Submitted for Approval Feb. 10, 2003



Municipal Complex - Assembly Room - Monday, January 27, 2003





Chairman Tews called the meeting  to order at 6:00 p.m. and led the Pledge of Allegiance. 


PRESENT:  Arden Tews, Town Chair    Barbara Hanson, Supv. #1       Jerry Jurgensen, Supv. #3

Russ Handevidt, Supv. #4                       ABSENT:  Robert Sprague, Supv. #2:


ALSO PRESENT: James Archambo, Admin.     Jeanne Krueger, Clerk     Greg Curtis, Town Atty. 

Lee Reibold, Town Engr.        Rod McCants, Police Chief         Myra Piergrossi, Finance Dir.        

George Dearborn, Com. Dev. Dir.      Richard Eiberger, Assessor       Randy Gallow, Street Supt.

Keith Kiesow, Fire Chief        Mike Lynch       Gary Banks        Janice Banks        Randy Wolfgram          

Scott Sauer       John Zaborsky       Bob Reider       Randy Wolfgram



Presentation of Retirement Plaque – Police Officer Diane Obermeier-Laux

Chairman Tews presented Officer Diane Laux a plaque of appreciation for her 23 years as a town police officer.  It should be noted for the record that Ms. Laux was one of the first female police officers in Winnebago County and the town’s first female officer.  She was complimented for her dedicated service, compassion and energy.  Ms. Laux was then applauded and congratulated by all in attendance.                                       



Janice Banks of Shangra-La Lane stated her complaints of the constant weed and dirt pile problem from Gateway Construction and requested the town to approach Gateway Development to clean up the area.


5)        OLD BUSINESS


a)        030127-1: Expenditures

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


b)        030127-2: Out-of-State Training Request – CALEA Conference – Chief McCants

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


c)         030127-3: Out-of-State Training Request – CALEA Conference – Lieutenant Seaver          

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


d)       030127-4: Out-of-State Training Request – CALEA Conference – Officer Wittman

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

e)       030127-5: Purchase of Police Vehicles

MOTION: Jurgensen/Tews to adopt to approve as submitted.  On roll call, all Supervisors and Chairman Tews voted AYE with Supv. Sprague absent.  Motion carried.


f)        030127-6: Approve Reciprocity Agreement Between the City of Menasha and Town of Menasha Parks and Recreation

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


g)       030127-7: Final Plat – Carow Land Surveying – Pages Sunset Shores

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


h)       030127-8: Town Conditional Use Permit – Valley Gateway West American Drive

MOTION: Handevidt/Hanson to adopt to approve with an extra condition added stating “16) Shangra-La Lane shall not be used for construction traffic”.  Motion carried.


i)          030127-9: Text Amendment to Winnebago Cty. Town/County Zoning Ordinance to Add Section 17.31 Section A-Construction Site Erosion and Section B – Storm Water Management Zoning

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


j)          030127-10: Authorize Town Clerk to Determine the Number of Election Officials

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



8)       PERSONNEL


a)       Regular Town Board Meeting – January 13, 2003

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



a)         Fire Department – Monthly Activity Report – December 2002

MOTION: Handevidt/Hanson to accept the correspondence for filing.  Motion carried.


11)     REPORTS

a)       Town Administrator James Archambo update on represented union meetings.

b)        Town Attorney Greg Curtis

c)         Town Clerk Jeanne Krueger 1) invited all to attend Retirement Party for Diane Laux on Feb 3rd at Appleton Yacht Club;  2) Business License update.

d)        Town Board

Barbara Hanson, Supv. #1   asked about the junked vehicle on the Gateway property.  Chief McCants reported the vehicle will be towed shortly;  2) will be attending the Fox River Clean up meeting Wed. Jan., 29th @7:00 p. m. at the Holiday Inn.

Russ Handevidt, Supv. #4 requested all costs and time for all town accreditations.

e)         Town Chairman Arden Tews  1) requested board members view the old Park & Street Dept. building for future outside improvements;  2) announced there will be a Candidates Forum on March 26th at 6:00 p.m. in the Municipal Complex;  3) asked for the list of representatives from the state who are working on the Tri-County freeway expansion;



4)  received a phone call from Apple Valley Custom Cutting requesting a chance to bid on

street projects; 5) asked if anyone had ideas for naming a candidate for “ Woman In Manager of the Year Award;  6) stated the Town Attorney will be in attendance for the 2nd meeting of each month on a trial basis.  The board members will review this issue in March;  7) questioned Supt. Gallow about the fire that had burned for two weeks in the proposed nature park approx two years ago.


f)          Other Town Officials

Comm. Dev. Dir, George Dearborn 1) update regarding the neighborhood meetings for the input of information from the townspeople regarding future land use.

Fire Chief Keith Kiesow   cautioned people regarding filling vehicles, due to static electricity, they should NOT go back into their vehicle while running unless they ground themselves when returning to the gas pump.

Police Chief Rod McCants 1) stated there would be a noon luncheon Feb. 7th for Ofc. Diane Laux and requested everyone attending bring a dish to pass;  2) requested board input on Police Dept. MEG vehicle purchases.

Street Supt. Randy Gallow  1) recommended board members look  inside of the old Park/Street building;  2) chipper update (report attached).

Assessor Richard Eiberger  update on the American Drive acquisitions.



At 7:30 p.m., MOTION: Handevidt/Hanson to convene into closed session pursuant 19.85(1)(c) of the WI State Statutes; considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility.  Motion carried.


PRESENT: Arden Tews, Town Chair    Barbara Hanson, Supv. #1       Jerry Jurgensen, Supv. #3      

Russ Handevidt, Supv. #4         Jeanne Krueger, Clerk           James Archambo, Administrator

Att’y. Chuck Koehler/ Herrling-Clark                                          ABSENT: Robert Sprague, Supv. #2


Discussion ensued regarding 1) resignation of Clerk/Bookkeeper, Joseph Hinterthuer  2) Deputy Clerk position and, 3) Overtime regarding firefighters.  At  9:01 p.m., MOTION: Handevidt/ Hanson pursuant to 19.85(2) of the WI State Statutes; the Town Board will reconvene into open session to act on any business discussed in closed session.


030127-1:CLOSED  Resignation of Finance Dept. Employee Joseph Hinterthuer

MOTION: Handevidt/Jurgensen to accept the resignation of Joseph Hinterthuer Jan. 3, 2003 as submitted, with regrets.  Motion carried.



At 9:02 p.m., MOTION: Handevidt/Hanson to adjourn the Regular Meeting of the Town Board of Supervisors.  Motion carried unanimously.


Respectfully submitted,



Jeanne Krueger

Certified Municipal Clerk