April 17th, 2017

OFFICIAL MINUTES – MEETING OF April 17, 2017

Village of North Fond du Lac – BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 

Board Present                                                      Staff Present

Jim Moore – President                                                            Chuck Hornung – Administrator

John Duffy – Trustee                                                              Conni Killian-Ritchie – Court Administrator

Keith King - Trustee                                                               Darrin Pautsch – Police Chief

Mike Streetar – Trustee                                                           Randy Stutz – Director EMS

Mike Will – Trustee                                                                Peter Fetters – Building Inspector                                                                 

Others: Peter Stutzheim

            Alicia Foster

            Bo Bogardus – Sun Belt Rentals

                                                                                                                                               

A.        ROLL CALL OF OFFICERS:

      Moore called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM. Moore, Duffy, Streetar, King and Will present.

B.        PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

C.        CITIZENS PARTICIPATION: (None)

D.        ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1.      President Moore read the announcement of Wisconsin’s Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week.

E.        PRESIDENTS BUSINESS and Staff Reports:

1.      Municipal Court - Conni Killian-Ritchie – Conni introduce Alicia Foster. Alicia is a new addition to the court staff.  

2.      Administrator – Chuck Hornung – Chuck noted that after months of preparation, the Village phones were switched over to ShoreTel. Staff is working through the new system and how it functions. Chuck is working with EMS staff preparing to initiate the new inter-facility transport service. There were 823 ballots cast at the Spring Election. He congratulated Mike Will and Mike Streetar on being re-elected.

3.      Darren Pautsch – Police Department – Chief Pautsch reported increased activity from welfare checks, mental health reports, drug search warrant, sexual assaults, and car egging. There has been a good response from applicants submitting interest for the vacant patrol officer’s positions. An initial interview session was held for the first round of applicants. Any remaining applicants will be interviewed on April 29th. Chief Pautsch and Officer Tikkanen attended a Mock Interview Social at UW Oshkosh with Criminal Justice students. The annual officer training started last week with ½ of the officers participating in a taser recertification. The other ½ will be tested this week.

4.      Randy Stutz – EMS Director – Randy informed the group that the CountyChief’s Association will be hosted in NFDL at the Community Center this Thursday. The new ambulance will be displayed. The new LifePac’s 15 will go into service this week.

F.         CONSENT AGENDA:

1.      Approve the minutes of the following Village Board Meeting: April 3rd, 2017.

2.      Approve invoices and authorize checks to be drawn on the respective funds in the amounts indicated:

 

General Fund:                         $164,067.06

Outdoor Rec.                          $.00

Library Fund                           $1,273.95

EMS Fund                              $2,811.89

Capital Projects                       $40,855.95

Water Department                  $95,387.31

Wastewater Department         $168,857.64

Community Dev. Authority    $149.00

Storm Water Fund                  $12,377.19

                                                $485,780.49

3.      Approve or deny operator’s licenses for:

Elexis Quinn Chiero

Rafael Alberto Rodriguez

Rafael Andres Rodriguez

A motion was made by Mike Will with a second by Mike Streetar to approve the consent agenda. All ayes.

G.       ADMINISTRATION:

1.      Discussion and possible action on approving a special use permit for Sun Belt Rentals. Bo Bogardus from Sun Belt Rentals presented a slide show showing the background on the company. The slides showed the design of the proposed building, how the displays looked, and how the business operates. Sun Belt Rentals has several locations in the state as close as De Pere and Wauwatosa. Will asked Bo what their timeline was to have the business open if approved. Bo felt it could be as little as 90 days. Will also asked if the company typically leases the facility. Bo said they do so they can invest in the rental equipment rather than property and facilities. A motion was made by King with a second by Duffy to approve the special use permit. All ayes.

