Submitted for Town Board Approval June 11, 2001

 

 

 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE

TOWN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Municipal Complex - Assembly Room

Monday, May 21, 2001

 

MINUTES

 

I.                   CALL TO ORDER,  AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Town Chair Arden Tews called the Regular Meeting of the Town Board of Supervisors to order at 6:20 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                                 Robert Sprague, Supervisor #2

Russ Handevidt, Supervisor #4                                  Keith Kiesow, Fire Chief

Jeanne Krueger, Town Clerk                                      Ben Hamlon, McMahon Engineer

Patrick DeGrave, Administrator                                  George Dearborn, Dir. of Com. Dev.

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

 

ALSO PRESENT:

Joe Trudell                                            Bob Mayer                                     Mark Nelessen

Tim Gressler                                          Kate Gressler                               Bob Gorges

M. Bouchard                                          Denis Danielsen                           Grace Danielsen

Pat Boushley                                         Liz Radtke                                     Evelyn Knokel

Lea Gasper                                            Helen Gasper                               Donald M. Thiel

Joyce Vitek                                             Travis Schlegel                            Carol Stratton

Dave Stratton                                        Lloyd Pringnitz                             Jerome Weller

Gloria Weller                                          Jane Bahr                                      Stuart Hackbarth

LeeAnn Johnson                                   Bob Drifka                                     Paul Mor

Jolene Moran                                        Jeff Ziolkowski                              Jim Schuppe

Patti Schuppe                                        Bob Davis                                     Colleen Davis

Judy Herrbold                                        Mark Diersen                                Lynn Kriha

David Fennessy                                    Betty Zaborsky                              Carolyn Verkuilen

Jim Verkuilen                                         Patrick J. Hickey                           Jim Sell

Mike Lettier                                           Kara Henschel                              A. Chatterji

M. Chatterji                                            Jim Wetters                                               John Buyeske

Jeff Schmidt                                           Cheryl Hentz, Fox Cities Newspprs                                         

 

II.        AWARDS / PRESENTATIONS

                                               

III.              PUBLIC FORUM – NON-AGENDIZED TOWN RELATED MATTERS

 

IV.             DISCUSSION ITEMS

A.                 Virchow Krause – Insurance Broker Services

V-K consultant, John Healy presented material documented in his handout (see attached) citing a 20% reduction on broker fees.

 

V.                 OLD BUSINESS

A.                 010507-5:  Authorize Expenditures for Storm Water Drainage Utility Development and Implementation

The board felt the storm water drainage utility project was moving too quickly and requested more study time to ensure a successful development and implementation.  It was decided, at this point in time, to DENY the resolution and bring it back at a later date.

MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Handevidt to DENY the resolution authorizing expenditures the project.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

VI.               NEW BUSINESS

 

A.                 010521-1: Expenditures

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

 

B.     010521-2:  Authorize $1,100,000 General Obligation Bonds for Refunding Purposes

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Sprague to adopt to approve as submitted.  On roll call, all supervisors voted AYE.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

C.        010521-3: Authorize for the Sale of $1,100,000 General Obligation Refunding Bonds

MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Handevidt to adopt to approve as submitted.  On roll call, all supervisors voted AYE.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

D.                010521-4:  Provide for the Sale of $3,655,000 General Obligation Promissory Notes

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Jurgensen to adopt to approve as submitted.  On roll call, all supervisors voted AYE.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

E.                 010521-5: Winnebago County Recycling Revenue Surplus

The town board instructed Admin. DeGrave to request a quarterly report regarding the recycling revenues from Winnebago County.

 

MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Barczak to adopt to approve (the first option) the use of surplus recycling funds and hold recycling revenue surplus in a fund for future recycling tipping fee stabilization based upon actual tonnage processed and sold for years 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000, as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

F.                 010521-6: Approve Final Resolution for Cold Spring Road

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Sprague to amend the resolution to read that the Town of Menasha will pay all costs for the recreational trail instead of the residents.  On roll call, all supervisors voted AYE.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION:  Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Jurgensen to adopt to approve the amended resolution.  On roll call, all supervisors voted AYE.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

G.                010521-7: Approve Final Resolution for Jacobsen Road

MOTION: Supv. Sprague second Supv. Jurgensen to amend the resolution to delete the recreational trail.  On roll call, all supervisors voted AYE.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION:  Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Sprague to adopt to approve the amended resolution.  On roll call, all supervisors voted AYE.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

H.                010521-8: Set Board of Review Date

MOTION:  Supv. Jurgensen, second Supv. Sprague to assign Arden Tews as Chairman for the Board of Review and to hold the Board of Review on July 14, 2001 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.   Motion carried unanimously, with Chairman Tews abstaining.

 

I.                    010521-9: Authorize Budget Transfer for AFSCME Contract

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Sprague to adopt to approve as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

J.         010521-10: Approve Final Resolution for West American Drive Mapping

MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Handevidt to adopt to approve the final resolution for the mapping of W. American Drive, as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

K.         010521-11: Approve Street Lighting Agreement for McMahon Drive

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

 

L.         010521-12: Approve Street Lighting Agreement for Jacobsen Road Roundabout

MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Jurgensen to adopt to approve as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

M.        010521-13:  Approve Street Vacation – Stroebe Road

MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Jurgensen to adopt to approve the street vacation, as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

N.                010521-14: Approve Revised Timetables for Comprehensive Plan Goals and Objectives

MOTION:  Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Jurgensen to adopt to approve the resolution updating the town comprehensive plan, as submitted. Motion carried unanimously.

