Approved January 8, 2001

 

 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE

TOWN OF MENASHA UTILITY DISTRICT

Municipal Complex - Assembly Room

Monday, December 18, 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 at 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 Sprague, noted the roll as follows:

 

PRESENT:

Arden Tews, President                                                    Myra Piergrossi, Dir. of Finance

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

Russ Handevidt, Commissioner #4                                George Dearborn, Dir. of Com. Dev.

Carlene Sprague, Util. Dist. Secretary                            Brad Werner, Town Engineer

Patrick DeGrave, Administrator                                      Steve Laabs, Util. Dist. Wastewater Supt.

                                   

 

 

 

EXCUSED:

Jeanne Krueger, Commissioner #1

Paula Pagel, Util Dist Office Manager

Jeff Roth, Utility District Water Supt.

 

ALSO PRESENT:

None

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

U. S. filter survey Update

Wastewater Superintendent, Steve Laabs, stated that he received a report from Grand Chute Menasha West Wastewater Treatment Plant.  The report stated that there were 3 manholes on Butte des Morts Beach Rd. that needed repair from hydrogen sulfite conditions.  His personnel inspected the manholes and did not find them in need of repair.  He sent a letter to Grand Chute Menasha West Treatment Plant stating that at this time, we would not participate in the bidding process for manhole repair.  There was no structural damage.

 

IV.       OLD BUSINESS

 

V.        NEW BUSINESS
A.        001218-1:UD  Expenditures

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

 

B.                001218-2:UD  Approve Rates for Water and Fire Protection

MOTION: Commissioner Sprague, second Commissioner Jurgensen to refer the resolution to a meeting in January (date to be set), of rates for water and fire protection as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously with Commissioner Krueger excused.

 

C.        001218-3:UD  Set Sewer Rate

MOTION: Commissioner Sprague, second Commissioner Jurgensen to refer the resolution to a meeting in January (date to be set), to set sewer rates as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously with Commissioner Krueger excused.

 

D.        001218-4:UD  Watermain Oversizing – Parkside West

MOTION: Commissioner Jurgensen, second Commissioner Handevidt to adopt the resolution and authorize the reimbursement of $16,529.06 to Danke Corporation for material cost difference between the installed 12-inch watermain and an 8-inch watermain in Phase I and Phase II of Parkside West development as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously with Commissioner Krueger excused.

 

VI.       ORDINANCES

 

VII.      RESIGNATIONS/ APPOINTMENTS

 

VIII.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES
A.     Regular Utility District Meeting –  November 27, 2000
B.    Regular Utility District Meeting –  December 4, 2000

MOTION:  Commissioner Sprague, second Commissioner Handevidt to adopt the resolution and approve the minutes as submitted. Motion carried unanimously with President Tews abstaining (Nov. 27th meeting only), and Commissioner Krueger excused.

 
IX.               CORRESPONDENCE

A.     Water Billing Summary – November 2000

B.    Sewer Billing Summary – November 2000

MOTION:  Commissioner Sprague, second Commissioner Jurgensen to adopt the resolution and approve the correspondence as submitted. Motion carried unanimously with Commissioner Krueger excused.

 
X.        REPORTS

            A.  Town Administrator - None

 

B.     Engineer

Town Engineer, Brad Werner, provided an update regarding the Hwy 114 project.  He stated that it is estimated for completion in the middle of January.

 

            C.  Water Superintendent - None

 

D.  Wastewater Superintendent

Superintendent, Steve Laabs, presented a report regarding an industrial tour and inspection of Duralam, Inc., where he did not find any problems.

 

Upon inspection of American Paper Converters, problems were found, and a recommendation letter was sent to this business in regard to the following concerns:

1) Discharge of adhesives   2) Discharge of inks  3) To seal a floor drain to eliminate ink spills.  He stated that he will follow up on this issue. 

            (See report attached).

 

E.     Commissioners

Ø      Commissioner Krueger -  Excused

Ø      Commissioner Sprague   None     

Ø      Commissioner Jurgensen   None

Ø      Commissioner Handevidt  

Commissioner Handevidt expressed his disapproval to the name of Grand Chute- Menasha West Wastewater Treatment Plant.  He stated that, in his opinion, Town should be added to the name.

 

F.     Other

 

XI.       MOTIONS BY COMMISSIONERS

 
XII.      ANNOUNCEMENTS – Same as agenda.
 
XIII.     ADJOURNMENT

At 5:10 p.m., MOTION: Commissioner Sprague, second Commissioner Handevidt to adjourn the Regular Meeting of the Utility District of Commissioners.  Motion carried unanimously with Commissioner Krueger excused.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Carlene L. Sprague

Utility District Secretary