Submitted for Town Board Approval January 28, 2002

 

TOWN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

REGULAR MEETING

Municipal Complex - Assembly Room

Monday, January 14, 2002

 

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                                      Lee Reibold, Town Engineer

Patrick DeGrave, Administrator                                  William Weiss, Police Chief

Myra Piergrossi, Dir. of Finance                                 Ronald Krueger, Dir. of Parks & Rec.

George Dearborn, Dir. of Com. Dev.                         Tim Plagenz, I.S. Sys. Specialist

 

ALSO PRESENT:      Jack Fair                    Charles Baxter                      Ed Fetzer

Joyce Vitek                Patricia Hess             Patricia Boushley                 Todd A. Dontje

Carl Sutter                 Kay Burroughs          Sue Hoyman                          Chris Hoyman

David Resch              Javis Briski                Mike Lettier                           Tim Schwartzbauer

Cheryl Hentz, Fox Cities Newsppr

 

II.        AWARDS / PRESENTATIONS

                                               

III.       PUBLIC FORUM – NON-AGENDIZED TOWN RELATED MATTERS

Resident Jack Fair stated that survey stakes were taken out when Green Valley ditch was worked on.  Mr. Fair had reported this to McMahon engineer, Brad Werner, on several occasions however, the stakes still have not been replaced.  Town Eng. Lee Reibold will contact Mr. Werner and report back at the next U.D. meeting.

 

Resident Charles Baxter requested information on detention pond. Adm. DeGrave stated the t/Neenah will be receiving bids and awarding the contract within the next several weeks. 

Mr. Baxter wanted estimated costs for the town name change.  It was stated the amount, on the high end, would be approx. $44,000.00 over a period of time.  Mr. Baxter stated his displeasure regarding a name change and stated it will be costing much more.

IV.      DISCUSSION ITEMS

a)                 Fox River Clean Up

(See attached memo) Adm. DeGrave requested board instruction regarding writing a letter to The Fox River Group on the board’s thoughts as to how to assist with decisions on the clean-up process.  He received board permission to prepare a letter for the board’s review.

 

b)        Letter to State Regarding STH 41 land STH 10 Interchanges

Adm. DeGrave drafted a letter to Gene Kussart of the WI-D.O.T. with a request to move up the construction date for the Hwy. 10/Roland Kampo bridge expansion along with exit and entry ramps.  (See attached.)

 

c)         Senator Ellis’ Plan for Deficit Reduction

This issue was explained by Adm. DeGrave, whereas, he prompted the board for feedback.  The board members directed Mr. DeGrave to stay on top of this issue and keep them informed.  (See memo.)

V.       OLD BUSINESS

VI.      NEW BUSINESS

a)       020114-1: Expenditures

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

 

b)       020114-2:  Assembly Room Multi-Media System

MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Handevidt to adopt to approve as submitted.  On roll call, motion fails on a 3-2 vote with Supvs. Barczak, Jurgensen & Chairman Tews voting NAY and Supvs. Sprague & Handevidt voting AYE.

MOTION: Supv. Jurgensen, second Supv. Sprague to RECONSIDER.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION: Supv. Jurgensen, second Supv. Sprague to amend the resolution to purchase 5 monitors and change the cost breakdown price to $4,960.00.  On roll call, motion carried unanimously, with all board members voting AYE.

 

c)         020114-3:  Recommend a Funding Methodology for Storm Water Drainage Utility

MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Barczak to adopt to approve to select the ERU for funding on page 1 and on page 2 to select that the Storm Water Drainage Utility pay 50% of all assessable project costs.  On roll call, motion carried on a 3-2 vote with Supvs. Barczak, Sprague and Chairman Tews voting AYE, and Supvs. Jurgensen and Handevidt voting NAY.

 

d)       020114-4:Approve Change Orders #1 and #2 – 2001 Resurfacing Program

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

 

e)       020114-5: Approve Change Orders – W. American Drive Construction

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

 

 

f)        020114-6: 2002 Budget Amendment – Police Department – CAD Software and Radio Reprogramming

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

 

g)       020114-7: Budget Amendment for 2002 Chip Seal Program

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

 

h)       020114-8: Budget Amendment DCOMM Compliance Expenditures

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

 

i)        020114-9: Renewal of Contract for Employee Assistance Program

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

 

j)          020114-10: Award Bid – One-Ton Dump Truck – Park Department

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

 

k)       020114-11: Award Bid – Dump Box – Park Department

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

 

l)          020114-12: Out of State Training – G.R.E.A.T. Program Grant - Wittmann

