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May 14, 2012
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VILLAGEOF BRANDON

Minutes of a Monthly Meeting held

Monday, May 14, 2012

 

Trustees of the Village of Brandon, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin met in the Village of Brandon Board Room on Monday, May 14, 2012.

 

President Steve Tetzlaff called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m. and presided.  Clerk Stark recorded the proceedings 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: Ryan Redmann, Wade Lenz (left 8:20 p.m.), Director of Public Works Vance Henning, Library Director Christina Ross (left at 7:21 p.m.), Scott Zacharias (left 8:20 p.m.), Kevin DeCramer, Angela Lavota (7:27 p.m., left 8:40 p.m.), Police Chief Thomas Dornbrook (7:31p.m., left 8:50 p.m.) and Mark Horvath (7:29 p.m., left 8:20 p.m.).

 

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all those present.

 

On a motion by Trustees Krohn/Tarr, carried on a roll call vote, the Board approved the following to be paid in May 2012:

EFT

05/14/2012

United StatesTreasury

1310 · Cash

-3,067.17

 

 

 

24000 · Payroll Liabilities

1,110.00

 

 

 

24000 · Payroll Liabilities

912.37

 

 

 

24000 · Payroll Liabilities

618.06

 

 

 

24000 · Payroll Liabilities

213.37

 

 

 

24000 · Payroll Liabilities

213.37

 

 

 

 

 

EFT

05/28/2012

Wisconsin Department of Revenue

1310 · Cash

-678.04

 

 

 

3040 · State Withholding

678.04

 

 

 

 

 

EFT

05/01/2012

All Savers Insurance

1310 · Cash

-3,921.07

 

 

 

5195.1 · Insurance-Health Premiums

3,256.13

 

 

 

5210.4 · Police Insurance

664.94

 

 

 

 

 

EFT

05/01/2012

DTCC - Chase Manhattan Bank

1310 · Cash

-10,761.25

 

 

 

1525 · Temporary Advances To Utility

10,761.25

 

 

 

 

 

EFT

05/24/2012

Wisconsin Department of Revenue

1310 · Cash

-125.00

 

 

 

5605 · TIF-Administrative Expense

125.00

 

 

 

 

 

14030

05/11/2012

Dornbrook, Thomas E

1310 · Cash

-1,524.88

 

 

 

 

 

14031

05/11/2012

Henning, Vance B

1310 · Cash

-1,199.05

 

 

 

 

 

14032

05/11/2012

Krueger, Jennifer

1310 · Cash

-135.25

 

 

 

 

 

14033

05/11/2012

Laper, Sherry R

1310 · Cash

-366.22

 

 

 

 

 

14034

05/11/2012

Roeming, Richard

1310 · Cash

-7.48

 

 

 

 

 

14035

05/11/2012

Schicker, Pearl D

1310 · Cash

-28.67

 

 

 

 

 

14036

05/11/2012

Stark, Deborah L

1310 · Cash

-1,056.27

 

 

 

 

 

14037

05/11/2012

Williams, Jeanette A

1310 · Cash

-200.44

 

 

 

 

 

14038

05/11/2012

Zittlow, David M

1310 · Cash

-108.97

 

 

 

 

 

14039

05/11/2012

Tetzlaff, Steven E

1310 · Cash

-283.05

 

 

 

 

 

14040

05/08/2012

Leahy's Rustic Inn

1310 · Cash

-26.00

 

 

 

5141.2 · Election Expenses

26.00

 

 

 

 

 

14041

05/08/2012

Mel's Bar & Grill LLC

1310 · Cash

-30.00

 

 

 

5141.2 · Election Expenses

30.00

 

 

 

 

 

14042

05/14/2012

ACC Computer Products

1310 · Cash

-63.75

 

 

 

5210.5 · Police Other Expenses

63.75

 

 

 

 

 

14043

05/14/2012

Alliant Energy/WP&L

1310 · Cash

-1,975.43

 

 

 

5334 · Street Lights

5.04

 

 

 

5511.2 · Library Expenses

126.43

 

 

 

5334 · Street Lights

9.08

 

 

 

5334 · Street Lights

8.17

 

 

 

5334 · Street Lights

8.17

 

 

 

5520.2 · Parks Expenses/Maint

29.01

 

 

 

5162.1 · Buildings & Grounds Maint/Sup

253.67

 

 

 

5331.8 · Garage Maint/Supplies

46.71

 

 

 

5520.2 · Parks Expenses/Maint

129.03

 

 

 

5520.2 · Parks Expenses/Maint

64.18

 

 

 

5520.2 · Parks Expenses/Maint

18.94

 

 

 

5334 · Street Lights

1,277.00

 

 

 

 

 

