Submitted to the Utility District for Approval November 27, 2000

REGULAR MEETING OF THE

TOWN OF MENASHA UTILITY DISTRICT

Municipal Complex - Assembly Room

Monday, November 13, 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

Russ Handevidt, Commissioner #4 Carlene Sprague, Utility District Secretary

Patrick DeGrave, Administrator Greg Curtis, Town Attorney

Myra Piergrossi, Dir. of Finance George Dearborn, Dir. of Com. Dev.

Jeff Roth, Utility District Water Supt. Brad Werner, Town Engineer

William Weiss, Police Chief Steve Laabs, Util. Dist. Wastewater Supt.

 

 

EXCUSED:

Bob Sprague, Commissioner #2

Jerry Jurgensen, Commissioner #3

ALSO PRESENT:

Charles Baxter, Resident

Scott Sauer, Resident

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

    Charles Baxter, 1406 North Street, Neenah, spoke about the status regarding a copy of Registering the Deed for Glenview Park Waterworks.

    Administrator Patrick DeGrave stated that we will take care of sending a copy to him in the next day or two. We received the documents last Friday.

  2. DISCUSSION ITEMS
  1. Sewer Main and Water Main Connections on E. Shady Lane (Coldspring Rd. to

Olde Buggy Lane)

Put an estimate together in August for;

Chairman Tews – We would need to hold a Public Hearing

Brad Werner, Town Engineer, stated that if we do the bids first, we can give the Residents a more exact cost.

Chairman Tews – We have four failing systems and this is a necessary project.

Brad said the next step is to bid it out after the holidays, after the first of the year.

Consensus of the Commission to proceed – give the engineer permission to proceed with engineering.

  1. Request for Sewer Service to Glenview Park

Scott Sauer, Resident of the Town, presented a petition to accept the undersigned owners of property within the limits of the Town of Neenah Sanitary #3, requesting municipal sanitary sewer service. (See attached).

(Original given to Utility District Secretary, Carlene Sprague)

Town Engineer, Brad Werner, explained to the Commission the process of biding and said a Public Hearing would be needed to proceed.

Jeff Roth, Utility Dist. Water Superintendent – I know that there are lot of failing sewers in this area.

Chairman Tews – Set the Public Hearing for this project, after you have received these bids.

IV. OLD BUSINESS

V. NEW BUSINESS

A. 0011130-1:UD Expenditures

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

  1. 001113-2:UD Set Pubic Hearing for Mandated Utility District Properties Connection to Sewer and/or Water Utilities Within 360 Days and Set Final Special Assessments for Water and/or Sewer Transfer From Deferred Assessment Role or Recapture Agreements

MOTION: Supervisor Handevidt, second President Tews to adopt the resolution and approve the Public Hearing to declare intent to exercise special assessment powers under Ch. 60 of the WI State Statutes to mandate connection to the sewer and water utilities within 360 days, for all properties located within boundaries of the Town of Menasha Utility District as submitted. Motion carried unanimously, with Commissioners Sprague and Jurgensen excused.

C. 001113-3:UD Set Public Hearing – Preliminary Special Assessment Street, Storm Sewer, Water and Sanitary Sewer Construction

MOTION: Supervisor Handevidt, second President Tews to table the resolution on the Public Hearing for the Special Assessment for street, storm sewer, water and sanitary sewer construction as submitted. Motion carried unanimously, with Commissioners Sprague and Jurgensen excused.

VI. ORDINANCES

VII. RESIGNATIONS/ APPOINTMENTS

VIII. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

  1. CORRESPONDENCE – Acceptance to be filed.
    1. Water Billing Summary - October 2000
    2. Sewer Billing Summary - October 2000

MOTION: Commissioner Krueger, second Commissioner Handevidt to accept the correspondence for filing. Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Jurgensen and Supervisor Sprague excused.

X. REPORTS

A. Town Administrator - None

 

 

    1. Town Engineer –

Brad Werner, Town Engineer, provided an update on Hwy. 114. We are looking for completion at approximately the end of the year.

C. Water Superintendent - None

D. Wastewater Superintendent -

Steve Laabs, Wastewater Superintendent – Provided a report regarding the Harborage lift station. We will probably end up replacing the lift station at a cost of $34.16 a quarter for each unit over and above what we would charge.

Administrator DeGrave – What is the difference in cost?

Steve states that it would be approximately $30,000 to $40,000 more. Sanitary District #4 took over this lift station from Harborage Condominiums.

Commissioner Handevidt questioned why residents in his area were being hooked up to sewer and water, and pressure regulators were installed at their cost?

Jeff Roth, Utility Dist. Water Superintendent – Jeff Roth stated the reason for the installation of pressure regulators was due to the fact that they are located in the lowest point of the sewer and water system.

E. Commissioners - None

F. Commission President - None

G. Other

Myra Piergrossi, Dir. of Finance briefly explained the 3rd quarter report for the Utility District. (See attached). Generally speaking, the Utility District is in good financial shape.

George Dearborn, Dir. of Community Development, provided information in regards to the industrial development on Cty. Hwy CB. We are lacking water and sewer. It’s an issue that supports the extension.

XI. MOTIONS BY COMMISSIONERS

  1. ANNOUNCEMENTS

XIII. ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

 

 

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

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Carlene L. Sprague

Utility District Secretary