Submitted for Town Board Approval Nov. 12, 2001

 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE

TOWN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Municipal Complex - Assembly Room

Monday, November 12, 2001

 

MINUTES

 

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.  Clerk Jeanne Krueger noted the roll as follows:

PRESENT:

Arden Tews, Town Chair                        Barbara Barczak, Supervisor #1                   

Jerry Jurgensen, Supervisor #3                        Jeanne Krueger, Town Clerk

Russ Handevidt, Supervisor #4                        Keith Kiesow, Fire Chief

Carl Sutter, Town Engineer                         Randy Gallow, Street Supt.

Patrick DeGrave, Administrator                         William Weiss, Police Chief

Myra Piergrossi, Dir. of Finance                        Greg Curtis, Town Attorney

George Dearborn, Dir. of Com. Dev.               

                                                                          

EXCUSED: Robert Sprague, Supervisor #2             

ALSO PRESENT   Leon Grundman     Lois Grundman          Carl Hesselman       Jean Lally

Joe Trudell           John Strebe            Roz Wittman, P.D.      Eric Schwindt           Barb Heeter

Jodi Hesselman   Earl Hesselman      Joe Guidote,               Tom Borchart,           Kurt Schodorf Menasha Area Soccer Club

 

II.        AWARDS / PRESENTATIONS

 

III.       PUBLIC FORUM – NON-AGENDIZED TOWN RELATED MATTERS

Chairman Tews requested, for the record, that it was his opinion that the residents involved in the Oct. 29th meeting regarding the MEE Development displayed exceptional behavior.

 

IV.      DISCUSSION ITEMS

a)            Possible Land Acquisition – Airport Road:  Representing the Menasha Area Soccer Club, Misters Joe Guidote, Tom Borchart and Kurt Schodorf stated the house for sale on the corner of Earl St. would complete the puzzle for the soccer field.  They stated the bank’s price of the property is $50,000.00.  Added to this cost would also be the razing of the house and restorations.  Admin. DeGrave cautioned the board regarding fiscal responsibility and budget priorities.  He requested the soccer club utilize various creative options to raise funds for this project and also to have conversation with the lending institution holding the property in order to make a more reasonable sale.

b)            Oneida Street Sidewalk:  Admin. DeGrave explained the sidewalk project on So. Oneida St. involving nine Town of Menasha businesses (see backup).  He asked the board if they  would be interested in holding a public hearing on this project.  It  was the consensus of the board to hold a public hearing after the c/Appleton had the needed information to present to the affected business people such as cost and design.

 

V.       OLD BUSINESS

 

VI.      NEW BUSINESS

a)       011112-1: Expenditures

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Barczak to approve the expenditures with the exception of (none), as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

b)       011112-2: Authorize Expenditures and Transfer Funds from Public Protection Fund 

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Jurgensen to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

c)            011112-3: Postage Machine and Meter Lease Agreement

MOTION: Supv. Jurgensen, second Supv. Barczak to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

d)       011112-4: Street Garage Project - Final Change Orders

The board requested a thank you letter be sent to Peter Mariahazy and Al Belmer for their time and efforts serving as citizen members on the building committee for the new garage.

 

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Jurgensen to amend the fifth whereas, fifth line to read $66,168.33 instead of $45,721.01.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Jurgensen to adopt to approve the resolution as amended.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

e)       011112-5: Authorize the Annexation of Land-Watters Plumbing (1303 Midway Rd)

and the Detachment of Land on Valley Road

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Barczak to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

f)        011112-6: Town of Menasha 2002 Health Insurance Provider

MOTION:  Supv. Barczak, second Supv. Jurgensen to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  After discussion, both withdrew their motions. 

After further discussion, Motion: Supv. Jurgensen, second Supv. Barczak to extend Misters Hesselman and Schroeder to 18 months instead of six and Mr. Grundmans to 12 mo.  Clerk Krueger requested the board to split the question. 

Motion: Supv. Jurgensen, second Supv. Barczak to split the question.  After further discussion, Supvs. Jurgensen and Barczak withdrew their motion. 

Motion: Supv. Jurgensen, second Chairman Tews to amend the resolution to read in the “Be it further resolve” paragraph, 4th and 5th sentence to read 2003 instead of 2002 for all recipients.  On roll call, Motion carried unanimously.  On the resolution on roll call, motion carried with Supvs. Barczak, Jurgensen and Chairman Tews voting AYE and Supv. Handevidt voting NAY.

