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Oct 08, 2012
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Monthly Board Meeting Minutes

Monday, October 8, 2012


Trustees of the Village of Brandon, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin met in the Village of Brandon Board Room on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 7:45 pm.   


President Steve Tetzlaff called the meeting to order and presided.  Interim 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:  Public Works Director, Vance Henning; Police Chief, Tom Dornbrook; and Clayton Jahns, representing the Brandon Sno-Cubs. 


The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all those present.


On a motion by Trustees Tarr/DeCramer, unanimously carried on a roll call vote, the Board approved the October 2012 payments as attached


On a motion by Trustees DeCramer/Henker, unanimously passed on a voice vote, the Board approved the minutes of the September 10, 2012 monthly meeting and the public and closed session minutes of the September 17, 2012 special meeting.   


President Tetzlaff reported the Zoning Board of Appeals will meet on October 15, 2012 to consider a variance request by Dean & Tanya Mulder. 


Public Works Director, Henning reported the street resurfacing will be completed yet this fall.  Chris Schouten has returned to work after an (non-work related) injury that occurred in July.


Trustee Horvath reported the Fire Department will meet on October 16, 2012. 


Henning reported the first monument has been completed for the Brandon Veterans Memorial. 


Trustee Krohn reported he will meet with Department heads regarding budget needs for 2013. 


Trustee Henker reported that Library Director, Christina Ross and Library Board President, Kevin Decramer are visiting with area town and village boards seeking monetary support and informing them of various materials and programs they offer. 

Trustee Henker also reported on several upcoming Library activities.


Trustee Tarr reported the process is ongoing to fill the Village Clerk position.


Chief Dornbrook reported the Police Department has added a facebook account.  Dornbrook also reported the Rosendale Police Department office administrator will fill in the part-time hours at the Police Department until Sherry Laper has concluded her Interim Clerk duties. 


Old Business:

President Tetzlaff reported that Brandon Meats will assist the Village Board in collecting Village fees for the brat stop rentals in 2013.


New Business:

On a motion by Trustees DeCramer/Tarr, unanimously passed on a voice vote, the Board approved Operator Licenses for Megan TeBeest % Mel’s Bar & Grill and Janessa Wellhouse %Venture’s Tavern.


Clayton Jahns reported the Brandon Snow Cubs were seeking permission to mark designated snowmobile trails on various Village streets.  The annual resolution allowing the Snow Cubs access to Bowen Street, South Lockin Street, and Main Street was approved on a motion by Trustees Henker/Tarr and unanimously approved on a roll call vote.  Jahns also requested information be placed in the Village November newsletter. 


Building Inspector, Jon Dobbratz has submitted a letter of resignation effective December 31, 2012.  Dobbratz suggested Susan Leahy or Mary Vogel as prospective building inspector replacements.  The Board will invite Leahy and Vogel to attend the November Board meeting.


On a motion by DeCramer/Henker, unanimously passed on a roll call vote, Sherry Laper was approved as Deputy Clerk, effective upon completion of Interim Clerk duties.


On a motion by Horvath/DeCramer, unanimously passed on a roll call vote, the former clerk will be removed as a signer on all Village accounts and David Tarr will be added as a signer on the Village checking account at the National Bank of Waupun.


9:45 pm:  Motion by DeCramer/Tarr, unanimously carried on roll call (7-ayes, 0-nays), to move to closed session per Wisconsin State Statute 19.85(1)(c) Considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility.

(Re:  Review final payout of benefits due former clerk.) 


9:55 pm:  Motion by Tarr/DeCramer, unanimously carried on roll call (7-ayes, 0-nayes) to reconvene to open session.


No other business came before the Board.  On a motion by Trustees Krohn/Tarr, unanimously passed on a voice vote, the Board adjourned at 9:57 p.m.

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