Village of North Aurora | Crossroads on the Fox

Village Board Minutes

VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA
VILLAGE BOARD MEETING MINUTES
MARCH 5, 2018

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 Mark Guethle, Trustee Tao Martinez, 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, Village Attorney Kevin Drendel.

PUBLIC HEARING
1. Kane DuPage Soil and Water Conservation District – National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)

Mayor Berman opened the public hearing.
John Laskowski stated the hearing was being in held due to the annual reporting requirement of the NPDES Permit which governs over water quality within the Village.

There were no questions. Mayor Berman closed the public hearing at this time.

AUDIENCE COMMENTS - None
TRUSTEE COMMENTS – None

CONSENT AGENDA
1. Village Board Minutes dated 2/5/2018; Committee of the Whole Minutes dated 2/5/2018
2. Travel and Expenses for Business Purposes in the Amount of $35.00
3. Interim Bills List dated 2/20/2018 in the Amount of $179,362.99
4. Bills List dated 3/5/2018 in the Amount of $369,485.70

Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Gaffino. 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 an Ordinance Granting a Special Use pursuant to Title 17, Chapter 8
of the North Aurora Zoning Ordinance to allow a Drive-through facility at 24 S. Lincolnway in the B-3 Central Business District
The Plan Commission recommended approval of the special use at a public hearing on February 6, 2018. 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).

2. Approval of an Ordinance Approving the Site Plan for the Property located at 24 S.
Lincolnway
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 Martinez – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

3. Approval of a Resolution Approving a Proposal from Lauterbach and Amen for
Auditing Services
Bill Hannah noted that the most recent agreement with Sikich had expired. Staff issued an RFP and identified the three most qualified firms. The proposal from Lauterbach and Amen was discussed at the Government Operations Meeting last month and was deemed to be recommended for consideration by the Village Board. Hannah introduced Matt Beran, operations manager with Lauterbach and Amen. Beran said that the company has been around for 21 years and is currently located in Naperville. The entire firm’s main focus is on government and is currently doing audits for 60 – 70 municipalities.

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).

4. Approval of an Ordinance Amending Title 5, Chapter 5.08 of the North Aurora
Municipal Code Regarding Liquor License Classifications
Steve Bosco stated that the liquor license issue was discussed last month with the Operations Committee. Staff reclassified all of the Village’s existing liquor license classifications so that they can be classified by use rather than by a letter. In the last 4 to 5 years there have been businesses wanting to come into North Aurora and put in video gaming parlors. The Board, from past discussions, did not want to put up video gaming parlors where the establishment did not serve food. Bosco said that if the Board wants a restaurant to allow gaming, the Village would need to define restaurant. Class A, B and C are now Large Restaurant, Small Restaurant and Limited Restaurant. The definition of a restaurant is somewhere that has a certain number of seating, a full-time cook and an actual commercial kitchen on premises. For a large restaurant in a multi-tenant building, the requirement would be to have 75 seats. For a small restaurant, would need to have 125 seats for a stand-alone building and 75 for a multi-tenant building. However, there is a provision that allows some of the existing businesses that only have room for 50 seats. They could still qualify for video gaming but they would have to be in business for 2 years first. The Class C license is for a restaurant that is limited to just beer and wine. Class L is a tavern license. The Village only has one business within that classification. In order to allow video gaming, the business would have to be an existing tavern for 5 years. A new license classification which was added is the hotel/motel license and the caterer license. The only other change was with pricing. Bosco noted to Attorney Drendel the request to amend the ordinance to allow video gaming for the brewery license would should be allowed since it meets the definition of a restaurant.

Motion made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Lowery to amend the ordinance to include video gaming allowable for the brewery license. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Martinez – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes. All in favor. Motion approved (6-0).

Motion made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Carroll to approve the ordinance. 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).

5. Approval of a Resolution Adopting the Village of North Aurora Strategic Plan
Motion for approval made by Trustee Lowery and seconded by Trustee Curtis. 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).

6. Approval of a Resolution Adopting the Village of North Aurora Vision Statement
Bosco noted a change: Vision statement to read, “An attentive municipal organization that connects with community, commerce and nature.” Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Gaffino. 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).

7. Approval of Fees from Drendel and Janson’s Law Group for Legal Services
Motion for approval made by Trustee Gaffino and seconded by Trustee Lowery. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Martinez – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes. Motion approved (6-0). Atty. Drendel, compared to other towns, is on the lower end for his hourly rate.

8. Approval of a Bid from Layne Christensen for Well No. 8 Drilling Project in the
Amount of $769,662.00
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Carroll. 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).

9. Approval of a Bid from Acres Group for the Public Works Lawn Mowing &
Landscape Maintenance Services in the Amount of $40,356.00
Prices of the public property mowing decreased and the price for the SSAs increased a bit. The overall total bids were still lower than what was received last year per John Laskowski, Public Works Director. Motion for approval made by Trustee Lowery and seconded by Trustee Guethle. 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).
OLD BUSINESS - None
VILLAGE PRESIDENT REPORT - None
COMMITTEE REPORTS - None
TRUSTEES’ COMMENTS -None
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT – None
ATTORNEY’S REPORT - None

FIRE DISTRICT – Absent

VILLAGE DEPARTMENT
1. Finance – None
2. Community Development –
-Mike Toth stated that in February, the Board discussed the sale of the property at Orchard Gateway. There was a bid solicitation for that property that expired today. The Village did not receive any bids for the property. Staff will be presenting a contract to the Board at the next meeting for that property.

-The Plan Commission Public hearing, scheduled for tomorrow, will be for the Fox Valley Golf Course and the D.R. Horton development. A big turnout is expected.

3. Police – Absent
4. Public Works – the new Village Community sign is now functioning.

ADJOURNMENT
Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Gaffino and seconded by Trustee Lowery. All in favor. Motion approved (6-0).

Respectfully Submitted,

Lori J. Murray
Village Clerk


Contact Village Hall

Village of North Aurora
25 East State Street
North Aurora, IL 60542

Driving Directions

Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Village Departments

Administration (630) 897-8228 ext. 224
Administration Fax (630) 897-8258
Police (630) 897-8705
Police Fax (630) 897-8700
Finance (630) 897-8228 ext. 225
Community Development (630) 897-1457 ext. 222
Code Enforcement (630) 897-1457 ext. 231
Building and Zoning (630) 897-1457 ext. 259
Public Works (630) 897-8228 ext. 260
Water (630) 897-8228 ext. 223
Fire District (630) 897-9698