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Village Board Minutes

VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA
VILLAGE BOARD MEETING MINUTES
MAY 21, 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 Tao Martinez, Trustee Mark Guethle, 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 Laskowksi, Police Chief Dave Fisher, Atty. Edward J. Boula, III of Drendel and Jansons.

AUDIENCE COMMENTS – None

TRUSTEE COMMENTS
Trustee Lowery suggested directional signs at the intersection of State and Route 25 in North Aurora to aid drivers before they arrive at the intersection. Mayor Berman said that the intersection is IDOT regulated.

PRESENTATION
Presentation of an Award to the Village by the Government Finance Officers Association for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting for the 2017 Fiscal Year.

The GFOA presented the Village of North Aurora with the award. Less than ½% of the governments receive this award. This a first for the Village. Mayor Berman thanked Bill Hannah and his staff for their continued efforts.

CONSENT AGENDA
1. Village Board Minutes dated 5/7/18
2. Travel and Expenses for Business Purposes for Dale Berman in the Amount of $70.00
3. Resolution Initiating Prosecution of Misdemeanor DUI Offenses in the Village of North Aurora
4. Resolution of the Board of Library Trustees of the Village of North Aurora, Adopting Budget and Appropriations for the Library’s Fiscal Year Beginning June 1, 2018 and Ending May 31, 2019
5. Bills List dated 5/21/18 in the Amount of $202,048.20

Motion for approval made by Trustee Gaffino and seconded by Trustee Guethle. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Carroll, Trustee Martinez – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

NEW BUSINESS
1. Approval of an Ordinance Adopting the Village of North Aurora Budget for FY
2018-19
Motion for approval made by Trustee Curtis and seconded by Trustee Guethle. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Martinez – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

2. Approval of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 3.49 of Title 3 of the North Aurora
Municipal Code Regarding the Simplified Telecommunications Tax
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Lowery. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Martinez – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

3. Approval of a Resolution approving Route 31 TIF Façade grant funding for the
property located at 201 Smoketree Lane, North Aurora
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 Martinez – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

4. Approval of a Special Events Permit for North Aurora Days
Motion for approval made by Trustee Gaffino and seconded by Trustee Carroll. 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).

5. Approval of a Carnival License Application from Bluegrass Rides for North Aurora
Days pending final signatures and Certificate of Insurance
Motion for approval made by Trustee Lowery and seconded by Trustee Guethle. 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 Special Events Permit for North Aurora River District Alliance
(NOARDA) Summer Concerts in the Park
Motion for approval made by Trustee Curtis and seconded by Trustee Martinez. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Martinez – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes. Motion approved (6-0)

7. Approval of a Resolution Designating the North Aurora River District Alliance’s
Rhythm on the Riverfront Summer Concert Series a Village Sponsored Event and allowing the consumption of Liquor in the North Aurora Riverfront Park
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).

8. Approval of a Special Events Permit for July 3, 2018 Fireworks (independence Day)
Motion for approval made by Trustee Lowery and seconded by Trustee Curtis. 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).

9. Approval of a Resolution Designating the July 3, 2018 Independence Day Fireworks
Celebration as a Village Sponsored Event and Allowing the Consumption of Liquor in the North Aurora Riverfront Park
Motion for approval made by Trustee Curtis and seconded by Trustee Carroll. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Curtis - yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Martinez – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

10. Approval of the 4th Amendment to Spring Lease Agreement for Princeton Water
Tower
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 Martinez – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

11. Approval of a Bid from Builders Paving LLC in the Amount of $2,508,000 for the
2018 Street and Infrastructure Improvements Program
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).

12. Approval of Resolution Initiating Local Adjudication of Ordinance Violations in the
Village of North Aurora
Motion for approval made by Trustee Carroll and seconded by Trustee Lowery. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Martinez – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, trustee Gaffino – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

13. Approval of an Ordinance Amending chapter 9.20 of Title 9 of the North Aurora
Municipal Code regarding Retail Theft
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Gaffino. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Martinez – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

14. Approval of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 10.20 of Title 10 of the North Aurora
Municipal Code regarding Parking
Motion for approval made by Trustee Carroll and seconded by Trustee Curtis. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Martinez – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

15. An Ordinance Amending Chapter 2.70 of Title 2 of the North Aurora Municipal
Code Administrative Adjudication of General Municipal Code Violations
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).

16. Approval of a DACRA Software Service Municipal Agreement between the Village
of North Aurora and IT Stability Systems LLC
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Carroll. 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).

17. Approval of an Agreement for Services between the Village of North Aurora and
the Law Office of Victor Puscas, Jr.
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Martinez. 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).

OLD BUSSINESS - None
VILLAGE PRESIDENT REPORT - None
COMMITTEE REPORTS - None
TRUSTEES’ COMMENTS – None

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
Steve Bosco stated that one of the pumps at Village Hall stopped working for a while. With the heavy rainfall, this caused a couple of inches of flooding in the Village Hall basement.

Trustee Carroll asked if the issue of flooding was ever resolved with the houses that back up to Marmion. Bosco said that there is a structure on Marmion that takes in water. With the heavy rains, the water comes over the structure and causes a river between two homes. The Village is currently looking into this issue.

ATTORNEY’S REPORT - None

FIRE DISTRICT REPORT - Absent

VILLAGE DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. Finance – None
2. Community Development – None
3. Police – Chief Fisher noted that “Cops on Top”, the annual Special Olympics fundraiser, was held last week. Officers were at both Dunkin Donuts locations, on Orchard Road and on Route 31. In 5 hours, the North Aurora Police Department raised over $4400. This is the largest amount of donations the department has raised for this event compared to past years.
4. Public Works – None

EXECUTIVE SESSION
Motion made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Lowery to adjourn to executive session to review the release of executive session minutes. All in favor. Motion approved.

(return from executive session)

ADJOURNMENT
Motion to adjourn regular session made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Lowery. All in favor. Motion approved.

Respectfully Submitted,

Lori J. Murray
Village Clerk

 

 


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