Submitted for Town Board Approval, October 9, 2000

REGULAR MEETING OF THE

TOWN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Municipal Complex - Assembly Room

Monday, September 25, 2000

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.

  1. 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

Carlene Sprague, Town Clerk Carl Sutter, Town Engineer

Patrick DeGrave, Administrator Richard Eiberger, Town Assessor

Myra Piergrossi, Dir. of Finance William Weiss, Police Chief

George Dearborn, Dir. of Com. Dev. Susan Phillips, Deputy Fire Chief/Marshal

Keith Kiesow, Fire Chief John Schaidler, Resident

ALSO PRESENT: Michael Barth, Resident

Russ Handevidt, Town Resident Cheryl Barth, Resident

John Wheeler, Resident Todd Engleman, Resident

Bob Page, M. C. Pace Trust Sherry Reill, Resident

Joe Trudell, Resident Luann Kiesow, Resident

Dee Lynch, Resident Robert Francart, Resident

Luke Lynch, Resident Mark C. Hesselman

John Zaborsky, Park Commission Tom & Lori Gritton

Glen Allen, Park Commission Ken Mattison

Mary Rauen, Gateway Development Kate McQuillan, Resident

Tom McGee, Resident Scott Thomson, Resident

Andrew Paden, Resident Barb Barczak, Resident

Normon A. Miller, Resident Debbie Thomson, Resident

  1. RESIGNATIONS/APPOINTMENTS

It was the consensus of the Town Board to deviate from the Agenda and to move Resignations/Appointments to the first Order of Business.

    1. 000925-1:APP Appointment – Planning Commission Member

      MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Jurgensen to adopt the resolution confirming the appointment of Harold Pelton to the Planning Commission. Motion carried unanimously.

    2. 000925-2:APP Appointment - Fire Captain Thomas Gritton

      MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Krueger to adopt the resolution promoting Thomas Gritton to the position of Captain of the Town of Menasha Fire Department effective September 25, 2000. Motion carried unanimously.

    3. 000925-3:RES Resignation – Paid-on-Call Firefighter – Lee

      MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Krueger to adopt the resolution to accept the resignation of paid-on-call Firefighter Jason Lee, effective September 25, 2000. Motion carried unanimously.

    4. 000925-4 RES Resignation – Paid-on-Call Firefighter – Mayer

      MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Krueger to adopt the resolution to accept the resignation of paid-on-call Firefighter Robert Mayer effective September 25, 2000. Motion carried unanimously.

    5. 000925-5 RES Resignation – Deputy Clerk – Heiting

MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Jurgensen to adopt the resolution to accept the resignation of Deputy Clerk, Mary Heiting, effective August 27, 2000, with regret. Motion carried unanimously.

  1. AWARDS/PRESENTATIONS
    1. Fire Chief Kiesow – Oath of Office

      Clerk Carlene Sprague administered the Oath of Office to Fire Chief Keith Kiesow. He was warmly welcomed by the Town Board and Town Staff.

      Thomas Gritton – Captain

      Thomas Gritton, who was promoted to Captain of the Town of Menasha Fire Department, took the Oath of Office, which was given by Clerk Carlene Sprague.

      He was congratulated by the Town Board and Town Staff.

    2. Jean Pawlowski – Citizen Award

Jean Pawlowski was not able to attend the meeting.

  1. PUBLIC FORUM – NON-AGENDIZED TOWN RELATED MATTERS

Tom McGee, Town Resident, had questions on an article that he recently read in the Post Crescent regarding the Town’s proposed borrowing for an infrastructure for Gateway Development. He asked about the requirements for this Special Meeting, scheduled for October 5th at 6:00 p.m.

Clerk Sprague presented the published notices required for this meeting.

It was confirmed by Attorney Claypool that all legal postings and notices have been completed.

  1. DISCUSSION ITEMS - Park Commission Request for Land

John Zaborsky, representing the Park Commission, addressed the Town Board regarding a request to transfer the authority of a portion of Town Property which was designated by Town Electors at the Annual Town’s Meeting of April 11, 2000, to become a nature park.

Chairman Tews asked if the Park Commission had developed any formal plan for this property?

John Zaborsky, commented no, we would like to have the property transferred to the Park Commission first. Then, we will move forward with a plan. We are requesting control of the land.

Mike Lynch, Town Resident, stated that it may be possible that the Town might qualify for a grant.

Kate McQuillen, Whippletree Lane, stated that she understood that the land would be turned over to the Park Commission tonight. Is anyone entertaining other offers for this land?

Chairman Tews stated no. It was designated at the April Town Meeting and it will remain so.

Kate McQuillen suggested, based on information that she was gathering from experts, that this property could develop to be like "Musquito Hill".

John Schaidler – I think that we are in a catch 22 situation. I want to encourage you as a Town Board to prepare a resolution designating this property to the Park Commission. This is the will of the people and I don’t know why we are delaying this.

  1. OLD BUSINESS
    1. 000626-2: Approval of Option and Ground Lease Agreement Nextel WIP Lease Corporation

      MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Jurgensen to refer the resolution to the next Town Board meeting. Motion carried unanimously.

    2. 000724-4: Rezoning – James Smith (008-2439)

MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Jurgensen to deny the rezoning of James Smith as submitted. Motion carried unanimously.

