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December 10, 2018 December Town Board Meeting Minutes
TOWN OF LAMARTINE DRAFT
Board Meeting Minutes
December 10, 2018
With all notices having been properly posted, Frank Bartzen, Chairman called the December 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 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)
November Board Meeting Minutes (11/12/2018) – Randy seconded by Roger moved to approve the November Town Board meeting minutes as presented. Motion carried 3-0.
Treasurer’s Report – Greg read the November Treasurer’s report aloud. The ending balance as of 11/30/2018 was $450,199.37. Roger moved seconded by Randy to approve the treasurer’s report as presented. Motion carried 3-0.
Questions were asked about the upcoming changes in the garbage. The town sometime in January will be going to an automated collection system. Carts for garbage and recycling will be delivered with instructions and a calendar of pick up days sometime in the middle of January. Please see the town website for more information as the town receives it from our contracted hauler.
REPORTS & COMMUNICATIONS
a. Road Report—Justin has been putting up road signs and doing general cleanup around the shop.
i. Culvert Permit Report - NONE
ii. Update on truck repairs – Frank reported that some head work was done on the International for around $7,077 and some transmission work was done on 2011 Dodge dually for around $4100.
iii. Update Vision Triangle @ Brown Road & Nelson Road – A letter will be sent to the property owner of this intersection asking if they would be willing to sign an agreement with the town to keep the trees and bushes cut back or if they would like to schedule an onsite meeting to discuss this further with the town board.
b. Monthly Building Permit Report—Frank read the permits aloud.
c. Update on Hefty Sign legal matter—Depositions for this case will be taken in January.
a. Board Action—Request from Alliant to reduce Right Away Ordinance Fees (Tabled from Oct. Board Mtg) Discussion took place regarding the current fees being charged by the town. Roger seconded by Randy moved to increase the annual fee on the Occupancy of Public Right of Way (obtains to Ordinance #R12122016) to $250.00; and to lower the fee on the Excavation Permit also associated with this ordinance to $75.00 per project; with the understanding that a project must be over 300’ and not for hooking up a residence or business service. Chairman Bartzen will issue these permits with $50 of the permit fee being paid to Bartzen and $25 retained by the town. Motion carried 3-0.
b. Update on N6891 Hageman Road junk issue – Frank has sent a letter and spoke with this property owner. The town is asking for a time table that he thinks he will have some of this junk cleaned up. Some work has started here but he has a ways to go. Frank believes that the town nuisance / junk ordinance covers the town in this case.
c. Update on Possible Deed Back of Foss Road – A letter was sent to the property owner that the town was considering vacating this gravel road back to the property owner as of April 1, 2019. Frank will continue to move forward with this matter.
Roger asked how Frank and Justin came out on the pressure washer search. Roger moved seconded by Frank to purchase the more gallons per minute Case IHY – 2500psi #MC2565HA model. Please note that Randy abstained from voting on this matter. Motion carried 2-0.
a. Board Action – Quote for Road Supervisor Computer, Printer & Internet – Randy seconded by Roger moved to approve the quote from Lemke Consulting for a computer, monitor, printer/scanner/copier complete with set up and software for $2008.00 for the Road Supervisor’s office. Motion carried 3-0.
b. Board Action - Quote for Municipal Building Firewalls, Internet, Etc. updates – Randy seconded by Roger moved to approve the quote from Lemke Consulting for an update of the infrastructure. Wireless Access Point per plan for $523.00 and the Firewall per plan for $988.00. Motion carried 3-0.
c. Plan Commission Regular Members Dan Wepner & Tom Kramer terms are up January 2019-Randy moved seconded by Roger to appoint Kramer & Wepner to another two year term on the plan commission beginning January 2019. Motion carried 3-0.
d. Setting Caucus date (January 2019) Randy seconded by Frank moved to set the 2019 Caucus date at Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 1:00 Pm at the Lamartine Municipal Building meeting room. Motion carried 3-0.
e. Board Action – Operator’s License application for David Deaver – The clerk reported that nothing was found on the background check for David Deaver. Roger seconded by Randy moved to grant an operator’s license to David Deaver. Motion carried 3-0.
Approval of Monthly Vouchers & Checks – Roger seconded by Randy moved to approve the vouchers presented for payment as well as give the clerk and treasurer permission to pay US Bank Visa when the statement arrives, and for Frank and Justin to purchase ceiling tile for $125 for the Road Supervisor’s office. Motion carried 3-0.
Adjournment – Randy seconded by Frank moved to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried and the meeting adjourned at
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