Village of Sugar Grove Board of Trustees met February 5
Village of Sugar Grove Board of Trustees met Feb. 5.
Here is the minutes provided by the board:
President Michels opened the meeting at 6:00 PM and asked that Trustee Montalto lead the Pledge. The roll was then called.
Present: President Michels, Trustee Paluch, Trustee Lendi, Trustee Herron, Trustee Johnson, Trustee Montalto and Trustee Koch
Administrator Eichelberger, Attorney Andersson, Clerk Galbreath, Community Development Director Magdziarz, Finance Director Anastasia, Chief of Police Rollins, Public Works Director Speciale,and Senior Management Analyst Murphy.
Annexation Agreement Amendment – Crown Property (to be continued to 2/19)
Boundary Agreement with Aurora
APPOINTMENTS AND PRESENTATIONS
PUBLIC COMMENTS ON ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR ACTION
President Michels called for public comment.
a. Approval: Minutes of the January 22, 2019 meeting
b. Approval: Vouchers
c. Proclamation: National Engineers Week
Trustee Johnson moved to Approve the Consent Agenda as presented. Trustee Montalto seconded the motion. President Michels then called for a roll call vote.
Ordinance Amending Chapter 10 of the Village Code – Subdivision Requirements
Trustee Johnson moved to Adopt an Ordinance Amending Chapter 10 of the Village Code – Subdivision Requirements. Trustee Herron seconded the motion. Attorney Andersson stated that in addition to this being a housekeeping item as stated in the staff report this ordinance also tightens up the language for a Letter of Credit regarding collections and calling. President Michels then called for a roll call vote.
Boundary Agreement with Aurora
Administrator Eichelberger stated that the current boundary line agreement between the City of Aurora and the Village of Sugar Grove expires in 2020. The leadership in both communities has determined it would be in the best interests of both communities to extend the life of the current agreement in the absence of development pressure.
At the November 20 meeting, the Board expressed a willingness to move the line south of Prairie Street, from the Com Ed right-of-way to future Gordon Road extended, as requested by Aurora, subject to development in the transferred area conforming to Aurora’s Countryside Vision Plan (CVP). The City of Aurora has expressed reluctance to commit to the CVP as they have concerns about the long-term impacts of the ROW design.
Sugar Grove’s primary goal of including CVP requirement was to ensure single-family detached development in this area. Staff suggests that single-family detached requirements in the transferred area be presented to Aurora for inclusion in the agreement.
President Michels asked if the inlcusion of such language would be enforceable. Attorney Andersson answered, yes, boundary agreements are enforceable.
Staff was directed to proceed with negotiations as presented.
Presdient Michels stated that he had seen pictures of the watermain crossing in progress and hoped that soon they could be shown at to the Board as they are quite inspiring. As soon as the weather breaks it is hope that Supervisor Merkel can attend a meeting to show and explain them.
Director Speciale stated that the testing has been completed and chlorination is in process for the watermain project.
Staff was thanked by all for their diligence and attention to detail during the recent winter storms.
Trustee Koch announced that the Chamber had elected a new President, Mr. Larry Jones. Trustee Johnson stated that Saturday would be the next indoor Farmers Market at the Library. Trustee Paluch stated that Corn Boil is dedicated to community groups (not for profits).
Mr. Grotto, addressed the Board concerning the intersection at Route 47 and Park. He told them his story about his family member who was injured and medevac’d from an accident at the intersection (family member is okay now). He implored that the Board do something at this intersection.
Mr. Elliot addressed the Board and the rezoning for Corn Development. He gave his opinion on why certain zoning standards were not met and that the development itself would have a downward effect on the EAV’s in Sugar Grove. He asked that the Board look to the children and into their hearts when this comes to a vote.
Mr. Mann stated that he moved to Sugar Grove for tranquility and safety. He asked that the last amendment to the Comprehensive Land Use Plan be repealed and that it be updated using the process that was followed in 2005. He further stated that if the warehouses come in they will bus workers in. That will not look good in Sugar Grove
Mr. Boyle stated that he is a bilingual special ed teacher and that when warehouse are built they bring in low income and diverse ethnicities. It is difficult to find teachers and this should be factored into the decision the board makes.
Mr. Wolf stated that he has been waiting 20+ years for a divissifed tax based. He further stated that industrial warehouse areas also bring in hi-tech, small business areas. He is tired of hearing the bigory and bullying that is going on. This town should be more open, it is America. Yes 47 will be full of trucks but it will be regardless. The old plan was to use priair parkway but that is not being built. This town will grow and people cannot stop change.
Trustee Montalto stated he lives in a diverse neighborhood and it is great.
Ms. Konen said she has no issue with diversity just does not want her kids killed in a school bus accident on Route 47.
Ms. Anderson stated that she/the Facebook page and gotten feedback and that they had been using false information. All information is garnered from the Corn Site and the Sugar Grove website. Their signs have been taken, their paypal account reported. She asked the Board to be good stewards and get better options for the development. Route 47 is already crowded with drivers driving too fast. It is too difficult to get out on to Route 47 now.
Motion adjourn at 6:55 p.m. by Trustee Johnson, seconded by Trustee Montalto.