Submitted for Town Board Approval March 12, 2001

 

 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE

TOWN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Municipal Complex - Assembly Room

Monday, February 26, 2001

 

MINUTES

 

Agendas with resolutions were posted at the Municipal Complex, Fire Station 40, Utility District, Appleton Public Library, Menasha Public Library, and Neenah Public Library.

 

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.

 

Town Clerk Sprague noted the roll as follows:

 

PRESENT:

Arden Tews, Town Chair                        Jeanne Krueger, Supervisor #1

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

Russ Handevidt, Supervisor #4              Susan Phillips, Deputy Fire Chief/Marshal

Carlene Sprague, Town Clerk                 Carl Sutter, Town Engineer

Greg Curtis, Town Attorney                     Patrick DeGrave, Administrator

Myra Piergrossi, Dir. of Finance              William Weiss, Police Chief

George Dearborn, Dir. of Com. Dev.     

 

EXCUSED:

None

 

ALSO PRESENT:

            Larry Olsen                                              Patrick Connor

            Dianne Olsen                                          Kathy Prusse

            Bruce Nelson                                           Conrad Prusse      

            Cindy Nelson                                           Nancy Breger

            Mark Stehula                                            Paul Zwirchitz

            Sue Stehula                                            Randy Meyer

            Mark Winter                                            Linnae Plote

            Mary Rauen, Gateway Dev.                  Kate McQuillan

            Richard Branton                                    Greg Douglas

            Lois Ann Thron                                       Gary Wick

Marilyn Danz                                         Steven Hoelzel

Tom Danz                                              Michael Guralski

Mary Klima                                              Arthur Ladish

Joe Trudell                                            Mark Biggar

 

II.         AWARDS/PRESENTATIONS – None

 

III.              PUBLIC FORUM – NON-AGENDIZED TOWN RELATED MATTERS - None

 

IV.     DISCUSSION ITEMS

A.     Proposed name change for West American Drive

Dir. of Community Development, George Dearborn, provided a presentation regarding the history of the proposed name changes for American Drive. He stated that there is confusion, and expressed his concern regarding the need to change the name of the southern portion of American Drive.

 

Chief Weiss agreed with George, stating that 3 to 4 weeks ago, near St. Mary’s High School, there was a stand-off with an individual who had a gun.  When Chief Weiss called in surrounding resources to protect the neighbors of this vacinity, there was confusion as to which intersection of American Drive to report to.  As the area gets developed, it will become more confusing for safety reasons.  The new area of West American Drive, in his opinion, should have a different name.

 

Supervisor Krueger agreed with Chief Weiss and George Dearborn.

 

Mary Rauen, representing Gateway Development, stated opposition to naming this area any name other than West American Drive.  She suggested a meeting with Gateway Development, Administrator DeGrave and staff prior to this proposed resolution being agendized.

 

George Dearborn said that when this road runs into the Town of Clayton, it is called West American Drive.

 

Chairman Tews suggested a survey be mailed to all of the businesses along this area, for feedback.

 

Supervisor Sprague agreed with Chairman Tews.

 

Chief Weiss asked what comes first, money or public safety?  He suggested the changes be made as soon as possible.

 

Supervisor Handevidt suggested contacting all businesses on American Drive for feedback.

 

It was the Town Board consensus to contact the Town of Clayton and surrounding businesses on American Drive, for feedback.

 

V.       OLD BUSINESS

           

VI.     NEW BUSINESS

 

 

 

J.                  010226-10: Rezoning for Davel Engineering (008-0250)

It was the consensus of the Town Board to deviate from the agenda and move this resolution up to this position.

 

Tom Ganz, Town Resident, requested that resolution #010226-10 be denied rather than delayed.

 

Linnae Plote stated that she recently moved into the Town of Menasha.  She said that she would never have purchased property in this area if she were aware of the possibility of the rezoning.  She stated concerns regarding property values dropping.

 

Conrad Pruse expressed support for the denial of this rezoning.

 

Jeff Marlow, Developer, expressed his desire to work out an agreement with the surrounding property owners.

 

Larry Olsen, expressed concern regarding what a developer could do with the property if it were rezoned to R-5.

 

Supervisor Handevidt suggested the developer and surrounding property owners have a meeting to try and reach an agreement.

 

Much discussion ensued.