2.      Discussion and possible action on funding improvements to the Veteran’s Memorial. Keith King started the discussion stating he has been receiving calls on the future of the Veteran’s Memorial. He hopes the Village can borrow some money to the project to complete it. Peter Stutzheim spoke to the board on his passion to continue to recognize the veterans. He has many memories of the war and several other veterans he served with.  Will asked how many names were on the original stone. Keith said 252, filling both sides of the stone. Will asked how many names were on the list to be added to the next stone. Streetar said about 20 to 30. All names had to be verified before being added. This took a tremendous amount of work. Several board members agreed with buying two smaller stones to create symmetry for the memorial. Duffy volunteered to contact the state VA to see if they had records of veterans from the area. Streetar said that even if they can provide a list of names, they still have to be verified and obtain permission. Hornung recommended a decision on whether the board was in favor of borrowing any funds for the project before any efforts were made to find additional names. A motion was made by Will with a second by Duffy to approve borrowing the funds to purchase two smaller stones. Roll Call: (Duffy-yes) (King-yes) (Moore-yes) (Streetar-no) (Will-yes)

H.       COMMUNICATIONS:

1.      Randy thanked those who helped with the annual Optimist Easter Egg Hunt. Around 112 children ages from infant to fifth grade attended.

I.           UNFINISHED BUSINESS: (None)

J.           NEW BUSINESS: (None)

K.      ADJORNMENT:

A motion was made by Keith King with a second by Mike Streetar to adjourn at 7:25 PM. All ayes.

 

Respectfully submitted,

      ______________________________             __________________________________

 

            James Moore, Village President                                     Chuck Hornung, Village Administrator

April 3rd, 2017

OFFICIAL MINUTES – MEETING OF April 3, 2017

Village of North Fond du Lac – BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 

Board Present                                                      Staff Present

Jim Moore – President                                                            Chuck Hornung – Administrator

John Duffy – Trustee                                                              Jake Flaherty – Fire Chief

Keith King - Trustee                                                               Darrin Pautsch – Police Chief

Mike Streetar – Trustee                                                           Nick Leonard – Dir. Planning & Engineering

Mike Will – Trustee                                                                Randy Stutz – Director EMS

                                                                                         Heather Wegner - Librarian

                                                                                   

Others: Adam Moriarity

                                                                                                                                               

A.        ROLL CALL OF OFFICERS:

      Moore called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM. Moore, Duffy, Streetar, King and Will present.

B.        PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

C.        CITIZENS PARTICIPATION: (None)

D.        ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1.      Mike Will thanked everyone who helped with last Saturdays brat fry. With tips, over $800 was raised for additional pool enhancements.  

E.        PRESIDENTS BUSINESS and Staff Reports:

1.      Library - Heather Wegner – On Saturday, the local reading group is meeting to discuss the book “Boys in the Boat”. Next week starts National Library Week. Staff is busy getting ready for the annual book sale. Next week Friday, the Library will only be open from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and closed on Saturday for the Easter holiday.

2.      Administrator – Chuck Hornung – Chuck and Kris met with our insurance brokers to discuss health insurance companies. They presented some anticipated changes to health insurance and the status of some issues with our carrier, UHC, claims processing. Chuck reminded the audience of the Spring Election tomorrow. Polls are open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Chuck also thanked Mike Will for organizing the Pool Brat Fry and all the Board members for helping during the day.

3.      Darren Pautsch – Police Department – Chief Pautsch reported he attended the annual KC Public Service Banquet. At the banquet, the Village PD was presented a check for $150 for the DARE program.  

4.      Jake Flaherty – Fire Chief – Jake indicated that an open house is scheduled for October 14th. The Fire Department will be conducting a raffle with sales starting in May. A new fire/fighter is going through the background checks and work steps. Jake will be attending an Incident Safety Class which will be held for four consecutive Mondays. He will miss board meetings while attending these classes but will provide reports. 

5.      Randy Stutz – EMS Director – Randy noted that the Version 8.0 of the Village Protocols that was sent to the state has been approved. The new LifePac 15’s have been delivered. This coming Saturday, a rep will be coming for a training session on the new LifePacs. Randy also noted that he and Chuck attended an EMSAC meeting to discuss the proposed Transport Service. The overall consensus was positive and recommended moving forward with a six month review of the new service.

6.      Nick Leonard – Director Planning & Engineering – Nick and staff are continuing to coordinate the 2017 summer projects. They are also evaluating different options to replace the sewer main camera. Other areas that he and staff are working on include companies looking to move into the Village, virtual building in the Business Park, installation of assisted door openers at the Municipal Building and Community Center, and installation of two new water fountains at the municipal building.  

