Town Board Approved  – July 26, 1999

 

 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE

TOWN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Municipal Complex - Assembly Room

Monday, June 14, 1999

 

MINUTES

 

 

Agendas with resolutions were posted at the Municipal Complex, Fire Station 40, Sanitary District No. 4, 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 Heiting 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                    Carl Sutter, Town Engineer

Jack Lemke, Town Attorney                    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

Mary Heiting, Deputy Clerk                      Mary Rauen, Admin. Secretary

 

EXCUSED: Clerk Carlene L. Sprague     Administrator Bogdan “Bob” Vitas

 

ALSO PRESENT:

Dennis Jochman                Marilyn Anunson              Ruth Huebner

Tom Diedrich                      Mark Vander Zee             Pat Tobin

Bob Smidt                           Joyce Smidt                     Armand Linzmeyer

Russ Handevidt                  Robert Francart               Paul Heintzkill

Steven Dorn                       Harrison Sturgis, Jr.        Michael Lettier

Ron Mc Cants                    Jason Feucht                   Michael Thompson

 
II.       AWARDS/PRESENTATIONS – None

 

III.              PUBLIC FORUM – NON-AGENDIZED TOWN RELATED MATTERS

 


IV.       DISCUSSION ITEMS

A.  An Ordinance Adding NEW Chapter 26, Sections (1) and (2) TRUANCY AND HABITUAL TRUANCY to the Town of Menasha Municipal Code – Truancy

 

B. Michael Thompson, Ph.D., Superintendent of Schools – Police Liaison Program

Mr. Thompson, and Mr. Vander Zee reviewed issues regarding the Police Liaison Program.  Questions and concerns were raised and the Town Board asked for this item to be put on the agenda at the next meeting.

 

V.              OLD BUSINESS - None

 

VI.           NEW BUSINESS

A.        990614-1:  Budget Transfer-Wage and Associated Fringe Benefit Accounts

MOTION:  Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Jurgensen to adopt and approve  the resolution for transferring $4,022 to cover salary/wage adjustments and fringe benefits.  Motion carried 4-1 with Sprague, Jurgensen, Nennig and Tews, -Yes and Krueger voting No.

 

B.                 990614-2:  Sewer Service Agreement – Touchmark Living Center, 3333 West Prospect Ave. (#008-0084, 008-0088)

MOTION:  Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Krueger to adopt and approve  the resolution to connect to the Grand Chute Sewer System.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

C.        990614-3:  Attach to Town of Menasha Sanitary District No. 4 – Mr. Dan Endter, 1021 W. Wheeler Road (#008-1825)

MOTION:  Supervisor Nennig, second  Supervisor Krueger to adopt and approve  the resolution for attachment of Parcel #008-1825 to the Sanitary District No. 4 District.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

D.        990614-4:  Set Public Hearing – Connect to the Grand Chute Sanitary District No. 2 and Town of Greenville Interceptor – R & R Steel

MOTION:   Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Nennig  to adopt and approve  the resolution setting the public hearing to July 26, 1999 at 5:50.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

E.                 990614-5:  Rescind Resolution 990426-9(I) and Adopt Intermunicipal Agreement City/Town of Menasha Sidewalk Construction, Midway and Appleton Road

MOTION:   Supervisor Sprague second  Supervisor Nennig to adopt and approve  the resolution to rescind the agreement. Motion carried unanimously.

 

F.         990614-6: Position Abolishment – Community Development Secretary

MOTION:  Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Nennig to adopt and approve the resolution abolish the Department Secretary position.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

G.        990614-7:  Position Creation – Associate Planner

MOTION:  Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Nennig to adopt and approve the resolution creating the Associate Planner position.  Motion carried unanimously

 

H.        990614-8:  Job Classification Plan Amendment – Associate Planner

MOTION:  Supervisor Jurgensen, second Supervisor Sprague to adopt and approve the resolution amending the job classification for the Associate Planner.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

I.          990614-9: Table of Organization Amendment – Associate Planner

            MOTION:  Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Jurgensen to adopt and approve the resolution amending the Table of Organization for the Associate Planner position.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

 J.        990614-10: Non-Represented Salary Plan Amendment –Associate Planner

MOTION:  Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Jurgensen to adopt and approve the resolution to amend the non-represented salary plan.  Motion carried 4 Yes, Sprague, Jurgensen, Nennig, Tews, 1 No Krueger.

 

K.        990614-11: Personnel Policy Reconsideration – Chapter 5, Section D-Overtime

MOTION:  Supervisor Nennig, second Supervisor Jurgensen to adopt and approve the resolution changing the personnel policy to have the effective date of June 21, 1999 for the elimination of payment of overtime hours in excess of eight (8) hours a day for hourly employees.  Motion carried 4-1 with Sprague, Jurgensen, Nennig and Tews voting – Yes, Krueger abstained.

 

L.         990614-12: Budget Transfer - Fire

MOTION:  Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Jurgensen to adopt and approve  the budget transfer in the amount of $1,090 for the purpose of replacing the ventilation saw.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

M.        990614-13: Annual Cigarette Licenses

MOTION:  Supervisor Krueger, second Supervisor Jurgensen to adopt and approve  the annual cigarette licenses.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

N.        990614-14: Annual Amusement Licenses

MOTION:  Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Jurgensen to adopt and approve  the annual amusement licenses.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

O.        990614-15: Annual Alcohol Beverage Licenses

MOTION:  Supervisor Krueger, second Supervisor Jurgensen to amend the resolution including another “WHEREAS, for establishments that sell alcohol in parking lots, provide an ID bracelet and provide a fenced in area.

