Submitted for


March 22, 2004


Town of Menasha

2000 Municipal Drive, Neenah, WI 54956

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



Municipal Complex - Assembly Room - Monday, March 8, 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

Russ Handevidt, Supv. #4    

Excused:   Jerry Jurgensen, Supv. #3     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.     Richard Eiberger, Assessor          Randy Gallow, Street Supt.    Susan Phillips, Dep. Chief/Fire Marshal       Greg Curtis, Town Atty.

Diana Kanter, Assoc. Planner   Mike Kading, Dir. Parks & Rec.   Karen Tweedie, Dep. Clerk   Sallie Ottow

William Ottow   Lee DeGroot, Accurate Appr.    Jim Danielson, Accurate Appr.   Joe Nemecek   Bill Acker   Mike Lettier, Pres. Pol. Comm.    Martha Acker    Jay Schroeder  John Zaborsky    Betty Zaborsky     



         a)  Accurate Appraisal - Update on the Revaluation

         Mssrs. Lee DeGroot and Jim Danielson representing Accurate Appraisal gave an update on completing the last of the residential property inspections by the first wk. of April, and will begin on Commercial properties.  Notices will be sent out by mid-July.  



         Resident Bill Acker, Julie Ct., complained of the loud noise from the car wash at Express Convenience Ctr. on American Dr. 


         Resident Bill Ottow asked the town board their opinion on consolidation of the Town, C/Neenah & C/Menasha Police Departments.  ChairmanTews stated he, Chief McCants and Admin. Archambo have taken part in the consolidation discussions (see attached). There will be another meeting at the Municipal Complex on Tues., March 16 at 1:30 p.m.

         Mr. Acker and Mr. Ottow both spoke negatively, although Supv. Handevidt assured it would not                diminish our level of service. 

         Mr. John Zaborsky, Whippletree Ln., stated a positive view and felt there may be other services which may help the Town of Menasha.


         Resident Joe Nemecek prompted a number of questions to the town board regarding the Ordinance on subdivision control and land development.  He spoke negatively about the dwelling fees being raised and would like to propose having one fee, with the fee being used for its purpose. He wants to see soil testing on trails eliminated, although Park & Rec. Dir. Kading explained why he wants this to remain.  Discussion continued with Mr. Zaborsky also giving his views. 

         Supv. Handevidt would like to see change on the proposed fee structure.  The town board will                    come back with this Ordinance for a third reading at the next meeting. (Letters attached)








         a)     040308-1: Award Bid – 2004 Fuel Contract

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


         b)     040308-2: Overhead Door Contract

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


         c)      040308-3: 2003 Year-End Budget Amendments

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


         d)      040308-4: Expenditures

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


         e)      040308-5: Resolution Supporting Regional Efforts to Apply for State Grant Funds for Economic Development

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


         f)      040308-6: Approve Bar Operator Licenses

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


         g)     040308-7: Agent Appointment – Susan H. Kleinmann for Mobile Chef (The Vineyard)

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


         h)    040308-8: Issue Alcohol Beverage License – The Vineyard (Mobile Chef, LLC) Catering Business      MOTION: Handevidt/Hanson to adopt to approve as submitted.  Motion carried.


         i)       040308-9: Appoint Agent – Sukhpal Gill for Singh Petroleum

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


         j)      040308-10: Town Participation in Discussions for Police Department Consolidation

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



         a)      040308-1:ORD  Town of Menasha Municipal Code Chapter 6 – Rescind and Recreate Chapter 6.11 Dedications and Reservations and 6.42 Open Space      Second Reading

         MOTION: Handevidt/Sauer to accept the Second Reading of the ordinance as submitted.  Motion carried.



a)    040308-1:RESIGN  Park Laborer

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


b)    040308-2:APPT  Wastewater Laborer

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



          a)     Regular Town Board Meeting – February 23, 2004

          b)     Public Hearing – February 23, 2004

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


          a)    FireLine – March 2004

          b)    DOA Local Government Report and 2003 Housing Survey                                

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


11.    REPORTS

          a)   Admin. James Archambo – Distributed Int’l Assoc. of Chiefs of Police document on “Consolidating Police Services: An IACP Planning Approach Executive Brief” (attached);  Meeting of Fox River Authority at C/Kaukauna on Thurs. 3/11 at 8:00 a.m. re navigation on Fox River;  WE Energies Community Info. Meeting on Wed. 3/24 @ 8:00-9:30 a.m.;  Reukert/Mielke Conf. Ctr. offering free course covering topic on “Intergovernment Agreements” on Wed. 3/17 @ 10:00 a.m.-noon;  Attended discussion on proposed future use of Hwys. 41/441 and 10 & Comp. Plan, last evening 3/9 at Winnebago County; Neenah/Menasha Memorial Day Parade sign-up sheet available in Administration-see Joan Burrill.


b)    Town Attorney Greg Curtis

c)    Town Clerk Jeanne Krueger    


d)    Town Board

      Russ Handevidt, Supv. #4 received a response back regarding Hwy. 45 traveling South, and intersecting at Hwy. 10. Very difficult to see at night without lighting, and curve in the highway could cause someone to miss an exit.


e)    Town Chair Arden Tews stated there is a Local Government Emergency Planning meeting on Thurs. March 18, with Fire Chief Kiesow attending; requested our Town offices conduct a dry run of an emergency situation, to better prepare ourselves in case of an event.  


          f)    Other Town Officials

Comm. Dev. Dir, George Dearborn discussed amount of time devoted to calls of storm water problems.

Dep. Fire Chief Susan Phillips gave update on 2520 Cold Spring Rd. property cleanup. Mr. Vanderweilen has not yet accepted his original served letter.   

Town Eng. Lee Reibold stated Chip/Seal/Resurfacing Program will be bid on 3/30 to be awarded; update on American Dr. detention basin;  Will meet w/ Mr. Mark Radtke, Pub. Wks. Dir. re Manitowoc Rd. ditch.

Assessor Richard Eiberger mentioned the 2004 Revaluation article in the Bridge newspaper, and encouraged those who have not yet had their inspections to contact Accurate Appraisal.    

Street Supt. Randy Gallow reported water problems on Jacobsen Rd., Clayton Ave. and area hit hardest, West American Dr. (W. of Irish); weight limits will be established on Mon.

Park & Rec. Dir. Mike Kading gave handout of the proposed Trestle trail, and thanked Assoc. Planner Diana Kanter for her work in creating it on paper.





At 7:53 p.m., MOTION: Handevidt/Hanson to adjourn the Regular Meeting of the Town Board of Supervisors.  Motion carried.





Karen J. Tweedie, Deputy Clerk