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VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA
VILLAGE BOARD MEETING MINUTES
APRIL 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 Mike Lowery, Trustee Chris Faber, Trustee Mark Carroll, Trustee Mark Gaffino, Trustee Mark Guethle, Village Clerk Lori Murray. Not in attendance: Trustee Laura Curtis.

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 Summer and Village Attorney Kevin Drendel and IT Specialist Dave Arndt.

PUBLIC HEARINGS – None

PROCLAMATION
1. Volunteer Month
Mayor Berman proclaimed April 17, 2017 as Volunteer Appreciation Month in the Village of North Aurora.

Chief Summer stated that at this time of year the Village would like to acknowledge the CERTS volunteers for the work they do to assist the department throughout the year without compensation. It was a simple concept that started many years ago is now a necessity. Summer said he doesn’t know what the Village would do without these volunteers and the time that they put in. Last year, these volunteers dedicated a total of 995 hours. Each volunteer was recognized for his/her service and presented with a certificate.

Mayor Berman thanked all of the CERTS volunteers for their service.

AUDIENCE COMMENTS - None

TRUSTEE COMMENTS
Trustee Lowery expressed his concerns about street parking on the east side, specifically parking on corners of streets which can make it difficult for visibility and for cars to maneuver around those parked vehicles. Lowery suggested possibly restricting parking in those areas. Two areas that Lowery noted were the corner of Pinecreek and Pinehurst and the other is on the circle of Wingfoot and Columbia Circle.

CONSENT AGENDA
1. Approval of Village Board Minutes dated 4/3/17 and Committee of the Whole
Minutes dated 4/3/17
2. Approval of Payout No. 1, partial in the Amount of $252,778.50 to Gerardi Water
and Sewer for the Cherrytree Court Watermain Project
3. Approval of a Bill List dated April 17, 2017 in the Amount of $487,189.31

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

NEW BUSINESS
1. Approval of an Ordinance Approving the Exchange of Land Between the Village of
North Aurora and the James D. Oberweis Living Trust dated 7/11/2003
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Faber. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

2. Approval of an Ordinance Approving a Non-exclusive Local Cable Franchise
Agreement with CMN-RUS, Inc. (Metronet)
Village Administrator Steve Bosco stated that there were two changes made to the agreement since the last meeting. Those are: 1. The term has been extended to 10 years instead of the original 6 years proposed. Staff had no issues with this request. 2. There were a couple of minor errors on Exhibit A which was the buildout map. Changed the resolution to authorize Steve to approve the exhibit once it is submitted. They are building out about 95% of the town within 1 year of breaking ground.

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

3. Approval of a Resolution Approving Route 31 TIF Façade Grant Funding.
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. Motion approved (5-0).

4. Approval of Quote from Frost Electric in the Amount of $12,400.00 for the
Electrical Work for the MIOX Generator Installation, bringing the total project cost to $23,230.00.
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. Motion approved (5-0).

5. Approval of a Quote from Interactive Business Systems in the Amount of $14,000.00
for Improvements to the Village Hall HVAC System.
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Carroll. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

6. Motion to Approve a Change Order in the Amount of $108,646.00 with Geneva
Construction for the 2017 Streets Improvements Program
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Carroll. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

7. Motion to Approve a Change Order in the Amount of $64,350.00 with Jetco, Ltd.
For the Water Tower Painting Project
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Lowery.

Trustee Gaffino questioned why this work required for the change order was not an alternate to the bid. Trustee Faber said his concern was that Jetco was the low bid and the Village is now presented with a change order of $64,000. Trustee Gaffino agreed. Faber asked how close the other low bid was to the bid from Jetco. Steve Bosco said that even with the change order, the Village is still $92,000 less than what the Village bid it a year ago. Bosco said the dollar amount on the first bid was $440,000. With the alternates in, we kept full blasting in with a couple of other alternates and the lowest bid received was $344,000. If we took all the alternates, the price dropped to $269,000 which is the price the Village agreed on. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

OLD BUSINESS - None

VILLAGE PRESIDENT’S REPORT
1. Police Commission Appointment – Lisa Hatchett
Mayor Berman mentioned that there were 4 candidates who were interested in the vacant position on the Police Commission. Mayor Berman stated that he would like to appointment Lisa Hatchett to that position. Motion for approval made by Trustee Lowery and seconded by Trustee Guethle. Voice Vote – yes – unanimous. Motion approved.

COMMITTEE REPORTS - None
TRUSTEES’ COMMENTS - None
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT - None
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 - None

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Lori J. Murray
Village Clerk


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