Submitted for Town Board Approval Mar. 25, 2002

 

TOWN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

REGULAR MEETING

Municipal Complex - Assembly Room

Monday, March 11, 2002

 

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.  Clerk Jeanne Krueger noted the roll as follows:

 

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

Robert Sprague, Supervisor #2                                  Jeanne Krueger, Town Clerk

Russ Handevidt, Supervisor #4                                  Keith Kiesow, Fire Chief

George Dearborn, Dir. of Com. Dev.                         Lee Reibold, Town Engineer

Randy Gallow, Street Supt.                                         Greg Curtis, Town Attorney

Myra Piergrossi, Dir. of Finance                                

EXCUSED: Patrick DeGrave, Administrator, Jerry Jurgensen, Supervisor #3          

 

ALSO PRESENT:      William Ottow            Robert Francert                                Tina Johnson

                                    Barb Hanson             Javis Briski                            Mike Lettier

II.  AWARDS / PRESENTATIONS

III. PUBLIC FORUM – NON-AGENDIZED TOWN RELATED MATTERS

Resident Tina Johnson requested an amendment to the town’s ordinance 6.46 whereas more than 15 minutes would be allowed for school bus parking in her driveway.   Ms. Johnson told the board of her difficulty trying to care for two young children and the need for a bit more time for parking.  Clerk Krueger suggested to the board that, perhaps the time could be expanded to two hours in driveways only.  Chairman Tews stated the board had struggled with this type of vehicle parking for many years and the present ordinance was put in place after a great deal of thought and investigation although he stated the board would look into the request further.                                

 

Resident William Ottow, Dunning St., commented on the M.E.E. multi-family project information, which he had received, and felt unsatisfied.  In researching the issue, Mr. Ottow felt none of the reasons for denial made much sense and further stated, that after investigation, he now believes the name change is a very good idea.

 

IV.  DISCUSSION ITEMS:  a) Change Order for Installation of Generator at Fire Station #41

Chief Kiesow explained circuit breaker boxes/ emergency power/ switches.  Chief Kiesow will try to find funding in his budget for these change orders.  Chairman Tews requested Chief Kiesow to keep the board informed of further change orders.

 

 

V.   OLD BUSINESS

VI.  NEW BUSINESS

a)    020311-1: Expenditures

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

 

b)   020311-2: Award Contract – Police Department Copiers 

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

 

c)   020311-3: Award Bid – Police Department Portable Radios 

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

 

d)   020311-4: Freeze Line Items Within the 2002 Town of Menasha Budget

It was the consensus of the Board that the budget items may be individually rescinded.

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

 

e)   020311-5: Create a Guideline for Change Orders to Town Contracts

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

 

f)   020311-6: Out-of-State Training for Deputy Fire Chief Phillips

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

 

g)  020311-7: Appoint Election Inspectors and Special Voting Deputies

MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Barczak to adopt to approve.

 

After discussion, MOTION:  Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Handevidt  to amend the resolution adding the name of Russ Handevidt to the list.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Handevidt to adopt as amended.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

h)  020311-8: Revised Job Description Administrative Assistant Utility

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

 

i)   020311-9: Establish Technology Zone

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

 

j)   020311-10: Street Light Agreement High Plains Meadows 1st Addition

MOTION: Supv. Barczak, second Supv. Handevidt to adopt to approve the resolution as submitted.  Motion carried with Chairman Tews abstaining.

 

k)   020311-11: Vacation of Drainage Easement – 1866 Mary Lane

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

 

VII. ORDINANCES / POLICIES / AGREEMENTS

a)   020225-1:ORD Amending Chapter 11.13(1) Mobile Home Parks  

SECOND READING AND ADOPTION

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Sprague to accept the second reading and adoption of the ordinance as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

b)   020311-1:ORD Creation of Chapter 29 – Landscaping Regulations for the Town of Menasha    FIRST READING

MOTION: Supv. Barczak, second Supv. Handevidt to accept the first reading of the ordinance as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

VIII.   RESIGNATIONS / APPOINTMENTS

a)    020311-1:APPT  Winnebago County Local Officials Organization

MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Handevidt to adopt to approve with the name of Patrick DeGrave  inserted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

IX.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a)    Regular Town Board Meeting –  February 25, 2002

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

X.   CORRESPONDENCE

a)   Fireline – March 2002

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

 

XI.  REPORTS

a)   Town Administrator Patrick DeGrave - excused

b)   Town Attorney Greg Curtis

c)   Town Clerk Jeanne Krueger

d)   Town Board

e)       Town Chairman Arden Tews  1) requested Ms. Pat Boushley (722-3536) be notified that the catch basin near Westfield condos on Jacobsen Rd. will be adjusted.

f)          Other Town Officials

Dir. of Comm. Dev., George Dearborn stated radon kits are available in his department for a charge of $2.00. 

 

Dir. of Finance Myra Piergrossi presented a spreadsheet on Valley Transit requested by Supv. Handevidt (see back-up).

 

Fire Chief Keith Kiesow discussed the Post Crescent article in Sunday’s paper.

 

XII.       ANNOUNCEMENTS – Same as on Agenda

XIII.     MOTIONS BY SUPERVISOR:  At 6:52 p.m., MOTION Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Barczak to convene into closed session pursuant to 19.85(1)(c) of the WI State Stats. Considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

At 7:45 p.m.,  MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Handevidt to reconvene into open session pursuant to 19.85(2) of the WI State Stats. To act on any business discussed in closed session.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

XIV.    ADJOURNMENT

At 7:47 p.m., MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Supv. Handevidt  to adjourn the Regular Meeting of the Town Board of Supervisors.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jeanne Krueger

Certified Municipal Clerk