Submitted for Approval Sept. 8, 2003

 

TOWN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS REGULAR MEETING

Municipal Complex - Assembly Room - Monday, August 25, 2003

 

MINUTES

 

1)        CALL TO ORDER, 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. 

 

PRESENT: Arden Tews, Town Chair     Barbara Hanson, Supv. #1           Scott Sauer, Supv. #2

Jerry Jurgensen, Supv. #3                     Russ Handevidt, Supv. #4           Jeanne Krueger, Clerk

 

ALSO PRESENT:   James Archambo, Admin.   Greg Curtis, Town Att’y.   Lee Reibold, Town Engr.                Doug Jahsman, Lieut.         Myra Piergrossi, Finance Dir.           George Dearborn, Com. Dev. Dir.        Diana Kanter, Assoc. Plan.            Randy Gallow, St. Supt.          Keith Kiesow, Fire Chief 

Mike Kading, Dir. Parks/Rec.     Jane Isaac       Al Bellmer      Mike Lettier     Att’y. Steve Frassetto      Barb Heeter      Melissa Liedl      Bob Liedl       Mark Isaac

 

2)        AWARDS / PRESENTATIONS

 

3)        PUBLIC FORUM – Non-Agendized Town Related Matters: 

Resident Barb Heeter requested an update on the school bus situation regarding the American Dr. reconstruction.  Admin. Archambo stated he had contacted Kobussen Bus Lines and informed them of the situation and is awaiting word back from them as to student pick up.

4)        DISCUSSION ITEMS

5)        OLD BUSINESS

 

6)       NEW BUSINESS

a)        030825-1: Rezoning – Martenson & Eisele, Inc. – Meadow Heights Subdivision Lots #11 and #12:   MOTION: Handevidt/Hanson to adopt to approve as submitted.  Motion carried.

 

b)        030825-2: Town Conditional Use Permit – Keller Structures – Master Lube – West American Drive:  MOTION: Handevidt/Jurgensen to adopt to approve as submitted.  Motion carried.

 

c)         030825-3:  Expenditures

MOTION: Handevidt/Sauer to adopt to approve the expenditures with the exception of (none), as submitted.  Motion carried.

 

d)       030825-4: Issue Class C Wine License – Asian Taste

MOTION: Handevidt/Hanson to adopt to approve as submitted.  Motion carried.

 

e)       030825-5: Issue Individual Amusement Licenses – Tri County Ice Arena

MOTION: Handevidt/Jurgensen to adopt to approve as submitted.  Motion carried.

 

f)        030825-6: Issue Individual Amusement License – Club West 14th Anniversary Party

MOTION: Sauer/Hanson to adopt to approve as submitted.  Motion carried.

 

g)       030825-7: Stewardship Grant Application–Highway 10 Trail Extension to Irish Road

MOTION: Handevidt/Hanson to adopt to approve as submitted.  Motion carried.

 

h)       030825-8: Authorize Use of Capital Project Funds – West American Drive

MOTION: Handevidt/Jurgensen to adopt to approve as submitted.  Motion carried.

 

i)        030825-9: Bid Award – Street Department One-Ton Articulated Asphalt Roller

MOTION: Sauer/Jurgensen to adopt to approve as submitted.  Motion carried.

 

j)          030825-10: Disallowance of Claim – Warren Utecht:  MOTION: Sauer/Jurgensen to adopt to approve to disallow as submitted.  Motion carried.

 

k)       030825-11: Request Waiver to 66-Foot Right-of-Way Requirements – Alaskan Acres

MOTION: Jurgensen/Sauer to adopt to approve as submitted.  Motion carried.

 

l)          030825-12: Issue Two-Year Bar Operator Licenses:  MOTION: Handevidt/Hanson to adopt to approve as submitted.  Motion carried.

 

7)       ORDINANCES / POLICIES / AGREEMENTS

a)         030623-5:ORD Create Chapter 30 Comprehensive Plan - SECOND READING & ADOPTION

 

MOTION:  Handevidt/Sauer to adopt with an amendment which would include the density of the MEE Bellevue property restored to medium density level.  On roll call, motion failed on a 3-2 vote with Supvs. Sauer & Handevidt voting AYE & Supvs. Hanson & Jurgensen & Chairman Tews voting NAY.

 

MOTION:  Jurgensen/Hanson to accept the second reading and adopt the Comprehensive Plan with MEE Bellevue property to remain low density as amended in the FIRST READING.   

 

On roll call, Motion carried on a 3-2 vote with Supvs. Hanson & Jurgensen & Chairman Tews voting AYE and Supvs. Sauer & Handevidt voting Nay.

