VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING MINUTES
JULY 6, 2O020
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Committee of the Whole 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 Laura Curtis, Trustee Mark Carroll, Trustee Tao Martinez, Trustee Mark Guethle, Village Clerk Lori Murray.
Staff in attendance: Village Administrator Steve Bosco, Finance Director Bill Hannah, Community & Economic Development Director Mike Toth, Public Works Director, John Laskowski, Police Chief Dave Fisher, Village Attorney Kevin Drendel.
AUDIENCE COMMENTS – None
TRUSTEE COMMENTS – None
• Website Redesign
Village Administrator Steve Bosco stated that the village has a computer management system which allows the village to do updates to the website. It is an old, complicated system and is not user friendly. Staff reached out to the village’s website design company, Weblinks, and they said it is a $12,000 upgrade to change the management system. New websites can cost anywhere from $20,000 to $50,000. Weblinks said they would do the upgrade and make some aesthetic changes to the website as part of the $12,000 upgrade to the current website, which they maintain. Bosco said they are proud of the current website and the aesthetic changes that were made five years ago with the new brand/logo. However, the layout was still the same. The new design is more modernized.
Trustee Gaffino suggested an elected officials page. Mayor Berman said that each of the board members should have a bio so that the community knows more about each member of the board. Berman recommended this addition to the website. Bosco said he could put this on the home page. Trustee Carroll suggested adding a button on the main page that is labeled Elected Officials. Carroll asked if the picture on the website would be a scrolling picture or a static picture. Answer was that it will scroll and change pictures seasonally.
Mayor Berman asked if there is a group of people evaluating this information for the website. Mayor Berman said we should get everyone’s input and ideas.
Bosco said he would look at the government section and put the trustees in a more prevalent area on the front page.
The trustees were in favor of moving forward with the website redesign.
Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Gaffino and seconded by Trustee Guethle. All in favor. Motion approved.
Lori J. Murray