VILLAGE BOARD NEWS
Storm Water Management Projects Information
Three New Employees Approved for Hire at the March 6, 2017 Meeting
Police Chief Steve Olson's retirement date has been set for March 10, 2017; also the date Sergeant Jeff Cates will be promoted to Chief and Officer Derrick Goetsch will be promoted to Sergeant. The Board approved hiring a full-time officer and a three-quarters time officer to fill the vacancies left by the promotions. A new Crew Member was also hired to fill a vacancy at the Department of Public Works.
WATER RATE INCREASE INCREASE FOR 2017 APPROVED
At the February, 2017 Village Board meeting, a water rate increase was approved effective for the April, 2017 bill. Ordinance 020617-02 can be viewed here. A public hearing was scheduled for Monday, March 27, 2017 to consider vacating and discontinuing a portion of Mohr Road. Since staff found out a levy limit referendum cannot be held at the spring election on an odd numbered year, and a special election in the fall will be likely, the board approved a budget amendment to continue EMS services through the end of the year.
REFERENDUM SCHEDULED FOR THE 2017 SPRING ELECTION
6:00 pm to 6:00 am nighttime EMS coverage, which is currently provided through Paratech Ambulance Service, Inc., was not included in the 2017 budget. Up until the commencement of the bridge reconstruction project, only daytime EMS services were provided by Paratech and nighttime coverage was on a volunteer basis. At the November 21, 2016 budget hearing and rescheduled monthly meeting, the board voted to extend nighttime EMS coverage by Paratech through April 30, 2017 and authorize staff to plan for a referendum at the Spring Election to authorize special assessment funding for EMS services.
VILLAGE BOARD APPROVES CONTRACTS BETWEEN THE VILLAGE AND VISU-SEWER, REUKERT-MIELKE & EHLERS
At the September 12, 2016 Village Board meeting, the Board approved contracts between the Village and Visu-Sewer, the Village and Reukert-Mielke and the Village and Ehlers in order to move forward with the sanitary sewer facilities management plan. Visu-Sewer will begin work around Thanksgiving to determine whether the current sanitary system can be rehabilitated or whether a Low Pressure System with individual grinder pumps should be considered in order to alleviate the issues with the old, vitrified clay pipe sewer lines.
See the minutes here
VILLAGE BOARD APPROVES PROPOSED CSM FILED FOR STFV 00227 (FORMERLY 122 FONTANA AVE) AND SITE PLAN FILED FOR 102 W MAIN STREET
At the Village Board meeting held on Monday, May 2, 2016, the Board approved a CSM filed by Zoran Atlija to subdivide the lot located on Mill Street and Fontana Avenue into two lots. The application was approved with conditions. A Site Plan filed by Jerry's Majestic Marine for the Lot at 102 W. Main Street was approved with the same conditions imposed on the lot located across the street at 138 Fontana Blvd. A subsequent Village Board meeting was held on May 5, 2016 to reconsider the South Lakeshore Drive Bridge weight limit. The bridge is expected to be open on May 20, 2016.
See the May 2, 2016 Minutes Here
See the May 5, 2016 Minutes Here
PARK PERMIT APPLICATION APPROVED BY VILLAGE BOARD FOR THURSDAY,
JUNE 30, 2016 - KANSAS TO HEADLINE AT DUCK POND PAVILION
Rock Central filed an application to reserve Duck Pond for a fundraising event taking place on Thursday, June 30, 2016. Village Board approved the permit but referred it back to the Protection Committee to review safety and enforcement concerns.
VILLAGE BOARD AUTHORIZES RESOLUTION FOR THE SALE AND ISSUANCE OF NO
VILLAGE BOARD APPROVES SEVERAL ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS AND TWO CUP RESOLUTIONS
During the Village Board meeting held March 7, 2016, the board approved four ordinance amendments to Zoning Ordinance Section Chapter 18. The changes were primarily corrections to the Zoning Code after the 2012 rewrite. Two Conditional Use Applications were approved for The Abbey Harbor Condominium Association and for the Hoffmann Residence at 389 N. Lakeshore Drive. Minutes
Resolution 030716-01 Exhibit A
Resolution 030716-02 Exhibit A
VILLAGE BOARD AUTHORIZES RESOLUTION FOR THE SALE AND ISSUANCE OF NOT TO EXCEED $2,790,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION CORPORATE PURPOSE BONDS
At the February 8, 2016 Village Board Meeting, the Village Board Members voted on a 4-1 vote to approve the issuance of General Obligation Corporate Purpose Bonds in the amount not to exceed $2,790,000. The borrowings will fund sewerage improvements, street improvements, fire department engines and equipment and bridge improvements. An updated Village of Fontana Fee Schedule was also passed and increased the launch fees and boat slip rental fees. See the minutes here.
