Town Board Approved 7/26/99

 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE

TOWN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Municipal Complex - Assembly Room

Monday, June 28 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 6:00 p.m. and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Clerk Sprague noted the roll as follows:

PRESENT:

Arden Tews, Town Chair Jeanne Krueger, Supervisor #1

Jerry Jurgensen, Supervisor #3 Carlene Sprague, Town Clerk

Carl Sutter, Town Engineer Jack Lemke, Town Attorney

Bogdan "Bob" Vitas, AdministratorGrace Vander Velden, Dir. of Finance

William Weiss, Police Chief George Dearborn, Dir. of Com. Dev.

Gaylene Nash, Asst. to Admin. Randy Gallow, Street Superintendent

EXCUSED:

Robert Sprague, Supervisor #2 Allen Nennig, Supervisor #4

ALSO PRESENT:

Brian Holz Larry Ruesch Karen Ruesch

Amy Vaclavik John Schaidler Russ Handevidt

Joe Trudell Mike Lettier

II. AWARDS/PRESENTATIONS – None

III. PUBLIC FORUM – NON-AGENDIZED TOWN RELATED MATTERS

Mr. Larry Ruesch, 1317 N. Lake Street complained to the Town Board in regarding the railroads blowing of train whistles at intersections in the Town. He requested that the Town Board establish an ordinance forbidding whistle blowing. ’m not a railroad lover, as you can plainly see, he stated. He stated that the City of Appleton is in the process of establishing an ordinance.

Supervisor Jurgensen stated that this issue was brought up several years ago. We were told that there was a difference between cities and towns and that, as a Town we could not pass a resolution against whistle blowing.

Administrator Vitas stated that he will look into this issue and report back to the Town Board.

Russ Handevidt stated that the railroad is following federal guidelines and will follow up with a report.

DISCUSSION ITEMS - None

OLD BUSINESS

A.990426-10: Bid Award – West American Drive Sanitary Sewer, Water Main & Storm Sewer Construction

MOTION: Supervisor Krueger, second Supervisor Jurgensen to refer this bid award until all documentation is received. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Sprague and Supervisor Nennig excused.

B. 990426-11: Bid Award – West American Drive Concrete Street Construction (Irish Rd to CTH "CB")

MOTION: Supervisor Krueger, second Supervisor Jurgensen to refer this bid award until all documentation is received. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Sprague and Supervisor Nennig excused.

C. 990614-19: Rescind Resolution 990510-2 and Adopt Intermunicipal Cooperation Agreement – Town of Menasha, Town of Neenah Sanitary District #3, Town of Neenah and Winnebago County

MOTION: Supervisor Krueger, second Supervisor Jurgensen to adopt this resolution and rescind resolution 990510-2 and adopt the Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Sprague and Supervisor Nennig excused.

It was the consensus of the Town Board to establish a time limit regarding the agreement. If there is no agreement by July 13, 1999, the Town will rescind the resolution.

Winnebago County Supervisor Schaidler stated that Winnebago County needs an agreement from the Town of Neenah, Town of Menasha and Sanitary District 3 to carry this forward to Winnebago County Planning and Zoning.

Supervisor Schaidler stated that if we are going to put this in the Winnebago County budget, we will need to have this resolved in the next few weeks. Much discussion ensued.

D. 990426-3: Rezoning – Richard Cleveland, 941 Appleton Road (008-1569, 1570)

MOTION: Supervisor Krueger, second Supervisor Jurgensen to adopt the resolution and approve the rezoning from B-2 to R-2. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Sprague and Supervisor Nennig excused.

E. 990426-4: Conditional Use Permit – Richard Cleveland, 941 Appleton, Road – (008-1569, 1570)

MOTION: Supervisor Krueger, second Supervisor Jurgensen to adopt the resolution and approve the conditional use permit as submitted. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Sprague and Supervisor Nennig excused.

