Submitted for Town Board Approval Nov. 12, 2001

 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE

TOWN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Municipal Complex - Assembly Room

Monday, October 29, 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.  Clerk Jeanne Krueger noted the roll as follows:

 

PRESENT:

Arden Tews, Town Chair            Jerry Jurgensen, Supervisor #3                        Russ Handevidt, Supervisor #4

Keith Kiesow, Fire Chief             Jeanne Krueger, Town Clerk               Carl Sutter, Town Engineer

Richard Eiberger, Assessor       Jeff Smith, Associate Planner                     Patrick DeGrave, Administrator

Myra Piergrossi, Dir/ Finance     Greg Curtis, Town Attorney                William Weiss, Police Chief

Ronald Krueger, Park Dir.          Randy Gallow, Street Supt.                 Geo. Dearborn, Dir/Comm. Dev.

 

EXCUSED: Barbara Barczak, Supervisor #1                       Robert Sprague, Supervisor #2

 

ALSO PRESENT:                        Gary Smith                        Nancy Smith                          Margaret Drawcnek

Mike Lettier                        Paul Holinbeck                        Kathy Holinbeck                        Lee Heeter   

Barb Heeter                        Tina Bachorz                        Beth Davis                            Jeff Wooldridge

Jill Fickel                        Bruce McConnell                        Lani McConnell                             Mark Isaac

Jane Isaac                        Carl Bernas                        Peggy Bernas                                   Jim John

Harold Pelton                        Mark Schmitt                        Gary Baumann                               Pamela Bourgue

James Heyrman                        Tim Carlson                        Bob Drifka                             Melissa Liedl

Robert Liedl                        Wendy Hoffman                        Hannah Hoffman                        Mark Faase

Therese Pedersen                        Scott Pedersen                        Jan McHugh                          Grace Petersen

Carl Petersen                        Jane Hermans                        Jeff Prewitt                            Julie Ray

Al Bellmer                        Lyle Crandall                        Linda Crandall                                 Mark Hermans

Jo Holden                        John Sinn                        Jeff Kippenhan                             Michael Meling

Bruce Nelson                        Robert Lund                        Tom McHugh                         Ted Lang

Harrison Sturgis                        Karen Schueler                        Joann Wooldridge                        Marilyn Sturm

Al Sturm                        Konrad Hintz                        Joe Trudell                            Ken Neveau

Joyce Neveau                        Wende Sturm                        Maria Veeser                         Jim Hicky

Robert Francart                        Diane Schuler                        Marilyn Danz                         Tom Danz

 

II.                  AWARDS / PRESENTATIONS

Chairman Arden Tews acknowledged the Foth and Van Dyke award in the category of community newsletter in a town with a population over 2,500.  He also thanked Joan Burrill, Sharon Rosenthal and Sharon Heschke for being on the newsletter committee.

III.       PUBLIC FORUM – NON-AGENDIZED TOWN RELATED MATTERS

Gary Bauman, 1612 Oakview Dr., thanked the board of supervisors for completing work on  the cul-de-sac and road paving.

 

Ted Lang, 2208 Gmeiner Rd. requested assistance from the town board regarding the Gmeiner Ravine located near his home.  He stated the c/Appleton was not doing a proper job in diverting the water to proper drainage areas and the ravine is getting wider.

 

IV.      DISCUSSION ITEMS

a)       Green Valley Detention Pond Admin. DeGrave stated that the t/Menasha and t/Neenah had come to an agreement for the detention pond.  It was the consensus of the board to approve having a resolution drawn for the  Nov. 12th board meeting for participation with the t/Neenah for construction. 

b)       Equipment Purchase – Public Protection  Admin. DeGrave stated the police dept. was in need  of a speed monitoring trailer with traffic count and the Fire Dept. was in need of an additional thermal imaging camera for station #40 and excavation equipment.  None are budgeted items however, a donation of $500.00 was received from McMahon & Assoc. and the remainder would come out of the Public Protection Fund.  The board members requested a resolution for next meeting.

c)       Installation of Sidewalks – Oneida Street    Town board members requested additional information regarding the installation of sidewalk on South Oneida.  The c/Appleton is interested in installing sidewalks on their portion and felt this could be a joint venture between the two municipalities. 

d)       Removal of Stop Sign – Valley Road at Southwood Drive (see attached)  Discussion ensued regarding the need for the stop sign at Valley Rd. as it intersects with Southwood Dr.  It was the consensus of the board to have the stop sign removed as Valley Rd. is a thoroughfare and there is already a stop sign on Southwood.  A resolution will be forthcoming.

 

V.       OLD BUSINESS

a)            010924-7 Conditional Use permit – Golf Bridge Drive (008-0264-06, 008-0264-07)           

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Jurgensen to adopt to approve the resolution to DELAY for 90 days as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

VI.      NEW BUSINESS

a)       011029-1: Expenditures

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

b)       011029-2:  Rezoning – Somers – American Drive & Millbrook Drive

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

c)            011029-3:  Conditional Use Permit MEE Bellevue, LLC – E. Shady Lane (008-0131) 

The Clerk was handed a petition containing 230 signatures.  (Filed in Clerk’s office)

Two hours and fifteen minutes of recorded tape, regarding this discussion, is on file in the clerk’s office.

