Services Committee Minutes
VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA
SERVICES COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES
MARCH 18, 2019
CALL TO ORDER
Trustee Gaffino called the meeting to order.
In attendance: Trustee Mark Gaffino, Trustee Mike Lowery, Mayor Dale Berman, Public Works Director John Laskowski, Village Administrator Steve Bosco, Finance Director Bill Hannah. Not in attendance: Trustee Tao Martinez.
AUDIENCE COMMENTS - None
APROVAL OF MINUTES
1. Approval of the Services Committee Minutes dated February 18, 2019
Motion for approval made by Trustee Lowery and seconded by Mayor Berman. All in favor. Motion approved.
1. Public Works Policies Workshop
John Laskowski stated that the committee would be discussing the final public works policy. What has been reviewed up to this point included the lawn mowing and right of way maintenance, leaf pick-up program, mailbox replacement, sidewalk replacement and tree replacement. The last policy to discuss is the Complete Streets Policy. It addresses the road infrastructure and the street network. This policy is intended for the village to look at other modes of transportation besides the automobile. It is going to be required by the Kane County Council of Mayors and CMAP as a condition to get extra points for federal funding. By adopting this policy it will put the Village in a better position to receive federal funding in the future.
If the village is looking to reconstruct a road, it would look at other transportation options and see if there is an opportunity to integrate other modes of transportation into the existing road profile.
Bosco said that once the review is done by the committee today, the intention is to bring this to the Village and to adopt the group of policies by resolution.
Laskowski asked the committee if they had any questions regarding the other policies that have been discussed. Trustee Lowery asked if $100 per mailbox is enough to cover the cost. The issue was discussed in a past meeting and the Board decided to provide $100 reimbursement which is enough to replace a standard mailbox and a little more for an upgraded mailbox.
(Trustee Martinez arrived)
Trustee Martinez was in agreement with the $100 reimbursement policy for damaged mailboxes.
OLD BUSINESS - None
Village Administrator Steve Bosco said that he received the first renderings for the village hall sign. Staff had contacted Western Remac who built the community sign and asked them to dress up the current sign at village hall so that it does not look out of date. The village has a budget of $15,000 for this project and the contractor wants to keep the cost within the budget because they want to do masonry work to match the community sign.
TRUSTEE COMMENTS - None
Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Lowery and seconded by Trustee Martinez. All in favor. Motion approved.
Lori J. Murray