January 15th, 2018



Village of North Fond du Lac – BOARD OF TRUSTEES


Board Present                                                      Staff Present

Jim Moore – President                                                            Chuck Hornung – Administrator

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

Keith King – Trustee                                                              Darren Pautsch – Police Chief

Mike Streetar – Trustee                                                           Heather Wegner - Librarian               



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



D.        ANNOUNCEMENTS: (None)

E.        PRESIDENTS BUSINESS and Staff Reports:

1.      Library – Heather Wegner – Heather reported the carpet replacement project is complete and it looks great. She will be attending the Annual Winnefox meeting at Ripon. The Book Club will be meeting this Saturday to discuss the book “Alchemyst”. The library staff has identified some choice books to read. They have been placed by the front desk. Another group paint event has been scheduled for February 15th.

2.      Administrator – Chuck Hornung – Chuck reported on sending out the even years exempt property confirmation documents. These documents are used to confirm the value and use of exempt properties in the Village. He along with staff continue to learn more about the recent software upgrade. He is also working on finalizing the union contracts.

3.      Police Chief – Darren Pautsch –Darren passed out the December and annual statistic reports. The entire PD staff participated in the FDL County in service training. Darren also spoke on Behind the Badge, topic “Online Dating Scams” and Between the Lines with the topic of “Social Hosting”.

4.      Department of Planning & Engineering – Nick Leonard – Nick is preparing for the 2018 projects while also finalizing the 2017 project documentation. He will be presenting a Phase II study for the old Zoch property later in tonight’s agenda. Preparations for the 2017 utility audit are in progress.


1.      Approve the minutes of the following Village Board Meeting: January 8th, 2018.

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


General Fund:                         $1,235,755.57

Outdoor Rec.                          $.00

Library Fund                           $14,176.28

EMS Fund                              $1,268.51

Capital Projects                       $.00

Water Department                  $6,918.11

Wastewater Department         $2,147.64

Community Dev. Authority    $11,316.28

Storm Water Fund                  $391.40



A motion was made by Keith King with a second by Mike Will to approve the consent agenda. Mike Will asked about the wetland delineation charge and wondered why it wasn’t done earlier. Nick said that any delineation results are only valid for five years. This delineation was due to an interest in a 10 acre parcel in the business park. The artificial wetlands were caused when the infrastructure was installed. All ayes.


1.      Discussion and possible action on approving a Phase II contract with MSA for the Zoch property. Nick stated there has been some recent interest in the property which would require a Phase II study to determine if there is any contamination. A Phase I study identified some potential areas. Mike Will asked if there were any grants for the Phase II. Nick said there may be some for cleanup but not a Phase II study. Mike Will asked if the small lot that the village owns in the Town of Friendship would be included in the study. Nick said it would. Mike Streetar asked about a comment made years ago where if the prior owner was capable to clean the site up, they would be liable. Nick said that did not pertain to this property due to the way it was purchased. Mike Will asked Nick if we had gotten a second bid. Nick said that we have worked with MSA quite often and felt they had provided a competitive quote and both he and Chuck felt comfortable with it. A motion was made by Mike Streetar with a second by Keith King to approve the contract. All ayes.

J.        COMMUNICATIONS: (None)


I.            NEW BUSINESS: (None)

J.          ADJOURNMENT:

            A motion was made by Mike Streetar with a second by Mike Will to adjourn at 6:22 p.m. 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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