Submitted for


May 10, 2004


Town of Menasha

2000 Municipal Drive, Neenah, WI 54956

Ph: (920) 720-7103  Fax (920) 720-7197



Municipal Complex - Assembly Room - Monday, April 26, 2004




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



Elected Members Present:    Arden Tews, Town Chair     Jay Schroeder, Supv. #1    Scott Sauer, Supv. #2

Jerry Jurgensen, Supv. #3    Russ Handevidt, Supv. #4    Jeanne Krueger, Clerk


Others Present:  James Archambo, Admin.     Lee Reibold, Town Eng.     Rod McCants, Police Chief    

Myra Piergrossi, Finance Dir.   George Dearborn, Com. Dev. Dir.     Keith Kiesow, Fire Chief

Richard Eiberger, Assessor       Mike Kading, Dir./Parks & Rec. Dir.   Lloyd Pringnitz       Dennis Jochman

Jeff Conger    Michael Lottek   Tim Gressler      Kate Gressler     Alan Pheifer      Dan Hyde     Bob Liedl

Mike Lettier, Pres. Police Comm.   Mike Bouchard     Jerry Latza       Joe Nemecek        Dana LaMotte       Jerry LaMotte       Lee Ann Johnson     Kyle Johnson     Brian Buksyk      Terry Bomier      Don Thiel



         a)      Retirement Plaque – Wastewater Department: Chairman Tews presented U.D. employee Larry Arend with a plaque and thanks for his 16 years of employment for the T/Menasha and complimented Mr. Arend for job well done.  He was congratulated by all in attendance.                                  






         a)     040426-1: Proposed Speed Limit Reduction From 35 m.p.h. to 25 m.p.h.–Cold Spring Rd.

         Residents Jeff Conger and Jerry LaMotte, respectively, read documents expressing their opinions on adjusting the speed limit.


         After discussion, MOTION:  Supv. Schroeder/Jurgensen to adopt to approve a speed limit of 30 m.p.h.  On roll call motion failed 2-3.    Supv. #1 Schroeder-Aye       Supv. #2-Sauer- NAY                                           

         Supv. #3 Jurgensen-AYE       Supv. #4 Handevidt-NAY         Chairman Tews-NAY 


         Chairman Tews entertained a motion for the original resolution.  Being none, the 35 m.p.h. speed limit remains as is. 


         b)     040426-2: Certified Survey Map – Wisconsin DOT / Springhetti’s Landscaping and

         Lawn Care - 985 West American Drive 

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


         c)      040426-3: Town Conditional Use Permit – Jack’s Maintenance – Southwest Corner of Independence Drive and Kuehn Court 

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


         d)      040426-4: Expenditures

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


         e)      040426-5: Street Lighting Agreement for Redtail Crossing Subdivision

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


         f)      040426-6: Street Lighting Agreement for Jacobsen Creek Condominium Phase II

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


         g)     040426-7: Proclamation of Municipal Clerk’s Week

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


         h)    040426-8: Issue Transient Merchants License to Kwik Cool for June 1-July 30, 2004

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


         i)       040426-9: Ditch Enclosure – 2003 Winwood Drive

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



         a)      040412-1:ORD Amend Town of Menasha Municipal Code Chapter 9.06(4)(b) Licenses, Permits and Fees - Amusements     Second Reading & Adoption

         MOTION: Jurgensen/Handevidt to waive the Second Reading and Adopt the ordinance as submitted.  Motion carried.



a)    040426-1:RESIGN Planning Commissioner Member – Richard Ratchman

MOTION: Handevidt/Jurgensen to accept the resignation as submitted.  Motion carried.


b)    040426-2:APPT Planning Commission Member – Shelly Schaetz

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


c)    040426-3:APPT Planning Commission Member – Michael Van Dyke

MOTION: Sauer/Schroeder to approve the appointment as submitted.  Motion carried.


d)    040426-4:APPT Planning Commission Member – Kris Koeppe

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



          a)     Regular Town Board Meeting – April 12, 2004

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



          a)     Tabulated Election Results – April 6, 2004

          b)     Annual Town Meeting – Draft Minutes – April 13, 2004                       

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


11.    REPORTS

          a)   Admin. James Archambo:  due to the townspeople voting in favor of having an appointed clerk at the Annual Town Meeting, the Town Board must appoint the clerk’s position between 30 and 60 days. He requested the Town Board meeting be moved from June 14 to June 7.  It was the consensus of board members to change the date.


  b)   Town Attorney Greg Curtis

      c)   Town Clerk Jeanne Krueger:  had been sent two courtesy tickets to the Holiday Inn Neenah                                                    Riverwalk for Tues., April 27 sponsored by the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce and if anyone was interested in attending, she would be happy to offer these tickets.    


d)    Town Board

      Jay Schroeder, Supv. #1: requested a resolution supporting the Taxpayers Bill of Rights (TABOR) to limit state and local govt. spending in WI (see attached letter).


      Scott Sauer, Supv. #2:  concerned with the Springhetti’s Landscaping sign.  He was told this sign is temporary;    2) received complaints from Paul Dahms and others of dumping on Gateway Dev. property.  Supv. Jurgensen echoed his concerns.  Dir. Dearborn was directed to send a certified warning letter to Gateway Development. 


      Russ Handevidt, Supv. #4:  Little Lake Butte des Morts Cleanup Team will be going door-to-door with information regarding the removal process of PCB’s. (See attached info.)


e)    Town Chair Arden Tews: 1) thanked residents for a job well done at the Annual Town Meeting;  2) asked whether American Dr. speed limit survey was done, and stated if not, he wanted to see it taken care of as soon as possible;  3) contacted by Mike Chrisman of Plank Rd. requesting that his stakes be replaced as he intends to erect a fence. Assessor Eiberger will try to locate them with a metal detector; 4) received a letter from Chuck Lewis regarding lift station on the entrance to Stroebe Island. (see attached ltr.) Dev. Dir. Dearborn will once again present the options and set up a meeting.


          f)    Other Town Officials

Comm. Dev. Dir, George Dearborn:  1)developer looking at a 93-acre site west of the Alaskan Acres subdivision; 2) submitted memo (attached) promoting Valley Transit week May 3-7, wherein board members ride the bus and seek opinions of users riding the bus line.  


Finance Dir. Myra Piergrossi:  sent out requests for RFP’s to various banks in the area. 


Police Comm. Pres. Mike Lettier:  Police Commission will be meeting next Tues. evening.    


Parks & Rec. Dir. Mike Kading:  1) Blue Ribbon Master Plan Committee met last week and was very productive. The next meeting will be May 20; 2) students from the Valley New School assisted in the cleanup of the Rydell Environmental Center.


Street Supt. Randy Gallow  1) stated their dept. will be putting up yield signs at the intersection of Dunning St. & Olde Midway Rd.;  2) will be setting up a meeting with the C/Menasha regarding the Manitowoc Rd. drainage problem.





At 7:12 p.m., MOTION: Handevidt/Jurgensen to adjourn the Regular Meeting of the Town Board of Supervisors.  Motion carried.


Respectfully Submitted,


Jeanne Krueger, Certified Municipal Clerk