Submitted for Approval June 23, 2003

 

TOWN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS REGULAR MEETING

Municipal Complex - Assembly Room

Monday, June 9, 2003

 

MINUTES

 

1)        CALL TO ORDER, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

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       Scott Sauer, Supv. #2

Jerry Jurgensen, Supv. #3                      Russ Handevidt, Supv. #4         

 

ALSO PRESENT: James Archambo, Admin.     Jeanne Krueger, Clerk     Lee Reibold, Town Engr.                  Rod McCants, Police Chief               Myra Piergrossi, Finance Dir.   Keith Kiesow, Fire Chief

George Dearborn, Com. Dev. Dir.    Randy Gallow, Street Supt.       Susan Phillips, Dep. Chief/Fire Marshal       Terry Locke       Lea Locke       Mike Kading       Melanie Kading       John Bade       Ted Dominowski       Mike Lettier       Chet Burak

 

2)        AWARDS / PRESENTATIONS

3)        PUBLIC FORUM – NON-AGENDIZED TOWN RELATED MATTERS

Mr. Terry Locke of D & L Auction Service stated he felt the T/Menasha should not have an auction permit as surrounding communities do not and he is licensed by the State of WI.  Chairman Tews explained to Mr. Locke that years ago several auctions were held whereas the merchandise sold was useless leaving the townspeople with no recourse.  He felt this permit was in place to give protection to residents and non-residents.  The Fire & Police Departments also appreciate being informed of large crowds and heavy traffic along with a background check of the auctioneer(s).  Chairman Tews requested town staff work on Mr. Locke’s request for some sort of compromise.

 

Mr. Chet Burak, of Sunrise Dr., presented a drawing to board members (see attached) showing the curving of Stroebe & Northern Roads.  He felt the stop sign could be relocated and the widened curve would not only facilitate turns by the semi trucks from Great Northern but would also save thousands of gallons of fuel and create a safer environment for all vehicular traffic.  St. Supt. Gallow stated he would investigate the possibility of this.

 

4)        DISCUSSION ITEMS

County Hazard Mitigation Plan – Deputy Fire Chief Susan Phillips explained that unless a plan is in place, communities will not receive funding.  See Memorandum of Understanding (attached).  She will prepare a resolution for the June 23 meeting.

 

5)        OLD BUSINESS

 

6)       NEW BUSINESS

a)       030609-1 Alaskan Acres Development Agreement       

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

 

b)        030609-2: Street Acceptance – 2nd Addition to High Plain Meadows

MOTION: Handevidt/Hanson to adopt to approve as submitted.  Motion carried with Chairman Tews abstaining.

 

c)       030609-3: Expenditures

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

 

d)       030609-4: Request to Waive 66 Foot Right-of-Way Requirements in Meadow Heights Subdivision

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

 

e)       030609-5: Approve Purchase of Pollution Insurance

MOTION: Sauer/Jurgensen to adopt to approve as submitted. Motion carried 3-2 with Supv. Hanson & Chairman Tews voting NAY.

 

f)        030609-6: Purchase of Police Vehicle Emergency Lighting Equipment

MOTION: Jurgensen/Sauer to adopt to approve as submitted.  Motion carried on a 4-1 with Supv. Handevidt voting NAY.

 

g)       030609-7: Set a Pubic Hearing – Request to Rename Century Oaks Drive to Packerland Drive

MOTION: Sauer/Jurgensen to adopt to approve.  After discussion, MOTION: Jurgensen/Sauer to AMEND the resolution adding the sentence, “The public hearing may proceed within 30 days of all delinquent real estate bills being paid in full”.  Amendment carried 4-1, with Supv. Handevidt voting NAY.  On the main motion, motion carried on 4-1 with Supv. Handevidt voting NAY.