 

Randy Meyer stated concern regarding his not receiving any notification.  He questioned what the requirements were.

 

Dir. of Community Development, George Dearborn, stated that the requirement was that property owners be within 300 feet.

 

Chairman Tews questioned whether any property owners were interested in serving on a committee regarding this issue.

 

MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Handevidt to delay for 30 days the rezoning for Davel Engineering from B-3 (General Business) to R-5 (Planned Residential District) as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

A.                 010226-1: Expenditures

MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Handevidt to adopt the resolution and approve the expenditures with the exception of (none).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

B.       010226-2: Out of State GREAT Grant Training- Piergrossi

MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Jurgensen to adopt the resolution as submitted, authorizing the Director of Finance to attend the GREAT Grant Training in Orlando, FL on March 30, 2001 and to make travel arrangements in the most cost- effective way.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

C.        010226-3: Out of State GREAT Grant Training - Wittmann

MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Krueger to adopt the resolution as submitted, authorizing the Police Administrative Lieutenant to attend the GREAT Grant Training in Orlando, FL on March 30, 2001 and to make travel arrangements in the most cost-effective way.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

D.                010226-4:  Revised Police Mutual Aid Agreement with City of Appleton Police Department

MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Krueger to adopt the resolution approving the revised Police Mutual Aid Agreement with the City of Appleton Police Department as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

E.                 010226-5: Contract Amendment – Nextel Cellular Ground Lease

MOTION: Supervisor Krueger, second Supervisor Sprague to adopt the resolution to approve the second addendum to the Nextel Partners, Inc. contract dated September 25, 2000, a copy of the addendum which is incorporated by specific reference and attached, as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

F.                 010226-6: Certified Survey Map – Midway Engineering Group Investments

(008-0240-03)

MOTION: Supervisor Jurgensen, second Supervisor Sprague to adopt the resolution to approve the Certified Survey Map for Midway Engineering Group Investments, Inc. as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

G.                010226-7: Certified Survey Map – JRC, LLC (008-0705-10)

MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Handevidt to adopt the resolution to approve the Certified Survey Map for JJR, LLC at 1710 Brighton Beach Road as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

H.                010226-8: Text Amendments to the Winnebago County Zoning Ordinance

MOTION: Supervisor Handevidt, second Supervisor Sprague to adopt the resolution to approve the text amendments for the Winnebago County Zoning Ordinance as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

I.                    010226-9: Town Conditional Use Permit – Wenzler Architects (008-0240-03)

MOTION: Supervisor Handevidt, second Supervisor Sprague  to adopt the resolution to approve the Town Conditional Use Permit for Wenzler Architects with the specified conditions as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

J.         It was the consensus of the Town Board to deviate from the agenda and move resolution  number  010226-10 to the beginning of New Business.

 

K.         010226-11: Rezoning – Arthur Ladish (008-5076)

MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Handevidt to adopt the resolution and approve the rezoning of Arthur Ladish from R-2 (Suburban Residential floodplain) to R-2 (Suburban Residential non-floodplain) as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

L.         010226-12: Conditional Use Permit – Davel Engineering (008-0250)

MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Krueger  to delay for 30 days the Conditional Use Permit for Davel Engineering as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

M.                010226-13:.Conditional Use Permit – Biggar Development LTD (008-0354-02,

008-0354-03)

MOTION: Supervisor Krueger, second Supervisor Jurgensen to adopt the resolution as submitted, approving the Conditional Use Permit for Biggar Development LTD with the following condition:  1) all federal, state and local regulations are complied with. 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

N.       010226-14 Appointment of Agent – J. S. Food Mart, Inc.

MOTION: Supervisor Krueger, second Supervisor Sprague to adopt the resolution appointing Kamaljit Gill as agent for J. S. Food Mart, Inc. as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

O.       010226-15  Issue New Alcohol Beverage License – Lee’s Chinese & Vietnamese

MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Jurgensen to approve the Class B Liquor license to Yee Thor for Lee’s Chinese & Vietnamese Restaurant for the licensing period of February 26, 2001 through June 30, 2001 as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

P.       010226-16  Annual Alcohol Beverage License – J. S. Food Mart, Inc.

MOTION: Supervisor Krueger, second Supervisor Sprague to approve the Class A Beer license to Kamaljit Gill for J. S. Food Mart, Inc. for the licensing period of February 26, 2001 through June 30, 2001 as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

