VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING MINUTES
NOVEMBER 16, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Village Board meeting was conducted live remotely
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Berman called the meeting to order.
In attendance: Mayor Dale Berman, Trustee Mark Gaffino, Trustee Mike Lowery, Trustee Mark Guethle, Trustee Mark Carroll, Trustee Martinez. Absent: Trustee Laura Curtis
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
1. 2021 Meeting Schedules
Village Administrator Bosco explained that the meeting schedules are annually put out by January and went over the agendas for the Village Board, Committee of the Whole, Trustee Committees and Plan Commission. For 2021 there are two meetings that fall on holidays – Monday, July 5th for the Fourth of July Holiday and Monday, September 6th for the Labor Day holiday – in which the Village Board and subsequently the Operations Committee would not meet. No Plan Commission meetings had conflicts. Trustees did not have any comments to add to the proposed schedules. Approval of the 2021 meeting schedules will appear on the December 7, 2020 Village Board consent agenda.
2. Aurora Boundary Line Agreement
Village Administrator Bosco explained the Village had a 20-year boundary line agreement with the City of Aurora that last year saw a one-year extension that will expire at the end of this year. The Village is looking to approve another 20-year boundary line agreement with Aurora, similar to how the Village recently renewed boundary lines with the City of Batavia and the Village of Sugar Grove for twenty years.
Community & Economic Development Director Mike Toth further explained the boundary lines with Aurora, which are to the east and south of North Aurora, and said the items laid out in the twenty year agreement is relatively status quo, with the difference being the flex area, which is about 71 acres on the western portion of Hart road. This flex area would go to the first entity that annexed it; however Director Toth noted that the property would be subject to the Village of North Aurora’s ordinances and that if Aurora were to annex it there would be additional conditions. He said for the most part the homes adjacent to North Aurora would all be single family and the properties off of Butterfield Road in the flex area would be primarily commercial in nature. Director Toth said the Village was looking to secure this boundary line agreement as part of the Village’s “responsible growth.”
Trustee Gaffino asked some clarification questions on the different segmented properties, inquiring about future Marmion properties, of which the annexed portions they do have reside in Aurora. Administrator Bosco said there have been indications if Marmion did annex they would go to Aurora, but with the boundary agreement and agreed upon flex area there would be restrictions and zoning already in place on North Aurora’s side.
The boundary line agreement will be brought to the December 21, 2020 Village Board meeting for approval.
EXECUTIVE SESSION – None
Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Curtis and seconded by Trustee Carroll. All in favor. Motion approved.
Natalie F. Stevens
Deputy Village Clerk