Town Board Approved June 26, 2000

REGULAR MEETING OF THE

TOWN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Municipal Complex - Assembly Room

Monday, May 22, 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. A Boy Scout Troop led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Deputy Clerk Heiting noted the roll as follows:

PRESENT:

Arden Tews, Town Chair Jeanne Krueger, Supervisor #1

Jerry Jurgensen, Supervisor #3 Carl Sutter, Town Engineer

Roger Clerk, Town Attorney Wm. Frueh, Interim Administrator

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

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

EXCUSED:

Bob Sprague, Supervisor #2 Allen Nennig, Supervisor #4

Carlene Sprague, Town Clerk

ALSO PRESENT:

Germaine Koepke Mike Lettier David McFadden

Russ Handevidt Cormac McInnis Bridget Greuel

Keith Sippel Joan Burrill Dennis Jochman

Cheryl Hentz

AWARDS/PRESENTATIONS

PUBLIC FORUM – NON-AGENDIZED TOWN RELATED MATTERS

Mike Lettier, 1662 Oakview Drive stated that he is the Police Commission President. He serves on this committee with Dave McFadden. He would like to offer his expertise in hiring the Fire Chief. The Police Commission has experience in fire safety as well as police issues.

Dave McFadden, 2449 Omega Drive stated that his previous term of Fire Chief for the Town of Menasha would give him great insight into what is required for the new Fire Chief. He suggested that the Police Commission be revised to be the Police / Fire Commission which other communities currently have. He suggested Mike Lettier and himself help with the interviews for the new Fire Chief position.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

OLD BUSINESS

A. 000424-1 Town Conditional Use Permit - U.S. Oil Co., Inc.

MOTION: Supervisor Jurgensen, second Supervisor Krueger to defer the resolution for 30 days as submitted. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisors Sprague and Nennig excused.

NEW BUSINESS

A. 000522-1: Expenditures

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

B. 000522-2: Providing for the Change in Control of a Cable Television Franchisee

MOTION: Supervisor Jurgensen, second Supervisor Krueger to adopt the resolution and under the terms of the Franchise, the Franchising Authority authorizes and consents to any change in control of the Franchisee. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisors Sprague and Nennig excused.

C. 000522-3: Authorization to Approve Borrowing for 2000 Capital Projects

MOTION: Supervisor Krueger, second Supervisor Jurgensen to adopt the resolution and authorize the Town Chair and Town Clerk to execute all necessary documentation for said loan. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisors Sprague and Nennig excused.

D. 000522-4: Intent to Exercise Special Assessment for Construction of Concrete and Asphalt Sidewalk

MOTION: Supervisor Jurgensen, second Supervisor Krueger to adopt the resolution and upon receipt of a report from the City of Menasha direct the Town Clerk to give notice of a public hearing on the proposed assessments. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisors Sprague and Nennig excused.

E. 000522-5: Cell Tower Space Lease - Alamosa Wisconsin Limited Partnership

MOTION: Supervisor Krueger, second Supervisor Jurgensen to table the resolution but will endorse the space lease agreement between the Utility District and Alamosa. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisors Sprague and Nennig excused.

F. 000522-6: Authorizing Winnebago County Highway Department to Restrict Access on County II

MOTION: Supervisor Jurgensen, second Supervisor Krueger to adopt the resolution and supports the restriction of access on County Road II by Winnebago County. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisors Sprague and Nennig excused.

G. 000522-7: Personnel Policy Reconsideration - Chapters 5, 16 & 17

MOTION: Supervisor Jurgensen, second Supervisor Krueger to adopt the resolution and approve the Personnel Policy Changes as noted. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisors Sprague and Nennig excused.

H. 000522-8: Interim Management Transition Team Town of Menasha Fire Department

MOTION: Supervisor Jurgensen, second Supervisor Krueger to adopt the resolution and approve the transition team adjustments as an incentive for assuming these added responsibilities. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisors Sprague and Nennig excused.

I. 000522-9: Fee Waiver: Building Permit Fees for the Neenah Schools for a Sign at Spring Road School

MOTION: Supervisor Jurgensen, second Supervisor Krueger to adopt the resolution and approve waiving the fees for the sign at Spring Road School. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisors Sprague and Nennig excused.

J. 000522-10: Certified Survey Map - Matthew & Alice Westphal (009-1581, 1582, 1583)

MOTION: Supervisor Krueger, second Supervisor Jurgensen to adopt the resolution and approve the certified survey map as submitted. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisors Sprague and Nennig excused.

K. 000522-11: Preliminary and Final Plat - Midway Crossing Apartments

MOTION: Supervisor Krueger, second Supervisor Jurgensen to adopt the resolution and approve the Preliminary and Final Plat for Midway Crossing Apartments subject to the condition that there are no other comments by various objecting agencies. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisors Sprague and Nennig excused.

L. 000522-12: Town Conditional Use Permit - Van Zeeland Oil Co., Inc.

MOTION: Supervisor Krueger, second Supervisor Jurgensen to defer the resolution for 30 days. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisors Sprague and Nennig excused.

M. 000522-13: Preliminary and Final Plat - Creekside Apartments

MOTION: Supervisor Krueger, second Supervisor Jurgensen to adopt the resolution and approve the Preliminary and Final Plat for Creekside Apartments with the following conditions:

1). Favorable approval from all agencies and municipalities with approval authority.

2). Vacation action of Hildebrand Lane needs to be recorded in the Register of Deeds.

3). The final plat needs to be modified to include the dedication of Christopher Lane as

well as establish the lot lying been Christopher Dr. and the "vacated" Hildebrand Lane as requested by Winnebago County.

Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisors Sprague and Nennig excused.

Chairman Tews requested to abstain from Agenda Item N. #000522-14 and passed the gavel to Supervisor Jurgensen.

