September 5th, 2017

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OFFICIAL MINUTES – MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 05, 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                                                              Darren Pautsch – Police Chief

Mike Streetar – Trustee                                                                                              

Mike Will – Trustee   

 

Others:

Sara-Beth Janssen – McClone

Melissa Will               

 

A.        ROLL CALL OF OFFICERS:

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

B.        PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

C.        CITIZENS PARTICIPATION: (None)

D.        ANNOUNCEMENTS: (None)

E.        PRESIDENTS BUSINESS and Staff Reports:

1.      Library – Heather Wegner – Chuck reported for Heather that the fall programming will start next week on the 14th and 15th.  Staff has also been busy weeding out the books with low circulating frequency.

2.      Administrator – Chuck Hornung – Chuck indicated that he and Kris have been working with McClone to prepare a recommendation for the 2018 village health care plan. The recommendation will be discussed tonight. He has also been meeting with staff to finalize the proposed 2018 and five year capital plan. This will be presented to the Board on the 18th. Nick and Chuck are working with legal counsel to create agreements between the Prospect Park developer and Village. The agreements are to finalize the details of the Village taking on the construction of the Prospect Park streets and having the cost assessed to the lots. Chuck is also planning for some of the park activities and improvements for 2018.

3.      Jake Flaherty – Fire Chief – Jake handed out the statistics for the month of August for the Fire and EMS calls. He also reported on a meeting with the Chief’s Association. It was decided to have Knox boxes on the station quarters to allow agencies who are back filling during a major fire access to the stations. An in service session was held at the NFDL schools with the topic “Stop the Bleeding”. Medic Eric Butler was the instructor. St. Agnus Hospital has put a list together for a kit to be available in each classroom. Another “Fill the Boot” event was held last Friday. Due to Fire calls, the event was cut short. Around $600 was collected. Another “Fill the Boot” event will be held this Friday from 12 to 5. Mike Streetar asked how he will determine if the transport service is profitable. Jake said he will be getting reports from LifeQuest indicating billed and paid amounts. Mike Will asked how the new agreement with MTM works. Jake said that any Medicaid patient transports need to be pre-approved by MTM before transporting. If approved, the billing and payment is handled by Lifequest. Mike Will asked about a transport from Fort Atkinson. Jake said it was his call. A transport that far away is very profitable with the per mile charge. Jake and Adam are meeting with Aurora in Oshkosh next week to discuss possible transports. With the 502 daytime staffing, 502 has been able to respond to all the backup 911 calls.

4.      Darren Pautsch – Police Chief – Darren was happy to report that there were no illegal tobacco sales in the Village with a recent County Health Department test. He reminded viewers that school is back in session and to slow down. Mike Will asked if there was a problem with the school radar sign. Darren said they are looking into it.

F.         CONSENT AGENDA:

1.      Approve the minutes of the following Village Board Meeting: August 21st, 2017.

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

 

General Fund:                         $56,510.76

Outdoor Rec.                          $30.00

Library Fund                           $780.98

EMS Fund                              $2,601.00

Capital Projects                       $19,191.44

Water Department                  $8,286.65

Wastewater Department         $5,138.82

Community Dev. Authority    $.00

Storm Water Fund                  $87.53

$92,627.18

3.      Approve or deny an operator’s license for:

Jennifer Ann Strasser

A motion was made by Mike Will with a second by Mike Streetar to approve the consent agenda. John Duffy asked about the invoice for the light poles. Chuck said this was a maintenance item to replace poles that have rusted or were damaged. Mike Will asked about the invoice for the LeMieux pavilion shelter and Pool shade structure. Chuck said this was the second half of the cost for the two structures. The LeMieux shelter was delivered last week and should be installed starting next week. All ayes.

G.       ADMINISTRATION:

1.      Discussion and possible action on approving the Village Health Insurance Plan for 2018. Sara-Beth from McClone presented the recommendation for the 2018 village health care carrier. A handout showed the rate comparisons with Network Health the lowest increase with comparable plans to what is currently in place. A significant accomplishment was to have Network Health agree that any increase for the following year would not exceed 15%. Sara-Beth went on to explain in greater detail the benefit plan. She explained how the deductible and copays were structured. Sara-Beth and the board engaged in considerable conversation on the option for the Millennium Plan which was called the Wellness Plan. Sara-Beth was not real high on this as it seemed like it was only a feel-good concept and didn’t actually change habits. Keith King wondered if the Village should consider an additional premium payment to staff who used tobacco products. Consensus was to consider it next year. A motion was made by John Duffy with a second by Mike Streetar to accept the network Health Plan with no Millennium. All ayes.

2.      Discussion and possible action on approving the employee health insurance participation monthly fee. Chuck gave a short recap of what the current participation fee is. A motion was made by John Duffy with a second by Keith King to leave the participation fee the same, $60 for singles and $100 for the rest. All ayes except for Mike Streetar- Nay. 

3.      Discussion and possible action on approving the employee health insurance deductible portion paid by employee. With little to no discussion, a motion was made by John Duffy with a second by Mike Will to leave the current 10% employee portion of the deductible to be paid by the employee. Mike Will stated that the employee share of the benefit cost will be reviewed next year and may change from this year’s approved employee contribution.  All ayes.

