Submitted for Town Board Approval Mar. 11, 2002

 

TOWN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

REGULAR MEETING

Municipal Complex - Assembly Room

Monday, February 25, 2002

 

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. 

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

Patrick DeGrave, Administrator                                  Richard Eiberger, Assessor

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

George Dearborn, Dir. of Com. Dev.                         Rod McCants, Deputy Police Chief

Randy Gallow, Street Supt.

 

ALSO PRESENT: Barb Heeter      Robert Francert   Joe Trudell   Jane Isaac    Mike Barth

Mike Lettier          Javis Briski       Mike King/Post-Crescent                 

 

II.        AWARDS / PRESENTATIONS

                                               

III.       PUBLIC FORUM – NON-AGENDIZED TOWN RELATED MATTERS

Resident Joe Trudell commended Adm. DeGrave on the Post-Crescent article regarding budget cuts.

 

IV.      DISCUSSION ITEMS

a)         Process for Appointing Members to Commissions and Committees

Discussion ensured regarding the process of advertising and appointing members for

the town’s various commissions and committees.  Supv. Handevidt felt that all town

citizens should be given a chance to participate and contribute to these bodies of town

government.  Adm. DeGrave stated both committee and commissions would be placed

in The Bridge and notification of upcoming vacancies.  Supv. Handevidt also stated,

when appropriate, the ad should also appear in the Post-Crescent.

 

b)        Processing Change Orders

Adm. DeGrave will prepare a resolution regarding policy for any project change orders implementing a more orderly and informative process and following a chain of command.

 

c)         Fiscal Year Spending Delays

Adm. DeGrave prepared a list of budget cuts, totaling $641,747.00, to be placed on hold

due to proposed shared revenue reductions and/or cuts being anticipated by Gov.

McCallum.  He will prepare a resolution for the 3/11 meeting. (see attached)

V.       OLD BUSINESS

VI.      NEW BUSINESS

 

a)       020225-1: Expenditures

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

 

b)       020225-2:  Opposing Governor McCallum’s Budget Repair Bill

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

 

c)         020225-3:  Recommendation for Business of the Year 2002 Recipient

MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Jurgensen to adopt to approve the recommendation of the Individual/Business of the Year Committee to name MIRON CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC. as the 2002 recipient for business of the year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

d)       020225-4:  Recommendation for Individual of the Year 2002 Recipient

MOTION: Supv. Jurgensen, second Supv. Sprague to adopt to approve the recommendation of the Individual/Business of the Year Committee to name HAROLD A. CLIFFORD as the 2002 recipient for the individual of the year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

e)       020225-5: Variance – Stapel – 1580 Lakeshore Drive

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

 

f)        020225-6: Preliminary Plat – Shady Springs Estates VI

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

 

VII.     ORDINANCES / POLICIES / AGREEMENTS

a)         020211-1:ORD  Creating Section 9.22 Records Retention and Destruction

SECOND READING AND ADOPTION

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

 

b)        020225-1:ORD  Amending Chapter 13.11(1) Mobile Home Parks

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

 

VIII.    RESIGNATIONS / APPOINTMENTS

a)       020225-1:TERM  Termination of Paid-on-Call Firefighter Bahr

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

 

IX.      APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a)       Regular Town Board Meeting –  February 11, 2002

MOTION:  Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Barczak to accept the minutes as submitted.  Motion carried, with Supvs. Jurgensen and Sprague abstaining due to absence.

 

X.       CORRESPONDENCE

a)         Fire Department – Monthly Activity Report – January 2002

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

 

XI.      REPORTS

a)       Town Administrator Patrick DeGrave

b)        Town Attorney Greg Curtis

c)         Town Clerk Jeanne Krueger

d)        Town Board

Barbara Barczak, Supv. #1   1) questioned the proposed rezoning of a portion of High Plain Meadows from single to multi-family.  Dir. Dearborn stated this issue has been placed on the next Planning Commission agenda.

Robert Sprague, Supv. #2

Jerry Jurgensen, Supv. #3  1) persuaded board members to encourage all town of Menasha residents to vote on the April 2nd Spring Election where the referendum for the town’s name change will appear on the ballot.

Russ Handevidt, Supv. #4

e)         Town Chairman Arden Tews  1) attended the town of Grand Chute’s open house Sunday predicting that approx. 500 guests were present.

 

f)          Other Town Officials

Dir. of Comm. Dev., George Dearborn  1) stated radon kits are available in Com. Dev. Dept. for a cost of $2.00.   2) update on the monthly meetings he attends at Winnebago County for reviewing and providing input for Winnebago County’s Comprehensive Plan. 

3) update on the town’s Comp. Plan and stated this information is also available on the town’s website.

Dir. of Finance Myra Piergrossi  1) reported that the town’s audit is still in progress, and will have a rough draft prepared for the 3/18 board meeting.

Fire Chief Keith Kiesow

Police Chief William Weiss

Mike Lettier-President, Police Commission  1) requested Crime Stoppers logo and phone number to be placed in the Bridge.

XII.       ANNOUNCEMENTS – Same as on Agenda

XIII.     MOTIONS BY SUPERVISOR

XIV.    ADJOURNMENT

At 6:52 p.m., MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Handevidt to adjourn the Regular Meeting of the Town Board of Supervisors.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jeanne Krueger, Certified Municipal Clerk

Town of Menasha