Village Board Minutes

 

NORTH AURORA VILLAGE BOARD MEETING MINUTES

AUGUST 19, 2013

 

CALL TO ORDER – 7:00 pm

Mayor Berman called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL

In attendance:  Mayor Dale Berman, Trustees Laura Curtis, Mike Lowery, Chris Faber, Ryan Lambert, Mark Gaffino, Mark Guethle, Village Clerk Lori Murray.

Staff in attendance:  Village Administrator Stephen Bosco, Finance Director Bill Hannah, Community & Economic Development Director Mike Toth, Water Superintendent Paul Young, Public Works Superintendent Mike Glock, Police Chief David Summer, Village Attorney Kevin Drendel. 

AUDIENCE COMMENTS - None

TRUSTEE COMMENTS - None

PROCLAMATION

1.                  “No Text on Board” – Pledge Day

CONSENT AGENDA

1.                  Approval of Village Board Minutes dated August 5, 2013

2.                  Approval of Interim Bill List dated 8/8/2013 in the amount of $478.18; Approval of an Interim Bill List dated 8/14/2013 in the amount of $5,279.15

3.                  Approval of Executive Session Minutes dated June 3, 2013 and June 17, 2013

Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Curtis.   Roll Call Vote:  Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Lambert – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes.  Motion approved (6-0).

NEW BUSINESS

1.                    Approval of a Resolution for the 2013-14 Maintenance of Streets and Highways

and Estimate of Costs – MFT Funds

Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Gaffino.  Roll Call Vote:  Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Lambert – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes.  Motion approved (6-0).

 2.                    Approval of an Ordinance Amending Title 17, Chapter 8, Section 2.A of the

North Aurora Village code to Massage Establishments as a Permitted Use in the B-2 General Business district and B-3 Central Business District

Motion for approval made by Trustee Lambert and seconded by Trustee Guethle.  Roll Call Vote:  Trustee Lambert – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes.  Motion approved (6-0).

 3.                    Approval of an Ordinance Amending Title 17, Chapter 8, Section 2.A to Allow

Outdoor Dining as a Permitted Use in the B-2 General Business District and B-3 Central Business District and Title 17, Chapter 11, Section 2.D.10 Relative to the Use Standards Required for Outdoor Dining.

Motion for approval made by Trustee Lowery and seconded by Trustee Guethle.  Roll Call Vote:  Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lambert – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes.  Motion approved (6-0).

4.                    Approval of the Purchase of a 1 Ton Dump Truck and Installed Equipment

from Henderson Truck and Equipment in the Amount of $70,870.00

Motion for approval made by Trustee Gaffino and seconded by Trustee Guethle.  Roll Call Vote:  Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Lambert – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes.  Motion approved (6-0).

 5.                    Approval of the Purchase of an Asphalt Hot Box from Bonnell Industries, Inc.

in the Amount of $17,761.60

Motion for approval made by Trustee Lambert and seconded by Trustee Lowery.  Roll Call Vote:  Trustee Lambert – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Faber –yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes.  Motion approved (6-0).

 6.                    Approval of the Purchase of an S-650 Skid Steer Loader and 72” Brush Mower

from Atlas Bobcat in the Amount of  $43,135.00

Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Lambert.  Roll Call Vote:  Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Lambert – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Faber – yes.  Motion approved (6-0).

 7.                    Approval of Bill List dated 08/19/2013 in the amount of $91,060.61

Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Lowery.  Roll Call Vote:  Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Lambert – yes.  Motion approved (6-0).

 

OLD BUSINESS - None

VILLAGE PERESIDENTS

Mayor Berman requested the appointment of Doug Botkin to the Fox Valley Cable Consortium.  Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Gaffino.  Voice Vote – yes – unanimous.  Motion approved.

Mayor Berman noted that the youth grant the Village had received resulted in a very positive outcome.  Mayor Berman said that a great job was done with cleaning the streets and building bird houses and working with the Fox Valley Park District.  Mayor Berman noted the west side of the river bank from the bridge north which had been cleared of old brush and will be an area for new plantings.

COMMITTEE REPORTS - None

TRUSTEE COMMENTS - None

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

Village Administrator Stephen Bosco mentioned that the new website is coming along nicely and should be live in a week or two.  Bosco said he would inform the Board of the launch date.

ATTORNEYS REPORT - None

FIRE DISTRICT REPORT - None

VILLAGE DEPARTMENT REPORTS

A.        Finance – Bill Hannah reported on the following:  Auditors will be at Village Hall next Monday.  Tentative results show that the Village had a very strong financial year.  Aggregation is on schedule.  Letters to be sent to residents next week from Comed for the enrollment process. 

 

B.        Community Development – Mike Toth reported on the following:  There have been over 100 watering violators.  Citations will be given to those who are repeat violators.  The Randall Highlands project has buildings with full occupancy.  They are looking to be finished by mid November.  The official filing from Lafarge regarding the mining expansion was received and will be on the agenda for the September 3rd Plan Commission meeting. 

C.        Police – Chief Summer reported on the following:  Met with PD Staff regarding North Aurora Days and will present to the NA Days committee on ways to do things better.  Service anniversary – Dave Summer:  27 years of service on August 23rd.   

D.        Public Works - Mike Glock reported on the following:  road program ongoing.  Will start working on sidewalks on the east side of Hill Ave.  Work on Smoketree has also started.  Trustee Gaffino asked about tree planting.  Glock said that his crew has taken down 140 trees and the contractor has taken down 140.  They are looking to plant 300 new trees.  Trustee Gaffino noted that the Village should consider some sort of compensation in the case where a resident wants to plant their own trees. 

E.         Water - None

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion made by Trustee Gaffino and seconded by Trustee Curtis to adjourn to Executive Session for the purpose of discussing pending litigation.  All in favor.  Motion approved.

RETURN FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Gaffino to approve the forbearance agreement.  Atty. Drendel noted that the forbearance agreement the Board is approving is a draft agreement.  If agreed by Lot 10 Ventures it will become a public document at that time.  At this point it is just a draft.  Roll Call Vote: 

Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Lambert – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes.  Motion approved (6-0). 

ADJOURNMENT

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

Respectfully Submitted,


Lori J. Murray

Village Clerk