Submitted for Town Board Approval Jan. 14, 2002

 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE

TOWN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Municipal Complex - Assembly Room

Monday, December 17, 2001

MINUTES

 

I.        CALL TO ORDER, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND ROLL CALL

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.  The roll was noted as follows:

 

PRESENT:  Arden Tews, Town Chair                        Barbara Barczak, Supervisor #1           

Robert Sprague, Supervisor #2                                  Jerry Jurgensen, Supervisor #3           

Russ Handevidt, Supervisor #4                                  Keith Kiesow, Fire Chief- Arrival 7:00

Jeanne Krueger, Town Clerk                                      Carl Sutter, Town Engineer

Patrick DeGrave, Administrator                                  Ron Krueger, Park & Rec. Director

Myra Piergrossi, Dir. of Finance                                 Greg Curtis, Town Attorney

George Dearborn, Dir. of Com. Dev.                         William Weiss, Police Chief

Richard Eiberger, Assessor                                        Randy Gallow, Street Supt.

ALSO PRESENT:    Bill Ott    Doug Eckholm    Joe Trudell     Mike Lettier     John Davel                

 

II.        AWARDS / PRESENTATIONS  - None

 

III.       PUBLIC FORUM – NON-AGENDIZED TOWN RELATED MATTERS

Resident Bill Ott complained about on-going flooding problems on Brighton Beach and requested the board to take care of this problem.  (See attached letter)

 

Resident Doug Elkhome requested stop signs be replaced on Lakeshore Dr.  as the speed of vehicles is excessive.  He felt this presented a safety hazard  to the neighborhood.  Supv. Handevidt explained the signs were removed from Lakeshore and installed on Gordon after a request from a Lakeshore Dr. resident and visiting the site.   Chairman Tews requested Mr. Elkhome to wait until the end of January  when the town will be purchasing a speed/counter trailer thus, rendering better statistics.  Mr. Elkhome agreed to wait for these stats.

 

IV.      DISCUSSION ITEMS

a)         Upgrade Assembly Room Audio – Visual Technology

Tim Plagenz, Info. Sys. Specialist stated he had some 2001 budget monies available and was interested in purchasing  a screen and monitors for the board room.  It  was the consensus of the board to allow Mr. Plagenz to carry over the unexpended funds for video purchases.  He will present a resolution at the 1/14/02 board meeting.

 

b)                 Liquor License Policy   Clerk Krueger and Adm. DeGrave explained the reserve license process and documentation presented (see attached) and requested direction from the board as to allow the $10,000. reserve license fee to be returned to the proposed applicant in the form of a grant.   It will be brought back for January 14th, 2002 as a First Reading.

 

c)         Parking on Manitowoc Road – Adm. DeGrave received a request for no parking signs to be place on Manitowoc Rd. between Oneida to Melissa.  After the Fire and Street departments studied the site they do not, at this time, see a need for the no parking signs.  Board consensus was to leave it for the time being.

 

V.       OLD BUSINESS

a)         011126-3:  Certified Survey Map – 1072 Timber Run Drive

MOTION:  Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Barczak to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

VI.      NEW BUSINESS

a)       011217-1: Expenditures

MOTION: Supv. Barczak, second Supv. Sprague to adopt to approve the expenditures with the exception of (none), as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

b)       011217-2:  Budget Amendment for FEMA Grant Money for Police Equipment 

MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Handevidt to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

c)         011217-3:  Budget Transfer for Fire Department Generator 

MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Barczak to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

d)       011217-4:  Amend Virchow Krause Employee Benefit Engagement Letter

MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Jurgensen to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

e)       011217-5:  Firefighter Retirement Plan Contribution Adjustment

MOTION: Supv. Jurgensen, second Supv. Sprague to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

f)        011217-6:  Wage Adjustments for Non-Represented Personnel

MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Jurgensen to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

g)       011217-7:  Authority to Advertise for Town Attorney

MOTION: Supv. Barczak, second Supv. Handevidt to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  On roll call motion failed on a 4-1 vote with Supvs. Barczak, Sprague and Jurgensen and Chairman Tews voting NAY and Supv. Handevidt voting AYE.  

