Town Board Approved July 12, 1999

 

SPECIAL MEETING OF THE

TOWN BOARDS OF SUPERVISORS

TOWN OF MENASHA

TOWN OF NEENAH

TOWN OF CLAYTON


TOWN OF MENASHA Fire Station #40

Thursday, May 27th, 1999

6:00 p.m.

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 6:00 P.M. p.m. and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Clerk Sprague noted the roll as follows:

PRESENT:

Arden Tews, Town Chair Jerry Jurgensen, Supervisor #3

Allen Nennig, Supervisor #4 Carlene Sprague, Town Clerk

Roger Clark, Town Attorney Bogdan "Bob" Vitas, Administrator

George Dearborn, Dir. of Com. Dev.Gaylene Nash, Asst. to Admin.

Randy Gallow, Street Superintendent

EXCUSED: Supervisor #1 Krueger, and Supervisor #2 Sprague

ALSO PRESENT:

Arden Eckstein, Spr Town of Clayton,

Steve Spanbauer, Chr. Town of Neenah

Arden Schroeder, Chr Town of Clayton

Harry Sturgis Town of Neenah

Nick Vande Hey McMahon Assoc

Armand Linzmeyer, Spr 2 Town of Neenah

David Eisele Martenson & Eisele

II. STORM WATER MANAGEMENT

Chairman Tews stated that the purpose of this meeting is for the 3 Township’s to get together and talk about storm water management.

Chairman Tews introduced Attorney Roger Clark, who mediated an agreement between Combined Locks and the neighboring communities.

Attorney Clark introduced himself as a Town of Menasha resident and provided the Town Board’s with an overview of his qualifications as a Municipal Attorney.

Attorney Clark stated that the current law involves reasonable use. He addressed the formation of the Town of Menasha West – Grand Chute Sewage Commission. He stated that the system is supported by equivalent run off units. Everybody contributes. The more run off that you create, the larger the contribution. The goal of this meeting is to reach an agreement between the municipalities and create a Joint Commission.

Nick Vande Hey, representing Mc Mahon Associates and the Town of Menasha provided a map of drainage along Garners Creek Communities Storm Water Utility. Also, a letter was presented by the Town of Menasha Engineer, Carl Sutter, describing the cost of drainage projects that occurred in the Town of Menasha where the original flow occurred outside of the Town.

(See Attached)

Much discussion ensued.

Town of Clayton, Chairman Arden Schroeder, invited the Town of Menasha to a meeting regarding storm water management at the Coughlin Building with the Dept. of Natural Resources on June 23rd.

Chairman Tews asked the other Supervisors of the other municipalities present, if they were interested in future meetings to discuss this issue.

Chairman Steve Spanbauer, and Supervisor Armand Linzmeyer representing the Town of Neenah stated that they were in agreement.

Street Superintendent Randy Gallow encouraged all municipalities to work toward an agreement. He suggested inviting Winnebago County to become involved.

Chairman Arden Schroeder, Town of Clayton stated that his municipality is currently involved an agreement on storm water management in regards to a slough with the Town of Neenah, Town of Vinland and the City of Neenah. He stated that the Town of Clayton was interested in pursuing a storm water management agreement with the Town of Menasha, but would like to postpone entering into further agreements until the agreement was completed regarding these Municipalities.

 

Chairman Tews questioned the progress on these current agreements?

Chairman Steve Spanbauer stated that the Town of Clayton, Town of Neenah, Town of Vinland and City of Neenah have agreed to hiring an independent firm to study this issue and determine the degree that each municipality would need to contribute.

Chairman Tews thanked Attorney Roger Clark for his contribution to this meeting. Chairman Tews then asked the Town’s of Neenah and Clayton when they would like to schedule another meeting.

Chairman Arden Schroeder stated that he would like it to be in the fall. They are currently having 2 meetings per month with the Towns of Neenah, Vinland, and Clayton and the City of Neenah.

 

III. ADJOURNMENT

At 7:27 p.m., it was the consensus of the Town Board’s to adjourn.

Respectfully submitted,

Carlene L. Sprague

Town Clerk