Submitted for Town Board Approval August 13, 2001

 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE

TOWN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Municipal Complex -  Assembly Room

Monday, July 23, 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           

Jerry Jurgensen, Supervisor #3                                 Ronald Krueger, Park Director

Russ Handevidt, Supervisor #4                                  Keith Kiesow, Fire Chief

Jeanne Krueger, Town Clerk                                      Carl Sutter, Town Engineer

Jeff Smith, Associate Planner                                     Patrick DeGrave, Administrator

Myra Piergrossi, Dir. of Finance                                 Greg Curtis, Town Attorney

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

Richard Eiberger, Assessor                                        Randy Gallow, Street Supt.

EXCUSED: Robert Sprague, Supervisor #2

 

ALSO PRESENT:John Strebe                Charles Baxter              Bruce Anunson         Betty Zaborsky

                              Marilyn Anunson        Willis Timson                 Joe Trudell                Robert McBriar

                              Ed Duessing               Richard Kirstein            Cindy Kirstein           Jane Hermans

                              Mike Lettier                                                

II.        AWARDS / PRESENTATIONS - None

III.              PUBLIC FORUM – NON-AGENDIZED TOWN RELATED MATTERS

Resident Charles Baxter, North St., spoke regarding the following issues 1) detention pond and Neenah dog park.  Administrator DeGrave stated these items are being explored  by Winnebago County and other municipalities  2) again questioned the drainage regarding the Green Valley ditch  3) Walkway T/Menasha, Waupaca trail.

 

Resident Robert McBriar, Baldwin Ct., spoke on the following issues: 

Ø      abandon cars behind 882 Valley Rd. and questioned why nothing has been done.  Chairman Tews instructed Admin. DeGrave to have Chief Weiss take care of this problem. 

Ø      The quality of the water does not taste well.  Supv. Handevidt said the warm water smell/taste is due to extreme heat- he has already talked to Jeff Roth about this.

Robert McBriar wants to hire a State Registered Civil Engr. and present the bill to the Board for payment.

Ø      Requested a public apology from Engr. Carl Sutter regarding comments at the 6/25 meeting.

Ø      Questioned Town Engr. 13.18 demolition permit at 882 Valley Rd. George Dearborn will check and report to Mr. McBrair via phone.

Ø      Questioned the size of the underground culvert on Teakwood St.

Ø      882 Valley Rd., weeds still there after he complained on 6/25.  President Tews felt we should take a look at this situation.

Ø      Mosquitos/insects, Mun. Code 8.02(d), George to look at and report back to Robert.

 

Resident Joe Trudell questioned the Bridgeview Garden roadway contraversy whereas, the Town failed to bill for the road construction since 1994.  Administrator DeGrave stated this issue was still in the investigative stage, however, the agreed upon payment from Bridgeview had been paid.

 

IV.      DISCUSSION ITEMS

V.                 OLD BUSINESS

VI.      NEW BUSINESS

A.                 010723-1: Expenditures

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

 

B.       010723-2: Budget Transfer - Telephone Accounts 

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

 

C.        010723-3: Budget Amendment – Department of Justice Funding for Police Training 

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

 

D.                010723-4: Award a Contract for a Facility and Employee Training Survey to Determine Department of Commerce Safety Compliance

MOTION: Supv. Jurgensen, second Supv. Barczak to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  A roll call vote was taken.  Supv. Barczak, Jurgensen and Handevidt, along with Chairman Tews, voted AYE, with Supv. Sprague being excused.

 

E.                 010723-5: Referendum Question to be Placed on Ballot for the April 2, 2002 Election

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

 

F.                 010723-6: Rezoning – Brookfield Manor Estates Tumblebrook Rd. & Tumblebrook Ct. (008-3857 through 008-3890)

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

 

G.                010723-7: Rezoning – Martenson & Eisele W. American Dr. & Irish Rd. (008-0206-03)

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

 

H.                010723-8: Preliminary Plat 1st Addition to High Plain Meadows Cold Spring Road (008-0169)         Chairman Tews passed the gavel to Supv. Jurgensen.

