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April 14, 2008 Board Meeting Minutes

Board Meeting Minutes
April 14, 2008

With all notices having been properly posted, Frank Bartzen, Chairman called the April meeting to order at the Lamartine Municipal Building Meeting Room at 7:30 Pm.

Supervisors Mike Suprenand and Bruce Rhode, Treasurer Greg Michels and Clerk Jill Randall were also in attendance at this meeting.

Frank led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Frank called for any corrections or additions in the March Town Board Meeting minutes. Mike made a motion seconded by Bruce to approve the minutes as presented. Motion carried 3-0.

Frank called for the March Treasurer’s report. Treasurer Greg Michels read the report aloud with an ending balance on

3-31-2008 of $ 563,900.19. Mike seconded by Bruce made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report as given. Motion carried 3-0.

Citizen Concerns:

Larry Conger asked if the house on Hillcrest that burned was going to be cleaned up or not as it has been sitting for quite some time. Frank said that his understanding was that insurance had recently paid and it will be getting cleaned up.

Hal Ayer said that his statement was not meant as cut to Rich as he helps out the Town tremendously and does a great job but, he wondered how long the Town would be able to go without having to hire another road person at least part-time. Frank said that he hoped that time was five to ten years off. Hal wondered what the Town residents could do to help.

Richard Spanbauer introduced himself and explained that he was running as a Republican candidate for State Representative of the 53rd District. He invited everyone to vote at the September Primary.

Frank reported that he had met with Transworld Genetics regarding the adding of two new barns on their property on Hwy 151 (the old Fly Dollar property). They would like permission from the Town to place a 14’ X 72’ mobile home temporarily on the property, no more than nine months, until the new structures are completed. There will only be a hook up for electricity, no water or sewer connections will be made to the mobile home. The only activity at this mobile home will be the separation of X and Y chromosomes. The Town will issue a letter to Transworld Genetics stating that the mobile home can be placed on the property with the above mentioned restrictions.


1. Road Report—Frank reported that the Town roads are holding up okay. The road projects and crack filling for this upcoming season have not been completely decided yet. Bruce reported that he looked at Jones Road and there is a black mud like substance coming up in the center of the road. He wondered if the Town should not consider removing the center like done on Hageman Road. Frank said that, that may have to be done, we will wait and see. Frank announced that the CTH Y road project to install curb, gutter and storm sewer is moving forward. The work will be done on CTH Y, East of the bridge 200 feet West of Y on Lincoln Road and up to the Fruend house by the end of Orchard Road.

B. Update on Cemetery/Veterans Memorial Committee Meeting 3/24/08—Greg reported that some contributions have come in and now they have about 52 % of the funds needed for this project. May 3rd will be the Brat Fry 10:00 Am to 3:00 Pm at the Lamartine Municipal Building Meeting Room. The next meeting will be held the fourth Monday in April.

C. Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week—April 21st – April 25th, 2008. On Thursday, April 24, at 1:20 Pm a mock tornado warning will be announced which will conclude at 1: 25 Pm.

D. Report on FdL County Junk Ordinance Letter to Christie Buck Tackett re: W7502 Hwy 23—Frank reported that Fond du Lac County inspected the Christie Buck Tackett property and issued a letter stating that this property was in violation of the Fond du Lac County’s Automobile, Tire and Junk Ordinance. The County is handling this issue and was just making the Town aware of what was going on.

E. Update on EMSAC Meeting No Report

F. Report on the April 1, 2008 Spring Election—The clerk reported that 259 Town residents voted at the last election. Eleven of those voted by absentee ballot. The election results were read aloud. Please see Attachment A, for a listing of the election results for the Town of Lamartine.

G. Date for next Town Newsletter—The next Newsletter will hopefully be out by June 15th.


A. Discussion/decision regarding when or how the Board would like to move forward with approving the Animal Siting Ordinance—Attorney St. Peter has looked over the newly drafted Animal Siting Ordinance and made a few changes. The Town Plan Commission needs to look at the Finding of Fact and the changes that were made and make a recommendation to the Town Board. Eric Fowle should be at this meeting.

B. Discussion/decision regarding Town Gravel Road/Driveways Resolutions—Frank read the resolutions aloud entitled “Town Board Resolution For Discontinuing Town Highway”. There were five (5) separate resolutions for each gravel road the Town would like to discontinue. Giebel Drive, Hageman Road, Marggi Road, Orvis Drive, and Pucker Road. Discussion took place. A public hearing will be held for each one of these roads. Attorney St. Peter will do the publishing of the notices for these public hearings. Mike made a motion to approve the five resolutions for the “Town Board Resolution For Discontinuing Town Highway”, for Giebel, Hageman, Marggi, Orvis and Pucker Road. Bruce seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.


A. Discussion/decision regarding possible replacement of Town truck—Frank stated that the Ford plow truck is getting tired and is starting to cost money for frequent repairs so the Town needs to consider replacing it. The Town has $30,000 put away for the replacement of this vehicle. Mike moved that the Town proceed in looking into replacing this vehicle. Bruce seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

B. Discussion/Approval of the Town Board to conduct a dog count this year—Mike seconded by Frank made a motion to approve the Town having a dog count this year. Motion carried 3-0.

C. Approval to issue an Operator’s License to Danielle Heiling—Mike seconded by Bruce moved to approve issuing an operator’s license to Danielle Heiling. Motion carried 3-0.

D. Discussion/decision on the Town paying the Plan Commission for Town called meetings—Discussion took place regarding paying the Plan Commission for meetings called by the Town. Mike seconded by Frank made a motion to approve paying the Plan Commission members $15.00 for meetings the Town calls. Motion carried 3-0.

Approving of the monthly vouchers and checks. Mike seconded by Bruce moved to approve the monthly vouchers. Motion carried 3-0.

With no further business to discuss Mike seconded by Frank made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried 3-0 and the meeting adjourned at 9:25 Pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Town of Lamartine

Jill Randall

Municipal Clerk

Attachment A—April 1, 2008 Election results is part of these minutes.


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