 

O.                010521-15:  Conditional Use Permit Modification – Century Oaks W. American Drive

Several Highland Park residents spoke out against the CUP modification citing the viewing of the proposed building’s rooftops and the large proposed building not having air space between the building.  Spokesperson for Century Oaks, Jeff Ziolkowski, stated he had met with several Highland Park residents and those involved appeared to favor the proposed project.  Several of the residents objected stating Mr. Ziolkowski had not met with them.  Lynn Khika stated the building was planned for one floor only and the resolution presented now called for two stories, which had not been indicated to the individuals contacted at that time.

 

MOTION:  Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Handevidt to adopt to approve the conditional use permit modification.  On roll call, motion FAILED with Supv. Sprague and Supv. Handevidt voting AYE and Supv. Barczak, Supv. Jurgensen and Chairman Tews voting NAY.

 

P.                 010521-16:  Variance – 2340 Holly Road – Jeremy Martin

MOTION:  Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Jurgensen to DENY the variance as recommended by the Planning Commission citing the zoning ordinance.

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Q.                010521-17:  Certified Survey Map – M&E – Casaloma Drive (008-0120-06-01)

MOTION:  Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Jurgensen to adopt to approve the certified survey map as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

R.                010521-18:  Certified Survey Map – M&E – Kisser Court  (008-0147-01)

MOTION:  Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Handevidt to adopt to approve the certified survey map as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

S.                 010521-19:  Winnebago County Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment

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

 

VII.     ORDINANCES / POLICIES / AGREEMENTS

 

A.                 010423-2:ORD  Chapter 13.02, 13.07-13.15, 13.17-13.27 Town Building Code

Third Reading and Adoption

MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Jurgensen to accept the third reading and adoption of the Town Building Code Ordinance, as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

VIII.     RESIGNATIONS / APPOINTMENTS

A.                010521-1: APP Appointment Finance Department Secretary

MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Handevidt to adopt to approve the appointment of Corey Reschke to the position of Departmental Secretary and Utility Receptionist as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

 

B.               010521-2: APP Appointment Firefighter Retirement Committee Member

MOTIOIN:  Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Sprague to adopt to approve the appointments for the town’s Fire Department Retirement Plan Committee as submitted.

Motion carried unanimously.

 

C.               010521-3: APP Appointment Deputy Building Inspector

MOTION:  Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Handevidt to adopt to approve the appointment of Peter Fetters to the position of Deputy Building Inspector with conditions, as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

D.               010521-4: APP Appointment Water Utility Distribution Maintenance Laborer

MOTION:  Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Handevidt to adopt to approve the appointment of Jeff R. Sharratt to the position of Water Utility Distribution Maintenance Laborer effective May 22, 2001 with conditions, as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

IX.               APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A.                 Regular Town Board Meeting – April 23, 2001

B.                Public Hearing – W. American Drive Mapping - May 7, 2001 –

C.        Special Meeting – Filling Vacancy for Supervisor #1 - May 14, 2001 –

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Jurgensen to accept the minutes, as submitted, with Supervisors Barczak abstaining due to her recent board appointment and Sprague abstaining from voting on the Public Hearing of May 7th.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

X.                 CORRESPONDENCE

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

 

XI.               REPORTS

A.     Town Administrator

1) Administrator DeGrave received a letter and petition regarding Memorial Florists Gardens Annexation and will send correspondence to the C/Appleton reminding them of the agreement between the city and town citing equal valuation for annexation.  (See attached letter).  2) Stated he will be talking to five property owners north of Midway Rd. regarding the sidewalks on Hwy. 47 (Appleton Rd.).

 

B.        Town Attorney - None

 

C.        Town Clerk - None

 

D.        Town Board

1.     Supervisor #1 – Barczak - None

 

2.     Robert Sprague, Supervisor #2 – None

 

3.     Jerry Jurgensen, Supervisor #3 – 1)  Gave updated information on the town’s annuity program for fire fighters.

 

4.     Russ Handevidt, Supervisor #4 – 1) Received several phone calls regarding the ERU (Equivalent Residential Unit) proposed billing on the Utility bill.  Chairman Tews stated there would need to be a public hearing prior to implementing this project.  Admin. DeGrave stated the public would need to be informed of their options.

 

E.        Town Chairman  1) Gave status of the streets/parks garage and requested a building meeting.  2) Attended the Palisades dedication Saturday.

 

F.         Other Town Officials

George Dearborn, Director of Community Development – 1) Gave status on single family building  2) Stated Lori Jencks have completed over 200 inspections.

 

Keith Kiesow, Fire Chief – 1) Status of the defibrillator grant had not been answered as yet.  2)  Also waiting to hear from the Fire Act grant.

 

Mike Lettier, Police Commission – 1)  Stated the Police Commission had started another eligibility list.

 

XII.             ANNOUNCEMENTS – Same as on Agenda

 

XIII.           MOTIONS BY SUPERVISORS

 

XIV.         ADJOURNMENT

 

At 8:05 p.m., MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Handevidt to adjourn the regular meeting of the Town Board of Supervisors.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jeanne Krueger, C.M.C.

Town of Menasha Town Clerk