Village Board Minutes

VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA
VILLAGE BOARD MEETING MINUTES
MARCH 17, 2014

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. Lori Murray

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

AUDIENCE COMMENTS
Kevin McLoughlin, 2888 Leonard Lane, addressed the Board and recognized Village Administrator Steve Bosco for the decision he had to make to close the activity center. McLoughlin said it concerned him that the decision to close the activity center was a quick one and that the building may have been allowed to deteriorate to the point where it is unusable. McLoughlin asked the Board if the Village will rehabilitate the building and what would be done for tenants.

Laura Lindholm, 507 Wingfoot Drive, stated that she agreed with Mr. McLoughlin. Lindholm asked if the report from the structural engineer will be public record.

Mayor Berman said that public questions would be addressed once the Village Board has had the opportunity to discuss the situation.

TRUSTEE COMMENTS – None

CONSENT AGENDA
1. Approval of Village Board Minutes dated 3/3/2014 and Committee of the Whole Minutes dated 3/3/2014
Motion for approval made by Trustee Gaffino and seconded by Trustee Lambert. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Lambert – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

NEW BUSINESS
1. Approval of an Ordinance Approving Budget Amendment #3 for FY 2013-14
Motion for approval made by Trustee Faber and seconded by Trustee Curtis. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lambert – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

2. Approval of a Resolution to Approve an Amendment to the Finance and
Accounting Policies and Procedures Regarding Purchasing and Accounts Payable
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).

3. Approval of an Ordinance Amending Title 3, Chapter 3.40 for the North Aurora
Village Code regarding Contracts for Public Works
Motion for approval made by Trustee Faber and seconded by Trustee Lowery. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Lambert – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

4. Approval of a Resolution Approving an Intergovernmental Agreement with
Kane County for Animal Control Services
Motion for approval made by Trustee Gaffino and seconded by Trustee Lowery. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Gaffino - yes, Trustee Lambert – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

5. Approval of the Requisition to Purchase 2,600 Tons of Salt through the State of
Illinois Joint Purchasing for the 2014-15 winter season
Motion for approval made by Trustee Lowery and seconded by Trustee Faber. 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).

6. Approval of Bill List dated 3/17/2014 in the amount of $218,184.33.
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 Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Faber – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

OLD BUSINESS - None

VILLAGE PRESIDENT REPORT
Mayor Berman commended Staff for their efforts over the past two weeks on the emergency situation at the Activity Center. Berman also thanked the efforts of the fire department and for their part in assisting with relocating Share and Care.

COMMITTEE REPORTS - None
TRUSTEE COMMENTS - None

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
Steve Bosco reported that staff is close to wrapping up the draft budget. This will be presented at the April Board meeting.

ATTORNEY’S REPORT
Atty. Drendel commented that village staff stepped up to deal with a very sensitive subject in terms of the activity center. In making a hard decision, staff knew they would displace a business and put a lot of parents in a difficult spot, but a decision was made with the safety of the children in mind. The decision was not made rashly and staff went above and beyond to find a location that would be available to accommodate a business.

FIRE DISTRICT REPORT - None

VILLAGE DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. Finance – None
2. Community Development – None
3. Police – DUI patrol enforcement was held on Friday, March 14th. The department wrote 36 tickets. Service (anniversary) dates: Scott Buziecki – 18 years, Doug Kitner – 17 years, Paul Dilley – 16 years, Dan Cyko – 15 years, Robyn Stecklein – 15 years, Brad Brown – years.
4. Public Works – Preconstruction meeting for the railroad project will be held at IDOT on April 8th.
5. Water - None

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Lori J. Murray
Village Clerk