Home : Village Board : Meeting Minutes

Selected Meeting Minutes
Minutes of a Monthly Meeting
Mar 14, 2016


Monthly Board Meeting Minutes

Monday, March 14, 2016


Trustees of the Villageof Brandon, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsinmet in the Village of Brandon Board Room on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 7:10 p.m.   


President Steve Tetzlaff called the meeting to order and presided.  Clerk Corinne Vande Zande recorded the minutes of the meeting.


The following trustees were present: Carole DeCramer, Kurt Krohn, Angie Smit, Dave Tarr, Richard Vollbrechtand Mike Walgenbach.


The following were present in the audience: Public Works Director, Vance Henning; Police Chief, Tom Dornbrook; Police Auxiliary Officer, Jesse Tipton; Library Board President, Kevin DeCramer; and Damian Lonnee.


The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all those present.


The March 2016 payments (as attached) were approved by the Board on a motion by Trustees Tetzlaff/DeCramer and unanimously passed on a roll call vote.


The financial reports as of March 14, 2016 were approved by the Board on a motion by Trustees DeCramer/Tarr and unanimously passed on a roll call vote. 


The minutes of the February 8, 2016 monthly meeting were approved by the Board on a motion by Trustees Tarr/DeCramer and unanimously passed on a voice vote.


Trustee DeCramer suggested a zoning committee be formed that specifically handles property maintenance issues.


New Business (Agenda item #1):  Motion by Trustees Smit/DeCramer, unanimously passed on a roll call vote, to set the compensation for Police Review Committee members at $25.00 per meeting.


New Business (Agenda item #2):  Motion by DeCramer/Vollbrecht, passed on a voice vote, the Board approved Operator License for Tricia A Becker %Mel’s Bar & Grill for the term 3/15/2016 through 6/30/17.


New Business (Agenda item #3):  This item has been removed from the agenda.


New Business (Agenda item #4):  Trustee Tarr reported the Police Dept has the opportunity to apply for the BOTS Grant which is normally not open to small agencies.  This is a state grant in which the sole purpose is for seatbelt enforcement.  Because Auxiliary Officer Tipton’s availability is greater than the other part time officers, Dornbrook would like him to be paid the same as the other officers.  Right now he is only paid a flat rate.  Motion by Trustees Smit/DeCramer to approve the application for the BOTS grant.  Officer Tipton will be moved to part time pay for the duration of the grant and Officer Dornbrook will be paid hourly for his time spent on the grant.  Motion unanimously approved on a roll call vote.


Public Hearing:

Applicant:Damian Lonnee 

General legal description:357 S Woodward St, Parcel #V01-15-14-36-03-011-00

Request:  Conditional use permit request to construct a house in a Manufacturing Transition District


  1. Public Hearing called to order at 7:30 p.m.


President Tetzlaff reported he spoke with Attorney Wurtz prior to the hearing.  He inquired about the process for reimbursement to the property owner for the installation of sewer and water from other property owners that would connect.  There are two ways to handle: 1) Publicly – the Village would bid out the sewer & water installation, be reimbursed by Lonnee, and then the Village could assist in recouping costs should other properties connect. 2) Privately – Lonnee hires his own contractors for the installation but would have to create a private covenant with the other property owners to recoup costs.


Bidding could result in higher costs.  Lonnee to handle privately.


Public Comment


  1. None


President Tetzlaff closed the public hearing at 7:40 p.m.


  1. Board Discussion & Possible Action


On a motion by Trustees Walgenbach/Tarr, unanimously passed on a roll call vote, the Board approved a conditional use permit for Damian Lonnee to construct a personal residence on his property at 257 S Woodward St., Parcel #V01-15-14-36-03-011-00.  The following conditions apply:

  1. List of requirements to be met by Kunkel Engineering found in email to Clerk dated 2/25/16.
  2. State approved plans.
  3. Damian Lonnee to be financially responsible for all costs incurred with the installation of sewer & water.
  4. Approval by DNR for use of easement.


Old Business (Agenda item #2):  Dornbrook reported he spoke with FDL County Executive Tom Buechel regarding the west leg of County RoadT.  He suggested having someone from each municipality involved approach the committee.  Trustee Krohn will make a few contacts to see what we can do.


Dornbrook gave his monthly report.


8:15 p.m. Motion by Smit/Vollbrecht to adjourn to closed session per Wisconsin State Statute 19.85 (1)(e) Deliberating or negotiating the purchasing of public properties, the investing of public funds, or conducting other specified public business, whenever competitive or bargaining reasons require closed session.  Re:  Library expansion.  Roll call vote – 7-ayes, 0-nays. 


9:00 p.m.  Motion by DeCramer/Walgenbach, unanimously carried on roll call (7-ayes, 0-nayes) to reconvene to open session.


No other business came before the Board.  On a motion by Tarr/DeCramer, unanimously passed on a voice vote, the Board adjourned at 9:00 p.m.


Archive View all from: 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011