Submitted for Town Board Approval May 21, 2001

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING OF THE

UTILITY DISTRICT

Deerwood Dr. Sewer-Glenview Park

Municipal Complex - Assembly Room

Monday, March 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

Chairman Tews called the Public Hearing to order at 6:00 p.m. and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Deputy Clerk Tweedie noted the roll as follows:

 

PRESENT:

Arden Tews, President                                    Jeanne Krueger, Commissioner #1

Jerry Jurgensen, Commissioner #3               Carl Sutter, McMahon, Assoc., Inc

Russ Handevidt, Commissioner #4                Karen Tweedie, Deputy Clerk

Patrick DeGrave, Administrator                      George Dearborn, Dir. of Com. Dev.   

Randy Gallow, Street Supt.

 

ABSENT:

Bob Sprague, Commissioner #2

Carlene Sprague, Util. Dist. Secretary       

 

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT:     

 

Gary Rosenbeck                   John Andres                          Ron Porto

Richard Stinski                     Mike Lynch                            Carol Rick     

Donald Rick                           Barbara Ulman                      Larry Ulman

Dee Lynch                             Rod Viegut                             Judy Viegut               

Gerald Kjemhus                    Todd Schnesse                    Bill Eastman

Scott Sauer                           Gregg Graverson                 Bill Buksyk

Tony Treml                            John Zaborsky                       Diane Miller

Sherrie Bencik

 

Cheryl Hentz/Media Reporter

 

II.         NEW BUSINESS

A.                 Deerwood Drive Sewer – Glenview Park

 

Town Engineer Brad Werner spoke of the bids for the project from PTS construction.

 

Commissioner Krueger mentioned the ten-year payoff to property owners and asked when the payments would start, might it be mid-April.

 

Town resident, Rodney Viegut, 1456 Glenview Drive, asked whether both projects would be combined together (Deerwood Drive and E. Shady Lane).

 

Engineer Brad Werner stated they have awarded to the lowest bid.  He felt it best to bid as a large project, rather than separately.

 

Rodney Viegut questioned where the laterals would come in on their property, and could the resident choose.  He also wanted to know about the quote which was about $5,000.00.

 

Brad Werner stated that until they dug in the area, it was not known of the rock excavation that had to be done, which may adjust the cost somewhat.

 

Town resident Ron Porto, 1511 Deerwood Drive, asked how far down the pipe would be into the ground, and it was stated to be about 9 or 10 feet down.

 

President Tews reiterated that there would be a final resolution at the next meeting, which would be April 9th.

 

Brad Werner said that the start date for this project would be April 11th.

 

President Tews stated there would be ten-year payments, which would include 1-1/2% above borrowing rate.

 

B.                Extension of Water and Sewer – Shady Lane

Brad Werner reported that PTS is the low bidder on this project with an amount of $565,113.50.  (See attached).

Commissioner Krueger asked when approved, what the start date would be on the project.

 

Brad Werner stated it would be awarded April 9th, therefore, may be mid-May before its start date because of the amount of water still in the area.

 

Sherrie Bencik, 1310 E.  Shady Lane, asked if there was service already in that area.

 

Brad Werner stated that all properties in her area are in Utility District to be serviced.  Some residents need to install water mains and some need to extend interceptors.

 

A town resident asked when the town residents would find out what the tax rate will be.

 

President Tews and Commissioner Krueger commented on the reasonable rates, and stated when the Town Board gets the bond for the project would be the time the rate will be known.

 

A couple of residents on E. Shady Lane questioned the failure of the sewer system.  Town resident Donald Rich wanted a better explanation as to why the system was being put in.

 

Town resident Barbara Ulmer, 1327 E. Shady Lane, questioned whether she could hook up to the property behind where she lives.

 

Brad Werner stated that she would need an easement from the neighbors.

 

Richard Carlson, representing Edward Hooyman, spoke regarding the house on the southeast corner (leased) from Cold spring Road.  It appears there is no corner credit for Mr. Hooyman, who is assessed for water and sewer laterals.

 

Water superintendent Jeff Roth, stated he never paid for an assessment.  In 1973, the town told him it was not developable, and if it was, he should not have had to pay twice.

 

If you want to develop your property, we can talk to you about it, stated Dir. of Community Development, George Dearborn.

 

III.        ADJOURNMENT

At 6:30 p.m., closed the Public Hearing of the Utility District.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Karen J. Tweedie

Deputy Clerk

Town of Menasha