Resolution 020816-03 Exhibit A
VILLAGE BOARD AUTHORIZES FIVE GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDING RESOLUTIONS
At the meeting held on Monday, January 11, 2016, the Village Board approved bonding resolutions for sewerage improvements, street improvements, fire engines and other fire equipment, bridge improvements and other related details. The Board also approved a contract extension on the Offer to Purchase 138 Fontana Blvd. between the Village and Munson Marine. Minutes
VILLAGE BOARD ADOPTS TAX RATE AND TAX LEVIES FOR 2015 COLLECTED IN 2016
At the rescheduled monthly Village Board meeting and Budget Public Hearing held Monday, November 23, 2015, the Board adopted the 2016 Municipal Budget and Tax Levy. Two Resolutions adopting the tax rate and recognizing the 2015 tax levies for collection in 2016 were also adopted. Due to the length of Ordinance 112315-03, amending and creating sections 18-13 and 18-400-402 regarding property maintenance, both the full and published version appear below.
Ordinance 112315-03 Publication
VILLAGE BOARD APPROVES SALARY AMENDMENT AND CUP/ZONING APPLICATIONS FILED FOR WALWORTH ETZ DISTRICTVILLAGE BOARD APPROVES PRELIMINARY BUDGET FOR PUBLICATION
At a special Village Board meeting held Tuesday, October 27, 2015 the preliminary 2016 General Fund Budget was approved for publication and set for the required public hearing scheduled for Monday, November 23, 2015 beginning at 6:00 pm.
2016 Budget Public Hearing Notice
2016 Preliminary General Fund Expenses
2016 Preliminary General Fund Revenue
VILLAGE BOARD APPROVES SALARY AMENDMENT AND CUP/ZONING APPLICATIONS FILED FOR WALWORTH ETZ DISTRICT
At the Tuesday, October 13, 2015 Village Board meeting, the board approved the rezone and CUP application filed by Fontana Holding Company, Inc., in Walworth Township ETZ district to allow construction of ten boat storage buildings. The board also approved an amended payroll resolution to increase PT Police Officer's Pay and and an Ordinance removing the mandatory certified survey requirement from pier permit applications.
BOARD ADOPTS TWO MINOR ORDINANCE CHANGES AND PAYROLL RESOLUTION
On Tuesday, September 1, 2015, the Board voted to correct a slight error in the municipal code and change the boat trailer parking lot from Lot No. 3 to Lot No. 4, as it has been posted for years. The Board also agreed to restrict parking on the north side of Bay View Avenue and amend Payroll Resolution 080315-02.
BOARD APPROVES AMENDING BOARD OF REVIEW ORDINANCE AND ADOPTS BAN AGAINST SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA
At the August 3, 2015 Village Board meeting, the Trustees voted to adopt an ordinance reflecting a state statute change that allows board of review members the discretion to accept alternate forms of testimony during a hearing. The board also adopted a ban on synthetic marijuana which includes the possession, purchase, display, sale and use.
Resolution 080315-01 Exhibit A
BOARD APPROVES 2014 AUDIT, OUTDOOR ALCOHOL SERVICE HOURS AMENDMENT
The Village Board of Trustees approved a motion at its July 8, 2015 monthly meeting to accept the 2014 Audit Report, and to adopt an Ordinance amendment to extend the outdoor alcohol service hours by one hour.
BOARD APPROVES CHANGE REGARDING HOURS OF SALE FOR LIQUOR LICENSE HOLDERS
The Village of Fontana Board of Trustees approved a motion at its June 1, 2015 monthly meeting to amend Village Ordinance 6-22 regarding liquor license sales in order to be consistent with Wisconsin State Statutes. To see the ordinance, click here.
BOARD APPROVES ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS AND ADOPTS PAYROLL RESOLUTION
The board passed two zoning ordinance amendments at the May 4, 2015 Village Board Meeting. The first ordinance removes a sentence regarding Extraterritorial Plat Reviews from Section 17-5(7), and the second ordinance approves the Planned Development application submitted by John Tracy for the Lakeview Terrace Townhomes on the corner of Third Avenue.
BOARD ADOPTS ORDINANCE AMENDING USE OF CIGARETTES, TOBACCO PRODUCTS
At the Village Board Meeting held Monday, April 6, 2015, the Board passed an amended Tobacco Use Ordinance and three Resolutions, one of which grants the sale and issuance of $7,805,000 General Obligation and Corporate Bonds. Minutes
BOARD APPROVES PFC AND ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS
The Board of Trustees voted on a total of seven (7) Resolutions and three (3) Ordinances at the monthly meeting held March 2, 2015. Minutes
Four (4) of the Resolutions will allow the Issuance of General Obligation Bonds. A Resolution approving the Precise Implementation Plan for the Shodeen Development, "The Rowhomes of Fontana" was also approved. Additionally, an Ordinance was passed by the board regarding Accessory Structure Setback requirements after receiving a positive response at the Public Hearing held at the February 23, 2015 Plan Commission Meeting.
