Village Board Minutes

VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA
VILLAGE BOARD MEETING
MARCH 3, 2014

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

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

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

PRESENTATION
1. CMAP Homes for a Changing Region
*A total of 44 residents took the survey
*Majority think seniors and young people prefer housing type other than single-family.
*Most think new growth/development should be accommodated through redevelopment or a mix of redevelopment and vacant areas
*Majority support all types of housing somewhere in the community (large and small lot single-family, apartments, townhomes, mixed-use
*Support for residential development scattered throughout Village
*Renovation areas clustered around State St./Routes 56, 25 & 31

Recommended Strategies
1. Address stalled subdivision development in recently annexed areas
2. Incorporate a variety of housing options on and near the Orchard Road corridor.
3. Track and monitor foreclosures to proactively address property maintenance issues.
4. Monitor single family rental conversions.
5. Encourage housing options for seniors.
6. Reaffirm the Village’s commitment to be an open community.

AUDIENCE COMMENTS
Mr. Bill Slaker, 129 S. Lincolnway, North Aurora, IL – Mr. Slaker inquired about the ComEd grant for the rain garden project. Mr. Slaker said he would reserve comment until after the discussion on this topic.

Mr. Steven Taylor, Executive Director of Day One Network – Mr. Taylor asked the Board for their support on March 18th to voting yes on issue # 1 on the ballot. The referendum calls for an establishment of a developmental disabilities board for Kane County. Currently 14 counties in Illinois have a disabilities board. There is also a mental health board. What is the challenge and why do it now? Taylor said there is a need to increase the needs due to funding. Autism is increasing 15% a year. Illinois ranks 48 out of the 50 states for funding of development disabilities services.

Mr. Taylor said that there are 32,000 signatures that have been collected in favor of placing this question on the ballot.

TRUSTEE COMMENTS - None

CONSENT AGENDA
1. Approval of Village Board Minutes dated 2/3/2014 and Committee of the
Whole Minutes dated 2/3/2014
2. Approval of an interim Bill List dated 02/13/2014 in the Amount of $393.91; and
Approval of an Interim Bill List dated 2/19/2014 in the Amount of $199,882.07

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

NEW BUSINESS
1. Approval of a Resolution Authorizing Application to the 2014 ComEd Green
Region Program for the Water Wonders Phase 2 – “Rain Garden” Project
Motion for approval made by Trustee Lambert and seconded by Trustee Lowery. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lambert – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

2. Approval of a Resolution to Approve a North Aurora Community Parade
on State Street (Illinois Rt 56) on June 1, 2014 at 3:00 pm
Motion for approval made by Trustee Curtis and seconded by Trustee Lambert. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Lambert – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

3. Rejection of Low Bid (not in conformance with bid specs) and Approval of
Lowest Responsive Bid for Water Tower Painting
Motion for approval made by Trustee Lambert and seconded by Trustee Faber. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lambert – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Faber – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

4. Approval of an Engineering Agreement with Rempe-Sharpe Engineers for the
2014 Road Program
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Lowery. Roll All Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Lambert – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

5. Approval of a Non-Exclusive Assignment of Easement Agreement and a Letter
of Intent for ComEd Easement on Lovedale Lane and Offutt Lane
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Curtis. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle –yes, Trustee Lambert – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Faber – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

6. Approval of an Ordinance Granting Approval of Variances Pursuant to Title 15,
Chapter 48 of the North Aurora Sign Ordinance for a Property Located in the B-3 Central Business District (17 S. Lincolnway)
Motion for approval made by Trustee Lambert and seconded by Trustee Guethle. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lambert – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Faber – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

7. Approval of an Estoppel Letter to K. Hovnanian Homes regarding Randall
Highlands Subdivision
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Lowery. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Cutis – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lambert – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

8. Approval of Pay Request No. 4, Partial, to Hardin Paving Services in the amount
of $99,988.38 for the Smoke Tree Improvements Phase 1
Motion for approval made by Trustee Lambert and seconded by Trustee Guethle. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lambert – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

9. Approval of Pay Request No. 5, Partial, to Hardin Paving Services in the amount
of $82,435.26 for the Smoke Tree Improvements Phase 1
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Lambert. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Lambert – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

10. Approval of Bill List dated 3/3/2014 in the amount of $300,663.79; and Approval
of a Bill List dated 3/3/2014 in the amount of $4,000.26
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Lambert

COMMITTEE REPORTS - None

VILLAGE PRESIDENT REPORT
1. Appointment of the following people to serve a two-year term on the Citizens
Corps Council Members

Mark Gaffino, Chair; David Summer, Vice-Chair; Scott Buziecki, CERT Coordinator; Eric Bunkofske, Robert Boer, Sarah Deer, Jesse Siebold

Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Lowery. Voice Vote – yes – unanimous. Motion approved.
TRUSTEES’ COMMENTS - None
ADMINISTRATORS REPORT - None
ATTORNEYS REPORT - None
FIRE DISTRICT - None

VILLAGE DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. FINANCE
Finance meeting scheduled for Monday to discuss budget development for next year.

2. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
The Development Committee met and discussed screening of utility trailers. Will go before the Plan Commission next month to remove the screening requirement.

3. POLICE – None

4. PUBLIC WORKS – The Village received 5 trucks of salt today.

5. WATER – Paul Young noted that earlier in the evening Staff had discussions with residents regarding the backyard water main project. There was a very good turnout. This project would affect 37 homes.

EXECUTIVE SESSION – None

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Lori J. Murray
Village Clerk