SEWER & WATER UTILITY
Minutes of a Monthly Meeting
Monday, October 13, 2014
Trustees of the Village of Brandon, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin met in the Village of Brandon Board Room on Monday, October 13, 2014.
President, Steve Tetzlaff called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. and presided. Clerk Corinne Vande Zande recorded the minutes of the meeting.
The following trustees were present: Angie Smit, Kurt Krohn, Carole DeCramer, Diane Horvath, Dave Tarr and Mike Walgenbach.
The following were present in the audience: Dept. of Public Works Director, Vance Henning; Clayton Jahns and Kevin DeCramer.
The October 2014 payments (as attached) were approved by the Board on a motion by Trustees DeCramer/Walgenbach and unanimously carried on a roll call vote.
The financial reports as of October 13, 2014 were approved by the Board on a motion by Trustees Tarr/DeCramer and unanimously passed on a voice vote.
The minutes of the September 8, 2014 utility meeting were approved by the Board on a motion by Trustees DeCramer/Tarr and unanimously passed on a voice vote.
Clerk Vande Zande reported the USDA conducted an audit as a requirement of the loan that funds the sewer plant. The auditor determined the Board could use excess reserve money at their discretion. On a motion by Trustees Tetzlaff/Tarr, unanimously passed on a roll call vote, the Board approved removing excess funds from Bond Reserve Account and use to pay Village back debt from last winter’s water breaks.
Henning reported the South Woodward Streetproject came in under budget. Savings came from Village employees doing the inspections versus Kunkel Engineering and from the contractor’s ability to save much of the curb. Henning received no complaints from residents during this project. On a motion by Trustees DeCramer/Walgenbach, unanimously passed on a roll call vote, the Board approved using $40,000 from the sewer infrastructure fund to help fund the South Woodward Streetproject.
Henning reported the DNR sanitary survey concluded no significant deficiencies and suggested minor improvements. A response to the DNR has been prepared by the Clerk and included in the Board packets. On a motion by Trustees DeCramer/Smit, unanimously passed on a voice vote, the Board approved the DNR response letter.
No other business came before the Board. The Board adjourned at 7:15 pm on a motion by Trustees Smit/Tarr and unanimously passed on a voice vote.