F.         CONSENT AGENDA:

1.      Approve the minutes of the following Village Board Meeting: March 20th, 2017.

2.      Approve invoices and authorize checks to be drawn on the respective funds in the amounts indicated:

 

General Fund:                         $27,544.95

Outdoor Rec.                          $.00

Library Fund                           $102.37

EMS Fund                              $250.57

Capital Projects                       $.00

Water Department                  $3,739.61

Wastewater Department         $121.97

Community Dev. Authority    $3,900.00

Storm Water Fund                  $3,113.64

                                          $38,773.11

3.      Approve or deny operator’s licenses for:

Ashley Patricia Kuens

A motion was made by Mike Will with a second by Mike Streetar to approve the consent agenda. Streetar asked about the maintenance on the Village street sweeper. The work was some annual maintenance. He also asked about an invoice for radios. Jake said he is upgrading some the radios each year as a budgeted item. Streetar also asked if the Fire Command vehicle should be sitting outside now that there is room in the station with the ladder truck being moved to the Village garage. Jake said that during the winter months, the ice rescue trailer is stored in the station so there is not enough room for the command vehicle. During the non-winter months, the command vehicle will be stored in the station.  All ayes.

G.       ADMINISTRATION:

1.      Discussion and possible action on amending the 2017 Capital Budget for the LeMieux pavilion. Will asked how long ago the old pavilion was re-shingled. Nick guessed at 5 to 7 years. He also asked if it was possible to replace the support posts. Nick said it would be difficult as they are built into the structure. Will also asked for clarification as to the capital fund balance estimate after the 2017 – 2018 borrow. Chuck said it was around $62,000. Streetar asked how many times LeMieux Park is reserved. Chuck said in 2016, it was reserved 11 times and 3 times so far in 2017. Nick also mentioned that if an option other than the exiting site is chosen, one to two trees would need to be removed. Streetar recommended keeping the existing size and location. This would save cost for any relocating of electrical service. Duffy agreed with Streetar and made a motion to approve the additional funds for the structure and locate it in the existing location. Streetar seconded the motion. Will suggested trying to shore up the structure to make it last through the summer and start the replacement later in the year to not disrupt any summer use of the park. Nick said they would review it and try to delay the replacement to later in the summer. All ayes.

2.      Discussion and possible action on approving moving ahead with the proposed ambulance transport service. Jake updated the board on the meeting with the City Manager, Fire / Rescue Chief, and the EMS Lieutenant from the City. The City had some operational questions and how the new service would be staffed. After clarifying how the service would operate and what transports would be targeted, the City approved of the initiative and asked to stay informed as of the progress. Chuck also commented that as Randy Stutz has reported, the EMSAC group was in favor of moving forward with this initiative. The EMSAC group wanted to make sure a review was set after six months to review the viability of the serve. Will asked Randy if St. Agnes had provided any transport volume numbers. Randy said no. A motion was made by Keith King with a second by John Duffy to approve starting a transport service with the backup ambulance 502. All ayes.

3.      Discussion and possible action on including the North Fondy Fest accounting into the Village accounting system. Chuck introduced the topic indicating reasons for this change. It parallels the same practice when Outdoor Rec. became part of the Village accounting system. A motion was made by Mike Will with a second by Mike Streetar to include the North Fondy Fest accounting into the Village accounting system. All ayes.

H.       COMMUNICATIONS:

1.      Randy reminded the audience of the annual North Fond du Lac Optimist Club Easter Egg Hunt set for Saturday April 15th at the Community Center. The event will start at 9:30 AM.

I.           UNFINISHED BUSINESS: (None)

J.           NEW BUSINESS: (None)

K.       CLOSED SESSION.

Discussion of a personnel issue under Wisconsin State Statutes 19.85(1) (c) considering employment, promotion, Compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility.

1.      Hiring Prohibitions

A motion was made by Mike Streetar with a second by Mike Will at 6:35 to go into closed session. Roll call: (Duffy-yes) (King-yes) (Moore-yes) (Streetar-yes) (Will-yes)

A motion was made by Keith King with a second by John Duffy at 7:05 to go into open session. Roll call: (Duffy-yes) (King-yes) (Moore-yes) (Streetar-yes) (Will-yes)

L.       ADMINISTRATION.

1.      Discussion and possible action on approving changes to Policy 32.01 Hiring Prohibitions.No action taken.

M.     ADJORNMENT:

A motion was made by Mike Streetar with a second by Keith King to adjourn at 7:06 PM. All ayes.

