FOND DU LAC COUNTY GROUNDWATER ADVISORY COUNCIL March 19, 2008
Convened at 6:00 P.M. Adjourned at 7:30 P.M.
A meeting of the Fond du Lac Groundwater Advisory Council was held on Thursday, April 10, 2008 at the City-County Government
Center, Rooms F & G at 6:00 p.m. with the following members present:
BERES, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. MATHIAS, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
BERTRAM, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. MEYST, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
BUECHEL, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. SCHARF, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
CAPPOZZO, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. SCHMITZ, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
CLARENBACH, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. SMEDEMA, excused
DIETZEL, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. SORENSEN, excused
FERGUSON, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. TSCHESCHLOK, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
GIESE, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. WALTER, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
GUELL, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. WETZEL, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Also present: see citizen’s attendance sheet
The meeting was called to order by Allen Buechel.
Introductions were held. Allen provided charge of committee. Objective is to develop recommendations on what county should be
doing to address water quality issues in Fond du Lac County.
Wendy Giese, Code Enforcement, presented an overview of water cycle, geology and its impact on groundwater, groundwater
contaminants and programs that county already provides which impact water quality.
Audience comments – Gerry Meyer discussed living in Town of Byron and how he is personally impacted by groundwater
contamination associated with animal waste.
Member comments – Cappozzo provided overview of Health Department’s involvement in water quality and concern of lack of
single point of contact for residents. Ferguson discussed the years Town of Byron has been trying to deal with groundwater issues. Meyst
discussed lack of support his town received from DNR and East Central Planning when studying water quality and how to maintain water
quality around Lake DeNeveu. Beres stated that water quality is bigger than Fond du Lac County and needs to look at surrounding counties.
Walter felt implementation of town by town water testing program important.
Diana Tscheschlok provided the members with a draft schedule of committee meetings (goal is to accomplish work in 6 meetings
with recommendations to County Executive by end of summer) along with potential topics.
Member consensus on topics with flexibility for additions. Walter asking if well driller could present information on appropriate well
Dietzel requested looking at additional funding opportunities.
Members felt process outline ok, but will be flexible as additional issues may arise.
Members determined meeting time would be 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Meeting dates scheduled May 1, May 15, May 22, June 26 and July
Discussion on how committee should handle citizen input. Members aware that citizens could provide input to committee members
at anytime. Audience comments will be allowed at each meeting for no longer than 20 minutes. Individuals would be allowed up to 3 minutes
with ability to speak a second time after all who want had opportunity to speak in time allotted.
Next meeting will be May 1st at 6:30 p.m.