Village Board Minutes


VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA
VILLAGE BOARD MEETING MINUTES
OCTOBER 7, 2013

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

SILENT PRAYER – MEDITATION – PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

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

Staff in attendance: Village Administrator Steven Bosco, Finance Director Bill Hannah, Community and Economic Development Director Mike Toth, Public Works Superintendent Mike Glock, Water Superintendent Paul Young, Police Chief Dave Summer, Village Engineer Jim Bibby, Village Attorney Kevin Drendel.

AUDIENCE COMMENTS – None
TRUSTEES COMMENTS – None

SWEARING IN OF NEW SERGEANT – Officer Joseph Gorski

CONSENT AGENDA
1. Approval of Village Board Minutes dated September 23, 2013; Approval of
COW Minutes dated September 23, 2013
Motion for approval made by Trustee Lambert and seconded by Trustee Gaffino. All in favor. Motion approved.

NEW BUSINESS
1. Approval of a Resolution Supporting the Retrofit of Existing Dot-111 Rail Tank
Cars that Transport Packing Groups I and II Hazmat before the Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration in Docket No. PHMSA-2012-0082 (Hm251)
Motion for approval made by Trustee Lambert and seconded by Trustee Gaffino. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lambert – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Faber – yes. Motion approved (4-0).

2. Motion to Approve of a Primary Rate Interface Agreement with Call One
The agreement with Call One would be for a length of three years. Motion for approval made by Trustee Lambert and seconded by Trustee Faber. Concern by the Board was that the rate was double the cost and that AT&T is not being competitive. It was noted that Call One with Windstream is cheaper than Windstream with AT&T. Trustee Faber asked if it would be worth it to see what the cost could be on a month-to-month basis until the Village has an IT person in place. Village Administrator Steven Bosco said that a month-to-month was not possible and that they were only willing to offer a 1, 2 or 3 year agreement. After further discussion, the Board decided to table the item. Motion to table made by Trustee Faber and seconded by Trustee Lambert. Voice Vote – yes – unanimous.
3. Approval of an ordinance approving text amendments to Title 17, Section 13 of
the North Aurora Municipal Code (Zoning Ordinance) specifically regulating driveways
Motion for approval made by Trustee Faber and seconded by Trustee Gaffino. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lambert – yes. Motion approved (4-0).

4. Approval of an Ordinance Approving a Text Amendment to Title 17, Section 13
of the North Aurora Municipal Code (Zoning Ordinance) specifically regulating recreational vehicles and utility trailers
Trustee Gaffino stated that he did not want to see numerous trailers parked in driveways, adding that he did not want the houses to look like storage facilities. Trustee Faber asked if there is a size limit for the trailers. Community Economic and Development Director Mike Toth said there was not. Gaffino suggested the Text Amendment not be so vague and to note specifics. Motion for approval made by Trustee Gaffino and seconded by Trustee Curtis. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lambert – yes. Motion approved (4-0).

5. Approval of a Resolution approving a Tax Increment Financing District (TIF)
façade grant request North Aurora Landscape withdrew their bid.
Motion for approval made by Trustee Gaffino and seconded by Trustee Faber. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lambert – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (4-0).

6. Approval of a Bid from Hardin Paving Services in the amount of $196,691.00 for
the Offutt Lane and Lovedale Lane Improvements Project
Motion for approval made by Trustee Lambert and seconded by Trustee Gaffino. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lambert – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (4-0).

7. Approval of Pay Request No. 3, Partial, for the 2013 Street Improvements in the
amount of $599,068.36
Motion for approval made by Trustee Faber and seconded by Trustee Curtis. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Lambert – yes. Motion approved (4-0).

8. Approval of Pay Request No. 1, Partial, for the Smoke Tree Improvements
Phase I in the amount of $236,034.89
Motion for approval made by Trustee Lambert and seconded by Trustee Gaffino. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lambert – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (4-0).

9. Approval of Bill List dated 10/7/13 in the amount of $1,182,304.25
Motion for approval made by Trustee Gaffino and seconded by Trustee Lambert. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Lambert – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (4-0).

OLD BUSINESS – None

VILLAGE PRESIDENT REPORT
Mayor Berman noted that contrary to what has been in the newspaper regarding the ComEd lines and the mining operation, the Village provided the proper notification for the meeting. Mining underneath the gas line, which was of concern in the past, was removed from the current agreement.

COMMITTEE REPORTS - None
TRUSTEE COMMENTS - None

ADMINISTRATOR’ REPORT
Village Administrator Steven Bosco said that the strategic planning proposal is moving forward.

ATTORNEY’S REPORT - None
FIRE DISTRICT REPORT - None

VILLAGE DEPARTMENT REPORTS
A. Finance – Bill Hannah reported on the following: The revolving loan with Lot 10 Ventures has been paid in full. Sales tax for the month of July is 7% higher than last year. A joint Finance Committee/Public Facilities Committee meeting is scheduled for next week.
B. Community Development – Mike Toth reported that a permit has been received for Massage Envy at Towne Centre. They are looking to open in November.
C. Police - None
D. Public Works – Mike Glock reported that work on Hill & Long is 95% complete. Curb will be poured for Smoke Tree this week.
E. Water – Paul Young reported that he would bring more designs for the east tower painting project to the meeting in two weeks.

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Lori J. Murray
Village Clerk