Submitted for Approval Oct. 13, 2003

 

TOWN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS REGULAR MEETING

Municipal Complex - Assembly Room - Monday, September 22, 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. 

 

Elected Members 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.    Lee Reibold, Town Engr.     Myra Piergrossi, Finance Dir.

Rod McCants, Police Chief      George Dearborn, Com. Dev. Dir.             Richard Eiberger, Assessor       Randy Gallow, Street Supt.      Keith Kiesow, Fire Chief      Susan Phillips, Dep. Chief/Fire Marshal Greg Curtis, Town Atty.            Mike Kading, Park Dir.        Mike Lettier, Pres. Police Comm.

Becky Konizer                           Eden Foord                            Katherine Foord                Parker Foord

 

2)        AWARDS / PRESENTATIONS  

3)        PUBLIC FORUM – NON-AGENDIZED TOWN RELATED MATTERS 

4)        DISCUSSION ITEMS

5)        OLD BUSINESS  

 

6)        NEW BUSINESS

a)        030922-1: Variance – Eden Foord – S.W. Corner of W. Palisades and Annex Lane

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

 

b)        030922-2: Certified Survey Map – Great Northern Corporation – 395 Stroebe Road

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

 

c)         030922-3:  Expenditures

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

 

d)       030922-4: Change Town Board Meeting Dates for October 2003

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

 

e)       030922-5: Street Acceptance – Shady Springs VI

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

 

f)        030922-6: To Approve an Engagement Letter with Virchow Krause and Company for

Insurance Broker Services

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

 

7)       ORDINANCES / POLICIES / AGREEMENTS

 

a)         030922-1:ORD Amend Town of Menasha Municipal Code Chapter 9-Transient Merchants

License      FIRST READING, SECOND READING AND ADOPTION

MOTION: Handevidt/Jurgensen to accept the FIRST READING only.  Motion carried.

 

8)       PERSONNEL

a)         030922-1:RESIGN  Paid-on-Call Firefighter Bryan Odeman

MOTION: Handevidt/Hanson to adopt as submitted, with deep regrets.  Motion carried.

9)       APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a)       Regular Town Board Meeting – September 8, 2003

MOTION: Handevidt/Hanson to approve the minutes as submitted.   After discussion, MOTION: Handevidt/Hanson to withdraw their motions.  MOTION:  Handevidt/Hanson to REFER the minutes to the next Regular Town Board Meeting October 13.  Motion carried.

 

10)      CORRESPONDENCE

11)      REPORTS

a)        Town Administrator James Archambo:  questioned the address change for Club West stating the address was well-known for many years on Shady Lane.  Dir. Dearborn stated the request came from the Club West staff to change to 2000 Arena Dr.  as their front door does face Arena Dr.

 

b)         Town Attorney Greg Curtis

c)         Town Clerk Jeanne Krueger    

d)         Town Board

Barbara Hanson, Supv. #1:  attended the Fire Department open house held last Saturday and praised the organizers for a wonderful showing.

 

Jerry Jurgensen, Supv. #3:  expressed concern regarding the footpath on Annex Lane now that the property has been purchased. 

 

Russ Handevidt, Supv. #4:  1) concerned with the overtime report from the Finance Dept. explaining the need for overtime due to the large amount of time dedicated to learning the newly implemented HTE software.  He felt the town board was not properly informed of this excessive overtime;   2) asked if a clearer font could be used for the monthly bills list;  3) irritated about the budget workshop dates stating he was not asked if the dates were compatible with his schedule as the other town board members were asked.  He stated he is unable to make the Tuesday meetings and expressed disappointment in the lack of obtaining input from the other board members when putting this schedule together as it could have avoided the non-attendance issue;  4) attended the Hazardous Material meeting;   5) questioned the legality of a boat being parked on the far end of Northern Rd. in the town’s right-of-way.

 

e)         Town Chairman Arden Tews:   1) also attended the Fire Department open house, and felt the staff did an outstanding job;  2) questioned the status of the ditch on Manitowoc Rd. St. Supt.

Gallow stated there were no easements available.  Town Engr. Lee Reibold is looking into surveying, preliminary studies and costs involved.  Chair Tews, in the interim, wants the property owner to be notified of the status;   3) inquired as to the status of the Green Valley ditch.  Adm. Archambo stated he had not heard from the t/Neenah officials thus far. 

 

f)          Other Town Officials

Comm. Dev. Dir, George Dearborn:   Informed Becky Konizer, manager of the Dublin Trail multi-family complex that her request for advertising signs in the town’s right-of-way were not allowed regardless that developer Jim Fletcher told her and her staff that it was okay.   

 

Fire Chief Keith Kiesow:  1) thanked everyone who attended the open house, and gave special thanks to Admin. Asst. Sue Englebert and  Dep. Fire Chief Susan Phillips and the firefighters involved;  2) a house-burn is scheduled on Shangra-La this Sat. morning at approx. 8-9 o’clock.

  

Assessor Richard Eiberger:  1) expressed disappointment in the Post-Crescent for not running an article regarding town’s revaluation project;   2) stated Accurate Appraisal will begin their town-wide assessment next week starting on the west side;  3) spoke with Mark Weber regarding borderline manufacturing.

 

Street Supt. Randy Gallow:  update on American Drive

 

Dep. Fire Chief Susan Phillips:  thanked everyone for their attendance on Saturday.

 

Park/Rec. Director Mike Kading:  1) update on the Moseng property purchase;   2) stated the 2003 Fall Recreation programs will be starting soon.

 

12)     MOTIONS BY SUPERVISORS

 

13)       ADJOURNMENT

At 7:00 p.m., MOTION: Sauer/Hanson to adjourn the Regular Meeting of the Town Board of Supervisors.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jeanne Krueger, Certified Municipal Clerk

TOWN OF MENASHA