November 6th, 2017



Village of North Fond du Lac – BOARD OF TRUSTEES


Board Present                                                      Staff Present

Jim Moore – President                                                            Chuck Hornung – Administrator

John Duffy – Trustee                                                              Nick Leonard – Dir. Planning & Engineering

Keith King – Trustee                                                              Darren Pautsch – Police Chief

Mike Streetar – Trustee                                                           Jake Flaherty – Fire Chief      

Mike Will – Trustee                                                                Darrin Parsons – Dir. Public Services                                                                                                

Others: Cecelia Harry -Envision FDL

            Dave Goldapske 


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



1.      Chuck introduced Cecelia Harry, President and CEO of Envision FDL. Envision FDL is a new organization that combines the prior AC and FCEDC organizations. Cecelia noted that the combined organization has between 800 and 900 members. Her prior position was in the Kansas area. Her goal at Envision FDL is to focus on the large and small businesses and the entrepreneur startups. She will be conducting planning sessions in early 2018, including NFDL, to create a five year plan for the direction and focus of the organization. She hopes the greater FDL County area can take advantage of the FOXCONN announcement but is aware of the work force shortage FDL County is experiencing. The current staff for Envision FDL is 15 but may grow to 16 or 17 once the direction and programs are established. The funding and membership dues are going to be the same for 2018 until a new membership model has been determined. Jim Cleveland was not able to attend but said he would be available for a future meeting to update the board on NFDL activities that Envision FDL is working on.


1.      Jim Moore announced the annual North Fond du Lac Optimist Pancake Day is set for next Saturday, November 11th from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

E.        PRESIDENTS BUSINESS and Staff Reports:

1.      Administrator – Chuck Hornung – Chuck researched a couple questions on the 2018 budget and provided the board documentation answering the questions. He has been working on preparations for switching over to a managed IT environment. He also is working with Ehlers preparing documents for the 2017-2018 CIP borrow set for final board approval on Monday November 20th. Chuck has been working with staff preparing for a Caselle system upgrade set for the week of December 11th.

2.      Police Chief – Darren Pautsch –Darren informed the board that he has made a conditional offer to fill the vacant patrol officer position. The candidate is going through some final pre-employment checking and testing. Chief Pautsch is hopeful to have all the tests and checking done by the end of this week. He also informed the board that the department was awarded a $400 body armor grant. On October 28th, a drug take back event was held. The Village did not participate due to having a permanent drug drop off location at the Village municipal building. The Village had collected sixty six pounds of drugs. County wide, over four thousand pounds of drugs were collected. The Village transferred the Village’s collection to the County.

3.      Fire Chief – Jake Flaherty – Jake handed out statistics for the Fire and EMS runs. 502 had 23 calls including 911 calls. 500 had 70 calls. Tomorrow, a representative will be at the station to measure fire fighters for new turnout gear. Last week, a Cub Scout troop visited the station. One topic discussed was survival skills. A meeting was held at Northgate Apartments. Recent fire calls at the apartments had residents not leaving their apartments. Fire staff tried to educate the residents that they need to follow the evacuation procedures to ensure their safety. Fire staff are also working to create a list of apartment layouts and who is living in each apartment. Information will be fed into the fire response vehicle MDC’s for quicker and better response to calls. A Stop the Bleed training session was held with teachers at Friendship and the ELC. Chuck asked the status of the kits needed for this Stop the Bleed program. Jake said the teachers are still deciding what should be in the kits. A total of 50 kits would be purchased by the NFDL School District. The ELC is also going to hold a training session for the fire fighter to educate them on Autism and how to work with children who are autistic. Jake also mentioned that the department is starting to receive payment from Medicaid through the MTM organization. The Village had submitted an application to MTM and had not heard back from them if it had been approved. Jake will follow up for the status of the application.

4.      Department of Planning & Engineering – Nick Leonard – Nick gave the status of the Indiana Avenue street project. The infrastructure work is complete and the actual street will be the focus this week. If all goes well, it should be completed this week or early next. A temporary drop off for leaves, grass clippings, and brush has been setup at the end of Lakeshore Drive. Nick continues to receive calls for information on the business park. He also receives calls relating to zoning and flood plain issues in the Village. The DPW crew has installed four storm water laterals for Village residents. This is part of the policy where five to ten thousand dollars are budgeted for residential storm water laterals. An application process determines who and how many are done each year.


1.      Approve the minutes of the following Village Board Meeting: October 30th, 2017.

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


General Fund:                         $73,332.49

Outdoor Rec.                          $.00

Library Fund                           $1,049.79

EMS Fund                              $4,086.95

Capital Projects                       $28,826.25

Water Department                  $121,732.25

Wastewater Department         $137,811.49

Community Dev. Authority    $405,320.00

Storm Water Fund                  $168,023.32


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

All ayes.


1.      Discussion of any open items for the 2018 budget or CIP. Chuck explained a handout regarding a question on why the TID #1 expenses went up by $30,000. There were two reasons. The first being $15,000 budgeted for wetland delineation expected next year and the remaining $20,000 was an increase in the principal payment for 2018.


1.      Chief Pautsch wanted to remind the audience that the winter parking restrictions go into effect on November 15th. The even odd parking restrictions will be enforced. 

I.           UNFINISHED BUSINESS: (None)

J.           NEW BUSINESS: (None)


A motion was made by Keith King with a second by John Duffy to adjourn at 6:35 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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