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Jun 13, 2016



Minutes of a Monthly Meeting

Monday, June 13, 2016


Trustees of the Villageof Brandon, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsinmet in the Village of Brandon Board Room on Monday, June 13, 2016.


President David Tarr 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: Kurt Krohn, Angie Smit, Gwen Shoffner, Richard Vollbrechtand Mike Walgenbach.


The following were present in the audience: Public Works Director Vance Henning; Library Director Christy Ross; Library Board President Kevin DeCramer; Village Attorney Lud Wurtz; Richard Rogers, Fran O’Leary, Denise Belmer, Robert Frank, Jim & Grace Otto, Ken & Shirley Margers, Ray Brandl, Stacy Zacharias and Richard Roeming.


The June 2016 payments (as attached) were approved by the Board on a motion by Trustees Krohn/Shoffner and passed 5-1 on a roll call vote.  Walgenbach – No.


The financial reports as of June 13, 2016 were approved by the Board on a motion by Trustees Walgenbach/Vollbrecht and unanimously passed on a roll call vote.


The minutes of the May 9, 2016 utility meeting were approved by the Board on a motion by Trustees Vollbrecht/Shoffner and unanimously passed on a voice vote.


Old Business:

Attorney Wurtz and Village Engineer, Don Neitzel, will be discussing the wellhead protection ordinance.  Item tabled until next month.


New Business: 

The Board adopted the resolution SAW2016-01 Compliance Maintenance Annual Report on a motion by Walgenbach/Krohn, passed on a roll call vote.


Effective August 1, 2016 the utility will be required to jet 20% of sewer laterals on an annual basis.  It is becoming harder to get help from neighboring communities.  Henning has looked at several sewer jetters and, after discussion at a recent Public Works committee meeting, recommends buying a new one at $50,000.  The committee also recommends borrowing the whole amount with the Commissioners of Public Lands.  Motion by Trustees Krohn/Vollbrecht, unanimously approved on a roll call vote, to approve the purchase of a sewer jetter at a cost not to exceed $50,000.  Clerk to check with local banks and Commissioners of Public lands.  Financing to be with the lowest interest rate at a term of 6-10 years.


Walgenbach suggested that, due to many sewer expenses, funds should be transferred from the sewer infrastructure account to cover those costs.  This action was approved on a motion by Walgenbach/Krohn and unanimously carried on a roll call vote.


No other business came before the Board.  The Board adjourned at 7:25 pm on a motion by Trustees Smit/Krohn and unanimously passed on a voice vote.

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