14044

05/14/2012

Bank of Oakfield

1310 · Cash

-577.55

 

 

 

5560 · Economic Development

577.55

 

 

 

 

 

14045

05/14/2012

BrandonSewer & Water Utility

1310 · Cash

-157.00

 

 

 

5331.8 · Garage Maint/Supplies

36.87

 

 

 

5511.2 · Library Expenses

36.87

 

 

 

5162.1 · Buildings & Grounds Maint/Sup

40.95

 

 

 

5520.2 · Parks Expenses/Maint

42.31

 

 

 

 

 

14046

05/14/2012

CenturyLink

1310 · Cash

-353.59

 

 

 

5140.2 · Village Hall Office Expense

116.92

 

 

 

5210.3 · Police Office Expenses

132.68

 

 

 

5511.2 · Library Expenses

103.99

 

 

 

 

 

14047

05/14/2012

Deborah Stark

1310 · Cash

-68.27

 

 

 

5141.2 · Election Expenses

68.27

 

 

 

 

 

14048

05/14/2012

Farmers Elevator Company Ltd

1310 · Cash

-2,968.43

 

 

 

5331.4 · Vehicle Expense/Maintenance

2,968.43

 

 

 

 

 

14049

05/14/2012

Fondy Auto Electric

1310 · Cash

-117.16

 

 

 

5331.4 · Vehicle Expense/Maintenance

117.16

 

 

 

 

 

14050

05/14/2012

Fox Stamp, Sign & Specialty

1310 · Cash

-96.94

 

 

 

5210.3 · Police Office Expenses

96.94

 

 

 

 

 

14051

05/14/2012

FoxValley Technical College

1310 · Cash

-88.81

 

 

 

5210.5 · Police Other Expenses

88.81

 

 

 

 

 

14052

05/14/2012

Martens Farm & Home Supply

1310 · Cash

-31.09

 

 

 

5331.8 · Garage Maint/Supplies

31.09

 

 

 

 

 

14053

05/14/2012

Menards - Fond du Lac

1310 · Cash

-230.86

 

 

 

5331.8 · Garage Maint/Supplies

102.97

 

 

 

5520.2 · Parks Expenses/Maint

127.89

 

 

 

 

 

14054

05/14/2012

MinnesotaLife

1310 · Cash

-86.37

 

 

 

5194 · Insurance-Life & ICI

86.37

 

 

 

 

 

14055

05/14/2012

National Bank of Waupun

1310 · Cash

-450.00

 

 

 

4110.7 · N/P-Nat'l Bank (Library)

386.55

 

 

 

5825 · Interest Exp & Fiscal Charges

63.45

 

 

 

 

 

14056

05/14/2012

Nolan Insurance Agency LLC

1310 · Cash

-2,780.00

 

 

 

5193 · Insurance-Prop/Liab/Work Comp

2,780.00

 

 

 

 

 

14057

05/14/2012

Oppenheimer Funds

1310 · Cash

-120.00

 

 

 

3050 · P/R Deductions Payable

120.00

 

 

 

 

 

14058

05/14/2012

PT Tire & Service Corp

1310 · Cash

-99.00

 

 

 

5210.2 · Police Squad Expenses

99.00

 

 

 

 

 

14059

05/14/2012

Public Safety Equipment, LLC

1310 · Cash

-36.00

 

 

 

5210.2 · Police Squad Expenses

36.00

 

 

 

 

 

14060

05/14/2012

Redeker Dairy Equipment, Inc.

1310 · Cash

-8.40

 

 

 

5162.1 · Buildings & Grounds Maint/Sup

8.40

 

 

 

 

 

14061

05/14/2012

Rhyme Business Products

1310 · Cash

-120.60

 

 

 

5140.2 · Village Hall Office Expense

120.60

 

 

 

 

 

14062

05/14/2012

Shady Oaks Trailer and Lock LLC

1310 · Cash

-27.50

 

 

 

5210.5 · Police Other Expenses

27.50

 

 

 

 

 

14063

05/14/2012

Sippel Alignment

1310 · Cash

-165.00

 

 

 

5331.4 · Vehicle Expense/Maintenance

165.00

 

 

 

 

 

14064

05/14/2012

Streicher's

1310 · Cash

-16.99

 

 

 

5210.5 · Police Other Expenses

16.99

 

 

 

 

 

14065

05/14/2012

United Life Insurance Company

1310 · Cash

-121.00

 

 

 

5210.4 · Police Insurance

121.00

 

 

 

 

 

14066

05/14/2012

Veolia Environmental Services

1310 · Cash

-3,925.53

 

 

 

5362 · Garbage/Bulk Collection

2,928.57

 

 

 

