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Jun 09, 2014

VILLAGEOF BRANDON

Monthly Board Meeting Minutes

Monday, June 9, 2014

 

Trustees of the Villageof Brandon, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsinmet in the Village of Brandon Board Room on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 7:13 p.m.   

 

President Pro Tem Dave Tarr called the meeting to order and presided.  Village Clerk Vande Zande recorded the minutes of the meeting.

 

The following trustees were present: Angie Smit, Diane Horvath, Mike Walgenbach, Carole DeCramer, and Kurt Krohn (late – 7:16 p.m.)

 

The following were present in the audience:  Department of Public Works Director, Vance Henning; Brandon Food Pantry representative, Denise Belmer; Library Board President, Kevin DeCramer; Police Chief, Tom Dornbrook (arrive - 7:42 p.m.); and Library Director, Christy Ross.

 

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 June 2014 payments as attached.

 

On a motion by Trustees Walgenbach/DeCramer, unanimously passed on a voice vote, the Board approved the Villageof Brandonfinancials as of June 9, 2014.

 

On a motion by Trustees DeCramer/Walgenbach, unanimously passed on a voice vote, the Board approved the minutes from the May 12, 2014 monthly meeting, Board of Review on May 14, 2014 and the June 4, 2014 special meeting.

 

Village Updates:

Library Board Director, Christy Ross, reported on the following items: book sale; summer reading program; available grant for Library & Historical Society.

 

Trustee Horvath reported the Fire Department agreed to hold an Emergency Government meeting to discuss severe weather monitoring.  She also reported the Fire Department is interested in the generator Trustee Walgenbach discussed at the last meeting.

 

Police Chief, Tom Dornbrook, reported on the status of lawn mowing issues around the Village as well as the Veteran’s Memorial vandalism.

 

Old Business:

Motion by Trustees DeCramer/Walgenbach to approve Rock River Coalition membership.  Motion unanimously failed to pass on a roll call vote (6 nays, 0 ayes).

 

Chief Dornbrook noted there are ordinances in our code book that are outdated and he would like the Board to meet again before the deadline.  Clerk to check on a possible codification extension.  On a motion by Trustees DeCramer/Tarr, unanimously passed on a voice vote, the Board approved meeting on the 30thof June if an extension is not possible.

 

Dornbrook provided the Board with a sample dumpster ordinance for review.

 

Discussion was re-tabled regarding the possibility to request annual bids for the services of Village Assessor, Auditor and Attorney.  No action taken.

 

Charter no longer offers free cable TV to municipalities, which is needed to monitor weather at the sewer plant.  Clerk Vande Zande received a Charter quote at $60/mo for TV only and $38.99/mo when bundled with phone & internet.  The Charter quote is $17.00/mo more than the current phone and internet provider, Centurylink.  On a motion by Trustees DeCramer/Walgenbach, unanimously passed on a roll call vote, the Board approved the Charter proposal.

 

New Business:

Denise Belmer gave the Board an update on the Brandon Community Food Pantry.  The Pantry offered to help cover the costs the Village incurs running the refrigerators and freezers.  On a motion by Trustees Smit/Horvath, passed on a voice vote, the Board approved the renewal of the agreement to allow access to the Village Hall by the Brandon Community Food Pantry.

 

On a motion by Trustees Walgenbach/Tarr, unanimously passed on a roll call vote, the Board approved the exception to ordinance #11-4-1 for June 27, 2014.

 

On a motion by Trustees Horvath/Krohn, passed on a voice vote, the Board approved the Temporary Class B picnic license for the Brandon Lion’s Club for the Library Wine Tasting on June 27, 2014.

 

On a motion by Trustees DeCramer/Smit, passed on a voice vote, the Board approved the Class “B” Fermented Malt Beverage/”Class B” Intoxicating Liquor License for Melissa Jean Vielbig, agent for Mel’s Bar & Grill, LLC d/b/a Mel’s Bar & Grill located at 137 E Main Street, Brandon, WI.

 

On a motion by Trustees Krohn/Horvath, passed on a voice vote, the Board approved the Class “B” Fermented Malt Beverage/”Class B” Intoxicating Liquor License for Melissa Sue Clark, agent for The Corner Bar LLC d/b/a The Corner Bar located at 192 E Main Street, Brandon, WI.

 

On a motion by Trustees DeCramer/Walgenbach, passed on a voice vote, the Board approved the Class “A” Fermented Malt Beverage License for Kraig Bauman, agent for Condon Oil Company d/b/a The Brandon Store located at 102 S Woodward Street, Brandon, WI.

 

On a motion by Trustees Walgenbach/Smit, passed on a voice vote, the Board approved the Cigarette and Tobacco Products License for Condon Oil Company d/b/a the Brandon Store located at 102 S Woodward Street, Brandon, WI.

 

On a motion by Trustees DeCramer/Krohn, passed on a voice vote, the Board approved Operator Licenses for the term 7/1/2014 through 6/30/2016 for Michelle I. Clark, Joseph G. Lau, Katie L. Jahns, Susan A. Gustin, Deborah L. Wheeler, Megan M. TerBeest, Janessa E. Wellhouse and Brian S. Lavota.

 

Henning reported he met with Attorney Wurtz and Robert Newton regarding the water issue on N. Center St.  On a motion by Trustees Tarr/Walgenbach, unanimously carried on a roll call vote, the Board approved Henning to proceed with projects A, B & C as discussed.  Financing for projects to be included with S Woodward Stproject.

 

Henning reported a part time employee is needed to assist with lawn mowing.  On a motion by Trustees Tarr/Horvath, unanimously carried on a roll call vote, the Board approved Henning take care of posting and hiring part-time help for the summer.

 

Clerk Vande Zande suggested a separate laptop be purchased for the Treasurer.  The existing laptop is shared by the Treasurer and used for park security cameras.  On a motion by Trustees Walgenbach/Krohn, unanimously passed on a roll call vote, the Board approved the Clerk receiving quotes for the purchase of a new laptop, Microsoft software and anti-virus with a cost not to exceed $1100.

 

No other business came before the Board.  On a motion by Krohn/DeCramer, unanimously passed on a voice vote, the Board adjourned at 9:34 p.m.

 

 



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