Submitted for Town Board Approval, January 8, 2001

 

 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE

TOWN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Municipal Complex - Assembly Room

Monday, December 4, 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.

 


I.                   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.

 

Deputy Clerk Tweedie noted the roll as follows:

 

PRESENT:

Arden Tews, Town Chair                        Jeanne Krueger, Supervisor #1

Bob Sprague, Supervisor #2                   Jerry Jurgensen, Supervisor #3

Russ Handevidt, Supervisor #4              Greg Curtis, Town Attorney

Karen Tweedie, Deputy Clerk                 Carl Sutter, Town Engineer

John Claypool, Town Attorney                 Patrick DeGrave, Administrator

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

George Dearborn, Dir. of Com. Dev.      Keith Kiesow, Fire Chief

Rod McCants, Deputy Police Chief        Richard Eiberger, Assessor

 

EXCUSED:

Carlene Sprague, Clerk

 

ALSO PRESENT:

Barb Barczak                          Mike Lettier

Pat Tobin                                 Anna Hayes

 

                                                       

II.         AWARDS/PRESENTATIONS

 

III.              PUBLIC FORUM – NON-AGENDIZED TOWN RELATED MATTERS

 

IV.     DISCUSSION ITEMS

A.                 Plowing of Highway II Recreation Trail

Administrator DeGrave received three (3) calls regarding snowfall on the road.  They did not send the snowplow, but this will be discussed.

 

Director Comm. Dev., George Dearborn stated there is pressure to plow near the new school.

 

Supervisor Jurgensen – I think the north side of Hwy 150 should be plowed and would like to see the Ordinance on this changed.

 

Administrator DeGrave stated that the streets are first priority.

 

Supervisors Sprague, Jurgensen, and Krueger agree the road should be plowed because of the kids who use the trail to walk to and from school.  It would require labor for an additional two blocks.

 

Supervisor Krueger proposes that we change the resolution to an “as needed” basis.

 

Deputy Chief Rod McCants – Do residents have any responsibility to do the plowing/shoveling?

 

Chairman Tews suggested the need for further discussion on this topic at the next meeting.

 

V.      OLD BUSINESS

           

VI.     NEW BUSINESS

A.                 001204-1: Expenditures

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

 

B.       001204-2: Limited Family Insurance Rates

MOTION: Supervisor Handevidt, second Supervisor Krueger to adopt the resolution and approve the health and dental co-pay (Option No. 1) for limited family health insurance and single plan for dental insurance to be effective 1/1/2001 as submitted.  Motion fails (3-2) with Supervisors Krueger and Handevidt voting yes, and Supervisors Sprague, Jurgensen, and Chairman Tews voting no.

 

MOTION:  Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Jurgensen to adopt the resolution and approve the health and dental co-pay (Option No. 2) for limited family health insurance and single plan for dental insurance to be effective 1/1/2001 as submitted.  Motion carried (4-1) with Supervisors Sprague, Jurgensen, Handevidt and Chairman Tews voting yes and Supervisor Krueger voting no.

 

C.        001204-3: Clothing Allowance – Town of Menasha Apparel

Joe Trudell, resident, asked about the Town’s clothing on this resolution.  Administrator DeGrave explained the resolution.  Joe strongly objects.  It opens up a door for other things.

 

Resident, Anna Hayes, objects.  I do not think the money should be spent on Town employee’s clothing.  “I receive $30.00 from my employer, and one shirt will cost me $25.00.”

 

Assessor, Richard Eiberger makes the point that we all take pride in being in, and working in the Town of Menasha.  Good identity is what we strive for in the community.

 

Anna Hayes, resident, inquired as to whether anyone can purchase the shirts for Town of Menasha for others in the community, other than Town employees?  The Board agreed that this was a thought of theirs also.

 

Chairman Tews stated that we should not drop this idea.

 

A roll call vote was taken.  Supervisor Krueger-No, Supervisor Sprague-No, Supervisor Jurgensen-No, Supervisor Handevidt-No, Chairman Tews-No.

 

MOTION: Supervisor Handevidt, second Supervisor Jurgensen to deny the Town of Menasha clothing allowance resolution, limiting two articles of clothing per year for full-time employees and one article of clothing per calendar year for part-time employees as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

VII.     ORDINANCES

A.                 001127-2:ORD  Chapter 27-Creation of New Chapter Non-Metallic Mining

SECOND READING & ADOPTION

MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Krueger to accept the second reading and adoption of the ordinance creating Chapter 27, Non-Metallic Mining Reclamation as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

B.        001127-3:ORD Chapter 3-Personnel Policy Change to Employee Probationary Period       SECOND READING & ADOPTION

MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Handevidt to accept the second reading and adoption of the ordinance amending Chapter 3 of the Town of Menasha Personnel Manual, Section1, Trial and Training as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

C.        001127-4:ORD Chapter 17-Personnel Policy Change for Short & Long Term Disability Insurance         SECOND READING & ADOPTION

MOTION: Supervisor Handevidt, second Supervisor Sprague to accept the second reading and adoption of the ordinance amending Chapter 17 of the Town of Menasha Personnel Manual, Section E & F short-term disability and long-term disability as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

VIII.     RESIGNATIONS/APPOINTMENTS

A.        001204-1:APP  Appointment – Fire Department Lieutenant

MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Krueger to accept the appointment of paid-on-call firefighter to the rank of Lieutenant of the Town of Menasha Fire Department, effective December 5, 2000.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

IX.       APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A.                 Public Hearing – November 14, 2000

B.                Special Town Board Meeting –  November 14, 2000

C.        Special Town Board Meeting – November 14, 2000

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

 

X.        CORRESPONDENCE

A.        Fireline – December 2000

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

 

XI.       REPORTS

Town Administrator

A.       Town Administrator - None

 

B.        Town AttorneyNone

 

C.        Town Clerk – Excused

 

D.        Town Board

1.     Jeanne Krueger, Supervisor #1

 

2.     Robert Sprague, Supervisor #2

Supervisor Sprague stated that the lights on Hwy CB are not very synchronized.  He has had a few phone calls on this.

 

          Town Engineer, Carl Sutter stated they are not in sync.

 

3.     Jerry Jurgensen, Supervisor #3

 

4.     Russ Handevidt, Supervisor #4

 

E.       Town Chairman - None

 

F.         Other Town Officials

Myra Piergrossi, Director of Finance

Director Piergrossi stated that the sheets have not been received from Winnebago County for the tax bills.  We will not get tax bills out until December 15th.

 

          Chairman Tews stated we should encourage the County to keep moving on this.

 

Richard Eiberger Assessor

Assessor Eiberger stated that the equalized rate is down from 96% to 95%, however, the level of assessment is good considering it is taken from the last 5 years of reassessment.

 

Keith Kiesow, Fire Chief

Chief Kiesow presented a plaque in representation of the Accreditation of the Fire Department.  It will be displayed on a wall in the Town Hall.

 

 

 

 

William Weiss, Police Chief

Chief Weiss states the pride the various organizations have in the Town.  It says a lot for the volunteers and also the Police Department, those men and women that provide the service in the Town of Menasha.

 

XII.             MOTIONS BY SUPERVISORS 

 

XIII.   ANNOUNCEMENTS – Same as on Agenda

 

XIV. ADJOURNMENT

At 6:50 p.m., MOTION: Supervisor Jurgensen, second Supervisor Handevidt to adjourn the Regular Meeting of the Town Board of Supervisors.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

A reception acknowledging the accreditation of the Police and Fire Departments will immediately follow the Town Board Meeting.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Karen J. Tweedie

Deputy Clerk