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VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA
VILLAGE BOARD MEETING MINUTES
JULY 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, Trustee Mark Carroll, Trustee Mark Guethle, Village Clerk Lori Murray. Not in attendance: 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 Dave Fisher, Atty. Edward J. Boula III.

AUDIENCE COMMENTS – None
TRUSTEE COMMENTS - None

CONSENT AGENDA
1. Village Board Minutes dated 7/2/18 and Committee of the Whole Minutes dated 7/2/18
2. Bills List dated 7/16/18 FY18 in the Amount of $13,701.73
3. Bills List dated 7/16/18 FY19 in the Amount of $108,906.17

Motion for approval made by Trustee Gaffino and seconded by Trustee Curtis. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

NEW BUSINESS
1. Approval of an Ordinance Amending Title 12, Chapter 12.20 by adding Provisions
for the Regulation of Small Wireless Facilities
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Carroll. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

2. Approval of an Ordinance Approving a Map Amendment for the Property Located
at 110 Oak Street in the Village of North Aurora
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 Guethle – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

3. Approval of a Contract with Teska Associates, Inc. in the Amount of $17,720.00 for
the Design of Improvements to North Aurora Riverfront Park
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Curtis. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

4. Approval of a Residential Electric Aggregation Agreement
Finance Director Bill Hannah informed the Board that the current residential electric aggregation agreement will expire in September of this year. The current ComEd price-to-compare rate is 7.75 cents per kwh. NIMEC has stated that supplier quotes on pricing are trending higher than the ComEd rate. The closest is Dynegy at 7.72 cents per kwh for the next 12 months. The ComEd price-to-compare includes the purchased electricity adjustment which fluctuates the price by a half cent more or less on a monthly basis. The best quote was from Dynegy for a one year period. The other option is to let the current aggregation program expire which would revert the entire aggregation back to ComEd for default energy supply. Residents are still allowed to opt out and get their own electric supply. Lowery suggested possibly looking at a 2 year agreement for a decreased rate. Steve Bosco noted that there is a PEA Charge with the ComEd rate. If the Board keeps the aggregation program, it would give the residents 12 months of a set price. With ComEd, it would be 7.9 cents for the next 8 months and then a fluctuation increase or decrease by a half cent. Trustee Carroll asked if there is any cost to the Village to have the aggregation in place. Hannah said no.

Motion made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Curtis to approve a one-year agreement with Dynegy. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Carroll – no, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes. Motion approved (4-1).

5. Approval of an Agreement with Mooseheart for Emergency Water Interconnection
Mayor Berman said that the location of the water connection would be located north of Mooseheart and west of Hilltop. This item was discussed at the July 2nd Village Board meeting. 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 Guethle – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

6. Approval of a Proposal from Rubino Engineering for Construction Materials
Testing in the Amount of $10,156.00
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Carroll. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

7. Approval of the Purchase of one Dump truck and Plow in an Amount not to exceed
$200,000.00 from Freightliner through the Illinois Joint Purchasing Program
Public Works Director John Laskowski said the existing truck the Village will be replacing is truck #188, an International dump truck. It is an all-purpose hauling truck, but does not have a plow on it and is currently at 215,000 miles. It was purchased in 2008 with 190,000 miles on it. The fuel injection system started acting up last year. The salvage value on the vehicle is about $10,000. There is probably about $8,000 worth of work that needs to be done on the vehicle including the replacement of a radiator. Staff asked for the approval to purchase a new Freightliner vehicle and that it would be outfitted with plowing equipment. Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Carroll.

Trustee Gaffino asked if the trend for purchasing trucks would be Freightliners. Laskowski said yes. Gaffino asked if the parts would be compatible with Internationals. Laskowski said that the assembly of the plow is the same, therefore, Monroe would fit the plows on all trucks.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

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

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT – Fireworks on July 3rd down by the river went very well.

ATTORNEY’S REPORT – None

FIRE DISTRICT – Absent

VILLAGE DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. Finance - None
2. Community Development – Mike Toth informed the Board that there is a lot of activity at the Randall Highlands: North Aurora Smiles is breaking ground at Randall & Ritter. OTB at Turf Room is wrapping up on construction. My Place hotel looking to open in the next couple of weeks. Permits were issued for 4 of the 7 townhomes. Permit also received for MOKA Coffee.
3. Police - None
4. Public Works - None

EXECUTIVE SESSION
1. Collective Bargaining – Motion made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Lowery to adjourn to executive session for the purpose of discussing collective bargaining. All in favor. Motion approved.

(return from executive session)

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Lori J. Murray
Village Clerk


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