NEW BUSINESS

A. 990628-1: Certified Survey Map – Miron Construction – Valley Road – (008-1485, 1488, 1490)

MOTION: Supervisor Krueger, second Supervisor Jurgensen to adopt the resolution and approve the certified survey map as submitted. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Sprague and Supervisor Nennig excused.

990628-2: Authorize Sale of Town Vehicle(s) - Police

MOTION: Supervisor Krueger, second Supervisor Jurgensen to adopt the resolution and approve the sale of Town Vehicles from the Police Dept. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Sprague and Supervisor Nennig excused..

C. 990628-3: Authorization to Purchase Fax Machine – Street/Park

MOTION: Supervisor Krueger, second Chairman Tews to adopt the resolution and authorize the purchase of the Fax Machine. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Sprague and Supervisor Nennig excused. Supervisor Jurgensen abstained.

D. 990628-4: Budget Transfer – Street/Park Fax Machine

MOTION: Supervisor Krueger, second Chairman Tews to refer this item to the next Town Board meeting. Motion carried 2 Yes, and Supervisor Jurgensen abstained. Supervisors Sprague and Nennig excused.

990628-5: Budget Transfer – Street Dept.

MOTION: Supervisor Jurgensen, second Supervisor Krueger to adopt the resolution and transfer $564.00 to purchase a replacement computer. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Sprague and Supervisor Nennig excused.

F. 990628-6: Insurance Authorization/Signal Lights

MOTION Supervisor Jurgensen, second Supervisor Krueger to adopt the resolution and authorize the Director of Finance to include the Town’s portion of the value of the signals in the "Statement of Values" with the Local Government Property Insurance Fund. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Sprague and Supervisor Nennig excused.

G. 990628-7: Annual Cigarette Licenses

MOTION: Supervisor Krueger, second Supervisor Jurgensen to adopt the resolution and approve the Annual Cigarette Licenses. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Sprague and Supervisor Nennig excused.

H. 990628-8: Annual Alcohol Beverage Licenses

MOTION: Supervisor Krueger, second Supervisor Jurgensen to adopt the resolution and approve the Annual Alcohol Beverage Licenses. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Sprague and Supervisor Nennig excused.

I. 990628-9: Agent Appointment – The Willow of Appleton, LLC

MOTION: Supervisor Krueger, second Supervisor Jurgensen to adopt this resolution and appoint Steven S. Dorn as agent for the Willow. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Sprague and Supervisor Nennig excused.

J. 990628-10: Annual Bowling License

MOTION: Supervisor Krueger, second Supervisor Jurgensen to adopt this resolution and approve the Annual Bowling License to Sabre Lanes. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Sprague and Supervisor Nennig excused.

K. 990628-11: Annual Amusement License

MOTION: Supervisor Jurgensen, second Supervisor Krueger to adopt this resolution and approve the Annual Amusement Licenses. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Sprague and Supervisor Nennig excused.

L. 990628-12: Expenditures

MOTION: Supervisor Jurgensen, second Chairman Tews to adopt this resolution and approve the expenditures with the exception of none. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Sprague and Supervisor Nennig excused.

VII. ORDINANCES

A. 990628-1:ORD An Ordinance Creating and Adding NEW Chapter 26 to the Town of Menasha Municipal Code – Truancy; Section 26.01 – Truancy and Habitual Truancy FIRST READING

MOTION: Supervisor Krueger, second Supervisor Jurgensen to accept the first reading of the Truancy Ordinance. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Sprague and Supervisor Nennig excused.

VIII. RESIGNATIONS/APPOINTMENTS

990628-1: RES Resignation Fire Fighter –

MOTION: Supervisor Krueger, second Supervisor Jurgensen to adopt this resolution and accept the resignation of Mark Hesselman. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Sprague and Supervisor Nennig excused.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A. Regular Town Board Meeting – 5/10/99

Board of Review – 5/10/99

Regular Town Board Meeting – 5/24/99

MOTION: Supervisor Jurgensen , second Chairman Tews to accept the minutes as submitted. Motion carried (2) Yes Jurgensen, Tews, and Supervisor Krueger abstained. Supervisor Sprague and Supervisor Nennig excused.