 

Respectfully submitted,

      ______________________________             __________________________________

 

            James Moore, Village President                                     Chuck Hornung, Village Administrator

March 6th, 2017

OFFICIAL MINUTES – MEETING OF MARCH 06, 2017

Village of North Fond du Lac – BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 

 

Board Present                                                      Staff Present

Jim Moore – President                                                            Chuck Hornung – Administrator

John Duffy – Trustee                                                              Jake Flaherty – Fire Chief

Keith King - Excused                                                             Darrin Pautsch – Police Chief

Mike Streetar – Trustee                                                           Nick Leonard – Dir. Planning & Engineering

Mike Will – Trustee                                                                Heather Wegner – Librarian

                                                                                          Darrin Parsons – Dir. Of Public Services

 

Others: Laurie King

                                                                                                                                                                       

A.        ROLL CALL OF OFFICERS:

      Moore called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM. Moore, Duffy, Streetar, and Will present.

B.        PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

C.        CITIZENS PARTICIPATION: (None)

D.        ANNOUNCEMENTS: (None)

E.        PRESIDENTS BUSINESS and Staff Reports:

1.      Library - Heather Wegner – Heather reported that an author will be joining the Wordsmith Club on Thursday at 7:00 PM.  The Book Club will be meeting this Saturday at 9:00 AM to discuss the book, “The Thing about Jelly Fish”.

2.      Administrator – Chuck Hornung – Chuck is working with Municipal Court to install a Point & Pay system allowing for a better way to pay for citations on line. Several staff are preparing for the annual financial audit this week. Chuck met with department heads to discuss the format for the annual performance reviews. A format was agreed upon and will be used for the 2016 review. Chuck met with Darrin, Nick, and Mitch to go over some of the projects for this summer. The shelters for LeMieux Park and the Pool have been ordered. Chuck has been working with our online utility payment system. Batch uploads haven’t been working properly.

3.      Darren Pautsch – Police Department – Chief Pautsch reported that one local tavern was cited for allowing smoking in the establishment. Both the owner and the person smoking were given citations. During the last snow storm, four accidents were responded to. Chief Pautsch informed the group that the spring newsletter should be out this week.

4.      Jake Flaherty – Fire Chief – Jake said the new SOG’s & P’s were approved. Any new changes will be made as needed. As of 3/1/2017, any new Fire Department firefighter hired will be required within two years to be Firefighter I and First Responder Certified. They will also need to be CPR certified. This Saturday, March 11th, the Fire Department will be holding a brat fry at PDQ. Several Firefighters will be at the ELC for the reading program. Three to four firefighters will be attending an Incident Safety Officer Training set up through FEMA. A RIT training session is being setup for May where there may be up to 8 to 10 people attending.

5.      Nick Leonard – Director Planning & Engineering – Nick said he is still working on a few items as a result of the utility audit. He is narrowing down the final details for the Minnesota and Indiana reconstruction projects. He and Chuck continue to see more interest in the Business Park.

F.         CONSENT AGENDA:

1.      Approve the minutes of the following Village Board Meeting: February 20, 2017.

2.      Approve invoices and authorize checks to be drawn on the respective funds in the amounts indicated:

 

General Fund:                         $195,374.49

Outdoor Rec.                          $.00

Library Fund                           $744.54

EMS Fund                              $2,469.93

Capital Projects                       $.00

Water Department                  $14,223.04

Wastewater Department         $4,203.48

Community Dev. Authority    $4000.00

Storm Water Fund                  $382.70

                                                $221,398.18

3.      Approve or deny operator’s licenses for:

Andrea Lynn Haskins

Makayla Lynn Burelton

A motion was made by Mike Streetar with a second by Mike Will to approve the consent agenda. All ayes.

G.       ADMINISTRATION:

1.      Discussion and possible action on community center rental policies and fees. Chuck went over the discussion on this topic from the December 19th board meeting. Two questions asked at that meeting, room capacity and area comparable fees were given to the board. Streetar thanked staff for getting the information. Chief Pautsch asked why the deposit was less for the senior center rentals. Chuck said almost all the senior center rentals were partial days and events that were not as much of a threat for damage. Laurie King responded by saying she can’t remember where the Village had to keep part of the security deposit for damages for the senior center rentals. A motion was made by Streetar with a second by Duffy to approve discontinuing the partial rent of the combined hall and to keep the current fee schedule. All ayes

2.      Discussion and possible action on change swimming pool admission and lessons fees. Laurie King who manages the pool operations, explained the reasoning behind the proposed increase. Swimming lessons show the largest increase but are still lower than surrounding area fees. Mike Will asked if the school was OK with the increases. Laurie said she had met with Aaron Sadoff and he was OK with the increase. Mike Will asked what portion the school paid for. Laurie said that the school pays for the lifeguard salaries for the swimming lessons. A motion was made by Mike Will with a second by Mike Streetar to approve the increase in rates. All ayes.

