VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA
VILLAGE BOARD MEETING MINUTES
OCTOBER 15, 2018
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Berman called the meeting to order.
SILENT PRAYER – MEDITATION – PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
In attendance: Mayor Dale Berman, Trustee Mark Guethle, Trustee Tao Martinez, Trustee Laura Curtis, Trustee Mike Lowery, Trustee Mark Gaffino. Not in attendance: Trustee Mark Carroll, Village Clerk Lori Murray.
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, Deputy Chief Joe DeLeo.
Jeff Lerner, 263 Ridge Road, North Aurora, stated his concern regarding construction work continuing until 9 p.m. Lerner said he called the Village and was informed that construction is allowed until 9 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Lerner asked the Board if construction could end at 6:00 p.m. on work nights due to kids who have to go to school and adults who have to work in the morning.
Trustee Curtis asked if there is any recourse on this to limit the construction time. Village Administrator Steve Bosco said that the Village would have to amend the ordinance. Bosco said that research was done based on the complaints the Village received. For surrounding communities, most start at 7:00 a.m. with a 9:00 p.m. deadline. Trustee Guethle suggested the cutoff time be 7:00 p.m.
Community & Economic Development Director Mike Toth said he had a conversation with D.R. Horton and discussed the residents’ concerns. D.R. Horton is trying to finish up the south side grading in October and will then move to the north portion of the property which will then move construction away from the residential area.
Bosco said that since the mass grading is being done so quickly, construction of the units of the homes won’t start until spring at which time the Village can reach out to D.R. Horton to see if they can finish their daily construction work at any earlier time.
Lerner also noted his concern regarding cars in the Village being able to park in the streets which can cause issues. Mayor Berman said that this is an issue which has been discussed over the years but the Village has not decided to change what is currently in place.
Rod Feece, Highway Commissioner for Blackberry Township Road District, asked for the Village’s support for a referendum on the November ballot. The road district referendum would be for the purpose of creating more money to be able to keep up with the maintenance of the unincorporated area of Blackberry Township. The tax increase they would be looking for would be $80/year on a $300,000 house.
TRUSTEE COMMENTS – None
1. Village Board Minutes dated 10/1/2018.
2. Pay Request No. 3 Partial in the Amount of $182,503.80 to Layne Christensen Co. for the Well No. 8 Drilling Project
3. Bills List dated 10/15/2018 in the Amount of $464,944.21
Motion for approval made by Trustee Curtis and seconded by Trustee Guethle. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Martinez – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes. Motion approved (5-0).
1. Approval of an Ordinance Approving the 1st Budget Amendment for FY 2018-19
The ordinance would be for the purpose of modifications to the personnel compensation plan. Motion to approve made by Trustee Curtis and seconded by Trustee Lowery. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Martinez – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes. Motion approved (5-0)
2. Approval of a Resolution to Approve a Revised Investment Policy for the Village of
This resolution would be allow the village to begin investing in another Illinois investment pool, Illinois Trust. Motion for approval made by Trustee Gaffino and seconded by Trustee Curtis. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Martinez – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes. Motion approved (5-0).
3. Approval of a Resolution to Approve Revisions to the Human Resources Manual for
the Village of North Aurora
The resolution would eliminate one village holiday, President’s Day, and give employees another personal day. This will allow the Village to be open on President’s Day. The other change relates to how the Village charges employees for employee health contributions. 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 Guethle – yes, Trustee Martinez – yes. Motion approved (5-0).
4. Approval of a Resolution Approving Route 31 TIF Funding in the Amount of
$31,885 for Phase II Environmental Testing for the 84-acres of land comprised of the Valley Green Golf Course and the easterly 24-acre property in North Aurora
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Gaffino. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Martinez – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes. Motion approved (5-0).
OLD BUSINESS – None
VILLAGE PRESIDENT REPORT – None
COMMITTEE REPORTS – None
TRUSTEES’ COMMENTS – None
Steve Bosco reported that the market analysis for the Route 31/56 corner is in and staff is reviewing it with the consultants. This item should be on the agenda for the next village board meeting.
ATTORNEY’S REPORT – None
VILLAGE DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. Finance – None
2. Community Development – None
3. Police – None
4. Public Works – None
Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Curtis. All in favor. Motion approved.
Lori J. Murray