Submitted for Approval Aug. 25, 2003



Municipal Complex - Assembly Room - Monday, August 11, 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. 


Elected Officials Present:    Arden Tews, Town Chair             Barbara Hanson, Supv. #1     

Scott Sauer, Supv. #2          Jerry Jurgensen, Supv. #3          Russ Handevidt, Supr. #4         

Jeanne Krueger, Clerk    


ALSO PRESENT: James Archambo, Admin.    Randy Gallow, St. Supt.    Carl Sutter, Town Engr.       Rod McCants, Police Chief        Myra Piergrossi, Finance Dir.   George Dearborn, Com. Dev. Dir.               Keith Kiesow, Fire Chief            Becky Thone, Rec. Supv.            Mike Lettier, Pres. Police Comm.               Emily Hess, Rec. Dept. Ass’t.   Robert Francart      Jean Hanson        Kevin Schultz      Guy Hegg      D. R. Gabel              Richard DeKleyn, J. R. Development         Dave Eisele, J. R. Development  



a)         Recreation Supervisor Becky Thone – Summer 2003 Recreation Programs

Rec. Supv. Thone introduced the summer program recreation leader, Emily Hess, to the board members and presented a delightful power point chronicle depicting summer programs offered through the T/Menasha Recreation schedule.  She was thanked by the town board members for her continuing excellent line-up of programs offered.  Ms. Thone publicly thanked P.A.S.S. Kathy Hales for creating the computer presentation and sound.  Also, a check for $450.00 was received from the Appleton Rotary Club Children’s with Disabilities Committee to be donated for funding children with disabilities programs.


3)        PUBLIC FORUM – Non-Agendized Utility District Related Matters

Resident Guy Hegg, 1355 Dunning St., again, requested a “Slow, Children” sign to be placed on Gordon Street.  St. Supt. Randy Gallow stated the town does not install these signs stating it gives the neighborhood and parents a false sense of security.  It was believed if the speed abusers would not obey the posted 25 M.P.H. they would also not obey the caution signs.



5)        OLD BUSINESS


a)        030811-1: Stop Sign Placement – S. E. Corner of Dunning and Olde Midway Road

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


b)        030811-2: Little Lake Butte des Morts Trestle Trail Engineering Contract

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


c)          030811-3: Expenditures

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


d)       030811-4: Out-of-State Training- Statezny–National Fire Academy–Emmitsburg, MD

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


e)       030811-5: Out-of-State Training – Kiesow–Executive Fire Officer Program

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


f)        030811-6: Meadow Heights Developer’s Agreement

MOTION:  Handevidt/Jurgensen to approve.  After discussion, MOTION: Handevidt/Jurgensen to amend adding “Be it further resolved that $11,150.00 for asphalt removal may be accomplished by the T/Menasha Street Department staff; and Be it further resolved that the project is contingent upon the town’s ability to utilize past borrowing sufficient to accomplish this project”.   On roll call, the amendment carried unanimously.  On roll call, the resolution carried unanimously.



a)         030811-1:ORD Amend Town Municipal Code Book, Chapter 5 – Fire Prevention Code       SECOND READING AND ADOPTION  

Resident Jean Hanson presented a petition with 5 signatures requesting the residents be allowed to use electric cooking grills on their second story balconies.  She stated it would be very difficult to sell her condo unit without the grill allowance.  Resident D. Gable also requested the board members to allow 2nd floor grilling.

Chief Kiesow presented factual documentation regarding the dangers of all grills including electric.  He stated he felt the reason for the town’s excellent fire prevention programs were so successful due, in part, to taking a pro-active position.  (See Attached Documents).

MOTION: Handevidt/Jurgensen to accept the SECOND READING AND ADOPTION of the ordinance as submitted.  One roll call, motion carried 3-2 with Supvs. Hanson, Sauer, and Handevidt voting AYE, and Supv. Jurgensen and Chair Tews voting NAY.


8)       PERSONNEL

a)         030811-1:RESIGN Deputy Building Inspector – Peter Fetters

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


b)       030811-2:APPT Temporary Clerical Employee – Building Inspection – Kevin Schultz

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



a)       Regular Town Board Meeting – July 28, 2003

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




a)         Fire Line - August 2003

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


11)      REPORTS

a)       Town Administrator James Archambo:  Police Dept. traffic counts on E. Shady Lane (Report attached); Pre-construction meeting tomorrow for Valley Road with c/Appleton; update on the upcoming State Senate vote regarding the proposed tax freeze; Gateway Development progress report.


b)        Town Attorney Greg Curtis

c)         Town Clerk Jeanne Krueger

d)        Town Board

Barbara Hanson, Supv. #1:  will be assisting (along with Chairman Tews) in town promotion at a booth at the Winnebago County Fair on Aug. 15th.

Jerry Jurgensen, Supv. #3:  spoke about customer service and policy on restoration in the town and felt there should follow up on the complaints received about this.


Russ Handevidt, Supv. #4:  restoration and re-seeding issues; rebuttal on the letter received from Bldg. Insp. Jencks; requested the swimming pool amendment be prepared for the 8/25 meeting.


e)         Town Chairman Arden Tews: praised all employees who apply for and are awarded grants;  stated he was pleased with residential development;  town growth and budget concerns;  would like staff to investigate the possibility of land north of the trestle for docks or other recreational activities.


f)          Other Town Officials

Comm. Dev. Dir, George Dearborn: 106 single-family permits thus far this year;  appreciation of the temporary hiring of Kevin Schultz who has been training to fill in as Dep. Bldg. Insp. and also of Peter Fetters who will be leaving this week to pursue another job opportunity.


Fire Chief Keith Kiesow:  modem/computer update


Police Chief Rod McCants:  Police Commission will be interviewing police officer candidates Aug. 19th


Street Supt. Randy Gallow:  reconstruction progress on American Dr. from E. Shady Ln. to Cty. Hwy. BB.



At 7:45 p.m., MOTION: Handevidt/Hanson to convene into closed session pursuant 19.85(1)(g) of the WI State Statutes; 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 boundary issues and;

Pursuant to 19.85(1)(c) 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, specifically to discuss a request for unpaid leave. Motion carried.


Present:  Arden Tews, Chair       Barbara Hanson, Supv. #1          Scott Sauer, Supv. #2

Jerry Jurgensen, Supv. 3             Russ Hanson, Supv. #4              Jim Archambo, Admin.


1) Updates regarding border agreements with C/ Menasha and C/Neenah.

2) Discussion ensued regarding Fire Dept. Admin. Assistant Sue Englebert’s request for four days of unpaid leave due to her exhaustive time off.  The board members where informed of Ms. Englebert’s pursuit of humanitarian projects.


At  8:25 p.m. MOTION:  Hanson/Jurgensen pursuant to 19.85(2) of the WI State Statutes; to reconvene into open session to act on any business discussed in closed session.  Motion carried.


MOTION:  Jurgensen/Handevidt to grant Fire Dept. Admin. Assistant Sue Englebert four days of unpaid leave.  Motion carried unanimously.  The board members clarified that this leave request shall be non-precedential.



At 8:28 p.m., MOTION: Handevidt/Hanson to adjourn the Regular Meeting of the Town Board of Supervisors.  Motion carried unanimously.


Respectfully submitted,



Jeanne Krueger, Certified Municipal Clerk