Submitted for Approval Aug. 26, 2002

 

TOWN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

REGULAR MEETING

Municipal Complex - Assembly Room

Monday, August 12, 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 Hanson, Supervisor #1           

Jerry Jurgensen, Supervisor #3                                 Rod McCants, Police Chief

Russ Handevidt, Supervisor #4                                  Keith Kiesow, Fire Chief

Jeanne Krueger, Town Clerk                                      Lee Reibold, Town Engineer

Jeff Smith, Associate Planner                                     Lori Jencks, Bldg. Inspector

Greg Curtis, Town Attorney                                        Randy Gallow, Street Supt.

George Dearborn, Com. Dev.Dir./Interim Admin.     Richard Eiberger, Assessor      

 

EXCUSED: Robert Sprague, Supervisor #2,             Myra Piergrossi, Dir. of Finance          

ALSO PRESENT:      Pat Gambsky             Len Kachinsky                  Rollie Ritchie

Joe Trudell                Kay Burroughs          Wendy Dearborn              Steve Malsavage

Robert Francart        Mike Lettier               Bob Liedl                           Joan McCants

David Watters           Jodi Watters

 

II.        AWARDS / PRESENTATIONS

a)                 Swearing in of Police Chief McCants:  Town Clerk Jeanne Krueger administered

the Oath of Office to newly appointed Chief of Police Rod McCants.  Chief McCants was congratulated by the town board members, town staff and townspeople.

 

b)                 Overview of the Re-accreditation Process:  

Major James Carmody, Port Huron, MI along with CALERA assessors, James Jeepson and Chas. Baker, presented an overview of the CALERA recertification process and invited the public to attend tomorrow evening at 6:00 p.m. for the Public Hearing. 

 

Town Chairman Tews presented Comm. Dev. Dir. George Dearborn with a Certificate of Appreciation for obtaining his AICP.  Congrats were expressed by all.

 

III.       PUBLIC FORUM – NON-AGENDIZED TOWN RELATED MATTERS

Night at the Movies Video store owner, Paul Dahms, expressed his irritation regarding the recent letter he received stating he was not in compliance with the town’s site plan and conditional use ordinance.  He presented several photos taken (attached) that he felt were in more severe violation than his property.

 

Municipal Judge Leonard Kachinsky presented a letter to the town board regarding his leave of absence to attend the Army Reserve.  (See attached).

 

IV.      DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

V.       OLD BUSINESS

           

VI.      NEW BUSINESS

a)       020812-1: Expenditures

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

 

b)       020812-2:  Street Vacation – Pages Point

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

 

c)         020812-3:  Release of Funds from Spending Delays – Purchase of Guns

WITHDRAWN per request of Police Chief McCants citing bids will not be publicly opened until Aug. 15th

 

d)       020812-4:  Out-of-State Training – Fire Academy

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

 

e)       020812-5: Combining Wards for the Fall Primary Election

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

 

f)        020812-6: Establish Polling Places for the Fall Primary Election

MOTION: Supv. Jurgensen, second Supv. Handevidt to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  MOTION failed on a 2-2 vote with Supv. Handevidt and Chairman Tews voting NAY and Supvs. Jurgensen & Hanson voting AYE.

 

After discussion, MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Jurgensen to reconsider.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

After further discussion, MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Jurgensen to approve as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

g)       020812-7: Individual Amusement Licenses – Tri County Ice Arena

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

 

h)       020812-8: Two-Year Bartender Licenses Issued

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

 

 

 

 

i)        020812-9: Compensation for Acting Administrator

MOTION: Supv. Jurgensen, second Chairman Tews to adopt to approve as submitted.  Motion carried on a 3-1 vote with Supv. Handevidt voting NAY citing Dept. Heads, from time to time, are expected to carry out extra duties as a part of being salaried personnel.

 

j)          020812-10: No Parking on Old Manitowoc Road

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Hanson to approve the resolution as submitted.

 

Res. Kay Burroughs presented a petition of residents on Manitowoc Rd. regarding the “No Parking” situation.

 

After discussion, MOTION:  Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Jurgensen to AMEND adding “contingent upon approval by the City of Menasha Council members”.   Motion carried unanimously on the amendment.

 

Now comes forward the original motion whereas the board members voted unanimously for approval.