X. CORRESPONDENCE

Park Commission Meeting Minutes –5/26/99

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

XI. REPORTS

A. Bob Vitas, Town Administrator

a) Valley Gateway Development – Quarterly Report

Administrator Vitas gave his quarterly report involving Valley Gateway Development.

b) Police School Liaison Program

Administrator Vitas stated that he spoke to Superintendent Carlson regarding this issue. He requested direction from the Town Board to participate in discussions and meetings with the City of Menasha and School Board representing the Town regarding this program.

Chairman Tews stated that when Administrator Vitas found out when the meetings are scheduled, he would like two of the Town Board members to also participate.

It was the consensus of the Town Board to direct Administrator Vitas to pursue this issue.

B. Jack Lemke, Town Attorney

Attorney Lemke stated that there has been substantial progress regarding the Valley Gateway project.

C. Carlene Sprague, Town Clerk –

D. Town Board

Jeanne Krueger, Supervisor #1 – None

Robert Sprague, Supervisor #2 – Excused

Jerry Jurgensen, Supervisor #3

Supervisor Jurgensen stated that he received a call from a Town resident at 782 Fieldcrest who was concerned because her sump pump is running constantly. She also stated that there are weeds in the ditch and that need to be maintained.

Allen Nennig, Supervisor #4 – Excused

E. Arden Tews, Town Chairman

Chairman Tews reviewed the State Highway 47 sidewalk project. He asked for additional information regarding where the lines are located and how much would effect the Town.

Chairman Tews directed Administrator Vitas to draft a letter of concern from the Town Board to State Representatives regarding the revenue sharing loss, which will probably be approximately 1.2 million in industry. It will be difficult to budget when we are forced to accept this adjustment.

 F. Other Town Officials

Grace Vander Velden, Director of Finance – Grace Vander Velden reported to the Town Board regarding a budget amendment for the Winnebago County per Capita Grant Special Revenue Fund which will be brought back at the next Town Board meeting. She stated that the Town received dollars from the Town of Clayton and Town of Neenah.

George Dearborn, Director of Community Development – Director Dearborn responded to the Town Board with feedback regarding the State Highway 114 reconstruction and pedestrian trail. The meeting of June 14, 1999 was held and he discussed the results regarding the trail on this project. The State is willing to do this project with the Town Board’s support. The project will be 100% funded by the State.

Director Dearborn complimented Lori Jencks for her recent electrical certification which qualifies her as a Building Inspector.

Director Dearborn reported that there would be $3,200 which would be needed to replace the Town’s computer server. He stated that this is not a budgeted item for 1999, but it is a must to replace. It was the consensus on the Town Board to authorize George Dearborn to purchase a new server from the Town’s contingency computer budget. Supervisor Jurgensen and Chairman Tews were in approval. Supervisor Krueger did not respond.

Don Cox, Fire ChiefWilliam Weiss, Police ChiefMike Lettier, Police Commission – With nothing to report.

MOTIONS BY SUPERVISORS

At 7:40 p.m., MOTION: Supervisor Jurgensen, second Supervisor Krueger to adjourn into closed session pursuant to 19.85(e): Deliberating or negotiating the purchasing of public property, the investing of public funds, or conducting other specified public business, whenever competitive or bargaining reasons require a closed session. Pursuant to 19.85(2), the Town Board may reconvene into open session to act on any business discussed in closed session. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Sprague excused.

ANNOUNCEMENTS – Same as on Agenda

ADJOURNMENT

At 8:10 p.m., MOTION: Supervisor Krueger, second Supervisor Jurgensen to adjourn the regular meeting of the Town Board of Supervisors. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Sprague and Supervisor Nennig excused.

Respectfully submitted,

  

Carlene L. Sprague

Town Clerk