AMENDED MINUTES

 

Submitted for Town Board Approval Dec. 3, 2001

 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE

TOWN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Municipal Complex - Assembly Room

Monday, November 26, 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                         Barbara Barczak, Supervisor #1           

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

Russ Handevidt, Supervisor #4                                  Keith Kiesow, Fire Chief

Jeanne Krueger, Town Clerk                                      Carl Sutter, Town Engineer

Jeff Smith, Associate Planner                                     Patrick DeGrave, Administrator

Greg Curtis, Town Attorney                                        Ron Krueger, Parks Director

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

Richard Eiberger, Assessor                                        Randy Gallow, Street Supt.

Jeff Smith, Assoc. Planner

 

ALSO PRESENT:                 Butch Hintz                    Russell Schultz                Sharon Oestreich     

Jennette Oestreich              Frank Olson                   LeeAnn Johnson            Marjorie Bongers      

Pam Bourque                      Jim Heyrman                   Janet White                      Karen Masanz           

Ron Masa                               Nancy Smith                  Jess Kippenhan               Tony Jankowski

Janie Leege-Jankowski      Margaret Drawenek       Tom Bachorz                   Suzanne Herley

Marilyn Sturm                        Al Sturm                          Kathy Holinbeck             Paul Holinbeck

Doug Hahn                            Barb Heeter                   Mark Isaac                       Jane Isaac

Lee Heeter                            Julie Ray                         Scott Ode                        Jim Verkuilen

Richard Schoenherr            John VanDeHey             Hope VanDeHey             Bob Liedl

Melissa Liedl                         Keith Vowell                   John Scudder                 Joe Trudell

Scott Fruhwirth                     Beth Davis                     Kenneth Neveau            Joyce Neveau

Sherrie Bencik                      Jim Johnson                  Victor Sevilla                   Carlos Sevilla

Herb Numerich                     Jan McHugh                   Robert Leibold                Pete Youngquist 

Judy Youngquist                   John Lantenschlager   Cheryl Hintz, Fox Pprs   Jane Hermans

Wendy Hoffman                     Hannah Hoffman           Sarah Follen                    John McCarthy

Mark Schmitt                         Mike Lettier                   Dwight Siewert               Cindy Lund

Pamela Levy                          Mark Faase                    Dave Stratton                  Curt Baumann

Carol Stratton

 

II.        AWARDS / PRESENTATIONS

                                               

III.       PUBLIC FORUM – NON-AGENDIZED TOWN RELATED MATTERS

Resident Barbara Heeter expressed her feelings of speaking for a larger group of residents regarding this evening’s issue and other issues.   Ms. Heeter also gave an overview to reiterate the issues and a background on the proposed multi-family project on Shady Ln.

 

Resident Janet White inquired about the 10” trail connecting the Jacobsen Rd. overpass with the Little Lake Butte des Morts trestle.  Dir. Dearborn stated the DNR is in the process of obtaining land and trestle acquisition from the railroad.  He stated it would be a town board decision to fund this project however, the process must be done taking one step at a time to accomplish the pedestrian walkway. 

 

IV.      DISCUSSION ITEMS

a)                 Emergency Operations Equipment Purchases – Adm. DeGrave requested board consensus for continued exploration of safety requests for the TOM police and fire departments purchase of safety equipment received from the FEMA funds from the June 11th storm.  (See backup) If board was agreeable on this, Adm. DeGrave will present a resolution at the 12/3/01 board meeting for approval.

b)        Purchase of Accounting Software – Dir. of Finance, Myra Piergrossi informed the board members on the pros and cons of various accounting software being proposed.  (See backup).  She also stated a resolution will be presented at the Dec. 3rd meeting for recommendation to purchase the HTE accounting software.

c)         Municipal Communications Issues – Comm. Dev. Dir. George Dearborn explained fiber-optic concerns and competition between the cable and internet businesses whereas, these lines would have to be removed from a public building should the building be purchased by a private enterprise.  He will present a resolution at the 12/3/01 board meeting to seek approval for denial of the proposed state statute being requested by cable and internet companies. (See backup).

 

V.       OLD BUSINESS

 

VI.      NEW BUSINESS

a)       011126-1: Expenditures

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

 

b)       011126-2:  Modifications of Conditional Use Permit – MEE Bellevue LLC-E. Shady Lane

Supv. Handevidt presented his views on the proposed multi-family project stating that all conditions have been met over and above what MEE Bellevue LLC actually needed for compliance.  He felt this company had tried a number of times to appease the neighborhood with various additions and deletions of concerns and these concessions had been accomplished and the project was both appropriate for the area and met all criteria.  Opinions were also given by Barbara Heeter, Paul Holinbeck, Suzanne Derby, Sarah Follen and Att’y. Doug Hahn (representing Mr. James Heyrman, the developer).

