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Aug 11, 2014


Monthly Board Meeting Minutes

Monday, August 11, 2014


Trustees of the Villageof Brandon, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsinmet in the Village of Brandon Board Room on Monday, August 11, 2014 at 7:11 p.m.   


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


The following trustees were present: Diane Horvath, Angie Smit (7:19 p.m.), Dave Tarr and Mike Walgenbach.


The following were present in the audience: Dept. of Public Works Director, Vance Henning; Library Director, Christy Ross; Police Chief, Tom Dornbrook; Annette Henker, Doug Henker, and Richard Roeming.


The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all those present.


The August 2014 payments (as attached) were approved by the Board on a motion by Trustees Tetzlaff/Walgenbach and unanimously passed on a roll call vote.


The financial reports as of August 11, 2014 were approved by the Board on a motion by Trustees Tarr/Horvath and unanimously passed on a roll call vote. 


The minutes of the July 14, 2014 monthly meeting were approved by the Board on a motion by Trustees Tetzlaff/Tarr and unanimously passed on a voice vote.


Village Updates:

President Tetzlaff reported he was contacted by a company doing a show about “communities of distinction”.  He was also contacted by the FDL Reporter regarding the Catholic Church closing.


Library Board Director, Christy Ross, reported on participation and activity of the Library programs.  President Tetzlaff thanked her for work on the plaques being presented to previous Board members.


Trustee Horvath reported the Fire Department is compiling a general spec sheet on the fire truck they wish to purchase.  The Fire Department will vote on the purchase of ice rescue equipment at their next meeting.  If approved, the purchase will be made with fundraiser money. 


Trustee Smit reported she has spoken with a possible candidate to fill the Emergency Government Director position.  The candidate inquired on the amount of training needed.  Trustee Tarr has reference books for this position. 




Discussion on annual contracts or bids for the services of assessor, auditor and attorney tabled until next month.


Discussion on suggestions made by the building inspector for the zoning ordinances.  A motion by Trustees Tetzlaff/Walgenbach, unanimously approved on a roll call vote, to change side yard setbacks in sec 13-1-42(d)(3)(c) to 6ft where residential lots are less than the required 90 feet wide; increase maximum height in sec 13-1-42(d)(2)(a) to 35 ft; include in new ordinance book a 30% maximum lot coverage for total of all buildings on a parcel in districts zoned R-1, R-2 & R-3; Amend ordinance 13-1-140(3)(d) to read: Detached garages shall be separated from the principal building by not less than ten (10) feet.  Should the building provide a one (1) hour fire restrictive construction, separation can be reduced to five (5) feet.


Discussion on section 13-1-140(b) of the ordinance book regarding placement restrictions.  The clerk gave some background information on this section.  On a motion by Trustees Smit/Walgenbach, unanimously approved on a roll call vote, the Board revised this ordinance to be applicable in all districts and added 13-1-140(b)(1)(d) Excludes dumpster enclosures.


Henning reported he met with Alex Novak from Novation Consulting Group on July 31, 2014 to view sites for a potential Verizon cell tower.  Novation Consulting Group will meet with Verizon to consider prospective sites.



Clerk Vande Zande reported that several communities responded to her questions on alleys on Clerkslist.  They all said they owned their municipality’s alleys and have always maintained them.  Henning and Tetzlaff did not have a chance to look into this.  Clerk to discuss with Attorney Wurtz.


President Tetzlaff presented a Village flag and certificate of appreciation to past Board members Annette Henkerand Richard Roeming and thanked them for their dedicated service. 


Board directed Clerk Vande Zande to obtain additional information from Attorney Wurtz on the responsibilities of the Police Committee.


Chief Dornbrook reported on the following items:  1) Lawn mowing in the subdivision.

2) Ordinances relating to the Police Department. 


Tetzlaff reported the “Agreement and General Release of Claims” document prepared by Attorney Wurtz has been updated with the changes identified at the July meeting and has been signed by all parties.


Henning reported the pumps and tile work are up and running.  The actual costs came in fairly close to the estimates.  He also reported the Rock Rivercleanout permits have been approved by the DNR.  The project must be completed by July 2019.


No other business came before the Board.  The Board adjourned at 9:37 pm on a motion by Smit/Horvath, unanimously passed on a voice vote.

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