Submitted for Town Board Approval - 01/25/99

 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE

TOWN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Municipal Complex - Assembly Room

Monday, January 11, 1999

 

MINUTES


Agendas with resolutions were posted at the Municipal Complex, Fire Station 40, Sanitary District No. 4, Appleton Public Library, Menasha Public Library, and Neenah Public Library.

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 6:03 p.m. and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Clerk Sprague noted the roll as follows:

PRESENT:

Arden Tews, Town Chair Bob Sprague, Supervisor #2

Jerry Jurgensen, Supervisor #3 Allen Nennig, Supervisor #4

Carlene Sprague, Town Clerk Carl Sutter, Town Engineer

John Claypool, Town Attorney Bogdan "Bob" Vitas, Administrator

Grace Vander Velden, Dir. of Finance George Dearborn, Dir. of Com. Dev.

Gaylene Nash, Asst. to Admin. William Weiss, Police Chief

Don Cox, Fire Chief

EXCUSED:

Jeanne Krueger, Supervisor #1

ALSO PRESENT:

Russ Handevidt Robert Francart

 

AWARDS/PRESENTATIONS – None

 

PUBLIC FORUM – NON-AGENDIZED TOWN RELATED MATTERS – None

 

DISCUSSION ITEMS – None

 

OLD BUSINESS – None

 

NEW BUSINESS

A. 990111-1: Street Light Request – Wisconsin Tissue

MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Nennig to approve the request of Wisconsin Tissue for placement of a street light at the entrance to their employee parking lot for safety concerns. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Krueger excused.

990111-2: Appoint Fox Cities Transit Commissioner

MOTION: Supervisor Jurgensen, second Supervisor Sprague to approve the appointment of Bogdan "Bob" Vitas as the Town of Menasha’s representative on the Fox Cities Transit Commission, with Gaylene Nash as the alternate. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Krueger excused.

C. 990111-3: Replacement Pumper – Fire Department

MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Jurgensen to approve the purchase of a replacement Pumper Truck for the Fire Department from Pierce Manufacturing at a cost of $198,942. Chairman Tews called for a roll call vote. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Krueger excused.

D. 990111-4: Explorer Program – Fire Department

MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Nennig to approve the participation of the Town of Menasha’s Fire Department in the Explorer Program and execute said "Annual Memorandum of Understanding" commencing the 12th of January 1999, and expiring the 12th of January, 2000. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Krueger excused.

990111-5: Establish Polling Places for the 04/06/99 Spring Election

MOTION: Supervisor Nennig, second Supervisor Sprague to establish the polling places for the April 6, 1999 Spring Election as indicated on the resolution. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Krueger excused.

F. 990111-6: Rescind Resolution #981207-2 – Set Public Hearing, Preliminary Special Assessment Construction of Highland Park Road and Delta Drive Extension

MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Jurgensen to rescind resolution #981207-2. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Krueger excused.

G. 990111-7: Expenditures

MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Jurgensen to approve the expenditures with the exception of none. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Krueger excused.

 

VII. ORDINANCES

A. 990111-1:ORD An Ordinance to Recodify the Municipal Code of the Town of Menasha as to All New, Amending and Repealing Ordinances Adopted in the Year 1998, and All Years Preceding 1998, and All Ordinances Adopted, Amended or Repealed to Date FIRST READING

MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Nennig to accept the first reading of the ordinance. Motion carried on a vote of 3-1, with Supervisor Krueger excused. Jurgensen, Nennig and Tews voted YES. Sprague voted NO.

 

VIII. RESIGNATIONS/APPOINTMENTS

A. Appointment – Fire Fighter

MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Jurgensen to approve the appointment of Dean Derouso to the position of paid-on-call fire fighter with Station #41, effective January 12, 1999. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Krueger excused.

B. Appointment – Fire Fighter

MOTION: Supervisor Nennig, second Supervisor Jurgensen to approve the appointment of David Neuber to the position of paid-on-call fire fighter with Station #41, effective January 12, 1999. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Krueger excused.

C. Appointment – Police Communication Technician I

MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Jurgensen to approve the appointment of Cortney Grissman to the position of Police Communication Technician I, effective January 12, 1999, contingent upon successful completion of the drug screening test. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Krueger excused.

 

IX. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Regular Town Board Meeting – 10/12/98

Regular Town Board Meeting – 10/26/98

Special Town Board Meeting – 11/02/98

Special Budget Meeting – 11/04/98

Regular Town Board Meeting – 11/09/98

Special Budget Meeting – 11/10/98

Special Town Board Meeting – 11/11/98

Special Town Board Meeting – 11/16/98

Public Hearing – 11/23/98

Regular Town Board Meeting – 11/23/98

Public Hearing – 12/07/98

Regular Town Board Meeting – 12/07/98

Public Hearing – 12/21/98

Regular Town Board Meeting – 12/21/98

MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Jurgensen to accept the minutes as submitted, with the exception of correcting the 12/07/98 Regular Town Board Minutes "X. Correspondence" to read, "MOTION: Supervisor Jurgensen, second Supervisor Krueger to accept the correspondence for filing. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Sprague and Supervisor Nennig excused".

Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Krueger excused.

 

X. CORRESPONDENCE

Fireline – 01/01/99

Building Report – 12/98

Building Report – Year End 1998

Fire Department Report – 12/98

MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Jurgensen to accept the correspondence for filing. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Krueger excused.

 

XI. REPORTS

A. Bob Vitas, Town Administrator

1. Valley Gateway Development Project

Administrator Vitas updated the Board in regard to a meeting he recently attending with Valley Gateway Development.

Administrator Vitas reported to the Board regarding meetings he has scheduled with the City of Appleton, City of Neenah, and Town of Neenah in reference to the formation of the Utility District.

A report regarding the 1999 Fiscal Year Budget Comparison for the Town of Menasha and the Sanitary District were distributed and presented to the Board by Administrator Vitas.

B. John Claypool, Town Attorney

Attorney Claypool reported on a complaint regarding a violation of a records request from the Police Department for Urban Hubert.

C. Carlene Sprague, Town Clerk

Clerk Sprague informed the Board of an issue regarding Kevin Parman, who is running for Sanitary District No. 4 Commissioner.

D. Town Board

Jeanne Krueger, Supervisor #1 – Excused

Robert Sprague, Supervisor #2 – No Report

Jerry Jurgensen, Supervisor #3 – No Report

 

 

Allen Nennig, Supervisor #4

Supervisor Nennig stated that for safety reasons, he believes that a street light is needed at Green Bay Road and Winchester Road.

E. Arden Tews, Town Chairman – No Report

F. Other Town Officials

Grace Vander Velden, Director of Finance

Director Vander Velden reported to the Board that 36½% of the total property taxes have been collected at this time. The new tax collection software has been working well also.

Director Vander Velden reported that the Town has received the "GRATE Award" for financial reporting.

George Dearborn, Director of Community Development

Director Dearborn reported on the positive impact of the pending construction of West American Drive.

Director Dearborn reported to the Board regarding the compliance of the Town’s comprehensive plan with East Central Planning Commission.

Donald Cox, Fire Chief

Chief Cox stated that Leon Grundman has been named the Fire Department Volunteer of the Year. Mr. Grundman has served for 40 years as a volunteer on the Town of Menasha Fire Department.

 

XII. MOTIONS BY SUPERVISORS – None

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS – Same as on Agenda

 

ADJOURNMENT

At 6:42 p.m., MOTION: Supervisor Jurgensen, second Supervisor Sprague to adjourn the regular meeting of the Town Board of Supervisors. Motion carried unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Carlene Sprague

Town Clerk