Monthly Board Meeting Minutes
Monday, November 11, 2013
Trustees of the Village of Brandon, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin met in the Village of Brandon Board Room on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 7:14 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 (7:32 p.m.).
The following were present in the audience: Department of Public Works Director Vance Henning; Damian Lonnee; Library Director Christy Ross (left 7:44 p.m.); Police Chief Tom Dornbrook (7:44 p.m.).
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all those present.
On a motion by Trustees DeCramer/Henker, unanimously carried on a roll call vote, the Board approved the November 2013 payments as attached.
On a motion by Trustees DeCramer/Tarr, unanimously carried on a roll call vote, the Board approved the Village of Brandon financials as of November 11, 2013.
On a motion by Trustees DeCramer/Horvath, unanimously passed on a voice vote, the Board approved the minutes of the October 14, 2013 monthly meeting with a correction.
Library Director, Christy Ross, gave her monthly report. The Library Board discussed possibly purchasing the old M&I bank and using the alley way as an addition to the Library. Ross to set up a time for both the Library Board and Village Board to tour the building.
Police Chief, Tom Dornbrook, gave his monthly report.
Trustee DeCramer reported she received a phone call from Jeff Henker regarding some concerns at the Village Park. She will arrange a Parks & Recreation meeting before the end of the year and invite both the Little League and Co-Ed Softball Leagues to the meeting.
Dave Tarrreported there will be a Personnel Committee meeting this Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.
Trustee Krohn discussed the proposed 2014 budget. He reported the budget hearing will be held on Friday, November 29, 2013 at 10 a.m. Trustee Walgenbach noted the annexation done in 2012 by a property on Woodward St included reimbursing the Town of Metomen for property tax for the next five years. He believes this should be taken into consideration on the budget.
President Tetzlaff reported the Village of Fairwater is discussing the proposed Joint Police Protection agreement.
The Board discussed the 2014 support for Fond du Lac County Economic Development Corporation (FCEDC). This group has helped several local businesses locate in the Village, but the question is would they have located here anyway? Damian Lonnee explained his experience with the group and the benefits they have to offer his new business. Clerk to see if a representative from the Corporation would like to give a presentation to the Board at the next meeting. Tabled until next month.
President Tetzlaff briefly discussed the quote provided by Accu-Com for a NAS (storage device for the park cameras). He would like to wait until spring/summer when leaves have filled the trees to properly check wireless signals. Will revisit this next summer to do a wireless test.
Bowmar Appraisal has raised their annual fee by $100.00. On a motion by President Tetzlaff/Trustee DeCramer, unanimously carried on a roll call vote, the Board approved the Assessor contract with Bowmar Appraisal for 2014.
On a motion by Trustees DeCramer/Henker, unanimously carried on a roll call vote, the Board approved the amended ordinance 7-2-33(a) as presented.
On a motion by Trustees DeCramer/Henker, unanimously carried on a roll call vote, the Board approved Resolution 2013-05 as presented.
On a motion by Trustees Henker/DeCramer, unanimously passed on a voice vote, the Board approved the replacement of the Cemetery tree by the Brandon Historical Society with permission by Vance for placement.
No other business came before the Board. On a motion by DeCramer/Tarr, unanimously passed on a voice vote, the Board adjourned at 9:06 p.m.