Committee of the Whole Minutes
VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING MINUTES
OCTOBER 16, 2017
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, Village Clerk Lori Murray. Not in attendance: Trustee Mark Guethle.
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 Fisher, Village Attorney Kevin Drendel.
AUDIENCE COMMENTS – None
TRUSTEE COMMENTS – None
1. 2017 Property Tax Levy and Estimate
Finance Director Bill Hannah provided a summary of the proposed property tax levy for 2017. Village Board approval of an estimate is required for the November 6th Village Board Meeting. Village Board approval of all regular and special service area tax levies will be scheduled for December 4th.
2. Overlook Gazebo Rentals
The overlook gazebo rentals will be at a fee of $150 for residents and $200 for non-residents. The rental will be for a 2-hour time period for wedding ceremonies/pictures. If the Board gives Staff the direction to move forward, the process will begin in a few weeks. Trustee Carroll asked if alcohol will be allowed. Bosco said it would not.
3. Community Sign Discussion
There are 2 proposals for the community sign. One would be to build a sign as proposed on the corner of State and Route 31 with a 2-inch stone base to never be moved. The second proposal would be to build the sign on a special slab which would allow the sign to be moved to another location in the future. The moveable sign would cost an additional $5,000 for the special slab additional costs would also be incurred by the Village for relocating the sign.
Mayor Berman suggested the sign be built to remain at the proposed location. After further discussion, the majority of the Board was in favor of making the permanent location of the community sign at Route 31 & State Street.
4. Verizon Lease Agreement
The second amendment to the Verizon Lease Agreement would extend the lease term agreement and add another 5 years. Staff recommended approval.
5. Snow and Ice Removal Proposals
Staff reviewed proposals from Tri-County Excavating and Langton Group. After some discussion regarding services and pricing, the Board decided to stay with Tri-County.
EXECUTIVE SESSION – None
Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Lowery and seconded by Trustee Gaffino. All in favor. Motion approved.
Lori J. Murray