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Apr 14, 2014


Monthly Board Meeting Minutes

Monday, April 14, 2014


Trustees of the Villageof Brandon, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsinmet in the Village of Brandon Board Room on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 7:14 p.m.   


President Tetzlaff called the meeting to order and presided.  Village Clerk Vande Zande recorded the minutes of the meeting.


The following trustees were present: Diane Horvath, Mike Walgenbach, Carole DeCramer, Dave Tarrand Kurt Krohn.


The following were present in the audience:  Department of Public Works Director, Vance Henning; Police Chief, Tom Dornbrook (7:18 p.m.); and Library Director, Christy Ross (left 7:37 pm).


The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all those present.


On a motion by Trustees Tarr/Krohn, unanimously carried on a roll call vote, the Board approved the April 2014 payments as attached.


On a motion by President Tetzlaff/Trustee Tarr, unanimously passed on a voice vote, the Board approved the Villageof Brandonfinancials as of April 14, 2014.


On a motion by Trustees DeCramer/Horvath, unanimously passed on a voice vote, the Board approved the minutes from March 10, 2014 to include the monthly meeting and closed session minutes.


Village Updates:

President Tetzlaff reported he is seeking a new member for the Zoning Board of Appeals to fill Smit’s spot.


Trustee DeCramer reported she will be having a Parks & Rec Committee meeting on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 6 p.m.


Trustee Walgenbach reported he is working with Henning to put together a schedule of future projects.


Trustee Horvath reported there may be a need to provide food for firefighters involved in a fire call lasting for a long period of time such as the recent marsh fire.  President Tetzlaff suggested Horvath bring this issue to the fire department at their next annual meeting.


Library Board Director, Christy Ross, reported on the following items: Library Week; R-Bel presentation; Library Face Book page; movie night and BrandonSchool’s First Grade class.


Police Chief, Tom Dornbrook, reported on the following items: March’s activity; upcoming detour and parking in the back alley.  He also reported on a recent article in the Wisconsin Tax Payers Alliance Publication which highlighted the Brandon-Fairwater Police Department as being a joint department with fewer officers and less spending.


Old Business:

Trustee Krohn reported on information received on the Rock River Coalition.  The consensus of the Board was to table the item and see if someone from the Coalition could give a presentation to the Board next month.


Clerk Vande Zande reported she will meet with Attorney Wurtz in the coming weeks to review the editorial and legal analysis from General Code.


New Business:

Chief Dornbrook reported on multiple dwellings in regards to dumpsters and recycling containers.  He also provided pictures and dimensions of these dumpsters.  It appears that some apartments are not recycling well.  Dornbrook suggested adopting an ordinance with restrictions to possibly include: a cement foundation, closed lids, odor control, location and enclosure.  Trustee Walgenbach suggested contacting neighboring communities regarding their garbage and recycling requirements.  Trustee Krohn suggested tabling until next until more information can be obtained.


Henning noted numerous homes are without house numbers.  The concern is for a fire department or ambulance call. 


Clerk Vande Zande reported she and Trustee Krohn met with Ryan Kamphuis of Bank of Oakfield regarding refinancing options.  The consensus of the Board was to check with the National Bank of Waupun (It was noted financing will be needed for the S. Woodward Stproject). 


A special meeting will be held Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. to discuss financing options and award bid for South Woodward Stproject.  Henning to ask Don Neitzel of Kunkel Engineering to attend.


President Tetzlaff reported Dornbrook has donated money in the past to the Laconia Post Prom.  The Board discussed a donation and decided on a cash donation for the Post Prom Committee to do as they see fit.  On a motion by President Tetzlaff/Trustee Tarr, unanimously carried on a roll call vote, the Board approved a $100 donation to the Laconia Post Prom.


Trustee DeCramer suggested an annual bid for the services of Village Assessor, Auditor and Attorney.  This was done in the past.  Item to be placed on May agenda.


Trustee Krohn discussed the early season Brat Fry’s.  Henning noted the Brat Stop resolution indicates it will be open the months of April through October.  The Clerk has received complaints about the water not being available for the Brat Fry’s held in March and early April.  Clerk to add a disclaimer to the rental form for next year. 


No other business came before the Board.  On a motion by Tarr/Walgenbach, unanimously passed on a voice vote, the Board adjourned at 9:28 p.m.

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