIRE DISTRICT REPORT - None
VILLAGE DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. Finance – Bill Hannah thanked Trustee Faber for his service and welcomed the new board.
2. Community Development - None
3. Police - None
4. Public Works - None
5. Water - None
Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Gaffino and seconded by Trustee Guethle. All in favor. Motion approved.
Lori J. Murray