Submitted for Town Board ApprovalOct.8, 2001

 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE

TOWN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Municipal Complex - Assembly Room

Monday, September 24, 2001

 

MINUTES

 

I.          CALL TO ORDER, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND ROLL CALL

Town Chair Arden Tews called the Regular Meeting of the Town Board of Supervisors to order at 6:00 p.m. and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

One minute of silence was observed for the victims of the September 11th, 2001 tragedy that occurred when two planes rammed into the World Trade Center buildings in NY, another plane hit the Pentagon building in Washington D.C., and the victims of the Pennsylvania airline flight that had crashed.  Deputy Clerk Karen Tweedie noted the roll as follows:

 

PRESENT:     Arden Tews, Town Chair                     Barbara Barczak, Supervisor #1           

Robert Sprague, Supervisor #2          Jerry Jurgensen, Supervisor #3           

Russ Handevidt, Supervisor #4          Keith Kiesow, Fire Chief

Carl Sutter, Town Engineer                Randy Gallow, Street Supt.

Myra Piergrossi, Dir. of Finance         Roger Clark, Town Attorney

George Dearborn, Dir. of Com. Dev. William Weiss, Police Chief

Richard Eiberger, Assessor                Karen Tweedie, Deputy Clerk

EXCUSED:    Jeanne Krueger, Clerk                         Patrick DeGrave, Administrator

 

ALSO PRESENT:      Joe Trudell                             Carol Mentz                         Violet Werth

                                    Sara Watzka                            Pat Pazdernik                      Robert Francart

                                    Dave Johnson                        Julie Johnson                      Virendra Sharma

                                    Mike Lettier                            Jerry Christman

 

II.        AWARDS / PRESENTATIONS

                                               

III.       PUBLIC FORUM – NON-AGENDIZED TOWN RELATED MATTERS

 

IV.      DISCUSSION ITEMS

a)         Storm Water Drainage Utility

George Dearborn, Comm. Dir. recommended moving on to the next step and set a public hearing for the implementation of a storm water drainage utility.

 

Supv. Jurgensen stated he would like to see more people from other areas of the town attend the meetings/hearings.  He also requested, as did Chairman Tews, additional informational meetings held and a possible referendum. Supv. Barczak offered the possibility of the WTC/Pentagon tragedy as affecting the attendance.

 

Attorney Roger Clark stated the t/Clayton’s water is running into our town and suggested a cooperative venture with t/Clayton.  Supv. Sprague agreed.

 

Chairman Tews stated that t/Clayton had already been approached regarding this issue and showed no interest.  He felt that the towns of Clayton, Neenah and Grand Chute should have an agreement due to water flowing from west to east.

Engineer Carl Sutter felt the town should hold meetings with the property owners who are the largest payers into the system for information purposes.  It was the consensus of the Board to hold further information meetings.

 

V.       OLD BUSINESS

           

VI.      NEW BUSINESS

a)       010924-1: Expenditures

MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Barczak to adopt to approve the expenditures with the exception of (none) as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

b)       010924-2:  Rear Yard Ditch enclosure – Bonnie Drive

Street Supt. Randy Gallow spoke regarding this project and the hookup fees for those who already have existing sump pumps and felt those residents should not have to bear the burden of being charged and stated only those who need installation should share equally with the town for the connection fee.

 

Sara Watzka, 1391 Bonnie Dr., stated she spoke to three of her neighbors that agreed to pay up to $500.00 for hookup fees.  They felt the fee would be fair as there would be no future burden of easements or any other outside costs in association with their properties and it would lessen the costs to the residents as well as the town.

 

MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Jurgensen to amend the resolution to change the connection fee to $400.00 split equally between the residents and town.  On roll call, motion carried unanimously on the amendment with all supervisors voting AYE.

 

Motion Sup. Sprague, second Supv. Jurgensen to adopt to approve the resolution as amended.  On roll call, Motion carried unanimously with all supervisors voting AYE.

 

c)         010924-3:  Ditch Enclosure – 1339 Bonnie Drive 

MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Jurgensen to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

d)       010924-4:  Ditch Enclosure – 1352 Bonnie Drive - This resolution was WITHDRAWN.

