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Village Board Minutes

VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA
VILLAGE BOARD MEETING MINUTES
APRIL 15, 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 Mike Lowery, Trustee Laura Curtis, Trustee Mark Carroll, Trustee Tao Martinez, Trustee Mark Guethle and Village Clerk Lori Murray.

Staff in attendance: Village Attorney Kevin Drendel, Village Administrator Steve Bosco, Finance Director Bill Hannah, Community & Economic Development Director Mike Toth, IT Manager Dave Arndt, Public Works Director John Laskowski, Police Chief David Fisher, Deputy Chief Scott Buziecki.

PUBLIC HEARING
1. FY 2019-20 Draft Budget
Mayor Berman opened the public hearing. There were no questions or comments. Mayor Berman then closed the public hearing.

PRESENTATION
1. Cort Carlson – Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Cort Carlson addressed the Board with the AACVB’s 2018 marketing plan for the village and discussed what is being done for 2019. For the first year, the AACVB focused to establish North Aurora as a destination within a destination and highlight the unique attributes of North Aurora. The AACVB created the gonorthaurora.com site and created a landing page that sits on the enjoyaurora.com website. It highlights attractions, dining, shopping and events available in North Aurora.

Budget for 2018 Campaign: $14,000 (NA promo video, NA Days Video, West Suburban Living Dining Guide, Holiday Guide, Social Media marketing and digital campaigns, brochures).

Over 4500 consumers went to the gonorthaurora.com site this year.

Carlson said that the North Aurora Media Library was one of the goals this year. To build the library, video and photography vendors were at NA Days putting together NA promotional videos. Also included in the medical library were the Fox Fiver Kayaking Video and the Illinois Made Video. Carlson noted that in 2018, Hardware Restaurant was inducted into the Illinois Made program and a video was created for Hardware that was updated to their website.

For 2019, the plan is to work on the digital side of the campaign to drive more traffic to the gonorthaurora.com website. The budget includes $6000 in print ad spends, including Neighborhood Tourist which goes to 90,000 households and the Naperville Magazine.

PROCLAMATIONS
1. Arbor Day – Mayor Berman declared April 26, 2019 as Arbor Day in the Village of North Aurora.

2. Volunteer Appreciation Month – Mayor Berman declared that April be recognized as Volunteer Appreciation Month in the Village of North Aurora.

Chief Fisher stated his appreciation for all volunteers in the village, especially the C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Response Team) volunteers. Fisher noted that in 2018, there were 2,067 volunteer hours. In 2017, there were 1,131 volunteer hours. Each year the volunteer hours increase. Fisher said that if we had to put a dollar amount to these hours, it would be just over $51,000.

Deputy Chief Buziecki recognized the CERT individuals at this time. Mayor Berman thanked everyone for their efforts.

At this time, Mayor Berman appointed 2 volunteers, Holly O’Brien and Carolyn Salazar to the North Aurora Days Committee.

AUDIENCE COMMENTS - None
TRUSTEE COMMENTS - None

CONSENT AGENDA
1. Village Board Minutes dated 4/1/19; COW Minutes dated 4/1/19
2. Travel and Expenses for Business Purposes in the Amount of $185.00
3. Resolution Accepting Public Improvements for the Property Located at 310 S. Lincolnway
4. Bills List dated 4/15/19 in the Amount of $150,000.03

Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Curtis. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Martinez – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

NEW BUSINESS
1. Approval of an Intergovernmental Agreement with Fox Valley Park District for the
July 3, 2019 Fireworks Display
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).

2. Approval of a Special Events Permit for July 3, 2019 Fireworks (Independence Day)
Motion for approval made by Trustee Lowery and seconded by Trustee Curtis. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis –yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Martinez – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

3. Approval of a Resolution Designating the July 3, 2019 Independence Day Fireworks
Celebration as a Village Sponsored Event and Allowing the Consumption of Liquor in North Aurora Riverfront Park
Motion for approval made by Trustee Curtis and seconded by Trustee Carroll. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Martinez – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

4. Approval of a Resolution for the Expenditure of MFT funds for Maintenance
Operations
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).

5. Approval of a Bid in the Amount of $1,869,424.25 from Geneva Construction for the
2019 Street Improvements Program
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).

6. Approval of a Resolution Renewing an Intergovernmental Agreement between the
Village of North Aurora and Kane County Animal Control for Animal Control Services
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 Carroll – yes, Trustee Martinez – yes, Trustee Guethle –yes. Motion approved (6-0).

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

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
Village Administrator Steve Bosco thanked John Laskowski regarding the public works sewer project by Tanner Trails.

ATTORNEY’S REPORT - None

VILLAGE DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. Finance – The GFOA (Government Finance Officers Association) awarded the Village the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. It is the 18th consecutive year for receiving this award. The Village also received the Popular Annual Financial Reporting award.
2. Community Development - None
3. Police - None
4. Public Works – None

EXECUTIVE SESSION - None

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Lori J. Murray
Village Clerk

 


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