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December 12, 2016 December Town Board Meeting

Board Meeting Minutes
December 12, 2016

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; Bruce Rhode 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)
a. November Board Meeting Minutes (11/14/16)—Roger seconded by Bruce moved to approve the November minutes as presented. Motion carried 3-0.
b. Special Town Board Meeting (Ordinance Review – 11/28/2016)—Bruce seconded by Roger moved to approve the minutes from the Special Town Board meeting held 11/28/2016 as presented. Motion carried 3-0.

Treasurer’s Report—Greg asked if there were any questions from the board regarding last month’s Treasurer’s report (October 2016). The report was balanced shortly after the November meeting and distributed to the board. Greg read the November Treasurer’s report aloud with an ending balance of $369,198.45. Frank moved to approve the treasurer’s report as presented. Roger seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

Public Comment: NONE

a. Road Report—Frank reported that Rich is busy. They continue to look for part time snow plow help.
i. Culvert Permit Report—There were no culvert permits to report this past month.
b. Monthly Building Permit Report—Frank read aloud six building permits issued this past month.
c. Update on November 28, 2016 Ordinance review (Access Control Ordinance & An Ordinance Regarding Road Right-of-Ways—Action will be taken on these ordinances later tonight—Frank explained that the board met to discuss the updating of the Access Control Ordinance and a new ordinance; Use and Occupancy of Public Right-of-Ways.
d. Recount - November 8, 2016 Election Update—The Clerk reported that the recent recount went well with no problems for the Town of Lamartine.
e. Set Caucus Date—Frank moved seconded by Bruce to set the Caucus date for Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 1:00 Pm at the Lamartine Municipal Building Meeting Room, N5269 Schaefer Drive in the Town of Lamartine.

a. Board Action on the updated Access Control Ordinance—Bruce moved that Sub-Divisions be allowed to concrete to the connection point for private driveways using the language in the Town of Fond du Lac’s Access Control Ordinance for sub divisions only. The motion died due to lack of a second for the motion. After much discussion, Roger moved for adoption of the Access Control Ordinance with one minor change of language to be approved by the town attorney under “Severability” at the end of this ordinance. Frank seconded the motion. Let the record show that three voice votes were cast with the following results: Frank Bartzen—YES, Roger Grade—YES and Bruce Rhode—NO. Motion carried 2-1.
b. Update: Thomaswood Court driveway paving matter—Discussion took place regarding an ongoing matter of concrete paving of a driveway on Thomaswood Court. The property owner paved his driveway with concrete to the town road which is not allowed. (Please see minutes from the November 14, 2016 Town Board meeting for more information). After much discussion and arguing; Bruce moved that Mullenbach cut the concrete back three feet from the road edge, 3-feet back toward the property and blacktop or compact gravel be used in place of the cut out concrete. Roger seconded the motion to advance discussion on the motion. Motion was taken off the table. Frank move to request Mr. Mullenbach to remove 10-feet of concrete from the edge of the road back toward the property. If this concrete removal is done by May 1st fines will be waived. Mr. Mullenbach must notify the Board by the January Town Board meeting if he will agree to the 10-ft removal of concrete. There will be no more fines imposed during this waiting period from Nov. 14 to the January 9, 2017 meeting. Bruce seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0. Frank informed Mr. Mullenbach that he must notify the board by the January board meeting of his decision. Chris Mullenbach immediately informed the board that he would have the concrete out by May 1, 2017. Frank told him that the town would have the attorney draw up an agreement to be signed by all parties.
c. Update: Hefty Sign Company – billboard construction / placement on ST RD 23—Frank informed the board that Attorney Parmentier would like the board to meet in closed session in his office to discuss this matter. A date will be set for this meeting.
d. Update: Heimrich Road project—Towns of Eldorado & Lamartine Public Hearing meeting date—The Town of Lamartine will offer two dates to the Town of Eldorado to hold a joint public meeting regarding placing gates to close Heimrich Road for the winter. January 30 or February 6, 2017 at 6:30 PM are the dates that Lamartine is available to hold the necessary public meeting. Frank will talk to Gary Mueller about these dates.

a. Board Action on “An Ordinance Regarding Road Right-of –Way”—Roger made a motion to adopt the Use & Occupancy of Public Right of Ways Ordinance with the minor changes discussed and Attorney Parmentier’s approval. Bruce seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.
b. Plan Commission Regular Member Term Expires for Jim Reitzner January 2017. Terms also Expire for Alternates Marvin Bosveld and Katie Deaver January 2017. Frank will inquire as to interest in being reappointed to this commission. Appointments for these Plan Commission positions will be made at the January Board meeting.

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

Adjournment—Bruce 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

Included with these minutes: Attendance Sign in Sheet


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