Submitted for Town Board Approval May 20, 2002

 

TOWN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

REGULAR MEETING

Municipal Complex - Assembly Room

Monday, May 6, 2002

 

MINUTES

 

I.        CALL TO ORDER, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND ROLL CALL

Town Chair Arden Tews called the Regular Meeting of the Town Bd. 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 Hanson, Supervisor #1       

Jerry Jurgensen, Supervisor #3                                            Russ Handevidt, Supervisor #4                   

Keith Kiesow, Fire Chief                                      Jeanne Krueger, Town Clerk

Lee Reibold, Town Engineer                                Myra Piergrossi, Dir. of Finance         

Greg Curtis, Town Attorney                                 Ron Krueger, Dir. Park/Rec.

George Dearborn, Com. Dev.Dir./Interim Admin.                               Richard Eiberger, Assessor       

 

EXCUSED: Robert Sprague, Supervisor #2

 

ALSO PRESENT:  Konrad J. Hintz    Steve Young                Bonnie Young    Carol Smith

Chuck Smith 

II.        AWARDS / PRESENTATIONS

Dep. Police Chief Rod McCants honored  Ofcs. Jerry Lingnofski and Rick Leneau stating both officers went above and beyond their normal duties regarding car theft finger printing and eventual apprehension of the offenders.

                                               

III.       PUBLIC FORUM – NON-AGENDIZED TOWN RELATED MATTERS

Resident Konrad Hintz asked if the MEE/Bellvue meeting with Chairman Tews and Dir. Comm. Dev. George Dearborn was open to the public.  Dir. Dearborn stated it was however, cautioned Mr. Hintz that he should be asking town staff for information regarding town issues and not the town’s attorney.    

 

Mr. Charles & Ms. Carol Smith spoke in regards to a letter received from Town Clerk Jeanne Krueger stating they felt she had no authority to send mail on town letterhead.  Board members assured them this was absolutely  appropriate as it related to town business.  The Smiths also complained that the Town’s Annual Meeting was not run correctly.  A letter they received from Att’y. Roger Clark assured them that, according to law, the meeting was completely proper.  The Smiths further complained about various issues with the clerk.  Clerk Krueger took umbrage on what she felt was their untruthfulness and many unfounded complaints and stated she felt they were receiving erroneous information from an outside source.  (See Attached letters).

IV.      DISCUSSION ITEMS

a)            Review of Fire Prevention Ordinance

Fire Marshal Susan Phillips gave an overview of fire code standards, uniform codes and  International fire code.  The department will be assembling an ordinance for adoption of these codes.  Discussion ensued questioning the proposed standards requesting passage.  (See attachment Code)

 

V.       OLD BUSINESS

VI.      NEW BUSINESS

a)       020506-1: Expenditures

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

 

b)       020506-2:  Palisades Park Cell Tower Revenues

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

 

c)            020506-3:  Write-off of Uncollectible Accounts

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

 

d)       020506-4:  Mid-States Organized Crime Information Center Funding

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

 

e)       020506-5: Street Acceptance – lst Addition Phase II High Plain Meadows

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Hanson to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  Motion carried with all supvs. voting AYE and Chairman Tews abstaining.

 

f)        020506-6: Approve CTH BB/American Drive Cost Share Agreement

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

 

g)       020506-7: Street Light Request – 1229 Manitowoc Road

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

 

h)       020506-8: Annual Amusement License – Lee’s Restaurant

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

 

i)        020506-9: Issue Class “B” Beer License – Lee’s Restaurant

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

 

VII.     ORDINANCES / POLICIES / AGREEMENTS

a)            020506-1:ORD  Municipal Code Chapter 6.12 Amend Fees for Subdivisions

FIRST READING

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

 

VIII.    RESIGNATIONS / APPOINTMENTS

a)       020506-1:RES  Communications Technician Angela Oppor

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

 

b)       020506-2:APPT  Planning Commission Members

Clerk Krueger recommended to the board to Split the Question.

MOTION:  Supv. Jurgensen, second Supv. Handevidt to Split the Question.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Supv. Handevidt stated concern, with what he felt, was the Board’s frequent voting-in of the same people for committees and commissions thus making it difficult for other town citizens to serve.

 

Question #1 concerning the reappointment of Dennis Jochman: 

 

MOTION: Supv. Hanson, second Supv. Jurgensen to approve to adopt the re-appointment of Dennis Jochman.  On roll call, all supervisors voted AYE.

 

MOTION:  Supv. Handevidt to appoint applicant Mr. Jerry Fritsch.  Motion died for lack of a second. 

 

Question #2 concerning the reappointment of Mr. Charles Lewis. 

 

MOTION:  Supv. Jurgensen, seconded Supv. Hanson to approve to appoint the reappointment of Charles Lewis.  On roll call, motion carried  with Supvs. Hanson, Jurgensen & Chairman Tews voting AYE and Supv. Handevidt voting NAY.

 

c)            020506-3:APPT  Weed Commissioner

MOTION:  Supv. Jurgensen, second Supv. Hanson to appoint the t/Menasha Parks Department weed commissioners as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

IX.      APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a)       Regular Town Board Meeting –  April 22, 2002

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

 

X.       CORRESPONDENCE

a)            FireLine – May 2002

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

 

XI.      REPORTS

a)                 Town Administer

b)                 Town Attorney Greg Curtis

c)                 Town Clerk Jeanne Krueger   1) requested Supv. Hanson to renew or choose new members to be on the Business/Individual of the Year Committee; 2) recommended the Community Awareness Ad-Hoc Committee be dissolved by town board action; 3) recommended the Historical Committee be dissolved by town board action.

d)        Town Board

e)         Town Chairman Arden Tews   1)  update on usage of the t/Menasha Translators;

2) visited Police Chief Weiss at his home where he is recuperating.

 

f)          Other Town Officials

Dir. of Comm. Dev., George Dearborn  attended a meeting with Dean Kaufert regarding shared revenues.

 

Dir. of Finance Myra Piergrossi 1) will be revising the town’s cafeteria plan for options of deducting insurance premiums from terminated employees final pay checks; 2)  update on HTE software installation and training;  3)  update on the petty cash issue stating it has much improved.

 

Assessor Richard Eiberger gave update on the progress of the roll book.

 

Fire Chief Keith Kiesow  1) stated all FEMA monies have been received;  2) report on the fire at 892 Cold Spring Road.

 

Deputy Police Chief, Rod McCants 1) in the process of the Police Dept. Re-accreditation;  2)  MEG Unit update.

 

Dir. of Parks/Rec. Ronald Krueger 1) informed the board he will be retiring in February of 2003.

 

XII.       ANNOUNCEMENTS – Same as on Agenda

XIII.     MOTIONS BY SUPERVISOR

 

XIV.    ADJOURNMENT

At 8:09 p.m., MOTION:  Supv. Hanson, second Supv. Jurgensen to adjourn the Regular Meeting of the Town Board of Supervisors.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Jeanne Krueger, Certified Municipal Clerk