Village of North Aurora | Crossroads on the Fox

Village Board Minutes

VILLGE OF NORTH AURORA
VILLAGE BOARD MEETING MINUTES
APRIL 16, 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, Village Clerk Lori Murray. Not in attendance: Trustee Mark Guethle, Trustee Mark Carroll, Trustee Tao Martinez.

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, Deputy Police Chief Scott Buziecki, Village Attorney Kevin Drendel.

PROCLAMATION
1. Volunteer Appreciation Month
Mayor Berman proclaimed the month of April 2018 be recognized as National Volunteer Appreciation Month in the Village of North Aurora.

Police Chief David Fisher thanked the C.E.R.T. volunteers present at the meeting for their time and energy toward functions for the police department and the Village. Last year, 1,131 hours of time were put in by our volunteers. Chief Fisher thanked Deputy Chief Scott Buziecki who heads up the CERT Team.

Deputy Chief Buziecki and Sergeant Joseph Gorski recognized the C.E.R.T. volunteers at this time:

Volunteers: David Lunardini, Jennifer Huber, Steve Lopez, Cheryl Mitchell, Paul Rodenback.

Volunteers given the Bronze Service Award (volunteered more than 40 hours): Sherry Linker, Jim Perlstein, Julia Louise.

Volunteers given the Gold Service Award (volunteered more than 100 hours): Harley Linker, Beth Drendel, Jeff Wong.

AUDIENCE COMMENTS - None
TRUSTEE COMMENTS - None

CONSENT AGENDA
1. Village Board Minutes dated 4/2/18; Committee of the Whole Minutes dated 4/2/18
2. Ordinance Authorizing the Sale or Disposition of Surplus Personal Property
3. Bills List dated 4/16/18 in the Amount of $329,950.82

Motion for approval made by Trustee Gaffino and seconded by Trustee Curtis. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Mayor Berman – yes. Motion approved (4-0).

NEW BUSINESS
1. Approval of a Letter of Agreement with West Aurora School District #129
regarding a School Resource Officer at Jewel Middle School
Chief Fisher said that a uniformed police officer would be assigned as the school resource officer for 16 hours a week, 2 days a week. SD129 will pay half of the officer’s salary for the hours while at school. The resource officer would handle any crimes that occur in school, work with school personnel on any matters deemed necessary, meet and counsel kids and work on juvenile cases that are already pending. Currently, Jewel Middle School is the only middle school in the district without a police officer assigned to it. Staff recommends this be effective immediately. Motion for approval made by Trustee Lowery and seconded by Trustee Gaffino. Trustee Curtis asked if any of the other schools have a resource officer. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Mayor Berman – yes. Motion approved (4-0).

2. Approval of an Ordinance Approving a Map Amendment for Property located at
the Northwest Intersection of Randall Road and Interstate 88
Motion for approval made by Trustee Curtis and seconded by Trustee Lowery. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Mayor Berman – yes. Motion approved (4-0).

3. Approval of a Professional Services Agreement for Code Enforcement Lawn
Mowing from Cornerstone Partners LLC
Motion for approval made by Trustee Lowery and seconded by Trustee Gaffino. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Mayor Berman – yes. Motion approved (4-0).

4. Approval of a quote from Hard Rock Concrete Cutters for Sidewalk Leveling in the
Amount of $11,918.50
Motion for approval made by Trustee Curtis and seconded by Trustee Lowery. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Mayor Berman – yes. Motion approved (4-0).

5. Approval of an Ordinance Amending Article 16, Chapter 16.12, Section 16.12.100
Regarding Storm Sewers and Sump Pump Discharge
Motion for approval made by Trustee Curtis and seconded by Trustee Lowery. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Mayor Berman – yes. Motion approved (4-0).

6. Approval of a bid from Denler, Inc. in the Amount of $74,250.00 for the 2018 Crack
Sealing Project
Motion for approval made by Trustee Lowery and seconded by Trustee Curtis. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Mayor Berman – yes. Motion approved (4-0).

7. Approval of an Ordinance Amending Chapters 13.04 and 13.16 of the Village of
North Aurora Municipal Code Regarding Water and Sanitary Sewer Usage Fees
Motion for approval made by trustee Curtis and seconded by Trustee Gaffino. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Mayor Berman – yes. Motion approved (4-0).

8. Approval of a Proposal and Agreement from Bluegrass Rides for North Aurora
Days in the Amount of $15,950.00
Motion for approval made by Trustee Gaffino and seconded by Trustee Lowery. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Mayor Berman – yes. Motion approved (4-0).

9. Approval for an Intergovernmental Agreement with Fox Valley Park District for
the July 3, 2018 Fireworks Display
Motion for approval made by Trustee Lowery and seconded by Trustee Gaffino. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Mayor Berman – yes. Motion approved (4-0).

10. Approval of an Agreement for the July 3, 2018 Fireworks Display with Melrose
Pyrotechnics in the Amount of $25,000.00
Motion for approval made by Trustee Gaffino and seconded by Trustee Lowery. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Mayor Berman – yes. Motion approved (4-0).

11. Approval of a License Agreement with Randall Oaks LLC for the North Aurora
Days Fireworks Display
Motion for approval made by Trustee Curtis and seconded by Trustee Lowery. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Mayor Berman – yes. Motion approved (4-0).

12. Approval of an Agreement for the North Aurora Days Fireworks with Central
States Fireworks in the Amount of $10,800.00
Motion for approval made by Trustee Gaffino and seconded by Trustee Lowery. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Mayor Berman – yes. Motion approved (4-0).

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 – None
3. Police – None
4. Public works – None

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

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