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VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA
VILLAGE BOARD MEETING MINUTES
MARCH 18, 2019

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 Mark Carroll, Trustee Tao Martinez, Trustee Mark Guethle. Trustee Laura Curtis, Trustee Mike Lowery, 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, Village Attorney Kevin Drendel.

PUBLIC HEARING
1. Lippold Park Annexation
Mayor Berman opened the public hearing. There were no questions or audience comments. Mayor Berman then closed the public hearing.

PRESENTATIONS
1. Fox Valley Park District Presentation
Jim Pilmer, Executive Director of the Fox Valley Park District addressed the Board. Also in attendance was Chuck Anderson, Board President of the Fox Valley Park District and Jeff Palmquist, Sr. Director of Planning, Research and Grants. The Park District presented 2 new documents. The first report was the Community Impact Report for North Aurora which shows the list of park district assets located within the village boundaries. It is a tool for the value of having a healthy parks and recreation community. The FVPD encompasses a 65 square mile territory with 233,000 residents. It has achieved open space and park space at a national ratio of 1 acre of park space for every 1000 citizens. In the Village of North Aurora, the national ratio and the district ratio is far exceeded. North Aurora has a ratio of 1.4 acres per 1000 residents. The 2nd document is a first edition of a popular annual financial report. The report won the recognition of the government finance officers association along with the budget. Both documents will be available at Village Hall for residents.

2. West Aurora School District 129 – Goodwin School
Bob Halverson, Principal of Goodwin Elementary School presented information on the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Goodwin Elementary School. On Friday, April 5th there will be a celebration to celebrate 50 Years of Academic Excellence. Halverson invited the Board to the event which will be held from 5-8 pm. 5 B’s barbeque will be selling dinners for purchase. . There will be tours of the school given by the student council. Historical photographs and memorabilia will be displayed. The Goodwin Choir will perform and Ali Morgan, former Goodwin student and budding star in Nashville will also be performing.

Halverson noted that the 50th Anniversary Committee is working to look at fund raising efforts to improve the Goodwin community and therefore looking at restoring the south playground. The goal is to beautify it and making it more sensory appropriate for the spirit program which services students in the autism spectrum and making it more ADA compliant.

Beth Drendel approached the Board and stated that she had 6 children attend Goodwin Elementary School and her husband also attended the first year it was built. Her father-in-law was instrumental in getting the school built. Drendel said that the playground is the only one in that area and wants to make it accessible to the special needs children at school and within the village. Drendel added that currently there is no playground in the village that is accessible to special needs children and ADA compliant.

The restoration date is set for late summer/early fall.

AUDIENCE COMMENTS – None

TRUSTEE COMMMNETS
Trustee Guethle thanked Village Administrator Steve Bosco for getting the potholes fixed at Clocktower Plaza.

CONSENT AGENDA
1. Village Board Minutes dated 3/4/2019; C.O.W. Minutes dated 3/4/2019
2. Travel and Expenses for Business Purposes in the Amount of $125.00
3. An Ordinance Authorizing the Sale or Disposition of Surplus Personal Property
4. Annual Renewal Agreement with Clarke Mosquito Spraying for 2019b in the Amount of $57,406.00
5. Approval of a Proposal for Building Inspection Services for Lincoln Valley Subdivision, submitted by B&F Construction Code Services, Inc.
6. Termination of an Intergovernmental Agreement with Kane County for G.I.S. Geodatabase Hosting and Related Services.
7. Bills List dated 3/18/2019 in the Amount of $317,728.18

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, Trustee Martinez – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

NEW BUSINESS
1. Approval of an Ordinance Annexing Certain Land to the Village of North Aurora
owned by the Fox Valley Park District lying north of the Red Oak Nature Center, west of Route 25 and east of the Fox River (Lippold Park)
Motion for approval made by Trustee Gaffino and seconded by Trustee Curtis. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Martinez – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

2. Approval of an Ordinance Approving the 2nd Budget Amendment for Fiscal Year
2018-19
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Curtis. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Martinez – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

3. Approval of a Bid in the Amount of $42,143.00 from Sebert Landscaping for the
2019 Mowing and Landscape Maintenance Project
Motion for approval made by Trustee Curtis and seconded by Trustee Lowery. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Martinez – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes. Motion approved (6 – 0).

4. Approval of a Bid in the Amount of $298,212.90 from National Power Rodding for
the 2019 Sanitary Sewer Televising Project
Motion for approval made by Trustee Carroll and seconded by Trustee Guethle. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Martinez – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery - yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

5. Approval of the Purchase of 2500-3000 Tons of Salt from the Illinois Joint
Purchasing Program
Public Works Director John Laskowski informed the Board that the village is in the first year of the 2 year cycle. Last year the village ordered 2,275 tons of salt and has the option to purchase 20% more. This year, the village was a little low on salt due to the bad winter. Staff is looking to purchase 2500 – 3000 for next year. Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Carroll. Carroll asked if the village could go out for bid even though the village is in this contract. Laskowski said that the village could do that if that is the route it wants to go. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Martinez – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

6. Approval of an Ordinance Approving an Amendment and Extension to the
Economic Incentive Agreement for the North Aurora Towne Centre Development
Community & Economic Development Director Mike Toth noted that prevailing wage had been included in the agreement for final approval. Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Gaffino. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Martinez – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Curtis – no, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes. Motion approved (5-1).

OLD BUSINESS - None
VILLAGE PRESIDENT – None
COMMITTEE REPORTS - None
TRUSTEES COMMENTS - None
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT – Village Administrator Steve Bosco thanked the school district and park district for each of their presentations.
ATTORNEY’S REPORT – None

VILLAGE DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. Finance – None
2. Community Development – CVS will be closing as of April 1st. Moka Coffee Shop is having their soft opening on March 22nd. There is a new business in town, Yum Yum Candy Shop next to Tecalitan Restaurant on Butterfield Road.
3. Police – None
4. Public Works - None

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Lori J. Murray
Village Clerk


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