August 21st, 2017

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OFFICIAL MINUTES – MEETING OF August 21, 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                                                              Nick Leonard – Dir. Engineering & Planning

Mike Streetar – Trustee                                                           Heather - Librarian                             

Mike Will – Trustee   

Others:

Jeanette Pont               Russell Pont                Barb Immel                 Lyle Immel                  Trisha Pietrzyk

Bob Pietrzyk               Bill Saunderlick          Ken Waldschmidt       Barbara Du                  Glen Mathes

Jeff Beahm                  Jackie Baccus                                                 

 

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 – Heather reported on the 2017 summer reading program. There were 304 children, 210 adults, and 51 teens signed up for the summer program. This was slightly higher than last year. She is also coordinating some efforts to replace the library carpeting.

2.      Administrator – Chuck Hornung – Chuck indicated that he and staff are working on the 2018 capital and operating budgets. Meetings have been setup to discuss the options for the health insurance plan proposals. 

3.      Jake Flaherty – Fire Chief – Jake informed the audience that the local union held a MDA Fill the Boot event at the corner of Prospect Avenue and Winnebago St. They collected $1,848.51. Work was done on the command vehicle, 507. Shelving was installed to store spare air packs. A member of the Van Dyne Fire Department built and installed the shelving.

4.      Nick Leonard – Director of Planning and Engineering – Nick coordinated the bid openings for the Minnesota and Indiana Street projects. The bids were favorable with numbers less than the engineering estimates. Nick and Mitch continue to address drainage and property maintenance issues. A variance request has been posted on the corner of Chapleau St. and Chapman Ave.   

F.         CONSENT AGENDA:

1.      Approve the minutes of the following Village Board Meeting: August 7th, 2017.

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

 

General Fund:                         $33,129.54

Outdoor Rec.                          $30.00

Library Fund                           $213.09

EMS Fund                              $1,675.55

Capital Projects                       $3,981.50

Water Department                  $8,924.76

Wastewater Department         $5,417.62

Community Dev. Authority    $17.59

Storm Water Fund                  $153.97

$53,543.62

A motion was made by Mike Will with a second by Mike Streetar to approve the consent agenda. Mike Will asked what the J.E. Arthur invoice was for. Nick responded by saying this was the council for the OSG committee. All ayes.

G.       ADMINISTRATION:

1.      Discussion and possible action on approving proposals for the Minnesota Ave. and Indiana Ave. reconstruction projects. Nick started the discussions with explaining the information in the board packets. The Minnesota Ave. bids ranged from $335,307.50 to $374,800.00. A recent discovery of a grant would pay up to 80% of the assessable part of the project because Minnesota Ave. is identified as an Urban Collector Street. If the board would decide to apply for the grant, which all indications of a strong possibility of receiving, the grant would be for 2023- 2024. If the grant option was approved, Nick recommended an overlay in the spring of 2018 to get by until 2023. Keith King approved of applying for the grant and have an overly to fix the road until 2023. John Duffy asked if not reconstructing Minnesota Ave, will the bid for Indiana Ave. be affected. Nick said no, He had asked the vendors to bid them separately in case only one of the two projects went forward. Mike Streetar asked if the street is overlaid, would the Town of Friendship participate due to several properties still being in the Town of Friendship. Nick said we would inquire but wasn’t sure. A motion was made by Will with a second by King to reject all the bids for Minnesota Ave. All ayes. Nick went on to say that there are no grant options for the Indiana Ave. project. The bids ranged from $550,133 to $650,840. John Duffy asked if the project spills over from 2017 to 2018, do the residents start paying on the work done in 2017. Nick said no. No assessments are due until after the entire project is complete. Ken Waldschmidt asked Nick if the landscaping was complete where a new gas line was buried. Nick said if it is the right away, more work could be done so it is temporary. Ken said some of the landscaping is beyond the right away and has very little top soil. Nick said he would look into it. An audience member asked when Nick though the project would start. Nick guessed at mid-September. A motion was made by John Duffy with a second by Keith King to accept the bid from Robert Immel Excavating. All ayes.

H.       COMMUNICATIONS: (None)

I.           UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

1.      Mike Streetar asked when there would be more discussion on the administrator replacement. Chuck had planned to put it on the next meeting agenda.

J.           NEW BUSINESS:

1.      Keith King complimented the Master Gardner’s and Stuart’s for all the new plantings in the Village.

2.      Mike Streetar noted that a large locomotive wheel was donated to the Village and will be placed next to the caboose in Yellowstone Trail Park.

3.      Chuck Asked the board if the next meeting could be held on Tuesday September 5th due to Labor Day on the first Monday of the month. The board agreed.

4.      Barbara Du from the audience asked when the weeds would be cut around the retention pond on Indiana Ave. Nick said the DPW crew is out now cutting water way and ditches in the Village and maybe cutting the weeds around the pond. He was going to check with DPW.

K.       ADJOURNMENT:

     A motion was made by Mike Streetar with a second by Mike Will 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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