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January 11, 2016 January Town Board Meeting Minutes

Board Meeting Minutes
January 11, 2016

With all notices having been properly posted, Frank Bartzen, Chairman called the January 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. (No one signed in at this meeting).

Pledge of allegiance was recited.

Approval of Minutes from Previous Meeting(s)
a. December Board Meeting Minutes (12/14/15)—Bruce seconded by Roger moved to approve the December minutes as presented. Motion carried 3-0.

Treasurer’s Report—Greg read the treasurer’s report aloud with an ending balance of $1,612,830.68. Bruce moved to approved as presented. Frank seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

Public Comment:
A gentleman from Fondy Sports Complex addressed the Board regarding the town signing off on a sign permit he was dealing with the state. The town needs to verify for the state that the sign is in fact located on commercial business zoned property. This item will be on the February 8, 2016 Town Board meeting agenda.
Frank reported that the town received a letter from the state dnr that they will be working in the township on CR I doing more work to restore wetlands.
Roger commented that the town would be contacted, requesting that a shining ordinance be adopted.

a. Road Report—Frank reported that Rich has handled the snow plowing expertly. There are no major equipment problems. The town is in the process of trying to hire some part time help.
i. Culvert Permit Report--NONE
b. Set date for Special Town Board Meeting to review & clarify all Town fees & Procedures—This item will be put on the February town board meeting agenda with a possible meeting date of March 7th.
c. Newsletter articles are due to Patti or Jill by January 15; this announcement was made.

a. Town Gravel Roads Vacation—Frank announced that a Public Hearing would be held on February 8, 2016 at 6:00 PM to receive public comment on the five (5) gravel roads that the town is in the process of giving back to the owner(s). Ballwanz, Darling, Giebel, Sunnyside and Waldson.

a. Newsletter Policy for allowing Town Residents to submit articles for placement in the Town newsletter—Motion was made by Roger and seconded by Frank that the requests made to put articles in the newsletter would be dealt with by the board on a case by case basis. With that being said the board would approve the submission of an article by Peggy Cleland regarding a community wide rummage sale. Motion carried 2-0. Let the record show that Bruce Rhode abstained from voting on this matter.
b. Board Action – Filing Small Claims Action regarding Towns’ Delinquent Personal Property—Discussion took place regarding delinquent Personal Property Taxes not being paid by several township businesses. Frank moved that the town send letters to tax payers with delinquent personal property taxes (PPT); and authorizes moving forward with small claims action against the tax payer if they have not paid the taxes in full or made a suitable payment arrangement with the town, within 30-days of receipt of the letter. Bruce seconded the motion, motion carried 3-0.

Approval of Monthly Vouchers & Checks—Frank moved seconded by Bruce to approve vouchers presented for payment with the exception of Townhall Software $460.00 to be held until sufficient support is received by the town; and permission also for the clerk and treasurer to pay US Bank Visa, J. Maul and Advanced Disposal invoices.
Motion carried 3-0.

Adjournment—Frank seconded by Roger moved to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried 3-0 and the meeting adjourned at 8:25 Pm.

Respectfully Submitted,
Town of Lamartine

Jill Randall
Municipal Clerk

Included with these minutes: Attendance Sign in Sheet


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