April 3rd, 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



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




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.  


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


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.


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.


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)


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)


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


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

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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