Village Board Minutes
VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA
VILLAGE BOARD MEETING
OCTOBER 2, 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 Mike Lowery, Trustee Laura Curtis, Trustee Mark Carroll, Trustee Mark Guethle, Village clerk Lori Murray.
Staff in attendance: Village Administrator Steve Bosco, Finance Director Bill Hannah, Public Works Director John Laskowski, Police Chief David Fisher, Village Atty. Kevin Drendel.
Robert Bowline, 214 E. Victoria Circle, North Aurora, IL – Mr. Bowline is President of the Summerwind Assoc. and stated that someone used spray paint to spray white lines and arrows at the exit of Hidden Creek Road. A police report was placed. Bowline said that painting lines on city streets is vandalism and would like the village to do something to take care of this issue. Trustee Guethle asked if the painting marked off parking spaces. Bowline said yes and that whoever did this took it upon themselves to create parking spots. Mayor Berman said that no one should be painting anything on the village sidewalks or streets. Village Administrator Steve Bosco said that he was made aware of this earlier and spoke about it at the staff meeting. He sent a message to the HOA Board to set a meeting with them to discuss this further. Bosco added that some of the markings may make sense, but do not want anyone to put markings on village streets. The meeting date with the HOA will be set for some time in the next couple of weeks. Chief Fisher will also discuss this issue with his department. Trustee Carroll asked if there are any cameras in Summerwind that would help the police find out who might have done this. Bowline said no.
Andrea Ciolkowski – Ms. Ciolkowski is the secretary of the HOA at Summerwind. She stated that parking is the issue for residents of Summerwind. People are not parking in their garages and, instead, use their garage for storage. Ciolkowski said that the parking issue will never be resolved and also stated that the directional lines and arrows that exit Summerwind onto Oak Street are definitely an asset to the residents of Summerwind. It streamlines traffic getting out in the morning. Ciolkowski said she is not in favor of the parking lines but the arrows have assisted in moving traffic.
Charles Matas, 2772 Berman Road, North Aurora, IL - Mr. Matas is looking to install a new patio to replace his current one. The current patio was originally built in 2003/2004. At that time, Mr. Matas said he called the village and was told that a permit was not needed. Matas then stated that now he is being told that he cannot put in the walkway except up against the house. However, there is landscaping against the house. Matas said that the side of his house is all open space and the area will never be built on. There are also no utilities on that side of the property. He confirmed this with JULIE. Matas said he spoke with Trustee Curtis who told him there is a process he could go through to determine if the new walkway could be built. Matas said he has had the current walkway in place for 12-13 years. Trustee Curtis asked if an existing walkway is not suitable if it is existing. Bosco said it’s possible that it was done in error and 15 years ago the information was possibly given in error. Bosco noted just because it was done incorrectly the first time, does not mean it would be allowed to be done incorrectly again. The process Mr. Matas would need to go through now is a variance process. The Plan Commission would need to review the issue and then proceed to the Village Board. Bosco said he would discuss this further with Mr. Matas and with Community & Economic Development Director Mike Toth in the next week.
TRUSTEE COMMENTS – None
1. Village Board Minutes dated 9/18/2017 and C.O.W. Minutes dated 9/18/2017
2. Bills List dated 10/02/2017 in the Amount of $203,367.44
3. Resolution Accepting the Dedication of Land for Road Purposes – Marvo Street
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 Guethle – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes. Motion approved (5-0).
1. Approval of a Resolution Authorizing Membership in the Northern Illinois Heath
Insurance Initiative (NIHII) Sub-Pool of the Intergovernmental Personnel Benefit Cooperative
Motion for approval made by Trustee Carroll and seconded by Trustee Guethle. Roll call Vote: Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes. Motion approved (5-0).
2. Approval of an Ordinance Amending Title 5 Chapter 5.04 and Repealing Chapter
5.28 of the North Aurora Municipal Code regarding General Business Licenses and Scavenger 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).
3. Approval of a Bid in the Amount of $38,217.00 from Acres Group for the 2017
Parkway Tree Planting Project
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 Guethle – yes. Motion approved (5-0).
4. Approval of an Ordinance Amending Title 2 Chapter 2.06.060 of the North Aurora
Municipal Code regarding the North Aurora Days Committee
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 Guethle – yes. Motion approved (5-0).
OLD BUSINESS - None
1. North Aurora Days Committee Appointments
Mayor Berman requested the appointment of Trustee Mark Gaffino to the position of Committee Chairman for the North Aurora Days Committee. Gaffino will also serve as the liaison between the Village Board and the NA Days Committee.
Mayor Berman requested the appointment of Doug Botkin, Sarah Deer, Kim Haeger and Jessica Watkins as North Aurora Days Committee Members.
Motion for approval made by Trustee Carroll and seconded by Trustee Guethle. Voice Vote – yes – unanimous. Motion approved (5-0).
COMMITTEE REPORTS - None
TRUSTEE COMMENTS - None
VILLAGE ADMINISTRATORS REPORT - None
ATTORNEY’S REPORT – None
FIRE DISTRICT – None
VILLAGE DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT – None
2. FINANCE – Finance Director Bill Hannah noted that there will be a Finance Committee meeting held next Monday.
3. POLICE – None
4. PUBLIC WORKS – None
Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Curtis. All in favor. Motion approved.
Lori J. Murray