3.      Discussion of the 2017 Water Utility Budget. Nick and Darrin presented the 2016 Water Utility Budget. The reserve fund is in good shape even after using part of it for the Michigan and Harrison reconstruction projects. Duffy asked why this budget is presented well into 2017. Nick said that the fourth quarter operating revenue and expenses are very important for the next year’s budget which isn’t available until into the following year. The other reason is that the fourth quarter G.O. budget consumes most of the time. Any potential proposed rate increase isn’t determined until the audit is completed in May. Discussion only so no action.

4.      Discussion of the 2017 Wastewater Utility Budget. Here Nick and Darrin went through the high points of the budget. One item Nick said he will be adding to the budget that is not reflected in this handout was buying a video camera to televise and inspect sewer lines. The current camera is over 20 years old and is broken. Parts are no longer available. Discussion only so no action.

5.      Discussion of the 2017 Storm Water Utility Budget. Nick briefly went over the budget. The reserve is healthy and has little change. Discussion only so no action.

6.      Discussion and possible action on approving a change to the Operating Policy for approving equipment rental and service rates. Darrin explained that whenever the state equipment charge rates change, staff has to present to the board the new rates for approval. This request is to automatically adopt the new rates when they change. Mike Will asked when the last change was made. Darrin said in 2013. A motion was made by Duffy with a second by Will to automatically adopt the new state rental rates. All ayes.

H.        COMMUNICATIONS:

1.      Mike Streetar informed the audience to watch for a mailer explaining the options for an upcoming referendum question on the April 4th ballot. The referendum relates to school funding for building expansions.

I.           UNFINISHED BUSINESS: (None)

J.          NEW BUSINESS: (None)

K.      CLOSED SESSION:

Discussion of a personnel issue under Wisconsin State Statutes 19.85(1) (c) considering employment, promotion, Compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility.

1.      Village Administrator Performance Review.

A motion was made by Mike Streetar with a second by John Duffy to go into closed session at 7:02 PM. Roll Call (Duffy – Yes) (Moore – Yes) (Streetar – Yes) (Will – Yes) A motion was made by Mike Will with a second by Mike Streetar to go into open session at 8:27 PM. Roll Call (Duffy – Yes) (Moore – Yes) (Streetar – Yes) (Will – Yes)

L.      ADJORNMENT:

A motion was made by John Duffy with a second by Mike Will to adjourn at 8:28 PM. All ayes.

 

Respectfully submitted,

                     

 

            __________________________________             __________________________________

 

            James Moore, Village President                                     Chuck Hornung, Village Administrator

March 20th, 2017

OFFICIAL MINUTES – MEETING OF MARCH 20, 2017

Village of North Fond du Lac – BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 

Board Present                                                     Staff Present

Jim Moore – President                                             Chuck Hornung – Administrator

John Duffy – Trustee                                                              Jake Flaherty – Fire Chief

Keith King - Trustee                                                                Darrin Pautsch – Police Chief

Mike Streetar – Trustee                                                            Nick Leonard – Dir. Planning & Engineering

Mike Will – Trustee                                                                  Randy Stutz – Director EMS

                                                                                          Conni Killian-Ritchie – Court Administrator

Others: Kaci Norton

            Maegan Bauler

            Laurie Davis

            Jerry Scudella

Aaron Sadoff

Adam Moriarity

Jeremy Groeschl

Cassie Groeschl                                                                                                                                               

A.        ROLL CALL OF OFFICERS:

      Moore called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM. Moore, Duffy, Streetar, King and Will present.

B.        PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

C.        CITIZENS PARTICIPATION: (None)

D.        ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1.      President Moore read a proclamation proclaiming the month of April 2017 as “Alcohol Awareness Month”. Two representatives from the DHC were in attendance to accept the proclamation document.

2.      President Moore read a proclamation recognizing the NFDLHigh School band for their participation in several events and parade at Walt Disney World in Florida. Band teacher Jerry Scudella gave a quick recap of the events while in Florida.

