VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING MINUTES
APRIL 1, 2019
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Berman called the meeting to order.
In attendance: Mayor Dale Berman, Trustee Mark Gaffino, Trustee Mike Lowery, Trustee Mark Carroll, Trustee Mark Guethle, 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.
AUDIENCE COMMENTS – None
TRUSTEE COMMENTS – None
1. Sugar Grove Boundary Line Agreement
Sugar Grove Boundary Line Agreement – In September 2015, the Village approved a 20-year agreement with the Village of Sugar Grove. In reviewing the boundary line agreement exercise with the City of Batavia and the City of Aurora, the village has had to revisit the boundary line with Sugar Grove. From I-88 to the terminus of Section 35. The village is wanting to extend the boundary line agreement in order to work out the boundary line agreement with Batavia. There is additional territory the village is in discussions with in Batavia that would be to the north. The village is looking to amend the boundary line with Sugar Grove. The City of Batavia is as well. It would pick up at the point of termination at the north and continue to Norris Road and north to Bliss Road and then north to Main Street.
The village would have to go through a public hearing process and would bring it back at a later date if the board is amenable. The village is looking to establish another 20-year agreement.
Bosco explained that Sugar Grove can go north of North Aurora all the way into unincorporated Batavia and have the same rights to that land that the village would if Batavia came to the village and said we both agree to have a boundary line here. Sugar Grove can still have a boundary line agreement separate with Batavia that would give them rights to land that the Village would also have rights to with Batavia. By doing this, we are making a delineation point where Sugar Grove stops, the Village of North Aurora starts and Batavia potentially would stop. Sugar Grove is in agreement with this plan and will be talking to their board tomorrow night.
Toth noted that this agreement is saying that Batavia and North Aurora would not be able to go further west than Bliss Road.
Bosco said that under the current boundary agreement, if they did nothing, the Village of North Aurora would lose land because Sugar Grove has the rights for 17 more years to more land. Sugar Grove is giving North Aurora more land in this agreement.
Bosco said, for the record, that the map is not accurate yet. The shaded areas are for discussion for potential North Aurora.
The Board was in agreement to move forward.
Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Lowery. All in favor. Motion approved.
Lori J. Murray