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

Supv. Jurgensen passed the gavel back to Chairman Tews.

 

I.                    010723-9: Preliminary Plat – James Christianson – Irish Rd. (008-0167) 

Resident Richard Kirstein, Irish Rd., questioned whether or not he would be forced to hook up to water/sewer.   Dir. Dearborn stated, as state law dictates, if the laterals were to be laid on his frontage, he would have 365 days to hook up.

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

 

J.         010723-10: Annual Mobile Home Licenses

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

 

VII.     ORDINANCES / POLICIES / AGREEMENTS

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

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

 

B.        010723-1:ORD AMENDING SECTION 16.03(6)(2) OF TOWN OF MENASHA MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO THE GENERAL FUND EQUITY

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

 

C.        010723-2:ORD AMEND TOWN OF MENASHA GENERAL CODE OF ORDINANCES

MOTION: Supv. Barczak, second Supv. Handevidt to waive the first and second reading and adopt the ordinance.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

VIII.           RESIGNATIONS / APPOINTMENTS

A.                010723-1:RES RESIGNATION – KIM GRANT  (CROSSING GUARD)

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

 

IX.               APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A.                 Regular Town Board Meeting – July 9, 2001             B.    Board of Review – July 14, 2001

C.        Special Town Board Meeting – July 18, 2001

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

 

X.                 CORRESPONDENCE

A.        Fire Department Monthly Activity Report – June 2001

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

 

XI.               REPORTS

A.          Town Administrator – Storm Water Utility

Admin. DeGrave illustrated a PowerPoint presentation stating the Town’s needs for drainage, using $456,000 as an example to include for the 2002 budget.  The method of payment may be determined at a later time.

 

He and town staff followed up neighborhood complaints regarding AC compressor.  It appeared the owner did not follow the conditional use agreement and is causing further water problems in the neighborhood.  This issue will be discussed again at the Aug. 13th board meeting.

 

B.        Town Attorney Greg Curtis - None

C.        Town Clerk Jeanne Krueger - None

D.        Town Board

1.     Barbara Barczak, Supv. #1 - None

2.     Robert Sprague, Supv. #2 – Excused

3.     Jerry Jurgensen, Supv. #3     1) stated the referendum question regarding the town’s name change, proposed for the upcoming April 12, 2002 Spring Election, would be up to the voters.

4.     Russ Handevidt, Supv. #4 - None

E.  Town Chairman Arden Tews  1) asked Chief Kiesow on the condition of former firefighter Leon Grundman.  Chief Kiesow stated Leon had to have his other leg amputated and is recuperating  2) expressed his high regard and satisfaction regarding job performance to Admin. DeGrave who celebrates one year with the Town of Menasha.

F.         Other Town Officials

Dir. of Comm. Dev., George Dearborn, commented on the dramatic increase in home permits being issued.

Dir. of Finance Myra Piergrossi  1) asked if there were any questions regarding the town’s Quarterly Report.  

Fire Chief Keith Kiesow  1) reported on FEMA reimbursement regarding the June 11th storm cleanup. (See attached handout). 2) received a 90/10% fire-act grant for training equipment.

 

Street Supt. Randy Gallow  1) requested the Board to approve $3,000.00 to pave the topside of the hill to permit  a second access.  In the contingency, 2 signatures are needed for an amount under $5,000.00 and is still within the building budget.  Consensus of the Board was that there was no problem with this.

 

XII.             ANNOUNCEMENTS – Same as on Agenda

XIII.           MOTIONS BY SUPERVISOR

XIV.         ADJOURNMENT

 

At 8:45 p.m., MOTION:  Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Barczak to adjourn the Regular Meeting of the Town Board of Supervisors.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jeanne Krueger, Certified Municipal Clerk, Town of Menasha