Submitted for Approval Dec. 15, 2003

 

UTILITY DISTRICT COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING

Municipal Complex - Assembly Room - Monday, November 24, 2003

 

MINUTES

 

 

1)        CALL TO ORDER, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Due to the excused absence of President Tews, Town Clerk Jeanne Krueger called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. and requested a motion to assign a U.D. President Pro-Tem to chair the U.D. meeting.  MOTION:  Handevidt/Sauer to assign Comm. #3 Jerry Jurgensen as President Pro-Tem.  Motion carried.

 

Elected Officials Present:         Barbara Hanson, Comm. #1      Scott Sauer, Comm. #2        

Jerry Jurgensen, Comm. #3      Russ Handevidt, Comm. #4-Arrived 5:04    Jeanne Krueger, Secretary     

 

Excused:     Arden Tews, President       Steve Laabs, Wastewater Supt.,

Paula Pagel, Accts. Mgr./Dep. Treas.     Brad Werner, Town Eng.

 

Others Present:  James Archambo, Admin.       Myra Piergrossi, Fin. Dir.      Jeff Roth, Water Supt.       

George Dearborn, Com. Dev. Dir.                       Matt Kuepper                         Irene Kuepper

 

2)         AWARDS/PRESENTATIONS
3)         PUBLIC FORUM
4)        DISCUSSION ITEMS
5)         OLD BUSINESS

 

6)        NEW BUSINESS
a)         031124-1:UD  Expenditures

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

 

7)         ORDINANCES/POLICIES/AGREEMENTS

 

8)         APPROVAL OF MINUTES
a)        Regular Utility Commission Meeting – November 10, 2003
b)         Special Utility District Commission Budget Meeting – November 12, 2003

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

 
9)         CORRESPONDENCE

a)         Water Main Breaks – October 2003          

b)         Monthly Water Pumpage – October 2003

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

 

10)       REPORTS

a)         Town Administrator James Archambo:  due to the upcoming holidays, reminded the Commissioners the next U.D. Commission would meet next week, Monday, Dec. 1.

 

 

b)         Engineer Brad Werner - excused

 

c)         Water Supt. Jeff Roth: 1) reported water usage up 6 million gals. from last year;  2) Drum Corp Dr. sewer/water update;  3) fire hydrant update;  4) rains caused further problems in the Manitowoc Rd. area Saturday;  5) Lift station #2 alarm needed adjustment.

 

d)         Wastewater Supt. Steve Laabs - excused

 

e)         Commissioners

Comm. Hanson:  reported resident Mrs. Bork of 1037 Home Ave., is still in need of a backflow preventer valve.  P & S Plumbing did not seem to be able to do the job according to Mrs. Bork.  Supt. Roth will investigate and report back to the commissioners. Keyes Plumbing was suggested by  Clerk Krueger should P & S Plumbing be unable to install the check valve.

 

Comm. Handevidt:  asked if someone knew what was occurring on Butte des Morts Beach Rd. and further stated damage could occur to vehicles because of inadequate warnings and/or lighting regarding the railroad crossing hump in the road.  It was explained that a temporary by-pass interceptor was installed due to an interceptor lateral being installed.  He also asked when this project would be completed and was told about three weeks.  He and Clerk Krueger stated the lack of information of this project was a bit disturbing.

 

f)          Comm. President Arden Tews - excused

 

g)         Other Town Officials

Myra Piergrossi Finance Dir.:  1) asked for authorization to pay bills in a timely manner between Dec. 15, 2003 and Jan. 19, 2004.  A bills list will be compiled for all Commissioners and placed in their packet.  Director Piergrossi requested that commissioners call her with any questions or comments prior to mailing the utility invoices.

2)  water billing dispute with the Hobnobbin Supper Club, now out of business, (see attached).  She asked the Commissioners for direction creating a policy suggesting various options.  The board advised her to follow the PSC rulings on water-base charges however always charge for fire protection.

 

George Dearborn, Dir. Comm. Dev.:  Meadow Heights update;  2) United States Geological Survey (USGS) regional update.

 

11)      MOTIONS BY COMMISSIONERS

 

12)       ADJOURNMENT

At 5:48 p.m., MOTION: Handevidt/Hanson to adjourn the Utility District Commission Meeting.  Motion carried.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jeanne Krueger, Utility District Secretary