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August 14, 2017 August Town Board Meeting Minutes

Board Meeting Minutes
August 14, 2017
With all notices having been properly posted, Frank Bartzen, Chairman called the August meeting to order at the Lamartine Municipal Building Meeting Room (LMBMR) at 7:00 pm. Also present at this meeting were Supervisors Randy Kuik & Roger Grade; Treasurer, Greg Michels and Clerk; Jill Randall. Please see meeting sign in sheet for other attendees.

Pledge of allegiance was recited.
Approval of Minutes from Previous Meeting(s)
July Board Meeting Minutes (7/10/17)—Randy moved seconded by Roger to approve the July minutes as published. Motion carried 3-0.
Treasurer’s Report—Greg read the July Treasurer’s report aloud with an ending balance of
$537,583.95. Roger moved to accept the treasurer’s report as presented. Randy seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

Public Comment: NONE

a. Road Report—Frank reported that Scott Construction is in the township doing the cold mix and patching. They will come back to do the chip sealing. They are behind do to the rain. Fond du Lac County is not interested on doing the shouldering on Merrill and Giebel Roads. Four culverts were replaced on Nelson, Pinno, Crescent & Towne Road. Rich reported that the tire on the front of the tractor is not good. He has been pricing out a pair of tires to replace those on the tractor. Randy moved that the town go to Pat’s Tire in Chilton with discretion given to Rich to check out and decide on the 95% used tire. Rich is approved to spend $1380.00 for 2-new tires or if the used 95% tire will work go with that at a price of $1130.00 for the pair. Roger seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.
i. Culvert Permit Report--NONE
ii. Vision Triangle @ Brown Road & Nelson Road—Frank reported that the property owner is not happy about trimming or removing the pine tree or the lilac bush. This item will be tabled to address again at the September Board meeting. This will give Frank time to revisit the owner and see if he can get them to trim the pine tree back or up.
b. Monthly Building Permit Report—NONE
c. Update on 7/17/2017 Special Town Board Meeting – Information only; Road Supervisor Position—The Board held this special board meeting to address Rich’s position as Road Supervisor. Rich would like to cut back on his hours and some of the duties associated with his job. The Board discussed hiring another person to work with Rich and train for taking over the position when Rich fully retires. The board decided to hold a closed session meeting to discuss Rich’s job performance, wages and the cost of hiring someone another person. No decisions will be made at this closed session meeting to be held at the Lamartine Municipal Building Meeting Room on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 5:30 PM.
d. Reminder Date Change of October Board meeting to 1st Monday in October; October 2, 2017 due to the WTA Convention being held the second week of October.
e. Update on Town Legal Matters: Mullenbach driveway & Hefty Sign Co.—The Mullenbach lawsuit is moving forward. Matt is handling the case. Hefty Sign Co. attorney confirms that they have received all the paperwork.
f. WTA Fall Workshops for Town Elected Officials; Get your registration forms to Jill if attending.
g. WTA Convention Registration: Oct 8, 2017 thru Oct 10, 2017 for Town Elected Officials—Get your registration forms to Jill if you are going
h. Date for Budget Workshop meeting—Monday, October 16, 2017 at 5:00 PM at the Lamartine Municipal Building Meeting Room.

a. Hiring Part time Brush Cutting Help—Rich will speak with the man that is interested in helping with the brush cutting and see what kind of wage he needs to do this work.
b. Seymer & Frost (W8359 & W8355 Lincoln Ave respectfully) ditch issues—Price estimates—Frank does not have all the numbers. A French drain may not work. Frank will try to have numbers for the next board meeting.
c. Update on Heinrich Road Gate—The gates ordered by the DNR are here. Pinno Construction has volunteered to install the gates for the town at no charge for labor; the town will pay for the concrete/ materials.

a. Board Action – Approving update of Driveway Permit Application—ONLY CHANGE is page 2- Owners Covenant the addition of I. This Agreement is also governed by Town of Lamartine Ordinance #M12122016. Roger moved seconded by Randy to adopt the Driveway Permit Application with the addition of I. This Agreement is also governed by Town of Lamartine Ordinance #M12122016 and the correction in F. The driveway(s) authorized by this permit shall be installed within a period of one (1) year from the date of issuance of said permit. The Town of Lamartine town board reserves requires the right to require the applicant to reapply for said permit after the ninety-day one year period. Motion carried 3-0.
b. Board Action—Operator licenses for Lisa Coyne & Scott Venne—Roger seconded by Randy moved to approve issuing operator licenses to Lisa Coyne & Scott Venne. Motion carried 3-0.
c. Board Action—Watercourse Protection Ordinance— This item was tabled to the September board meeting. Roger did not receive the email copy of this ordinance to review for the meeting.

Approval of Monthly Vouchers & Checks—Roger moved seconded by Randy to approve the vouchers as presented.
Motion carried 3-0.

Adjournment— Randy moved seconded by Roger to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried 3-0 and the meeting adjourned at 9:40 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,
Town of Lamartine

Jill Randall
Municipal Clerk

Filed with these minutes: Meeting Attendance Sign in Sheet


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