BOARD APPROVES PFC AND ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS
The board voted to approve an amendment to Section 2-435(2)(c) allowing the PFC more authority in promoting Fire Department officers. Also approved was an ordinance amendment to Zoning Code Section 18-13 regarding building height. Minutes
BOARD APPROVES FIRE AND RESCUE FUND RAISING INITIATIVE
A resolution authorizing the Village of Fontana Fire and Rescue Dept. to raise funds for a new pump for the Village of Fontana Fire and Rescue Boat was approved at the January Village Board meeting. The resolution authorized Diana Colman to solicit private, tax deductible donations. Minutes
BOARD APPROVES TREE CITY USA, BIRD CITY RENEWAL APPLICATIONS
Village Approves Shodeen Zoning Amendment Ordinance for Townhome Proposal
An ordinance authorizing a zoning code amendment and approving the General Development Plan for a townhome development on Third/Second Avenues being proposed by the Shodeen Construction Company, LLC, Geneva, IL; resolutions authorizing the salary for the new Department of Public Works Manager and the annual renewal application for the Bird City Wisconsin designation; and the Tree City USA recertification application were some of the items approved by the Village of Fontana Board of Trustees at its December 1, 2014 monthly meeting. Preliminary Minutes
VILLAGE BOARD APPROVES ANNUAL BUDGET, ACCEPTS RESIGNATION OF TRUSTEE GAGE, HIRES NEW DPW MANAGER
Following a public hearing Monday, November 24, 2014, the Fontana Board of Trustees approved two resolutions and an ordinance to adopt the 2015 budget and tax levy. The Village Board also approved the resignation of Trustee Bill Gage and a conditional job offer for new Department of Public Works Manager Brett McCollum at the special meeting. Preliminary Minutes
BOARD APPROVES NATURAL HAZARDS PLAN UPDATE, BRIDGE RESOLUTIONS
Resolutions authorizing an update to the Walworth County Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan and indicating support for a $1.5 million loan from State Infrastructure Bank for the South Lakeshore Drive bridge replacement project were two of the items approved by the Village of Fontana Board of Trustees at its November 3, 2014 monthly meeting. Preliminary Minutes
BOARD APPROVES 2015 BUDGET PUBLICATION FOR NOVEMBER 24 HEARING
The 2015 Budget was approved for publication at a joint session meeting of the Board of Trustees and Finance Committee on Thursday, October 23, 2014. Public Hearing Notice
The Village Board also approved the 2014 Audit Engagement Letter with CPA Patrick Romenesko, the 2015 lifeguard services contract with the Geneva Lake Water Safety Patrol, the $199,923.93 pay request submitted by Scherrer Construction Company, Inc., for the bridge repair project, and a contract with Collins Engineers for the South Lakeshore Drive bridge replacement design services. Minutes
2015 Preliminary Budget
BOARD APPROVES PRELIMINARY BRIDGE PLAN, RFPs, SNOW PLOWING AGREEMENT DIRECTION FOR PRIVATE ROADS
The preliminary plans for the new lakefront bridge, proposals submitted for Village attorney and municipal court prosecution, assessment and Village Hall/Library cleaning services, and an agreement to continue providing snow plowing services for the private roads and driveways in the village were some of the items authorized by the Village of Fontana Board of Trustees at its October 6, 2014 monthly meeting. Minutes
Lakeshore Drive Bridge Preliminary Plans
Village Attorney/Prosecution RFP
Assessor Maintenance Service RFP
Village Hall/Library Cleaning RFP
Snow Plowing Agreement
Letter to Property Owner Associations
BOARD APPROVES BRIDGE LOAN APPLICATION, COMMITTEE ORDINANCE AMENDMENT, TWO RESOLUTIONS
The submission of an application seeking a loan from the Wisconsin DOT State Infrastructure Bank program for the lakefront bridge replacement project; approval of an ordinance amendment for Chapter 2 of the Municipal Code regarding the standing committees and appointments and of two resolutions; and direction to staff to designate bow hunters for the village land parcels to be included in the 2014-15 deer hunting season were some of the items authorized by the Village of Fontana Board of Trustees at its September 8, 2014 monthly meeting. Minutes
Wisconsin DOT SIB Loan Application
BOARD APPROVES MAIN LIFT STATION PUMP REPLACEMENT
The emergency replacement of one of the three pumps at the Main Lift Station was authorized by the Board of Trustees at an emergency meeting held Monday, August 25, 2014. Minutes
BOARD APPROVES BOW HUNTING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT, PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT STUDY RECOMMENDATIONS
