Submitted for Town Board Approval Dec. 17, 2001

 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE

TOWN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Municipal Complex - Assembly Room

Monday, December 3, 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           

Robert Sprague, Supervisor #2                                  Jerry Jurgensen, Supervisor #3           

Russ Handevidt, Supervisor #4                                  Keith Kiesow, Fire Chief

Jeanne Krueger, Town Clerk                                      Carl Sutter, Town Engineer

Jeff Smith, Associate Planner                                     Patrick DeGrave, Administrator

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

George Dearborn, Dir. of Com. Dev.                         William Weiss, Police Chief

Richard Eiberger, Assessor                                       

 

ALSO PRESENT: Tim Plagenz       Jim Cleveland      Carolyn Cleveland

 

II.        AWARDS / PRESENTATIONS

III.       PUBLIC FORUM – NON-AGENDIZED TOWN RELATED MATTERS

IV.      DISCUSSION ITEMS

V.       OLD BUSINESS

VI.      NEW BUSINESS

a)       011203-1: Expenditures

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

 

b)       011203-2:  Selection of Short Term Disability Insurance Provider

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

 

c)         011203-3:  Budget Transfer FEMA Reimbursement Funds to Police, Fire and Street Department Budget

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

d)       011203-4:  Equipment Purchase for Emergency Services from FEMA Funds

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

 

e)       011203-5: Accounting Software Purchase

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

 

f)        011203-6: Supporting Municipal Telecommunications Initiatives and Opposing Senate Bill 248 and Assembly Bill 518

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

 

g)       011203-7: Approve Regular Meeting Schedule for 2002 for Town of Menasha  Board of Supervisors and Utility Commission

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

 

VII.     ORDINANCES / POLICIES / AGREEMENTS

a)         011203-1:ORD  Town of Menasha Municipal Code Book, Chapter 28  Sewer and Water Utilities Commission         FIRST READING

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

 

VIII.    RESIGNATIONS / APPOINTMENTS

a)       011203-1:APPT   Seasonal Tax Clerk – Jacqueline Wischow

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

 

IX.      APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a)       Public Hearing of the Proposed 2002 Budget – November 13, 2001

b)       Special Town Meeting of the Town of Menasha – November 13, 2001

c)         Special Utility Commission Meeting – November 13, 2001

d)        Special Town Board Meeting – November 13, 2001

e)         Regular Town Board Meeting – November 26, 2001

 

MOTION:  Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Jurgensen to accept the minutes, as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supv. Sprague abstaining from a) b) c) d) due to absence.

 

X.       CORRESPONDENCE

a)         Fireline - December 2001

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

 

XI.     REPORTS

a)      Town Administrator Patrick DeGrave  1) requested the storm water drainage issue be continued.  After discussion, board members recommended a 1/14/02 date for resolutions regarding implementing the program and method of funding.

b)        Town Attorney Greg Curtis

c)         Town Clerk Jeanne Krueger   1) reported that herself, Chief Kiesow, and Finance Dir. Myra Piergrossi took part to raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy in the M.D. Lock Up at the Valley Inn and all three did quite well.   2) submitted information to the board (see backup) regarding town tax costs for the library system, tax lister and health programs  3) hepatitis and Flu shots will be given in the Town Hall on Wed., Dec. 5th.

 

d)        Town Board

Barbara Barczak, Supv. #1

Robert Sprague, Supv. #2

Jerry Jurgensen, Supv. #3

Russ Handevidt, Supv. #4

e)         Town Chairman Arden Tews   1) read a typed statement which stated he didn’t see any need for change regarding Clerk Jeanne Krueger’s request for making sure there is a motion and second after the chairperson had read the title of the resolution/ordinance, and prior to discussion.  He explained this was the way the Planning Commission mtgs. have always been handled.  He stated he should not have been reminded of this rule, as things are good the way they are as he looks at the flag each evening and the picture on the north wall.

 

Clerk Krueger asked whether she could respond.  Chairman Tews stated no, he did not believe so.  Being a town citizen, Clerk Krueger stated she brought this up under her reports and felt she asked minimal commitment to Robert’s Rules of Order however, getting a motion and second prior to discussion was a fundamental adherence that should be met.  Chairman Tews stated he received phone call complaints that he should not have been interrupted.

f)          Other Town Officials

Dir. of Comm. Dev., George Dearborn

Dir. of Finance Myra Piergrossi 1) requested sign up for the Santa Float   2) stated tax bills are expected mid-month from Winnebago County

Fire Chief Keith Kiesow

Police Chief William Weiss thanked the board for FEMA funds for the Police Dept.

XII.       ANNOUNCEMENTS – Same as on Agenda

XIII.     MOTIONS BY SUPERVISORS - None

 

XIV.    ADJOURNMENT

At 6:50 p.m., MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Barczak to adjourn the Regular Meeting of the Town Board of Supervisors.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jeanne Krueger, Certified Municipal Clerk

Town of Menasha