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July 13, 2015 July Town Board Meeting Minutes

Board Meeting Minutes
July 13, 2015

With all notices having been properly posted, Chairman Frank Bartzen called the July meeting to order at the Lamartine Municipal Building Meeting Room (LMBMR) at 7:00 pm. Also present at this meeting was Supervisors; Bruce Rhode and Roger Grade; Clerk; Jill Randall and Treasurer, Greg Michels. Please see meeting sign in sheet for other attendees.

Pledge of allegiance was recited.

Approval of Minutes from Previous Meeting(s)
a. June Board Meeting Minutes (6/08/15) Bruce moved seconded by Roger to approve the June Board Meeting Minutes. Motion carried 3-0.
b. Road BID Opening Minutes (6/17/15) Roger moved seconded by Bruce to approve the Road Bid Opening Minutes as presented. Motion carried 3-0.

Treasurer’s Report-Greg read the Treasurer’s report aloud. The ending balance 6/30/2015 is $565,717.48. Bruce moved seconded by Roger to approve the Treasurer’s report as read. Motion carried 3-0.

Public Comment:
Request was received regarding the Town having the County come in and mow the steep, deep ditches that Rich is unable to mow if the land owner pays half of the County charged mowing fee. Chairman Bartzen said that he could look into that. A concern was addressed regarding branches being picked up in the ditch on Wonser Road.

a. Road Report—Rich is mowing ditches.
i. Culvert Permit Report— NONE this month.
b. Update on Voskuil Property Clean up (Fairview Road)—Frank spoke with Janice Voskuil’s son. They are negotiating with the insurance company at this time and hope there is enough money left over to do the clean-up of the property.
c. Update on Road Bid Opening held on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 @ 6:00 PM at the LMBMR—Frank reported that Scott Construction was awarded the bid for the 2015 Road Projects in the township. The Board choose to do projects #1,2,3,4,5 & 7 at a total cost of $153,346.
d. UPDATE—Fire Dept. STEAK FRY—Held-Saturday, June 20, 2015—Greg reported that the Steak Fry was a success. 342 steak dinners were served. The Fire Department made approximately $5,000.00. It was a very nice day.
e. Update on Discovery of Town trees affected by Emerald ASH Bore—Frank stated that Emerald Ash Bore was found in trees on Forest Avenue Road.
f. Update on Town Insurance Policy 8/2015 to 8/2016—Frank reported that the annual review of the town and fire department insurance is complete. The current value assigned the building(s) is $2,300,000.
a. Update on Letters mailed out to junk ordinance violators—Frank told the board that him and Constable Birschbach toured the town and sent out 6 or 7 letters asking town residents that had more than one unlicensed vehicle to contact the town with the current registration of the vehicle or put the vehicle(s) out of public view. All but two parties have contacted the town with the required information. He (Frank) was asking the boards permission to send one more letter giving the unresponsive parties 15-days more to respond to the town or the matter will be turned over to the County. Bruce moved seconded by Roger that the town sends a second letter to the parties that did not respond and if the matter is not resolved to turn it over to the county. Motion carried 3-0.

a. Board Action—Smith Road Repair—Frank described the condition of Smith Road to the Board as a broken up road in need of repair. There is only one residence on this road. Frank would like to have a contractor put a 5-inch tile in and try to drain the center of the road. Frank will continue to work on what to do with this road including consideration of TRIP funds.
b. Board Action—Possible Fee Increases for Land Use Change Request Applications (CUP, CSM, Rezoning, Etc.)—The Board felt that the Land Use forms language should be updated but there was no need for fee increases at this time.
c. Board Action—Approval for Record Storage at Fond du Lac County Historical Society for items cleaned out of the Town vault—Roger moved seconded by Bruce that the town proceed with vault cleaning and organizing and moving any appropriate records to secure storage at the Fond du Lac County Historical Society. Motion carried 3-0.
d. Board Action—Approval to work w/Town Attorney to update Township “Access Ordinance”. Bruce moved seconded by Roger to proceed with the attorney to update the Town Access Ordinance. Motion carried 3-0.
e. Board Action—Approval to work w/Town Attorney for Development of Town Water Drainage and Ditch Ordinance. Bruce moved seconded by Roger that the Town move forward working with the attorney to develop a Town Drainage and Ditch Ordinance. Motion carried 3-0.
f. Discussion of possible Return to Property Owner(s) of some Town Gravel Roads—Frank stated that he has been looking at five town gravel roads the town may be able to give back to the property owners. Ballwanz .28 Miles
Darling .35 Miles
Sunnyside .23 Miles
Sunny Drive .18 Miles
Waldson .12 Miles
TOTAL Miles 1.16 Miles
There is more research to be done to see if any of these gravel roads can be returned. Roger moved to proceed with research on the five named driveways/gravel roads to possibly give back to owners Bruce seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

Approval of Monthly Vouchers & Checks—Roger made a motion seconded Frank to approve the vouchers as presented. Motion carried 3-0.

Adjournment—with no further business to discuss, Bruce seconded by Frank moved to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried 3-0 and the meeting adjourned at 9:05 Pm.

Respectfully Submitted,
Town of Lamartine

Jill Randall
Municipal Clerk

Included with these minutes: Attendance Sign in Sheet


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