The Village of Fontana Board of Trustees approved an ordinance amendment regarding a recent state statute change for bow and crossbow hunting regulations for private property and adopted and approved the recommendations outlined in a Department of Public Works personnel study completed by contracted consultant Al Kaminski and presented at the August 4, 2014 Village Board meeting. Minutes
BOARD APPROVES 2013 AUDIT REPORT, TWO ZONING AMENDMENTS, FEMA UPDATE
The Village of Fontana Board of Trustees approved the 2013 Audit report, two Zoning Code Amendments, an update to the FEMA Floodplain Ordinance, and an amendment to the Payroll Resolution at the regular monthly meeting held Monday, July 7, 2014. Minutes
BOARD APPROVES EMERGENCY BRIDGE REPAIR PROJECT
The South Lakeshore Drive bridge in the Village of Fontana at the
Abbey Harbor was closed to traffic following an extensive inspection of the
structure Thursday, June 26, 2014. A repair project to have one lane of the
bridge reopened for automobile and emergency vehicle traffic by July 3, 2014
commenced Monday morning, June 30, 2014. Weather permitting, the project will be completed by
Collins Engineering, Inc., Milwaukee and the Wisconsin DOT ruled
June 26, 2014 that the bridge was unsafe for motor vehicle traffic and should be
immediately closed pending a repair or replacement project. Traffic is being
detoured south on Highway 67 to County Highway B, to Indian Hills Road and back
to South Lakeshore Drive.
Pedestrians may walk over the bridge, and boaters may continue to
use the Abbey channel under the bridge following the repair project. The sidewalks under the bridge will remain
closed until a reconstruction project has been completed. Engineer Notice
The Village Board held emergency meetings on June 26, 2014 and June 28, 2014 to authorize the repair project.
June 26, 2014 Minutes
June 28, 2014 Minutes
BOARD APPROVES LIQUOR & OPERATOR LICENSE RENEWALS
The Village of Fontana Board of Trustees approved the annual renewal applications for the Village of Fontana liquor licenses and Operator's Licenses at the regular monthly meeting held Monday, June 2, 2014.Minutes
The Board also approved resolutions adopting a communications and social media policy, authorizing the 2013 budget amendments, and authorizing the Wisconsin DNR Compliance Maintenance Annual Report for the wastewater collection system.
BOARD APPROVES TIF PROJECT PLAN AMENDMENT, POLICE PROCLAMATION
Following a pubic hearing at its monthly meeting held May 5, 2014, the Village of Fontana Board of Trustees approved two resolutions that authorize an amendment to the Tax Incremental Financing District No. 1 Project Plan and a distressed declaration. Minutes
The Project Plan Amendment and Distressed Declaration, which were also approved by the CDA Board at a meeting held May 5, 2014, must be approved by the Joint Review Board for final authorization. The Joint Review Board is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 5:00 pm
The Village Board also approved a salary increase for the part-time police officers and the annual National Police Memorial Day Proclamation at the monthly meeting.
Resolutions 050514-01 & 050514-02 Exhibit
BOARD APPROVES ANNUAL APPOINTMENTS
The Village of Fontana Board of Trustees approved the annual liaison, committee and commission appointments at the Organizational Meeting held Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Minutes
BOARD APPROVES ANNUAL PAY RESOLUTION, CSO OFFICER
The Village of Fontana Board of Trustees approved the annual Pay Resolution, the hiring of the seasonal Community Service Officer, and the updated bylaws for the Geneva Lake Use Committee at its regular monthly meeting Monday, April 7, 2014. Minutes
Geneva Lake Use Committee Bylaws
BOARD APPROVES BOND SALE TOTALING $4,430,000
The Village of Fontana Board of Trustees approved $4,430,000 in bond sales at its regular monthly meeting Monday, March 3, 2014.
The Village Board also approved the administrator employment agreement with Village Clerk/Administrator Dennis Martin, extended the contracted services agreement with Interim Treasurer Scott Vilona by 30 more days, and approved a facade improvement plan and 10-year lease extension for the Lake Street Marine Building. A proposed golf cart ordinance was referred to the Protection Committee for review and a recommendation. Minutes
Golf Cart Ordinance Draft Proposal
BOARD APPROVES $4,475,000 BONDING AMORTIZATION SCHEDULE
The Village of Fontana Finance Committee and Board of Trustees held special meetings Thursday, February 6, 2014 to set the final amortization schedule for the $4,475,000 bonding plan.
