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December 8, 2008 Town Board Meeting Minutes
TOWN OF LAMARTINE
Board Meeting Minutes
December 8, 2008
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 11-30-08 is $442,808.71. Bruce made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report as read. Mike seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.
Ed Haney asked the Board why the new town truck went by his place three times and then the little truck came by and did Michels Drive. He inquired as to why the big truck was not used on Michels Drive. Frank explained that to use the big truck frost had to be in the ground. Ed also questioned the road grader going by two times, he felt this was a waste of manpower, equipment and fuel. Frank will ask Rich about this. Ed noted that he was not saying that Rich wasn’t doing a good job. Frank further noted that only hills, curves and intersections would have sand salt applied. The time spent on the roads this winter would be limited, no more 14 or 16 driving hours in a row.
REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS:
A. Road Report
a. Update on truck purchase—The new 2009 International truck is here and Rich is using it. There are a few minor issues with the new truck that will be taken care of with the company(s). The Town has received the FEMA reimbursement check in the amount of $22,165.54.
B. Update on Cemetery/Veterans Memorial Committee Meeting 12/1/08—The final memorial name roster has been submitted. The roster had 914 names. The committee discussed the memorial dedication to be held May 25, 2009 (Memorial Day). They are considering a parade, social; the Oakfield Band would like to play along with other organizations that would like to be involved. The committee has met 93% of their goal. They recently received a $4200.00 donation. They need to collect only $3758.48 yet. The next meetings have been scheduled for January 26, 2009 and February 23, 2009.
C. Update Animal Siting Zoning Ordinance—Plan Commission is holding a meeting on DECEMBER 9, 2008 at 7:00 Pm at the Lamartine Municipal Building Meeting Room. This meeting was cancelled at the board meeting due to a severe snowstorm predicted. The purpose of this meeting is for the Plan Commission to discuss suggested changes in the ATCP 51 Zoning (Animal Siting) Map. PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND! This meeting has been rescheduled for January 19, 2009 at 7:00 Pm at the Lamartine Municipal Building Meeting Room.
D. Upcoming Newsletter—The newsletter will be coming out sometime near the end of December.
A. Board Action—Plan Commission (PC) Alternate Member Cory Towne—Appointing another in his place on the PC—Bruce made a motion seconded by Mike to appoint Carol Kinyon as an alternate member on the Plan Commission to finish out Cory Towne’s term. Motion carried 3-0.
A. Board Action—Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)—Appointing a local representative for the Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan for Fond du Lac County—Mike made a motion to approve Frank as the local representative for the Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan for Fond du Lac County. Bruce seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.
B. Board Action—Unregistered vehicles on Schraven Circle—Frank reported that the Hernandez property at N6292 Schraven Circle was in violation of the County Junk Automobile Ordinance. Frank spoke to Mr. Hernandez and he asked for permission to wait until April when the snow is gone to move out his sister’s camper etc. Frank agreed to wait until April. Frank also reported that the Winberg property at N6244 Schraven Circle was also in violation of the County Ordinance. Mike made a motion that a letter be sent to Mr. Winberg giving him 60-days to remove or register the two vehicles and campers on his property. Bruce seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.
C. Board Action—Veolia 5 year Contract for Garbage & Recycling Pick up in the Township commencing Jan. 1, 2009 and terminating December 31, 2013—Discussion took place regarding the garbage and recycling contract. Mike made a motion seconded by Bruce to call Todd Metke with Veolia and discuss the terms of this contract and see if the Town could do a three year contract, pay the garbage charges annually but the fuel surcharge monthly. Motion carried 3-0.
D. Set Caucus Date—between the first and last Tuesday of January 2009—Jan. 6, 2009 & Jan. 27, 2009-THE TOWN CAUCUS WILL BE HELD ON JANUARY 10, 2009 AT 1:00 PM @ the Lamartine Municipal Building Meeting Room. The purpose of the Caucus is to nominate candidates for the April 2009 Election for the Town positions of Chairman, Supervisor I, Supervisor II, Clerk, Treasurer and Constable.
E. Discussion regarding appointing two Plan Commission members in January 2009— Dean Birschbach and Chris Newton’s terms will expire in January of 2009—Frank will talk to both Dean and Chris and see if they are interested in another term on this commission.
F. Board Action—Roehl CSM—Frank explained that Roehl was selling off the farmland to Fords and keeping 15 acres with the home. The County has no problem with the CSM. Bruce seconded by Mike made a motion to approve the signing of the CSM.
G. Board Action—Pucker CSM—Frank explained that part of the Pucker farm was being sold to Gordon Pucker Jr. and his brother Jerry. 68 acres of marshland was being sold to Paul Pucker with a 1.828 easement along Cty Hwy C straight back so he can get back to the marsh. Mike made a motion to approve the signing of the CSM. Bruce seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.
Approving the monthly vouchers and checks—Frank seconded by Mike made a motion to approve the monthly vouchers for payment along with approval to pay the Visa bill when it comes and the Casper Truck Equipment invoice. Motion carried 3-0.
With no further business to discuss, Mike seconded by Bruce made a motion to adjourn. Motion carried 3-0 and the meeting adjourned at 8:40 Pm.
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