Town Board Approved January 24, 2000

REGULAR MEETING OF THE

TOWN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Municipal Complex - Assembly Room

Monday, December 6, 1999


MINUTES

Agendas with resolutions were posted at the Municipal Complex, Fire Station 40, Utility District, 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

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

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

Gaylene Nash, Asst. to Admin. Don Cox, Fire Chief

William Weiss, Police Chief Myra Piergrossi, Principal Accts Mgr.

ALSO PRESENT:

Janet Gollnick Janet Vosberg Joe Trudell Jim Fletcher

II. AWARDS/PRESENTATIONS –

A. Y2K Status Report - Chief Cox/Myra Piergrossi

Myra Piergrossi, Principal Accounts Manager presented an update regarding the Town's status on Y2K for the year 2000. (A report is available in the original minute book).

Don Cox, Fire Chief presented the Emergency Operations Team, who will be on call for December 31, 1999 in the event of any problems. He also presented the EOC (Emergency Operations Center) and the systems that are in place. He stated that they are taking an "All Hazards Approach".

There is also information in the Town's newsletter, "The Bridge", regarding this issue.

B. Hwy. 47 Sidewalk Project - George Dearborn

George Dearborn, Community Development Director and Janet Vosberg of Omni Associates presented the status of the Hwy. 47 sidewalk project along Appleton and Midway Roads. (A report copy is available from the original minute book.)

It was stated that the Department of Transportation is going to reconstruct Hwy. 47 in 3 - 4 years. If the Town pays for the construction of this sidewalk in the Spring, the project would need to be reconstructed after the Department of Transportation completes the highway plans in the year 2004.

The Town Board questions why they should support this project if it needs to be reconstructed in 3 - 4 years.

  1. PUBLIC FORUM – NON-AGENDIZED TOWN RELATED MATTERS

Janet Gollnick, representing Nicolet Lumber, stated that there is an engineering problem with Christopher Drive and is requesting a variance from the Town and to have the Town accept it as a public roadway dedication.

Administrator Vitas stated that it's a design issue. The final project, from a construction stand point, does not meet the Town's specification standards.

Carl Sutter, Town Engineer stated that the storm sewer is in the center of the roadway. He made it very clear before the road was constructed that this would not meet the Town's standards.

Janet Gollnick stated that the project was approved and the building started. She would like to find a way to work a compromise other than to tear up the road and start over. She stated that they were hoping to find some middle ground regarding this issue.

Chairman Tews directed staff to review this request and report back in 30 days.

Jim Fletcher, representing Valley Gateway presented an update regarding development. He stated that they have 11 Letters of Intent regarding businesses for the retail center.

  1. DISCUSSION ITEMS

  1. OLD BUSINESS

  1. NEW BUSINESS

A. 991206:1 Reconsideration of Variance - Terry & Angie Kuehl - 160 Riverview Court (008-1065)

George Dearborn, Director of Community Development stated that the County Ordinance should be amended for older properties.

Chairman Tews directed staff to send a letter to the County signed by the Town Board requesting approval of this variance.

MOTION: Supervisor Krueger, second Supervisor Nennig to adopt the resolution and recommends the Board of Adjustment allow for a special exception of variance for Terry & Angie Kuehl from 7/10 feet to 7/7 feet due to the minimal difference in the required side yard setback. Motion carried unanimously.

B. 991206:2 Winnebago County Consideration - Memorial to John Mulroy, CB Trail

MOTION: Supervisor Krueger, second Supervisor Sprague to adopt the resolution and recommend the Winnebago County Board of Supervisors dedicate the bridge overpass of the CB Trail to the "John Mulroy Memorial Bridge". Motion carried unanimously.

C. 991206:3 Set Year 2000 Medical Insurance Rates

MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Jurgensen to adopt the resolution and approve the insurance contract between the Town of Menasha and Blue Cross/Blue Shield at the rates stated for twelve months beginning January 1, 2000. Motion carried unanimously.

D. 991206:4 Set Year 2000 Dental Insurance Rates

MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Krueger to adopt the resolution and approve the dental insurance contract between the Town of Menasha and Blue Cross/Blue Shield at the rates stated for twelve months beginning January 1, 2000. Motion carried unanimously.

E. 991206:5 Expenditures

MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Nennig to adopt the resolution and approve the expenditures with the exception of (none). Motion carried unanimously.

 VII. ORDINANCES

VIII. RESIGNATIONS/APPOINTMENTS

IX. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

  1. Public Hearing – 10/25/99 - Jameson Street

  2. Public Hearing - 10/25/99 - Sell Drive

MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Jurgensen to accept the minutes as submitted. Motion carried unanimously.

X. CORRESPONDENCE

  1. Park Commission Meeting Minutes – 10/22

  2. Municipal Court Report 10/99

  3. FireLine 12/99

  4. Fire Dept Monthly Report 11/99

  5. Building Report 11/99

MOTION: Supervisor Krueger, second Supervisor Nennig to accept the correspondence for filing. Motion carried unanimously.

XI. REPORTS

A. Town Administrator

1) Valley Gateway Development - Report provided by Jim Fletcher representing Valley Gateway.

2) Citizen Satisfaction Survey

Administrator Vitas provided an overview of the Town of Menasha Citizen Satisfaction Survey. The data tabulation was completed by Administrative Aide Gaylene Nash. He stated that overall, a healthy report card was presented by Town Residents. (A copy is available in the original minute book).

Supervisor Nennig noted that a lot of comments were expressed about Cold Spring Road on the survey.

Supervisor Jurgensen also noted that there were a lot of requests for a grocery store on the west side of Town.

B. Town AttorneyNone

C. Town Clerk – None

D. Town Board - No report

E. Town Chairman - None

F. Other Town Officials

George Dearborn, Director of Community Development

1) Outagamie County Airport Overlay Zoning

Director Dearborn reported regarding the Outagamie County Airport Overlay Zoning.

Grace Vander Velden, Director of Finance – None

Don Cox, Fire Chief – Chief Cox stated that recently a young preschooler dialed 911 for her mother who fainted and needed help. She received training for emergencies by attending a program taught by the Town of Menasha Fire Department Administrative Assistant Sue Englebert. He suggested that the child be recognized by the Town Board for her actions.

Chief Cox also made the Town Board aware that the Town of Menasha Santa Float would begin delivering candy throughout the Town beginning next week.

William Weiss, Police ChiefNone

Mike Lettier, Police CommissionNone

 MOTIONS BY SUPERVISORS

At 7:22 p.m., MOTION: Supervisor Krueger, second Supervisor Nennig to adjourn into closed session pursuant to 19.85(c) of the Wisconsin State Statutes; considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employe over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility. 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.

  1. ANNOUNCEMENTS – Same as on Agenda
  2. ADJOURNMENT

At 7:50 p.m., MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Chairman Tews to adjourn the regular meeting of the Town Board of Supervisors. Motion carried unanimously.

Respectfully submitted, Carlene L. Sprague Town Clerk