VILLAGE OF BRANDON
Monthly Board Meeting Minutes
Monday, December 12, 2016
Trustees of the Village of Brandon, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin met in the Village of Brandon Board Room on Monday, December 12, 2016 at 7:14 p.m.
President David Tarr called the meeting to order and presided. Clerk Corinne Vande Zande recorded the minutes of the meeting.
The following trustees were present: Kurt Krohn, Gwen Shoffner, Angie Smit, and Mike Walgenbach.
The following were present in the audience: Director of Public Works, Vance Henning; Police Chief, Tom Dornbrook; and Library Director, Christy Ross.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all those present.
The agenda for December 12, 2016 was approved on a motion by Tarr/Shoffner and unanimously passed on a voice vote.
The December 2016 payments (as attached) were approved by the Board on a motion by Trustees Krohn/Smit and unanimously passed on a roll call vote.
The financial reports as of December 12, 2016 were approved by the Board on a motion by Trustees Krohn/Walgenbach and unanimously passed on a roll call vote.
The minutes of the November 14, 2016 monthly meeting were approved by the Board on a motion by Trustees Shoffner/Smit and unanimously passed on a voice vote.
Library Director Christy Ross gave her monthly report.
Police Chief, Tom Dornbrook, gave his monthly report.
New Business (Agenda item #4): On a motion by Smit/Shoffner, unanimously approved on a roll call vote, the Board adopted Resolution 2016-07 restricting parking on Main & Lockin Streets.
Old Business (Agenda item #1): There was discussion on the letter from the Fond du Lac County Highway Dept. Trustee Krohn will try and contact the County Highway Commissioner regarding the Village’s request to re-route County Road T.
New Business (Agenda item #1): Clerk Vande Zande reported because we have two 3 year term positions and one 1 year position to fill at the next caucus the Board needs to decide how this should read on the ballot (either as 1 contest or 2). Motion by Trustees Krohn/Tarr, unanimously passed on a roll call vote, to have the positions on the ballot as a contest for a 3 year term, 2 seats and a contest for a 1 year term, 1 seat.
New Business (Agenda item #2): On a motion by Tarr/Walgenbach, passed on a voice vote, the Board set the annual Village Caucus for 6:45 p.m. on January 9, 2017.
New Business (Agenda item #3): On a motion by Smit/Shoffner, passed on a voice vote, the Board approved the adoption of Resolution 2016-06 – to establish 2017 fee schedule. After the motion passed, the question came up regarding wood burners that have been grandfathered in but are not being used. Do they need to register annually if not in use? Clerk to confirm with Building Inspector and Village Attorney.
New Business (Agenda item #5): In lieu of a Christmas party the Board discussed giving each employee a Visa/MasterCard gift card as was done last year. On a motion by Tarr/Smit, unanimously passed on a roll call vote, the Board approved a Visa/MasterCard gift card in the amount of $50 for full time employees and $25 for part time employees.
New Business (Agenda item #6): Motion by Shoffner/Walgenbach, unanimously passed on a roll call vote, to allow the Library Director, Christy Ross, to join the Village employee health insurance plan.
No other business came before the Board. On a motion by Krohn/Shoffner, unanimously passed on a voice vote, the Board adjourned at 8:15 p.m.