Submitted for


Feb. 23, 2004


Town of Menasha

2000 Municipal Drive, Neenah, WI 54956

Ph: (920) 720-7103  Fax (920) 720-7197



Municipal Complex - Assembly Room - Monday, February 9, 2004





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


Others Present:  James Archambo, Admin.     Lee Reibold, Town Eng.     Rod McCants, Police Chief    

Myra Piergrossi, Finance Dir.      George Dearborn, Com. Dev. Dir.      Mike Kading, Park Director

Richard Eiberger, Assessor         Randy Gallow, Street Supt.       Diana Kanter, Associate Planner  

Susan Phillips, Dep. Chief/Fire Marshal       Greg Curtis, Town Atty.     Kate McQuillan    Nancy Rickhoff

Gianni Holzem    Bob Liedl      LeeAnn Johnson        Betty Zaborsky       John Zaborsky     Chris Szymonski

Lisa Van Dyke     Jerry LaMotte      Annette Look   Becky Szymonski    Guy Gruett         Kim Charniak

Dan Thiel            Michelle Dillon    Michael Dillon  Renee Krause          Mike Lettier, Pres. Police Comm.





         Jerry LaMotte, Cold Spring Rd., presented a petition requesting the speed limit on Cold Spring to be reduced to 25 m.p.h. Chairman Tews stated before additional studies were needed including setup of the police department’s SPEED indicator trailer to gather additional data which had not been implemented at this point in time due to inclement weather.



 5.     OLD BUSINESS  


         a)     040209-1: Olde Buggy Drive Stop Sign Request

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


         b)     040209-2:  Purchase of Police Department Vehicle

MOTION:  Handevidt/Jurgensen to adopt to approve as submitted.  On roll call, motion carried unanimously with all supervisors voting AYE.


         c)      040209-3: Authorization to Enter Lease Agreement With Option to Purchase Rydell

         Property       MOTION:  Hanson/Jurgensen to adopt to approve as submitted.  After discussion, Supvs. Hanson and Jurgensen rescind their motions.  MOTION:  Handevidt/Jurgensen to postpone for consideration until the February 23 meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.


         d)      040209-4: Expenditures

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


         e)      040209-5: Application for Cigarette & Tobacco License – Singh Petroleum, LLC

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



f)      040209-6: Issue Class A Beer License – Singh Petroleum, LLC

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


         g)     040209-7: Individual Amusement License – Fox Valley Muzzle Loaders Gun Show

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


         h)    040209-8: Individual Amusement Licenses – Tri-County Ice Arena – Home and Garden      Show, Antiques Showcase and Sale, Spring Fling and Alpaca Show

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


         i)       040209-9: Bar Operator Licenses Issued

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



         a)      040209-1:ORD  Municipal Code Chapter 16 - Create Section 16.05 - Fixed Asset Policy  First Reading          MOTION: Sauer/Jurgensen to accept the First Reading of the ordinance as submitted.  Motion carried.



a)      040209-1:RETIRE Utility Department - Arend

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



          a)     Regular Town Board Meeting – January 26, 2004

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



          a)     FireLine – February 2004                           

          b)     Fire Department Monthly Activity Report - December 2003

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



11.    REPORTS

          a)   Admin. James Archambo

          b)    Town Attorney Greg Curtis

          c)    Town Clerk Jeanne Krueger:  1) discussion ensued regarding possible retaining of all or partial fees for the reserved Class B liquor license.  The Clerk stated she only had one regular license left before issuing reserve licenses at $10,000 each.  She requested supervisor’s opinions to determine if an amendment to the reserve license might be in order.  Chairman Tews requested the Clerk to obtain more information surrounding municipalities in addition to the 10 examples presented in their packets.   2) Update on the Feb.17th Presidential Preference Election.   


          d)    Town Board

            Barbara Hanson, Supv. #1:  1) requested updated information regarding the Manitowoc Rd. ditch. Eng. Reibold stated that the survey work done is 75% in Town and 25% in the city.  He and St. Supt. Gallow stated little more can be accomplished besides removing trees, brush and other debris from the ditch as the land around the ditch is very flat;  2) stated residents informed her they are very happy about the No Parking zones on Manitowoc Rd.; 3) received complaints from Acorn Ct. residents regarding trash left out for days and cars that appeared to be abandoned. Chief McCants stated his officers visited with the offending party and vehicles have since been removed.

            Jerry Jurgensen, Supv. #3:  1) complimented the Street Dept. on the snow plowing.  


            Russ Handevidt, Supv. #4:   1) stated he is thankful the temporary utility tubing construction is finally completed on Butte des Morts Beach Rd.  


e)      Town Chair Arden Tews  1) received a letter from WI-DNR regarding the property on  2525 Cold Spring Rd. owned by Peter VanderWielen (See attached letter).  WI-DNR officials had conducted an onsite inspection regarding the open burning and solid waste disposal pollution of this property and stated that if violations do not cease and compliance met, significant fines may result;  2) attended a WisLine class on Ethics & Liability for local government officials; 3) will be attending a WTA District meeting in Ripon for Bd. of Review training;   4) requested the clerk add an item to the Annual Town agenda for Assessor Eiberger to give an update of the town’s reassessment at the April 13th Annual Meeting;  


          f)    Other Town Officials

                 Fire Marshal Susan Phillips: 1) added additional information regarding the 2525 Cold Spring Rd. parcel stating vehicles, trash and other unsightly debris had not been cleaned up after many requests.  She further stated the WI-DNR had given Mr. VanderWieland options for remediation;  2) Clark fire update.

Comm. Dev. Dir, George Dearborn: 1) report on single-family homes, new businesses and other commercial developments 

Finance Dir. Myra Piergrossi: 1) recommended supervisors read “New Governmental Financial Reporting Model” booklet she handed out;  2) audit update.   

            Assessor Richard Eiberger: 1) reassessment update; 2) software update; 3) has grave concerns with the new Hwy. 10 signage.  Chairman Tews requested Adm. Archambo send a letter of this concern to Madison.  Adm. Archambo stated he had already done this and is waiting for a reply.  

            Street Supt. Randy Gallow:  1) will be meeting tomorrow with Supvs. Handevidt and Jurgensen regarding the problems with the overhead garage doors and maintenance of the doors;  2) fuel bids are in progress.

            Police Commission Pres. Mike Lettier:  1) will be holding police officer interviews on 2/17.





At 7:21 p.m., MOTION: Jurgensen/Hanson to adjourn the Regular Meeting of the Town Board of Supervisors.  Motion carried.






Jeanne Krueger, Certified Municipal Clerk