Village Board Minutes


VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA
VILLAGE BOARD MEETING
JANUARY 20, 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 Ryan Lambert, Trustee Mark Gaffino, Trustee Mark Guethle, Village Clerk Lori Murray. Not in attendance: Trustee Chris Faber, Trustee Mike Lowery.

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

AUDIENCE COMENTS
Steven Bosco stated that over the last couple of weeks the Village has been aware of several concerns about the utility trailer ordinance. Village Staff is looking at the ordinance and will do more research. The Development Committee will be discussing this further next month.

Fred Coppes, 328 Sharon Lane, North Aurora, IL – Mr. Coppes addressed the Board with his concern about the Utility Trailer Ordinance. Coppes said that three years ago he looked at the village ordinance and sent an email to code enforcement about a trailer he was looking to purchase. The code enforcement department said that the trailer met the current code. Coppes said he also spoke with neighbors to make sure it would not be obtrusive to them. Now the ordinance is being revised and the portion that affects residents is the portion requiring a fence. Coppes said that his trailer sits right next to his garage and it would be almost impossible to put a fence around it without moving the trailer back 3 or 4 feet which would require removal of his 37-year old maple tree. Coppes recommended the Village review the ordinance and look at a grandfather clause.

John Kelsey, 116 N. Juniper, North Aurora, IL – Mr. Kelsey said he has lived in North Aurora for 35 years. He owns a sailboat which he keeps on a concrete pad on his property. Kelsey said he is most interested in why the amendment to the ordinance was considered since there are other things that are more unsightly than boats and campers. Kelsey said he was glad to hear that the Village is considering reviewing this ordinance.

TRUSTEE COMMENTS - None

CONSENT AGENDA
1. Approval of Village Board Minutes dated 12/16/2013
2. Approval of Interim Bill List dated 12/18/2013 in the Amount of $6,726.13
3. Approval of Bill List dated 1/6/2014 in the Amount of $221,900.72
4. Approval of an Interim Bill List dated 1/8/2014 in the Amount of $75,576.97

Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Gaffino. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Lambert – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (4-0).

NEW BUSINESS
1. Approval of a Resolution Authorizing Application for Kane County Community
Development Grant Funds and Execution of all Necessary Documents
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Curtis. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Lambert – yes. Motion approved (4-0).

2. Approval of an Ordinance Approving Budget Amendment No. 2 for FY 2013-14
inclusive of changes to the FY 2013-14 Salary Schedule for the reclassification of the part-time Software Programmer to a full-time Information Technology Specialist and increase in budget for the MFT Fund for salt account
Steve Bosco said that one of the biggest deficiencies for the Village is the lack of IT support. Staff time is estimated at 1650 hours a year on IT related issues and research. Half of those hours are dedicated to a sergeant in the police department. The part-time software technician for the Village has retired. Bosco proposed converting that position into a full time position. The Finance Committee discussed this at their last meeting and was in favor of creating a full time IT Specialist. Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Gaffino. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Lambert – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Mayor Berman – yes. Motion approved (5-0).

3. Approval of an Ordinance Granting a Special Use pursuant to Title 17, Chapter
8 of the North Aurora Zoning Ordinance to allow an Animal Hospital and Veterinary Clinic (1045 Orchard Rd) in the ¬¬B-2 PUD – General Business District Planned Unit Development (Petition #14-01).
Motion for approval made by Trustee Lambert and seconded by Trustee Curtis. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lambert – yes, Trustee Gaffino- yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (4-0).

4. Approval of an Ordinance Granting a Variance pursuant to Title 15, Chapter 48
of the North Aurora Sign Ordinance for a Property Located in the B-2 PUD General Business District Planned Unit Development (241 Genesis Drive - Petition #14-02).
Motion for approval made by Trustee Gaffino and seconded by Trustee Curtis. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Lambert – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (4-0).

5. Approval of an Ordinance to Vacate a Portion of Grant Street in the Village of North Aurora
Item tabled per Mayor Berman.

6. Approval of the Purchase of 500 Tons of Additional Salt from Morton Salt Company in the estimated Amount of $32,975.00
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 Lambert – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (4-0).

7. Approval of a Bid for the 2014 Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation C.I.P.P from Visu-Sewer of Illinois in the Amount of $156,448.00
Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Gaffino. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Lambert – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes. Motion approved (4-0).

8. Approval of the Purchase of Five Dell E6430 ATG Laptop Computers in the Amount of $12,459.65 from Dell Computers
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 Curtis- yes. Motion approved (4-0).

9. Approval of Rempe-Sharpe and Associates Schedule of Engineering Rates for 2014 Motion for approval made by Trustee Guethle and seconded by Trustee Curtis. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Guethle – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Lambert – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes. Motion approved (4-0).

10. Approval of Bill List dated 01/20/2014 in the amount of $321,865.15 and
Approval of Special Assessment #3 Rebate Bills List in the amount of $35,645.28
Motion for approval made by Trustee Lambert and seconded by Trustee Curtis. Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lambert – yes, Trustee Curtis – yes, Trustee Gaffino – yes, Trustee Guethle – yes. Motion approved (4-0).

OLD BUSINESS – None
VILLAGE PRESIDENT REPORT – None
COMMITTEE REPORTS– None

TRUSTEE COMMENTS
Trustee Gaffino commended the Village for the condition of the roads during the snow season and for all those who have been out plowing.

AUDIENCE COMMENTS - None

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
Steven Bosco commended Mike Glock for his recommendation to purchase extra salt to ensure the Village does not run out.

ATTORNEY’S REPORT
Atty. Drendel noted, in reference to item 5 which was tabled, the Village is looking to vacate the property that runs along 149 Grant Street. It was assumed it had been vacated many years ago. When the owner sold off a parcel to Aurora Pack and subdivide the property, the county said it was never vacated.

FIRE DISTRICT REPORT – None

VILLAGE DEPARTMETN REPORTS
1. Finance – None
2. Community Development – Massage Envy will have a soft opening tomorrow and will open full time on Wednesday.
3. Police – None
4. Public Works – IDOT opened bids for the Randall Road paving from Oak Street to Orchard Road. Geneva Construction was the low bidder and came in $70,000 cheaper than the next bidder.
5. Water – None

EXECUTIVE SESSION
1. Review of Executive Session Minutes dated 10/21/2013 and 12/2/2013
There were no changes to the minutes. To be placed on the Consent Agenda for the next Village Board meeting.

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Lori J. Murray
Village Clerk