Monthly Board Meeting Minutes
Monday, September 10, 2012
Trustees of the Village of Brandon, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin met in the Village of Brandon Board Room on Monday, September 10, 2012 at 7:35 p.m.
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: Library Board President, Kevin DeCramer; Library Director, Christina Ross; Public Works Director, Vance Henning; Police Chief, Tom Dornbrook; Nolan Insurance agent, Greg Smit; and Leslie Jaber-Wilson, Kevin Wilson and Damian Lonnee.
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 September 2012 payments as attached.
President Tetzlaff reported on meeting with Mary Ann Meyer, Building Inspector, Jon Dobbratz and Police Chief Dornbrook regarding a berm placed near Meyer’s lot line by a neighbor. It was determined the neighbor would move the berm 10 feet off the property line once a tree has been removed. This action should be complete by the spring of 2013.
On a motion by Trustees DeCramer/Krohn, unanimously passed on a voice vote, the Board approved the minutes of the August 13, 2012 meeting to include a spelling correction of Karey Schmidt.
Updates from Village officials & employees:
Library Board President, Kevin DeCramer reported the Library Board has approved expanding Library Director Ross’ hours to 30 per week qualifying the position for Village benefits. The Library will begin new hours of 1:00 -7:00 pm on Monday-Thursday, l:00-5:00 pm on Friday and 9:00 am-noon on Saturday.
Police Chief Dornbrook reported on activity to include solving the recent thefts from vehicles and a WI Dept. of Justice raid revealing illegal drug activity at 510 W. Main Street.
Trustee DeCramer expressed concern over children walking on Bowen Street to and from school. Chief Dornbrook will work with school officials to improve the situation.
Trustee Horvath reported the annual Fire Department meeting is set for September 18, 2012.
Trustee Krohn indicated a Finance Committee meeting will be scheduled to work on 2013 budget.
Trustee Henker reported on the following Library related items: 1) Lisa Roth-Sharp has joined the Library Board. 2) A new library sign is being constructed. 3) Tote bags have been ordered for the Library’s 100th celebration. 4) The Library Board will meet the first Tuesday of each month.
Trustee Tarr reported the Personnel Committee has begun the process of reviewing resumes and narrowing the field of candidates for the Clerk’s position. The Personnel Committee will meet September 12, 2012.
Leslie Jaber-Wilson, Kevin Wilson and Damian Lonnee were present to update the Board on their intention to purchase the former Reflections of Nature property. They presented a layout prepared by engineering firm Gremmer & Assoc. proposing division of the property into 3 lots. When the purchase of the property is complete they will seek rezoning of the two proposed rear lots from commercial to residential with the intention of building 2 homes on the property. There was discussion of project details to include a driveway easement and sewer placement.
Nolan Insurance agent, Greg Smit was present at the Board’s request to review the health insurance program offered to full time Village employees. Smit distributed handouts with plan details. The Personnel Committee will meet with Village employees to determine if they are satisfied with the current plan.
On a motion by Trustees Tarr/Walgenbach, unanimously passed on a roll call vote, the Board approved the proposal from Wolf Paving Company to resurface Bowen, Third, West and State streets in the amount of $79,792.
On a motion by Trustees Krohn/Tarr, unanimously passed on a voice vote, the Board approved an Operator Licenses for Lindsay Ramsey % Mel’s Bar & Grill.
On a motion by Horvath/Henker, unanimously passed on a voice vote, the Board approved 2012 Trick or Treat hours for October 31, 2012 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.
On a motion by Walgenbach/Krohn, unanimously passed on a voice vote, it was determined that approved minutes will be placed at the 3 public posting locations (Village Hall bulletin board, Library, Post Office) with additional copies to be provided at the Post Office.
Upon discussion the Board determined President Tetzlaff will speak with Brandon Meats in regards to the Brat Stop rental fees.
Library Director Ross distributed copies of plat maps indicating the location of Village drainage ditches.
No other business came before the Board. On a motion by Trustees Krohn/DeCramer, unanimously passed on a voice vote, the Board adjourned at 10:00 p.m.