October 2nd, 2017



Village of North Fond du Lac – BOARD OF TRUSTEES


Board Present                                                      Staff Present

Jim Moore – President                                                            Chuck Hornung – Administrator

John Duffy – Trustee                                                              Heather Wegner - Librarian

Keith King – Trustee                                                              Darren Pautsch – Police Chief

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

Mike Will – Trustee                                                                Jake Flaherty – Fire Chief                              



Al and Marla Hoffman                      



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



D.        ANNOUNCEMENTS: (None)

E.        PRESIDENTS BUSINESS and Staff Reports:

1.      Library – Heather Wegner – Heather reported she will be having her performance review this week. The semi-monthly Library Board meeting is set for next week Wednesday. A financial workshop will be held by Shelly Tideman with the focus on “Where Does My Money Go”. Heather will be attending a conference on October 18th to the 20th. The book club will be discussing the book, Small Great Things. A group paint is set for October 26th.

2.      Administrator – Chuck Hornung – Chuck and staff are working on the 2018 operations budgets. More investigation is being done analyzing managed IT vendors. Kris and Chuck met with the insurance broker to get updates on rates for 2018. The old ladder truck has been sold and was picked up today.

3.      Director of Planning and Engineering - Nick Leonard – The Indiana Ave. project is moving along. The new water main is completed and will be connected when the sanitary sewer work is performed. During the reconstruction, two water mains breaks occurred. The street overlays will start the third week of October. The Village was notified that the DNR approved the exemption permit for the Virtual Building lot. There is continued interest in the business park lots. The access to the Village dump off bins by the village garage will remain open during the Indiana Ave. reconstruction project.

4.      Police Chief – Darren Pautsch –Darren started that one of the new officers who had accepted a conditional offer has withdrawn their accepted offer. He will start the process of looking for a new patrol officer. A recent burglary on North Pioneer was recorded on camera. The suspect has been identified but has not been apprehended. A warrant may be issued for his arrest. Chief Pautsch commented on a recent article about suicide prevention, particularly teens.

5.      Fire Chief – Jake Flaherty – Jake handed out reports for the EMS and Fire calls. An open house is set for October 14th. Flight for Life, vehicle extractions, St. Agnes Neuro Surgeon speaking about strokes, and a booth from St. Agnes for “Stop the Bleed” will all be part of the activities for the open house. This week a train the trainer session is set up with St. Agnes for “Stop the Bleed”. Fire prevention starts October 9th. He encouraged residents to replace their smoke detector batteries. Fire and EMS personnel will be visiting the NFDL schools on the 11th, 12, and 13th during fire prevention week. Staff has been able to have agreements with Aurora Hospital in Oshkosh and St. Agnes Hospital in Waupun for non-emergency transports. The Fire and EMS truck bay repainting is complete. Staff is now cleaning up the storage areas in preparation for the open house.


1.      Approve the minutes of the following Village Board Meeting: September 18, 2017.

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


General Fund:                         $17,907.22

Outdoor Rec.                          $.00

Library Fund                           $34.98

EMS Fund                              $197.60

Capital Projects                       $793.00

Water Department                  $27,557.45

Wastewater Department         $7,241.65

Community Dev. Authority    $19.40

Storm Water Fund                  $340.11


A motion was made by Mike Will with a second by Mike Streetar to approve the consent agenda.

All ayes.


1.      Discussion and possible action on approving an exception to the number of allowed pets. Chuck restated the reason for the request that was included in the board packets where a new resident with three dogs was requesting an exception to the ordinance.  A motion was made by John Duffy with a second by Keith King to approve the exception. All ayes.

2.      Discussion and possible action on approving the 2017 and 2018 Capital plan. The board members asked if the borrow would have any effect on the 2018 levy. Chuck stated that the borrow would be positioned in a manner to not negatively affect the levy. Another question asked was when the borrowing process should start to ensure it is completed before year end. Chuck indicated that any action could be postponed until he has a borrow payment schedule from Ehler’s and an answer to when the process should start. The board agreed to postpone any action until the next board meeting.

3.      Approve or deny a Provisional Liquor License for The Butcher’s Block, LLC. Mike Streetar asked Chief Pautsch if he has any issues with granting the provisional license. Chief Pautsch said he did not and was going to meet with Travis to educate him on the laws for having a liquor license. Mike Will asked if the license would go beyond the extension Kwik Trip has given Travis. The actual license when approved would be for the normal July 1 through June 30 period. John asked how long a provisional license was good for. Chief Pautsch said 60 days. A motion was made by Keith King with a second by John Duffy to approve the provisional license. All ayes.

4.      Discussion and possible action on approving a contract with Webs-By-Wagner for a web site re-write. Chuck recapped the reasons and cost for a web site re-write. Mike Will asked if the $150 per year was for a long contract. Chuck indicated it was an annual contract with only the one year commitment. A motion was made by Mike Will with a second by Mike Streetar to approve the contract. All ayes.

5.      Discussion on setting up a schedule for reviewing the 2018 operations budget. The board agreed to a 5:00 PM meeting on October 23rd.


1.      President Moore read a letter from the Master Gardner’s thanking the Village for their support on beautifying the Village parks and Veteran’s Memorial. Mike Will also added his thanks to their efforts.


1.      Chief Pautsch wanted to let the audience know that this week is homecoming week for NFDL. The homecoming parade will be at 4:00 PM and to watch out for closed streets during the parade.

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.                  Administrator

2.                  Police Department SORD & LEER Contracts.

       Deliberating or negotiating the purchase of public properties, the investing of public funds, or

       conducting other specific public business, whenever competitive or bargaining reasons require a

       closed session.

A motion was made by Keith King with a second by John Duffy to go into closed session at 6:42 PM. Roll call (John Duffy-yes) (Keith King-yes) (Jim Moore-Yes) (Mike Streetar-yes) (Mike Will-yes)

A motion was made by Mike Will with a second by Mike Streetar to go into open session at 7:10 PM.

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


A motion was made by Keith King with a second by Mike Streetar to adjourn at 7:11 PM. All ayes.



Respectfully submitted,



      ______________________________             __________________________________


            James Moore, Village President                                     Chuck Hornung, Village Administrator