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Committee of the Whole Minutes

JUNE 18, 2018

Mayor Berman called the meeting to order.

In attendance: Mayor Dale Berman, Trustee Mark Gaffino, Trustee Mike Lowery, Trustee Mark Carroll, Trustee Mark Guethle, Village Clerk Lori Murray. Not in attendance: Trustees Laura Curtis and Tao Martinez.


1. Welcome Signs
When the Village welcome signs were created, the color of the lettering was blue and brown. Once the signs were installed, there were concerns that the lettering was not visible. A decision was then made to change the coloring of “Village of”, “Crossroads on the Fox” and the “Aurora” to white in order to make the wording more visible. At the December 18, 2017 Village Board meeting, there was concern that the word “Aurora” was more visible than “North”. With the desire for “North” to be emphasized. Staff hired a sign company to provide the Board with several color schemes that could be used. Trustee Guethle was in favor of Option 1 which provided all of the lettering in white. Trustees Gaffino, Lowery and Carroll were in favor of Option 3 which showed the all of the lettering in white with a thin blue border for the words “North Aurora.”

2. Small Wireless Facilities
The State of Illinois recently passed the Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act. This act went into effective June 1st, 2018. It permits small wireless facilities in the right-of-way, and on property zoned exclusively for commercial and industrial use. It will allow a 45-foot pole to be placed throughout the community and on private or public property. As of June 1st the Village has two months to create some regulations. The Illinois Municipal League has drawn an ordinance to place some rules into the Village’s code and the Village is looking to adopt the ordinance. The Village will be able to charge $1,000 for a permit for a standalone pole. The Village will adopt the state maximums. Revenue for the Village will be $200 max per pole per year.

This item will go to the Special Plan Commission meeting on July 10th and will come back to the Village Board in August.

Motion made by Trustee Lowery and seconded by Trustee Carroll to adjourn to executive session for discussion regarding collective bargaining. All in favor. Motion approved.
(return from executive session)

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Lori J. Murray
Village Clerk

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