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Village Board Minutes

VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA
VILLAGE BOARD MEETING MINUTES
JULY 17, 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 Mark Gaffino, Trustee Mike Lowery, Trustee Laura Curtis, Trustee Mark Carroll, Trustee Tao Martinez, Trustee Mark Guethle and 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 David Fisher, Village Attorney Kevin Drendel.

OATH OF OFFICE
1. Joseph DeLeo – Mayor Berman swore into office Joseph DeLeo to the position of Deputy Chief for the North Aurora Police Department.

2. Ryan McKiness – Mayor Berman Swore into office Ryan McKiness to the position of Sergeant for the North Aurora Police Department

AUDIENCE COMMENTS – None

TRUSTEE COMMENTS – None

CONSENT AGENDA
1. Village Board Minutes dated 6/19/2017
2. Interim Bill List dated June 23, 2017 in the Amount of $2,625.00
3. Interim Bill List dated July 7, 2017 FY17 in the Amount of $39,900.41
4. Interim Bill List dated July 7, 2017 FY18 in the Amount of $100,438.52
5. Bills List for FY ’17 dated July 17, 2017 in the Amount of $709,469.66
6. Bills List for FY ’18 dated July 17, 2017 in the Amount of $627,116.82
7. Pay Request No. 2, Partial in the Amount of $288,126.07 to Geneva Construction Co. for the 2017 Street Improvements
8. Pay Request No. 2, Partial in the Amount of $138,265.04 to Geneva Construction Co. for the Smoketree Lane Improvements
9. Pay Request in the Amount of $2,495.00 to Fox Excavating, Inc. for the 24 S. Lincolnway Demolition
10. Ordinance pertaining to the Prevailing Rates of Wages – June 5, 2017 Rates
11. Travel and Expenses for Business Purposes in the Amount of $30.00
12. Resolution Approving a Permit to Utilize State Street for the Annual North Aurora Pet Parade

Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Curtis. 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).

NEW BUSINESS
1. Approval of a Resolution for the Dedication of Land for Park and Open Space Purposes
(Harner Family Properties Inc.)
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Carroll. Atty. Drendel noted that there are a few things that need to be done before the closing. The name is incorrect in the agreement. There is also a mortgage on the property that the bank will need to release. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Martinez – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

2. Approval of an Intergovernmental Agreement Addendum with Batavia Park District
Motion for approval made by Trustee Curtis and seconded by Trustee Lowery. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Martinez – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

3. Approval of a Resolution for the Route 31 TIF Façade Grant Funding for the Property
Located at 201 Smoketree Lane
Motion for approval made by Trustee Lowery and seconded by Trustee Gaffino. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Martinez – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

4. Approval of an Ordinance and Contract for the Acquisition of the Vacant Land Located
Along the East Side of Vacated Marvo Street to 437 feet south of John Street
Motion for approval made by Trustee Lowery and seconded by Trustee Carroll. Trustee Curtis asked if the Village was concerned with any environmental issues. Mike Toth stated that there is an aboveground storage that was used for fuel but did not see any issues at this time. Atty. Drendel said that the Village could do a title search but it wouldn’t cover anything environmental. Curtis asked if the Village could do an acquisition subject to an environmental study. The Board was in favor of Curtis’ suggestion of the environmental study. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Martinez – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

5. Approval of the Purchase of 7 Police Squad Car Laptops in the Amount of $22,955.88 from
SHI International
Motion for approval made by Trustee Gaffino and seconded by Trustee Guethle. Trustee Curtis asked Chief Fisher if he anticipated the department getting five (5) years use from the laptops. Fisher stated that five (5) years is the average. Curtis asked if the pricing is the best possible pricing. Fisher said yes and that these are not normal laptops. Fisher added that the laptops are subject to extreme heat and extreme cold and vibration. The laptops have to be built to a certain standard. Trustee Martinez asked if the laptops are Toughbooks. Fisher said they are similar but of a different brand. Trustee Carroll asked if there is a damage warranty. Bosco said there is a manufacturer’s warranty on the laptops. Bosco noted that the cost per laptop is $2200 a piece. When compared to surrounding communities, the Village’s price is the same or cheaper. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Martinez – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes.
Motion approved (6-0).

OLD BUSINESS - None

VILLAGE PRESIDENT REPORT - None

COMMITTEE REPORTS - None

TRUSTEES’ COMMENTS - None
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
Village Administrator Steve Bosco reported on the following:

-The house that almost burnt down on Magnolia Street was officially demolished.

-The last North Aurora Days meeting was held earlier this evening.

-Trustee Curtis asked if there has been any interest in the old Marathon building. Bosco said that there was interest from a mechanic’s business, but was told that the Village is not looking for an automotive use for the location. This property will be discussed further at a strategic plan meeting.

ATTORNEY’S REPORT
Attorney Drendel said that there may be an environmental issue on Marvo Street due to the above ground tank. There may be some contamination so the Board should be aware.

FIRE DISTRICT REPORT - None

VILLAGE DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. Finance - None
2. Community Development - None
3. Police - None
4. Public Works - None

EXECUTIVE SESSION - None

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

(The Committee of the Whole meeting which normally follows the Board meeting was cancelled)

Respectfully Submitted,

Lori J. Murray
Village Clerk

 


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