 

 

 

h)       011217-8:  Out of State Training for Chief Kiesow

MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Barczak to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

i)        011217-9:  Out of State Training for Captain Gritton

MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Barczak to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

j)          011217-10:  Certified Survey Map – 1427 Palisades Drive

MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Barczak to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

k)       011217-11:  Certified Survey Map – 1516 Palisades Drive

MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Barczak to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

l)          011217-12:  Conditional Use Permit Modification – Creekside Apartments

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Sprague to  adopt to approve the 30-day delay.  On roll call, motion failed on a 3-2 vote with Supvs. Handevidt and Jurgensen voting YES, and Supvs. Barczak and Sprague and Chairman Tews voting NO.

 

MOTION:  Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Barczak to adopt to deny the resolution.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

m)       011217-13:  Rezoning – Manitowoc Road

MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Barczak to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

n)        011217-14:  Preliminary and Final Plat – Dublin Trail

MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Handevidt to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

o)        011217-15:  Final Plat – 1st Addition to High Plain Meadows

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Jurgensen to recommend an additional condition No. 6 by Dir. Dearborn.  Motion carried unanimously, with Chairman Tews abstaining.

 

p)        011217-16:  Certified Survey map – Hooyman – Cold Spring Road

MOTION: Supv. Barczak, second Supv. Sprague to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

q)        011217-17:  Certified Survey Map – Peterson – Lakeshore Drive

MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Handevidt to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

r)         011217-18:  Application for Flood Control Grant

MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Handevidt to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

s)         011217-19:  Release of Lien – McDonald’s Property

MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Jurgensen to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

t)          011217-20:  Disallowance of Claim - VandeYacht

MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Barczak to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

u)        011217-21:  Disallowance of Claim - Lang

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Sprague to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

II.     ORDINANCES / POLICIES / AGREEMENTS

a)         011217-1:ORD  Adoption of Chapter 28 Municipal Code–Sewer and Water Utilities 

SECOND READING & ADOPTION

 

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Sprague to accept the Second Reading and Adoption of the ordinance as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

VIII.    RESIGNATIONS / APPOINTMENTS - None

 
IX.      APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a)       Regular Town Board Meeting – December 3, 2001

b)       Closed Session Town Board – December 10, 2001

 

MOTION:  Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Handevidt to accept the minutes as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

X.       CORRESPONDENCE - None

 

XI.      REPORTS

d)        Town Board

Barbara Barczak, Supv. #1   1) stated she enjoyed riding on the Santa Float

 

Russ Handevidt, Supv. #4   1) attended DNR/WC/FEMA meeting and stated the misconception of  flood insurance.  He stated he learned that residents need  only purchase flood insurance when a federal loan is involved 

 

e)       Town Chairman Arden Tews  1) reported concerns of Ameritech digging up town’s new trail and asked if they would be held liable to restore  2) stated Touchmark Assisted Living Center offered their site for a polling location  3) thanked Town Engr. Carl Sutter for all the many years of town service  4)  thanked staff for participating in the Santa Float

 

f)          Other Town Officials

Dir. of Comm. Dev. George Dearborn   1) comprehensive plan update

Fire Chief Keith Kiesow  1) just returned from Eau Claire  where he attended a Homeland Security seminar    2)  reported t/Menasha firefighters were in the midst of fighting a fire on Imperial Ln. 

 

Town Eng. Carl Sutter  1) thanked the board members for the great working relationship and wished everyone holiday greetings

 

Town Assessor Richard Eiberger   1) stated that if problems arise with resident questions on their tax bill he would be more than willing to review their bills

 

XII.       ANNOUNCEMENTS

Meetings are subject to change.  Please verify a meeting, location and time by contacting the Municipal Offices.

 

XIII.     MOTIONS BY SUPERVISOR

 

XIV.    ADJOURNMENT

At 7:26 p.m., MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Handevidt to adjourn the Regular Meeting of the Town Board of Supervisors.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Jeanne Krueger

Certified Municipal Clerk

Town of Menasha