Submitted to the Utility District for Approval June 11, 2001

 

 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE

TOWN OF MENASHA UTILITY DISTRICT

Municipal Complex - Assembly Room

Monday, May 21, 2001

 

MINUTES

 

I.   CALL TO ORDER, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND ROLL CALL

President Arden Tews called the Regular Meeting of Utility District Commissioners to order at 5:00 p.m. and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Utility District Secretary, Jeanne Krueger noted the roll as follows:

 

PRESENT:

Arden Tews, President                                                Barbara Barczak, Commissioner #1     

Jerry Jurgensen, Commissioner #3                           Bob Sprague, Commissioner #2

Russ Handevidt, Commissioner #4                            Brad Werner, Town Engineer   

Patrick DeGrave, Administrator                                  Jeanne Krueger, Utility Dist. Secretary

Myra Piergrossi, Dir. of Finance                                 George Dearborn, Dir. of Com. Dev.

Jeff Roth, Utility District Water Supt.                         Paula Pagel, Util Dist Office Manager

Steve Laabs, Util. Dist. Wastewater Supt.                 Ben Hamlon, Town Engineer

Roger Clark, Town Attorney                                       

 

ALSO PRESENT:

            Stan Garratt                              Carol Fredrick                             Larry Fredrick

Chris Pufahl                                         Art Treccani                                 Paul Beuther

Ed Duessing                                        Pat  Melo                                      Donna Zarling

Dave Schwartzbauer                         Judy Duessing                           Don G. Brown

Roger Zarling                                       Lori Pettis                                    Jim Pettis

Ed Manske                                            Bob Luscher                               Mamie Luscher

Lois Luscher                                        Lorraine LaFond                        Tracy Faulke

Terry  Richard LaFond                      Peter Barwick                             Terry Barwick

Jim M. Sell                                             S. Wohlrabe                                 Lorraine A. Carman

 

II.                  PUBLIC DISCUSSION-NON-AGENDIZED UTILITY DISTRICT RELATED MATTERS

 

III.                DISCUSSION ITEMS

A.                 Irish Road and Jacobsen Road Required Hook-ups

 

Attorney Roger Clark explained the history and the decision made two years ago in conjunction with the border agreements.  He also presented a map of the many inconsistencies of hook-ups that should have been addressed a number of years ago by the former Sanitary Dist. #4 board members.  Mr. Clark also gave several payment options and explained the hardship clause in the state statute.

 

Resident Ed Duessing stated that water was installed on Irish Rd. only for the benefit of Kimberly Clark Corp.

 

Resident Paul Beuther submitted a letter and also commented on the benefiting of Kimberly Clark Corp. and Parkwood Estates.  He asked if obligations and promises made by the former Sanitary District #4 board members could be held accountable by the present Utility District.  He also requested a deferment of the mandatory hook-ups.

 

Resident Tracy Gaulke commented on her hardship for health reasons and said she would take a loss on her property citing the enormous costs for a private contractor to hook up the utilities from her road to her house.  She mentioned hidden costs that were not addressed in the Letter of Deferment.

 

Discussion ensued regarding front footage, interceptor fees, wastewater plant charges, state low-income loans, SAC fees and the issue of no interest charges from the last 10 years.

 

Resident Doug Brown felt this was a very wasteful way of spending their money and also presented a hardship letter.

 

Resident Larry Frederick also presented a letter of hardship.  He requested all fees be itemized (i.e. laterals, frontage, etc.).  He also stated Harold Clifford said they would never be forced to hook up.

 

President Tews suggested a delay of five (5) years for this hook up. 

 

Commissioner Sprague suggested to grandfather these people only (defer hook up only) until their system failed or an unsafe test resulted.

 

Commissioner Handevidt stated he would abstain his vote until staff presented agreements, promises, information, and resolution so he would be able to make a more informed decision. 

Other letters of hardship were also presented.

 

IV.       OLD BUSINESS

 

V.                 NEW BUSINESS
            A.        010521-1:UD  Expenditures

MOTION: Comm. Handevidt, second Comm. Jurgensen to adopt the resolution and approve the expenditures as submitted with the exception of (none).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

B.                010521-2:UD  Authorize Abandonment of Harborage Lift Station and Connect to Grand Chute Interceptor

MOTION: Comm. Sprague, second Comm. Handevidt to table for two weeks, the resolution to abandon the Harborage Lift Station and connect the Northern Rd. condominiums to Grand Chute Sanitary District for sewer service.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

C.                010521-3:UD Award Bid for Year 2001 One-Ton Truck Cab and Chassis

MOTION: Comm. Handevidt, second Comm. Sprague to adopt to approve the resolution for bid on new truck to Les Stumpf Ford as submitted. Motion carried unanimously.

 

D.       010521-4:UD  Award Bid for Truck Platform and Crane

MOTION: Comm. Sprague, second Comm. Handevidt to adopt to approve the resolution for bid on truck platform and crane to Caspers’ Truck Equipment as submitted. Motion carried unanimously.

 
VI.       ORDINANCES

 

VII.      RESIGNATIONS/ APPOINTMENTS

 

VIII.           APPROVAL OF MINUTES
A.     Public Hearing – March 26, 2001 – Deerwood Drive Sewer

B.    Regular Utility District Meeting – April 23, 2001

C.    Regular Utility District Meeting – May 7, 2001

MOTION: Comm. Handevidt, second Comm. Jurgensen to adopt to approve the minutes as submitted.  Motion carried with Comm. Sprague abstaining.

 
IX.               CORRESPONDENCE

A.     Water Billing Summary – April 2001

B.    Sewer Billing Summary - April 2001

MOTION: Comm. Sprague, second Comm. Jurgensen to adopt to approve the correspondence for filing as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

 
X.                 REPORTS

A.     Town Administrator – None

B.     Engineer – None

            C.  Water Superintendent - None

D.  Wastewater Superintendent-None

E.     Commissioners- None

F.  Commission President – Gave U.D. Quarterly Report prepared by Myra Piergrossi, Finance Director.

G.    Other Town Officials - None

 

XI.       MOTIONS BY COMMISSIONERS
 
XII.      ANNOUNCEMENTS – Same as agenda.
 
XIII.     ADJOURNMENT

At 6:13 p.m., MOTION: Comm. Sprague, second Comm. Barczak to adjourn the Regular Meeting of the Utility District of Commissioners.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jeanne Krueger, C.M.C.

Utility District Secretary

Town of Menasha