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January 9, 2023

With all notices having been properly posted, Frank Bartzen, Chairman called the January meeting to order at the Lamartine Municipal Building Meeting Room (LMBMR) at 7:00 pm. Also present at this meeting were Supervisors; Randy Kuik and Travis Kloetzke, Treasurer, Greg Michels and Clerk; Jessica Randall. Please see meeting sign in sheet for other attendees.

Pledge of allegiance was recited.

Approval of Minutes from Previous Meeting(s)
December Board Meeting Minutes (12/12/2022) –Randy seconded by Travis moved to approve the December Town Board meeting minutes. Motion carried 3-0.

Treasurer’s Report – Greg read the December Treasurer’s report aloud. The ending balance as of 12/31/2022 was $1,827,400.53. Randy moved seconded by Travis to approve the treasurer’s report as presented. Motion carried 3-0.

Public Comment:
Andy Thone submitted a quote to the Board and Greg in regards to a quote from Riley Electric for the lighting inside the Town Hall. Roger Grade also questioned Hageman Rd and Frank informed him that there is a new judge that is handling the case and the judge needed time to review that case. All paperwork has been submitted.

a. Road Report— Frank announced the that Township did purchase a new truck to replace the Dodge. It is a F350 with a stainless-steel box and the cost was $82,000. By the end of February, the town should be able to put the Dodge up for sale at Auction. Craig did speak in regards to the snow and drifting that we had over Christmas and all the had work that the Road Crew did to clear the town roads.
i. Culvert Permit Report – None
b. Monthly Building Permit Reports – Frank read the monthly building reports aloud.
c. Reminder Town Caucus is January 14th at 1pm

a. Board Discussion- Update on Charter digging and construction – Charter will be doing work laying cable in the township. Frank showed the board a map that Charter submitted as to where the cable will be laid.
b. Board Discussion-Update on AARPA Funds – Frank spoke with the Towns Attorney to find out what the town would be able to spend the funds on. The Attorney informed Frank that the Air System in the Maintenance Shop, Security Cameras in the parking lot, Updating the Town Hall Parking Lot, New Ditch Mower, First Responders Supplies, HVAC System, and Cemeteries are all eligible. However, putting funds aside for the Townline Bridge Project is not eligible due to federal funds that are already involved. The board will meet again on February 15th, 2023 at 6pm to narrow the list down.

a. Board Discussion and/or Action-Ditch Mower – Randy handed out a quote and Frank also had a couple quotes for a new Ditch Mower. After some discussion the board decided to get an updated quote from Reister and Schnell and also check on trade in values for the old mower. The Ditch Mower will be addressed again at the next board meeting.
b. Board Discussion and/or Action- Update sign ordinance –Frank mentioned his concerns on the Town’s sign ordinance. He spoke with the Town Attorney and was given a copy of Sheboygan Falls Ordinance that was drafted. It is a good example as to what the Town of Lamartine should have. The board will look over this example and come up with ideas that will work for the Township and readdress the Sign Ordinance discussion in the next couple months.

Approval of Monthly Vouchers & Checks –Travis seconded by Frank moved to approve the vouchers presented for payment as well as the Dempsey Law bill when it arrives. Motion carried 3-0.

Adjournment – Randy seconded by Frank moved to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried 3-0 and the meeting adjourned at 8:00 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,
Town of Lamartine
Jessica Randall- Clerk

Included with these minutes: Attendance Sign in Sheet


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