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Committee of the Whole Minutes

JUNE 17, 2019

Mayor Berman called the meeting to order.

In attendance: Mayor Dale Berman, Trustee Mark Gaffino, Trustee Laura Curtis, Trustee Mike Lowery, Trustee Mark Carroll, Trustee Tao Martinez, Trustee Mark Guethle, 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.


1. R-3 Text Amendments
Community & Economic Development Director Mike Toth stated that the Zoning Ordinance prohibits townhomes in the R-3 district. The only district they are permitted in at this time is the R-4 district. A multitude of townhomes located in North Aurora are located in the R-3 District. This amendment will make sure that the underlying townhome use is accommodated for in the zoning ordinance in the proper zoning district. Toth noted that this item went before the Plan Commission at a public hearing on June 4th and was unanimously recommended for approval.

2. 313 and 315 South Lincolnway TIF Façade Grants
The homes at 313 and 315 S. Lincolnway are located in the B-2 district which is the general business district and are considered a nonconforming use. The village has had code enforcement issues with the exterior of the homes and has been going through the adjudication process. The homeowners have said that they are no longer interested in rehabilitation of the homes and are interested in the village assisting with demolition of the homes using the TIF façade program. They have requested TIF assistance in the amount of $9600 to cover the total demolition cost of $19,200. Trustee Curtis questioned if the highest and best use of the properties is B2. Curtis added that they are very small parcels and if they were to demolish both homes, wouldn’t see it as an attractive parcel unless the parcels were combined two. Toth said the owner would assemble the properties into one and would look at a possible multi-family use which would go along with the comprehensive plan. The Board was in favor of moving forward.

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Lori J. Murray
Village Clerk

Village of North Aurora

25 East State Street
North Aurora, IL 60542

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