3.      SuperintendentAaron Sadoff gave a slide show presentation on information relating to the two referendum questions that will be on the April 4th election ballot. Mike Streetar, a current school board member and John Duffy, a past school board member, also spoke about the process of what the referendum question asked and how a survey sent to residents impacted the scope of the proposed borrow and renovations.

4.      Mike Will also reminded the audience that this Saturday, March 25th, a brat fry will be held at PDQ for more pool upgrades.

E.        PRESIDENTS BUSINESS and Staff Reports:

1.      Library - Heather Wegner – Chuck reported for Heather stating that staff has started preparing for the annual book sale which will be held during National Library Week, starting April 10th. Staff also is continuing to prepare for the summer reading program. All tax forms are in and will be available until the tax deadline.

2.      Municipal Courts – Conni Killian-Ritchie – Conni noted she was out on vacation and while out, Brooke did a wonderful job keeping everything going. A couple of new programs are being implemented to improve collections and to make it easier to pay citations. A new staff member is expected to start next Monday, March 27th.

3.      Administrator – Chuck Hornung – Chuck announced that the Village was recognized for two areas. Of the top 50 safest cities in Wisconsin, North Fond du Lac was rated number 29. Chief Pautsch gave credit to his officers and the Community as a whole. He feels there is a great working relationship between the Department, community, churches, schools, and service clubs. The other area that the Village was recognized for was a report indicating that North Fond du Lac ranked number one among the most affordable places to live in Wisconsin.

4.      Darren Pautsch – Police Department – Chief Pautsch reported he and Officer Eagan attended a vigil ceremony at Hamilton Park recognizing the sixth anniversary of the shooting death of Officer Burkholtz. 

5.      Jake Flaherty – Fire Chief – Jake reported that the Fire / EMS brat fry raised about $1,200. Jake is starting an incentive program in the Fire Department where if a firefighter responds to more than 50% of fire calls and 85% of the training sessions in a quarter, they will receive a $100 reward. Tyler Babler has been working with local businesses to create preplanning designs of their buildings to have available in case of a fire. The designs will be digitally stored on the fire truck MDC’s.

6.      Randy Stutz – EMS Director – Randy informed the group that Laurie King attended an active shooter seminar recently held at the Holiday Inn. She learned that teachers could be trained and equipped with a mini trauma kit to treat students if they would be involved in an active shooter event. Dan Voltner and Tyler Babler will be in charge of EMS week which is set for the third week in May. Version 8 of the Village protocols has been sent to the state for approval. Mount Calvary EMS will be visiting NFDL to look at our new ambulance. Jake Flaherty is looking into the cost of mini trauma kits that would be located in all the classrooms for a potential active shooter event. There are 90 classrooms. The cost to supply the kits range from $5,600 to $9,400 depending on what items are included in the kits.

7.      Nick Leonard – Director Planning & Engineering – Nick has been busy answering questions with several inquiries about the VillageBusinessPark. He and Mitch are continuing to finalize the details of the Minnesota and Indiana reconstruction projects. With the warmer spring weather and wet conditions, Nick is receiving inquiries about property maintenance and drainage issues.

F.         CONSENT AGENDA:

1.      Approve the minutes of the following Village Board Meeting: March 6th, 2017.

2.      Approve invoices and authorize checks to be drawn on the respective funds in the amounts indicated:

 

General Fund:                           $33,172.83

Outdoor Rec.                           $.00

Library Fund                            $420.96

EMS Fund                               $3,970.64

Capital Projects                        $31,295.05

Water Department                    $24,800.43

Wastewater Department           $6,342.14

Community Dev. Authority        $16.98

Storm Water Fund                    $2,613.67

                                                $102,632.70

3.      Approve or deny operator’s licenses for:

Stacie Fay Billings

A motion was made by Mike Will with a second by Mike Streetar to approve the consent agenda. All ayes.

G.       ADMINISTRATION:

1.      Discussion and possible action on approving the dismissal of the delinquent personal property taxes for the businesses no longer in business. Will asked if they would only be approving the businesses that are highlighted. Hornung said yes. Will felt that one that is highlighted, Fondy Heating, is still in business but not in NFDL and should not be dismissed. King was disappointed that certain thriving businesses do not pay the personal property tax. Hornung said that he is still investigating possible ways to force payment. Currently he is not aware of any. Duffy felt we should wait and not dismiss any until we can’t find any way to force payment. A motion was made by Will with a second by King to only dismiss the businesses that are out of business. All ayes.