4.      Discussion and possible action on approving action on the Superior Vision Insurance. Chuck said the recommendation was to have a materials only plan available to the employee at the employee’s expense. This reverses last year’s decision to have the village pick up the cost of the vision insurance due to the United Health Care plan not covering eye exams. A motion was made by Mike Will with a second by Mike Streetar to change the vision insurance to materials only available to the employees at their expense. All ayes.

5.      Discussion and possible action on approving the purchase of Fire Department lockers. Jake reviewed the plans to replace the lockers in the fire bay. The old original lockers are falling down. Keith King inspected the old racks and agreed that they are in bad shape. Mike Will asked if there is any money left in the 2017 budget for this. Jake said no. He is holding off some spending in case they are granted an AFG grant for turnout gear and the department would have to make a small match. Jake added that the Fire Association is willing to pay for half of the cost of the new racks. John Duffy felt that if the association is willing to contribute to the improvements, the village should take advantage of it. A motion was made by Mike Streetar with a second by Keith King to approve the purchase of the new racks with the association paying for 50%. All ayes.

6.      Discussion and possible action on approving new appointments to the Board of Zoning Appeals.

1.      Jim Scharf      (Moved from alternate)

2.      Gary Schaub  (Alternate)

3.      Dave Bell       (Alternate)

A motion was made by John Duffy with a second by Mike Will to approve the new appoints to the Board of Zoning Appeals. All ayes.

7.      Discussion and possible action on approving the following new hires to the EMS Department.

1.      Tim Rodgers

2.      Jeremiah Moore

Jake commented that these two new hires are both paramedics. This will help fill the advanced requirement on transports and allow for more flexibility to fill in for medic’s vacations and comp. time. A motion was made by Mike Will with a second by Mike Streetar to approve hiring the two new EMS hires. All ayes.

8.      Discussion and possible action to approve a $25 call in pay for off hour transports. Jake explained why he has proposed this call in pay. Without the additional call in pay incentive, a transport staff would expect to come in on off hours and make $10 to $15. Jake is trying to grow the transport business by being available beyond the current 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM weekday hours. A motion was made John Duffy with a second by Keith King to approve the $25 call in pay. All ayes.

9.      Discussion and possible action on approving storing of Christmas decorations in the caboose. Mike Streetar started the discussion by explaining the proposed future for the caboose. The plans are to continue to collect memorabilia and eventually have the caboose open to the public for viewing. Chuck asked if the Village could continue to use the caboose as Christmas decoration storage until a firm plan is in place with the details of what is needed to be done to make it happen. He was more than willing to move the decorations out of the caboose once this was done. Mike Will stated that he recommended delaying any action but Mike Streetar said he did not want to wait and wanted a decision tonight. A motion was made by John Duffy with a second by Mike Will to allow storing the decorations in the caboose until a firm plan was in place from the Historical Society for using the caboose for public viewing. All ayes except for Mike Streetar who abstained.

10.  Discussion and possible action on approving an exception to the pet limit restrictions. Melissa Will addressed the board asking for an exception to the two dog pet ordinance limitation. She recently moved into the village and has three dogs. One will be 14 years old next month. She is willing to agree not to replace the one dog when it passes. Mike Streetar noted that the board has approved exceptions with responsible pet owners. Keith King agreed. A motion was made by Keith King with a second by Mike Streetar to approve three dogs with the stipulation that she not replace one of the dogs when it passes. All ayes.

 

H.  RESOLUTIONS.

1.      Resolution R-10-2017 – A Resolution Establishing Replacement Fund for Collection System and Operations & Maintenance Manual. Jim Moore read the resolution. Chuck noted this is an annual DNR requirement for the Compliance Maintenance Annual Report. A motion was made by Mike Will with a second by Keith King to approve resolution R-10-2017. All ayes.

I.           COMMUNICATIONS: (None)

J.          UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

1.      John Duffy asked if Mike Will, the newly appointed County to NFDL library liaison, will also be the Village’s library liaison. Mike Will said he is currently the County’s liaison but hasn’t been told he would also be the village’s liaison. A question came up as to if this was legal. Chuck will look into it.

K.        NEW BUSINESS:

1.      Chuck asked Chief Pautsch to inform the board on recent conversation on PDQ staff asking if there can be an end of business party when PDQ closes after 11:00 PM. Chief Pautsch said this is actually illegal as PDQ can’t sell or even give away liquor products. No more conversation or planning has occurred.

L.         CLOSED SESSION:

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.      Administrator

A motion was made by John Duffy with a second by Mike Will to go into closed session at 8:10 PM. Roll call (John Duffy-yes) (Keith King-yes) (Jim Moore-Yes) (Mike Streetar-yes) (Mike Will-yes)

A motion was made by Mike Streetar with a second by Mike Will to go into open session at 8:52 PM.

Roll call (John Duffy-yes) (Keith King-yes) (Jim Moore-Yes) (Mike Streetar-yes) (Mike Will-yes)

M.     ADJOURNMENT:

A motion was made by Keith King with a second by John Duffy to adjourn at 8:53 PM. All ayes.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

      ______________________________             __________________________________

 

            James Moore, Village President                                     Chuck Hornung, Village Administrator