Monthly Board Meeting Minutes
Monday, March 10, 2014
Trustees of the Village of Brandon, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin met in the Village of Brandon Board Room on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 7:13 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 Tarr and Kurt Krohn.
The following were present in the audience: Department of Public Works Director, Vance Henning; Police Chief, Tom Dornbrook; Library Director, Christy Ross (arrive-7:17 pm, left 7:29 pm); Richard Vollbrecht; Damian Lonnee.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all those present.
On a motion by Trustees DeCramer/Tarr, unanimously carried on a roll call vote, the Board approved the March 2014 payments as attached.
On a motion by Trustees DeCramer/Horvath, unanimously carried on a roll call vote, the Board approved the Village of Brandon financials as of March 10, 2014.
On a motion by Trustees DeCramer/Tarr, unanimously passed on a voice vote, the Board approved the minutes from February 10, 2014 to include the monthly meeting and closed session minutes, as well as one amendment to the January 13, 2014 minutes.
Library Board Director, Christy Ross, gave her monthly report to include the following items: attendance at Library Legislative Day; R-Bel presentation; Library Face Book page; and Wine Tasting event.
Police Chief, Tom Dornbrook, reported recent events. His monthly report will be emailed when complete. Dornbrook was able to update the Board on Police Dept computer needs.
Trustee DeCramer reported the Parks & Recreation Committee will schedule a meeting in the near future.
Clerk Vande Zande reported United Methodist Church’s proposed annual event “Art in the Park”. On a motion by President Tetzlaff/Trustee DeCramer, unanimously carried on a roll call vote, the Board approved the event on the east side of the tracks. It should be noted all vendors should register with Officer Dornbrook.
Clerk Vande Zande reported United Methodist Church’s proposed “Coffee Stop”. The Board did not act on this as it is not something that needs to be regulated by the Village.
The Board reviewed the letter seeking members from the Rock River Coalition. After a short discussion, the item was tabled until Trustee Krohn could make contact for more information.
Clerk Vande Zande provided information on Fire Rescue Pumper pricing. This handout included the Village share, set aside money, money to be applied this year, monthly payments, etc. President Tetzlaff reported on a used 2009 rescue pumper available through sealed bids. Bids are due at the end of March. Fire Department representatives will inspect the truck prior to placing a bid. On a motion by Trustees Tarr/Krohn, unanimously carried on a roll call vote, the Board approved putting in a max bid of $350,000 on the used fire truck if it will meet the department’s needs.
President Tetzlaff reported the Clerk will forward a copy of the editorial & legal analysis for review by the Village Attorney. Item to be tabled.
Damian Lonnee reported his new business, Pillar & Vine, received its license. They will be holding a ‘Meet and Greet’ for Brandon residents on April 3, 2014.
8:52 pm: Motion by DeCramer/Tarr, unanimously carried on roll call (6-ayes, 0-nays), to move to closed session per Wisconsin State Statute 19.85(1)(c) Consideration of employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee subject to the jurisdiction or authority of governing employee who is being considered. (Re: employee compensation)
9:26 pm: Motion made in closed session by Tarr/Krohn, unanimously carried on roll call (6-ayes, 0-nayes) to adjourn.