Village Board Minutes
VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA
VILLAGE BOARD MEETING MINUTES
MAY 20, 2019
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Berman called the meeting to order.
SILENT PRAYER – MEDITATION – PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
In attendance: Mayor Dale Berman, Trustee Mark Gaffino, Trustee Mike Lowery, Trustee Laura Curtis, Trustee Tao Martinez, Village Clerk Lori Murray. Not in attendance: Trustee Mark Guethle and Trustee Mark Carroll.
Staff in attendance: Village Administrator Steve Bosco, Community & Economic Development Director Mike Toth, Police Chief Dave Fisher, Public Works Director John Laskowski, IT Manager David Arndt, Village Attorney Kevin Drendel.
1. Sugar Grove Boundary Agreement
Mayor Berman opened the public hearing. No one was present to speak. Mayor Berman then closed the public hearing.
AUDIENCE COMMENTS - None
TRUSTEE COMMENTS - None
1. Village Board Minutes dated 5/6/2019
2. Travel and Expenses for Business Purposes in the Amount of $95.81
3. 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, 2019 and Ending May 31, 2020
4. Bills List dated 5/20/2019 in the Amount of $318,543.83
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 Martinez – yes. Motion Approved (4-0).
1. Approval of an Ordinance Authorizing the Execution of an Amendment to the
Jurisdictional Boundary Line Agreement with the Village of Sugar Grove
Community & Economic Development Director Mike Toth noted that the Village of North Aurora is looking to renew the existing boundary line. The latest one was approved in 2015 with a 20-year term. The village will align this boundary line agreement with Batavia and Aurora, provide clarity to the actual agreement and establish a new 20-year term to expire 2039. The village is looking to establish a jurisdiction line from I-88 to Main Street in Batavia. Anything to the west of the boundary line agreement would go to Sugar Grove and anything to the east would go to North Aurora. This extends the boundary line to Main Street and allows a longer line of delineation.
Trustee Curtis asked what school district would be in the area that goes up to Main Street to the east. Bosco said that he believed that area would be in the Kaneland school district.
Toth noted that this item was brought to the Committee of the Whole meeting on April 1st.
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 Martinez – yes. Motion approved (4-0).
2. Approval of a Resolution for a Communications System Contract for three years
Staff requested approval of a 3-year contract with MetroNet. MetroNet’s pricing was the lowest and the agreement included new phones at no cost. The Village originally budgeted money for phones which would have cost $50,000 - $100,000.
Bosco noted that the current price for what the village pays for these services is only about $110 less a month than what is being offered in the MetroNet package. The village will be going from a speed of 1.5 mbps to 100 mbps.
The Village currently has three contracts for its communication system. One is for phone, another for data and a customer service agreement to manage the phone system. The village still has a phone contract at $260/mo. MetroNet said that for 4 months they will build the system and will pay the penalty for the village to get out of the contract with the current provider which is about $2,000.
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 Martinez – yes. Motion approved (4-0).
OLD BUSINESS - None
Mayor Berman noted that May 21st is Crossing Guard Appreciation Day.
COMMITTEE REPORTS - None
TRUSTEES’ COMMENTS - None
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT - None
ATTORNEY’S REPORT - None
VILLAGE DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. Finance – None
2. Community development – Mike Toth confirmed to Trustee Curtis that the majority of the area northwest of the village’s current boundary line with Batavia does appear to be in the Kaneland School District.
3. Police – None
4. Public Works – None
EXECUTIVE SESSION - None
Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Curtis and seconded by Trustee Lowery. All in favor. Motion approved.
Lori J. Murray