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VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA
VILLAGE BOARD MEETING MINUTES
SEPTEMBER 16, 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 Tao Martinez, Trustee Mark Guethle, Village Clerk Lori Murray. Not in attendance: Trustee Mark Carroll.

Staff in attendance: Village Administrator Steve Bosco, Finance Director Bill Hannah, Community & Economic Development Director Mike Toth, Public Works Director John Laskowski, Police Chief Dave Fisher, Village Attorney Kevin Drendel,

AUDIENCE COMMENTS - None
TRUSTEE COMMENTS - None

PROCLAMATION – “It’s Our Fox River Day”
Mayor Berman proclaimed the 3rd Saturday of September 2019 Fox River Day in the Village of North Aurora.

CONSENT AGENDA
1. Village Board Minutes dated 08/19/2019; Committee of the Whole Minutes dated 08/19/2019
2. Interim Bills List dated 08/28/2019 in the Amount of $127,004.91
3. Interim Bills List Dated 08/30/2019 in the Amount of $1,200.00
4. Bills List Dated 09/16/2019 in the Amount of $1,254,749.68
5. Approval of Pay Request No. 3 Final for Well No. 9 Contract A Well Drilling to Water Well Solutions in the Amount of $194,831.74
6. Approval of Change Order No. 1 to Water Well Solutions for Well No. 9 Drilling Project for Net Decrease of $53,353.62 in Contract Price and Net Increase in Contract Time of 381 Calendar Days
7. Approval of Pay Request No. 3 Partial for 2019 Sanitary Sewer Televising to National Power Rodding Corp. in the Amount of $109,939.12
8. Approval of Pay Request No. 7 Final for Well No. 8 Contract No. 1 Well Drilling to Layne Christensen Company in the Amount of $81,240.60
9. Approval of Change Order No. 1 for Net Decrease of $11,166.00 in Contract Price and Net Increase in Contract Time of 345 Calendar Days to Layne Christensen for Well No. 8 Contract No. 1 Well Drilling
10. Approval of Well No. 8 and Well No. 9 Transmission Main Partial Pay Request No. 3 to Patnick Construction Inc. in the Amount of $27,963.90
11. Approval of Pay Request No. 2 Partial for 2019 Street Improvements to Geneva Construction Company in the Amount of $469,228.34
12. Approval of Pay Request No. 4 Partial for 2018 Street And Infrastructure Improvements to Builder’s Paving LLC in the Amount of $181.466.19
13. Approval of Resolution for Amendment No. 4 to an Intergovernmental Agreement Between the Village of North Aurora and the County of Kane for Access to Randall Road

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, Trustee Guethle – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

NEW BUSINESS
1. Approval of an Ordinance amending Title 6 of the North Aurora Code Regarding
Animals
The Village Board discussed this at the last Village Board meeting on August 19th. The Board was comfortable with the allotment of four animals with no specie regulations in regards to the number of one specific specie. There was a lot of discussion at the last meeting in regard to emotional support animals. Most revolved around the hesitancy of allowing farm animals as emotional support animals. The draft ordinance has been updated. Changes include removal of the language in terms of the weight limitation of animals non-native to the American continent. Limiting service of emotional support animals’ exemption to ducks, swine and miniature horses. Specific conditions were made for the living condition for ducks, swine and miniature horses. Added language regarding the “at large” provisions as well as the grandfathered clause. Toth noted that if a grandfathered animal passes, if that number exceeded four animals, the owner could not replace that grandfathered animal. 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 Martinez – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

2. Approval of an Ordinance Amending Title 3 of the North Aurora Code by Adding
Chapter 3.18 Imposing a Municipal Cannabis Retailers’ Occupation Tax
Finance Director Bill Hannah stated that the new state law provides recreational cannabis be subject to normal state taxes plus a number of other state taxes. A municipality has the option of implementing a local sales tax up to 3% in quarter percent increments. This new taxing option is currently not scheduled to be allowed until September 1, 2020, but there has been mention that there is future consideration for legislation which would allow for this to be in effect on January 1, 2020. Since there is a 90 day tax rate change that can be made, the Village would need to consider this tax ordinance in September in order to file by September 30th. Motion for approval made by Trustee Gaffino and seconded by Trustee Guethle. Trustee Curtis asked if this would also apply to the sale of medical marijuana. Hannah said this ordinance would only apply to recreational cannabis. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee – Lowery - yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Martinez – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

3. Approval to Award Village Wide Network Hardware Replacement Bid to CCC
Technologies in the Amount of $24,455.70
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 Martinez – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

4. Approval to Award a Bid for Relocation of Sullivan Road Water Main to LUC
Group in the Amount of $64,150.00
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 Martinez – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

5. Approval to Reject all Bids for Wells No. 8 and 9 Contract C-Site Work and
Electrical Facilities
Public Works Director John Laskowski informed the Board that only one bid came back and it was almost $275,000 higher than engineer’s estimate. Staff decided to split the two activities into two separate contracts so that site work would be one contract and the electrical work would be a separate one in order to get more competitive bids. Motion for approval made by Trustee Curtis and seconded by Trustee Guethle. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Lowery yes, Trustee Martinez – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

OLD BUSINESS – None
VILLAGE PRESIDENT – None
COMMITTEE REPORTS – None
TRUSTEE COMMENTS – None

VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
Staff is currently working on a strategic planning workshop to potentially be scheduled for November 1st.

ATTORNEY’S REPORT – None

DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. Finance – None
2. Community Development – A building permit has been submitted for the UFC Gym in the North Aurora Town Center.
3. Police – None
4. Public Works – None

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Lori J. Murray
Village Clerk


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