 

h)       030609-8: Issue Annual Salvage Yard Dealer Licenses

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

 

i)        030609-9: Issue Annual Amusement Licenses

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

 

j)        030609-10: Issue Annual Alcohol Beverage Licenses

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

 

k)       030609-11: Issue Annual Cigarette & Tobacco Licenses

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

 

l)        030609-12: Issue Annual Bowling License

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

 

7)       ORDINANCES / POLICIES / AGREEMENTS

a)       030609-1:ORD Amend Town of Menasha Municipal Code Chapter 28.25 Mandatory Connection to Sewer        FIRST READING

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

 

b)       030609-2:ORD Create Town of Menasha Municipal Code Chapter 28.32 Recapture Policy        FIRST READING                 

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

 

8)       PERSONNEL

a)       030609-1:RETIRE Paid-on-Call Firefighter - Schroeder

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

 

b)       030609-2:APPT Parks and Recreation Director - Kading

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

 

c)       030609-3:APPT Housing Appeals Board Member - Ladish

MOTION: Jurgensen/Sauer to approve as submitted.  Motion carried.

 

b)       030609-4:APPT Housing Appeals Board Member - Biggar

MOTION: Hanson/Sauer to approve as submitted.  Motion carried, with Supv. Handevidt voting NAY.

 

c)       030609-5:POL Create Honorary Firefighter Position

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

 

9)       APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a)       Regular Town Board Meeting – May 19, 2003

b)       Board of Review – May 19, 2003

c)       Joint Meeting of Town Board of Supervisors & Park Commission – May 31, 2003

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

 

10)      CORRESPONDENCE

a)       FireLine – June 2003

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

 

11)      REPORTS

a)   Town Administrator James Archambo: stated he may be in and out of the office for the next two weeks.

b)  Town Attorney Greg Curtis

c)  Town Clerk Jeanne Krueger: 1) attended Clayton Fest May 31st; 2) reported the licenses & permits approved by the board this evening brought in over $11,500.00.

 

d)  Town Board

Barbara Hanson, Supv. #1:  1) received phone call from Janice Banks, Shangra-La, complaining again of overgrown weeds and someone pouring cement-type products in the Gateway property – Dir. Dearborn will speak to Jim Fletcher/Bechard Realty; 

2) stated she, Jeanne Krueger, Richard Eiberger & Lucus Telfer toured three appraisal firms last Thurs. to get a better idea of service for the upcoming revaluation for the town.

 

e)  Town Chairman Arden Tews: 1) rode the Memorial Day parade along with Supv. Barb Hanson; 2) stated the problems with sod, flowers, trees planted at the Community Center; 3) asked about the request for the street light on Indianwood Ct.  Dir. Dearborn stated he had not heard from the neighbors since the meeting when they found out they may have to pay a portion of the light, installation and restoration of this project.

 

f)  Other Town Officials

Comm. Dev. Dir, George Dearborn 1) introduced new employee Diana Kanter filling the new associate planner position; 2) update on the railroad trestle project.

 

Finance Dir. Myra Piergrossi: 1) will be staying with the State Insurance program;  2) finance dept. overtime report update; 3) received board authorization to charge Dr. Brooks 1 1/2 % interest rate on his recapture fee.

 

Fire Chief Keith Kiesow: 1) in the process of studying the town’s safety plan.  2) stated the importance of the Operation Center and employee responsibilities in the event of disaster.

 

Police Chief Rod McCants:  1) stated the School Bus Parking ordinance amendment has had few complaints and recommended it stay as amended; 2)  presented a video of the new style emergency lights installed by the Street Dept. in one of the town’s squads.  He requested, due to the amount saved by street department personnel performing the installation of the new lights, that additional squads also be equipped with the new lighting.  Supv. Handevidt stated he should wait for the budget process as the other departments have to for non-budgeted items.  It was the consensus of the board to allow Chief McCants to utilize the savings to purchase the new lights.

 

Street Supt. Randy Gallow: 1) reported the cleanup of Millpond Creek; 2) showed a sample of a letter being sent to residents regarding road maintenance projects in their area.

 

12)     MOTIONS BY SUPERVISORS

13)     ADJOURNMENT

At 7:57 p.m., MOTION: Handevidt/Jurgensen to adjourn the Regular Meeting of the Town Board of Supervisors.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jeanne Krueger, Certified Municipal Clerk

TOWN OF MENASHA