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Village Board Minutes

NORTH AURORA VILLAGE BOARD MEETING
VILLAGE BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, April 18, 2022

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Village Board meeting was conducted live remotely
via telecommunications.

CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Gaffino called the meeting to order.

SILENT PRAYER – MEDITATION – PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL
In attendance: Mayor Mark Gaffino, Trustee Laura Curtis, Trustee Mark Guethle, Trustee Mike Lowery, Trustee Todd Niedzwiedz, Trustee Carolyn Salazar

Staff in attendance: Village Administrator Steve Bosco, Finance Director Jason Paprocki, Community & Economic Development Director Mike Toth, Village Attorney Kevin Drendel, Public Works Director John Laskowski, Police Chief Dave Fisher, Deputy Chief Scott Buziecki

PROCLAMATION-
1. Arbor Day 2022
Mayor Gaffino proclaimed April 29, 2022 “Arbor Day”. The Village of North Aurora urged all citizens to celebrate Arbor Day and support efforts to protect trees and woodlands.

2. National Donate Life Month
Mayor Gaffino proclaimed April to be National Donate Life Month in North Aurora and that Berman Tower will be lit in purple lights to support organ and tissue donation.
Dave Bosch, the Chief Communications Officer for Gift of Hope was in attendance to thank Mayor Gaffino for the proclamation and the lighting of the silo. He explained that Gift of Hope educates the public about organ and tissue donation, the importance of registering to be a donor as well as recovering organs and tissues for transplants. Mr. Bosch asked everyone to consider registering to be an organ and tissue donor.
Mayor Gaffino thanked the Richardson family for bringing National Donate Life Month to his attention.

PUBLIC HEARING-
1. First Amendment to the Annexation Agreement between the Village of North Aurora and Stan L. Zepelak Trust
No speakers, public hearing was closed

2. FY 2022-23 Draft Budget
No speakers, public hearing was closed

AUDIENCE COMMENTS –

CONSENT AGENDA
1. Village Board Minutes dated 04/04/2022; Committee of the Whole Minutes dated 04/04/2022
2. Bills List Dated 04/18/2022 in the Amount of $285,032.14

Motion for approval made by Trustee Lowery and seconded by Trustee Curtis. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Niedzwiedz – yes, Trustee Salazar – yes Trustee Curtis –yes, Trustee Guethle – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

NEW BUSINESS
1. Approval of Intergovernmental License Agreement with the Fox Valley Park District for Independence Day Fireworks Celebrations

Administrator Bosco stated that the fireworks are scheduled for July 3, 2022 at Riverfront Park. The fireworks are to be launched along the Fox River Trail, owned by the Fox Valley Park District. Therefore a license agreement between the Village and the Fox Valley Par District is needed for the use of their property to conduct the firework display. The launch site has shifted further south due to concerns for nesting birds. The Agreement had previously been approved within the Park District.

Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Salazar. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Niedzwiedz – yes, Trustee Salazar – yes Trustee Curtis –yes. Motion approved (5-0).

2. Approval of Special Events Permit for Independence Day Celebration Fireworks at North Aurora Riverfront Park

Administrator Bosco stated that an event in the park on July 3, 2022 to accompany the fireworks is planned, from 5pm to 10:30 pm with live music and bring your own bottle (BYOB).

Motion for approval made by Trustee Salazar and seconded by Trustee Guethle. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Salazar – yes Trustee Curtis –yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Niedzwiedz – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

3. Approval of Resolution Designating the North Aurora Independence Day Firework Celebration a Village Sponsored Event and allowing the Consumption of Liquor in North Aurora Riverfront Park

Administrator Bosco explained that in order to allow the July 3, 2022 event a “BYOB” event, it must be designated a Village sponsored event.

Motion for approval made by Trustee Curtis and seconded by Trustee Niedzwiedz. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Curtis –yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Niedzwiedz – yes, Trustee Salazar – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

4. Approval of Special Event Permit Application for Graduation Celebration

Administrator Bosco stated that the resident at 604 Wingfoot was seeking a special event permit for a graduation party on Saturday May 28, 2022. They were seeking a special event permit due to the live music they plan on having past 10 pm (the event is scheduled until 11:30 pm). The event organizer also indicated that they expect to have large amount of cars parked on the street as well.

Motion for approval made by Trustee Lowery and seconded by Trustee Guethle. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Curtis –yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Niedzwiedz – yes, Trustee Salazar – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

5. Approval of Resolution for Maintenance Under the Illinois Highway Code

Director Laskowski explained that each year the Village must pass a resolution in order to expend the Motor Fuel Tax funds, outlining the activities it plans to use those funds for. Laskowski stated that the funds will be used for crack sealing, purchasing salt, paying the electrical bill for the streetlights, streetlight and traffic signal repair and pavement striping. The Municipal Estimate of Maintenance Costs total $455,500, rounding up to $500,000 to account for price uncertainty.

Motion for approval made by Trustee Niedzwiedz and seconded by Trustee Salazar. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Niedzwiedz – yes, Trustee Salazar – yes Trustee Curtis –yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

 

VILLAGE PRESIDENT – None

TRUSTEES COMMENTS – None

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT – None

ATTORNEY’S REPORT – None

VILLAGE DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. Finance – None
2. Community Development – None
3. Police – None
4. Public Works – None

ADJOURNMENT
Motion to adjourn was made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Niedzwiedz. All in favor. Motion approved.

Respectfully Submitted,

Jessi Watkins
Village Clerk

 

 

 

 

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