Submitted for Approval Oct. 27, 2003



Municipal Complex - Assembly Room -  Monday, October 13, 2003





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.        Rod McCants, Police Chief     

George Dearborn, Comm. Dev. Dir.             Randy Gallow, Street Supt.     Mike Kading, Park Dir. 

Keith Kiesow, Fire Chief - arrived @ 6:15       Melissa Liedl       Robert Liedl       Robert Francart      

Mike Lettier       Barb Heeter                         Jane Coe              Excused:  Myra Piergrossi, Finance Dir.



Retirement Plaque – Jane Coe, upon her retirement, was presented a plaque for her many years of service to the Town of Menasha Police Department.  She was congratulated by all in attendance.



Resident Melissa Liedl, Tumblebrook Rd., presented a petition with 38 names requesting installation   of stop signs on E. Shady Ln. (where it intersects with Cold Spring Rd.) due to the many near-accidents occurring.  She also presented document with 28 names of residents who have experienced or witnessed near-miss accidents/incidents. (Please see attached petition & report).  Ms. Liedl also thanked the Town of Menasha Police Department for quick response regarding an accident there involving her two children. Chief McCants will be monitoring for the next few days to see if a 4-way stop may be needed.


Resident Robert Liedl, Tumblebrook Rd. requested an amendment to the town’s present ordinance to prohibit leaf-burning citing many health concerns to the town’s residents and also the danger open-burning presents.  Clerk Krueger stated she believed it would be appropriate to present this proposed amendment as a referendum question on an up coming election and let the townspeople make this decision.  (See attached letter)



5)        OLD BUSINESS  


6)        NEW BUSINESS

a)        031013-1: Authorization to Purchase the Moseng Property – 958 Irish Road

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


b)        031013-2:  Expenditures

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


c)         031013-3: Annual Amusement License – Haunted House – 500 North Lake Street   

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


d)       031013-4: Bar Operators Licenses Issued

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


e)       031013-5: Jacobsen Creek Condominium Development Agreement Amendment 1

MOTION: Handevidt/Sauer to approve the agreement with an additional sentence stating “Contingent upon approval of the Town Attorney”.   Motion carried unanimously.



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


MOTION: Handevidt/Hanson to approve the SECOND READING & ADOPTION as submitted.  Motion carried.


b)         031013-2:ORD Amend Town of Menasha Municipal Code Chapter 17 Public Parks Section 17.03 Regulations, Reservations and Permits      FIRST READING                  

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


c)         031013-3:ORD Changes to Town of Menasha Municipal Code – Delete Sections 14.66 and 15.12, Amend Section 6.30, Create Chapter 31 Storm Water and Erosion Control       FIRST READING

MOTION: Handevidt/Jurgensen to approve the FIRST READING submitted.  Motion carried.


8)        PERSONNEL

a)         031013-1:RESIGN Water Laborer – Jeff Sharratt

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


b)        031013-2:RESIGN Paid-on-Call Firefighter - Adrian Beyer

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


c)         031013-3:APPT Paid-on-Call Firefighter - Shawn Bordeaux

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



a)         Regular Town Board Meeting – September 8, 2003

b)         Regular Town Board Meeting – September 22, 2003

c)         Budget Workshop – September 16, 2003

d)         Budget Workshop – September 23, 2003

e)         Budget Workshop – September 29, 2003

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



a)         Fire Department Monthly Activity Report – August 2003

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


11)      REPORTS

a)         Town Administrator James Archambo: requested the board members decide on a date and time for the town’s Budget Hearing.  After discussion, MOTION: Hanson/Handevidt to hold the Public Budget Hearing on Wed., Nov. 12 at 6:00 p.m.  Motion carried 3-2 with Supvs. Hanson, Handevidt & Chairman Tews voting AYE & Supvs. Sauer & Jurgensen voting NAY.


b)         Town Attorney Greg Curtis – not present


c)         Town Clerk Jeanne Krueger:  1) attended a clerk’s meeting in the c/Omro participating in the showing of their new fire station facility.  Chief Russ Kleinschmidt demonstrated the proper way to use a fire extinguisher and had the clerks participate.  He also stated the 50 dedicated firefighters were 100% volunteer and covered a 35 mi. radius.  Chief Kleinschmidt  encouraged the public to attend their open house and dedication Oct. 18th.   2)  stated she had given Supv. Hanson suggested candidates for the Individual & Business of the year award however, has not received any feedback.  3)  stated the c/Appleton started installing the sidewalks on S. Oneida St.    

d)         Town Board

Barbara Hanson, Supv. #1: stated Chairman Tews requested her to conduct a street sweeper study of the surrounding communities which she read in open session.    


Jerry Jurgensen, Supv. #3:  was approached by the American Legion regarding the proper procedure for the disposal of American flags.  He asked and was granted permission to set up a bin in the town hall lobby for anyone to dispose of old and/or worn American flags.     


Russ Handevidt, Supv. #4:  stated the boat for sale on Northern Rd. is indeed on the owner’s property.     


e)         Town Chairman Arden Tews:  read a proclamation declaring, “White Cane Safety Day” and reminded attendees that we sometimes forget our many vision-impaired citizens. (See attached proclamation)    


f)          Other Town Officials

Comm. Dev. Dir, George Dearborn:  reported 144 single-family permits issued thus far. 


Fire Chief Keith Kiesow:  update on the ladder truck repair, and will obtain a second opinion.


Police Chief Rod McCants:  reported the need for additional men’s lockers in the Police Dept. and requested board members to review quotes received for the additional lockers. (See attached memo)


Park Director, Mike Kading:  1) update on the Moseng property   2) update on the park fee increases and other changes.


Street Supt. Randy Gallow:  update on American Drive giving the possibility of construction being complete prior to the Nov. 14th deadline. 



At 7:03 p.m., MOTION:  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 personnel issued and to discuss the AFSCME Local 1035E collective bargaining contract for 2003-2005.  Motion carried.


Pursuant to 19.85(1)(e) of the WI State Statutes; deliberating or negotiating the purchasing of public properties, the investing of public funds, or conducting other specified public business whenever competitive or bargaining reasons require a closed session, specifically to discuss the Green Valley Ditch project. 


Pursuant to 19.85(1)(g) of the WI State Statutes; conferring with legal counsel for the governmental body who is rendering oral or written advice concerning strategy to be adopted by the body with respect to litigation in which it is or is likely to become involved, specifically to discuss pending cases. 


At 8:25 p.m., MOTION: Sauer/Handevidt 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.


            031013-6: To Ratify the Labor Agreement Between the Town of Menasha and Local 1035E

            Wisconsin Council 40, AFSCME, AFL-CIO

MOTION: Handevidt/Hanson to adopt to approve as submitted.  Motion carried. (See attached agreement)



At 8:30 p.m., MOTION: Jurgensen/Handevidt to adjourn the Regular Meeting of the Town Board of Supervisors.  Motion carried unanimously.


Respectfully submitted,



Jeanne Krueger, Certified Municipal Clerk