Submitted for Town Board Approval June 25, 2001

 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE

TOWN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Municipal Complex - Assembly Room

Monday, June 11, 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 6:00 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                                 Greg Curtis, Town Attorney

Russ Handevidt, Supervisor #4                                  Keith Kiesow, Fire Chief

Jeanne Krueger, Town Clerk                                      Carl Sutter, Town Engineer

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

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

Rod McCants, Deputy Chief                                        Richard Eiberger, Town Assessor

Randy Gallow, Street Superint.                                  Ron Krueger, Parks Director

                                   

EXCUSED:  Robert Sprague, Supervisor #2

 

ALSO PRESENT:

Joe Trudell                                  Bob Drifka                                        Jane Bahr

Lynn Kriha                                   Ed Duessing                                    Stuart Hackbarth

Gary Baumann                            Roy Patranovich                              Jeff Ziolkowski

Jeff Schmidt                                Synona Meyer                                  Bill Smith

Deb Smith                                    Sue LaSage                                     Holly Petranovich

Mark Nelessen                            Charles Smith                                  Rollie Ritchie

Bev Bielowski

 
II.                 AWARDS / PRESENTATIONS

 

III.              PUBLIC FORUM – NON-AGENDIZED TOWN RELATED MATTERS

Resident Gary Bauman, Oakview Drive, questioned why no one from the town had gotten back to him regarding the cul-de-sac and the road not being paved after waiting eight (8) months. 

Admin. DeGrave stated he had been trying to contact Mike Pheifer from Pheifer Bros. Construction Co. with no luck.  He will write one more letter to Mr. Pheifer to coordinate plans in order to complete this paving project.  Chairman Tews stated to Mr. Bauman that he would have an answer in a 2 wk. to 30-day time line.

 

 

 

Resident Ed Duessing asked whether the Town would pay for other recreational trails as they had for the Cold Spring rec. trail.  Chairman Tews stated payment for town trails are on a case-by-case basis.  The Ordinance is presently written to special access property owners.

 

IV.      DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

V.                 OLD BUSINESS

 

A.                 010521-15:  Reconsideration of Century Oaks Conditional Use Permit Modification

Century Oaks representative Bob Drifka once again explained the project, showed various drawings of the project and answered numerous questions.

 

Residents Synona Meyer, Mark Nelson, Lynn Khiha, Jeff Schmidt and Bill Smith were all opposed to the project stating the building was too long, too high, inappropriate berms and lack a suitable drainage plan.

 

Chairman Tews suggested that the developers and the Highland Park neighborhood have a meeting to better discuss the project and work out a modification or change in order to come to some kind of compromise or agreement.

 

MOTION: Supv. Barczak to deny.  Motion failed for lack of a second.

 

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt to approve with conditions. Motion failed for lack of a second.

 

MOTION: Supv. Jurgensen, second Supv. Handevidt to DELAY until the June 25th, 2001 Reg. Town Board Meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

           

VI.               NEW BUSINESS

 

A.                 010611-1: Expenditures

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

 

B.       010611-2: Final Resolution for Sidewalk Construction for Midway Rd and Highway 47 (Valley Rd to Midway Rd)

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Jurgensen to adopt the special assessments.

 

After discussion, Supvs. Handevidt and Jurgensen requested to have their motions WITHDRAWN.

 

MOTION: Supv. Jurgensen, second Supv. Handevidt to DELAY until the 6/25 board meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

C.        010611-3: Approval of Engagement Letter-Virchow Krause Insurance Broker Services

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

 

D.                010611-4: Award Bid-Municipal Review for Safety Compliance

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Jurgensen to TABLE.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

E.                 010611-5: Approve Comprehensive Plan Update Agreement

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

 

F.                 010611-6: Approve Storage of Tri-Com Crime Awareness Trailer

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

 

G.                010611-7: Approve Intermunicipal Agreement for Road Maintenance

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

 

H.                010611-8: Allocate Funds for Street Lighting on Jacobsen Road Roundabout

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

 

I.                    010611-9: Authorize the Issuance and Sale of $4,000,000.00 Waterworks System and Sewerage System Revenue Bonds of the Town of Menasha, Winnebago County, WI and Providing for Payment of the Bonds and Other Details with Respect to the Bonds

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Jurgensen to adopt to approve the issuance and sale of $4,000.000 waterworks system and sewerage system revenue bonds, as submitted, at an interest rate of 4.8981% over 20 years.  On roll call, all supervisors present voted AYE.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

J.         010611-10: Budget Transfer for CPR Training Supplies and Equipment

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

 

K.         010611-11: Annual Alcohol Beverage Licenses

Due to non-compliance of the town’s fire codes at Club West, Sabre Lanes and due to failure of J.G. Food Mart to pay taxes, Clerk Krueger requested the board amend the resolution to eliminate these three establishments.

 

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Barczak to adopt to approve the requested amendment from Clerk Krueger.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

L.         010611-12: Annual Amusement Licenses

Due to non-compliance of the town’s fire codes, Clerk Krueger requested the resolution be amended to eliminate Sabre Lanes and Club West.

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Barczak to adopt to approve the requested amendment from Clerk Krueger.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

M.        010611-13: Annual Bowling License

Due to non-compliance of the t/Menasha fire codes, Clerk Krueger requested the license be referred to the 6/25/01 board meeting in order to grant Sabre Lanes more time for code compliance.

