Village Board Minutes

VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA
VILLAGE BOARD MEETING MINUTES
May 19, 2014

CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Berman called the meeting to order.

SILENT PRAYER – MEDITATION – PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL
In attendance: Mayor Dale Berman, Trustee Mark Guethle, Trustee Mark Gaffino, Trustee Laura Curtis, Trustee Mike Lowery. Not in attendance: Trustee Chris Faber.

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

VILLAGE PRESIDENT REPORT
1. Appointment to Fill Vacant Trustee Position to Complete an Unexpired
Term to 2015
Mayor Berman requested the appointment of Mark Carroll to fill the one-year unexpired term of Ryan Lambert. Berman said that Carroll has lived in the Village for a number of years and has been on the Plan Commission for 5 years. Motion made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Gaffino to approve the appointment of Mark Carroll. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes Trustee Lowery – yes, Mayor Berman – yes.

The swearing in of Mark Carroll was conducted by Village Attorney Kevin Drendel.

AUDIENCE COMMENTS – None

TRUSTEE COMENTS - None

CONSENT AGENDA
1. Approval of Village Board Minutes dated May 5, 2014 and Committee of the Whole
Minutes dated May 5, 2014

2. Approval of an Interim Bill List dated May 13, 2014 in the amount of $1,123.96

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

NEW BUSINESS
1. Approval of an Ordinance Adopting the Village of North Aurora Budget for FY 2014-15
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Curtis. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

2. Approval of a Resolution of the Board of Library Trustees of the Village of North Aurora, Adopting Budget and Appropriations the Library’s Fiscal Year Beginning June 1, 2014 and Ending May 31, 2015
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Lowery. Curtis asked what the percentage increase or decrease is from prior year. Finance Director Bill Hannah said it is similar to last year. One of the things the Village was able to do was to have the Library Board hold off on recommending a tax levy until later in the year once the new construction values are known. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

3. Approval of a Resolution Authorizing the Renewal of Electric Aggregation
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Curtis. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

4. Approval of an Amendment to Title 17.8.2 to allow Day Care Centers, Adult or Child, in B-3 Central Business District as a Special Use
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Gaffino. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

5. Approval of an Ordinance Granting a Special Use to Allow a Child Care Center at 12 John Street in the B-3 Central Business District
Motion for approval made by Trustee Gaffino and seconded by Trustee Carroll. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Gaffino –yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

6. Approval of a Resolution Approving the Beiriger Subdivision being a Resubdivision in Lake Run Estates in the Village of North Aurora
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Gaffino. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

7. Approval of an Ordinance Granting a Variation Pursuant to Title 17, Chapter 7 of the North Aurora Zoning Ordinance to Allow a Reduced Rear Yard Setback in the E-3 Estate Standard District (Lots 335 & 343 in Lake Run Estates)
Motion for approval made by Trustee Gaffino and seconded by Trustee Lowery. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

8. Motion to Approve the Purchase of two 2015 Ford ¾ Ton Pickup Trucks and one 2014 Ford Explorer through the State Purchasing Program
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Lowery. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle - yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes< Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

9. Approval of Bill List dated 05/19/2014 in the Amount of $187,510.38
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Gaffino. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

OLD BUSINESS - None
COMMITTEE REPORTS - None

TRUSTEES’ COMMENTS
Trustee Gaffino stated that he was involved with the Community Emergency Response Team (CERTS) and took the disaster training class through the police department with the help of the fire department. Gaffino said the training was very professionally done. North Aurora Days will be its first function with directing traffic and crowd control. The CERTS training was seven weeks long. Another class will be held in the fall. Seventeen people took the class this past session.

Trustee Carroll thanked the Mayor and trustees for their approval and said he was excited to work with the Board for the benefit of the Village.

Mayor Berman said there is now an opening on the Plan Commission and he would be looking to fill that position.

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
Village Administrator Steven Bosco reported on the following:
*Staff is working on updating the personnel manual.
*Looking into the special events licensing to further clarify information.
*There will be a public meeting on June 11th for the cable consortium to speak to some of the civic groups and residents as to the types of public access television they provide.

ATTORNEY’S REPORT - None
FIRE DISTRICT REPORT - None

VILLAGE DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. Finance – Monthly investment and financial reports went out for the month of April. Auditors from Sikich will at Village Hall next week.
2. Community Development – This Wednesday is the kick off date for the Community Workshop Outreach for the Comprehensive Plan. This will be held at 7:00 pm at the police station.
3. Police – This weekend is Memorial Day weekend and the police department’s Honor Guard has been asked to assist Kane County Sheriffs Department’s Honor Guard at the presentation of the Colors of the Healing Fields at Kaneland High School. Chief Summer said he was very proud of the Color Guard and having them participate in the presentation.
4. Public Works – Tomorrow will kick off preconstruction for the local road program. Safe Routes to Schools will begin the second week of June.
5. Water – None.

EXECUTIVE SESSION - None

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Lori J. Murray
Village Clerk