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Oct 14, 2013


Monthly Board Meeting Minutes

Monday, October 14, 2013


Trustees of the Village of Brandon, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin met in the Village of Brandon Board Room on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 7:09 p.m.   


President Pro Tem David Tarr 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, Carole DeCramer, and Kurt Krohn. 


The following were present in the audience:  Library Director Christy Ross (7:12 p.m.); Police Chief Tom Dornbrook; Library Board President Kevin DeCramer (7:12 p.m.); Department of Public Works Director Vance Henning; Michelle Clark, Missy Clark, Damian Lonnee, Greg Barber, and Clayton Jahns.


The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all those present.


On a motion by Trustees DeCramer/Horvath, unanimously carried on a roll call vote, the Board approved the October 2013 payments as attached.


On a motion by Trustees DeCramer/Krohn, unanimously carried on a roll call vote, the Board approved the Village of Brandon financials as of October 14, 2013.


On a motion by Trustees DeCramer/Henker unanimously passed on a voice vote, the Board approved the minutes of the September 9, 2013 monthly meeting with one correction.


Old Business:



New Business:

Clayton Jahns of the Brandon Sno Cubs snowmobile club updated the Village Board on the 2012-2013 snowmobile season.  He asked for permission to use the same routes in the Village as used last year.  The permission requested was approved by Resolution 2013-04 on a motion by Trustees Henker/Horvath, unanimously passed on a voice vote.


On a motion by Trustees DeCramer/Henker, unanimously carried on a roll call vote, the Board approved Operator License for the term 10/15/2013 through 6/30/2015 for Danielle Pickart % Brandon Store.


On a motion by Trustees Krohn/DeCramer, unanimously carried on a roll call vote, the Board approved Operator License for the term 10/15/2013 through 6/30/2015 for Robert Jackson % Mel’s Bar & Grill contingent upon receiving responsible server course certification.


Trustee Tarr discussed the committee meeting regarding the Joint Police Dept. Agreement with Fairwater. Fairwater’s committee will review with their Board and their Clerk will be in touch.  Tabled until Fairwater responds.


Public Comment:

Greg Barber, owner of 192 E Main St. spoke to the Board regarding his concerns with the liquor license being held for that property.  There is no longer a business occupying the space and the lessee has turned in his keys.  Mr. Barber has someone interested in leasing the building and running a business and would like to open in December.  However, the former liquor license holder has not surrendered the license.  Barber has been in touch with the Village Attorney on ways to proceed.


Damian Lonnee, co-owner of 347 S Woodward St, reported they are progressing with the remodel of the building.  Drywall is almost done and then the designers will be in.  He will be filing his variance paperwork.


Village Updates:

Trustee Krohn noted work on the budget has begun and will set up a committee meeting soon.


Trustee Henker reported the Library Board would like to send a survey in the sewer and water bills to inquire about resident Library needs.


Trustee Tarr reported the Village has a new contact for health insurance at Nolan Insurance. 


Library Director, Christy Ross, gave her monthly report.


Library Board President, Kevin DeCramer, reported the Library Board’s intentions should they purchase property to include the following: 1. Have money saved that has been donated to the Library for such a purchase. 2. Looking into some grant money. 3. Fundraising options.  They are looking to minimize any cost to the Village.  Discussion followed regarding costs of operating at a new location.  The Board discussed the preliminary cost estimate for renovation of St. Brendan’s Church provided by Sue Leahy of Kunkel Engineering.  Some suggestions were to look into other options and put together a committee to help research.


Police Chief, Tom Dornbrook, gave his monthly report.  He also gave the Board his input on the situation at 192 E Main St.


No other business came before the Board.  On a motion by DeCramer/Krohn, unanimously passed on a voice vote, the Board adjourned at 8:22 p.m.

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