Finance Committee Minutes
VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA
FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES
JANUARY 13, 2014
CALL TO ORDER
Trustee Curtis called the meeting to order.
In attendance: Trustee Laura Curtis, Trustee Chris Faber, Trustee Mike Lowery, Public Work Superintendent Mike Glock, Police Chief David Summer, Finance Director Bill Hannah, Village Administrator Steven Bosco, Village Clerk Lori Murray.
AUDIENCE COMMENTS - None
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
1. Approval of the Joint Finance/Public Facilities Committee Minutes dated
10/14/13 and the Special Finance Committee Minutes dated 11/18/13.
Motion for approval made by Trustee Faber and seconded by Trustee Lowery. All in favor. Motion approved.
1. Discussion of Information Technology Staffing
Village Administrator Steven Bosco proposed reclassifying the current IT position to a full time IT Specialist. Bosco said that staff spends 1650 hours a year on troubleshooting maintenance and other IT functions with 800 of those hours dedicated to one of the sergeants at the police department. Trustee Lowery noted that there is a lot of down time in government and asked how much of the IT responsibilities impact regular duties. Bosco said that the sergeant is the primary person handling the IT functions and 40% of his time is spent working on IT. Bosco added that there are a lot of things that the Village is missing out on and there is a need to have someone in house, especially for quicker response times on IT issues.
Trustee Lowery asked if the IT position would cover software related functions or software and hardware maintenance. Bosco said the position would handle both. Bosco said that coming from a Village that had an IT person, there was no downtime and the IT person was constantly busy.
Trustee Faber said there are at least 20 hours a week the Village bills over at the police department. The Village would definitely keep an IT person busy for 20-25 hours and that is without GIS in the future.
The Finance Committee was in agreement that the Village should hire an IT Specialist.
2. Discussion of the Purchase of an Additional 500 Tons of Road Salt From Morton
Salt in the Amount of $32,975.00
The Committee was in agreement to move forward with purchasing the salt.
OLD BUSINESS – None
TRUSTEE COMMENTS - None
Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Faber and seconded by Trustee Lowery. All in favor. Motion approved.
Lori J. Murray