VILLAGE OF BRANDON
SEWER & WATER UTILITY
Minutes of a Monthly Meeting
Monday, November 14, 2016
Trustees of the Village of Brandon, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin met in the Village of Brandon Board Room on Monday, November 14, 2016.
President David Tarr called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m. and presided. Clerk Corinne Vande Zande recorded the minutes of the meeting.
The following trustees were present: Kurt Krohn, Angie Smit, Richard Vollbrecht and Mike Walgenbach.
The following were present in the audience: Director of Public Works, Vance Henning; Village Attorney, Lud Wurtz; Fire Chief, Mark Horvath; Mike Lauritzen & Luke Lauritzen of L & L Propane; and Melvin Gunnink.
The November 2016 payments (as attached) were approved by the Board on a motion by Trustees Walgenbach/Vollbrecht and unanimously passed on a roll call vote.
The financial reports as of November 14, 2016 were approved by the Board on a motion by Trustees Walgenbach/Krohn and unanimously passed on a roll call vote.
The minutes of the October 10, 2016 utility meeting were approved by the Board on a motion by Trustees Vollbrecht/Tarr and unanimously passed on a voice vote.
Attorney Wurtz reported he worked with Village Engineer, Don Neitzel to draft the provided wellhead protection ordinance. Because the entire Village falls within the wellhead area, existing businesses would be grandfathered in but will have a duty to comply with section d “requirements for existing facilities” of the ordinance. Each business will need to be notified of the public hearing. Wurtz explained that if the Board is comfortable with this ordinance they will need to make a motion to have the Clerk and himself put this ordinance into final form. A public hearing would then be scheduled, at which Wurtz would like the Village Engineer present. Motion by Walgenbach/Vollbrecht, unanimously passed on a roll call vote, to approve draft wellhead protection ordinance as presented. Clerk and Attorney to bring back final draft at Public Hearing.
Director of Public Works, Vance Henning, reported the well #1 is currently down for repairs. The Village is currently running on well #2 and the water will be unfiltered and possibly cloudy. Resident’s with a water softener may not notice a difference in their water. Hope to have well #1 back up and running within a couple of days. Will be flushing hydrants to get the unfiltered water out of the system. The cost for repairs to the well will be between $30,000 and $40,000.
No other business came before the Board. The Board adjourned at 7:14 pm on a motion by Trustees Vollbrecht/Krohn and unanimously passed on a voice vote.