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January 12, 2009 Town Board Meeting Minutes

Board Meeting Minutes
January 12, 2009

With all notices having been properly posted, Frank Bartzen, Chairman called the January 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 present at this meeting.

Frank led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Frank then called for any corrections or additions in the December Board Meeting minutes. Mike made a motion seconded by Bruce to approve the minutes as presented. Motion carried 3-0.

Frank asked Greg to read the December Treasurers report. The ending balance as of 12-31-08 is $1,290,489.20. Bruce made a motion to accept the Treasurers report as read. Mike seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

Citizen Concerns:
Henry Schneider asked if the appointment of Carol Kinyon as an alternate on the Town Plan Commission (PC) was a problem when Kinyons have land they want to put in for building houses. He inquired as to that making a difference if Carol was on the PC. Frank stated that it would not make a difference that Carol would have to step down and would not be able to vote on her property rezoning.

A. Road ReportFrank reported that there has been a good share of overtime and sand salt being used with this winters weather. The County will no longer sell the Town straight salt only sand salt. Some of the culverts are starting to move. Giebel Road from Forest Avenue Road south the road is breaking up. This hard winter is doing its damage. The Trucks are running good. There are a few minor problems with the new plow truck, but those will be taken care of with the company.
B. Update on Cemetery/Veterans Memorial Committee MeetingGreg reported that there was no committee meeting held in December. The next meeting will be held January 26, 2009 at 7:30 Pm at the Meeting Room as usual. A few donations have come this month. The committee has received 94.8% of their goal and only need to receive $2800 in donations to complete this project.
C. Update Animal Siting Zoning OrdinancePlan Commission is holding a meeting on JANUARY 19, 2009 at 7:00 Pm at the Lamartine Municipal Building Meeting Room. 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 ATTENDFrank announced this meeting and encouraged everyone to attend.
D. Town Caucus Update (Caucus was held on Saturday Jan. 10, 2009 at 1:00 Pm at the Lamartine Municipal Building Meeting Room)Frank reported that all the same town officers were nominated with no opposition. At the April 7, 2009 election, Frank Bartzen is running for Town Chairman, Mike Suprenand is running for Town Supervisor I, Bruce Rhode for the office of Town Supervisor II, Jill Randall for the office of Town Clerk, Greg Michels for the office of Town Treasurer and Harold Birschbach for the office of Town Constable.
E. Attendance at the Upcoming WTA District Meeting at Ripon in February by the Town OfficialsFrank asked that all Town Officials wishing to attend this meeting notify the Clerk soon so they can be registered.

A. Veolia 5 year Contract for Garbage & Recycling Pick up in the Township commencing Jan. 1, 2009 and terminating December 31, 2013. Report on discussion with Veolia about the Town signing a 3-year contract instead of a 5 year contract, etc.Greg explained that he spoke with Todd from Veolia. If the Town does not sign a 5 year contract the price will go up .15 per house per month above what the fire year contract price is. The Town is paying the fuel surcharge for last year and next year 2010 will pay the fuel surcharge for 2009 and so on. The Town will be allowed to take off 6% of the total garbage and recycling bill if the bill is paid by February 15th. The Town also received a quote for refuse pickup from Waste Management which was much higher than the price from Veolia. The Town has signed the five year contract with Veolia.
B. Appointment of two Plan Commission members in January 2009
Dean Birschbach and Chris Newtons terms will expire in January of 2009Chris Newton informed
Frank they he does not wish to serve another term on the Town Plan Commission. Frank will talk to the alternates to see if either of them is interested in moving into this position. An appointment for this
Position will be made at the February Board Meeting. Bruce made a motion to approve Dean Birschbach for another three year term on the Plan Commission. Mike seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.


Approving the monthly vouchers and checksMike seconded by Bruce made a motion to approve the monthly vouchers to be paid and to give permission to the Clerk and Treasurer to pay the Visa bill when it arrives in the mail and the December 2008 Martensen & Eisele invoice in the amount of $1350.00. 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 7:58 Pm.

Respectfully Submitted,
Town of Lamartine

Jill Randall
Municipal Clerk


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