5363.2 · Recycling Expenses/Maint

996.96

 

 

 

 

 

14067

05/14/2012

Verizon Wireless

1310 · Cash

-106.90

 

 

 

5210.5 · Police Other Expenses

44.22

 

 

 

5331.8 · Garage Maint/Supplies

31.78

 

 

 

5210.5 · Police Other Expenses

30.90

 

 

 

 

 

14068

05/14/2012

VISA

1310 · Cash

-470.96

 

 

 

5210.2 · Police Squad Expenses

6.00

 

 

 

5210.3 · Police Office Expenses

172.72

 

 

 

5210.5 · Police Other Expenses

48.85

 

 

 

5110.1 · Village Board

15.98

 

 

 

5511.2 · Library Expenses

227.41

 

 

 

 

 

14069

05/14/2012

Westra, Tillema & O'Connor, LLC

1310 · Cash

-2,350.00

 

 

 

5125 · Accounting

2,350.00

 

 

 

 

 

14070

05/14/2012

WI Department of Justice

1310 · Cash

-42.00

 

 

 

5210.5 · Police Other Expenses

42.00

 

 

 

 

 

14071

05/14/2012

WisconsinRetirement System

1310 · Cash

-1,059.39

 

 

 

5196.1 · Pension-Village Share

1,059.39

 

 

 

 

 

14072

05/14/2012

Wurtz Law Office, LLC

1310 · Cash

-165.00

 

 

 

5130 · Village Attorney

165.00

 

 

 

 

 

14073

05/14/2012

Zacherl, O'Malley & Endejan, SC

1310 · Cash

-100.00

 

 

 

5130 · Village Attorney

100.00

 

 

 

 

 

14074

05/11/2012

Ross, Christina M

1310 · Cash

-597.16

 

 

 

 

 

14075

05/14/2012

Baker & Taylor

1310 · Cash

-66.27

 

 

 

5511.2 · Library Expenses

66.27

 

 

 

 

 

14076

05/14/2012

Catering by Design Books

1310 · Cash

-50.95

 

 

 

5511.2 · Library Expenses

50.95

 

 

 

 

 

14077

05/14/2012

Christina Ross

1310 · Cash

-30.00

 

 

 

5511.2 · Library Expenses

30.00

 

 

 

 

 

14078

05/14/2012

Gaylord Bros., Inc.

1310 · Cash

-68.58

 

 

 

5511.2 · Library Expenses

68.58

 

 

 

 

 

14079

05/14/2012

Smart Apple Media

1310 · Cash

-134.70

 

 

 

5511.2 · Library Expenses

134.70

 

 

 

 

 

14080

05/14/2012

The Penworthy Company

1310 · Cash

-366.10

 

 

 

5511.2 · Library Expenses

366.10

 

 

 

 

 

14081

05/14/2012

Winnefox Automated Library Services

1310 · Cash

-92.01

 

 

 

5511.2 · Library Expenses

92.01

 

 

 

 

 

Est

05/25/2012

Dornbrook, Thomas E

1310 - Cash

-1,524.88

 

 

 

 

 

Est

05/25/2012

Henning, Vance B

1310 - Cash

-1,300.00

 

 

 

 

 

Est

05/25/2012

Krueger, Jennifer

1310 - Cash

-140.00

 

 

 

 

 

Est

05/25/2012

Laper, Sherry R

1310 - Cash

-350.00

 

 

 

 

 

Est

05/25/2012

Ross, Christina M

1310 - Cash

-550.00

 

 

 

 

 

Est

05/25/2012

Schicker, Pearl D

1310 - Cash

-30.00

 

 

 

 

 

Est

05/25/2012

Schouten, Christopher J

1310 - Cash

-1,150.00

 

 

 

 

 

Est

05/25/2012

Williams, Jeanette A

1310 - Cash

-200.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL:

49,148.98

 

On a motion by Trustees DeCramer/Henker, passed on a voice vote, the Board approved the minutes of the April 9, 2012 regular monthly meeting.

 

Library Director Christina Ross gave the Library’s status report for April 2012.  She verbally expanded on some of the activities that took place in April 2012.

 

Kevin DeCramer, Library Board President, said that the Library is looking at different ways they can provide opportunities for the community.  They are looking to expand the Library and would like to work with the Village Board and the Brandon Historical Society.

 

Library Liaison Annette Henker asked if the health insurance question has been addressed.  She also had a copy of the proposed exterior sign.

 

On a motion by Trustees Tarr/DeCramer, carried on a roll call vote, the Board approved the request of the Brandon Lions Club for a Class “B” Retail License for the sale of Fermented Malt Beverages at a Gathering or Picnic on June 9, 2012 in the Brandon Community Park.

