Monthly Board Meeting Minutes
Monday, January 14, 2013
Trustees of the Village of Brandon, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin met in the Village of Brandon Board Room on Monday, January 14, 2013 at 7:09 pm.
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, Dave Tarr, Kurt Krohn, and Michael Walgenbach. Absent: Carole DeCramer and Annette Henker.
The following were present in the audience: Department of Public Works Director Vance Henning; Representative Keith Ripp; Rob Roth & Jerry Foellmi of General Engineering Company; and Tom Dornbrook (late).
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all those present.
On a motion by Trustee Tarr/President Tetzlaff, unanimously carried on a roll call vote, the Board approved the January 2013 payments.
On a motion by Trustees Walgenbach/Tarr, unanimously passed on a voice vote, the Board approved the minutes of the December 10, 2012 monthly meeting, December 10, 2012 conditional use hearing, and December 12, 2012 special meeting.
Representative Keith Ripp introduced himself and noted he is starting his 3rd term in the State Assembly. He is from the Lodi area where he comes from a farming background.
The Board discussed the Veolia (Advanced Disposal) contract extension options. Trustees gave their opinions on positives and negatives for the various options. On a motion by Trustees Horvath/Walgenbach, carried on a roll call vote, the Board approved a 10 year contract with Veolia (Advanced Disposal), (5 Ay, 1 Nay) Krohn –no.
The Board reviewed various options for Christmas party location and dates. It was decided to have the Christmas party February 2, 2013 at Rock River Country Club in Waupun. Social hour will begin at 5 p.m. and dinner will be at 6 p.m. Clerk Vande Zande to send out email regarding information.
No information was brought to the Board regarding internet needs from FastByte.
Rob Roth and Jerry Foellmi from General Engineering presented information about their company. They deal mainly with small communities and noted they have been Markesan’s engineering company for fifty plus years. Some of the services of the company are engineering, building inspections, cross connection control, environmental services, grant & funding services, land surveying, zoning administration and design. They emphasized their ability to build long standing relationships.
Chief Dornbrook presented his monthly time card and discussed his December calls. He noted it was a quiet month. He is currently working on recovering a shotgun that was stolen on December 22, 2012. The Chief mentioned there hasn’t been a new contract for protection services with the Village of Fairwater since 2010. He suggests both Villages Emergency Government Committees meet before the February monthly meeting.
President Tetzlaff nominated Anthony Sauer as a Zoning Board member. Jennifer Post will remain an alternate.
President Tetzlaff reported for Trustee Henker that nine people attended the senior citizens meeting. The committee is not planning to seek Village funding for their group. Potential meeting places are the Lutheran Church or the Village Hall. Darrell and Charlene Strook will head the committee.
President Tetzlaff and Trustee Horvath reported the Fire Dept is looking to raffle off an old fire truck at $20.00 a ticket. Profits would be used for updates to the replacement truck. President Tetzlaff would like the title transferred to the Brandon-Fairwater Fire Department prior to the raffle.
Due to concerns regarding previous service that Kunkel Engineering provided to the Village of Brandon, the Board determined they will hold off signing a contract with them for building inspections services. Trustee Walgenbach suggested asking Jon Dobbratz to continue on as our building inspector for another month or two to allow the Board to look into building inspection services offered by General Engineering.
Henning noted there has not been any contact from Kunkel Engineering regarding a grant that was applied for in December for two projects on Well #2 and painting the water tower. Henning will be in contact with them.
Henning informed the Board the Methodist Church added an over hang with pillars that are on the sidewalk. The Church did not get a building permit. This may be a possible Zoning Board issue.
The Board reviewed the 2013 contract with Bowmar Appraisal, also the email passed out by Clerk Vande Zande explaining future charges. On a motion by Krohn/Tarr, unanimously carried on a roll call vote, the Board approved the contract with Bowmar Appraisal for assessor services.
On a motion by Trustees Krohn/Tarr, passed on a voice vote, the Board approved Operator Licenses for Lindsey Loberg for the term 1/15/2013 through 6/30/2014.
The Board discussed the Waupun Chamber of Commerce membership fee. In the past we became a member for health insurance discounts, but found we could receive the same benefits at Nolan Insurance. Trustee Tarr to look into health insurance benefits. Clerk Vande Zande to call the Chamber and see if there are any other benefits as a chamber member.
MEG – Municipal Environmental Group was discussed. Henning reported our permits are good for another couple of years. Henning to call around and see what MEG is all about.
No other business came before the Board. On a motion by Tarr/Walgenbach, unanimously passed on a voice vote, the Board adjourned at 9:36 p.m.