Highway, Airport and Facilities Committee
- Date: 09/05/2019 8:30 AM
- Location: Highway Department
301 Dixie Street
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 54935
Steven A. Abel: 8:30 a.m. to 10:32 a.m.
Karen Madigan: 8:30 a.m. to 10:32 a.m.
John G. Zorn: 8:30 a.m. to 10:32 a.m.
Also present were Thomas Janke, Allen Buechel, Erin Gerred, Sam Tobias, John Wehner, Bob Wagner, Larry Wunsch, Harry Schmitz and Lisa Freiberg.
1. Call meeting to order.
Chair Koch called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.
2. Approve minutes of the August 15, 2019, meeting.
Motion (Abel/Zorn) to approve the minutes. Motion carried.
3. Members of the public who wish to address the committee on specific agenda items must register their requests
at this time, with such comments subject to the reasonable control of the committee chair, as set forth in “Robert’s Rules of Order.”
Chair Koch announced public comment would be allowed as agenda items were addressed.
a. Airport Manager John Wehner explained the resolution approving a Fond du Lac County Airport Facility Use Permit and License Agreement with Wausau Equipment Company, Inc. Motion (Zorn/Madigan) to approve the resolution. Motion carried.
b. Mr. Wehner explained the resolution petitioning the secretary of transportation for airport improvement aid. Motion (Zorn/Stenz) to approve the resolution. Motion carried.
c. Mr. Wehner provided a letter from Jonathan Schulz requesting a lease agreement for a new hangar on the west side of the airport. The committee supported administration moving forward with a resolution and lease.
d. Mr. Wehner provided an update on the progress of the snow removal equipment/hangar building. It is close to being finished. Signage quotes were discussed. The committee supported 3-foot letters for the Fond du Lac County Airport sign.
e. Mr. Wehner provided an EAA 2019 report. Bob Wagner of EAA Chapter 572 thanked the county regarding EAA and reported on upcoming events sponsored by the chapter.
f. In his manager’s report, Mr. Wehner noted that a request for a lease transfer from the estate of John R. Bakos to Peter Vercouteren was just received. The committee supported administration moving forward with a resolution and lease.
5. Executive’s Office.
a. An update on the ongoing construction of the highway project was presented by Director of Administration Erin Gerred. A summary/progress report prepared by C.D. Smith for August 2019 was distributed. Discussion was held on the ventilation system, and the committee supported administration moving forward with Excel.
6. Highway Department.
a. Highway Commissioner Tom Janke explained the upcoming meeting with the Department of Transportation; committee members should let him know if they have items they would like to talk about.
b. Commissioner Janke provided an updated five-year capital improvement plan and highlighted items.
c. Update on ongoing projects.
i. New highway facility and supporting buildings.
ii. CTH HH (USH 151 to CTH G).
iii. CTH V (Pioneer Road to Fond du Lac Avenue) reconstruction project: Commissioner Janke provided an update and drone video of the project.
iv. CTH C (CTH T to STH 23): Project complete.
v. CTH G (village of St. Cloud) reconstruction project: Project complete.
vi. CTH D (village of Oakfield) design project: Design continues.
vii. CTH Y (village of Oakfield) reconstruction project: Project continues.
viii. Seal coat projects: County Road K (23 to 45).
d. Commissioner’s report:
e. The railroad meeting was canceled.
f. Invoices were reviewed.
7. Future agenda items and meeting date.
A meeting was scheduled at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 17 for the Schulz and Vercouteren lease resolutions. The committee will also meet at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 3.
Motion (Madigan/Zorn) to adjourn the meeting at 10:32 a.m. Motion carried.
Lisa Freiberg, Fond du Lac County Clerk