2.      Discussion and possible action on approving the changes in language for Policy 32.01 Hiring Prohibitions. Hornung asked that this agenda item discussion be postponed until he is able to clear up some questions on the topic.

3.      Discussion on an initiative to start up an EMS transport service. Adam Moriarity and Jake Flaherty presented a proposal for a new NFDL transport service. Adam gave the board a handout showing the benefits, expenses, and possible revenue for a five day 12 hour day service. Several questions were asked about operations, staffing, and response scenarios. A trial period of six months to a year was suggested to evaluate if the service was successful. King complimented Adam and Jake on the presentation and felt it was worth a try. Streetar also supported a six month trial. Duffy also supported the trial and felt the potential was there. He felt marketing the service was key. Cassie Groeschl commented that in a prior job, she helped with transports and found them to be profitable. If a service can gain trust and a quick response, the business will grow. Streetar asked for a timeline. Adam said that they are working towards a 7/1/2017 startup. Operation plans need to be submitted to the state and take 8 to 12 weeks for approval.

H.         RESOLUTIONS:

1.      Resolution R-01-2017 – A Resolution Appropriating the Necessary Funds for the Operation of the Water Utility of the Village of the North Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, for the year 2017. Nick indicated there were no changes made to the budget presented to the Board at the previous board meeting. A motion was made by Duffy with a second by King to approve the 2017 Water Utility budget. All ayes.

2.      Resolution R-02-2017 – A Resolution Appropriating the Necessary Funds for the Operation of the Wastewater Utility of the Village of the North Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, for the year 2017. Nick indicated the only change that was presented at the last board meeting was that he added $10,000 to the budget for the purchase of a new sewer main camera system he announced at the last board meeting. Mike Will asked if there would be any increases in the utility rates for 2017. Nick said there would not be any increases for 2017. A motion was made by Will with a second by Streetar to approve the 2017 Wastewater Utility budget. All ayes.

3.      Resolution R-03-2017 – A Resolution Appropriating the Necessary Funds for the Operation of the Storm Water Utility of the Village of the North Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, for the year 2017. Nick indicated there were no changes made to the budget presented to the Board at the previous board meeting. A motion was made by Streetar with a second by Duffy to approve the 2017 Storm Water Utility budget. All ayes.

4.      Resolution R-04-2017 – A Resolution Proclaiming Arbor Day in the Village of North Fond du Lac. The date set for Arbor Day is April 28th. A motion was made by King with a second by Streetar to approve resolution R-04-2017. All ayes.

I.           COMMUNICATIONS: (NONE)

J.          UNFINISHED BUSINESS: (None)

K.         NEW BUSINESS: (None)   

L.         ADJORNMENT:

A motion was made by Mike Streetar with a second by Mike Will to adjourn at 7:40 PM. All ayes.

 

Respectfully submitted,

      ______________________________             __________________________________

 

            James Moore, Village President                                     Chuck Hornung, Village Administrator

February 20th, 2017

OFFICIAL MINUTES – MEETING OF FEBRUARY 20, 2017

Village of North Fond du Lac – BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 

 

Board Present                                                      Staff Present

Jim Moore – President                                                            Chuck Hornung – Administrator

John Duffy – Trustee                                                              Randy Stutz – EMS Director

Keith King - Trustee                                                               Darrin Pautsch – Police Chief

Mike Streetar – Excused                                                         Nick Leonard – Dir. Planning & Engineering

Mike Will – Trustee                                                                Heather Wegner – Librarian

 

Others: Louise Gudex

            Bob Poch – Keller Construction

            Steve Jenkins - FCEDC

                                                                                                                                                                       

A.        ROLL CALL OF OFFICERS:

      Moore called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM. Moore, Duffy, King, and Will present.

B.        PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

C.        CITIZENS PARTICIPATION:

1.      Louise Gudex from the FDL County Housing Authority came to the meeting to present an overview of the housing authority. She provided a handout that showed the history, housing inventory, and operation figures.

D.        ANNOUNCEMENTS: (None)

E.        PRESIDENTS BUSINESS and Staff Reports:

1.      Library - Heather Wegner – Heather reported that she has been working on the annual report. The library staff is gearing up for the Summer Reading Program. She is trying to see if she can organize one more workshop before the summer programs start. They are always looking for more members for the Writers and Book Clubs.

