SEWER & WATER UTILITY
Minutes of a Monthly Meeting
Monday, February 10, 2014
Trustees of the Village of Brandon, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin met in the Village of Brandon Board Room on Monday, February 10, 2014.
President Steve Tetzlaff called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. and presided. Village Clerk Vande Zande recorded the minutes of the meeting.
The following trustees were present: Diane Horvath, Mike Walgenbach, Kurt Krohn, Dave Tarr and Carole DeCramer.
The following were present in the audience: Department of Public Works Director, Vance Henning; Library Board Director, Christy Ross (7:09 p.m.); Police Chief, Tom Dornbrook (7:30 p.m.).
On a motion by Trustees DeCramer/Walgenbach, unanimously carried on a roll call vote, the Board approved the February 2014 payments as attached.
On a motion by Trustees DeCramer/Krohn, unanimously passed on a voice vote, the Board approved the financial reports as of February 10, 2014.
On a motion by Trustees DeCramer/Tarr, unanimously passed on a voice vote, the Board approved the minutes of the January 13, 2014 utility meeting.
Department of Public Works Director, Vance Henning, suggested a possible water project on South Woodward Street. The water lateral has many patches which makes it difficult to locate. Don Neitzel of Kunkel Engineering can engineer the project at a cost of $8 - $10 thousand dollars. If the Village should decide to delay the project after putting out to bid, the engineering money is not lost. President Tetzlaff recommended tagging on the problem sewer lateral in that area. On a motion by Trustees Krohn/Walgenbach, unanimously passed on a roll call vote, the Board approved moving forward with the engineering and putting the project out for bid to re-lay water lateral approximately 600 feet from Bowen Street to Sippel Alignment.
Director of Public Works Director, Vance Henning, reported there is five feet of frost on Main St. He currently has four houses running water continuously to prevent their water lateral from freezing. The Village does not have enough pumping capacity for everyone in the Village to turn their faucets on. He is doing so on a case by case basis.
Henning would like to hire an extra man to assist with water breaks and plowing when the full time employee work load is excessive. This would allow the full time employees to rest as needed. The Board directed Henning to check with Village Attorney Lud Wurtz as well as Nolan Insurance.
No other business came before the Board. The Board adjourned at 7:40 pm on a motion by Trustees Tarr/DeCramer and unanimously passed on a voice vote.