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

 

m)       020114-13: Out of State Training – G.R.E.A.T. Program Grant - Piergrossi

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

 

n)        020114-14: Street Light Agreement - Wildlife Heights II

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

 

o)        020114-15: Annual Amusement License – The Archery Shack

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

 

p)        020114-16: Issue Class “B” Beer License – The Archery Shack

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

 

q)        020114-17: Establish Polling Places for 2002 elections

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

 

r)         020114-18: Reduce Number of Election Officials for April 2nd Election

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

 

VII.     ORDINANCES / POLICIES / AGREEMENTS

a)         020114-1:ORD Creating Section 9.01(14) Reserve Liquor License Policy

FIRST READING 

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

 

b)        020114-2:ORD Amend Chapter 9.01(3) Fermented Malt and Liquor license Fees

FIRST READING

Chairman Tews requested the clerk to obtain further charges from surrounding communities.

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

 

c)         020114-3:ORD Amend Chapter 28 – Utility District Ordinances

FIRST READING, SECOND READING & ADOPTION

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Jurgensen to accept the second reading of the ordinance and adopt as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

d)        020114-4:ORD Amend Chapter 9 – Create Paragraph 22 Destruction of Obsolete Records -  FIRST READING -   WITHDRAWN at the request of the town clerk.

 

e)         020114-5:ORD Amend and Repeal All Ordinances Adopted in 2001

FIRST READING, SECOND READING & ADOPTION

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Jurgensen to accept the second reading of the ordinance and adopt as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

VIII.    RESIGNATIONS / APPOINTMENTS

 
IX.      APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a)       Regular Town Board Meeting – December 17, 2001

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

 

X.       CORRESPONDENCE

a)         Fireline – January 2002

b)        Fire Department Monthly Activity Report – November 2001

c)         Fire Department Monthly Activity Report – December 2001          

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

 

XI.      REPORTS

a)       Town Administrator Patrick DeGrave  1)  received a letter from Mayor Hanna regarding an appointment from the town of Menasha to sit on the board of Valley Transit.   The board members requested Dir. Dearborn to represent the town’s interests.  Dir. Dearborn agreed to the appointment.

b)        Town Attorney Greg Curtis

c)         Town Clerk Jeanne Krueger  

d)        Town Board

Barbara Barczak, Supv. #1   1) thanked SCRIBE reporter, Cheryl Hentz, on the article regarding nominations for Individual/Business of the Year and also requested board members for nominations.

Robert Sprague,  Supv. #2

Jerry Jurgensen, Supv. #3   1) stated he will be on vacation from Jan. 24th to Feb 13th.

2) requested Finance Dir. Myra Piergrossi extend congratulations to her husband, Nick Piergrossi, on his recent appointment to c/Neenah alderman.

Russ Handevidt,  Supv. #4

e)         Town Chairman Arden Tews  1) reminded the board members that the Board of Review needed two board members to be certified.  He will be attending re-certification classes  2)  requested Adm. DeGrave remind Street Supt. Randy Gallow to take care of the Brighton Beach flooding problem received from resident Bill Ott a few weeks ago.

f)          Other Town Officials

D/F, Myra Piergrossi   1)  reported the G.R.A.T.E. award  2) town auditors will be starting the town’s audit February 18th 

Dir. of Comm. Dev., George Dearborn   1) updated board members on the town’s Comp. Plan

Dir. of Finance Myra Piergrossi  1) reported the finance dept. received the G.R.A.T.E. award for the 4th consecutive year   2) auditors Virchow-Krause & Co. will be starting the town’s audit on Feb. 18th;  3) informed the board of problems collecting room tax from the Fox Valley Inn and Colonial Inn.  Dir. Piergrossi stated the Fox Valley Inn finally paid however, the Colonial Inn is still delinquent.

Fire Chief Keith Kiesow  1) reported to the board the t/Menasha Fire department responded to 909 for 2001 with 664 being EMS calls and 245 being fire calls   2)  updated the board on the town’s fire intern program

Police Chief William Weiss  1) reported on a Winnebago Cty. Tobacco Coalition sting whereas not one business from the t/Menasha was cited of selling tobacco products to underage customers

 

XII.       ANNOUNCEMENTS – Same as on Agenda

XIII.     MOTIONS BY SUPERVISOR

XIV.    ADJOURNMENT

At 7:45 p.m., MOTION: Supv. Jurgensen, 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