October 16th, 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                                                           Jake Flaherty – Fire Chief      

Mike Will – Trustee                                                                                                   



      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 that the Library Board had selected a vendor and carpet sample for the carpeting of the Library. She brought it along to show the Village Board. She will be working with the vendor in November to prepare for replacing the carpeting in January. Heather will be at a conference in Wisconsin Dells Wednesday through Friday of this week. On Saturday, the Book Club is meeting to discuss “Small Great Things”. A Paint Night set for October 26th is full. Another paint night is scheduled for November 30th.

2.      Administrator – Chuck Hornung – Chuck and staff are working on finalizing the 2018 operations budgets. He held another meeting with a managed IT vendor to works towards a selection of a vendor. He along with staff were able to hold another session on reviewing the personnel manual.

3.      Police Chief – Darren Pautsch –Darren handed out the September activity report. He noted that he will be meeting with Chuck to discuss the 2018 budget. With the last officer candidate deciding to not accept the conditional offer, Darren has started the process to look for another patrol officer. Over the last few weeks, the department has seen increased activity with domestic disturbances and drunk driving. This tends to happen in the fall.  

4.      Fire Chief – Jake Flaherty – Jake reported on Fire Prevention Week. During Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of the week, the department held a coloring contest. Winners were given a ride to school in a fire truck. An open house was held during the week and was well attended. The raffle winner drawing was held and the winners were posted. Jake noted that we are still waiting for MTM, the company we can bill Medicaid through, is still reviewing the agreement.


1.      Approve the minutes of the following Village Board Meeting: October 2nd, 2017.

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


General Fund:                         $99,691.09

Outdoor Rec.                          $.00

Library Fund                           $1,279.54

EMS Fund                              $1,209.71

Capital Projects                       $4,057.34

Water Department                  $16,117.20

Wastewater Department         $115,060.57

Community Dev. Authority    $.00

Storm Water Fund                  $255.01


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

All ayes.


1.      Discussionand possible action on approving the CIP for the 2017 – 2018 borrow. Chuck explained the handout provided by Greg Johnson from Ehlers. It showed the impact of the borrow over the ten year term. A motion was made by John Duffy with a second by Keith King to approve the 2017 – 2018 capital projects borrow of $1,465,000. All ayes.

2.      Discussion and possible action on putting up the Wisconsin Ave. Christmas decorations. Chuck explained that the Wisconsin Street Christmas decorations continue to deteriorate and wondered if the DPW staff should invest any more time and expense to even put them up. Mike Streetar felt they don’t look very good and made a motion to not put them up any more and to concentrate any time and expense to Yellowstone Trail Park. Keith King seconded the motion. All ayes.

3.      Discussion and possible action on approving the following license applications for the 2017-2018 license period.



Business:                                                           Home Address                                   Business Location

The Butcher’s Block, LLC                              1386 Elo Road                                   400 Prospect Ave.

Travis Radloff-Agent                          Pickett, WI 54964                  NFDL, WI  54937



The Butcher’s Block, LLC                              400 Prospect Ave.                  NFDL, WI 54937

Mike Will asked if we knew if the Butcher’s Block would be open past March of 2018. No one knew. A motion was made by John Duffy with a second by Keith King to approve the licenses. All ayes.

4.      Discussion and possible action on approving modifications to the bulky waste pickup process. Chuck started the discussion with explaining the option to have a drop off of bulky waste down by the garage instead of curbside pickup. Mike Streetar agreed with the garage drop off for a couple Saturdays. Mike Will was not in support of a change and felt it was a nice Village benefit. Keith King and John Duffy agreed with Mike Will and didn’t feel the savings were all that much. A motion was made by Mike Will with a second by Keith King to not change the bulky waste process. All ayes except for Mike Streetar.

H.           RESOLUTIONS:

1.      Resolution R-11-2017 a Resolution declaring bonding of municipal officials with insurance instead of official bonding. Chuck explained that ACT 51 passed by the state legislators, allows municipalities the option to bond employees through an insurance policy rather than bonding agencies. John Duffy made a motion to approve R-11-2017 as long as it costs less to bond through an insurance policy. The motion was seconded by Mike Streetar. All ayes.


1.      Jake Flaherty informed the board that the Fire Department was not awarded the Fire Assistant Grant for 2017.




K.        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.

       A motion was made by Keith King with a second by Mike Streetar to go into closed session at 6:30

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


A motion was made by Mike Streetar with a second by Mike Will 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 Mike Streetar with a second by Keith King to adjourn at 7:11 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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