January 23rd, 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                                                           Randy Stutz – Director EMS

Mike Will – Trustee                                                                Heather Wegner – Librarian

                                                                                         Conni Killian-Ritchie – Muni Crt Admin                                                                        


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



D.        ANNOUNCEMENTS: (None)

E.        PRESIDENTS BUSINESS and Staff Reports:

1.      Library - Heather Wegner – Heather reported that staff is starting to prepare for the summer reading program. They are booking performances and buying promotional items. All state and federal tax forms are in. The only item they are waiting for is the 1040 instructional manuals. Heather is starting to prepare the annual report. Heather then proceeded to present to Jim Moore a large thank you card to the North Fond du Lac Optimist Club for the donations to the Night with Santa.

2.      Municipal Court – Conni Killian-Ritchie – Conni handed out the monthly court statistics. She said staff is busy with the day to day activities. 

3.      Administration – Chuck Hornung reported that he attended a ground breaking ceremony at 1001 Michigan Ave. The site had been sold. Chris Cardinal had purchased it and is working with the NFDL trades program to build a new house. Chuck is still preparing for the replacement of the Village phone system. He is also spending some time archiving prior year’s information onto electronic storage. Last week he sent out the annual 1099 forms.

4.      Darren Pautsch – Police Department –The new replacement squad should be able to go into service tomorrow. A meeting with the workman’s comp representative said that the recent trend of police agencies going to SUV’s has lowered the workman’s comp claims with less back injuries. Last weekend was a busy weekend with a fight at Jenz’s bar, a recovered stolen car from Milwaukee found in Gaslight Terrance, and two cars stolen from Badger Auto Sales.

5.      Jake Flaherty – Fire Chief – Jake reported that both fire and EMS staff went to Touchstone Living Center to speak to the residents about the services provided. Fire Department staff is working on fitting the utility trailer with equipment for dispatch calls. Jake handed out call sheets showing calls and call statistics for the month. Jake noted that he along with Randy and Chuck are meeting with city Fire /Rescue to discuss the backup ambulance, 502, response options. Duffy asked Jake if any training sessions are being held at the trailer in the business park. Jake said with all the rain, it is too messy right now. Jake also noted that a number of firefighters attended the funeral for the Eldorado firefighter who passed away last week.

6.      Randy Stutz – Director EMS – Randy also noted that several EMS staff attended the funeral in Eldorado. He said he thought there were around 200 firefighters at the funeral. Randy praised a driver training program set up by Eric Butler. The training was held last Saturday. Randy will be attending the Eldorado board meeting to answer any ambulance service questions. Randy will also be attending the Wisconsin EMS Association conference in Milwaukee on Thursday and Friday. NFDL will be receiving an anniversary service award. 


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

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


General Fund:                         $1,459,037.92

Outdoor Rec.                          $.00

Library Fund                           $2,478.29

EMS Fund                              $4,272.42

Capital Projects                       $27,753.29

Water Department                  $16,436.00

Wastewater Department         $10,105.11

Community Dev. Authority    $149.84

Storm Water Fund                  $1,290.33


A motion was made by Will with a second by Streetar to approve the consent agenda. Mike Will asked about an invoice from Packer City for 502. Randy said this was for a new compressor on the ambulance. All ayes.


1.      Discussion and possible action on approving an operator’s license for Stephanie A. LeQue. Chief Pautsch explained the reasons for recommended denial. He had made several attempts to notify her of the meeting so she would have the option on attending to answer any questions. She was not in attendance. Streetar said that normally if a person attends the meeting to request approval, they are given more consideration. Seeing she wasn’t in attendance and Chief Pautsch’s denial recommendation, he made a motion to deny granting an operator’s license. King seconded the motion. All ayes.

2.      Discussion and possible action on allowing wreaths or flowers at the Veteran’s Memorial. Streetar felt the board should have some input on whether someone wanted to place a wreath or flowers. He liked the clean look of the memorial. Moore agreed. Duffy asked if the memorial committee still existed. Streetar and King said it did but roles have changed. Duffy felt the committee could control it. King felt it would be hard to control through committee. He was opposed to that idea. Streetar didn’t remember any other memorials with wreaths or flowers when they went out visiting other memorials to get design ideas. Will felt donations should still be accepted but controlled as to what they would be used for. Chief Pautsch suggested looking at each request case by case and be able to make some exceptions. Streetar said he was not totally against wreaths or flowers for exceptions. Duffy felt there should be an Operating Policy for this. Hornung and Chief Pautsch said they would create one to bring back to the Board.

3.      Discussion and possible action on approving a bid for property at 425 Illinois Ave. Streetar said he had called the County Treasurer for her input on the property. The adjacent property owner is planning on joining the property and building a larger garage. He was OK with pulling the original Village bid of $2,000. Will wanted to keep the original bid but if the Village ended up purchasing the property, he did not want to donate it at first but try and market it. Duffy brought up the fact that if the Village owns the property they will have to maintain it. Streetar made a motion that if all other bids fall through, the Village would honor the $2,000 bid. King seconded the motion. All ayes.

4.      Discussion and possible action on approving Tyler Babler as a part-time EMT as part of the EMS Department. Randy informed the board that Tyler is also part of the Van Dyne Fire Department and First Responder. Tyler is also a member of the Village Fire Department. A motion was made by Duffy with a second by Will to approve adding Tyler to the EMS Department. All ayes.


I.           UNFINISHED BUSINESS: (None)

J.          NEW BUSINESS:

1.      Duffy asked that discussion of performance evaluations be put on the next agenda.


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 Mike Streetar with a second by Mike Will to go into closed session at 6:46 PM. Roll Call (Duffy – Yes) (King – Yes) (Moore – Yes) (Streetar – Yes) (Will – Yes) A motion was made by John Duffy with a second by Keith King to go into open session at 7:23 PM. Roll Call (Duffy – Yes) (King – Yes) (Moore – Yes) (Streetar – Yes) (Will – Yes)


       1.     Discussion and possible action on approving a union contract for SORD. A motion was made by

                Streetar with a second by King to approve the contract. All ayes.

       2.     Discussion and possible action on approving a union contract for LEER. A motion was made by

                Duffy with a second by Will to approve the contract. All ayes.

       3.     Discussion and possible action on approving a union contract for EMS. Hornung said he hasn’t

                 received confirmation from the union that they have accepted the contract and asked to postpone

                 any action. Board approved postponement.


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


Respectfully submitted,



            __________________________________             __________________________________


            James Moore, Village President                                     Chuck Hornung, Village Administrator