Village Board Minutes
VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA
VILLAGE BOARD MEETING
FEBRUARY 4, 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 Mark Carroll, Trustee Tao Martinez, Trustee Mark Guethle and 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 Laskowski, Police Chief David Fisher and Village Attorney Kevin Drendel.
Lisa Shields, 12 N. Grace Street, North Aurora – Ms. Shields, a resident of North Aurora for over two years, was employed in Montgomery but is currently unemployed since the plant she was working at closed. Shields said that she has been looking for employment but has run into issues since a lot of employers want a candidate who is bilingual. Shields stated that she noticed the Village offers free classes for Spanish speaking individuals who want to learn English, but not for English speaking residents to learn Spanish. Shields said she would like to find a free class to learn Spanish in order to be a better candidate for a job.
Mayor Berman said that Shields brings up a good point and that this topic has never come up until now. Berman suggested Shields check with the Library Board and to attend one of their meetings to note her concern. Trustee Carroll said that maybe there have not been enough people saying that there is a need for free Spanish classes. Trustee Guethle suggested checking with the high school. Trustee Curtis suggested Wabaunsee Community College. Shields said she checked into that but it is not free. Attorney Drendel mentioned that there are free Spanish classes in Naperville. Steve Bosco asked Shields to give him a call and he would get her in touch with some programs.
Trustee Guethle had several comments:
1) Guethle noted the need for better communication with informing residents of important
village announcements. Guethle referenced the recycle bin pick up being pushed back due to the weather. Guethle said that not all residents have access to the internet and those residents did not get the message and therefore a lot of recycle bins were left at the curb on garbage day. Guethle suggested using reverse 911 calls so that all residents would be notified.
2) What is the status of Grant Street and Route 25?
3) Does the Village have a drop off program for expired medication?
Public Works Director John Laskowski said that in regard to Grant Street/Route 25, he would have more information later in the week. Staff will be following up with BNSF.
Village Administrator Steve Bosco said that per the Village staff meeting today, Staff will look at programs for drug drop off and also see what a company would charge for a monthly pick up. In regard to the robo calls, the Village does have a system in place and will look at other options to have a service that can call without the 911 database usage. To make this most effective, the residents need to sign up for the Nixle program.
Until the Village has a drug drop off program in placed, the Naperville Public Works Department has a free drop off program every weekend throughout the year. Chief Fisher said that the Police Department is looking into an outside company for pickup to see if that might be an option for the Village.
1. Village Board Minutes dated 1/21/2019; C.O.W. Minutes dated 1/21/2019
2. Pay Request No. 6 for the Well 8 Drilling in the Amount of $34,490.25 to Layne Christensen Company
3. Pay Request No. 2 for Well 9 Drilling in the Amount of $281,234.14 to Water Well Solutions, Illinois Division, LLC
4. HVAC Building Actuation Software Combination Proposal from Interactive Building
Solutions, LLC in an Amount not to Exceed $13,350
5. Bills List dated 2/4/2019 in the Amount of $438,779.81
Motion for approval made by Trustee Curtis and seconded by Trustee Lowery. 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).
1. Approval of a Resolution Approving Route 31 T.I.F. Funding in the Amount of
$39,997.00 for Soil Testing and Removal for the Property located at 24 S. Lincolnway in North Aurora
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 Martinez – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes. Motion approved (6-0).
2. Approval of an Ordinance Amending Ordinance 15-09-21-02 approving the Site
Plan for the property located on Lot 3 of the Gateway Industrial North Aurora Resubdivision in the Village of North Aurora
Black ornamental fencing will be placed on the northwest corner and all along the northeast part of the building along Randall Road. 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).
OLD BUSINESS – None
VILLAGE PRESIDENT REPORT - None
COMMITTEE REPORTS – None
TRUSTEES’ COMMENTS – None
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT – None
ATTORNEY’S REPORT - None
VILLAGE DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. Finance – None
2. Community Development – None
3. Police – None
4. Public Works - None
EXECUTIVE SESSION – None
Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Lowery. All in favor. Motion approved.
Lori J. Murray