Village Board Minutes


VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA
VILLAGE BOARD MEETING MINUTES
DECEMBER 2, 2013

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, Village Clerk Lori Murray.

Staff in attendance: Village Administrator Steven Bosco, Finance Director Bill Hannah, Police Chief Dave Summer, Public Works Superintendent Mike Glock, Village Attorney Kevin Drendel and Jim Bibby of Rempe-Sharpe.

PROCLAMATION
1. National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month
Mayor Berman proclaimed December 2013 as Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month in the Village of North Aurora.

PUBLIC HEARING
1. Truth in Taxation for 2013 Property Tax Levy
Mayor Berman opened the public hearing. There were no comments. Mayor Berman then closed the public hearing.

AUDIENCE COMMENTS - None
TRUSTEE COMMENTS - None

CONSENT AGENDA
1. Approval of Village Board Minutes dated 11/18/2013
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Lambert. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Lambert – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

NEW BUSINESS
1. Approval of the Messenger Public Library Resolution of the Board of Trustees for .02% Maintenance Tax – Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Gaffino. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Lambert – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

2. Approval of an Ordinance for the Levy and Assessment of Taxes in and for the Village of North Aurora, Kane County, Illinois for the Fiscal Year Beginning June 1, 2013 and Ending May 31, 2014 – Motion for approval made by Trustee Gaffino and seconded by Trustee Guethle. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Lambert – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

3. Approval of an Ordinance levying the Taxes for the Waterford Oak Special Service Area #4 for the Fiscal Year beginning June 1, 2013 and ending May 31, 2014 – Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Lambert. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Lambert – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

4. Approval of an Ordinance Levying the Taxes for the Timber Oaks Special Service Area #8 for the Fiscal Year beginning June 1, 2013 and ending May 31, 2014 – 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 Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (6-0).

5. Approval of an Ordinance Levying the Taxes for the Pinecreek (Phase III) Special Service Area #9 for the Fiscal Year beginning June 1, 2013 and ending May 31, 2014 – Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Curtis. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Lambert – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis. Motion approved (6-0).

6. Approval of N Ordinance Levying the Taxes for the Willow Lakes Special Service Area #11 beginning June 1, 2013 and ending May 31, 2014 – Motion for approval made by Trustee Lambert and seconded by Trustee Lowery. 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).

7. Approval of an Ordinance Abating the Tax heretofore levied for the year 2013 to Pay Debt Service on $3,500,000 General Obligation Bonds, Series 2006 (Alternate Revenue Source) – Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Gaffino. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Lambert – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis. Motion approved (6-0).

8. Approval of an Ordinance Abating the Tax heretofore levied for the Year 2013 to Pay Debt Service on $9,000,000 General Obligation Bonds, Series 2008 (Alternate Revenue Source) – Motion to approve made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Curtis. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Lambert – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis. Motion approved (6-0).

9. Approval of a Proposal from Rempe-Sharpe Engineering for the Randall Road Resurfacing Project Phase II; Oak to I-88 for a fee not to exceed $39,964.50 - Motion for approval made by Trustee Lambert and seconded by Trustee Guethle. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Lambert – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis. Motion approved (6-0)

10. Approval of a Resolution Approving the Local Match for the 2014 Randall Road Resurfacing Phase 2 Improvements through the Kane/Kendall County Council of Mayors Surface Transportation Program – Motion to approved made by Trustee Lambert and seconded by Trustee Gaffino. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Lambert – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis. Motion approved (6-0)

11. Approval of Pay Request No. 3, Partial to Builders Paving, LLC d/b/a Hardin Paving Services for the Smoke Tree Improvements Phase I project in the Amount of $137,552.10 – Motion for approval made by Trustee Gaffino and seconded by Trustee Guethle. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Lambert – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis. Motion approved (6-0)

12. Approval of Pay Request No. 1, Partial to Builders Paving, LLC d/b/a Hardin Paving Services in the Amount of $23,424.76 for the Offutt Lane and Lovedale Lane Improvements – Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Gaffino. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Lambert – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis. Motion approved (6-0)

13. Approval of Bill List dated 12/2/2013 in the amount of $338,280.46 – Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Gaffino. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Lambert – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Faber – yes, Trustee Lowery – yes, Trustee Curtis. Motion approved (6-0)

OLD BUSINESS - None
VILLAGE PRESIDENT REPORT - None
COMMITTEE REPORTS - None
TRUSTEE COMMENTS - None
ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS - None
ATTORNEYS REPORT - None
FIRE DISTRICT - None

VILLAGE DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. Finance – None
2. Community Development - None

Jim Bibby noted that the Village committed to a capital program over 20 years ago that included 20 items the Village planned to accomplish. With the completion of Oak & 31 and Mooseheart & 31, 18 of the 20 items have been accomplished. The two items that remain are the easterly 1/3 of Smoke Tree and the south 40% of Mitchell Road going south toward I-88.
3. Police – Chief Summer noted on the following items:
-The PD acquired a Humvee through the Government Surplus program.
-The next new hire for the police department will begin the police academy on Jan 6th.
-PD Staff continues to work on traffic issues on Bartram and Route 25.

4. Public Works – Mike Glock reported that of the 550 trees to be planted, the Village
has planted 350 and will finish the rest by early next week.

Mayor Berman asked if there will be traffic signals installed at Mooseheart & 31. Mike Glock said yes and that he has called the state but has not heard back.

5. Water – Paul Young reported that the Village was unable to fix some water leaking
issues identified on Offutt Lane in-house and utilized the contractor doing the storm water on Lovedale and Offutt. The valve was replaced along with 10 feet of pipe.

EXECUTIVE SESSION
Motion made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Lambert to adjourn to executive session to discuss personnel. All in favor. Motion approved.

(return from executive session)

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Lori J. Murray
Village Clerk