 

e)       010924-5:  Budget Amendment – Police Asset Forfeiture

MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Barczak to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

f)        010924-6:  Disallowance of Notice of Claim – Dr. Thomas G. Banks

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Sprague to adopt to approve to DENY as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

g)       010924-7:  Conditional Use permit-Golf Bridge LLC   Golf Bridge Dr. – (008-0264-06, 008-0264-07)

MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Jurgensen to adopt to approve the 30-day DELAY as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

h)       010924-8:  Text Amendment to Section 17.30(3) of the Winnebago County Zoning Ordinance

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Jurgensen to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously with Supv Sprague abstaining due to uncertainty.

 

i)        010924-9:  Bid Award – Bale Chopper/Mulcher

MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Jurgensen to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

j)          010924-10:  Job Descriptions - Revised

MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Jurgensen to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

k)       010924-11:  Street Acceptance – McMahon Drive

MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Jurgensen to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

l)          010924-12:  Street Acceptance – Deer Prairie Drive

MOTION: Supv. Barczak, second Supv. Sprague to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

VII.     ORDINANCES / POLICIES / AGREEMENTS

 

VIII.    RESIGNATIONS / APPOINTMENTS

a)         010924-1:RESIGN  Fire Department – Paid-on-Call Joseph Strauss 

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Barczak to approve to adopt the resignation as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

b)        010924-2:RESIGN Utility District – Serviceman, Thomas Schierl

MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Handevidt to approve to adopt the resignation as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

c)         010924-3:RESIGN Police Dept. - Communication Technician, Jenifer Janiszewski

MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Barczak to approve to adopt the resignation as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 
IX.      APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a)       Regular Town Board Meeting –  September 10, 2001

b)        Budget Workshop – September 4, 2001

c)                 Budget Workshop – September 11, 2001

d)                 Special Meeting Closed Session – September 17, 2001

MOTION:  Supv. Jurgensen, second Supv. Handevidt to accept the minutes as submitted with Supv. Sprague abstaining from the 9/4, 9/10/ & 9/11 meetings.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

X.       CORRESPONDENCE

XI.     REPORTS

a)       Town Administrator Patrick DeGrave - excused

b)        Town Attorney Greg Curtis

c)         Town Clerk Jeanne Krueger - excused

d)        Town Board

Barbara Barczak, Supv. #1:  received a phone call and presented a letter with pictures she received regarding a roofing business being conducted out of a home on Lakeshore Dr.  with trucks coming and going all hours of the night, shingles laying around, etc.  Dir. Dearborn stated this would be a zoning violation.  He will investigate the complaint and report back to the Board.  (See Attached).

Russ Handevidt, Supv. #4: suggested a stop sign be placed at the intersection of Lakeshore Dr. and Gordon St.

 

e)         Town Chairman Arden Tews 1) reminded the board of the Oct. 2nd Budget Workshop at 5:00 p.m.  2) reminded the board of the Health and Dental Ins. Mtg. to be held this Thurs. at 5:00 p.m. 3) attended the Fire Dept. open house Sat. 9/22 and congratulated Susan Phillips, Sue Englebert and fire dept. staff for the wonderful job.

 

f)          Other Town Officials

Dir. of Comm. Dev., George Dearborn  1) asked for board approval to reschedule the October 22nd Regular Town Board Meeting to October 29th due to the WI Towns Association convention.  2) received surveys back showing the townspeople highly support recreational trails 3) will set Comprehensive Plan Public Hearing date for next month.

 

Chief Keith Kiesow stated the Fire Dept. received over $200.00 in donations for the Firefighter’s Relief Fund in New York City and over $800.00 for a thermal imaging camera that cost approx. $18,000.00.

 

Supt. Randy Gallow 1) welcomed all to attend the new vehicle storage building open house Wed. evening from 4:00 to 6:00  2) concrete will be completed on the curb and gutters on Cold Spring Rd. by week’s end 3) Jacobson Rd. storm sewer should be complete by week’s end.

 

XII.       ANNOUNCEMENTS – Same as on Agenda

 

XIII.     MOTIONS BY SUPERVISORS

 

XIV.    ADJOURNMENT

At 6:51 p.m., MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Barczak to adjourn the Regular Meeting of the Town Board of Supervisors.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Karen J. Tweedie, Deputy Clerk, Town of Menasha