February 6th, 2017

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OFFICIAL MINUTES – MEETING OF FEBRUARY 06, 2017

Village of North Fond du Lac – BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 

 

Board Present                                                      Staff Present

Jim Moore – President                                                            Chuck Hornung – Excused

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                                                                Heather Wegner – Librarian

                                                                                                                                                                       

A.        ROLL CALL OF OFFICERS:

      Moore called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM. Moore, Duffy, King, 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 she is preparing for the Library Board meeting for this Wednesday. After the meeting, she will start working on the library’s annual report. The last few weeks, there has been a lot of library traffic. She along with staff had a training session to learn about the features on their new copier machine. Streetar asked who is able to print to the new copier. Heather said at present, the staff PC’s are the only with access but the intent is to allow any PC’s in the library to be able to use it. Heather also announced a generous donation to the library. The donation will be used to purchase a laptop for staff and presentations.

2.      Darren Pautsch – Police Department –Several referrals were made for individuals involved with the bar brawl a few weeks ago. Recently, a report of a person trespassing on the CN Yards was arrested. After fingerprinting the suspect, it was found that he had several warrants outstanding. Chief Pautsch attended the FDL County Executive Award Banquet. Officer Sternweis received a Life Saving Award for his actions while off duty he assisted in a life-saving action. Streetar asked if the CN had its own security. Chief Pautsch said it is a combination of CN and NFDL that watch over the yards.

3.      Jake Flaherty – Fire Chief – Jake reported that both fire and EMS staff were busy and had good response. A training session was held at the training mobile home. Search and rescue techniques was the focus of the training. Over the last weekend, the annual Fire & EMS Christmas Party was held at Blanks. Attendance was good. Jake thanked the group that coordinated the event. Jake also reported on a meeting with the City Fire & EMS. Efforts are in process to help with the backup ambulance response. Randy should have an update at the next board meeting. Mike Will asked why there were not people to respond to a recent call for an engine to assist with an EMS call. Jake said personnel were at the station but there was a disconnect with how it was dispatched. Mike Will asked if the Village had advertised the retired ladder truck. Jake said he was not aware of it but would need to ask Hornung.

4.      Nick Leonard – Director Planning & Engineering – Nick and Mitch are still working on the plans for the two streets being reconstructed in 2017. A few problems with the storm water on the Minnesota project need to be addressed. Nick has been working on collecting information and attending meetings with a possible company looking to locate in our business park. A recent meeting with representatives from Alliant, FDL Wastewater Plant, FCEDC, and North Fond du Lac was very productive. A site choice is expected by 3/1/2017. Progress is still being made with the Side X Side building. Nick and Mitch participated in two video conference calls addressing lead pipe replacement. Some funds are available but utility funds cannot be used for private use. A bill has been introduced to change this. Streetar asked if Nick had any idea as to the extent of lead supply lines. Nick guessed at 40%. With any street reconstruction, home owners have the option at their expense to replace lead service lines. The Village only replaces up to the lot line. Streetar asked Nick what the Village plan was to address the Emerald Ash Borer problem. Right now, John Redmond is marking the more serious decaying trees. These trees will be removed as time permits. Duffy asked if there was enough budget approved for any unknowns with the Minnesota Street reconstruction. Nick said the storm water fund is pretty healthy and shouldn’t be a problem. Should know more by the end of March.

F.         CONSENT AGENDA:

1.      Approve the minutes of the following Village Board Meeting: January 23rd, 2017.

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

1/27/2017

General Fund:                         $25,650.93

Outdoor Rec.                          $.00

Library Fund                           $11,858.44

EMS Fund                              $1,733.38

Capital Projects                       $4,656.50

Water Department                  $2,995.22

Wastewater Department           $86,649.53

Community Dev. Authority       $12.47

Storm Water Fund                  $919.45

                                 $134,475.92

2/06/2017

General Fund:                         $77,765.97

Outdoor Rec.                          $.00

Library Fund                           $1,268.58

EMS Fund                              $2,769.79

Capital Projects                       $.00

Water Department                  $5,971.82

Wastewater Department          $1,155.39

Community Dev. Authority        $.00

Storm Water Fund                  $623.38

                                $89,554.93

3.      Approve or deny operator’s licenses for:

Andrea Lynn Wilke

Kaitlyn R. Aguirre

Hanson Olson

Savannah Lakenya McCann

Samantha Smith

 

A motion was made by Mike Streetar with a second by Mike Will to approve the consent agenda. Will asked about the invoices for the setup of the new squad. Chief Pautsch said it is both the dismantling of the old squad and setup of the new. Will asked if the invoice for a 502 repair was a continuation of the last invoices. Jake said it was. Duffy asked if someone was attending the bi-monthly chief’s meeting. Jake said he was and if he is not able to, one of the officers attends. All ayes.

G.       ADMINISTRATION:

1.      Discussion and possible action on changing the Personnel Policy regarding annual performance evaluations. Duffy started the discussion and felt that even though there is immediate interaction during the course of the years as needed, he felt the need for an annual review was still necessary for a track record. The other four board members felt the same. Jake asked if performance reviews were done for paid on call personnel. Currently they are not. Because of the consensus to continue the evaluations, no action was needed as the policy states they will be completed annually. Streetar added that the evaluation forms could be changed if desired.

H.        COMMUNICATIONS:(None)

I.           UNFINISHED BUSINESS: (None)

J.          NEW BUSINESS: (None)

L.      ADJORNMENT:

A motion was made by Mike Streetar with a second by Keith King to adjourn at 6:31PM. 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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