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December 14, 2009 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF LAMARTINE
Monthly Town Board Meeting
Minutes Dated: December 14, 2009
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.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Frank then called for any corrections or additions in the November Board Meeting minutes. Mike made a motion to approve the November meeting minutes as presented. Bruce seconded the motion. Motion
Frank asked Greg to give the November Treasurer’s report. The ending balance as of 11-30-09 is $403,143.02. Bruce moved to approve the Treasurer’s report as given. Mike seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.
An inquiry was made about the status of the zoning code update. Frank explained that Warren Utecht recently sent an email stating that he had submitted a copy of the updated plan to the state for their review and initial approval before the town holds a public hearing. Warren would like to hold a meeting with the plan commission to go over the many changes before a public hearing date is set.
REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS:
A. Road Report—The board praised Rich and his plow team for the excellent condition of the town roads during the recent snow storm. The town received an email from the Reporter/Action Advertiser complimenting the town on the condition of the roads also; they received several comments from their drivers on how nice the roads were in Lamartine township.
B. Veterans Memorial Committee Update—Greg reported that the committee has received two more names to be added to the memorial. The committee has chosen a September date for a “Community Day” celebration. The board will appoint a committee to organize this event at the February 2010 town board meeting. The committee also discussed work that needs to be done at the cemetery. Ed Montsma will contact the high school teacher that worked with students to complete work at the cemetery a year ago and see if they are interested in doing some more work in the upcoming year.
A. St. Stephen’s Church drainage concerns—Setting meeting date with Town, Church, adjacent property owners—Discussion took place regarding the churches request that the Town assist with solving the drainage problems. A meeting date was planned for Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 10:00 Am at St. Stephens Church for the Town Board, Church officials and adjacent landowners to meet to discuss what can be done to solve this problem. The Town will send meeting notices to the landowners informing them of this meeting.
B. Appointing an alternate plan commission member—Town Supervisors submitted names to Frank for consideration as an appointee to the plan commission as an alternate member. Frank will speak to a few of these people and make an appointment at the January 2010 Board meeting.
A. Resolution regarding Road Supervisor’s Compensation/Benefits—Mike made a motion that the town adopts the resolution to pay the Road Supervisor $875.00 per month toward his health insurance premiums. Bruce seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.
B. Appointment of Election Officials (Poll Workers) for the term beginning January 1, 2010—The Clerk read the list of poll workers wishing to serve on the town election board. David & Kathleen Stetter, Mike Gannon, Linda Birschbach, Jodi Suprenand, J. Peter Braun, Jeri Bartzen, Armin & Barbara Kollmann, Greg Michels and Mary Ayer. Mike and Frank abstained from voting. Bruce made a motion seconded by Jill to approve the names submitted for appointment to the Election Board for the term beginning January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2011. Motion carried 2-0.
C. Discussion /Appointment of Plan Commission members (Kramer & Grade) two year terms beginning January 2010—Frank will speak to Kramer & Grade and see if they are interested in serving another two year term on the Plan Commission and make these appointments at the January Board meeting.
D. Discussion / decision regarding charging for community room use—Discussion took place regarding the need to charge for the use of the hall. Bruce made a motion that the town charges a $50.00 fee for town residents and a $100.00 fee for non-residents using the community room, beginning with events that are booked after January 1, 2010. Mike seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.
Approving the monthly vouchers and checks—Mike made a motion seconded by Bruce to approve the vouchers as presented. Motion carried 3-0.
With no further business to discuss, Mike seconded by Frank made a motion to adjourn. Motion carried 3-0 and the meeting adjourned at 8:05 Pm.
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