The Village Board also approved motions at is special meeting to set the salary for Village Clerk/Administrator Dennis Martin, to direct Martin to attempt to hire a new village clerk who has some municipal treasurer's experience, and to extend the contracted services agreement with Interim Treasurer Scott Vilona by 30 days from is initial expiration date. Minutes
BOARD APPROVES $4,475,000 BONDING PROPOSAL, HR RECOMMENDATIONS
The Village of Fontana Board of Trustees approved motions at the monthly Village Board meeting held February 3, 2014 to authorize a $4,475,000 bonding proposal and to adopt the recommendations in the Human Resources Study and Recommendations presented last month by Allan Kaminski. Minutes
The motions regarding the HR study included
approval of the recommendation for the Village administrator position and to enter into contract and salary negotiations with Village Clerk/Acting Village Manager Dennis Martin, and approval of the recommendation for a contracted part-time treasurer and to enter into contract and salary negotiations with Interim Treasurer Scott Vilona.
BOARD RECEIVES HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT, RECOMMENDATIONS
The Village of Fontana Board of Trustees approved a motion to accept the Study and Recommendations for the Positions of Village Administrator, Village Treasurer, Village Clerk, Director of Public Works and Ancillary: Human Resource Management Assessment as completed and submitted by Allan Kaminski at a special Village Board meeting held January 20, 2014. Minutes
The motion also included direction for staff to schedule for the next monthly meeting the necessary closed session items for the adoption of the recommendations; and to post the necessary open session items to approve the recommendations made in the closed session.
The Board also approved motions at the special meeting to authorize easement negotiations for 2014 storm water projects, to approve the 2014 contract with KAS Cleaning, to approve the December 2013 village attorney's monthly invoice for services, and to direct village staff to have the building at 138 Fontana Boulevard refurbished and repaired following recent flood damage caused by a frozen and broken water pipe.
Human Resources Report and Recommendations
BOARD APPROVES LAKEFRONT FEES RESOLUTIONS, ORDINANCE AMENDMENT
The Village of Fontana Board of Trustees approved two resolutions to authorize increases in the lakefront fees for the 2014 season and to establish a new Commercial Parcel rate for season beach passes, and an ordinance amendment to update the length of term for the Municipal Court judge at the monthly meeting held Monday, January 6, 2014. Minutes
Resolution 01-06-14-02 - Exhibit
BOARD APPROVES SIX RESOLUTIONS, 2014 UTILITY BUDGET, SELLAS CSM
The Village of Fontana Board of Trustees approved six resolutions, the 2014 Utility Budget, a Certified Survey Map application, and renewed the contracts for garbage and recyclable collection services at the monthly meeting held Monday, December 2, 2013. Minutes
Resolution 12-02-13-01 - Exhibit
2014 Utility Budget
BOARD APPROVES PARKING STICKER FEE INCREASE, 2014 VILLAGE BUDGET
The Village of Fontana Board of Trustees approved the 2014 Village budget and an increase from $10 to $15 each for the Resident "F" parking stickers, and three ordinance amendments at the annual public hearing for the budget and rescheduled monthly meeting held Monday, November 11, 2013. Minutes
BOARD APPROVES RESIGNATION, EMS FEES, NEW DEPUTY CHIEF
The Village of Fontana Board of Trustees approved the resignation of Administrator/Treasurer Kelly Hayden, a resolution that authorizes an increase in the fees charged for Village of Fontana Fire and Rescue Department emergency service calls, and approved the appointment of Courtney Castelein as the department's new deputy chief at a special meeting held Monday, October 28, 2013. Minutes
Hayden submitted a resignation letter on October 9, 2013 with a 60-day notice and her last date of full-time employment will be December 7, 2013. The letter states in part: “I have gained so much experience, personal growth, and lasting friendships throughout my tenure here at Fontana, and I look forward to expanding my career path as I have accepted a management position with the City of Delavan.”
BOARD APPROVES TWO ORDINANCES, TWO RESOLUTIONS
The Village of Fontana Board of Trustees approved two ordinances and two resolutions at the monthly meeting held Monday, October 7, 2013. Minutes
BOARD APPROVES ORDINANCES, DEER HUNTING RESOLUTION AMENDMENTS
The Village of Fontana Board of Trustees approved two ordinances and an amendment to the Resolution Authorizing Deer Bow Hunting on certain village properties at the monthly meeting held Monday, September 9, 2013. Minutes
BOARD APPROVES ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS, RESCUE SQUAD PROCLAMATION
The Village of Fontana Board of Trustees approved three ordinance amendments, the annual Resolution authorizing deer bow hunting on certain village properties, three personnel recommendations and a Rescue Squad Proclamation at the monthly meeting held Monday, August 5, 2013. Minutes
VILLAGE COMBINES FIRE AND RESCUE DEPARTMENTS, APPROVES AMBULANCE SERVICE CONTRACT WITH PARATECH
The Village of Fontana Board of Trustees approved Protection Committee recommendations at a special joint session meeting held Monday, July 22, 2013 to combine the Fire Department and the Rescue Squad into one consolidated department and to authorize a contract with Paratech Ambulance Service to provide rescue call services from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, seven days a week. Minutes
The proposed contract with Paratech still needs to be finalized by the Village Attorney before it is executed, and an ordinance that ratifies the consolidation of the Fire Department and Rescue Squad still needs to be published before the current Rescue Squad is disbanded.