 

VII.     ORDINANCES / POLICIES / AGREEMENTS

 

VIII.    RESIGNATIONS / APPOINTMENTS

a)       020812-1:RES Paid on Call Firefighter – Captain Brian Luther

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Jurgensen to accept the retirement/ resignation as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

b)       020812-2:RES Communications Technician - Grissman

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

 

c)       020812-3:RES Paid on Call Firefighter - Polakowski

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

 

d)        020812-4:APPT Paid on Call Firefighter, Station #40 - Selwitschka

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

 

e)         020812-5:APPT Paid on Call Firefighter, Station #40 - Malsavage

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Hanson to accept the appointment as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 
IX.      APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a)       Closed Session Meeting of the Town Board – February 28, 2002

b)       Closed Session Meeting of the Town Board – March 5, 2002

c)         Closed Session Meeting of the Town Board – March 11, 2002

d)        Closed Session Meeting of the Town Board – March 25, 2002

e)         Closed Session Meeting of the Town Board – April 2, 2002

f)          Closed Session Meeting of the Town Board – July 13, 2002

g)        Regular Town Board Meeting – July 22, 2002

 

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

 

X.       CORRESPONDENCE

a)         Fireline – August 2002          

b)        Fire Department Monthly Activity Report – June 2002

 

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

 

XI.      REPORTS

a)       Town Administrator

b)        Town Attorney Greg Curtis  1) commended Supv.  Hanson on her efforts in the collection of delinquent Personal Property taxes owed the Town.

c)         Town Clerk Jeanne Krueger 1) also commended Supv. Hanson for effort and time spent trying to collect back taxes.

d)        Town Board

 

e)         Town Chairman Arden Tews  1) received a complaint from a resident regarding a Superior Services employee that hung up on a resident.  After further discussion, it was noted the resident was using foul and obscene language to the Superior employee.

2) visited Cellutissue (nee: American Tissue) to welcome the new managers;  3) Street Supt. Gallow and Eng. Reibold  will be reporting to the board options for the George St. drainage problem;  4) town engineer, Lee Reibold will be starting a study on the Pomer Way/Lakeshore Dr. cross culvert problem.

f)          Other Town Officials

Assessor Richard Eiberger   1) Presented a schedule to the town board to attend a workshop for the 2002 Municipal Assessor’s Institute with a two-night stay in Green Bay plus $100.00 for expenses for another speaker for a class he is instructing (see attached).

 

MOTION: Supv. Jurgensen, seconded by Chairman Tews to approve the over-night stay and the $100.00 speaker expense.  Motion carried 3-1 with Supv. Handevidt voting NAY stating he did not feel the taxpayers should be burdened with expenses that the Assessor’s Institute should be paying and also stated he would not give his approval for over night stays in Green Bay as it did not meet criteria decided upon by the board.  

Fire Chief Kiesow:  1) informed the board members of the proposed Zimmerman survey/study regarding future expansions and/or buildings to serve the town in the coming years as growth continues.  Chief Kiesow will also obtain information from other companies.

Street Supt. Gallow – 1) update on the town’s overlay program;  2) requested board approval for the purchase of a $2,500.00 5-ton trailer in lieu of the laser level he had budgeted.  Board members requested he prepare a resolution for the 8/26 meeting.

 

XII.       ANNOUNCEMENTS – Meetings are subject to change.  Please verify a meeting, location and time by contacting the Municipal Office.

 

XIII.     MOTIONS BY SUPERVISOR

At 7:50 p.m. MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Jurgensen to convene into closed session pursuant 19.85(1)(g) of the WI State Statutes; 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 review open records request.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION:  Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Jurgensen to make disclosures, after notification to the former town administrator, to requests 3 and 4 to Peter Maller, reporter for the Milw. Journal Sentinel and not to make disclosures to request numbers 1 and 2 for the following reasons:  1) public interest is out-weighed by the potential harm that may be caused to people; 2) information requested involved past personnel records of a town employee; 3) information requested is of a private nature and disclosure may unfairly implicate other employees; 4) disclosure may have an adverse effect on people being willing to accept positions in the t/Menasha; 5) disclosure of these past incidences would serve no useful purpose as Mr. DeGrave was an at-will employee.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

At 8:52 p.m., MOTION Supv. Hanson, second Supv. Handevidt to reconvene into open session pursuant to 19.85(2) of the WI State Statutes; the Town Board will reconvene into open session to act on any business discussed in closed session.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

XIV.    ADJOURNMENT

At 9:00 p.m., MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Jurgensen to adjourn the Regular Meeting of the Town Board of Supervisors.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jeanne Krueger, Certified Municipal Clerk

Town of Menasha