Submitted for Town Board Approval Sept. 10, 2001

 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE

TOWN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Municipal Complex -  Assembly Room

Monday, August 27, 2001

 

MINUTES

 

I.         CALL TO ORDER,  AND 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 Barczak, Supv. #1        

Robert Sprague, Supv. #2                    Jerry Jurgensen, Supv. #3

Russ Handevidt, Supv. #4                                            Jeanne Krueger, Town Clerk

Keith Kiesow, Fire Chief                                      Patrick DeGrave, Administrator

Myra Piergrossi, Dir. of Finance                                  Greg Curtis, Town Attorney

Carl Sutter, McMahon Assoc.                                    George Dearborn, Dir. of Com. Dev.               

William Weiss, Police Chief                                      Ronald Krueger, Park & Rec. Dir.

Randy Gallow, Street Supt.                           Richard Eiberger, Assessor                               

Keith Kiesow, Fire Chief

 

ALSO PRESENT:                        Sen. Mike Ellis/ 19th Senate District            Curt Schultz, Leg. Aide          Ed Duessing

Michelle Wolf                        Trevor Thompson     John Schaidler       Joe Trudell                               Jaris Briski   

Betty Zaborsky                        Laurie Hoelzel          Tom Adelmann       Ed Lowe/Post-Crescent                               

Cheryl Hentz/Fox Cities News

                       

II.        AWARDS / PRESENTATIONS

a)            Wisconsin State Senator Michael Ellis

 

Sen. Ellis elaborated on the state budget stating the town should receive approx. $10,000.00 more in road aids, however, warned the fiscal budget would be headed for disaster in 2003.  He stated his disappointment that the state had chosen to take the “lump sum” in the tobacco settlement instead of a proportional amount each year.  He said there would have to be major cuts needed due to an increased debt service.  When asked about the Kettl Commission Sen. Ellis stated this project was flawed from the beginning.  He stated community officials are already suppose to be working together for the betterment of the community and its citizens and did not feel they should be receiving taxpayer monies for situations they already have been elected or hired for.  When asked about election reform, he did not hesitate to expound that reform must take place and no one running for public service should be fearful of the special interest groups that may be supporting them and would greatly impede these men and women from doing the best for their constituents. 

                                               

III.       PUBLIC FORUM – NON-AGENDIZED TOWN RELATED MATTERS

Resident Joe Trudell asked what progress was being made on the internal investigation process regarding the Bridgeview Garden Mobile Park situation.  Admin. DeGrave stated it was still in progress and would be calling the persons in the next few days for an update.

 

IV.      DISCUSSION ITEMS

a)             Soccer Field Proposal and Related Development

Admin. DeGrave described the request for approx. 11 acres of land just west of the municipal complex for the purpose of building several soccer fields.  Carl Gardner requested the town agree to a 99-year lease for $1.00/yrly.  It was the consensus of the town board members that they were not interested at this time in leasing or selling the land.  The board felt this may be needed for future expansion of the street department and also felt the land would more than hold its value throughout the years.  Admin. DeGrave stated the $80,000 land improvement loan must then be paid back to Winnebago County.

 

V.       OLD BUSINESS

a)            000925-7:  Variance - Davel Engineering-4139 W. Prospect Avenue

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

 

VI.      NEW BUSINESS

a)       010827-1: Expenditures

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

 

b)       010827-2:  Budget Amendment-Park Department 

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

 

c)            010827-3:  Fire Department Out of State Training Request 

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

 

d)       010827-4:  Fire Department Out of State Training Request

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

 

e)       010827-5:  Mutual Aid Agreement with Outagamie County Airport Fire Department

Admin. DeGrave requested that resolutions similar to this one be modified to read, “until such time that a change is needed” therefore eliminating agreements being needed every year for board approval.

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

 

 

 

 

 

f)       010827-6:  Adoption of the Amended Park Department 5-Year Comprehensive Plan

MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Barczak to REFER to the 9/10/01 board meeting in order for the Park Department to show the changes on the document.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

g)       010827-7:  Award Bid-Reroofing Community Center

MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Barczak to adopt to approve the award to VULCAN ROOFING for the low bid price of $18,865. as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

h)       010827-8:  Vitas v. Town of Menasha Waiver of Appeal-Waiver of Statutory Cost

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

 

i)        010827-9:  Rezoning-James Carey Jr. Shady Ln. & American Dr.

MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Jurgensen to adopt to approve for denial as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

j)            010827-10:   Conditional Use Permit-James Carey Jr. Shady Ln. & American Dr.

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

 

k)       010827-11:  Certified Survey Map-Valley Gateway Development W. American Dr.

MOTION: Supv. Barczak, second Supv. Handevidt to adopt to approve as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

l)            010827-12:  Town Conditional Use Permit – Keller Structures (Newtown movies)-W. American Dr.

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

 

At this point, the gavel was handed to Vice Chair Sprague 

 

m)            010827-13:  Rezoning-Davel Engineering Inc. 1st Addition to High Plain Meadows Cold Spring Rd.

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

 

At this point, the gavel was handed back to Chairman Tews.

 

n)            010827-14 Ditch Enclosure – 1669 Oakview Drive

MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Jurgensen to adopt to approve as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

o)            010827-15 – Ditch Enclosure – 1659 Oakview Drive

MOTION: Supv. Handevidt, second Supv. Jurgensen to adopt to approve as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

 

p)            010827-16 – Ditch Enclosure – 1651 Oakview Drive

MOTION: Supv. Barczak, second Supv. Handevidt to adopt to approve as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

q)            010827-17 – Text Amendment to Section 17.13-A(3)(c) and 17.13-B(5)(e) (Signs) of the Winnebago County Zoning Ordinance.

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

 

r)            010827-18 – Individual Amusement License Gun Show at Sabre Lanes

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

 

VII.     ORDINANCES / POLICIES / AGREEMENTS

a)            010827-1:POL Policy Proposal Chapter 32 Tornadoes and Severe Weather

FIRST, SECOND READING & ADOPTION

MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. Handevidt to accept the first and second reading and approve to adopt the ordinance as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

VIII.    RESIGNATIONS / APPOINTMENTS

a)       010827-1:APPT – Appointment Crossing Guard

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

 

IX.      APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a)            Regular Town Board Meeting – August 13, 2001

b)            Building Committee Meeting – August 13, 2001

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

 

X.       CORRESPONDENCE

a)         Fire Dept. Monthly Activity Report – July 2001

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

 

XI.      REPORTS

a) Town Administrator Patrick DeGrave updated the board on the Green Valley detention pond.  (Please see attachment)

          b) Town Attorney Greg Curtis - None

          c) Town Clerk Jeanne Krueger - None

          d) Town Board

Barbara Barczak, Supv. #1  - None

    Robert Sprague, Supv. #2 - None

     Jerry Jurgensen, Supv. #3 - Complaint call taken from Glen Harman, 1421 Lakeshore Dr.

     requesting a pothole be repaired by the Street Dept.   

Russ Handevidt, Supv. #4 - 1) Requested the seminar application filled out by Court      Clerk Sue Hermus be re-figured;  2) presented an article found in the Milw. Sentinel

regarding detailed information, drawings and photos of homes for the purpose of public access through the internet.  Supv. Handevidt stated he felt this was a real threat to a citizens’ privacy and hoped this would not happen in the Town of Menasha.  Assessor Eiberger stated there already was certain screened information for public information.

 

e)   Town Chairman - None

 

f)   Other Town Officials

·        Comm. Dev. Dir. - Geo. Dearborn – Town’s Comprehensive Plan:  Stated opinion approx. 600 surveys were sent out and at this point in time, approx. 180 have been returned. 

·        Street Superintendent Randy Gallow – Bonnie Drive Ditch enclosure:  Explained the need for 50’ easements and the future need for shared assessments as all residents benefit regardless if they have drainage problems or ditches on their side of the roadway.

·        Dir. of Comm. Dev., George Dearborn:  Stated assistant Bldg. Insp. Peter Fetters received his UDC (uniform dwelling code) and UDC HVAC (uniform dwelling code-heating/air conditioning) licenses.

·        Fire Chief Keith Kiesow:  Thanked the town board for allowing him to attend the fire conference in New Orleans. 

·        Park & Rec. Dir. Ronald Krueger:  Stated that, due to school starting shortly, his summer work force will no longer be available.  He will be requesting permission to seek a seasonal worker for help with mowing for a few months. 

 

IX.       ANNOUNCEMENTS – Same as on Agenda

 

X.       MOTIONS BY SUPERVISOR - None

 

XI.      ADJOURNMENT - At 7:36 p.m., MOTION: Supv. Sprague, second Supv. 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