 

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Sprague to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  After an hour and five minutes of further discussion (tapes will be kept permanently and available in the clerk’s office) a roll was requested.  On roll call, motion fails on a 4-1 vote with Supvs. Barczak, Sprague, Jurgensen and Chairman Tews voting NAY and Supv. Handevidt voting AYE.

 

Town attorney, Greg Curtis, stated a new resolution would be voted upon at the end of the meeting with reasons for the denial to be presented at Winnebago County.  These reasons would be;  1) density, design, non-approval by the park commission and unsafe traffic conditions both pedestrian and vehicular. 

 

c)         011126-3:  Certified Survey Map – 1072 Timber Run Drive

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

 

d)       011126-4:  Certified Survey Map – 1650 Palisades Drive

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

 

e)       011126-5: Extension of Town Conditional Use Permit – W. American Drive

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

 

f)        011126-6: Rezoning – Cold Spring Road

MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Barczak to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  After discussion, both motions were withdrawn. 

MOTION:  Supv. Sprague made a motion for a 30-day delay.  Motion fails for lack of a second.

After further discussion, MOTION:  Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Jurgensen to amend the rezoning from M-2 (Suburban Residential) to P-1 (Heavy Industrial).  Regarding the amendment, on roll call, motion carried unanimously with all board members voting AYE.  Regarding the resolution, on roll call, motion carried unanimously with all board members voting AYE. 

 

g)       011126-7: Annual Cigarette License – AV Foodmart

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

 

h)       011126-8: Annual Class ‘A’ Beer License – AV Foodmart

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

 

i)        011126-9: Disallowance of Claim - Tattro

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

 

j)          011126-10: 2002 Ancillary Lines Insurance – Life & Accidental Death &Dismemberment, Voluntary Life and Voluntary Long-Term Disability

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

 

k)         011126-11:Reasons of Denial-Conditional Use Permit Modification MEE Bellevue LLC-E. Shady Lane (008-0131)

MOTION:  Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Barczak to adopt to approve for denial as submitted. On roll call, motion carried with Supvs. Barczak, Sprague, Jurgensen and Chairman Tews voting AYE and Supv. Handevidt voting NAY.

 

VII.     ORDINANCES / POLICIES / AGREEMENTS

a)         011126-1:POL  - Chapter 23 – Section H  Dental Insurance

FIRST READING, SECOND READING AND ADOPTION 

MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Handevidt to accept the first reading, second reading and adoption of the ordinance as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

VIII.    RESIGNATIONS / APPOINTMENTS

a)       011126-1:RESIGN   Paid on Call Firefighter – Steven Voissem

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Barczak to accept the resignation, effective Nov. 30th, 2001 as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

b)       011126-2:APPT  Seasonal Tax Clerk – Robert Burrill

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

 
IX.      APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a)       Regular Town Board Meeting –  November 12, 2001

MOTION:  Supv. Barczak, second Supv. Handevidt to accept the minutes as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supv. Sprague abstaining.

 

X.       CORRESPONDENCE

 

XI.      REPORTS

a)       Town Administrator Patrick DeGrave

b)        Town Attorney Greg Curtis

c)         Town Clerk Jeanne Krueger reminded the board members that a motion and second are required prior to the resolution/ordinance being placed on the floor for discussion and/or decision-making.

d)        Town Board

Barbara Barczak, Supv. #1

Robert Sprague, Supv. #2

Jerry Jurgensen, Supv. #3

Russ Handevidt, Supv. #4

 

e)         Town Chairman Arden Tews stated there was no extra funding in the 2002 budget for land acquisition requested by the Menasha Area Soccer Club.

 

f)          Other Town Officials

Assessor, Richard Eiberger provided positive and favorable tax base information regarding  multi-family.

 

Assoc. Planner, Jeff Smith gave an update on the public hearing for the Comp. Plan.

Street Supt., Randy Gallow  1) stated Cold Spring Rd. & Jacobsen Rd. open and also gave an update regarding the trail and restorations;  2) reminder of the Santa float in two weeks, sign-up sheets are posted.

 

Fire Chief Keith Kiesow stated his dismay regarding the denial of the Shady Ln. multi-family project and the pending law suit.  Chief Kiesow expressed concern of his and other residents tax monies being used for the defense of this project that he felt was both appropriate and favorable to the community.

Police Chief William Weiss 

 

XII.       ANNOUNCEMENTS – Same as on Agenda

 

XIII.     MOTIONS BY SUPERVISOR

 

IV.    ADJOURNMENT

At 8:14 p.m., MOTION:  Supv. Sprague, 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