 

MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Nennig to approve the amended motion and adopt the resolution as amended.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

P.        990614-16: Annual Salvage Yard Operator Licenses

MOTION:  Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Jurgensen to adopt and approve the Annual Salvage Yard Operator Licenses.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Q.        990614-17: Expenditures

MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second  Supervisor Nennig to adopt and approve  the expenditures with the exception of none.  Motion carried 4 Aye, Sprague, Jurgensen, Nennig Yes, - Krueger No.

 

R.        990614-18:  Liquor License Assignment – The Willow of Appleton, LLC – Steven S. Dorn

Resolution was withdrawn.

 

S.        990614-19:    Rescind Resolution 990510-2 and Adopt Intermunicipal Cooperation Agreement – Town of Menasha, Town of Neenah Sanitary District #3, Town of Neenah and Winnebago County

MOTION:  Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Jurgensen to adopt and approve the resolution rescinding the Intermunicipal Cooperation Agreement.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

VII.    ORDINANCES

A.        990614-1:ORD  Amending and Recreating Chapter 8 (entire Chapter), Public Nuisances,     FIRST READING

MOTION:  Supervisor Nennig, second Supervisor Krueger to accept the first reading of the ordinance.  Motion failed 3-2 with Jurgensen, Sprague and Tews voting No, and Krueger, Nennig voting Yes.

 

B.        990614-2:ORD  Amending Ordinance Chapter 9, Section 9.12(2)(3) Registration and License Fees of the Town of Menasha Municipal Code – Licenses and Permits     FIRST READING

MOTION:  Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Krueger to accept the first and second reading of the ordinance and adopt as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

VIII.   RESIGNATIONS/APPOINTMENTS

A.                990614-1:APP  Fire Department Retirement Plan Committee

MOTION: Supervisor Jurgensen, second Supervisor Nennig to appoint the retirement plan committee.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

B.                 990614-2:APP  Promotion – Fire Department Captain

MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Jurgensen to promote Eric Zibble to Captain.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

C.                990614-3:APP  Temporary Imaging Secretary - Police

MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Nennig to appoint Carolee Barnett to temporary Imaging Secretary for the Police Dept. Motion carried unanimously.

 

D.                990614-4:APP  Temporary Imaging Secretary - Police

MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Nennig to appoint Sara Frankow to Temporary Imaging Secretary. Motion carried unanimously.

 

E.                 990614-5:RES  Resignation – Fire Fighter

MOTION: Supervisor Sprague, second Supervisor Jurgensen to accept the resignation of Fire Fighter Gregg Schierl.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

 

IX.             APPROVAL OF MINUTES

            A.        Regular Town Board Meeting – 4/26/99

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

 

X.      CORRESPONDENCE

A.                Park Commission Meeting Minutes – 4/14/99 & 5/12/99

B.                 Building Report – 5/99

C.                Fireline – 6/99

D.                Municipal Court – 4/99 & 5/99

E.                 Fire Dept. Report  - 5/99

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

 

XI.     REPORTS

A.        Bob Vitas, Town Administrator – Excused

 

B.        John Claypool, Town Attorney - None

 

C.        Carlene Sprague, Town Clerk – Excused

 

D.        Town Board

1.                 Jeanne Krueger, Supervisor #1 – None

 

2.                 Robert Sprague, Supervisor #2 – None

 

3.                 Jerry Jurgensen, Supervisor #3

Supervisor Jurgensen stated that the Haase Street crossing has been completed and because there finally are no whistles it is very peaceful.  He asked if anyone is responsible for the landscaping in the area.

 

4.                 Allen Nennig, Supervisor #4  

Supervisor Nennig stated that he would like to see us urge the State to save the recycling program.

 

E.        Arden Tews, Town Chairman

Chairman Tews reminded the Board of the Special Town meeting on Wednesday, June 16 immediately following the Planning Commission meeting at approximately 5:30 p.m.  Per Attorney Claypool the Willow resolution will be on the agenda.

 

F.         Other Town Officials

Grace Vander Velden, Director of Finance – Director Vander Velden stated that insurance companies do not cover the light at the intersections, and if a storm would take down a light we would have to replace it.

 

The Town Board then instructed Director Vander Velden to investigate this issue and bring it back in resolution form on June 28, 1999.

 

Don Cox, Fire Chief – Chief Cox stated that the Fire Department’s new truck saved the Town around $40,000.  He stated that Pierce Manufacturing installed a proto-type foam fighting system with an agreement that clients interested in the apparatus can come and view the truck.  This was a $20-25,000 bonus which will include training for the foam fire fighting.

 

George Dearborn, Director of Community Development – Director Dearborn commented in regard to the computer servers being close to a critical state and will need immediate attention.  We are at full capacity and are at risk for loosing data or crashing.

 

William Weiss, Police Chief – Chief Weiss handed out a flyer on the family and medical leave making it more “affordable” for the US worker.  His comments were that, if passed, would cost the Town of Menasha more money than budgeted.

 

XII.          MOTIONS BY SUPERVISORS 

At 8:40 p.m., MOTION: Supervisor Jurgensen, second Supervisor Nennig to adjourn into closed session pursuant to 19.85(e)-: Deliberating or negotiating the purchasing of public property, the investing of public funds, or conducting other specified public business, whenever competitive or bargaining reasons require a closed session.  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, with Supervisor Sprague excused.

 

XIII.      ANNOUNCEMENTS – Same as on Agenda

 

XIV.     ADJOURNMENT

At 9:35 p.m., MOTION: Supervisor Jurgensen, second Supervisor Nennig, to adjourn the regular meeting of the Town Board of Supervisors.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Mary R. Heiting

Deputy  Clerk