VII.     ORDINANCES

A.                 010212-1:POL  Chapter 22 Section H – Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 

            SECOND READING AND ADOPTION

MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Handevidt to accept the second reading and adoption approving the modifications to Chapter 22, Section H, amending the Town of Menasha Personnel Manual as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

B.        010226-1:POL  Chapter 5, Section B – Flex Time       FIRST READING

MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second  Supervisor Handevidt to accept the first reading, amending Chapter 5, Section B, Scheduled Hours of the Town of Menasha Personnel Manual as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

VIII.     RESIGNATIONS/APPOINTMENTS

A.                 010226-1:APP Appointment

MOTION:  Supervisor Jurgensen, second Supervisor Sprague to appoint Lori Jencks as Building Inspector for the Town of Menasha at a salary of $41,317.00 to be effective May 1, 2001, with a standard 6 month probationary period to commence beginning at that date.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

 

MOTION:  Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Krueger to amend the resolution to read that the effective date will be one day after Building Inspector, Len Moes retires.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION:  Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Handevidt to approve the resolution as amended to reflect that the effective date be one day after Building Inspector, Len Moes retires.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

IX.       APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A.                 Public Hearing – January 22, 2001

MOTION: Supervisor Jurgensen, second Supervisor Sprague to accept the minutes as submitted. Votes (4-0) with Supervisor Krueger abstaining. 

           

B.                Regular Town Board Meeting – February 12, 2001

MOTION:  Supervisor Jurgensen, second Supervisor Sprague to accept the minutes as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

X.        CORRESPONDENCE

A.       Fire Department Monthly Activity Report – January 2001

MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Handevidt to accept the correspondence for filing.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

XI.       REPORTS

 

A.       Town Administrator

Administrator DeGrave provided a report and illustration (see attached) from Paul Patrie, regarding the refinancing and special assessments slated for 2001.

 

Administrator DeGrave presented a review of what projects would be considered in this refinancing.

 

Much discussion ensued.

 

It was the consensus of the Town Board for Administrator DeGrave to submit a resolution at the next Town Board meeting.

 

B.        Town AttorneyNone

           

C.        Town Clerk – None

 

D.        Town Board

1.     Jeanne Krueger, Supervisor #1 

Supervisor Krueger stated that she was in contact with Touchmark of West Prospect.  She asked if the Town Board would be interested in touring the facility?

 

She reminded everyone of the Open House on March 1st at the Community Center.

 

2.     Robert Sprague, Supervisor #2 – None

               

3.     Jerry Jurgensen, Supervisor #3

Supervisor Jurgensen stated that ever since he has been on the Town Board, it has been brought to his attention that there is interest in doing a name change for the Town of Menasha.  I want the blessing of the Town Board.

 

Supervisor Sprague said we already studied what would be involved in the name change.   In regard to cost, Attorney Roger Clark has that information.

 

Supervisor Jurgensen stated again, he just wants the blessing of the Town Board.

 

It was the consensus of the Town Board to move forward regarding this issue.

 

Chief Weiss suggested the Town get information from the Town of Ledgeview, who recently went through this procedure.  Chief Weiss supported this change.

 

Supervisor Handevidt stated “Maplewood” was picked out by former Town Chairman, Rollie Kampo, for a name change many years ago.

 

4.     Russ Handevit, Supervisor #4 – None

 

E.        Town Chairman

Chairman Tews brought up a recent article in the Post Crescent regarding cell towers.

 

F.         Other Town Officials

          George Dearborn, Director of Community Development – None

 

Myra Piergrossi, Director of Finance

Director Piergrossi reported on money we will be receiving from the GREAT Grant in the amount of $27,500.00, which will carry through July of 2001.  At that time, it will be re-evaluated, to receive a grant for the balance of the year 2001.

 

Keith Kiesow, Fire Chief - Excused

William Weiss, Police Chief - None

Mike Lettier, Police Commission - None

 

XII.             ANNOUNCEMENTS – Same as on Agenda

 

XIII.   MOTIONS BY SUPERVISORS

 

XIV.   ADJOURNMENT

At 7:35 p.m., MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Krueger to adjourn the Regular Meeting of the Town Board of Supervisors.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Carlene L. Sprague

Town Clerk