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NORTH AURORA VILLAGE BOARD MEETING
VILLAGE BOARD MEETING MINUTES
MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Village Board meeting was conducted live remotely
via telecommunications.

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 Guethle, Trustee Mark Carroll, Trustee Tao Martinez

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

AUDIENCE COMMENTS - None
TRUSTEE COMMENTS – None.

CONSENT AGENDA

1. Village Board Minutes dated 09/21/2020 and Committee of the Whole Minutes dated 9/21/2020
2. Bills List Dated 10/05/2020 in the Amount of $506,664.17
3. Pay Request #7, Final, for Well #8 & #9 Electrical Facilities to Frank Marshall Electric in the Amount of $57,658.95
4. Pay Request #3, for 2020 Street Improvement Project to Geneva Construction Company in the Amount of $173,559.11

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

NEW BUSINESS
1. Approval of Ordinance Amending the North Aurora Code Section 5.08.350 to Increase the Number Of Class G Liquor Licenses Authorized in the Village Of North Aurora by One

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

2. Approval of Ordinance Amending the North Aurora Code Section 5.08.350 to Increase the Number Of Class A Liquor Licenses Authorized in the Village Of North Aurora by One

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

3. Approval of Special Events Permit for North Aurora Lions Club and VNA for a Drive-Thru Flu Shot Event

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

4. Approval of Ordinance Removing Chapter 2.32 from the Village Code Pertaining to Residency Requirements

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

5. Approval of Ordinance Amending Title 17 of the North Aurora Code to allow Motor Vehicle Repair and/or Service as a Permitted Use in the I-1 Limited Industrial District

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

6. Approval of Resolution Opposing Kane County Special Use to allow a Short Wave Radio Station

Village Administrator Steve Bosco said this item would generally go to a Committee of the Whole meeting but due to the schedule Kane County is on the item was presented directly to the board for a vote tonight. He explained that Kane County is reviewing a petition for a shortwave radio station on Seavey Road that would have a total of three antennas. The location is about 1,700 feet from the nearest Village residence; however it is both in the sightline and it would further make the property difficult to develop in the future. Kane County will be voting on this item at their October 13 board meeting and as such the Village wanted to issue a resolution to formally oppose the approval of the shortwave radio station at the County level.

Village President Berman said he believes the antennas would intrude on future Village projects and affects the Village’s comprehensive plan. He said he feels that the Village’s neighbors, especially the County, should honor the Village’s comprehensive plan and he thus supported the resolution opposing the radio station.

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

OLD BUSINESS - None
VILLAGE PRESIDENT – None
COMMITTEE REPORTS - None
TRUSTEES COMMENTS – Trustee Carroll wanted to commend the North Aurora Police Department for their transparency and communication specifically on their Facebook page and said it was nice to have a Village where the police are so transparent and eager to assist residents.
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT – Village Administrator Bosco said the Village had recently posted information about a Village-wide scavenger hunt and there was a lot of positive reception and interest in participating.
ATTORNEY’S REPORT - None

VILLAGE DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. Finance - None
2. Community Development – None
3. Police – None
4. Public Works – A new Village Engineer will be starting work in the newly created position on Monday, October 12.

EXECUTIVE SESSION - Motion to adjourn to Executive Session made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Carroll. All in favor. Motion approved. See Executive Session minutes.

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Natalie F. Stevens
Deputy Village Clerk

 


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