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December 10, 2007 Board Meeting Minutes
TOWN OF LAMARTINE
Board Meeting Minutes
December 10, 2007
With all notices having been properly posted, Frank Bartzen, Chairman called the December 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 then called for any corrections or additions in the November Board Meeting minutes. Mike made a motion seconded by Bruce to approve the minutes as presented. Motion carried 3-0.
Frank asked Greg to give the November Treasurer’s report. The ending balance as of 11-30-07 is $446,509.02. Bruce made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report as given. Mike seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.
Elmer Schonscheck asked for clarification on when a building permit was needed. The board explained that a permit was needed when any work to be done would cost over $1000.00 including labor. A discussion took place regarding why a building permit was needed to perform maintenance type work like replacing a bad roof or windows. The board explained that this work increased the value of a home.
REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS:
1. Road Report—Frank reported that the season’s roadwork was complete. The heavy wet snow caused some problems, but things were going smoothly.
B. Property Clean up Updates
1. Schmitz Property—W8251 Hwy 23—Status Quo—the Town will continue to watch the clean up of this property.
2. Roehl Property—N5602 Fairview Road—Status Quo—the Town will continue to watch the clean up of this property.
C. Update on EMSAC—signing of the new EMSAC Agreement—Frank explained that the ambulance contract currently runs from July 1 to June 30. This will be changed to January 1 to December 31. There are nine candidates for the EMS Director position. Frank will be on the interviewing committee. The next EMSAC meeting will be held on February 27, 2008 at 6:30 Pm at the Town of Friendship. The 2007 Income Expense figures should be available soon.
D. Update on Cemetery/Veterans Memorial Committee Meeting 11/15/2007—Greg reported that the committee is looking for other sources of marble to help control the cost of the memorial. A letter will be mailed out to area businesses to attempt to stimulate some donations. The next meeting will be held on December 13, 2007 at 7:30 Pm at the Lamartine Municipal Building Meeting Room.
E. Update on status of Animal Siting Ordinance—A meeting will be set up with Eric possibly the 22nd or 24th of January. Eric will let us know which of these dates work out best. He will get the materials mailed out ahead of time.
F. Update on hiring an agency to help complete the Town’s Smart Growth Plan—Frank reported that the Town of Eldorado had voted to not work with the Town of Lamartine on the Smart Growth Plan. They will be hiring Omni to do their plan and Omni will not do two townships together. The town has money put aside to help pay a planner to do our smart growth plan. The town will continue to research our options for choosing a planner.
G. Update on the Town Gravel Road/Driveways—Nothing has been done regarding this issue. The Town will set up a meeting with attorney St. Peter or Rosenfeldt to see what needs to be done next.
H. Update on Ladoga Cemetery Association dissolving and the request for the town to take it over—The Clerk reported that Scott VandeBerg had called to let the town know that he is in the process of trying to form a new association to care for the Ladoga Cemetery. He will let the town know by the January board meeting if he is able to get enough people interested in a new association.
A. Appointing of one member to the Plan Commission-- term to run from the second Monday in January 2008 to the second Monday January 2011—Bruce made a motion seconded by Mike to reappoint Jim Reitzner as a regular Plan Commission member and Chairman. Motion carried 3-0.
B. Fire Department decision on placement of a donated grill at the Fireman’s Park—The fire department is holding off a couple of weeks on making a decision on this issue. The fire department would like to consult with the new insurance company before making a decision.
A. Appointment of Poll Workers for the Term to begin January 1, 2008 thru December 31, 2009—Frank made a motion seconded by Mike to approve the following people as poll workers for the above noted term: Greg Michels, Linda Birschbach, Fran & Dan Wustrack, Armin & Barbara Kollmann, Mike Gannon, Mary Ayer, Kathy & Dave Stetter and Sue Suprenand. Motion carried 3-0.
Approving the monthly vouchers and checks—Bruce made a motion to approve the vouchers as presented and give permission to the Clerk and Treasurer to pay the US Bank Visa bill when it is received. Mike seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.
Mike seconded by Bruce, moved to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried 3-0, the meeting adjourned at 8:35 Pm.
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