Village Board Minutes

VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA
VILLAGE BOARD MEETING MINUTES
NOVEMBER 4, 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 Mike Lowery, Trustee Chris Faber, Trustee Ryan Lambert, Trustee Mark Gaffino, Trustee Mark Guethle, Village Clerk Lori Murray.

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

AUDIT PRESENTATION – Presentation of FY 2012-13 Audit by Sikich LLP

AUDIENCE COMMENTS – None
TRUSTEE COMMENTS - None

CONSENT AGENDA
1. Approval of Village Board Minutes dated October 21, 2013 and Committee of
the Whole Minutes dated October 21, 2013
2. Approval of an Interim Bill List dated 10/25/13 in the amount of $10.00
3. Approval of the 2014 Annual Holiday Schedule
4. Approval of the 2014 Annual Village Board, C.O.W. and Plan Commission
Meeting Schedule
5. Approval of the 2014 Annual Trustee Committee Meetings Schedule

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

NEW BUSINESS
1. Approval of a Motion to Receive, Accept and Place on File the Comprehensive
Annual Financial Report as of May 31, 2013 and Other Related Reports for the Fiscal Year. 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 Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

2. Approval of the 2013 Property Tax Levy Estimate
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Lambert. 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).

3. Approval of Strategic Plan Proposal from Greg Kuhn, Sikich – 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 Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Faber – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

4. Approval of Engineering Agreement with Rempe-Sharpe & Associates for the
2014 Watermain Program
Motion for approval made by Trustee Lambert and seconded by Trustee Gaffino. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lambert – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Faber – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

5. Approval of Pay Request No. 4, Partial, to Hardin Paving Services in the
Amount of $323,000.14 for the 2013 Street Improvements
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 Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Faber – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

6. Approval of Pay Request No. 2, Partial, to Hardin Paving Services in the
Amount of $135,933.93 for Smoke Tree Improvements Phase I
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).

7. Approval of Bill List dated 11/04/2013 in the Amount of $737,785.04
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Lowery. 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).

OLD BUSINESS - None

VILLAGE PRESIDENT REPORT
Mayor Berman mentioned that the Village would celebrate Veterans Day with a ceremony on Monday, November 11th @ 2:00 pm at the Village’s Veteran’s Memorial. Mayor Berman also noted that the veterans Moving Wall would be displayed next week in Aurora.

COMMITTEE REPORTS - None
TRUSTEES COMMENTS - None

ADMINISTRATORS REPORT
Village Administrator Steven Bosco thanked the Water Department and Mike Glock for their work on the water issue at Lovedale and Offutt. Bosco also mentioned Bill Hannah’s amazing job on the audit.

ATTORNEYS REPORT - None
FIRE DISTRICT REPORT - None

VILLAGE DEPARTMENT REPORTS
A. Finance – Bill Hannah thanked Sikich for their job with the audit, and also thanked the Village Board, Village Administrator and Department heads for their support throughout the year.
B. Community Development – Mike Toth noted that information regarding Homes for a Changing Region can be found on the Village website and encouraged everyone to go online and take the survey.
C. Police – Chief Summer stated that the Village’s Honor Guard will be working with the Kane County Sheriffs Dept for the Moving Wall ceremony at West Aurora High school.
D. Public Work – Mike Glock said that the first layer of blacktop was laid on Smoketree and that work has begun on Lovedale and Offutt. Tree planting will start later this week and leaf pickup ends right before Thanksgiving.
E. Water – Paul Young stated that a week ago a problem was discovered with the valve where the storm sewer and curb work is being done on Lovedale and Offutt. One or two of the valves were closed and will hopefully resolve the problem tomorrow.

EXECUTIVE SESSION – None

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Lori J. Murray
Village Clerk