Submitted for Town Board Approval July 23, 2001

 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE

TOWN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Municipal Complex - Assembly Room

Monday, July 9, 2001

 

MINUTES

 

I.                   CALL TO ORDER,  AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

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.

 

PRESENT:

Arden Tews, Town Chair                                             Robert Sprague, Supervisor #2

Jerry Jurgensen, Supervisor #3                                 Barbara Barczak, Supervisor #1

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                                        William Weiss, Police Chief

George Dearborn, Dir. of Com. Dev.                        

 

EXCUSED:      Myra Piergrossi, Dir. of Finance

 

ALSO PRESENT:  Joe Trudell       Ed Fetzer             Robert Francart       Roz Wittmann    Charles Baxter         

Tracy Gaulke         Ed Duessing    Judy Duessing    Tom McGee              Cheryl Hentz, Media/Scribe

 

II.        AWARDS / PRESENTATIONS

Police Chief, William Weiss presented officers with plaques and pin awards to Lts. Jane Cole, Tony Bovee, Roz Wittman and officers Dan Wieichman, Rick Leneau, John Swenson, Jason Feucht, Gerard Stephanie, Gary Cutler, Diane Laux,  Dets. Mike Krueger, Cheryl Johnson,  Admin. Dir. Kathy Hales, Records Clk., Linda Pagel, Comm. Techs Casey Rossom and Kelly Christman and Dept. Chief Rod McCants.  All were congratulated by the Town Board.

                                               

III.              PUBLIC FORUM – NON-AGENDIZED TOWN RELATED MATTERS

A.                 Senator Mike Ellis – General Legislative Update -  Re-scheduled.

 

Resident Joe Trudell complimented town employees for the great clean-up job after the storm.

Mr. Trudell inquired what the town’s procedures were for filling Supervisor position.  Admin. DeGrave was told an ad would be placed in the Post Crescent, resumes reviewed and a time set up for interviews in a closed session forum.  The board members would then vote on the candidate of their choice in open session.

 

Commented on the new signs placed on the Roland Kampo Bridge.

 

Resident Ed Fetzer stated he would like to see the storm water levy placed on his tax bill rather than the E.R.U. system therefore allowing him to deduct on his tax bill.

 

Resident Charles Baxter, questioned the Green Valley ditch project stating the heavy equipment will be leaving the area damaged, the large infestation of mosquitoes and would like to see the water run downhill.  Town Engineer, Carl Sutter, stated meetings were presently in progress and will report back with the needed information.

 

Resident Tracy Gaulke, 1686 Jacobsen Rd., stated concern regarding cars speeding approx. 50 MPH with a posting of 35 m.p.h.  She requested it be lowered to 25 m.p.h., and to include more police enforcement.  Administrator DeGrave will make a request to the DOT.

 

Resident Tom McGee, 1374 Whippletree Ln., asked about the progress of the new park to be located at CB and E. Shady Ln.   Park & Rec. Dir. Ron Krueger and Comm. Dev. Dir., George Dearborn stated the development is still in progress.

 

IV.      DISCUSSION ITEMS

A.        Winchester Road Overpass

Discussion ensued regarding a proposed overpass on Winchester Rd. (Cty. II) near Spring Road School and a possible 3-way cost share from the town, county and school district.   Administrator DeGrave met with the school superintendent and the county exec.   He asked the Board if they wanted him to continue to explore this project along with a possible DOT Grant.  It was the consensus of the board members that they did not object and wanted to pursue the DOT grant first.

 

V.                 OLD BUSINESS

           

VI.      NEW BUSINESS

 

A.                 010709-1: Expenditures

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

 

B.       010709-2:  Authorize G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education and Training) Grant Modifications

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

 

C.        010709-3:  Naming of Old Lake Street Overpass (Formerly State Road PP) to Jacobsen Road 

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

 

D.                010709-4:  Re-Alignment of Park Commission and Related Responsibilities

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

 

E.                 010709-5:  Budget Amendment/Transfer: Park Department

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

 

F.                 010709-6:  Fire Department Out of State Training Request

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

 

VII.     ORDINANCES / POLICIES / AGREEMENTS

 

A.        010625-1:ORD  Ordinance Creating Section 9.21 to Chapter 9 of the Town of Menasha Municipal Code Relating to the Use of the Municipal Complex      SECOND READING

MOTION: Supv. Jurgensen, second Supv. Barczak to accept the second reading of the ordinance as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

VIII.           RESIGNATIONS / APPOINTMENTS

 

