Monthly Board Meeting Minutes
Monday, December 9, 2013
Trustees of the Village of Brandon, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin met in the Village of Brandon Board Room on Monday, December 9, 2013 at 7:05 p.m.
President Steve Tetzlaff called the meeting to order and presided. Village Clerk Corinne Vande Zande recorded the minutes of the meeting.
The following trustees were present: Diane Horvath, Annette Henker, Mike Walgenbach, Carole DeCramer, Dave Tarr and Kurt Krohn.
The following were present in the audience: Department of Public Works Director Vance Henning; Olivia Krohn (observer); Steve Jenkins of FCEDC; Robert Roth of General Engineering (7:06 p.m.); and Library Director Christy Ross (7:45 p.m.).
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all those present.
On a motion by Trustees Walgenbach/DeCramer, unanimously carried on a roll call vote, the Board approved the December 2013 payments as attached.
On a motion by Trustees Krohn/Henker, unanimously carried on a roll call vote, the Board approved the Village of Brandon financials as of December 9, 2013.
On a motion by Trustees DeCramer/Tarr, unanimously passed on a voice vote, the Board approved the minutes of the November 11, 2013 monthly meeting and November 29, 2013 budget hearing.
Robert Roth of General Engineering distributed information about his company and discussed the services they provide.
Library Director, Christy Ross, gave her monthly report. Ross noted that all of the old public computers have been sold.
Library Liaison, Annette Henker, reported the Library is still considering two options for expansion. They would like to have another Engineer give them cost estimates and they would like to choose the engineer. Trustee Krohn mentioned the Library should talk with the FCEDC and see if they could assist.
President Tetzlaff reported he spoke with Fire Chief, Ryan Redmann. The Supper with Santa and parade went well. They are now working on a bowling tournament.
Public Works Director, Vance Henning, reported there are approximately 370 available plots left in the new section of the cemetery. Also, with the first snowfall, there were many cars parked on the aprons of the streets in the Village right of way making snow plowing difficult.
Steve Jenkinsof FCEDC discussed how his company is able to help new businesses whether it is a one man operation or 100 employees. Support is given to a new business at start up as well as monitoring them after they open. The FCEDC is able to do market studies to determine if the community is able to support the new business.
On a motion by Trustees Walgenbach/Henker, unanimously carried on a roll call vote, the Board approved the 2014 support to FCEDC in the amount of $1554.00.
On a motion by Trustees DeCramer/Tarr, unanimously passed on a voice vote, the Board set the date for the 2014 Caucus as January 13, 2014 at 6:45 p.m.
On a motion by Trustees DeCramer/Tarr, unanimously passed on a voice vote, the Board approved the Election Inspectors as presented for the 2014-2015 election cycle.
Director of Public Works Director, Vance Henning, discussed the leaf vac he found for sale. He noted it is a pull-type so it will require two people to operate, but would save on physical labor. The Village of Rosendale has this same leaf vac. The Board discussed the leaf vac and whether time would be saved if dumping the cart requires a significant amount of time and labor. Henning directed to see how Rosendale likes theirs.
No one came before the Board to speak for or against the re-zoning of Melvin Gunnink’s property (Parcel V011514360300700). On a motion by Walgenbach/Horvath, carried unanimously on a roll call vote, the Board approved rezoning Melvin Gunnink’s property (Parcel V011514360300700) from B-2 Highway Commercial to MT Manufacturing Transition.
No other business came before the Board. On a motion by Krohn/Henker, unanimously passed on a voice vote, the Board adjourned at 8:42 p.m.