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May 09, 2016

VILLAGEOF BRANDON

Monthly Board Meeting Minutes

Monday, May 9, 2016

 

Trustees of the Villageof Brandon, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsinmet in the Village of Brandon Board Room on Monday, May 9, 2016 at 7:12 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, Angie Smit (arrived 7:41pm), Gwen Shoffner, Richard Vollbrechtand Mike Walgenbach.

 

The following were present in the audience: Vance Henning; Police Chief, Tom Dornbrook; Library Board President, Kevin DeCramer; Library Director, Christy Ross; Village Attorney, Lud Wurtz; residents: Robert & Desiree Frank, Andrew Kastein; Richard Rogers of RJR & Associates; Craig & Roseanne Bresser and Trent VanderWal.

 

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all those present.

 

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

 

The financial reports as of May 9, 2016 were approved by the Board on a motion by Trustees Walgenbach/Shoffner and unanimously passed on a roll call vote. 

 

The minutes of the April 11, 2016 monthly meeting were approved by the Board on a motion by Trustees Tarr/Vollbrecht and unanimously passed on a voice vote.

 

Library Director, Christy Ross, gave her monthly report.

 

President Tarr reported Carole DeCramer has resigned from her Trustee position.

 

Public Comment:

Robert Frank was present to ask that the Board consider allowing chickens in the Village.  He shared suggested guidelines from communities that allow chickens.  Frank circulated a petition and was able to obtain 70 signatures which he submitted to the Board.  Village Attorney Lud Wurtz reported this topic shall be on the next agenda for Board consideration.  Clerk to notify the Franks of this.

 

Public Hearing:

Applicant:Andrew Kastein, 432 North St

General legal description:204 Pheasant Dr, Parcel #V01-15-14-99-UP-260-00

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

 

a. Public Hearing called to order at 7:33 p.m.

 

Attorney Wurtz explained that a residential unit in the Manufacturing Transition District is a conditional use. 

 

Public Comment:

 

1. None

 

President Tarr closed the public hearing at 7:36 p.m.

 

b. 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 Andrew Kastein to construct a personal residence on his property at 204 Pheasant Drive., Parcel #V01-15-14-99-UP-260-00.  The following conditions apply:

  1. List of requirements to be met in staff review submitted by Susan Leahy of Kunkel Engineering.

 

 

Public Hearing:

Applicant:Richard Rogers, on behalf of RJR & Associates, agent for US Cellular 

General legal description:County RoadTC, Parcel #V01-15-14-36-03-003-00

Request:  Conditional use permit request to construct a 250’ guyed telecommunications tower in a B-2 Highway Commercial District.

 

a. Public Hearing called to order at 7:41 p.m.

 

Attorney Wurtz reported the zoning board of appeals has not met yet as the variance paperwork was not turned in until recently.

 

Richard Rogers reminded the Board of how this process started 2 years ago.  He had previously worked with the Village and found a site on Village property at the sewer plant, but due to budget cuts the project ended.  Now that there is money back in the budget he has looked at new sites, but looking at doing a guyed tower now.  The Village property does not allow the space needed for this.

 

Public Comment

 

  1. Trent VanderWal, N5110 State Road 49, - Because this tower will be his front yard decoration, he wondered if this tower will affect his TV, satellite, Wi-Fi, etc.  Will he get any benefits from this tower – because it will be so tall will he even get cell reception.  Did not specify whether he was in favor or opposed to the request.
  2. Tom Dornbrook, 535 W Main St., - Asked whether this tower will affect future development near the property.  Questioned whether this was a “sure thing” as US Cellular had plans to join the tower at the county garage in Brandonand then backed out.  Did not specify whether he was in favor or opposed to the request.

 

President Tarr closed the public hearing at 8:15 p.m.

 

b. Board Discussion & Possible Action

 

On a motion by Trustees Vollbrecht/Walgenbach, unanimously passed on a roll call vote, the Board tabled the request for a conditional use permit.  Krohn – abstain.

 

 

Old Business (Agenda item #1):  No new information to report.  Item tabled.

 

Dornbrook gave his monthly report which included the following items: Seatbelt grant; Police Auxiliary Officer Tipton hired fulltime in Ripon.

 

New Business (Agenda item #2):  On a motion by Vollbrecht/Smit, unanimously carried on a roll call vote, the Board approved a 35 cent an hour raise for the part-time lawn mowing position.

 

New Business (Agenda item #1):  The 2016-2017 committees were determined and approved on a motion by Trustees Tarr/Smit, unanimously passed on a roll call vote.

 

New Business (Agenda item #3):  Motion by Trustees Tarr/Krohn, unanimously passed on a roll call vote, the Board removed retired President Steve Tetzlaff from the signature cards on all general fund accounts and replaced with President Pro Tem Michael Walgenbach.  Approved signors will be David Tarr, Michael Walgenbach, Corinne Vande Zande and Sherry Laper.

 

8:28 p.m. Motion by Smit/Walgenbach 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 – 6-ayes, 0-nays. 

 

8:28 p.m. Motion by Smit/Walgenbach to adjourn to closed session per Wisconsin State Statute 19.85 (1)(g) Conferring with legal counsel for the governmental body who is rendering oral or written advice concerning strategy to be adopted by the body with respect to litigation in which it is or is likely to become involved.  Re: Compensation Claim.  Roll call vote – 6 ayes, 0-nays.

 

8:57 p.m.  Motion by Krohn/Vollbrecht, unanimously carried on roll call (6-ayes, 0-nays) to adjourn.



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