VILLAGE BOARD DIRECTS ZONING CODE AMENDMENT RESEARCH
Despite the September 2012 completion of a two-year process to rewrite the Village of Fontana Zoning Ordinance and adopt a new Zoning Map, the Board of Trustees directed staff at the monthly meeting held Monday, July 1, 2013 to revisit research on "McMansion" development restrictions for the lakefront residential zoning district, and directed staff to not enforce the lakefront commercial zoning standards that govern existing nonconforming structures and temporary sunshade awnings while an amendment is drafted and approved to change the adopted standards.
The zoning code amendment research will be presented to the Plan Commission for a recommendation to the Village Board.
The Village Board also approved recommendations from the Protection Committee to enter into a contract with Paratech Ambulance Service to provide emergency rescue services from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, and to merge the Fire Department and Rescue Squad into one department with a Director of Public Safety position to replace the Fire Chief and Rescue Squad chief positions. Minutes
VILLAGE BOARD APPROVES ANNUAL AUDIT, LIQUOR LICENSES, NEW FEES
The Village of Fontana Board of Trustees approved motions at its monthly meeting held Monday, June 3, 2013 to adopt the 2012 Audit Report, to renew the liquor and operator's licenses and to amend the Village Fees Resolution.
The Village Board also approved at the monthly meeting amendments to the Park Permit application and fees and the Compliance Maintenance Annual Report with the Wisconsin DNR. Minutes
VILLAGE BOARD APPROVES BUDGET RESOLUTION, DPW DIRECTOR POSITIONS
The Village of Fontana Board of Trustees approved motions at its monthly meeting held Monday, May 6, 2013 to adopt a Resolution Amending the 2012 Budget, and to establish the new Department of Public Works Utility Director and Street Director positions. Minutes
VILLAGE BOARD APPROVES ORDINANCE AMENDMENT, AFSCME CONTRACT RENEWAL
The Village of Fontana Board of Trustees approved motions to adopt amendments to Section 19 of the Municipal Code and to renewal the AFSCME Union contract with the Department of Public Works employees at its monthly meeting held April 8, 2013. Minutes
AFSCME Union contract
VILLAGE BOARD APPROVES COUSINS SUBS, RESCHEDULES
The Village of Fontana Board of Trustees approved motions at its monthly meeting held Monday, March 4, 2013 to authorize the exterior building sign for a Cousins Subs restaurant at the Fontana Shell, 286 Valley View Drive, and to reschedule its next monthly meeting to Monday, April 8, 2013, beginning at 6:00 pm.
The Village Board also approved a contingency plan to cover a four- to six-week medical leave for Building Inspector/Zoning Administrator Ron Nyman, approved the landscape maintenance agreements with Blackstone Landscape, Inc., and Northwind Perennial Farm and tabled three other items at the monthly meeting. Minutes
VILLAGE BOARD APPROVES BIG FOOT LIONS CLUB EVENTS, ETZ ORDINANCE
The Village of Fontana Board of Trustees approved motions at its monthly meeting held Monday, February 4, 2013 to authorize the 2013 Big Foot Lions Club events in Reid Park, to adopt an ordinance recodifying the existing Extraterritorial Zoning Ordinance and Map, and to update the village's Memorial Tree List.
VILLAGE BOARD APPROVES ICE PARTY LICENSES, YACHT CLUB AGENT CHANGE
The Village of Fontana Board of Trustees approved motions at its monthly meeting held Monday, January 7, 2013 to authorize the issuance of Temporary Operator's Licenses for the Fire Department's Ice Gone Wild fund-raising event, and to approve a change of the agent for the liquor license issued to the Lake Geneva Yacht Club.
The Village Board also approved a $2,250 proposal submitted by L.A. Duesterbeck & Associates, Inc., to prepare an appraisal with two values on the CDA's Duck Pond Development Site. Minutes
VILLAGE BOARD APPROVES ABBEY RESORT CUP, ICE PARTY LIQUOR LICENSE
The Village of Fontana Board of Trustees approved motions at a special meeting held Thursday, December 27, 2012 to authorize vinyl siding and the replacement of the existing monument signs at the Abbey Resort, and to authorize the issuance of a Temporary Liquor License and Operator's Licenses for the Fontana Fire Department Ice Gone Wild fund-raising party on the municipal beach Saturday, January 26, 2013.