2.      Administrator – Chuck Hornung – Chuck, after returning from vacation, is trying to catchup on messages and other issues that arose in his absence. He is continuing to test and work on the phone conversion.

3.      Darren Pautsch – Police Department – Chief Pautsch attended a chief’s conference. He indicated the speakers and topics were excellent. They included amongst others, wellness and motivation topics. For every one officer killed on duty, there are six that commit suicide. Staff is continuing to be very busy with welfare and mental health incidents. A report of a suspicious person photo graphing the Village municipal building turned out to be innocent. 

4.      Randy Stutz – EMS Director – Randy reported that the turnout for the annual EMS / Fire Christmas banquet was very good. A Fire / EMS Department brat fry is scheduled for March 11th. Randy and Chuck are working with Jeff Preston to negotiate the purchase a LifePac 15 which was budgeted in the EMS budget.  Randy updated the Board on the progress of improving the backup ambulance, 502, response. A new procedure set up with the City will have an auto-aide call made to the city for all 502 calls. If the Village is able to staff the 502 call the City will be called to not respond. Mike Will thanked Randy and said it was a positive step in better service to our residents and the neighboring townships we service.

5.      Nick Leonard – Director Planning & Engineering – Nick said the majority of his time has been working on the utility budgets and the utility audit which was going on today.

F.         CONSENT AGENDA:

1.      Approve the minutes of the following Village Board Meeting: February 06, 2017.

2.      Approve invoices and authorize checks to be drawn on the respective funds in the amounts indicated:

 

General Fund:                         $37,980.36

Outdoor Rec.                          $.00

Library Fund                           $1,194.69

EMS Fund                              $1,785.55

Capital Projects                       $10,210.75

Water Department                  $2,638.82

Wastewater Department           $318,195.15

Community Dev. Authority       $94,670.61

Storm Water Fund                  $409.84

                                         $467,085.77

 

A motion was made by Mike Will with a second by Keith King to approve the consent agenda. All ayes.

G.       ADMINISTRATION:

1.      Presentation and discussion on the Planning Commission approved Virtual Building Plans. Chuck and Nick presented the Virtual Plan created by Keller Building. This plan was approved for a recommendation to the Village Board. No action was required until an actual business would come in for any final plan approvals. A virtual fly over was show to the Village board. Steve Jenkins reported on the marketing efforts that would be used to get the word out. The advantage of this concept is to reduce the lead time for a business to start construction, avoiding three to four months of the time required for site approval and permitting.

2.      Discussion and possible action on modifying Ordinance 21.02 (6) (f) – Mobile Homes, Trailers, Boats, Semis, and Buses. Nick led the discussion by reporting on the Planning Commission’s discussion and final recommendation to not add additional language stating “no further exceptions would be approved”. A defined process is in place in the ordinance for anyone wanting to request a variance from the ordinance. Duffy asked if this was always followed. Nick felt there was an occasional request that did not follow this process mainly because of not knowing it should have been part of Chapter 21, Zoning, which would require the variance process. Will asked if there is a fee for a variance request. Nick said there was a fee. A motion was made by Keith King with a second by Mike Will to not make any changes to the ordinance and resort to the process that is in place. All ayes.

H.        COMMUNICATIONS:(None)

I.           UNFINISHED BUSINESS: (None)

J.          NEW BUSINESS: (None)

K.      CLOSED SESSION:

Discussion of a personnel issue under Wisconsin State Statutes 19.85(1) (c) considering employment, promotion, Compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility.

1.      Municipal Court Staffing.

A motion was made by Keith King with a second by John Duffy to go into closed session at 6:58 PM. Roll Call (Duffy – Yes) (King – Yes) (Moore – Yes) (Will – Yes) A motion was made by John Duffy with a second by Keith King to go into open session at 7:20 PM. Roll Call (Duffy – Yes) (King – Yes) (Moore – Yes) (Will – Yes)

L.      ADJORNMENT:

A motion was made by Keith King with a second by John Duffy to adjourn at 7:21 PM. All ayes.

 

Respectfully submitted,

                     

 

            __________________________________             __________________________________

 

            James Moore, Village President                                     Chuck Hornung, Village Administrator

The Village of North Fond du Lac

16 Garfield Street
North Fond du Lac, WI 54937
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