January 3rd, 2017



Village of North Fond du Lac – BOARD OF TRUSTEES



Board Present                                                      Staff Present

Jim Moore – Excused                                                             Chuck Hornung – Administrator

John Duffy – Excused                                                            Jake Flaherty – Fire Chief

Keith King - Trustee                                                               Darrin Pautsch – Police Chief

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

Mike Will – Trustee                                                                Heather Wegner - Librarian                                                               


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



D.        ANNOUNCEMENTS: (None)

E.        PRESIDENTS BUSINESS and Staff Reports:

1.      Library - Heather Wegner – Heather reported that December was a very busy month. Staff has started the planning for the summer reading program. Heather thanked Santa, and the NFDL Police & Fire Departments for their role in the night with Santa. It was a big success with over 200 in attendance. Some discussion started about the capacity of the Community Center and if future events with Santa would need to be moved to a larger facility.

2.      Administration – Chuck Hornung reported that the decorations at Yellowstone Trail Park were taken down today with the help of EMS staff and high school students. Hornung along with staff are preparing for the pre-utility audit set for later this week. He is also trying to finalize union contracts with the EMS and Police Departments.

3.      Darren Pautsch – Police Department –This year the Police Department’s “Food for Families” event supported eleven families. Chief Pautsch thanked everyone who donated towards this charity. A recent missing persons’ alert turned out OK with an adult and two children located in Iowa. During the holiday season from December 22nd to December 27th, the police department did not issue any winter parting tickets to accommodate quests parking in the Village. New Years’ Eve celebrations were quiet with no arrests. 

4.      Jake Flaherty – Fire Chief – Jake handed out the recent call reports. The Fire Department responded to 110 calls in 2016. The old ladder truck, 505 has been retired and taken out of service. A Boy Scout troop came through last week to tour the Fire Department and equipment. The backup ambulance is out of service with an air compressor being repaired.

5.      Director of Planning and Engineering – Nick Leonard – Nick has been busy preparing for the utility audit. Part of this preparation was balancing the physical inventory to what was on the books. He has been managing several positions with the absence of staff out on vacation and medical leave.


1.      Approve the minutes of the following Village Board Meeting: December 19th, 2016.

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


General Fund:                         $20,167.49

Outdoor Rec.                          $.00

Library Fund                           $792.78

EMS Fund                              $1,215.79

Capital Projects                       $4,600.00

Water Department                  $5,060.74

Wastewater Department          $1,458.56

Community Dev. Authority       $8.75

Storm Water Fund                  $476.25


A motion was made by Will with a second by King to approve the consent agenda. Mike Will asked about an invoice for Air Tech. He was told that this invoice was to replace an air conditioner at the Community Center. Streetar asked about an invoice to Rennert’s. Jake Flaherty responded by saying that Rennert’s had moved the new thermal camera mounts from one response vehicle to another. Streetar had also asked why there are two Alliant bills for the same address. Hornung informed him that one was gas and the other electric. All ayes.


1.      Discussion and possible action on clarifying the process for approving board agenda items. Hornung started the discussion by referring to the Operations Policy Manual included in the board packets. Section 1.03 outlines the practice for new agenda items. Will added that after reviewing the manual, he found several outdated areas. King gave his opinion that he felt the process of adding agenda items spelled out in the manual was OK with him. King felt if one Trustee requested an item to be on the agenda, it should be added for the next meeting. Streetar agreed as well. Chief Pautsch added that he felt there should be clarification of the language and volunteered to work with Hornung to present modifications to the board. Streetar asked if Moore discussed the agenda before each meeting. Hornung said no. Will asked if there should be any language to control if a topic continues to be added to the agenda after being acted on. Streetar felt if this occurs if can be acted on case by case. Hornung said he plans on reviewing the Operations Manual with staff and bring any recommended changes back to the board piece meal as time permits. Leonard added that there needs to be a provision allowing for time sensitive items that can’t wait for a normal practice of taking two meetings before it is on the agenda. It was noted that in the manual there is a provision that this type of item can be submitted by the Thursday before a board meeting. No action was taken as a motion was made by King with a second by Streetar to postpone any action until excused board members are back and proposed language can be reviewed. All ayes.

2.      Discussion and possible action on approving the sale of the vacant lot at 1001 Michigan Ave. Will felt the Village should stay at the original sale price of $4,500. Cardinal has been a good partner in the Village. A motion was made by King with a second by Will to approve the sale of 1001 Michigan Ave. for $4,500. All ayes.   


I.           UNFINISHED BUSINESS: (None)

J.          NEW BUSINESS: (None)


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.      Police Department SORD & LEER Contracts.

2.      Fire & EMS Contracts.

A motion was made by Keith King with a second by Mike Will to go into closed session at 6:30 PM. Roll Call  (King – Yes) (Streetar – Yes) (Will – Yes) A motion was made by Keith King with a second by Mike Streetar to go into open session at 7:02 PM. Roll Call (King – Yes) (Streetar – Yes) (Will – Yes)


A motion was made by Mike Streetar with a second by Mike Will to adjourn at 7:03 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
Phone: 920-929-3765 Fax: 920-929-3964

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