Committee of the Whole Minutes

VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING MINUTES
APRIL 16, 2012


CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Berman called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL
In attendance: Mayor Dale Berman, Trustee Mark Gaffino, Trustee Laura Curtis, Trustee Mark Guethle, Trustee Ryan Lambert, Trustee Chris Faber, Village Clerk Lori Murray.

Staff in attendance: Village Administrator Wes Kornowske, Finance Director Bill Hannah, Village Attorney Kevin Drendel, Public Works Superintendent Mike Glock, Water Superintendent Paul Young, Police Chief Dave Summer.

AUDIENCE COMMENTS - None

TRUSTEE COMMENTS - None

DISCUSSION
1. Discussion on Social Media Policy
Wes Kornowske informed the Board that he and Attorney Drendel had met to discuss the Social Media Policy. Trustee Curtis asked about the annual cost to the Village. Kornowske said that it would be difficult to determine the cost. Most of the cost would be soft costs. Some Villages spend less than 5 minutes a day on the social network and others have people monitoring the site constantly.

Trustee Gaffino said that it would be advantageous to have the site for residents to reference instead of having to call into the Village Hall with questions. Trustee Faber said he had noticed that Montgomery’s Facebook page had the garbage day information posted on the site.

Trustee Curtis asked if the Village could authorize the website page for one year and then review to determine if it would continue. Kornowske suggested 6 months.

Kornowske said the Village should work in some mechanism as far as shutting down the site. Kornowske said it should be determined by a vote from the Village Board. Faber said that some of this is already addressed in the policy.

The Village Board was in agreement to a trial of 6 months. The policy, as written, was agreeable to the Board. Kornowske said he would bring this to the Village Board at the May 2nd meeting.

Atty. Drendel suggested the Board determine whether it would want to launch this as an interactive site or for one-way communication. Faber said there is no way to make it a one-way communication. Comments cannot be turned off. The Board decided that the Village would initiate posts.

2. Continued Discussion of FY 2012-13 Draft Budget
Finance Director Bill Hannah asked the Board if there were any questions regarding the draft budget. There were no questions at this time.

TRUSTEE COMMENTS - None

EXECUTIVE SESSION
Motion made by Trustee Curtis and seconded by Trustee Gaffino to adjourn to Executive Session for the purpose of Labor Negotiations, Land Acquisition and Personnel. All in favor. Motion approved.


(Return from Executive Session)


ADJOURNMENT
Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Curtis and seconded by Trustee Gaffino. All in favor. Motion approved.


Respectfully Submitted,



Lori J. Murray
Village Clerk