N. 000522-14: Final Plat - High Plain Meadows

MOTION: Supervisor Krueger, second Supervisor Jurgensen to adopt the resolution and approve the Final Plat of High Plain Meadows with conditions:

1). Subject to all favorable comments by the various objecting agencies.

2). Lot 28 may not be developed until the road is extended.

Motion carried (2-1) Krueger, Jurgensen-Yes, Chairman Tews-Abstained and Supervisors Sprague and Nennig were excused.

Supervisor Jurgensen passed the gavel back to Chairman Tews.

O. 000522-15: Rezoning - William Sund (008-0235)

MOTION: Supervisor Krueger, second Supervisor Jurgensen to refer the resolution until June 26, 2000 to allow the applicant to clarify the defined area involved. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisors Sprague and Nennig excused.

Chairman Tews requested to abstain from the Agenda Item P. #000522-16 and passed the gavel to Supervisor Jurgensen.

P. 000522-16: Conditional Use Permit - Davel Engineering LLC - John Davel (008-0173)

MOTION: Supervisor Krueger, second Supervisor Jurgensen to adopt the resolution and approve the conditional use permit as submitted. Motion carried (2-1) Krueger, Jurgensen-Yes, Chairman Tews-Abstained and Supervisors Sprague and Nennig were excused.

Supervisor Jurgensen passed the gavel back to Chairman Tews.

Q. 000522-17: Preliminary Plat - Wildlife Heights

MOTION: Supervisor Krueger, second Supervisor Jurgensen to adopt the resolution and approve the Preliminary Plat with the following conditions:

1). An environmental corridor is established along the northern portion of the plat (75-ft. setback), which includes preserving vegetation and trees.

2). Provisions shall be made as a part of this plat to provide for walkways/trails.

3). Approval of all agencies and all other governmental entities with authority to object to a plat.

4). Dedication of outlot 1 as a public park as provided by the platting process.

Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisors Sprague and Nennig excused.

R. 000522-18: Final Plat - Gateway Meadows

MOTION: Supervisor Krueger, second Supervisor Jurgensen to adopt the resolution and approve the Final Plat for Gateway Meadows with the following conditions:

1). All modifications required by the objecting agencies incorporated into the final plat.

2). The Town Engineer accepts the plat as to form.

3). The outlots identified on the preliminary plat for dedication as public parks be dedicated to the public.

Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisors Sprague and Nennig excused.

ORDINANCES

A. 000508-2:ORD Amending Chapter 9, Section 9.13 (2)(a) of the Town of Menasha Municipal Code Hotel and Motel Room Tax SECOND READING & ADOPTION

The ordinance amended to include:

WHEREAS, 1% of the additional 3% shall be retained by the Town of Menasha for convention and tourism purposes.

MOTION: Supervisor Krueger, second Supervisor Jurgensen to accept the second reading and adopt the ordinance as amended. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisors Sprague and Nennig excused.

RESIGNATIONS/APPOINTMENTS

A. 000522-1:APP Appointment Members to the Town of Menasha Planning Commission

MOTION: Supervisor Jurgensen, second Supervisor Krueger to adopt the resolution and appoint the following:

Alvin Bellmer Chairperson 3 Years, Bridget Greuel, Vice Chairperson 3 Years, Chuck Lewis 2 Years, Dennis Jochman 2 Years, Michael Van Dyke 1 Year, Kris Koeppe 1 Year, and Tom Schein 1 Year.

Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisors Sprague and Nennig excused.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

  1. Special Town Board Meeting – 3/30/00

  2. Regular Town Board Meeting – 4/10/00

MOTION: Supervisor Jurgensen, second Chairman Tews to accept the minutes of March 30, 2000 and the Public Hearing minutes of April 24, 2000 only. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisors Sprague and Nennig excused.

X. CORRESPONDENCE

  1. Park Commission Meeting Minutes – 4/12/00

MOTION: Supervisor Jurgensen, second Chairman Tews to accept the correspondence for filing. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisors Sprague and Nennig excused.

XI. REPORTS

A. Town Administrator -

Chairman Tews stated that he received two new candidates for appointment to the Building Committee. Both applicants would be excellent choices to serve on this Committee. The applicants were Peter Mariahazy and Alvin Bellmer. They will serve on the committee along with the previously appointed Russ Handevidt.

Interim Administrator Wm. Frueh stated that the Appointments to the Building Committee could be made at this meeting.

MOTION: Supervisor Krueger, second Supervisor Jurgensen to amend the Building Committee to (3) citizen members: Peter Mariahazy, Alvin Bellmer, and Russ Handevidt. Motion carried unanimously.

B. Town Attorney

Roger Clark, Town Attorney agreed that the Board could recommend these changes to the Building Committee.

C. Town Clerk – excused

D. Town Board

  1. Jeanne Krueger, Supervisor #1 – None

  2. Robert Sprague, Supervisor #2 – Excused

  3. Jerry Jurgensen, Supervisor #3 – None

  4. Allen Nennig, Supervisor #4 – Excused

E. Town Chairman - None

F. Other Town Officials

George Dearborn, Director of Community Developmentnone

Myra Piergrossi, Director of Financenone

Susan Phillips, Deputy Fire Chiefnone

William Weiss, Police Chiefnone

Mike Lettier, Police Commissionnone

  1. MOTIONS BY SUPERVISORS

  1. ANNOUNCEMENTS – Same as on Agenda

  2. ADJOURNMENT

At 7:45 p.m., MOTION: Supervisor Krueger, second Supervisor Jurgensen to adjourn the regular meeting of the Town Board of Supervisors. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisors Sprague and Nennig excused.

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Mary R. Heiting

Deputy Town Clerk