July 17th, 2017

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OFFICIAL MINUTES – MEETING OF July 17, 2017

Village of North Fond du Lac – BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 

Board Present                                                      Staff Present

Jim Moore – President                                                            Chuck Hornung – Administrator

John Duffy – Excused                                                            Jake Flaherty – Fire Chief

Keith King - Trustee                                                               Nick Leonard – Dir. Engineering & Planning

Mike Streetar – Trustee                                                           Heather Wegner - Librarian                                       

Mike Will – Trustee                                                               

 

Others in attendance:

            Barb Immel                 Lyle Immel                  Bob Pietrzyk               Trisha Pietrzyk           

            Scott Baccus               Jackie Baccus              Barbara Due                Ken Waldschmidt                  

            Walter Herring            John Cardninal            Mike Meyer                 Trevor Kuphal

Russel Pont                 Jeff Beahm                  Glen Mathes                Mike Carlanh

Jeanette Pont               Brian Laudoff             Nick Kounelis

                                                                                               

A.        ROLL CALL OF OFFICERS:

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

B.        PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

C.        CITIZENS PARTICIPATION: (None)

D.         PUBLIC HEARING:

Jim Moore called the Public Meeting to order at 6:02 pm and asked for comments.

Public hearing for public improvements to Minnesota Ave. and Indiana Ave.

Jeanette Pont spoke to the board expressing her concern about the high assessment cost. She felt it would not add value to their property. Trevor Kuphal addressed the board stating he has a corner lot and did not need new curb and gutter. Bonnie Cardinal asked where the estimates came from. Nick Leonard said they were engineering estimates and are typically high. Brian Laudoff also addressed the board stating how would any developer develop any property in the Village if it cost this much to put in a street. Jeff Beahm asked are terrace trees necessary? It is just something that residents have to mow around. John Cardinal has a lot still in the Town of Friendship and asked how the assessment works. Nick Leonard stated that the assessment is differed until the lot would annex into the Village. John went on to ask who has to shovel the snow on the new sidewalks if in the Town of Friendship. Nick said the Village is responsible. John also felt that a part of his lot has an easement and felt the Village should pay for the assessment on it. Nick responded that he still owns the property and is responsible. Brian Laudoff asked how other cities assess for street improvements. Nick said this Village policy has been in effect for as long as he has been here. The concept is the residents pay for the improvements once. If the street needs resurfacing years later, the Village picks up the cost. Nick Kounelis asked why he was being assessed for an unusable lot due to a drainage ditch. He didn’t feel the street needed improvements. Nick stated that there have been eight water main breaks and sewer main issues that are driving the reconstruction project. Mike Carlanh reported that shrubs at the intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Indiana Ave are obstructing the view for traffic. Nick stated that he has done everything he feels he can to remove cost from the project. He has agreed with the request of no sidewalks on Indiana Ave. and passed as much cost onto the Village as possible.

After two more calls for comments with no comments, Jim Moore closed the public meeting at 6:38 pm.

 

 

 

 

E.        ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Greg Becker presented an $800 donation to the Veteran’s Memorial in honor of his father, Clifford Becker. Greg gave a history of his father when he lived in North Fond du Lac and joined the service. He was an active member of the American Legion Post #156 for 70 years.

F.         PRESIDENTS BUSINESS and Staff Reports:

1.      Library – Heather Wegner – Heather reported that there are 321 children, 51 teenagers, and 209 adults signed up for the summer reading program. On Wednesday, there will be a live animal handler program at the Community Center. The program is held at the Community Center to accommodate the large attendance. No registration is required. On June 28th, the Library’s Pool Party will be held. With all the Library staff at the pool party, the Library will be closed from 12:30 to 2:30.

2.      Municipal Court – Conni Killian-Ritchie – Chuck reported for Conni that the new SDC, state collection system, is working well. The Village is one of the larger municipalities using the system and had a few small glitches to overcome.

3.      Administrator – Chuck Hornung – Chuck noted he had taken some vacation time. He has started the planning for the 2018 capital plan and budget. He along with Nick continue to field inquiries from new businesses about the village business park.

4.      Jake Flaherty – Fire Chief – Jake passed out information reflecting the operations statistics for Fire and EMS. He asked the Board for input as to information not needed or any additional information they would be interested in.