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Jurgensen to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  On roll call vote, the resolution FAILED on a 2-1 vote, with Supvs. Barczak and Sprague excused, Supv. Handevidt, AYE and  Supv.  Jurgensen and Chairman Tews voting NAY. 

d)       011029-4:  Set 2002 Refuse and Recycling Rates

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

e)       011029-5: Change Order #1 Gateway Meadows Subd. – Water, Sanitary and Storm Sewer

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

f)        011029-6: Street Lighting Request – Ravenswood Court

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

g)       011029-7: 2001 and 2002 Auditing Contract

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

h)       011029-8: Amend Development Agreement Construction Schedule Wildlife Heights

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

i)        011029-9: Amend Wildlife Heights Road and Bridge Completion Agreement

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

j)            011029-10: Set 2002 Town Commercial Lines Insurance

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

k)       011029-11: Certified Survey Map – Harris & Associates, Inc. – American Drive

(008-0249-04-01, 008-0249-05)

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

l)            011029-12: Certified Survey Map – Davel Engineering – High Plain Meadows

(008-5316, 008-5303)

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

m)            011029-13:  Adopt Citizen Participation Plan – Comprehensive Plan Update

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

n)            011029-14:  Condemnation of Land CTH CB Trail Permanent Limited Easement

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Chairman Tews to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

o)            011029-15:  Issue Christmas Tree Permits

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

p)            011029-16:  Issue Annual Cigarette License – AV Food mart

Clerk Krueger requested this resolution to be REFERRED to the 11/12/01 meeting due to police background checks and fire codes being incomplete.  MOTION: Supv. Jurgensen, second Supv. Handevidt to REFER to the next 11/12/0l board meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

q)            011029-17:  Issue Class “A” Beer License – AV Food mart

Clerk Krueger requested this resolution to be REFERRED to the 11/12/01 meeting due to police background checks and fire codes being incomplete.  MOTION: Supv. Jurgensen, second Supv. Handevidt to REFER to the next 11/12/0l board meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

r)            011029-18:  Individual Amusement License – Sabre Lanes Tool Show

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

 

VII.     ORDINANCES / POLICIES / AGREEMENTS

VIII.    RESIGNATIONS / APPOINTMENTS

a)       011029-1:APPT  Paid on Call Firefighter - Bahr

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

b)       011029-2:APPT  Paid on Call Firefighter - Kranzusch

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

c)            011029-3:APPT  Paid on Call Firefighter - Nelson

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

d)       011029-4:APPT  Paid on Call Firefighter - Norton

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

e)            011029-5:APPT  Lift Station Operator - Schmitt

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

 
IX.      APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a)       Regular Town Board Meeting – October 8, 2001

b)       Special Informational Hearing – September 17, 2001 – Storm Water Drainage Utility

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Jurgensen to approve the minutes as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

X.       CORRESPONDENCE

a)            Monthly Activity Report – September 2001

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Jurgensen to approve the correspondence for filing as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

XI.     REPORTS

a)      Town Administrator Patrick DeGrave  1) will select a date for the next storm water management informational meeting 2) will have the resolution ready for the 11/12 meeting for the employee insurance change. 

b)        Town Attorney Greg Curtis

c)         Town Clerk Jeanne Krueger

d)        Town Board

Barbara Barczak, Supv. #1 - Excused

Robert Sprague, Supv. #2 - Excused

Jerry Jurgensen, Supv. #3 thanked Admin. Pat DeGrave and Supt. Randy Gallow regarding their efforts on the completion of the Oakview Dr. cul-de-sac.

Russ Handevidt, Supv. #4

e)         Town Chairman Arden Tews

f)          Other Town Officials

Dir. of Comm. Dev., George Dearborn 1) stated the c/Appleton is in the process of repairing the Gmeiner ravine  2) working on the comp plan with c/of Menasha

Dir. of Finance Myra Piergrossi  1) stated she implemented the first draw-down on the Gateway Meadows project of approx. $1.1 million dollars 2) update on the 34 claimants regarding the 6/11 storm damage

 

Fire Chief Keith Kiesow reported on the FEMA Storm Damage reimbursement. On 10/16 he accepted approx. $71,000.00.  He also reported that the Spring Road School students presented $1,100.00 towards the imaging camera.

 

Assessor Richard Eiberger reported on the level of assessments being 92.69%.

 

Street Supt. Randy Gallow  update on Cold Spring Road project.

 

Police Chief William Weiss  reported on an incident using the Varda alarm system.

 

XII.       ANNOUNCEMENTS – Same as on Agenda

 

XIII.     MOTIONS BY SUPERVISOR

 

XIV.    ADJOURNMENT

At 9:17 p.m., MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Jurgensen to adjourn the Regular Meeting of the Town Board of Supervisors.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

 

 

Jeanne Krueger

Certified Municipal Clerk

Town of Menasha