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Aurora Government Operations Committee recommends several traffic and parking studies

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By Wadi Reformado | Sep 15, 2016

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Aurora Government Operations Committee met Tuesday, Aug. 9.

Here are the minutes as provided by Aurora:

60 East Downer Place

Aurora, IL

City of Aurora Office of the Aldermen - Meeting Room

Government Operations Committee

4:30 PM

August 09, 2016

Tuesday

Meeting Minutes - Final

Chairperson Scheketa Hart-Burns

Alderman Edward Bugg

Alderman Carl Franco

Alt - Alderman Rick Mervine

CALL TO ORDER:

Chairman Hart-Burns called the meeting to order at 4:31 pm

ROLL CALL

Chairperson Scheketa Hart-Burns, Alderman Edward Bugg and Alderman

Carl Franco

Present: 3 -

OTHERS PRESENT

OTHERS PRESENT:

Raymond Froehlich, Knights of Columbus 4649; Eduardo Gonzalez-Gonzalez, El Autenico Jalisco; Mark Burgund, Calvary Church; Christian Atersen, Calvary Church; Brian Foster, Alpha Media; Julian Vargas, Family Focus; Joe Rossi, Save A Lot; Bart Baker, 7-11; Jose Torres, 128 Liberty St; Ellen Sanders, MDA; Pinak Patel, OM NKS DBA 7-11; Coby Shaw, B C I; Dennis Wiggins; William Burns, 246 N Sumner

CITY OF AURORA:

Eric Gallt, Traffic Engineer; Gina Moga, Special Events; Wendy McCumbridge, City Clerk, Sara Townsend, Deputy City Clerk, Alex Voight, Mayor's Office; Alderman Lynne Johnson, 10th Ward; Rick Mervine, 8th Ward; Bill Donnell, 4th Ward; Jeane Beck, Aldermen's Office

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

16-00722 Approval of the minutes of the Government Operations Committee meeting held on Tuesday, July 26, 2016.

A motion was made by Alderman Bugg, seconded by Alderman Franco, that this agenda item be accepted and filed. The motion carried.

Ayes: 3

16-00451 A Resolution establishing the maximum number of Class C City of Aurora liquor licenses (unofficially related to application from: Grocery Guys LLC. d/b/a Save-a-Lot, located at 212 N. Lake Street, Aurora, Illinois.)

A motion was made by Alderman Bugg, seconded by Alderman Franco, that this agenda item be recommended for approval. The motion carried.

Ayes: 3

16-00611 A Resolution establishing the maximum number of Class G-1 City of Aurora liquor licenses (unofficially related to application from: Galena Gasoline Inc d/b/a BP Gas Station, located at 2200 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora, Illinois).

A motion was made by Alderman Franco, seconded by Alderman Bugg, that this agenda item be recommended for approval. The motion carried.

Ayes: 3

16-00614 A Resolution establishing the maximum number of Class G-1 City of Aurora liquor licenses (unofficially related to application from: Om N K S. d/b/a 7-Eleven #32334C, located at 2130 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora, Illinois.).

A motion was made by Alderman Bugg, seconded by Alderman Franco, that this agenda item be recommended for approval. The motion carried.

Ayes: 3

16-00619 A Resolution Establishing the Maximum Number of Class F City of Aurora liquor licenses (unofficially related to application from: El Autentico Jalisco Inc., doing business as El Autentico Jalisco, 110 N. Lake Street, Aurora, 60506.)

A motion was made by Alderman Franco, seconded by Alderman Bugg, that this agenda item be recommended for approval. The motion carried.

Ayes: 3

16-00739 A Resolution approving the issuance of a Music Festival permit to Family Focus, 550 Second Avenue, for the Roots Aurora Event, which will be held on Friday, September 2nd, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Water Street Mall.

A motion was made by Alderman Bugg, seconded by Alderman Franco, that this agenda item be recommended for approval. The motion carried.

Ayes: 3

16-00402 A Parking Study for Prairie Street in the 800 block. Ward 4, Alderman Donnell.

A motion was made by Alderman Bugg, seconded by Alderman Franco, that this agenda item be recommended for approval (information only). The motion carried.

Ayes: 3

16-00539 A Traffic Study for the N. Union Street and Fulton Street intersection. Ward 2, Alderman Garza.

A motion was made by Alderman Bugg, seconded by Alderman Franco, that this agenda item be recommended for denial (information only). The motion carried.

Ayes: 3

16-00557 A Parking Study for the entire Echo Lane. Ward 10, Alderman Johnson.

A motion was made by Alderman Bugg, seconded by Alderman Franco, that this agenda item be recommended for denial (information only). The motion carried.

Ayes: 3

16-00609 A Parking Study for Bunker Hill Circle at N Gregory Street. Ward 10, Alderman Johnson.

A motion was made by Alderman Bugg, seconded by Alderman Franco, that this agenda item be recommended for approval (information only). The motion carried.

Ayes: 3

16-00643 A Parking Study for the alley in back of 454-424 North Avenue. Ward 2, Alderman Garza.