 

MOTION:  Jurgensen/Hanson to approve the Second Reading & Adoption with the amended First Reading for low-density only for the MEE Bellevue property with the following findings of fact to be read into the minutes as recommended to Town Attorney Greg Curtis.

 

1) The Comprehensive Plan already identifies an adequate amount of land for multiple-family and in the Board’s discretion, there is a need for additional low-density development. 

 

2) The overall density of the MEE property as medium-density is not compatible with the surrounding area.

 

3) The MEE property at medium-density is not in harmony with the existing surrounding area and will be detrimental to the character of the neighborhood.

 

4) The additional traffic caused by the development of medium-density would create an unsafe traffic condition for the town residents, both pedestrian and vehicular. 

 

On roll call, Motion carried on a 4-1 vote with Supv. Handevidt voting NAY.

 

b)        030825-1:ORD Amend Chapter 14A Sections 14.58 and 14.59 of the Town of Menasha Municipal Code - FIRST READING, SECOND READING AND ADOPTION

MOTION: Sauer/Jurgensen to accept the FIRST READING, SECOND READING & ADOPTION as submitted.   On roll call, Motion carried 3-1 with Supv. Handevidt voting NAY, and Supv. Hanson absent from the room.

 

8)       PERSONNEL

a)         030825-1:RESIGN  Fire Captain Mike Cotter

MOTION: Handevidt/Sauer to accept the resignation as submitted.  Motion carried.

 

b)       030825-2:RESIGN Crossing Guard – Noelle Webber

MOTION: Sauer/Jurgensen to accept the appointment as submitted.  Motion carried.

 

c)         030825-3:RESIGN  Crossing Guard – Peggy Johnson

MOTION: Handevidt/Jurgensen to accept the resignation as submitted.  Motion carried.

 

d)       030825-4:APPT  Crossing Guard – Harold Steffen

MOTION: Handevidt/Jurgensen to accept the appointment as submitted.  Motion carried.

 

e)         030825-5:APPT  Crossing Guard – Merlin Putz

MOTION: Sauer/Jurgensen to accept the appointment as submitted.  Motion carried.

 

9)       APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a)       Regular Town Board Meeting – August 11, 2003

MOTION: Handevidt/Jurgensen to approve the minutes as submitted.  Motion carried.

 

10)     CORRESPONDENCE

a)         Fire Department – Monthly Activity Report - July 2003

MOTION: Handevidt/Jurgensen to accept the correspondence for filing as submitted.  Motion carried.

 

11)     REPORTS

a)       Town Administrator James Archambo

b)       Town Attorney Greg Curtis

c)       Town Clerk Jeanne Krueger

d)       Town Board

e)         Town Chairman Arden Tews:  asked for an update on the Beck St. complaint; discussed the letter received from Chuck Lewis regarding the Stroebe Island entrance property by the lift-station. (Attached)   

 

f)          Other Town Officials

Comm. Dev. Dir, George Dearborn:  reported 120 single-family home permits have been applied for thus far this year.

Fire Chief Keith Kiesow:  asked the board if he could spend the left over monies from the Station 41 remodeling project to purchase furniture.  Chairman Tews directed him to present a resolution for the 9/8/03 meeting.

 

Police Comm. Pres. Mike Lettier:  stated the interviews for two police officers went well at their last Thurs. evening’s meeting and pending psychological evaluations the officers should be on board 9/15 & 9/22.

 

Street Supt. Randy Gallow:  American Drive update

 

12)     MOTIONS BY SUPERVISORS

At 7:23 p.m., MOTION: Handevidt/Hanson to convene into closed session pursuant to 19.85(1)(c) of the WI State Statutes; considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility, specifically to discuss non-represented employee wages, and discuss the AFSCME contract.  Motion carried.

 

PRESENT: Arden Tews, Town Chair     Barbara Hanson, Supv. #1           Scott Sauer, Supv. #2

Jerry Jurgensen, Supv. #3                     Russ Handevidt, Supv. #4           Jeanne Krueger, Clerk

 

Discussion ensued on employee health insurance and an update on the General Union negotiations.  Admin. Archambo stated there will be a September 3 mediation session.

 

At 8:15 p.m., MOTION: Handevidt/Hanson pursuant to 19.85(2) of the WI State Statutes; the Town Board will reconvene into open session to act on any business discussed in closed session.  Motion carried.

 

MOTION: Handevidt/Sauer to direct Admin. Archambo to draft a resolution to change the employer share within the Personnel Policy to 95% and to accelerate the vacation accrual schedule by 2 years and implement a health insurance quid pro quo of $325.00.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

13)      ADJOURNMENT

At 8:20 p.m., MOTION: Handevidt/Hanson to adjourn the Regular Meeting of the Town Board of Supervisors.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jeanne Krueger, Certified Municipal Clerk