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Sep 12, 2016


Monthly Board Meeting Minutes

Monday, September 12, 2016


Trustees of the Village of Brandon, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin met in the Village of Brandon Board Room on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 7:06 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:  Shaun Hiemstra, Kurt Krohn, Angie Smit (7:25 pm), Gwen Shoffner, Richard Vollbrecht and Mike Walgenbach.


The following were present in the audience: Director of Public Works, Vance Henning; Police Chief, Tom Dornbrook; Village Attorney, Lud Wurtz; Library Board President, Kevin DeCramer; Robert & Desiree Frank.


The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all those present.


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


The financial reports as of September 12, 2016 were approved by the Board on a motion by Trustees Krohn/Vollbrecht and unanimously passed on a roll call vote. 


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


Old Business (Agenda item #1):  Trustee Krohn reported he has been working with Chief Dornbrook to set up a meeting with the Fond du Lac County Highway Dept.  Item tabled.


Old Business (Agenda item #2):  The Board further discussed a Village resident’s request to consider allowing chickens in the Village.  The Frank’s were in attendance to answer the Board’s various questions.  Motion by Walgenbach/Shoffner to move forward with Frank’s request to allow chickens in the Village.  Motion failed with aye votes from Hiemstra, Shoffner, Walgenbach and nay votes from Krohn, Smit, Tarr, Vollbrecht.


New Business (Agenda item #1):  Clerk Vande Zande reported a request was received to put a time limit on parking in front of 552 E Washington Street.  If the Board should decide to limit parking Chief Dornbrook would recommend a 4 hour time limit.  Parking to be monitored and revisited next month.


New Business (Agenda item #2):  Motion by Krohn/Vollbrecht, unanimously passed on a roll call vote, to approve Transcendent Technologies software maintenance agreement.


New Business (Agenda item #3):  On a motion by Hiemstra/Smit, passed on a roll call vote, the Board set the Trick-or-Treat hours for 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 30, 2016. Aye votes by Hiemstra, Shoffner, Smit, Vollbrecht and Nay votes by Krohn, Tarr, Walgenbach.


New Business (Agenda item #4):  Chief Dornbrook reported East Central Regional Planning (ECRP) surveyed the Village school signs as part of the Safe Routes to School program.  The ECRP observed and recommended the following: 1) None of the schools signs on Bowen Streetmeet reflectivity standards.  2) The crosswalk by the school be wider and have diagonal lines.  3) No children on bicycles allowed on Center Street due to the street being narrow.   Motion by Tarr/Vollbrecht to order new school signs for Bowen Street.  Motion unanimously passed on a roll call vote.


New Business (Agenda item #5):  Chief Dornbrook obtained a quote from a roofer for the property owner on Washington Street.  The quote was broken out 3 ways: removing 1 layer of shingles and roofing; removing both layers of shingles and roofing; and removing no shingles and putting a metal roof on.  The tenant of the property was able to find another contractor bid at a lower rate.  The tenant has also been working on power washing the house and bought a paint sprayer.  The tenant intends to paint the house and have completed in 2 weeks.  Dornbrook spoke with the Village Attorney.  The Village Attorney will allow the tenant until September 24th to have painting completed.  If not, a signed contract will be required.  As far as the roof, we would need to see a contract that would show work completed by the end of 2016.


Police Chief, Tom Dornbrook, gave his monthly report.


Old Business (Agenda item #3):  Chief Dornbrook reported he checked with neighboring communities regarding their parking ticket fees.  Brandon’s initial parking citation fee is $10.00.  Neighboring communities vary from $15 to $30.  Dornbrook suggested a parking ticket rate increase prior to having new tickets printed.  Motion by Smit/Walgenbach, passed on a roll call vote, to increase parking tickets to $20.00.  After 10 days not paid the fee increases to $30.00 and after 20 days the fee increases to $40.00.  New fees effective January 1, 2017.  No – Krohn.


Library Board President Kevin DeCramer gave the Library’s monthly report.


Director of Public Works, Vance Henning, reported the painting of the water tower may be delayed due to rain.


President Tarr reported the Emergency Government Committee will need to meet soon as the Joint Police Agreement is coming due.  Will need some numbers from the Finance Committee.  The Personnel Committee will also need to meet soon to discuss employee reviews and benefits.


Clerk Vande Zande reported the Fire Department is hoping to have their annual meeting the first week in October.


No other business came before the Board.  On a motion by Krohn/Vollbrecht, unanimously passed on a voice vote, the Board adjourned at 8:24 p.m.

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