The Village Board also approved a rip rap repair permit application filed by Austin Pier Service, the purchase of a new awning for the Park House, a pay request for the Duck Pond standpipe painting contract, two amendments to the settlement agreement with the Big Foot Country Club, and the hiring of special outside counsel to assist the administrator with preparations for pending hearings before the Public Safety Board of Appeals. Minutes
VILLAGE BOARD APPROVES LAKE LEVEL RESOLUTION, DIRECTIVE
The Village of Fontana Board of Trustees approved motions at its monthly meeting held Monday, December 3, 2012 to adopt a joint resolution calling attention to the lake level crisis created by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and to direct Geneva Lake Environmental Agency Director Ted Peters to write a report on how the lower lake level is adversely affecting the entire watershed. Minutes
The Village Board also adopted a resolution and an ordinance amendment to authorize the parking of vehicles on the beach for winter sports activities, and approved a resolution to set the 2013 nonunion employee salaries.
VILLAGE BOARD APPROVES BUDGET AND TAX LEVY
The Village of Fontana Board of Trustees approved the 2013 Municipal Budget and tax levy following a public hearing Monday, November 12, 2012. Minutes
VILLAGE BOARD FAVORABLY REVIEWS OUTDOOR ALCOHOL SERVICE
The Village of Fontana Board of Trustees approved motions at its monthly meeting held Monday, November 5, 2012 to authorize an ordinance amendment to make permanent the outdoor alcohol service provisions of the Municipal Code, as well as to approve two resolutions. Minutes
VILLAGE BOARD APPROVES NON UNION EMPLOYEE PAY INCREASE
The Village of Fontana Board of Trustees approved a motion at its joint session budget meeting held Thursday, October 11, 2012 to authorize a 3 percent pay increase for the non union employees retroactive to January 1, 2012. Minutes
VILLAGE BOARD APPROVES ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS
The Village of Fontana Board of Trustees approved motions at its joint session monthly meeting held Monday, October 1, 2012 to authorize amendments to the SR-5 Zoning District and to the Fire Department and water rates sections of the Municipal Code. The Board also approved a resolution that increased the annual dog license fees collected by Walworth County. Minutes
VILLAGE BOARD SETS HEARING TO AMEND SR-5 ZONING DISTRICT SETBACK
The Village of Fontana Board of Trustees approved a motion at a special meeting held Friday, September 7, 2012 to schedule a public hearing for Monday, October 1, 2012 beginning at 6:00 pm to consider a proposed amendment to the side yard setback requirement in the Village Residential (SR-5) Zoning District in the Village Zoning Ordinance adopted September 4, 2012. Minutes
October 1, 2012 Public Hearing Notice and Proposal
VILLAGE APPROVES REWRITTEN CHAPTERS 17 & 18, NEW ZONING MAP
The Village of Fontana Plan Commission and Board of Trustees approved motions at its joint session meeting Tuesday, September 4, 2012 to adopt the rewritten Chapters 17 and 18 of the Municipal Code and the new Village Zoning Map.
The Village Board also held its regular monthly meeting September 4, 2012 at which it approved resolutions authorizing deer bow hunting on certain parcels in the Village and a 4 percent increase in the village mooring lease rates for pier slips. Minutes
VILLAGE APPROVES FW/WPCC IGA AMENDMENT, SETS SECOND HEARING
The Village of Fontana Board of Trustees approved motions at its monthly meeting Monday, August 6, 2012 to set a second public hearing for the Chapters 17 and 18 rewrite project and to authorize the
thirteenth amendment to the Fontana Walworth Joint Sewerage Treatment Agreement. Minutes
September 4, 2012 Public Hearing Notice
VILLAGE APPROVES FONTANA JEWELER PLAN AT SPECIAL MEETING
The Village of Fontana Board of Trustees approved motions at a special meeting held Monday, July 30, 2012 to authorize a building addition plan at Fontana Jeweler, 553 Valley View Drive, and heard updates on the Geneva Lake Level Corporation dam situation with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and on a lightning strike that hit the North Shore Lift Station on July 18, 2012. Minutes
VILLAGE APPROVES OUTDOOR ALCOHOL, STORM WATER MANAGEMENT ORDINANCE
The Village of Fontana Board of Trustees approved motions at its July 9, 2012 monthly meeting to authorize outdoor alcohol service and a new Chapter 16 of the Municipal Code, which regulates storm water management and erosion controls for construction and development projects. Minutes
The Village Board approved a total of six ordinances at the meeting, as well as a Resolution authorizing an amendment to the Lake Geneva Yacht Club Planned Development Zoning PIP.
