North Aurora Village Board Meeting
Monday May 23, 2005 ‚Äì 7:00 PM
SILENT PRAYER – MEDITATION – CALL TO ORDER – PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
In attendance: Village-President Hansen, Trustee Shoemaker, Trustee Berman, Trustee Mitchell, Trustee Herlihy, Trustee Gaffino, Trustee Herwig.
A motion was made by Trustee Mitchell to remove the May 9 minutes from the agenda and seconded by Trustee Herwig. All in favor. Motion approved.
A motion was made by Trustee Berman to approve items A through I and seconded by Trustee Herwig. All in favor. Motion approved.
A. APPROVE MINUTES: VILLAGE BOARD MEETING ‚ÄìApril 25, 2005, May 2, 2005, & May 9, 2005.
B. APPROVE MINUTES: COMMITEE OF THE WHOLE ‚ÄìMay 2, 2005
C. APPROVE MINUTES: EXECUTIVE SESSION ‚Äì April 25, 2005
D. APPROVE IL LISTING: $233,662.95
E. APPROVE REQUEST FOR OUTDOOR PARTY AT 100 OVERLAND DRIVE
F. APPROVE ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUILDING CODE FEE SCHEDULE
G. APPROVE ORDINANCE AMENDING THE WATER AND SANITARY SEWER CONNECTION FEES
H. APPROVE 2004 STREET IMPROVEMENT PAYOUTS TO J&S CONSTRUCTION & GENEVA CONSTRUCTION IN THE AMOUNTS RESPECTIVELY OF $10,498.29 & $87,158.61 AND J&S CONSTRUCTION & G.C.C. FOR $9,580.21
I. APPROVE ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING BUSINESS LICENSES AND FEES
A. APPROVE ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2005-2006
Sue McLaughlin said that they did not have to make any significant changes.
A motion was made by Trustee Herwig to approve the ordinance adopting the budget for the fiscal year 2005-2006 and seconded by Trustee Mitchell. All in favor. Motion approved.
B. APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES PROVIDING FOR APPROPRIATIONS AND ANNUAL TAX LEVY FOR JUNE 1, 2005 ‚Äì MAY 31, 2006
A motion was made by Trustee Berman to approve the resolution and seconded by Trustee Herlihy. All in favor. Motion approved.
C. ANNEXING AND ZONING RANDALL HIGHLANDS
Sue McLaughlin said that there will be a meeting with the developers on June 1. They are still trying to work out an agreement. They will have something worked out for the June 6th Committee of the Whole Meeting.
A motion was made by Trustee Shoemaker and seconded by Trustee Herlihy. Majority in favor (Trustee Herwig abstained). Motion approved.
D. APPROVE RESOLUTION TO APPROVE BID FOR ORCHARD/OAK INTERSECTION TO GENEVA CONSTRUCTION IN THE AMOUNT OF $5,075,690.50
A motion was made by Trustee Berman to approve the resolution and seconded by Trustee Gaffino. All in favor. Motion approved.
E. APPROVE ORDINANCE REGARDING TOWING AND NOTIFICATION
Atty. Drendel said that there is nothing that says that the Village cannot regulate towing. However, it would be best to have justification in order to exercise the authority. No municipalities can regulate towing as long as it is inconsistent of state towing.
Trustee Herwig said that we should pass the ordinance and then monitor it.
Trustee Mitchell agrees with Trustee Herwig.
A motion was made by Trustee Herlihy to add a provision to the ordinance limiting the towing storage to a location within the Village and seconded by Trustee Berman. Majority in favor (Trustee Shoemaker voted against the ordinance). Motion approved.
VILLAGE PRESIDENT REPORT
Village-President Hansen asked Mike Glock if there was going to be a walkway on Oak Street
Mike Glock said that there will be.
COMMITTEE REPORTS – There were no reports.
Trustee Herwig said that they will be having a North Aurora Day‚Äôs Meeting this Friday. He said that their plans are going well this year.
Village-President Hansen said that BBQ tickets for the memorial go on sale. It is a fund-raiser being held on June 16.
Sue McLaughlin said that the auditors are going to be doing some interviews. Also, there is a company moving from Lemont to North Aurora. They sent 20 maps to employees of the surrounding area.
Atty. Drendel said that the internet issue is potentially impactful depending on whether or not the FCC or federal government gets involved.
Jim Bibby said that if the Board has any questions regarding the Orchard Road project they should call him this week. He said he will have a follow up memo at the end of the week.
FIRE DISTRICT REPORT
Mark Bozik said that this is the final week for hydrant flushing west of Randall Road.
Trustee Gaffino arrived at the meeting.
VILLAGE DEPARTMENT REPORTS
A. BUILDING AND ZONING – There was no report
Chief Fetzer said that Lieutenant Doran retired.
C. PUBLIC WORK
Mike Glock said that they working out how they are going to get the black top poured with traffic on Linn Court. They are looking to start the process early next week.
D. WATER – There was no report
Village Clerk Lowery appointed Linda Ruhl to the Deputy Clerk position.
A motion was made by Trustee Berman to approve the appointment of Linda Ruhl to the Deputy Clerk position and seconded by Trustee Gaffino. All in favor. Motion approved.
Terry Hendricks of 34 Wyldon Drive said that he wanted the ordinances for recreational vehicles changed. The current code prevents him from adequately preparing for travel.
Dewayne Williams said that changing the ordinance is not particularly necessary, and if Mr. Hendricks gives a call and lets the Village know the situation then a solution can be worked out.
Harold Thielman of 3S79 Deer Elks Road in North Aurora said that he lives in the adjacent property to the proposed fire station and he is wondering when Neumann Homes is going to restore the property because it has been an unfinished project for 6 months.
Jim Bibby said that Kane County Highway is holding a $1.6 million dollar bond against Neumann Homes. He said it is a county issue, and there is no reason for the Village to address this.
Lisa Peterson of 408 Magnolia Drive said she wanted to make sure that the Board received a copy of her letter. She said that she lived in the community for 5 years. She is here to share her and her neighbor‚Äôs concern about the new development, and she wanted to know when the Randall Highlands was coming up for discussion.
Sue McLaughlin said that at the earliest it will be discussed at the June 6 Committee of the Whole Meeting or the Village Board Meeting of June 13 if everything gets resolved.
A motion was made by Trustee Shoemaker to adjourn the meeting and seconded by Trustee Gaffino. All in favor. Motion approved.
Joseph P. Lowery