 

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Jurgensen to REFER to the next Town Board Meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

N.        010611-14: Annual Cigarette Licenses

Due to non-compliance of the town’s fire codes at Club West and Sabre Lanes and J.G. Food Mart for delinquent taxes, Clerk Krueger requested the board to amend to eliminate these three establishments from the resolution.

 

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Barczak to adopt to approve the requested amendment.  Motion carried unanimously

 

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

 

O.        010611-15: Annual Salvage Yard Dealer Licenses

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

 

P.        010611-16: Annual Secondhand Dealer Licenses

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

 

VII.     ORDINANCES / POLICIES / AGREEMENTS

 

A.        010611-1:ORD Chapter 9.21 – Use of Town Hall      FIRST READING

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Barczak to accept the first reading of the Ordinance. 

After discussion, Supervisors Handevidt and Barczak withdrew their motions asking for further definition.

 

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Jurgensen to REFER to the meeting of June 25th, 2001. 

 

VII.             RESIGNATIONS / APPOINTMENTS

 

A.                010611-1:RES  Resignation of Police Communications Technician, Casey Rosson

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Barczak to accept a Letter of Resignation from Casey Rosson effective June 11th, 2001, with regrets.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

IX.               APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A.                 Special Meeting, Town Clerk Recount – April 9, 2001

B.                Public Hearing Jacobsen Road – May 7, 2001

C.        Regular Town Board Meeting – May 7, 2001

D.         Regular Town Board Meeting – May 21, 2001

 

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Jurgensen to accept the minutes as submitted.

Motion carried unanimously.

 

X.                 CORRESPONDENCE

A.                 Fire Department – Activity Report – April 2001

B.                Fire Department – Fireline – June 2001

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

 

XI.               REPORTS

A.     Town Administrator, Patrick DeGrave: 1) will be sending Rep. Dean Kaufert a thank you letter from the board of supervisors in regard to the $25,000.00 grant for the recreation trail on Cold Spring Rd. 

 

B.        Town Attorney – No report

 

C.        Town Clerk, Jeanne Krueger: 1) welcomed new Supervisor, Barbara Barczak and congratulated the Town of Menasha Police Dept. on Detective Mike Krueger’s Top Cop award.

 

D.        Town Board

1.     Barbara Barczak, Supervisor #1 – No Report

 

2.     Robert Sprague, Supervisor #2 – Excused

 

3.     Jerry Jurgensen, Supervisor #3 – 1) updated the board on the status of the petition for referendum regarding the town’s name change.

 

Russ Handevidt, Supervisor #4 – 1) stated he will meet with Joni Danner of Touchmark regarding train whistles  2) due to concern regarding the committee and commission term limits, Supv. Handevidt felt the appointments should be advertised in the Bridge as well as in the local newspapers.  3) remarked about the vehicle congestion on BB and Northern Rd. and was impressed with the t/Menasha’s police officer directing traffic.

 

E.     Town Chairman - 1) stated he, Mr. Smith and Mr. Dearborn attended a meeting with Fox Valley developers.  2) requested a board meeting date for Senator Mike Ellis to speak  3) attended a Boy’s Brigade program funded by the GREAT grant and highly recommended other board members and town staff to attend one of their programs.  4) received calls from several Lake St. residents complaining of a lack of signage on Toman Rd.  Requested Supt. Gallow put signs out.  Supt. Gallow stated the WI DOT requested the area businesses to install traffic signage however, they did not.  Mr. Gallow also stated he felt signage would be of little use at this point in time as the project will be completed by 6/29.  5) reports that W.T.A. is requesting letters from towns for the support of higher road aids.  Chairman Tews requested administration to send WTA a letter regarding this issue.

 

F.     Other Town Officials

Eng. Carl Sutter:  1) stated the bids for the Cold Spring and Jacobsen Roads project has created a lot of interest and has sent out more than 30 bids.

 

George Dearborn, Director of Community Development:   1) informed the board of the hiring of Mr. Peter Fetters as the new Deputy Build. Insp.  2) High Plains Meadows is starting Phase II single family homes  3) intern position update and interviewing process.

 

Myra Piergrossi, Director of Finance – No report

 

Richard Eiberger, Assessor:  1) reported the town’s equalized value will exceed $1,000,000,000.00 this year. 

 

Keith Kiesow, Fire Chief:  1) the department will be holding a controlled fire burn June 30th and July 23rd  2) future controlled fire burns are also scheduled.  Chief Kiesow invited all board members to attend.

 

William Weiss, Police Chief:  1) stated Lee Ann Johnson had been hired as a crossing guard for the Neenah School  District during the six weeks of summer school at Spring Road School  2) stated several awards will be presented at the July 9th meeting.  3) informed the board of wild cats in the area.

 

Ron Krueger, Dir./Parks & Rec:  1) update on the Annex Lane bridge stating Dr. Winek has changed his mind on the allowing the right-of-way 2) informed of plans to re-roof the community center  3) requested the board to put $35,000.00 back into the open-space account.

 

XII.              ANNOUNCEMENTS – Same as on Agenda

 

XIII.    MOTIONS BY SUPERVISORS

 

XIV.   ADJOURNMENT

At 8:45 p.m., MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Jurgensen to adjourn the Regular Meeting of the Town Board of Supervisors.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jeanne Krueger, CMC

Town Clerk - Town of Menasha