A motion was made by Alderman Franco, seconded by Alderman Bugg, that this agenda item be recommended for approval (information only). The motion carried.

Ayes: 3

16-00644 A Parking Study for Kane Street in the 1100 block. Ward 7, Alderman Hart-Burns.

A motion was made by Alderman Franco, seconded by Alderman Bugg, that this agenda item be recommended for denial (information only). The motion carried.

Ayes: 3

16-00674 Requesting permission for Alpha Media LLC to stage the second annual Cock-A-Doodle Brew Festival on Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm at 201 N. River Street.

A motion was made by Alderman Franco, seconded by Alderman Bugg, that this agenda item be recommended for approval (information only). The motion carried.

Ayes: 3

16-00680 Athziry Dia de Muertos is requesting permission to stage Day of the Dead on Benton between Stolp Avenue and River Street on Sunday, November 6, 2016 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.

A motion was made by Alderman Franco, seconded by Alderman Bugg, that this agenda item be recommended for approval (information only). The motion carried.

Ayes: 3

16-00681 Batavia Container Inc. is requesting approval to stage Haunts for Hope at Tivoli Plaza on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 5:00 to 10:00 pm.

A motion was made by Alderman Bugg, seconded by Alderman Franco, that this agenda item be recommended for approval (information only). The motion carried.

Ayes: 3

16-00718 Tag Day - Request by the Aurora Fire Department to hold the annual “Fill the Boot” drive to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) from September 9th to September 11th, 2016 at various intersections within the City of Aurora and store fronts if permission is given.

A motion was made by Alderman Franco, seconded by Alderman Bugg, that this agenda item be recommended for approval (information only). The motion carried.

Ayes: 3

16-00720 Tag Day - The Three Fires Council, Boy Scouts of America, annual popcorn sale from September 1st through November 5th, 2016 to raise money to help support their pack, troop, and council programs.

A motion was made by Alderman Bugg, seconded by Alderman Franco, that this agenda item be recommended for approval (information only). The motion carried.

Ayes: 3

16-00713 Request for Block Party in the 700 block of W. Downer Place between S. Lancaster Ave. and S. Russell Ave on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. or dusk.

A motion was made by Alderman Franco, seconded by Alderman Bugg, that this agenda item be recommended for approval (information only). The motion carried.

Ayes: 3

16-00726 Family Focus is requesting permission to stage Roots Aurora on Water Street Mall and in Mundy Park on Friday, September 2, 2016 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm.

A motion was made by Alderman Bugg, seconded by Alderman Franco, that this agenda item be recommended for approval (information only). The motion carried.

Ayes: 3

16-00738 Tag Day: Kiwanis Club of Aurora annual Peanut Days Fundraiser for the Aurora Kiwanis Foundation at local businesses from September 5, 2016 to December 31, 2016 as well as at scheduled times at the Aurora Transportation Center on Route 25 and at the Route 59 Train Station. (No sales from the streets.)

A motion was made by Alderman Bugg, seconded by Alderman Franco, that this agenda item be recommended for approval (information only). The motion carried.

Ayes: 3

16-00742 Aurora Downtown is requesting permission to stage Alley Art Festival on Water Street Mall Saturday, August 27, 2016 from Noon to 5:00 pm.

A motion was made by Alderman Franco, seconded by Alderman Bugg, that this agenda item be recommended for approval (information only). The motion carried.

Ayes: 3

16-00743 St. John United Church of Christ is requesting closure of the 300 block of Fifth Street on Saturday, September 3, 2016 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.

A motion was made by Alderman Bugg, seconded by Alderman Franco, that this agenda item be recommended for approval (information only). The motion carried.

Ayes: 3

16-00745 The Knights of Columbus Council #4849 of Illinois submitted a charitable solicitations campaign permit application to conduct their annual Tootsie Roll Drive on September 9th and 10th, 2016 to raise funds for Special Olympics.

A motion was made by Alderman Bugg, seconded by Alderman Franco, that this agenda item be recommended for approval (information only). The motion carried.

Ayes: 3

16-00764 Information Only - Buenas Nuevas Church Pray-Thru service for Community - Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 8:30am to 12:30pm -Douglas & Melrose and Union & Ashland.

A motion was made by Alderman Bugg, seconded by Alderman Franco, that this agenda item be forwarded as information only. The motion carried.

Ayes: 3

HELD

16-00479 A Parking Study for N. Loucks Street in the 500 Block. Ward 7, Alderman Hart-Burns.

This Reports/Studies was held

16-00702 Update from the Calvary Church event on July 3, 2016 discussion.

This Information/Discussion Only was discussed and filed

PENDING

14-00781 A Traffic study for Shiloh Drive, 2300 block. Ward 9, Alderman Bugg

This Reports/Studies was placed on pending

14-00899 A Traffic Study for Clark Street and 5th Street for STOP signage.

Ward 2, Alderman Garza.

This Reports/Studies was placed on pending

ADJOURNMENT:

A motion was made by Alderman Bugg, seconded by Alderman Franco, that this meeting be adjourned. Chairman Hart-Burns adjourned the meeting at 5:20 pm. The motion carried.

Ayes: 3

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