Village Board Minutes

VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA
VILLAGE BOARD MEETING MINUTES
JULY 7, 2014

CALL TO ORDER – 7:00 p.m.
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 Mark Carroll, Trustee Laura Curtis, Trustee Mike Lowery, Trustee Chris Faber.

Staff in attendance: Village Administrator Steve Bosco, Finance Director Bill Hannah, Fire Chief Ryan Lambert, Public Works Superintendent Mike Glock, Water Superintendent Paul Young, Community & Economic Development Director Mike Toth.

AUDIENCE COMMENTS - None

TRUSTEE COMMENTS
Trustee Mark Guethle mentioned that he was in Aurora today for the $2 million dollar grant that the governor awarded to the Fox Valley Park District.

CONSENT AGENDA
1. Approval of Village Board Minutes dated June 16, 2014 and Committee of the Whole Minutes dated June 16, 2014
2. Approval of Interim Bill List dated June 24, 2014 in the amount of $61,402.93
Motion for approval made by Trustee Gaffino and seconded by Trustee Lowery. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Faber – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

NEW BUSINESS
1. Approval of Ordinance Amending the North Aurora Municipal Code for Noise Control and Outdoor Special Events 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 Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

2. Approval of an Ordinance Amending Section 5.08 of the North Aurora Municipal Code regarding Event Liquor Licenses in the Village of North Aurora
Motion for approval made by Trustee Carroll and seconded by Trustee Lowery. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Guethle - yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

3. Approval of an Agreement with Randall Oaks LLC for the use of property for the North Aurora Fireworks Display
Motion for approval made by Trustee Carroll and seconded by Trustee Gaffino. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Guethle - yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Faber – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

4. Approval of a Proposal for Fireworks from Johnny Rockets Fireworks Display Corp. for North Aurora Days in the Amount of $12,500.00
Motion to approve made by Trustee Gaffino and seconded by Trustee Carroll. Trustee Curtis asked how much the Village spent on fireworks last year. Answer was $10,000. Trustee Curtis questioned the need for fireworks on both nights and spending an extra $2,500 for this year. Trustee Gaffino said that fireworks on both nights brings a bigger crowd. Trustee Curtis asked if the Village has done a study to determine if vendors have increased business by having two nights of fireworks. Curtis suggested finding a way to increase profitability for the event. Finance Director Bill Hannah said expenses have gone down in recent years and the Village has had increased sponsorship in the last couple of years. Sponsorships are $5,000 to $6,000 more than last year at this point. Curtis said she is very encouraged that the Village has had increased sponsorship. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Gaffino –yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Faber –yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

5. Approval of a Resolution Approving the Annual North Aurora Days Emergency Vehicle Show Parade
Motion to approve made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Lowery. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Faber – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

6. Approval of a Resolution Approving the Annual North Aurora Pet Parade
Motion to approve made by Trustee Gaffino and seconded by Trustee Guethle. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

7. Approval of Pay Request No. 2 Partial to Jetco Ltd. for the East Water Tower Painting in the Amount of $63,382.58
Motion to approve made by Trustee Carroll and seconded by Trustee Guethle. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Faber –yes. Motion approved (6-0).

8. Approval of Pay Request No. 1, Partial to Builders Paving LLC d/b/a Hardin Paving Services for the 2014 Road Program in the Amount of $758,229.88 and Change Order No. 1, deduction in the Amount of $161,119.20
Motion to approve made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Carroll. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Faber – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

9. Approval of a Bid from Fox Valley Tree Care in the amount of $28,270.00 for the Removal of 257 Ash Trees
Motion to approve made by Trustee Faber and seconded by Trustee Lowery. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Guethle –yes, Trustee Carroll – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

10. Approval of Bill List dated 07/07/2014 FY14 in the Amount of $61,318.12; and Bill List dated 07/072014 FY15 in the Amount of $1,049,482.80
Motion to approve made by Trustee Lowery and seconded by Trustee Faber. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Carroll – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

OLD BUSINESS - None

VILLAGE PRESIDENT REPORT
Mayor Berman presented a plaque to Ryan Lambert for his dedication as a member of the North Aurora Plan Commission and Village Board from 2007-2014.

COMMITTEE REPORTS - None
TRUSTEES’ COMMENTS - None
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT - None
ATTORNEY’S REPORT - None

FIRE DISTRICT REPORT
June stats – 173 calls (999 year to date). Four fires in June.

June Anniversaries
Captain Miller – 13 years
Lieut. Warner – 13 years
Lieut. Ramirez – 13 years
Firefighter Rippinger – 13 years
Fire Fighter Friese – 13 years
Administrative Asst Jean Powell – 8 years.
Fire Marshall Eric Bunkofske – 17 years.

VILLAGE DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. Finance – Getting ready for audit preparation. Auditors will be at Village Hall for 2 weeks in August.

2. Community Development – 370 permits issued in June for miscellaneous permits, mainly for roofing and siding. Plan Commission recommended for approval the text amendments for the medical marijuana usage. Dunkin Donuts will be having a soft opening in Orchard Place tomorrow.

3. Police - None

4. Public Works – Road projects moving forward. Oak Street to be completed in the next couple of weeks. New employee started today and will replace Gary Forth. Looking at reopening Mitchell Road on August 8th.

5. Water – None

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Lori J. Murray
Village Clerk