Minutes of a Monthly Meeting held
Monday, August 13, 2012
Trustees of the Village of Brandon, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin met in the Village of Brandon Board Room on Monday, August 13, 2012 at 7:35 p.m.
President Steve Tetzlaff called the meeting to order and presided. Temporary Clerk Laper recorded the minutes of the meeting.
The following trustees were present: Carole DeCramer, Annette Henker, Diane Horvath, Kurt Krohn, David Tarr and Michael Walgenbach.
The following were present in the audience: President of Library Board, Kevin DeCramer; Library Director, Christina Ross; Wild Rose Public Library Director, Kent Barnard; Residents, Karey Schmidt, Sharon Peters, Donna Schmuhl, Hazel Stofflet and Jeanette Williams. Also present: Public Works Director, Vance Henning.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all those present.
On a motion by Trustees DeCramer/Tarr, unanimously carried on a roll call vote, the Board approved the August 2012 payments (see attached) to include the payment of $2,300 payment to Assessor, J. Ryan for annual services and holding off payment of Attorney Thiel invoice to check on hourly rate of pay.
On a motion by Trustees Tarr/DeCramer, unanimously passed on a voice vote, the Board approved the minutes of the July 9, 2012 regular meeting and July 30, 2012 special meeting with correction of removing attorney names not present at the meeting.
Updates from Village officials & employees:
Library Director, Christina Ross reported on the summer program activities. Police Chief, Thomas Dornbrook reported on recent activity. President Tetzlaff reported the Board will address the Fire Department worker’s comp. and payroll issue during the new business portion of the meeting.
Updates from Committees:
Trustee Decramer commented favorably regarding the progress on the Veteran’s Memorial. Trustee A. Henker reported that Tyler Loest has resigned from the Library Board and a replacement is being sought.
August 13, 2012 minutes
Resident Mary Ann Meyer addressed the Board concerning a berm placed near her lot line by a neighbor. She wanted clarification whether the berm was in violation of Village ordinances. If the berm was legal she requested a letter from the Village stating such. The Board determined that President Tetzlaff, Police Chief Dornbrook, and Building Inspector Dobbratz will meet to discuss the situation.
On a motion by Trustees DeCramer/Horvath, unanimously passed on a voice vote, the Board approved Operator Licenses for Joseph C. Lau %Venture’s and Valerie J. Brown %Brandon Store.
A presentation given by Library Board Director, Kevin DeCramer indicated the Library Board has proposed increasing the Library Director’s hours to include benefits and requested the Village Board consider re-instating, either in whole or in successive annual increments, the amount deducted from the Village allotment for the 2012 Library budget (approx. $6,000). Residents Stofflet, Schmidt, Peters, Schmuhl, Williams and Wild Rose Library Director supported the proposal with favorable comments of the Library Director Ross and the programs offered. Upon discussion the Board determined they will hold off on a decision until the 2013 budget figures can be reviewed.
On a motion by Trustees Walgenbach/DeCramer, unanimously carried on a roll call vote, the Board approved the purchase a complete truck (including plow) not to exceed $41,000.
Upon discussion the Board delayed acting on street resurfacing proposals until further information is available regarding funds available for the project.
On a motion by Trustees Tarr/Walgenbach, unanimously carried on a roll call vote, the Board approved the revision Ordinance 15-1-2 (a) (1) (d) to remove reroofing from the list of items exempt from a building permit and to move from item (d) to item (i) the reference that “unless structural calculations are provided, no more than 2 layers of roofing shall be installed on a roof”.
On a motion by DeCramer/Tarr, unanimously carried on a roll call vote, the Board approved the cancellation of the existing Village VISA Card held through the Bank of Oakfield and request for a replacement card with authorized users of Vance Henning, Chris Schouten, James Ramsey and Sherry Laper.
August 13, 2012 minutes
On a motion by Henker/Walgenbach, passed on a voice vote, the Personnel Committee will review applications for the Village Clerk position and eliminate those not meeting criteria. The remaining applications will be presented to the Board for review. Nay vote cast by Krohn.
On a motion by DeCramer/Tarr, unanimously passed on a roll call vote, the Board approved the Village of Brandon processing the Fire Department payroll and carrying worker’s compensation insurance in 2012.
On a motion by Tarr/Henker, unanimously passed on a roll call vote, the Board approved the minutes of closed session meetings held 5/24/12 and 7/18/12. It should be noted the minutes will be sealed in the Village vault and released only upon approval of the Village President and Village Attorney.
No other business came before the Board. On a motion by Trustees Krohn/Tarr, unanimously passed on a voice vote, the Board adjourned at 11:00 p.m.