  1. NEW BUSINESS

    1. 000925-1: Expenditures

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

 

B. 000925-2: Set Public Hearing – Preliminary Special Assessment Street S.R. 47

Sidewalk

MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Jurgensen to set the Public Hearing for the Preliminary Special Assessment Street, S.R. 47 sidewalk on October 23td at 5:55 p.m. as submitted. Motion carried unanimously.

C. 000925-3: Award of Bid for the C.T.H. II Detention Basin (Strohmeyer Property)

MOTION: Supervisor Krueger, second Supervisor Sprague to adopt the resolution for the construction of a detention basin located along Cty Hwy II on the former Strohmeyer’s farm property, and award the project for the Cty Hwy II Detention Basin to PTS Contractors, 4075 Eaton Road, Green Bay, WI, for the low bid in the amount of $16,360.00. Motion carried unanimously.

D. 000925-4: Award of Bid for the Apparatus Bay Radiant Heat System for Fire Station 41

MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Chairman Tews to adopt the resolution and award the project for 1000 Valley Road, Apparatus Bay Radiant Heat System to Palisades Sheet Metal, Inc., 1475 Racine Street, Menasha, WI, 54952 in the amount of $18,764.00. Motion carried unanimously.

    1. 000925-5: Certified Survey Map – Dennis Brucks (008-0290-04)

      MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Krueger to adopt and approve the Certified Survey Map for Dennis Brucks. Motion carried unanimously.

    2. 000925-6: Certified Survey May – Golden Shell LLC & Midway Engineering Group Investments - (008-0240-01 & 008-0240-03(p))

      MOTION: Supervisor Krueger, second Supervisor Sprague to adopt the resolution and approve the Certified Survey Map for Golden Shell LLC and Midway Engineering Group Investments. Motion carried unanimously.

    3. 000925-7: Variance Davel Engineering – 4139 W. Prospect Ave. (008-0113-05)

      MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Krueger to delay the variance for Davel Engineering, 4139 W. Prospect Avenue. Motion carried unanimously.

    4. 000925-8: Certified Survey Map Page Family Trust - (008-0298)

MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Krueger to adopt the resolution and approve the Certified Survey Map as submitted for Page Family Trust, 1194 Pages Point. Motion carried unanimously.

VII. ORDINANCES

A. 000911-1:ORD An Ordinance Amending Chapter 9, Sections 9.04(8), and 9.04(9)(d), and Renumbering Sections 9.04(9)(e) and 9.04(9)(f) of the Town of Menasha Municipal Code Public Nuisances Affecting Peace and Safety SECOND READING

MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Krueger to table the Ordinance amending Chapter 9, Sec. 9.04(8) and 9.04(9)(d), and renumbering Sections 9.04(9)(e) and 9.04(9)(f) of the Town of Menasha Municipal Code of Public Nuisances as submitted. Motion to table carried unanimously.

B. 000911-2:ORD An Ordinance Amending Chapter 8, Section 8.13(8) of the Town of Menasha Municipal Code Public Nuisances Affecting Peace and Safety SECOND READING

MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Krueger to adopt the second reading of the ordinance amending Chapter 8, Section 8.13(8) of the Town of Menasha Municipal Code Public Nuisances Affecting Peace and Safety as submitted. Motion carried unanimously.

C. 000925-1:ORD An Ordinance Providing for the Confidentiality of Information about Income and Expenses Provided to the Assessor in Objections to Property Valuations FIRST READING

MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Krueger to adopt the first reading of the Ordinance providing for the Confidentiality of Information about Income and Expenses Provided to the Assessor in Objections to Property Valuations. Motion carried unanimously.

D. 000925-2:ORD An Ordinance Amending Section 6.16(5) of the Town of Menasha Municipal Code – Subdivision Regulation Performance Guarantee FIRST READING

MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Jurgensen to adopt the first reading of the Ordinance Amending Section 6.16(5) of the Town of Menasha Municipal Code – Subdivision Regulation Performance Guarantee. Motion carried unanimously.

VIII. Moved to the beginning of the meeting.

IX. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

    1. Special Town Board Meeting – August 23, 2000

    2. Regular Town Board Meeting – August 28, 2000

C. Special Town Board Meeting – August 31, 2000

D. Special Town Board Meeting – September 7, 2000

E. Regular Town Board Meeting – September 11, 2000 (Resubmitted)

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

X. CORRESPONDENCE

XI. REPORTS

A. Town Administrator - None

B. Town Attorney None

C. Town Clerk – None

D. Town Board - None

E. Town Chairman - None

F. Other Town Officials

Keith Kiesow, Fire Chief – Chief Kiesow stated that the he is glad to be here.

Richard Eiberger, Town Assessor Richard spoke regarding closure on the Hwy. 114 project.

  1. MOTIONS BY SUPERVISORS

    At 7:00 p.m., MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Krueger 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 employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility. The supervisors will be meeting with the candidates who have expressed an interest in filling the vacant position of Supervisor #4.

  2. MOTIONS BY SUPERVISORS

At 8:00 p.m., MOTION: Supervisor Krueger, second Supervisor Sprague to reconvene into open session. Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION: Supervisor Krueger, second Supervisor Sprague to appoint Russ Handevidt to complete the term of office as Supervisor #4. Motion carried unanimously.

  1. ADJOURNMENT

At 8:03 p.m., MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Jurgensen to adjourn the Regular Meeting of the Town Board of Supervisors. Motion carried unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Carlene L. Sprague

Town Clerk