5.      Nick Leonard – Director of Planning and Engineering – Nick has been very busy putting together the assessment information and fielding drainage issues from residents.

G.       CONSENT AGENDA:

1.      Approve the minutes of the following Village Board Meeting: June 19th and June 28th, 2017.

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

JULY 5th, 2017

General Fund:                         $43,914.15

Outdoor Rec.                          $3,217.31

Library Fund                           $351.03

EMS Fund                              $2,983.55

Capital Projects                       $5,415.00

Water Department                  $9,189.60

Wastewater Department         $1,537.59

Community Dev. Authority       $20.00

Storm Water Fund                  $1,952.06

$68,580.29

 

                                    JULY 17th, 2017

General Fund:                         $106,435.88

Outdoor Rec.                          $.00

Library Fund                           $1,100.40

EMS Fund                              $2,757.10

Capital Projects                       $.00

Water Department                  $14,710.44

Wastewater Department         $2,871.55

Community Dev. Authority    $842.00

Storm Water Fund                  $659.30

$129,376.67

3.      Approve or deny operator’s licenses for:

Joshua Scott Herdt

Terry R Jaeger

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

H.       ADMINISTRATION:

1.      Discussion and possible action on the future use of the Village Park tennis court. Mike Streetar asked the board what their opinion was on removing the one remaining tennis court at the Village Park. He along with others rarely see anyone playing tennis on this court. Mike went on to say that the tennis courts at the high school would be refreshed with the school’s renovations. Chuck interjected he had planned to ask the board if the court could be converted into a pickle ball court. This is an upcoming sport. He also added that if the plan is to remove the court, there would not be any place to hang the awnings during the North Fondy Fest event. With no real reason to remove the court, a motion was made by Mike Streetar with a second by Keith King to not remove the court. All ayes.

2.      Discussion and possible action on parking restrictions at the Village Pool parking lot. Chuck indicated he was told that during swimming lessons and other pool events, there is limited parking with several neighboring residents using the parking lot as their personal parking lot. Chuck went on to say that he should have reviewed the parking restrictions ordinance to research what is already in the Village’s ordinances. With this, he recommended postponing any discussion until he had reviewed the ordinances. The board agreed.

3.      Motion to proceed with the Minnesota Ave. and Indiana Ave. projects as described and estimated in the report subject to final approval in the final resolution. A motion was made by Mike Streetar with a second by Keith King to approve moving forward with the projects. Keith King is hoping the actual costs are lower than the estimates. Mike Will asked Nick if the residents already paid once. Nick said because they are unimproved sections, they did not and will pay for this reconstruction once. Mike Will asked what utilities were failing. Nick said that DPW recently repaired eight water main breaks and have experienced numerous sewer main problems. Mike Will asked if it was necessary for curb and gutter. Nick said he felt it should be done right. Other streets were reconstructed with curb and gutter. If no curb and gutter, edges of the street become a persistent maintenance issue like on Minnesota. Motion vote – all ayes.

I.           COMMUNICATIONS:

           Mike Streetar asked if the upcoming Villager could note the donation by the Cliff Becker family.

             Chuck would ask Laurie to add it.

J.          UNFINISHED BUSINESS: (None)

K.        NEW BUSINESS: (None)

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.      EMS Pay Scale

2.      Fire Chief Pay Scale

A motion was made by Mike Streetar with a second by Mike Will to go into closed session at 7:15 PM. Roll call: (King-Yes) (Moore-Yes) (Streetar-Yes) (Will-Yes)

A motion was made by Keith King with a second by Mike Streetar to go into open session at 8:02 PM. Roll call: (King-Yes) (Moore-Yes) (Streetar-Yes) (Will-Yes)

M.     ADMINISTRATION:

1.      Discussion and possible action on approving an EMS pay scale. A motion was made by Keith King with a second by Mike Will to approve the proposed EMS pay scale. All ayes.

2.      Discussion and possible action on approving a Fire Chief pay scale. A motion was made by Keith King with a second by Mike Streetar to approve the proposed Fie Chief pay scale. All ayes.

N.        ADJOURNMENT:

     A motion was made by Mike Streetar with a second by Keith King to adjourn at 8:07 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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