Submitted to the Utility District for Approval October 9, 2000

REGULAR MEETING OF THE

TOWN OF MENASHA UTILITY DISTRICT

Municipal Complex - Assembly Room

Monday, September 11, 2000

MINUTES

 

The agenda was posted at the Municipal Complex, Fire Station 40, Town of Menasha Utility District, Appleton Public Library, Menasha Public Library, and Neenah Public Library and is available on the Town of Menasha Website town-menasha.com.

I. CALL TO ORDER, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND ROLL CALL

President Arden Tews called the Regular Meeting of Utility District Commissioners to order at 4:45 p.m. and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Utility District Secretary Carlene L. Sprague noted the roll as follows:

PRESENT:

Arden Tews, President Jeanne Krueger, Commissioner #1
Bob Sprague, Commissioner #2 Jerry Jurgensen, Commissioner #3
Carlene Sprague, Utility District Secretary Myra Piergrossi, Dir. of Finance
Steve Laabs, Util. Dist. Wastewater Supt. Carl Sutter, Town Engineer
George Dearborn, Dir. of Com. Dev. Brad Werner, Town Engineer
Jeff Roth, Utility District Water Supt. Paula Pagel, Util Dist Office Manager
Patrick DeGrave, Administrator

ALSO PRESENT:

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Schoenherr
Gary Rosenbeck, McMahon & Associates

II. PUBLIC DISCUSSION-NON-AGENDIZED UTILITY DISTRICT RELATED MATTERS

Richard Schoenherr, Town Resident of E. Shady Lane, requested information regarding the Town’s requirement for hookup to the Utility District.

President Tews stated we have not, up to this point, forced people to hook up immediately if they were not in the Sanitary District.

Paula Pagel, Util. Dist. Office Mgr, stated that the sewer by his property was put in when the Town built the Municipal Building.

Mr. Schoenherr stated that he plans to go back to the realtor and former owners regarding this issue.

Carl Sutter, Town Engineer, stated that the Utility District was formed last year at this time. The entire west side was added. The Recapture Agreement came into place at the time the Municipal Complex was built, however, there was not any money levied against the property owner.

III. DISCUSSION ITEMS

Gary Rosenbeck, from McMahon & Assoc., stated that in October of 1983, Waverly Sanitary District and Sanitary 4 had an Agreement to transfer waste from Waverly to the main system. They purchased the right to ad on in the future. Waverly would like to have additional capacity. We would extend to the main Interceptor as Waverly grows. They will need to extend to the Neenah Menasha Sewage Plant via another route. It provides retroprocity for emergency service and the opportunity to sell additional capacity.

President Tews asked, is this going to be in the form of an amendment?

Gary Rosenbeck stated that Waverly is expanding their service area and as an additional, they would like to use the Utility District system as a back-up. They own the 8 inch pipe and capacity system from the gravity portion of the system.

President Tews suggested that the Commission have the Town Attorney review the agreement.

Jerry Jurgensen, Commissioner, questioned the operating and maintenance portion of the contract.

Paula Pagel stated that the maintenance cost can be changed based on budget projections.

Much discussion ensued.

It was the consensus of the Commission that an amendment needs to be brought forward to John Claypool for review.

IV. OLD BUSINESS

A. NEW BUSINESS

B. 000911-1:UD Expenditures

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

C. 000911-2:UD Construction Approval for Gateway Square Water and Sewer Main Extensions

MOTION: Commissioner Sprague, second Commissioner Jurgensen to adopt the approval of construction plans for Gateway Square sewer and water extensions and approve as submitted. Motion carried unanimously.

  1. ORDINANCES
  2. RESIGNATIONS/ APPOINTMENTS

    VIII. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

    Regular Utility District Meeting – August 14, 2000

  3. CORRESPONDENCE
    1. Town Administrator –

Town Administrator, Patrick DeGrave, provided a report regarding a September 7th letter from an Attorney regarding Glenview Parks and a donation of property.

Administrator DeGrave provided a couple of options: 1) Do nothing; or 2) Taking and maintaining the property.

No decision was made at this time. It was the consensus not to do anything.

B. Engineer -

Brad Werner, Engineer, stated the update on Hwy. 114 is progressing along.

C. Utility District Secretary - None

D. Water Superintendent –

Jeff Roth, Water Superintendent, stated that the electrical storms are raising problems for the Water Department.

E.. Wastewater Superintendent - None

    1. Commissioners - None

G. Commission President Tews –

President Tews stated that at 128 Gregor Court, the water is turned off. Do we know who the owner is? I got a recent call from neighbors that the grass is not being cut and there are undesirable animals around the property. He requested that the issue be reviewed by staff and information be brought to the Commission.

H. Other

XI. MOTIONS BY COMMISSIONERS

XII. ANNOUNCEMENTS – Same as on agenda.

XIII. ADJOURNMENT

At 5:25 p.m., MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Commissioner Krueger to adjourn the regular meeting of the Utility District of Commissioners. Motion carried unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Carlene L. Sprague

Utility District Secretary