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Village Board Minutes

VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA
VILLAGE BOARD MEETING MINUTES
DECEMBER 2, 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 Guethle, Trustee Tao Martinez, Trustee Mark Carroll, Trustee Laura Curtis, Trustee Mike Lowery, Trustee Mark Gaffino.

Staff in attendance: Village Administrator Steve Bosco, Finance Director Bill Hannah, Public Works Director John Laskowski, Police Chief Dave Fisher, Village Attorney Kevin Drendel.

PUBLIC HEARINGS
1. Truth in Taxation for 2019 Property Tax Levy
Mayor Berman opened the public hearing. There were no questions or comments. Mayor Berman then closed the public hearing.

2. Hearing on Property Tax Levy Increase greater than 5% for the Timber Oaks
Special Service Area #8
Mayor Berman opened the public hearing. There were no questions or comments. Mayor Berman then closed the public hearing.

3. Hearing on Property Tax Levy Increase greater than 5% the North Towne Centre
Special Service Area #32
Mayor Berman opened the public hearing. There were no questions or comments. Mayor Berman then closed the public hearing.

AUDIENCE COMMENTS - None
TRUSTEE COMMENTS - None

CONSENT AGENDA
1. Village Board Minutes dated 11/18/2019; Committee of the Whole Minutes dated
11/18/2019
2. Travel and Expenses for Business Purposes in the Amount of $35.00
3. Bills List Dated 12/02/2019 in the Amount of $204,266.87
4. Executive Session Minutes dated 11/18/2019
5. Release of Executive Session Minutes
6. Approval of Pay Request #2, Partial for Well #8 & 9 Pumps and Motors to Layne Christensen Company in the Amount of $36,000.00

Motion for approval made by Trustee Gaffino 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).

NEW BUSINESS
1. Approval of the Messenger Public Library Resolution of the Board of Library
Trustees for .02% Maintenance Tax
Motion for approval made by Trustee Carroll and seconded by Trustee Lowery. 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).

2. Approval of an Ordinance For The Levy And Assessment of Taxes in and for the
Village of North Aurora, Kane County, Illinois for the Fiscal Year Beginning June 1, 2019 and Ending May 31, 2020
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Martinez. 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 an Ordinance Levying the Taxes for the Waterford Oaks Special
Service Area #4 for the Fiscal Year beginning June 1, 2019 and ending May 31, 2020
Motion for approval made by Trustee Gaffino and seconded by Trustee Lowery. 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).

4. Approval of an Ordinance Levying the Taxes for the Timber Oaks Special Service
Area #8 for the Fiscal Year beginning June 1, 2019 and ending May 31, 2020
Motion for approval made by Trustee Lowery 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 an Ordinance Levying the Taxes for the Pinecreek (Phase III) Special
Service Area #9 for the Fiscal Year beginning June 1, 2019 and ending May 31, 2020
Motion for approval made by Trustee Curtis and seconded by Trustee Gaffino. 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 an Ordinance Levying the Taxes for the Willow Lakes Special Service
Area #11 for the Fiscal Year beginning June 1, 2019 and ending May 31, 2020
Motion for approval made by Trustee Carroll and seconded by Trustee Martinez. 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).

7. Approval of an Ordinance Levying the Taxes for the North Towne Centre Special
Service Area #32 for the Fiscal Year beginning June 1, 2019 and ending May 31, 2020
Motion for approval made by Trustee Curtis and seconded by Trustee Lowery. 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).

8. Approval of an Ordinance Partially Abating the Tax Heretofore Levied for the Year
2019 to Pay Debt Service on Debt Service on $4,525,000 General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2009
Motion for approval made by Trustee Lowery and seconded by Trustee Guethle. 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).

9. Approval of an Ordinance Abating the Tax Heretofore Levied for the Year 2019 to
Pay Debt Service on $6,885,000 General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2014 (Alternate Revenue Source)
Motion for approval made by Trustee Lowery and seconded by Trustee Martinez. 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).

10. Approval of an Ordinance Abating the Tax Heretofore Levied for the Year 2019 to
Pay Debt Service on $5,800,000 General Obligation Bonds, Series 2017 (Alternate Revenue Source)
Motion for approval made by Trustee Carroll and seconded by Trustee Gaffino. 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).

11. Approval of an Agreement with Melrose Pyrotechnics for the July 3, 2020
Fireworks in the Amount of $25,000.00
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Curtis. Trustee Gaffino asked if staff discussed having Melrose Pyrotechnics do the fireworks for North Aurora Days as well. Bosco said that it was discussed in the past but that Melrose did not provide any price break for doing both shows. Bosco said he would call and ask if they would be able to do a deal if they did both Fourth of July and North Aurora Days. 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).

12. Approval of Ordinance for TIF Reimbursement for Property Located at 24 S.
Lincolnway Being Moka Coffee in the Amount of $200,000.00
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Carroll. 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).

13. Approval of Ordinance Granting a Special Use Pursuant to Title 17, Chapter 8 of
the North Aurora Zoning Ordinance to Allow an Adult-Use Cannabis Dispensing Organization at 161 S. Lincolnway
Motion for approval made by Trustee Lowery and seconded by Trustee Guethle. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Martinez – yes, Trustee Carroll – no, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes. Motion approved (5-1).

14. Approval of Ordinance Amending Chapter 9.38 of the North Aurora Municipal
Code Regarding Cannabis and Paraphernalia Control
Police Chief Dave Fisher said that due to the passage of the new cannabis law in Illinois which takes effect January 1, 2020, Attorney Drendel’s office reviewed the North Aurora code provisions that deal with cannabis. The new law provides for the cultivation, manufacture, distribution, possession and use of cannabis within certain limits. The village’s new ordinance will conform to state laws. It will also allow officers flexibility to write local or state tickets in any manner that is considered a misdemeanor. Motion for approval made by Trustee Carroll and seconded by Trustee Lowery. Trustee Gaffino asked about smoking in a residence somewhere without the owner’s approval. Attorney Drendel said that the Smoke Free Illinois Act applies to smoking of cannabis so a person cannot smoke cannabis any place where you cannot smoke cigarettes. Gaffino asked about the Hooka Lounge or a cigar shop. Atty. Drendel said that a person would not be able to since you cannot smoke in a public place. Smoking of cannabis cannot be done anywhere but in one’s home. Bosco said when talking about cannabis at a staff level, it is noted that it will adhere to things that are already in the state law because the state law may change. 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).

OLD BUSINESS - None
VILLAGE PRESIDENT - None
COMMITTEE REPORTS - None
TRUSTEES’ COMMENTS - None
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT - None
ATTORNEY’S REPORT - None

VILLAGE DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. Finance – may be coming back in two weeks with an additional SSA for Oak Hill
2. Community Development – None
3. Police - None
4. Public Works – Leaf collection concluded this afternoon. The village was able to service the east and west sides three times this year.

EXECUTIVE SESSION - None

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Lori J. Murray
Village Clerk

 


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