A.                010709-1:APPT  Appointment of Communication Technician – Angela V. Oppor

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

 

IX.               APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A.                 Regular Town Board Meeting – June 25, 2001

B.                Special Building Committee Meeting – June 27, 2001

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

 

X.                 CORRESPONDENCE

A.                 Fireline – July 2001

B.                Fire Department Monthly Activity Report – May 2001

 

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

 

XI.               REPORTS

A.     Town Administrator,  1) requested a 15 minute time frame in which he will offer an informational PowerPoint presentation regarding a levy vs. equivalent run-off unit for storm water drainage  2) asked the board members if they would all be able to attend the budget workshops on several Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m.  It was the consensus of the board members this would be a good day and time 3) working with Rick Stadelman (WTA) to ensure town representation regarding the Kettl Commission.

 

C.        Town Clerk  1 ) reported a Lakeshore Dr. resident called for the second time reporting a roofing business being run out of his next-door neighbors home.  Clerk Krueger recommended he attend a town board meeting to report directly to the town supervisors.  The resident had not appeared as she suggested.

 

D.        Town Board

1.     Barbara Barczak, Supervisor #1  1) stated she had attended the open house at Touchmark  Living Center and was very impressed with the new facility.

 

2.     Jerry Jurgensen, Supervisor #3  1) stated he had gathered enough signatures for a referendum on the ballot for the spring election proposing a name change of the Town of Menasha to the (town of) Bridgeview.

 

3.     Russ Handevidt, Supervisor #4  1) complimented Cheryl Hentz of the SCRIBE newspaper regarding her informative  and accurate article regarding commissions and committees.  2) commented on the inaccurate public information regarding the cell tower placement article in the Post-Crescent written and paid for by Wm. DeGeneffe.

 

E.                 Town Chairman Tews  1) reminded the board of the upcoming Board of Review scheduled for Saturday, July 14th at 9:00 a.m. 2)  an upcoming report regarding Bonnie Lane ditch project 3) complimented the Fire Dept. staff regarding  the fire burn training on Winchester Rd. 4)   not in favor of the recent decision by the DNR regarding the non-pickup of dead  deer

 

F.         Other Town Officials

Carl Sutter – McMahon Engineering   1) pre construction conference for Jacobsen Rd. reports the proposed schedule is to start on the north end and does not expect road closure as reported in the public hearing.

 

George Dearborn, Dir. of Comm. Dev.  1) reported 45 single-family homes in progress 2) $3,000. Radon grant being applied for  3) trestle acquisition with the c/Menasha making progress with the DNR.

 

Keith Kiesow, Fire Chief – 1) stated FEMA would cover approximately 85% of the town’s claims due to the June 11th storm.

 

William Weiss, Police Chiefs  1) reported an incident in Iowa while on vacation reinstating the t/Menasha’s identity problem.

 

Richard Eiberger, Assessor  1) revaluation amount this year approx. $40,000,000  (consisting of $32 million in commercial and $8 million in residential)  2) reported an estimated $1 billion dollar of equalized value.

 

Randy Gallow, Street Supt.  1) contract with a logging firm for two trucks to assist in the town storm cleanup.  2) over 900 loads of brush has been pickup thus far  3) notice to be run in the Post-Crescent for the chipper schedule  4) damage reports to present to FEMA to be completed at the end of this week.

 

Ron Krueger, Park Dir.  1) scheduled meeting at the Community Center on Tuesday, July 10th with Menasha and Appleton regarding a skateboard park. 

 

XII.             ANNOUNCEMENTS – Same as on Agenda

 

At 7:05 p.m., MOTION:  Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Jurgensen to convene into closed session pursuant to 19.85(1)(g) of the Wisconsin State Statutes; conferring with legal counsel for the governmental body who is rendering oral of written advice concerning strategy to be adopted by the body with respect to litigation in which it is or is likely to become involved.  Specifically to discuss Bogdan Vitas litigation.

 

 

XIII.           MOTIONS BY SUPERVISOR

At 7:15 motion Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Jurgensen to convene into closed session pursuant to 19.85(1)(g) of the WI State Statures; conferring with legal counsel for the governmental body who is rendering oral or written advice concerning strategy to be adopted by the body with respect to litigation in which it is or is likely to become involved.  Specifically to discuss the Bogdan Vitas litigation.

 

XIV.         ADJOURNMENT

At 7:40 p.m., MOTION: Sprague, second  Handevidt to reconvene into open session and adjourn the regular meeting of the Town Board of Supervisors.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jeanne Krueger, CMC

Town Clerk

Town of Menasha