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Village Board Minutes

VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA
VILLAGE BOARD MEETING MINUTES
JUNE 19, 2017

CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Berman called the meeting to order.

SILENT PRAYER- MEDITATION – PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL
In attendance: Mayor Berman, Trustee Mark Gaffino, Trustee Mike Lowery, Trustee Laura Curtis, Trustee Mark Carroll, Trustee Mark Guethle, Village Clerk Lori Murray. Not in attendance: Trustee Tao Martinez.

Staff in attendance: Village Administrator Steve Bosco, Community & Economic Development Director Mike Toth, Public Works Director John Laskowski, Village Attorney Kevin Drendel, Officer Dan Cyko.

AUDIENCE COMMENTS – NONE
TRUSTEE COMMENTS – NONE

CONSENT AGENDA
1. Village Board Minutes dated 6/5/2017 and C.O.W. Minutes dated 6/5/2017
2. Interim Bills List dated June 6, 2017 in the Amount of $1,144.06
3. Bills List for FY ’17 dated June 19, 2017 in the amount of $294,099.84
4. Bills List for FY ’18 dated June 19, 2017 in the amount of $176,979.03
5. Approval of Pay Request No. 2, Partial in the Amount of $124,822.80 to Jetco Ltd. For the Automall Water Tower Painting

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

NEW BUSINESS
1. Approval of an Ordinance Pertaining to the Prevailing Rates of Wages
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Lowery. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Curtis – no, Trustee Gaffino – yes. Motion approved (4-1).

2. Approval of a Side Letter Agreement between the Village of North Aurora and the
International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150 Public Employees Division Regarding Amendment to Section 4.9 On-Call/Well Read/Callout Procedures
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Carroll. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

3. Approval of a Resolution Designating the Southwest Fox Valley Cable Consortium
to Broadcast Village Meetings
Village Administrator Steve Bosco said that the Village has reached out to School District 129 regarding broadcasting school events. Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Carroll. Curtis asked if the Village has negotiated a new agreement with the Consortium. Bosco said that the Village will need to meet with them for further discussion. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Curtis – no, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes. Motion approved (4-1).

4. Approval of an Ordinance Amending Title 5 regarding Special Events Liquor
Licenses
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Curtis. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

In reference to Item 3 on the agenda, Mayor Berman stated that Trustee Curtis could request Staff discuss with the Consortium a different agreement than what has been presented in the past. Bosco said he would discuss this with the FVCC and come back to the Village Board with further information.

5. Approval of a Resolution Designating the July 3, 2017 Independence Day Fireworks
Celebration as a Village Sponsored Event and Allowing the Consumption of Liquor in North Aurora Riverfront Park

Bosco said that the July 3rd celebration would include a band that would play for 2 full hours. Fireworks are scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m. BYOB will be permitted. Motion for approval made by Trustee Curtis and seconded by Trustee Guethle. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

6. Approval of a Residential Electric Aggregation Agreement
The Village is nearing the end of a two-year agreement with Dynegy which expires September, 2017. Steve Bosco informed the Board that they would need to choose one of the following options in terms of the residential electric aggregation:

1. Do not select a new aggregation supplier and let the residential aggregation accounts go back to ComEd once the current aggregation agreement expires in September, 2017

2. Select a new aggregation provider for the lowest rate possible without including support for renewable energy credits (REC’s) at either a one-year or thirteen month term.

3. Select a new aggregation provider that includes some level of support for REC’s (up to 100%)

David Hoover of NIMEC was in attendance to answer any questions the Board may have.

At this time, future aggregation prices appear to be higher than the upcoming ComEd rate.

Bosco provided the rate sheets to the Village Board. Currently the Village has been supporting 100% renewable energy.

ComEd default rate Sept 2017 to June 2018: 7.122cents per kWh

Aggregation rates 13 Months per kWh 13 Month Renewable
Constellation Energy Services: 7.54 7.589
Dynegy Energy: 7.138 7.332
MC Squared: 7.60 7.625
MidAmerican Energy: 7.61 n/a

Motion made by Trustee Lowery and seconded by Trustee Gaffino to approve the Aggregation Contract with Dynegy. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Carroll – no, Trustee Guethle- yes. Motion approved (4-1).

7. Approval of an Ordinance Amending Title 8 Chapter 8.34 of the North Aurora
Municipal Code regarding Collection Bins
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Curtis. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

8. Approval of an Ordinance Approving the Site Plan for the Property Located on Lot
17 of the Orchard Commerce Center
David Low, Clark Street Real Estate, 980 N. Michigan Avenue, #1280, Chicago, IL 60611, approached the Board regarding the Orchard and Garden Way Development. Mr. Low said the developer is currently under contract for the 1.68 acre parcel (Lot 17 of Orchard Commerce PUD). The developer would like to build a 2-tenant building with 44 parking spaces and totaling 4,645 s.f. Low requested flexibility since the tenant would like additional square footage up to 4900 s.f. In addition the plan included a drive-through on the south side of the building. The retail building will have four-sided architecture constructed of brick, stone, glass and fabric awnings. Will also have high quality landscape architecture which will complement the adjacent structures. Signage will include a low height monument sign at the corner of Orchard and Garden Way. Trustee Guethle asked if the tenant was Starbucks. Low confirmed that the developer is currently in negotiations with Starbucks. Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Curtis. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes.
Motion approved (5-0).

9. Approval of the Purchase of One (1) Ford Utility Police Sedan Vehicle in the
Amount of $26,650.00 from Morrow Bros. Ford through the Illinois Joint Purchasing Program
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Lowery. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes. Motion approved (5-0). All vote yes.

10. Approval of the Purchase of Four (4) Ford AWD Utility Patrol Vehicles in the Amount of $128,700.00 from Landmark Ford through the Illinois Joint Purchasing Program

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

OLD BUSINESS - None
VILLAGE PRESIDENT REPORT - None
COMMITTEE REPORTS - None
TRUSTEE COMMENTS – None

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
The July 3rd Village Board and Committee of the Whole meeting will be cancelled due to the July 3rd fireworks display along the river.

ATTORNEY’S REPORT - None
FIRE DISTRICT - None

VILLAGE DPEARTMENT REPORTS
1. Finance – None
2. Community Development – None
3. Police – None
4. Public Works – None

EXECUTIVE SESSION
Motion made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Curtis to adjourn to Executive Session for the purpose of discussing land acquisition. All in favor. Motion approved.

(return from Executive Session)

ADJOURN TO REGULAR MEETING
Motion made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Carroll to adjourn the executive session, returning back to regular session. All in favor. Motion approved.

Respectfully Submitted,

Lori J. Murray
Village Clerk


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