 

g)       011112-7: Town of Menasha 2002 Dental Insurance Provider

MOTION: Supv. Jurgensen, second Supv. Barczak to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

h)       011112-8: Issue Annual Amusement License-Lee’s Chinese and Vietnamese Restaurant

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Jurgensen to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

i)        011112-9: Authorize the Construction of the Green Valley Detention Pond

MOTION: Supv. Barczak, second Supv. Jurgensen to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

j)            011112-10: Developer’s Agreement – Gateway Plaza

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Jurgensen to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

k)       011112-11: Developer’s Agreement – Sell Court

MOTION: Supv. Jurgensen, second Supv. Handevidt to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

l)            011112-12: Disallowance of Claim – Ms. Jean Lally

Ms. Lally addressed the board with flooding history of her home stating the town re-ditched way too deep and incorrectly.  She stated she felt the lateral carrying water away from her property was way too small and invited the board and administration to visit her home in order for her to show them the problems that keep causing her flooding and how to rectify these problems in the future.  Admin. DeGrave and board members stated they would do this.

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Barczak to adopt to approve the resolution, as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

m)            011112-13: Disallowance of Claim – Ms. Pearle Zimmer

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Barczak to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

n)            011112-14: Disallowance of Claim – Mr. John Strebe

MOTION: Supv. Barczak, second Supv. Jurgensen to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

o)            011112-15: Disallowance of Claim – Mr. Carl Bernas, 653 Peppergrass Lane

Clerk Krueger read a phone message from Mr. Bernas as he could not attend.  Mr. Bernas requested the engineers report and what measures are being implemented at the sewage plant to rectify the problems so this would not happen again.  MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Jurgensen to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

p)            011112-16: Disallowance of Claim – Eric & Carrie Schwindt, 683 Peppergrass Lane

MOTION: Supv. Jurgensen, second Supv. Barczak to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

q)            011112-17: Disallowance of Claim – Mr. Ronald Waseka, 531 Harbor Light Circle

MOTION: Supv. Barczak, second Supv. Jurgensen to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

r)            011112-18: Disallowance of Claim – Chad & Michelle Wisneske, 665 Peppergrass Lane

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Jurgensen to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

VII.     ORDINANCES / POLICIES / AGREEMENTS

 

a)            011112-1:ORD  CHAPTER 14-14.66 (1) Construction Site Erosion Control 

FIRST READING, SECOND READING AND ADOPTION

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Barczak to accept the first reading, second reading and adoption of the ordinance as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

b)            011112-2:ORD  POLICY CHANGE AMENDING PERSONNEL POLICY MANUAL, CHAPTER 23 – FRINGE BENEFITS, SEC. I, PAID-ON-CALL FIRE FIGHTERS    

FIRST READING, SECOND READING AND ADOPTION 

MOTION: Supv. Jurgensen, second Supv. Barczak to accept the first reading, second reading, and adoption of the ordinance as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

VIII.    RESIGNATIONS / APPOINTMENTS

a)       01-1:APPT Police Communications Technician - Connie S. Weber

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Jurgensen to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 
IX.      APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a)       Regular Town Board Meeting –  October 29, 2001

MOTION:  Supv. Jurgensen, second Supv. Handevidt to accept the minutes as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supv. Barczak abstaining due to absence.

 

X.       CORRESPONDENCE

a)            Fireline – November 2001  

b)       Fire Department – Monthly Activity Report – October 2001

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Jurgensen to accept the correspondence for filing as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

XI.     REPORTS

a)       Town Administrator

b)        Town Attorney

c)         Town Clerk

d)        Town Board

Barbara Barczak, Supv. #1

Robert Sprague, Supv. #2

Jerry Jurgensen, Supv. #3

Russ Handevidt, Supv. #4

e)         Town Chairman Arden Tews:   reminded the board of tomorrow’s budget meetings and expected all board members to be present

f)          Other Town Officials

Dir. of Comm. Dev., George Dearborn:  1)  permits taken out for 62 single-family homes  2) permit taken out for McDonald’s Restaurant

Assessor, Richard Eiberger:  Speaking in the absence of Mr. Eiberger, Clerk Krueger reminded the board members that certification for the Bd. of Review must be renewed every two years.

 

Police Chief William Weiss   1) stated Lt. Randy Diedrich has been off for the better part of two years and this has been difficult with staffing. He stated he will be posting his position for a acting lieutenant  2) police commission will be meeting Wednesday, Nov. 14th  3) stated that K-C Fem Care Plant will now be known as the Neenah Cold Spring Facility.

XII.       ANNOUNCEMENTS – Same as on Agenda

XIII.     MOTIONS BY SUPERVISOR

XIV.    ADJOURNMENT

 

At 8:14 p.m., MOTION: Supv. Barczak, second Supv. Handevidt to adjourn the regular meeting of the Town Board of Supervisors.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jeanne Krueger

Certified Municipal Clerk

Town of Menasha