Submitted for Approval March 10, 2003



Municipal Complex - Assembly Room

Monday, February 24, 2003





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. 


PRESENT: Arden Tews, Town Chair     Barbara Hanson, Supv. #1       Robert Sprague, Supv. #2

Russ Handevidt, Supr. #4    

EXCUSED: Jerry Jurgensen, Supv. #3   Myra Piergrossi, Finance Dir.          


ALSO PRESENT: James Archambo, Admin.  Jeanne Krueger, Clerk    Paula Pagel, Finance

Greg Curtis, Town Atty.   Lee Reibold, Town Engr.  Rod McCants, Police Chief   Keith Kiesow, Fire Chief   George Dearborn, Com. Dev. Dir.  Richard Eiberger, Assessor   Randy Gallow, Street Supt.

Susan Phillips, Fire Marshal     Scott Sauer     Randy Wolfgram       Rebecca Hoffmann

Mike Lettier     Burt Schaaf       Eric Zibble       Adrian Beyer             Mike Allox     John Zaborsky

Sean Mueller   Tom Gritton      Steve Van Hooyman     Rob Glasel   Doug Landskron

Joe Cignoski   Joe Trudell        Andy Nelson   Jim Gregory               Lucas Telfer



a)         Years of Service Awards – Police Department (see attached).



a)         Presentation by Lynn R. Peters, Exec. Dir. Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau

Ms. Lynn Peters did not attend this meeting to give her presentation.



5)        OLD BUSINESS


a)        030224-1: Expenditures

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


b)        030224-2: Award Proposal – Brush Chipper

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


c)         030224-3: Bartender Licenses Issued   

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


d)       030224-4: Change Order #1 – West Side Arterial Trail Extension

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


e)       030224-5: Rezoning – David Bentley, 1340 N. Lake Street

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


f)        030224-6: Certified Survey Map – Carow Land Surveying American Drive

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


g)       030224-7: Zoning text Amendment – Sec. 17.21 Floodplain Zoning

MOTION: Sprague/Tews to adopt to approve as submitted.  Motion carried on a 3-1 vote with Supv. Handevidt voting NAY. 



a)         030224-1:ORD  Amend Chapter 9 License and Permit Fees     FIRST READING

MOTION: Handevidt/Sprague to accept the FIRST READING of the ordinance as submitted.  Motion carried.


b)        030224-2:POL  Town Employee Serving as POC Volunteer Firefighter 

MOTION: Handevidt/Sprague to accept the volunteer firefighter policy as submitted.  Motion carried.


8)       PERSONNEL

a)         030224-1:  APPT Assistant Assessor, Lucas Telfer

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


b)       030224-2:  APPT Police Dept. Communication Technician - Stephanie Griesbach

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


c)         030224-3:  RETIRE Director of Parks & Recreation – Ronald Krueger

MOTION: Sprague/Handevidt to approve to adopt, with deepest regrets, as submitted.  Motion carried.



a)       Regular Town Board Meeting – February 10, 2003

b)       Public Hearing – February 10, 2003

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



a)         Spring Primary Results

b)        Fire Department Activity Report – January 2003

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


11)     REPORTS

a)       Town Administrator James Archambo:  stated raising the open space fees had been discussed at the Park Dept. meeting. State mandates require justification for this proposed increase; attended a state budget meeting this morning at UW-FV along with Dir. Dearborn and Chairman Tews to discuss the state deficit.  Some of the cuts mentioned were:

Chairman Tews requested the Administrator to draft a letter disagreeing with the proposed method of calculation whereas there would be a $12.70 per capita cut realizing a loss of approx. $215,000 or 32% of shared revenue received by the town.


b)        Town Attorney Greg Curtis

c)         Town Clerk Jeanne Krueger:  the town of Menasha will be hosting the next County/ Town’s Association Meeting to be held in the Municipal Complex Assembly Room on April 24, 2003 at 7:00 pm.  Key speaker will be Senator Mike Ellis.


d)        Town Board

Barbara Hanson, Supv. #1:  asked about the Gateway Development progress.  Adm.

Archambo stated meetings have taken place and progress is being made. 


Russ Handevidt, Supv. #4:  questioned the VanderHeiden deadline regarding the land swap with the c/Appleton.  2) complaints from Carlton Ave. residents regarding the mess and noise while c/Appleton is performing work on the ravine in that area; Supt. Gallow will call the c/Appleton project engineer tomorrow and ask for the timeline on this project and report back to Supv. Handevidt so he may take care of the complaint.


e)         Town Chairman Arden Tews: requested engineering costs from McMahon Engineering.  Eng. Riebold will gather these figures and report back to the board.


f)          Other Town Officials

Comm. Dev. Dir, George Dearborn:   neighborhood meetings for future land use are over, and the next step will be the Public Hearing; storm water application has been made.


Firefighter Tom Gritton:    town firefighters will give an exhibition on the new training tower to demonstrate rescue skills.


Fire Chief Keith Kiesow:  will receive $900 DOT grant for first responder kits;  update on the replacement of breathing apparatus with the application for a grant to help pay for the devices with Town paying a matching 10% of the costs.


Assessor Richard Eiberger:  update on the American Drive land acquisition; stated the town’s work roll is complete from Winnebago Cty. which he will be picking it up shortly; stated he had grave concerns regarding state Manufacturing.



At 7:06 p.m., MOTION: Sprague/Handevidt to convene into closed session pursuant 19.85(1)(c) and (g) 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, and conferring with legal counsel for the governmental body who is rendering oral or written advice concerning strategy to be adopted by the body with respect to litigation in which it is or is likely to become involved.  Specifically, to discuss the WPPA Contract and to review and approve closed session minutes for the dates of:


June 10, 1996         July 22, 1996         Jan. 27, 1997            April 10, 2000         Jan. 22, 2001

Sept. 12, 1996         Feb. 10, 1997         April 24, 2000           Feb. 19, 2001         Sept. 23, 1996

Feb. 14, 2000          May 8, 2000            Mar. 26, 2001           Oct. 7, 1996            Oct. 23, 2000

Nov. 18, 1996          Mar. 30, 2000         Nov. 20, 2000              Mar. 13, 2000


Present:  Barbara Hanson, Supv. #1;  Robert Sprague, Supv. #2;  Russ Handevidt, Supv. #4;  Arden Tews, Chairperson;  Jeanne Krueger, CMC;  Chuck Koehler, Herrling-Clark


Clerk Krueger is to meet with Att’y. Koehler to review the closed minutes for approval.


Discussion ensued regarding a misunderstanding in the Police Union WPPA contract.  Adm. Archambo recommended this issue be settled. The board members agreed by consensus to accept the recommended course of action.  


At 8:28 p.m., MOTION: Handevidt/Hanson pursuant to 19.85(2) of the WI State Statutes; the Town Board may reconvene into open session to act on any business discussed in closed session.



At 8:29 p.m., MOTION: Hanson/Handevidt to adjourn the Regular Meeting of the Town Board of Supervisors.  Motion carried unanimously.


Respectfully submitted,


Jeanne Krueger, Certified Municipal Clerk