VILLAGE APPROVES TWO RESOLUTIONS, CSM, LIQUOR LICENSE RENEWALS
The Village of Fontana Board of Trustees approved motions to adopt two Resolutions, a Certified Survey Map and the annual Liquor License Renewal applications at its monthly meeting Monday, June 4, 2012. Minutes
VILLAGE APPROVES FOUR ORDINANCES, TWO PROCLAMATIONS, FARMERS MARKETS
The Village of Fontana Board of Trustees approved motions to adopt four Ordinances and two proclamations and authorized Farmers Market events in Porter Court Plaza at its regular monthly meeting Monday, May 7, 2012. Minutes
Police Officer Memorial Day Proclamation
Arbor Day Proclamation
Farmers Market Application
VILLAGE BOARD APPROVES ANNUAL COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS
The Village of Fontana Board of Trustees approved motions at the annual Organizational Meeting Tuesday, April 17, 2012 to appoint Cindy Wilson to a two-year term as Village Trustee and to approve the other annual committee, board and commission appointments.
VILLAGE BOARD APPROVES LOCAL BUSINESS COMMITTEE
The Village of Fontana Board of Trustees approved motions to adopt an Ordinance establishing a new Local Business Committee, to approve a Resolution setting the 2012 nonunion employee salaries, and to approve the Building, Site and Operational Plan for the new restaurant, the Coffee Mill, that will be opening in the Mill Street Retail Center, 441 Mill Street, at its regular monthly meeting Monday, April 2, 2012. Minutes
VILLAGE BOARD APPROVES 2011 BUDGET AMENDMENT RESOLUTION
The Village of Fontana Board of Trustees approved motions to adopt a Resolution amending the 2011 Budget and to authorize a signage amendment for the Mill Street Retail Center, 441 Mill Street, at its regular monthly meeting Monday, March 5, 2012. Minutes
VILLAGE BOARD APPROVES REFUNDING BONDS, SAVING $196,406
The Village of Fontana Finance Committee and Board of Trustees approved motions at a special joint session meeting Monday, February 27, 2012 to authorize borrowing totaling $1,840,000 to refund the 2009 State Trust Fund Loan, which will save the Village $196,406 due to low interest rates.
The Finance Committee and Village Board also adopted a resolution that officially opposes a proposed amendment to the state statutes regarding local room tax proceeds. Minutes
Series 2012B Sales Day Report
VILLAGE BOARD APPROVES MOORING AMENDMENTS, ORDINANCES
The Village of Fontana Board of Trustees approved motions to adopt an amended Village mooring lease contract and application and three ordinance amendments at its regular monthly meeting Monday, February 6, 2012. Minutes
VILLAGE BOARD APPROVES AFSCME CONTRACT
The Village of Fontana Board of Trustees approved a one-year contract with the AFSCME Department of Public Works union employees at a special meeting held Monday, January 30, 2012. The meeting was held after a joint workshop session was conducted with the Plan Commission on the Chapters 17 and 18 rewrite project. Minutes
AFSCME Union Contract
VILLAGE BOARD APPROVES FINAL BORROWING RESOLUTION, WPPA CONTRACT
The Village of Fontana Board of Trustees approved motions at a special meeting held Monday, January 23, 2012 to adopt
a Resolution authorizing and providing for the sale and issuance of
$4,100,000 General Obligation Corporate Purpose Bonds, Series 2012A,
and all related details, and to ratify a three-year contract renew with the WPPA Police Officers Union. Minutes
2012 Bonding Bid Form
VILLAGE BOARD POSTPONES ZONING CODE REWRITE HEARING
The Village of Fontana Board of Trustees approved a motion at its rescheduled monthly meeting held Monday, January 9, 2012 to postpone by one month the public hearing scheduled to present the rewritten Municipal Code Chapters 17 and 18 and the new Zoning Map so that an additional village staff meeting can be scheduled with the attorney representing the Geneva Lake Conservancy. Minutes
The yearlong rewrite project, which has been subject to six public workshop meetings held between March and November 2011, was scheduled for completion following a February 27, 2012 public hearing; however, the Village Board voted to postpone the hearing and grant the Geneva Lake Conservancy request to schedule a special staff meeting for its attorney to present his concerns to the Village attorney and Village planner.
The Village Board also voted to approve a new sign at Fontana Family Chiropractic, 450 Mill Street, Suite 102, despite a recommendation from the Plan Commission to deny the request; received a report from Britt Isham on the deer bow hunting season in the Village; approved a request by the Abbey Resort to erect its outdoor event tent three weeks early in 2012; and approved the budgeted purchase of a new wheel loader for the Department of Public Works.
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