Submitted for Approval Mar. 25, 2002

 

UTILITY DISTRICT COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING

Municipal Complex - Assembly Room

Monday, March 11, 2002

 

MINUTES

 

I.        CALL TO ORDER, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND ROLL CALL

President Arden Tews called the Regular Meeting of Utility District Commissioners to order at 5:00 p.m. and led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Utility District Secretary, Jeanne Krueger noted the roll as follows:

 

PRESENT: Arden Tews, President                   Barbara Barczak, Commissioner #1

Robert Sprague, Commissioner #2                   Russ Handevidt, Commissioner #4

Jeanne Krueger, Utility Dist. Secretary             Brad Werner, Town Engineer

Rod McCants, Dep. Police Chief                       Steve Laabs, Util. Dist. Wastewater Supt.

Myra Piergrossi, Dir. of Finance                        George Dearborn, Dir. of Com. Dev.

Jeff Roth, Utility District Water Supt.                Paula Pagel, U. D. Mgr./Dep. Treas.

 

EXCUSED: Patrick DeGrave, Administrator                    Jerry Jurgensen, Commissioner #3

 

II.         PUBLIC DISCUSSION-NON-AGENDIZED UTILITY DISTRICT RELATED MATTERS
III.        DISCUSSION ITEMS
IV.       OLD BUSINESS
V.       NEW BUSINESS
a)         020311-1:UD  Expenditures

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

 

b)       020311-2:UD  Bid Award 2002 4X4 Pickup Truck for Wastewater Dept.

MOTION: Comm. Handevidt, second Comm. Sprague to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  On roll call, Supvs. Barczak, Sprague, Handevidt and Chairman Tews voted AYE.  Comm. Jurgensen was excused.

 
VI.       ORDINANCES
VII.      RESIGNATIONS / APPOINTMENTS
 
VIII.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES
a)       Regular Utility District Meeting – February 25, 2002

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

 
IX.      CORRESPONDENCE
X.       REPORTS

a)       Town Administrator Patrick DeGrave - excused

b)       Engineer Brad Warner   1) Brighton Beach lift station up and running with restorations scheduled for spring;  2) stated water main relay bids (for Haase and Southwood Dr.) have been advertised with bid opening on April 5th at 2:00 p.m. and awards given at the March 25th Bd. Mtg.

 

c)        Water Supt. Jeff Roth  1) stated bid opening for the new van replacement will take place March 28th;  2) Plant #3 startup date at the end of the month.

 

d)        Wastewater Supt. Steve Laabs  1) revisit SCA for back-up plan due to spillages of untreated wastewater into storm sewer catch basin;  2) facility inspections of Fox Valley DHIA and AccuPak;  3) update on manhole inspections;  3) ordering backup replacement generator for Stroebe Island Lift Station, and a new generator for Foster St. Lift Station

 

e)        Commissioners

·           Comm. Barczak

·           Comm. Sprague

·           Comm. Jurgensen - excused

·           Comm. Handevidt  

 

f)        Comm. President Tews questioned public fire protection charges.  U.D.  Mgr. Paula Pagel stated charges were pro-rated in May at $2.21 and after May at $6.63.  She further explained public fire protection is a guaranteed proper flow of water to provide fire protection for their customers and based on the number of hydrants.  Charges are being phased out from the property tax bills and phased in on the utility bills thus making the utility bill higher and the tax bill lower.  The PSC figures all charges, sets rates, and meter size throughout the entire district.  Ms. Pagel stated phone calls should be referred to her office and she would be happy to explain any questions regarding the PSC rates.

 

g)       Other Town Officials

XI.       MOTIONS BY COMMISSIONERS
XII.      ANNOUNCEMENTS – Same as agenda.
XIII.     ADJOURNMENT

At 5:17 p.m., MOTION:  Comm. Sprague, second Comm. Handevidt to adjourn the Regular Meeting of the Utility District of Commissioners.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jeanne Krueger

Utility District Secretary, Town of Menasha