 

On a motion by Trustees Henker/Tarr, carried on a roll call vote, the Board approved the Trustee Committee appointments for 2012-2013.

 

President Tetzlaff pointed out goals for the coming year for each of the committees.

 

A discussion was held concerning the Mutual Agreement of a Joint Fire Department Board Between the Town of Metomen, Village of Brandon, Village of Fairwater, Town of Springvale and Town of Waupun. Trustee Henker expressed her concern with Section 4 and the wording of the section addressing performance violations.

 

On a motion by Trustees DeCramer/Henker, carried on a 5 -2 (Tetzlaff, Tarr) roll call vote, the Board directed that the Village’s legal counsel review   the Mutual Agreement of a Joint Fire Department Board Between the Town of Metomen, Village of Brandon, Village of Fairwater, Town of Springvale, and Town of Waupun and give his opinion.

Because of the previous motion and vote, the discussion and possible action concerning the transfer of the Brandon-Fairwater Fire Department’s current funds to a new checking account and the discussion and possible action concerning the old Fire Department records were set aside until a later date. 

 

 Chief of Police Thomas Dornbrook was concerned with articles for bulk pickup being put out too early.  Also, the Village of Brandon’s Code of Ordinances is silent concerning how early garbage and recycling items may be put at the curb. 

 

On a motion by Trustees Tarr/DeCramer, carried on a roll call vote, the Board approved the Amended Code of Ordinances for the Village of Brandon Section 7-1-13 Prohibited and Protected Animals, Fowl, Reptiles and Insects; Farm Animals (E) Farm Animals; Miniature Pigs.

 

Angela Lavota, who lives near the entrance to the Community Park, spoke to the Board concerning how people using the park are using her property.  Children are on her playground equipment and people are sitting on the lawn and when they have been asked to move, have refused.  People have also been found taking items from the garden.  Ms. Lavota does not want to be put in the situation where a child is injured on her property and she becomes liable.  President Tetzlaff gave this matter to the Parks and Recreation Committee and the Board will wait for their recommendation.

 

On a motion by President Tetzlaff/Trustee Tarr, carried on a 6 – 1 (DeCramer) roll call vote, the Board directed Trustee Walgenbach to speak with the person who has petitioned to annex a portion of parcel T14-15-14-36-020-03-00 into the Village of Brandon.  Trustee Walgenbach is to present him with two (2) options: Option 1 would be to donate a section of the adjoining parcel that is already in the Village of Brandon to the Village of Brandon for Fire Department use.  In turn, the Village of Brandon will pay the five (5) years of taxes that will be due to the Town of Metomen after annexation and the survey fees.  The petitioner would pay all legal fees. Option 2 puts the burden for the five (5) years of taxes to the Town on Metomen on the petitioner.  The petitioner would also be responsible for any legal fees and if the petitioner would sell the adjoining parcel that is already in the Village of Brandon the petitioner would be responsible for all the costs associated with bringing sewer and water service to that parcel.

 

Because of the above motion, the discussion and possible action concerning the Amended Ordinance Annexing Property to the Village of Brandon, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin was set aside until a later date.

 

Chief of Police Thomas Dornbrook reported that he backed into a parked car as he was backing out of the garage. A tail lamp was broken on the squad and the parked car received no damage.  He reported it the Fond du Lac County Sheriff and was told that it was not a reportable accident.  Citizen complaints have been received concerning lawns and the condition of properties.  He is working with the Department of Public Works and certain properties will be mowed by the Village and charged to the property owner.  Letters went out on the properties that had vehicle violations.  Several of the property owners are trying to comply with the directive.  The properties on West Main Street and East Washington Street will be a continuing problem. 

 

Chief Dornbrook also reported that one computer has been replaced and is working fine.  He is working on a recommendation to deal with the garbage and recycling problems on commercial properties.  Bicycle safety is probably not going to take place before the school year ends.  People riding bicycles at night with no lights or reflectors are going to be stopped and told that for their safety their bicycle must become compliant with the regulations for riding at and after dusk.

 

On a motion by Trustees DeCramer/Tarr, carried on a roll call vote, the Board convened in Closed Session at 9:29 p.m. under Wis. Statutes 19.85 (1)(e) Deliberating or negotiating the purchasing of public properties, the investing of public funds, or conducting other specified public business, whenever competitive or bargaining reasons require a closed session in reference to 347 S Woodward Street. 

 

The Board reconvened in Open Session at 10:07 p.m.

 

President Tetzlaff charged the Public Works Committee with exploring the options for the property located at 347 S Woodward Street.

 

No other business came before the Board.  On a motion by Trustees DeCramer/Tarr, passed on a voice vote, the Board adjourned at 10:12 p.m.

 

 



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