Village Board Minutes

VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA

VILLAGE BOARD MEETING
JUNE 17, 2013


CALL TO ORDER – 7:00 pm
Mayor Berman called the meeting to order.

SILENT PRAYER – MEDITATION – PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Mayor Berman asked those in attendance to keep Max Herwig in mind during silent prayer for his years of service and time dedicated to Village Government.

ROLL CALL
In attendance: Mayor Dale Berman, Trustee Laura Curtis, Trustee Mike Lowery, Trustee Chris Faber, Trustee Mark Guethle, Trustee Mark Gaffino. Not in attendance: Trustee Ryan Lambert.

Staff in attendance: Water Superintendent Paul Young, Public Works Superintendent Mike Glock, Interim Village Administrator and Police Chief Dave Summer, Finance Director Bill Hannah, Economic and Development Director Mike Toth, Attorney Carolyn Jansons.

AUDIENCE COMMENTS - None

TRUSTEE COMMENTS
Trustee Guethle noted that he did some research on the grant for the Governor’s Youth Corps and passed that information onto Staff.

CONSENT AGENDA
1. Approval of Village Board Minutes dated June 3, 2013
2. Approval of Executive Session Minutes dated May 20, 2013
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Gaffino. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

NEW BUSINESS
1. Approval of a Resolution Approving the Annual North Aurora Days Pet Parade
Motion for approval made by Trustee Gaffino and seconded by Trustee Guethle. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Faber – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

2. Motion to approve the Purchase of Three (3) Squad Cars from Miles Chevrolet
for a Total Amount of $87,798.00
Motion for approval made by Trustee Gaffino and seconded by Trustee Guethle. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (5-0).




3. Approval of an Ordinance granting Special Use Approval to allow a Laundry
Establishment on the property located at 220 John Street (Petition #13-07)
Mike Toth noted that Staff would also be requesting approval of the site plan with the 8 conditions outlined in the ordinance. Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Gaffino. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

4. Approval of an Ordinance Amending the Zoning Provision Regulating
Driveways (Petition #13-08)
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Curtis. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

5. Approval of an Ordinance Granting Special Use Approval to allow a Gas Station
and Drive-through Facility on the property located at 101 S. Lincolnway (Petition #13-07)
Mike Toth said that Staff would also be requesting approval of the site plan review along with the 4 conditions outlined in the Staff report. Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Gaffino. Trustee Faber asked if the conditions needed to be specified as they are approved. Toth said that the conditions are already written into the ordinance. Faber noted that he is not a fan of the car wash because it makes for an awkward situation on the site. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

6. Motion to Waive Bids for 2013 Sidewalk Repairs
Motion for approval made by Trustee Gaffino and seconded by Trustee Curtis. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Faber – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

7. Approval of a bid from Safe Step not to exceed the amount of $18,461.38 for
2013 Sidewalk Repairs
Motion for approval made by Trustee Gaffino and seconded by Trustee Faber. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Faber – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

8. Motion to Waive bids for purchase of Rectangular Flashing Beacons
Motion for approval made by Trustee Gaffino and seconded by Trustee Faber. Faber noted that NOARDA is paying for this with a grant from Kane County

9. Approval of a bid from Tapco Traffic & Parking Control Co. Inc in the amount
of $11,060.00 for Rectangular Flashing Beacons for Pedestrian Crossings
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Lowery. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (5-0).




10. Approval of a Bid from Builders Paving LLC d/b/a Hardin Paving Services for
the Smoke Tree Lane Improvements, Phase I Project in the Amount of $818,818.00
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Gaffino. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Faber – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

11. Approval of a Bid from Johnny Rockets for the North Aurora Days Fireworks
Shows for a total amount of $10,000.00
Motion for approval made by Trustee Gaffino and seconded by Trustee Guethle. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery- yes, Trustee Faber – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

12. Approval of Bill List dated 6/17/13 FY13 in the amount of $91,808.01; Approval
of Bill List dated 6/17/2013 FY14 in the amount of $42,134.74
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Curtis. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Faber – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

OLD BUSINESS – None

VILLAGE PRESIDENT REPORT – Mayor Berman said that we are all saddened and surprised with the passing of former Trustee Max Herwig who worked hard for the Village of North Aurora.

COMMITTEE REPORTS - None
TRUSTEES’ COMMENTS - None
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT - None
ATTORNEY’S REPORT - None
FIRE DISTRICT REPORT - None

VILLAGE DEPARTMENT REPORTS
A. Finance – Bill Hannah informed the Board that the Police Pension Board met and
completed their review of interviews of investment managers for the Police Pension Fund. They elected to remain with MB Financial. The process resulted in a 40% reduction in fees they charge us for managing the funds. Monthly reports for May went out as well as budgets for the next year. The Village is scheduled to receive residential aggregation bid pricing tomorrow morning.

B. Community Development – None

C. Police – Chief Summer said the Village is currently conducting police testing. There
were 180 applicants who showed up for the written exam over the weekend.

Chief Summer gave Bill Hannah credit for work with the police pension fund. Summer said the pension board had not done an RFP before and Bill was instrumental in putting that together for them and analyzing the data it came in.


D. Public Works – Mike Glock stated that the road program is in full swing. Glock noted that he had provided the Clarke Mosquito Program update for the last month in the meeting packets.

E. Water – None


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


Respectfully Submitted,


Lori J. Murray
Village Clerk